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Slow start dooms No. 11 Spirit Lake


Spirit Lake shot over 60 percent in a 69-55 victory over third-ranked ...
Shannon Pisney came off the bench to contribute 12 points and seven rebounds and Upper Iowa recruit Karlee Grabau had 11 points. Crestwood won its first state tournament game ever ...

Malinda Abbe


Ted and Malinda lived in Round Lake for a short while, before moving to Spirit Lake, Iowa. Ted and Malinda enjoyed traveling, entertaining family and friends and playing cards. Ted passed away November 15th 2009. Malinda Abbe moved into Hilltop Care Center ...

Girls' state basketball: Crestwood books return to semifinals, 58-46


Spirit Lake hit just of 5 of 17 first-half field goals one game removed ...
"Most of us kids that grew up here in Iowa and played basketball, this is our dream. These kids have done it two years in a row. I've tried to tell them to enjoy this whole week ...

Knights of Columbus Regional Spelling Bee Champions


Iowa Great Lakes area boys and girls in grades 4-6 were honored as Regional Winners of the 2014 Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee. The Knights of Columbus sponsored the competition Feb. 15 at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Belmond. Spirit Lake's Sam Skinner ...

Bonnie Lee Baker Bushaw


Bonnie Lee Baker Bushaw, 81, passed away on February 28, 2015. She was born March 22, 1933 in Spirit Lake, Iowa to John Thomas and Maude Elizabeth (Taylor) Baker Jr. She married Jack Clinton Bushaw on August 22, 1957 in Las Vegas, NV. Bonnie will be ...

Video: Behind The Scenes at Indian Motorcycle's Spirit Lake Factory


Recently, Indian Motorcycles and the De Moines Register, released a video showing us exactly what happens inside its factory in Spirit Lake, Iowa. The company’s director of operations, Cory Knudtson, gave us the lowdown on the intricacies in building an ...

Weekly Iowa DNR Fishing Report


Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local ...

Spirit Lake, IA students beat record for longest live webcast


Journalism students at Spirit Lake High School have webcast their way into the record books! At 10:15 Thursday morning, they set the new world record for the longest uninterrupted live webcast. 43 hours straight! That beat the previous record by two hours.

Students Pitch Product Ideas


Students in Spirit Lake are Setting a World Record Students in Spirit Lake are Setting a World Record (SPIRIT LAKE, IA) High school students in Spirit Lake Iowa are trying to break a world- record for the longest webcast.More

$14.9M Home For Sale On West Lake Okoboji


To say the very least, nothing is mediocre. Eric Hoien of Hoien Realty in Spirit Lake, Iowa, has been the agent for this property since it first went on the market a little over a year ago. He says everything was carefully thought out with the help of more ...

Ladybugs found in Spirit Lake


It is almost Lady Bug Time. Let's keep all the real ones outside and put this in place.   Unique, one-of-a-kind designs Lana and Ladybug Felt Plush Toy. Some pieces are small am not recommended for …

West Lake Okoboji Engagement Session – Spirit Lake, Iowa | Tony + Abby


Oh man, time has been flying by!  It’s hard to believe it’s almost March, which also means we’ll be back in Okoboji before we know it.  We’ve had a busy winter booking new clients for Iowa and Arizona…

Spirit Lake High School students fight for a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records


Iowa contractor ordered to pay more than $100K to customers Iowa contractor ordered to pay more than $100K to customers An Iowa contractor has been ordered to pay more than $100,000 in restitution aft…

Spirit Lake edges MOC-FV in battle of ranked teams


SPENCER, Iowa | Spirit Lake senior Alec Henrickson ran off a pair of baseline screens for a catch-and-shoot three-pointer with 10 seconds left in regulation and his Indians trailing MOC-FV, 57-54. Hen…

Spirit Lake edges MOC-FV in battle of ranked teams


SPENCER, Iowa | Spirit Lake senior Alec Henrickson ran off a pair of baseline screens for a catch-and-shoot three-pointer with 10 seconds left in regulation and his Indians trailing MOC-FV, 57-74. Hen…

SKGaleana is Hosting A Pie Baking Contest in Spirit Lake


SKGaleana is Hosting A Pie Baking Contest on… Pi day! March 14, 2015 (3.14)There will be games, Booths, and of course, PIE!It will be $1.00 to eat Pie Games and items at the booths will be separate ch…

Folk dancing in Swan Lake: A first for SPK Iskry


Thoughts of Swan Lake typically evoke images of ballerinas in white tutus cascading across the stage in unison. While this iconic imagery has captured the hearts of audiences for generations, there is…

Spirit Lake punches ticket to state tournament; Heelan, East advance in regionals


Marian Gaborik scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the Los Angeles Kings spoiled San Jose’s outdoor party with a 2-1 victory over the Sharks on Saturday night.More >> Brewer’s 26…

Spirit Lake punches ticket to state tournament; Heelan, East advance in regionals


Marian Gaborik scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the Los Angeles Kings spoiled San Jose’s outdoor party with a 2-1 victory over the Sharks on Saturday night.More >> Marian Gabo…

Staying alive: Spirit Lake earns thrilling victory over Sheldon to advance in girls regional tournament


PHOTO BY MATT HEINRICHS Spirit Lake teammates Emma Dau and Bailee Newman celebrate after the Indians’ thrilling win over Sheldon in the opening round of the Class 3A regional tournament Saturday. [Ord…




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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in SPIRIT LAKE IOWA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status

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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in SPIRIT LAKE IOWA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status

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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in SPIRIT LAKE IOWA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Civil Rights pision

Office on Violence Against Women

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