Arnolds Park, IA

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

O’Brien County, Iowa — A Spencer man has been arrested at a Fort Dodge prison and returned to O’Brien County in connection with a December 2020 theft case. Court records indicate that on December 21, 2020 a white Ford pickup was stolen from a Hartley residence. Less than an hour later, an O’Brien County Deputy responded to a report of a white pickup in a ditch near Sanborn, with that vehicle having left the scene prior to the deputy’s arrival.
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Restoration Of 371-Acre State Lake In Northwest Iowa Nearly Complete

(Superior, IA) — After several delays due to the weather, work is nearly complete on the restoration project at Little Swan Lake in northwest Iowa’s Dickinson County. Mike Hawkins is a fisheries biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Hawkins says the lake has “a history of real high turbidity, which means lots of stuff in the water, like algae and sediment — it has a large watershed.” The project began seven years ago during extremely wet conditions and will conclude during a drought. Hawkins says they were finally able to get the levels low enough to kill all the carp in the lake and reset the fishery in late 2020. Little Swan Lake covers 371 acres and is near the small town of Superior.
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Bar haul: Black Mule serves from trailer

EVERLY—Most people who want drinks served at their wedding or birthday or debutante ball have to book a venue with a bar, but with the Black Mule Mobile Bar, the party is anywhere Courtney Engeltjes can park her trailer. The bar-on-wheels owner said she got the idea while looking...

Spencer Police Chief Reminds Public Of Local Fireworks Rules

Spencer, IA (KICD)– Independence Day is right around the corner which of course is a popular time to use fireworks and that has the Spencer Police Department reminding the public of the rules when it comes to the devices. Police Chief Mark Warburton tells KICD News there can be...

Gene Reynolds, 87, of Milford

Memorial services for 87-year-old Gene Reynolds of Milford will be Monday, June 27th, at 4 p.m. at Faith Community Church in Milford. A time of visitation will follow the service at Gull Point State Park. Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford is in charge of the arrangements.

The Medium is the Message

Plastic waste utilized to create unique works of art. It’s estimated there are nearly 2,000 pounds of plastic for every person on the planet. In turn, the worldwide population produces roughly 300 million tons of plastic water per year. One person is taking at least a tiny portion of...

Cultural Continuum 6.24.22 Jesse Hinrichs

It's a very busy summer week and we won't have Cultural Continuum next week so we've go to squeeze some extra stuff in! Jesse Hinrichs from Saturday in the Park joins Steve Smith to talk about a couple of those things: The Big Parade and of course Saturday in the Park. There's no shortage of stuff to do this week either with Downtown Live Friday Night, Okoboji Summer Theatre opens for the season Tuesday, LAMB Arts Regional Theatre wraps up its season Saturday night and there are loads of activities to do outdoors!

Federated Garden Club Bringing Garden Tour Back to Spencer

Spencer, IA (KICD)– The Federated Garden Club of Clay County is bringing back the Garden tour from 5:30 to 8 Friday night. Sharan Erick says new members are ALWAYS welcome – even if you’ve never gardened before. The Clay County Federated Garden Club is also in charge...

Iowa Project Brewing Celebrates Two Years

Spencer, IA (KICD) — Iowa Project Brewing Company is throwing a community celebration in downtown Spencer to commemorate their second anniversary. Co-Owner and head brew Nick Applegate looked back over the first two years with KICD’s George Bower. The Iowa Project has kid’s activities. local vendors, and music...
Lakefield Standard

It was another great Father’s Day!

It is often said almost any male can father a child, but it takes someone special to be a dad. But then, we could say the same about mothers and moms. Maybe that is why Mom and Dad were always Mom and Dad and not Mother and Father. And, maybe that is why instead of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, I wish they were called Mom’s Day and Dad’s Day.