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First ‘Birding on the Green’ event is Monday
OKOBOJI, Iowa — The sight of a line of golf carts driving through Brooks National Golf Course is not unusual. However, the reason these golf carts are out the first Monday of each summer month is a bit out of the ordinary. The people driving them don’t have clubs. They don’t...
April 28, 2016 - 12:33pm
March 20, 2016
Former exotic dancer loses her appeal for tax fraud conviction
CANISTOTA, S.D. — A former exotic dancer and strip club owner who claimed her income from private shows was “a gift” has had her convictions on four counts of tax fraud upheld. Veronica Fairchild, 42, of Canistota and Okoboji, Iowa, who was found guilty in a two-day federal...
March 20, 2016 - 9:29pm
February 14, 2016
Pyle retained to oversee Inn at Okoboji
ARLINGTON, Texas — DePalma Hotels & Resorts, operator of the Inn at Okoboji, announced last week that it has retained Arnolds Park veteran and Okoboji Tourism Board Director Scott Pyle to oversee its ongoing management and capital improvements at the Inn. “Scott brings a tremendously...
February 14, 2016 - 7:53pm
February 9, 2016
Okoboji Summer Theatre announces 2016 season
OKOBOJI, Iowa — The Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST) announce nine productions Tuesday for its 59th season. Productions are as follows: “The Spitfire Grill,” musical, rated PG, June 14-19; “A Murder Is Announced,” mystery, PG, June 21-26; “There Goes the Bride,” farce, PG,...
February 9, 2016 - 8:33pm
January 26, 2016
Okoboji Winter Games begin Thursday
OKOBOJI, Iowa — Want to see more folks dive into freezing water? One week after Worthington’s Deep Freeze Dip, a Polar Plunge event will...
January 26, 2016 - 8:16pm
January 10, 2016
Applications due for Artisans Road Trip
OKOBOJI, Iowa — The 13th annual Artisans Road Trip (A.R.T.) is looking for artists for the coming year. Deadline for applications is Jan. 15. All disciplines and mediums are accepted — painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry, fabric, wood, photography, pottery and more....
January 10, 2016 - 7:41pm
June 30, 2015
Iowa prep softball: Sibley-Ocheyedan falls a couple hits short
MILFORD, Iowa — Twice Sibley-Ocheyedan had a chance to do some major damage Tuesday with the bases loaded and only one out. Okoboji escaped...
June 30, 2015 - 11:22pm
June 11, 2015
Summer adventures planned on Okoboji stage
OKOBOJI, Iowa — Summer calls for outdoor adventures and activities, but this summer the adventures will start at the Okoboji Summer Theatre, which will open Tuesday for its 58th season. The theatre will produce nine different adventurous shows this summer. The first, “On Thin...
June 11, 2015 - 8:11pm
April 17, 2015
OST voucher booklets now available
OKOBOJI, Iowa — Okoboji Summer Theatre discount voucher booklets are now on sale at Northwest Bank locations in Spirit Lake, Arnolds Park and Milford, Iowa, and Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The booklets offer a savings off box...
April 17, 2015 - 9:45pm
January 28, 2015
Okoboji chess tourney a success
OKOBOJI, Iowa — For the past nine years, Jodene Kruse of Sibley, Iowa, has organized a chess tournament for the Okoboji Winter Games. In previous years, scholastic chess teams from Mountain Lake, Estherville, Iowa, and Garretson, S.D., have participated, with player turnout in the...
January 28, 2015 - 8:01pm
January 19, 2015
Ice pushes some winter games events off Iowa Great Lakes
ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — The varying thickness of ice on the Iowa Great Lakes is sending some of the University of Okoboji Winter Games to dry land this weekend. Ice conditions on the lakes are so variable this winter that no vehicle traffic is recommended on the lakes. Organizers...
January 19, 2015 - 10:04pm
December 22, 2014
Prep girls basketball: Sibley-Ocheyedan tests unbeaten Okoboji
SIBLEY, Iowa — On paper, Monday night’s Siouxland Conference matchup between Sibley-Ocheyedan and Okoboji looked like a coomplete mismatch. The...
December 22, 2014 - 11:39pm
October 2, 2014
Data: Oct. 2, 2014
Accidents OKOBOJI, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol responded to a car-deer crash at 7:32 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of U.S. 71 (Okoboji Avenue) and 230th Street. The driver of the vehicle was southbound on U.S. 71 when it collided with a deer that was running east across...
October 2, 2014 - 7:20pm
September 7, 2014
Juveniles arrested in connection with burglaries
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office made several arrests over the weekend in connection with burglaries that occurred in Okoboji, Center Lake and Spirit Lake on the night of Aug. 23. According to the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, upon further investigation...
September 7, 2014 - 8:56pm
July 17, 2014
Okoboji is ready to host RAGBRAI
OKOBOJI, Iowa — While Okoboji and the Iowa Great Lakes are always popular tourist destinations in the summer, the area expects to receive an influx of new visitors Sunday thanks to The Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). The overnight stay at...
July 17, 2014 - 9:20pm