• Saratoga Springs approves argument for bond to fund rec center | News, Sports, Jobs
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    Saratoga Springs approves argument for bond to fund rec center | News, Sports, Jobs

    Courtesy Saratoga Springs Rendering of a conceptual site plan for the proposed Saratoga Springs recreational complex. Renderings were provided during the Saratoga Springs City Council meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2022. The Saratoga Springs City Council voted Tuesday to issue General Obligation Bonds up to, but not exceeding, $70,000,000. The bonds will be submitted as a question to Saratoga Springs voters as part of the upcoming Nov. 8 general election. If passed, these funds would be used to build recreation facilities in Saratoga Springs, including a recreation center and aquatics center. According to the city’s argument in favor of recreation General Obligation Bonds, the proposed…

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  • Teen summer camp offers outdoor rec, nature learning | News, Sports, Jobs
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    Teen summer camp offers outdoor rec, nature learning | News, Sports, Jobs

    News File Photo A marshmallow browns on a stick at a Hoeft State Park campsite in this October 2021 News archive photo. PRESQUE ISLE — Local teens can spend a week of their summer immersed in nature and science at the 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp at Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle. At the July 31 to Aug. 6 camp, 13- to 15-year-olds, or those entering eighth through tenth grade in the fall, will receive hands-on lessons from natural resources experts in fields such as Great Lakes coastal and fisheries management, wildlife, forestry, geology, and environmental education. The camp, sponsored by Michigan State…

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  • PROGRESS: Indoor sports complex coming to Sioux Center | Progress Rec & Leisure
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    PROGRESS: Indoor sports complex coming to Sioux Center | Progress Rec & Leisure

    JOURNAL STAFF SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — Construction starts soon on a $8 million indoor sports complex in Sioux Center that officials estimate will attract 200,000 visitors per year to the city of about 8,200. The air-inflated dome, a joint project between the city and Dordt University, will host youth and college sports teams, adult athletic and wellness programs and tournaments. The turf will be designed for soccer, youth football, softball, athletic practices, recreation activities, and other multi-purpose uses. The structure will measure 250 by 470 feet with a height of 75 feet. The main entrance will be an 8,400-square-foot building, which will house offices, restrooms, storage, concessions and seating for…

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