When you take a breath in the cold, empty main event space at the Okoboji Bible Conference Ministries building in Arnolds Park in December you don’t smell stale air.

The history of blacksmith work dates back thousands …

Vern and Coila’s served as Okoboji hot spot for decades

Whether you’re thinking of converting an old barrel, or you’ve picked up something new with Wi-Fi connectivity and all the latest tech, using a smoker for a summer backyard barbecue has been steadily gaining popularity for some time. In fact, many folks use them to cook just about anything y…

Thomas F. Agran of Iowa City recently completed a mu…

Wooden boat recovered from waters of West Lake Okoboji

The story of Fred “Dood” Gilbert, “The Wizard of Spi…

Queen II dives into the past with series of cruises

The waters of the Iowa Great Lakes teem with boats of all shapes and sizes during the warm weather months, but there was a time in the not too distant past when the majority of those boats would have been made of wood.

For nearly four decades, families and friends shared…

Remembering the airplane crash into Spirit Lake in 1940 

Rock Rapids brightens up town with murals

Outdoor classes have become a staple in the Okoboji …