Experience the Magic of Jazzed Up Christmas: A Festive Big Band Extravaganza

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and there’s no better way to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit than by indulging in an unforgettable evening of music and merriment. Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 2, when the Jazzed Up Big Band, under the guidance of managing director Rick Ayres, takes center stage. The group…

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Walk Back in Time at the Winchester Store Museum

A hidden gem awaits guests, showcasing a slice of history that once existed in downtown Spirit Lake. Tucked away amongst the trees, a complete rendition of a 1928 Winchester Store is preserved in David and Jane Kruse’s personal collection and can be viewed via private tour. David and Jane have spent four decades collecting and…

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Creating a Christmas Masterpiece

Every room tells a story! Throughout the Radcliffe home, special mementos and pictures are displayed amongst twinkling lights and Christmas decorations. Every inch is tastefully decorated for Christmas and welcomes visitors throughout the holiday season. “Christmas is a special time for me,” said Carla Radcliffe, Interior Designer and owner of Total Design Interiors. “Every year,…

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Bringing a Historic Building Back to Life

Memory lane has Neil Slater excitedly walking down the sidewalk for the first day of school at Arnolds Park. A “park rat” from Kindergarten through sixth grade, he considers his favorite class PE or maybe the one he didn’t create havoc for the teacher. When he was in seventh grade, the school combined with Milford…

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For Your Recipe Box

Dad’s Chili 1 lb Hamburger, browned 1 pkg Chili-O Powder 2 cans Mrs Grimes Chili Beans in Sauce 1 qt Tomatoes, crushed In a large pot brown hamburger, drain Crush canned tomatoes with a fork. These can be home canned tomatoes or store bought To browned meat add all ingredients Simmer This simple recipe is…

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