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Lohse 100th birthday
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Birth: July 18, 2017
Becker 60th anniversary
Henning 50th anniversary
Data: July 24, 2017
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July 14, 2017
Dickinson County Nature Center offers fun for the whole family
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories planned on area summer attractions. OKOBOJI, Iowa — The Dickinson County Nature...
July 14, 2017 - 8:25pm
July 10, 2017
Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Association names director
OKOBOJI, Iowa — The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association has named Cindy Stanbro as its new executive director.
July 10, 2017 - 6:38pm
Science Quest camp coming to nature center
OKOBOJI, Iowa — Elephant toothpaste, soda explosions, homemade slime — Science Quest camp at the Dickinson County Nature Center is going to be explosive fun.
July 10, 2017 - 4:36pm
May 30, 2017
Kayaking programs for beginners offered
OKOBOJI, Iowa — Mark Foss, a kayaker and certified instructor with the American Canoe Association, is partnering with the Dickinson County Conservation Board to offer kayaking classes. Kickstart Your Kayak classes will begin with beginner-level sessions from 9-11 a.m. and from 1-3...
May 30, 2017 - 5:52pm
May 24, 2017
DCNC offering summer programming
OKOBOJI, Iowa — The Dickinson County Nature Center is offering summer programming for nature explorers and young naturalists is focusing on outdoor recreation this summer starting June 8.
May 24, 2017 - 2:52pm
May 9, 2017
Wings & Wetlands Weekend planned
OKOBOJI, Iowa — A Warbler Walk will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday as part of the Dickinson County Nature Center’s Wings & Wetlands Weekend. Ed Thelen will help lead the Warbler Walk with Bryanna Kuhlman at the Marble Lake boat ramp west of Big Spirit Lake for a leisurely walk to...
May 9, 2017 - 4:29pm
April 16, 2017
Earth Day celebration planned
OKOBOJI, Iowa — John James Audubon actually had no role in the organization that bears his name — the Audubon Society — though he left quite the legacy from his intriguing life as an ornithologist, naturalist and painter. Hear all about Audubon’s life and work during an Earth...
April 16, 2017 - 6:27pm
January 25, 2017
Okoboji Winter Games celebrate 37th year; Outdoor, indoor activities planned today through Sunday
OKOBOJI, Iowa — Mother Nature dropped 10 inches of snow on the Iowa Great Lakes by Wednesday morning — perfect timing as the lakes area celebrates...
January 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
January 6, 2017
Program on birding set for Jan. 18
OKOBOJI, Iowa — Birder Lee Schoenewe will help attendees in identifying some of the most common birds in the area during the “Birding in Northwest Iowa” program, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Dickinson County Nature Center. A part of the Birdwatchers Anonymous series,...
January 6, 2017 - 9:14pm
Grandin to speak at 13th annual Lakes Health Conference
OKOBOJI, Iowa — World-renowned autism expert, lecturer, author and professor of animal science Temple Grandin will speak about autism and her life as one of the world’s most accomplished adults with autism at the 13th Annual Lakes Health Conference this year. The conference will...
January 6, 2017 - 9:12pm
January 3, 2017
Nature Tots program offered Jan. 11
OKOBOJI, Iowa — Humans don’t hibernate, so it’s time to get out of the house. Bring your toddler, ages 2-5, to the next Nature Tots Jan. 11 at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji and go for a wintertime walk.
January 3, 2017 - 9:05pm
December 14, 2016
Winter Solstice Hike planned in Okoboji
OKOBOJI, Iowa — Burning a yule log, a yule log cake, yule log ornaments on our Christmas trees, but do we really even know where the yule log tradition came from? Naturalist Charles Vigdal will explain to all those who attend the Winter Solstice Hike at 3 p.m. Dec. 22 at Kenue Park...
December 14, 2016 - 9:12pm
April 28, 2016
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