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Teen Passenger Dies After Accident In Side-By-Side UTV Owned By Orange City Man

Spirit Lake, Iowa– One teen was killed and one was injured after a side-by-side UTV accident near Spirit Lake on Sunday, August 7, 2022. The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:30 p.m., a 14-year-old was driving a 2012 Polaris Ranger 800 side-by-side, owned by Scott Groeneweg of Orange City, southbound on Basswood Lane in East Oaks North (that’s between Camp Foster and The Narrows on the east side of East Lake Okoboji), or about 3.3 miles up into East Lake from the East/West crossover.
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Judge denies request to restore power to Spencer Trailer Court

SPENCER, Iowa — A mobile home park in northern Iowa will not have its power turned back on. A judged denied a request on Tuesday to restore electricity to the Spencer Trailer Court. The power was turned off in July due to serious city code violations. The city said...

Teen dies after UTV accident in Spirit Lake

DICKINSON COUNTY, Iowa — One teenager has been hurt and another killed, after a UTV accident over the weekend in Spirit Lake, Iowa. According to a release by the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, a 14-year-old was driving a Polaris Ranger in rural Spirit Lake when they lost control, rolled and struck a tree on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 7th.

Teen Dies From Injuries in Dickinson County UTV Crash

Spirit Lake, IA (KICD)– A teenager has died from injuries sustained in a weekend UTV crash in Dickinson County. Emergency crews were called to Basswood Lane in rural Spirit Lake around 2:30 Sunday afternoon where an investigation revealed the UTV’s 14-year-old driver lost control causing the vehicle to roll onto its side and hit a tree.

Bob Schacherer, 79, of Estherville

Services for 79-year-old Bob Schacherer of Estherville will be Saturday, August 13th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville with burial at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Estherville is in charge...

Judge Issues Ruling in Spencer Trailer Court Case

A judge has ruled against the owner of a Spencer trailer court who sued after the city turned off power to the trailer court just east of the Clay County Fairgrounds. The City of Spencer took the action last month citing safety concerns over wiring and other issues. Owner Bill Caskey was seeking an injunction to get power restored to the trailer court. But, District Court Judge Shayne Mayer sites an administrative rule prohibiting dangerous conditions from existing in residential areas. The judge adds that claims by those who are still living at the trailer court about what they say are dangerous conditions due to there being no power don’t hold merit because those residents are still choosing to live there.

Virginia Christensen, 91 of Spencer Formerly of Royal

Services for 91-year-old Virginia Christensen of Spencer, formerly of Royal, will be Friday, August 12th, at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal with a private family burial taking place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Warner Funeral Home...
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Everly man charged with 2nd domestic assault

Following a report of domestic assault on Friday, Aug. 5, from the alleged victim in Everly, the Clay County Sheriff's Office performed an investigation and determined Timothy Curry, 42, of Everly, assaulted his girlfriend on the evening of Aug. 5.

Judge Denies Trailer Park’s Injunction Request

Spencer, IA (KICD) — The judge hearing the request for an injunction to have power turned back on at a Spencer Trailer Park has ruled against the petitioners. The ruling Monday was somewhat of a surprise after Judge Shayne Mayer last Tuesday advised both sides to remedy the situation on their own because researching the case could take her an extended period of time.

Palo Alto county RSVP needs more Pen Pal volunteers

EMMETSBURG, Iowa (KEYC) - There are still plenty of people out there that remember feeling the joy of getting a handwritten letter as a child. Although writing and sending letters may seem like a lost art, the Pen Pal program organized by Northwest Iowa RSVP aims to bring that simple pleasure back to local youth.

Four Iowa Lakes Students Honored as Outstanding Servants

Emmetsburg, IA (KICd) — Four students were presented the Jack Kibbie Outstanding Service Award at the recent summer graduation ceremony at Iowa Lakes community College in Emmetsburg. Eliya Johnson of Coon Rapids, Minnesota was a first team academic all-American, Presidential Scholar, College Ambassador, and student tutor. Mackenna Otte of...

Four ILCC Students Receive Outstanding Service Awards

(Estherville)–-Four Iowa Lakes Community College students were recently awarded the John P. “Jack” Kibbie Outstanding Service Award. Ruth Marth of Estherville, Eliya Johnson of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Melody Kuhn of Pocahontas and Mackenna Otte of Randolph, Minnesota were presented with the honor during Iowa Lakes’ 2022 Summer Commencement Ceremony.