A ‘marvelous’ opening for the Okoboji Summer Theatre

The Okoboji Summer Theatre kicked off its 55th season with a musical opener on Tuesday, June 12 with “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” Act one incorporates many of our favorite pop songs from the 1950s, as four young singers entertain their classmates at Springfield High’s 1958 senior prom. Songs include “Mr. Sandman,” “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” and Sincerely.” In act two, … Read more

Get Creative – bring out your inner artist

Iowa Great Lakes area is often considered a cultural center for artists and art enthusiasts. Not only can you shop for art throughout the region, but a handful of local establishments also offer the opportunity to find your inner artist and create your own masterpiece. Art on 16th Art on 16th tags itself as “your … Read more

Pearson Lakes Art Center hosts annual fundraiser

The Pearson Lakes Art Center held its annual June Celebrate the Arts Benefit on Saturday, June 2, 2012. The event saw a record attendance this year with approximately 250 supporters. The evening began with butler-passed savory hors d’oeuvres, sponsored by Sackett & Sims-Taylor Law Offices as well as a complimentary bar, sponsored by Liz Sandy, Realtor. … Read more

Okoboji Yacht Club kicks off 80th season

The Okoboji Yacht Club kicked off its 80th season on Friday, June 1 with it’s first Friday social of the season. The current Okoboji Yacht Club is located on South Manhattan Beach. The yacht club leases the facility from the Okoboji Sailing School. Construction started on the current sailing facility in September, 1997 and was … Read more

Update on the Asian Carp Situation

Mike Hawkins – DNR Fisheries Bureau Biologist – has provided the following information as an update on the Asian Carp situation: Sampling Our staff continue to aggressively sample our lakes and the Little Sioux River for Asian carp. In fact, our team, with help from the Aquatic Invasive Species staff from Boone, electro-fished two stretches … Read more

DNR Issues update on Asian carp situation

Mike Hawkins, Fisheries Management Biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, issued an update this week on the Asian carp situation in the Iowa Great Lakes. Following are his findings: The commercial angler has been keeping our office updated on catch each day they work on the area lakes and are required to provide … Read more