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Indians drop home volleyball match to Worthington


Spirit Lake’s volleyball squad squared off with Worthington in a border battle on Thursday, Sept. 22. The Indians fell to their Minnesota counterparts 3-1 in Spirit Lake.

Spirit Lake dropped the first two sets 25-23 before winning 25-23 in the third. Worthington closed the contest with a 25-12 win in the fourth and final set.

GRIDIRON GLANCE - WEEK 6: Indians, Wolves to celebrate homecoming; Pioneers to battle No. 8 Wildcats


EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the sixth installment of a weekly series previewing prep football in Dickinson County. The rankings are according to the Associated Press.


No. 3 Spirit Lake (5-0, 2-0) vs. ELC (3-2, 2-0)

Boji boys crush the competition at Algona; Frein places 3rd


Okoboji’s boys cross country team ran away — literally — with the team title at a meet hosted by Algona on Monday, Sept. 26. The Pioneers totaled just 51 points to win the meet — less than half of the number posted by runner-up Algona (106). The girls squad placed fifth overall.

Spirit Lake trio medals at Algona cross country meet


Spirit Lake’s Brandon Hughes, Katelyn Krieger and Damon VandenBerg shined once again at a meet hosted by Algona on Monday, Sept. 26. Hughes and VandenBerg both medaled for the boys cross country team while Krieger medaled for the Spirit Lake girls.

“It was a huge meet with 20 teams and we had some very good performances again,” Spirit Lake coach Tim Heinitz said.

Pioneers go 1-3 at weekend volleyball tournament


Okoboji’s volleyball team went 1-3 at a tournament hosted by Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Saturday, Sept. 24. The Pioneers defeated HMS in straight sets but fell 2-0 to both Rock Valley and No. 7 (1A) Gehlen Catholic and 2-1 to South O’Brien on the day.

Pioneers fall to Wildcats in straight sets


Okoboji’s volleyball team suffered a straight set sweep at the hands of Siouxland Conference foe West Lyon on Thursday, Sept. 22. The Wildcats topped the Pioneers 25-11, 25-14 and 25-14 in Inwood.

Boji boys dominate at Sioux Center; Frein places 3rd


Okoboji’s boys cross country team dominated the field at a meet hosted by Sioux Center on Thursday, Sept. 22. The Pioneers placed three runners in the top 10 and every runner on the boys varsity roster finished in under 18 minutes at the meet.

Okoboji’s boys totaled 53 points to win the team title over runner-up Lennox.

No. 7 Unity Christian sweeps Wolves in straight sets


Harris-Lake Park simply couldn’t match the firepower that seventh-ranked (3A) Unity Christian put on the court Tuesday, Sept. 20. The Wolves fell to the Knights in straight sets in Lake Park.

“All in all, we played very well considering the team we were up against,” Harris-Lake Park coach April Buss said. “I was proud that the girls kept their heads up and kept fighting the whole game.”

No. 2 Wolfpack too much for Indians


Powerhouse Western Christian was just too much for Spirit Lake in a nonconference volleyball matchup held Tuesday, Sept. 20. The second-ranked (2A) Wolfpack swept the Indians in straight sets in Spirit Lake.

Analyzing the 2022 August roadside count


Each year, upland game hunters wait in anticipation for the data collected during the annual DNR August roadside counts. I know that I can hardly wait to pour over the document.

As I have done over the past several years, I am going to use the 2022 Iowa August Roadside Survey compiled by Todd Bogenschutz, Upland Wildlife Research Biologist and Hallie Uhlig, Upland Wildlife Seasonal employee.

Autumn ideas for walleyes


Air temperatures were in the mid-40’s last night where I live. They’ll get into the 70’s today, and, for the next few weeks, we’ll see those ranges daily. Birds and butterflies are starting to move south and all across walleye country, anglers who like to catch walleyes are starting to get excited. If you live in an area where walleyes live, here's how you can get in on that action.

Don’t let that fish of a lifetime get away

For anglers, preparation and expectation can make all the difference.

This created an opportunity to re-create habitat on the spoil site by planting native trees and vegetation on the dredge material, and aquatic plants along the edge of the new deeper water. The aquatic plants were wrapped in protective cages to prevent carp, muskrats and other fish and wildlife from uprooting them.

Iowa DNR to host public meetings on Chronic Wasting Disease

Editor’s note: Even though chronic wasting disease has not been identified in our area, it is important that the public keep up on where infected deer have been found. This DNR release discusses three upcoming meetings and at the end provides a link to learn more about chronic wasting disease.


THE PACK IS BACK: Harris-Lake Park football squad delivers decisive home win over St. Edmond


Harris-Lake Park’s football team weathered several storms Friday night, but the Wolves never flinched in a district home win over Fort Dodge St. Edmond. The Wolves topped the Gaels 63-34 in Lake Park, securing a third consecutive victory to improve to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in district play.

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