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August 4, 2010
Voss captured history as WWII soldier
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Vernon Voss is a real sharp shooter. And he ain't bad with a rifle, either. As a corporal in the 33rd Infantry Division...
August 4, 2010 - 9:33pm
July 6, 2010
Drug arrest in Spirit Lake
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Four people were arrested Saturday in Spirit Lake after an anonymous tip regarding illegal drug activity led authorities to an apartment on 18th Street. Caleb Lee Reed, 19, of Graettinger, Iowa, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia...
July 6, 2010 - 10:23pm
June 29, 2010
Missing boater's body found at Lake Okoboji
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- The body of a man who jumped into West Lake Okoboji was recovered Monday afternoon approximately 24 hours after he went missing, according to the Dickinson County Sheriff's Officer. Chad Lenz, 30, of Carroll, Iowa, jumped into the water from a boat to retrieve...
June 29, 2010 - 9:02pm
June 2, 2010
Brief: Spirit of Harmony gets high honors
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- The Spirit of Harmony Chorus was awarded first place in the A division and second place overall in the Sweet Adelines International Region 6 competition recently in Winnipeg, Canada. The 27-member chorus from northwest Iowa also had the third highest score earned...
June 2, 2010 - 8:47pm
May 28, 2010
Brief: Home and building show is June 12-13
SPIRIT LAKE. Iowa -- The Home Builders Association of Northwest Iowa Parade of Homes and Building Products Show will be June 12-13. Included in the featured homes this year are new lake shore dwellings, affordable custom-built options and two "Builders Showcase" homes. Along with...
May 28, 2010 - 9:56pm
May 11, 2010
Investigation nets 17 arrests in Iowa
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Many facts of the case were kept non-specific, but the Dickinson County Attorney's Office and the Spirit Lake Police Department...
May 11, 2010 - 8:36pm
May 7, 2010
Brothers arrested on drug charges in Dickinson County
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Two East Okoboji Beach brothers are in custody after a stabbing led to the discovery of a marijuana grow operation. According to the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, a 911 call was received Tuesday regarding a stabbing in the 25000 block of Teresa Avenue. Mark...
May 7, 2010 - 10:48pm
April 22, 2010
Spirit Lake man to make court appearance for criminal vehicular operation
WORTHINGTON -- A Spirit Lake, Iowa man charged with criminal vehicular operation is scheduled to make a first court appearance next week. The charges, filed last week, stem from a car crash in February. Donny Jay Utley, 49, is charged with two counts of criminal vehicular operation...
April 22, 2010 - 8:26pm
February 12, 2010
Levy provides laptops to Spirit Lake students
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Come August, students in the Spirit Lake Community School District will have a whole lot of laptops -- 1,054 to be exact. But what interests faculty and staff in the district isn't as much the laptops as the academic boost that could come with them. "We're trying...
February 12, 2010 - 12:00am
December 19, 2009
Brief: Snowmobile accident under investigation
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance with an incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon. A female was involved in a snowmobile accident somewhere on Highway 9 east of Spirit Lake. The female was transported to Lakes Regional...
December 19, 2009 - 12:00am
October 28, 2009
Spirit Lake district among greenest
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Students in the Spirit Lake Community School District don't need textbooks to learn about renewable power sources. They need only glance out the window to see them in action. With two wind turbines supplying half the district's electricity and a goal of 100...
October 28, 2009 - 12:00am
October 26, 2009
Spirit Lake district among greenest in U.S.
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today the Spirit Lake Community School District is listed among the agency's new Top 20 K-12 Schools List of the largest green power purchasers among all primary and secondary schools in the country. The district...
October 26, 2009 - 1:45pm
May 27, 2009
Brief: Area students named National Merit Scholarship winners
WINDOM -- Three area students, Brandon Brockshus of Bigelow, Jack Kelly of Windom, and Heather Steele of Spirit Lake, Iowa, have been named as 2009 National Merit Scholarship winners. They are among more than 2,800 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and...
May 27, 2009 - 11:14am
February 2, 2009
GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Trojans pick up decisive win against Indians
WORTHINGTON -- Senior Holli Aggen and junior Gabby Boever each scored 13 first-half points Saturday night, leading the Worthington Trojans to...
February 2, 2009 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
Brief: Woman sentenced for embezzlement
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Margaret Ruth Waltz, a Spirit Lake woman who was charged with misappropriation and mismanagement of government funding between 2000 and 2004, has been sentenced to repay more than $400,000 and placed on probation for five years. Waltz was serving as the executive...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am