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Milford Memorial Library News 10-05-23

Milford Memorial Library will be closed Monday, Oct. 9 in observance of Columbus Day. We look forward to seeing everyone at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10.

LOVE Inc chapter looking to start in Dickinson County

The organization Love In The Name of Christ — or LOVE Inc as it is more often called — serves as a clearinghouse or a way to connect those in need with churches or agencies that can best provide those needs, and two local women from First Lutheran Church in Milford are aiming to establish a local chapter.

Tarzan to swing across the Iowa Lakes stage

The Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department recently announced its spring 2024 musical production will be the original Broadway version of Tarzan. Directed by Iowa Lakes Music Professor Carol Ayres Stueven, Tarzan promises to captivate audiences with heart-pumping music and a heartwarming story.

Flu and COVID shots available

Influenza is a serious illness, according to staff at Lakes Regional Healthcare. For some, the flu leads to hospitalization and even death. It can be especially serious among young children, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, heart disease or diabetes. A flu shot decreases the chances of getting the flu, and Dickinson County Public Health is again offering flu vaccination for people ages six months and older.

Community Briefs 10-05-23

Mosher to present at ILUUF

Navigator asks Iowa regulators to pause its pipeline permit request

Navigator CO2 wants to suspend its pipeline permit process in Iowa until utility regulators in Illinois approve the project, according to a motion it filed in Iowa.

The company wants to build a carbon dioxide pipeline system that would transport the captured greenhouse gas from ethanol plants and other facilities to Illinois, where it will be sequestered underground or used for other commercial purposes.

Highway 71 bridge reopens ahead of schedule


Traffic is once again flowing to and fro across the causeway bridge which connects the cities of Arnolds Park and Okoboji.

'The best food in the world is all around you'


Cherry Lane Farm sees big role for microgreens in local food movement

For Calvin and Krissy Thiessen, what began as a basement trial has become a major operation. The couple owns Cherry Lane Farm north of Spirit Lake near the Minnesota border, were they've cultivated a market for microgreens over several years.

Court to hear from Winterfeld after appeal of murder conviction failed


A Spirit Lake man twice-convicted of murdering a Cleghorn resident is preparing to once again make his case to a court in hopes of a more favorable outcome.

Gregg Eugene Winterfeld asked the court earlier this year to grant his request for post conviction relief — a process by which he and his attorney may raise additional issues about the case and conviction after a verdict is handed down. A non-jury trial in the matter was recently scheduled for mid-April of next year.

Replica war cap added to Gardner Cabin Museum space


It has the aura of a historic artifact about it, but it's really a reproduction — the original was destroyed in a house fire about 160 years ago.

U of O Oktoberfest set for Saturday

Organizers at the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce are preparing to welcome riders and revelers alike to the annual University of Okoboji Oktoberfest.

The annual celebration will be held this Saturday and will feature a variety of entertainment and competition.

Iowa Lakes offers Night at the P.A.C.

The Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department recently announced Night at the Performing Arts Center will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Janice K. Lund Performing Arts Center on the Estherville Campus.

This event is free and open to the public. Night at the P.A.C. will feature performances from Iowa Lakes students and community members, showcasing a variety of musical genres, including country, jazz, pop and show tunes.

Rotary members provide grant to support Youth In Philanthropy

The Iowa Great Lakes Rotary Club presented a $500 donation to the Youth in Philanthropy program of the Okoboji Foundation during its recent quarterly giving meeting. YIP member Nora Conover, along with Okoboji Foundation PresidentMindy Gress and Executive Assistant Ali Schmitz were in attendance to accept the gift.

Sirens 09-28-23

Amy Ann Harbst-Baschke, age 50, of Milford was charged with operating while intoxicated — third offense — and failure to use a continuous turn signal at approximately 9:07 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 near the intersection of 16th Street and H Avenue in Milford. She was booked into the Dickinson County Jail at 9:57 p.m. the same day.

Area Library News 09-28-23

Join author James Kenyon for his presentation "Echoes in the Hallways" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 in the Milford Community Center. The presentation will give a historical account of the former high schools of our area. Kenyon mes traveled for more than 18 months to all of Iowa’s 99 counties, and a story from each county is told in this book. Some school buildings are still standing and have been converted for community use; others are gone.

Belken graduates from Buena Vista University

Jennifer Belken of Spirit Lake graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in human services from Buena Vista University in the Summer 2023. Belken was among more than 130 students who received degrees.

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