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Campus News 06-22-22


Fuelberth initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa

Proposed Milford Campus project hinges on airport purchase


An area nonprofit is hoping to purchase the Milford airport as part of a multi-faceted development project on about 225 acres in north Milford.

Eminent domain still public's core concern during Summit pipeline update


Officials with Summit Carbon Solutions provided another update for county officials Tuesday. Kylee Langrell, Summit's stakeholder relations manager, said the company plans to do so at least quarterly.

Visitors celebrate opening of Narrows Preserve to public Saturday


Saturday's early morning showers were a concern for some as organizers prepared to host an outdoor open house from 10 a.m. to noon at The Narrows Preserve that day. However, by 9:30 a.m., the showers were gone, and visitors to the open house were greeted by overcast skies and mild temperatures, fit for informal walking tours of the recently purchased 50-acre tract of land. The property features 2,020 feet of East Lake Okoboji's last undeveloped shoreline.

Sand focuses on equal accountability during local stop


A handful of locals headed to Spirit Lake's Memorial Park earlier this month to hear from State Auditor Rob Sand. The local visit was his second in a tour of all 99 counties in Iowa.

Sand said he feels the job of state auditor is to maintain accountability among the state's public entities in a nonpartisan manner. He also highlighted issues related to Iowa law and potential changes he feels would more responsibly guard taxpayer dollars.

Olthoff awarded PEO scholarship

Shay Olthoff, a 2022 graduate of Okoboji High School, was selected as the recipient of this year’s $500 scholarship awarded by PEO Chapter MO of Spirit Lake. The service organization said Olthoff exemplifies the qualities valued by its members – citizenship, volunteerism and academics. She participated in sports, music, speech, National Honor Society, 4-H Club, Key Club and is active in her church. Shay plans to attend Iowa State University. (Photo submitted)


PEO names Kuiper as scholarship recipient

The Spirit Lake Chapter of PEO recently announced the selection of a $500 scholarship to Kristin Kuiper, a senior at Spirit Lake High School. PEO is a philanthropic education organization, encouraging women to seek their potential through higher education. Kuiper was chosen on the basis of her high school grades, leadership, moral character and participation in high school, church and community activities.

OHS students receive awards at Thespian Night

The Okoboji High School speech and drama programs held the Thespian Society induction on Sunday, May 8. Many students were awarded medals, pins and letters in speech.
There were 12 students inducted into the Thespian Society: juniors Nathan Hinshaw, Alex Koep, Amanda Persson, Anna Petersen and Seth Staydohar; sophomores Emma Graves and Sam Hoggard; freshmen Lucy Androski, Tyler Christenson, Ava Evaro, Trigg Heimdal and Preston Sires.

Klein to perform at Respite Angels

Terry Klein will be performing at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Arnolds Park. Klein performs retro classic rock and roll as well as classic country. Klein is a two-time inductee to the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association Hall of Fame. This will be a free concert, and organizers with Respite Angels would like to invite the public to attend. Refreshments will be served.

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South Dakota State names local students to spring 2022 dean's list

South Dakota State recently announced the names of the undergraduates who have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2022 semester. Local students included:

Area schools participate in growing Iowa’s educator talent pipeline


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Tyler Matthew Cook, age 27, of Spirit Lake was charged with possession of a controlled substance — second offense — at approximately 6:49 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 in the 2300 block of Highway 71 in Spirit Lake, and he was booked into the Dickinson County Jail at 7:39 p.m. the same day. A criminal complaint said Cook was in possession of methamphetamine and had previously been convicted on Oct. 2, 2019, of possessing a controlled substance.

County ballots cast: Rowley, Leupold overcome GOP primary opponents


Voters in Dickinson County made their voices heard during Tuesday's primary election. The day saw about a 15 percent turnout among local voters, and candidates seeking offices from the county-level up to Congress earned votes from area residents. A number of state and county candidates went unchallenged in this month's primary, but will face opponents come the general election in November.

Locals choose Leupold as GOP supervisor candidate

What lies beneath: Gardner site mapped for upcoming state dig


Before improvements are made to the Gardner Cabin Museum in Arnolds Park, organizers want to see whether there are any historical artifacts buried on the lot. And, before they can do that, they need to know where to look.

Francis Sites wetland partners showcase project for Sec. of Ag


It's been more than a decade since local government officials started looking to address problematic water drainage in the Francis Sites neighborhood, but Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig said it's hard to deny the results. Naig paid a visit to the wetland on May 31 and toured the site with project organizers, engineers and other officials.

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