Archive for May 2019

Love For Our Iowa Great Lakes

The 2018 plan treated 61 acres of curly leaf with a combination of mechanical harvesting and the use of an aquatic herbicide. 4.25 miles of shoreline was treated. The beautiful clear, blue waters of the Iowa Great Lakes are a summer mainstay for locals and residents! The Okoboji chain is perfect for lounging at the…

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Iowa Lakes Region Welcomes In The World

Residents of the Iowa Great Lakes region don’t always realize the blessing of living in this area. Surrounded by complete beauty and Midwestern values, the area is appealing to hundreds of young people from around the world. Every summer, these amazing young people come from places around the world to work in all facets of…

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Creating Memories for a Lifetime

Arnolds Park Amusement Park Opens for the 2019 Season The smiles on faces and the laughter in voices bring such delight to the observer. This joy seen in the eyes of children year after year is one reason Historic Arnolds Park Amusement Park is an area favorite by locals and visitors alike. Every off-season, people…

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A Day On The Lake

“The Bridge” joins Okoboji to Arnolds Park, over a channel connecting East and West Lake Okoboji. The junction of all traffic – rail, bicycle, foot, auto, horse, and, of course, boat, this area has drawn people together for over a century. One such person was a man named W.S. Wilson. Wilson and generations of his…

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Let Rescue Become Your Favorite Breed

MEET COPYCAT! Copycat was surrendered to us in 2017 and is 12 years old. He is good with other cats yet has a dominant personality. He likes to be held and loves attention. He has had several teeth pulled, but eats well and is very healthy. Adoption Fee: $25   MEET DUTCHESS! Dutchess is a…

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Cyndee’s Cooking Corner

Memorial Day is the official first day of summer for me.  It means picnics, gatherings, boating, and lazily reading a book by the pool. Easy, quick, great taste and appearance is what you will find in the 5 recipes.  Some I created, others were shared.  With these recipes I believe you will have more time…

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Kylie’s Book Nook

Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson Peter Swanson does it again in a big way, so creepy, so shocking. He is the thriller master. Just when I thought this story was as twisted as it could be, it turned in a way I did not expect. It all starts when Hen and her husband…

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Animal House — Celebrating 30 Years

Growing up, Steve Strom never imagined retail sales in his future. The Jackson, MN native went to college for teaching, completed student teaching, and was focused on impacting children. However, when he was in high school, he remembers standing in the middle of the Animal House and daydreaming, “this would be cool to own someday.”…

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Shop Chop A GoGo’s Home Cooked Meals

Merten Shares Tips for Healthy Cooking The intermingling of flavors and ingredients bring warmth to a home and welcome anyone who comes through the door. Who doesn’t love the smell of a home-cooked meal seeping from the oven! While so many of us love a home-cooked meal, the ability to regularly put together fresh foods…

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