10/21/21: Area Happenings & Events


October 21, 2021


UCB joins fight against breast cancer: United Community Bank employees united to fight breast cancer with the American Cancer Society through participation in their UCB Pink & Jeans Days for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. UCB staff members at all five locations joined in the fight against cancer by donating $10 to wear pink and jeans on Fridays in October. In addition to raising awareness about breast cancer, the $500 raised for the American Cancer Society will assist efforts to help save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support. Pictured from left to right: Alicia Norem, UCB Lake Park; Rachel Vanden Berg, UCB Okoboji; Laura VanderMeulen, UCB Ocheyedan; Melissa Helmers, UCB Milford; Dana Kaufman, senior community development manager at the American Cancer Society; and Amy Van Sloten, UCB Hartley.

NWI fishing report

Offshore fishing for bass has been very good lately. The panfish/perch bite has been excellent. Most boat ramp docks are still in. Area lake levels are low, making launching and loading boats more difficult.

East Okoboji Lake: The water temperature was 60 degrees last Thursday. Many anglers have had success with slip bobbers/spoons and vertical jigging and drop shot fishing. Many anglers have observed high catch rates with sorting needed to limit out on various fish. Black crappie, good. Catch is picking up; crappie are moving in shallower an...

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