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GAME ONE: Harris-Lake Park opens girls basketball season with narrow loss to Titans


Harris-Lake Park hung with its old Cornbelt Conference rival Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire throughout Tuesday’s girls basketball season opener. However, a late-game run by the Titans was enough to put a Wolves win out of reach, as GT/RA topped Harris-Lake Park 34-30 in Lake Park.

Dominant second half separates Indians and Wolfpack


After opening the girls hoops season with a non-conference home loss to Roland-Story, Spirit Lake evened its record with a convincing road victory over former Lakes Conference rival Western Christian on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The Indians defeated the Wolfpack 64-44 in Hull.

Pioneers open season with narrow loss to Dutch


Okoboji kept the score close in its girls hoops season-opener against MOC-Floyd Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 22, but the Pioneers ultimately fell to the Dutch on the road. MOC-Floyd Valley topped Okoboji 64-60 in Orange City.

Voss, Beck earn all-state football honors in Class 2A


Spirit Lake teammates Tyler Voss and Evan Beck were both named to all-state teams by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association and Iowa Football Coaches Association following the 2022 football season.

Voss, a senior, was a First Team All-State selection on the defensive line after leading all of Class 2A in sacks (14) and tackles for loss (28). Voss was third in Class 2A in solo tackles (77) and fifth in total tackles (85).

Spirit Lake Protective Association receives donation from East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation


At a special meeting of the Spirit Lake Protective Association (SLPA) on Saturday, Nov. 12, Terry Wilts, secretary of the East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation (EOLIC), presented a check for $5,000 to the SLPA in support of the Spirit Lake North Watershed Project, a crucial 195.5-acre tract of land located just across the border (Minnesota side) which became a reality this past May.

Ice fishing is coming


It may not look like it now, but the ice fishing season is just around the corner.  In some areas, it’s already gone around the corner and is pulling into the driveway. Winter means different things to different people. To some it means shoveling the sidewalk and icy roads.  But for those of us who enjoy fishing through the ice, winter brings excitement.   

Safety first, during the shotgun seasons


The long wait is almost over. For an expected 100,000 deer hunters, the shotgun deer seasons are right around the corner and before they head to the timber, it’s important that everyone go through their gear to make sure everything still fits and still works and takes time to review their hunting safety plan.

Fall trout spawn in full swing


Hundreds of yellow ovals offset the brown and green coloration of each female brown trout ready to spawn at the Manchester Fish Hatchery. The splashes of color are signs that trout spawning season is in full swing.

Donated deer hides benefit disabled veterans


Hunters donated 4,183 deer hides to Elks Lodges across Iowa last year, which was a slight increase from the 2021-22 season. The deer hides are used by the Veterans Leather Program to make professionally-crafted leather gloves for veterans in wheelchairs and also turned into leather used for therapy programs for recovering veterans.

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