Sept/Oct 2019

Gathering For A Showdown

The work to prepare for such an event starts months in advance. The representatives from each of the ten counties gather to plan, fundraise and promote the Northwest Iowa Showdown starting in the fall, keeping in touch through email and phone conversations throughout the entire year. It takes an army of volunteers and sponsors to…

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Sailing Is About The Thrill Of Competition

Alexander Brothers Have Eyes Set on the Future The Alexander brothers love the thrill of competition. Their drive for success is perfected against one another, as these three brothers love competing against each other and anyone else out on the water. They have big dreams of sailing at high levels; each race is a stepping…

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Simply Delicious

Summer’s end and the onset of fall brings out the baking maniac in me. It’s time for harvest dinners in the field, tailgate parties and back to school lunch boxes. I have brought you comfort and simplicity for the changing of the seasons. The peanut butter cookies are easy and can be modified to meet…

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Kylie’s Book Nook

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager I’ve decided that Sager’s books should come with a printed warning: Enjoy with a friend or loved one, DO NOT consume alone, whatever you do. By now most of you know thrillers are everything to me. I want to write suspense, so I spend most of my time reading…

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Smith Family Creates Legacy in the Iowa Great Lakes

Okoboji Dairy and Ice Cream Store are From Days Past Life has changed dramatically over the past 100 years. The simple days of milk being hand delivered to your door in glass bottles or 5¢ ice cream cones from Smith’s Okoboji Dairy are from days past. It was a time filled with long hours and…

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Northwest Iowa Bone, Joints and Sports Surgeons

Whether you are an injured athlete or just want to be able to walk without pain, the physicians at NWIA Bone, Joint & Sports Surgeons will do their best to help you achieve your goal. The success in helping patients reach their goals is what attracts people from NW Iowa and SW Minnesota to one…

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Magical Beauty of the Monarch Butterfly

Dickinson County Conservation Board Hosts Bee and Butterfly Festival September 6th. There is something absolutely magical about the Monarch Butterfly. Their indescribable beauty fills the air like orange clouds of fluttering confetti. They flicker through the air, some big and some small. They add moments of color to flowers, gathering and distributing nectar, and are…

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Lake Life Review

The other day we took out a Moke. Two Mokes actually. Does anyone know if the plural of a Moke is actually Mokes or is it something like mouse/mice? Moke/Mike? Who’s Mike? When you take out more than one Moke would that be a herd? Maybe a fleet. I think it would be best if…

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