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Marvin “Muff” Enns

RUTHVEN -- Funeral service for Marvin “Muff” Enns was held Tuesday, June 21, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Eric Patten officiated. Interment was in Lost Island Lutheran Cemetery, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven was in charge of arrangements. Marvin D. Enns, son of...
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Emmetsburg News

Robert “Bob” Jones

RUTHVEN -- Robert "Bob" Jones of Ruthven died Monday, May 30, 2022 at the Ruthven Community Care Center. He was 92. Visitation is Friday, June 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven. Funeral service will be Saturday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the...
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Kyle Rehm, 21, of Graettinger

Services for 21-year-old Kyle Rehm of Graettinger will be Saturday, July 2nd, at 8 p.m. at Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Graettinger. Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home and continue Sunday starting at 5 p.m. at the Graettinger Little League Ball Fields. Henry-Olson Funeral Home in...

Home On East Lake Okoboji Heavily Damaged By Thursday Fire

Spirit Lake, IA (KICD)– A home on East Lake Okoboji was heavily damaged by a fire that required attention from multiple Dickinson County fire departments Thursday evening. Spirit Lake fire crews got the initial call just before six o’clock from 404 8th Street where flames could be seen coming from the lake side of the structure which led to the Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire Department being called in with a fire boat to pump water from the lake to other responding units.

Music on the Water

Annual Lake Affect concert slated for Saturday, July 2. There isn’t much that says summer more than enjoying some sun on the water or catching some great music in an outdoor setting. Damon Dotson’s annual concert combines the best of both ideas into one big, blowout event: Lake Affect....

Milford Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Distribution; Awaits Sentencing

Sioux City, Iowa — A Milford man faces at least ten years in jail and a fine of ten million dollars after he pleaded guilty to the distribution of meth. This week, 46-year-old Justin Haubrich of Milford pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The plea was taken in federal court in Sioux City.

Milford Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

Sioux City, IA (KICD) — 46 year old Justin Haubrich of Milford entered a guilty plea on Tuesday for the charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Haubrich said at his plea hearing that he was involved in an operation that distributed at least five pounds of meth between May 2018 and January 2019. He reportedly received meth from sources in Denison and Council Bluffs to distribute in Northwest Iowa.

Donna Johnson, 82, of Waukee Formerly of Spencer

A Celebration of Life for 82-year-old Donna Johnson of Waukee, formerly of Spencer, will be Wednesday, July 6th, at 11 a.m. at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. McLaren’s Funeral...

Seven for 7: Pitch a Tent

Visitors enjoying the Iowa Great Lakes do so from a variety of vantage points. Summer homes and condos dot the shoreline while hotels and resorts fill up with folks flocking to the lake. Still others prefer a different base of operations for their vacation. For those looking to pitch a...
Lakefield Standard

Gerald “Jerry” Benjamin, 88

Gerald “Jerry” Benjamin, age 88 of Jackson, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jackson, with Pastor John Schuetz officiating. Burial will be following the service at Riverside Cemetery in Jackson, with Military Honors performed by Jackson American Legion Post #130.

Grassley Visits Estherville Pharmacy to Discuss Drug Pricing

(Estherville)--Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley discussed transparency in prescription drug pricing Thursday afternoon during a visit to Estherville. Grassley is cosponsoring a bill that would direct the Federal Trade Commission to hold pharmacy benefit managers or PBMs accountable for unfair and deceptive practices. Estherville Pharmacy owner Andy Spurgin outlined the problems faced by small independent pharmacies when it comes to PBMs.
Sioux City Journal

MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Spirit Lake senior Jack Latham had a hunch about special season

Jack Latham knew from the beginning of the season his senior campaign would be an unforgettable one. The Spirit Lake High School senior — and this year’s Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year — ran a fast time at an indoor meet. He saw how quickly he ran the 60-meter hurdles and later this season, he made history on track’s biggest stage.

Vos: Sheldon’s friendly dentist

Lawrence “Larry” Baldwin started his life in Farmington in far southeast Iowa. His uncle was a dentist, and Larry was intrigued by the dental program. He admired his uncle. Larry and his parents moved to Sanborn where he graduated from Sanborn High School in 1954. By this time, he knew he definitely wanted to pursue the dental field. He attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City where he was enrolled in their dental program.

Comedy debuts to appreciative crowd at Okoboji Summer Theatre

Physical comedy, Italian passions prevail in season opener. The Okoboji Summer Theatre has opened for another season, and they did so with a lively and beautifully executed comedy. Director Stephen Brotebeck proves once again his talent for timing, blocking and physical comedy. The cast assembled for “A Comedy of Tenors”...

Seven for 7: For a Good Cause

Meet and learn about seven area organizations doing good. “Do well by doing good,” advised Benjamin Franklin. And there are plenty of people dedicated to “doing good” in the Iowa Great Lakes. There are a number of nonprofits working to help fundraise, care for people, kids and animals in times of need and so much more.

Seven for 7: Times Gone By

Explore local museums and make history come to life. Many think that history lives in books and possibly in a documentary or period drama on TV, but history is a thing that you can see, touch and explore. The Iowa Great Lakes has much to offer in terms of fun...

73rd Year for Estherville 4th of July Flight Breakfast

(Estherville)—You are invited to start off your 4th of July celebration by attending the 73rd annual Estherville Flight Breakfast. The event will be held on Monday from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Estherville Airport. Lexie Ruter, Director of the Estherville Area Chamber, says the Flight Breakfast is a great way to kick-off the holiday.