Okoboji class grafts itself into Healthy Hometown efforts
The No Boundaries project-based learning program piloted at the Okoboji Middle School this year connected students with the Healthy Hometowns project. One of the No Boundaries groups this year worked on a project to take on food insecurity. The group proposed replicating a food conservation and sharing program that is done at the high school level, and they recruited the rest of the No Boundaries class to assist in the planting of a small orchard of fruiting trees to provide a source of food for those in need.
Read more about No Boundaries and the project.
Estherville Job & Career Fair
The Estherville Chamber of Commerce invites employers to participate in the Estherville Job and Career Fair on Thursday, May 23 from 2-6 pm. The fair is free to all Estherville Chamber Members advertising positions and $75 for employers that are not members, and free to the public to attend and speak with potential employers.
SHS addition wins AIA Iowa's 3rd annual 'People's Choice Award'
The fine arts center addition to Spencer High School was awarded top honors at the American Institute of Architects Iowa's third annual "People's Choice Award" competition. The addition was designed by Cannon Moss Brygger Architects back in 2014 with a groundbreaking in 2015 and completion in 2017.
Spencer City Council hires new Planning Director; approves sidewalk cafe ordinance
The Spencer City Council formally approved the hiring of Steve Hallgren as Planning Director. Formerly with the Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission, Hallgren will start his role on May 13, working alongside current Planning Director Kirby Schmidt until his retirement in June. The council also approved the final reading of the sidewalk café ordinance in Spencer.