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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
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 email@example.com. 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