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Denison Aquatic Fun Center celebrates 20th birthday this summer by Gordon Wolf Special events are planned to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Denison Aquatic Fun Center this summer. Events include: Š Sunday, June 20, Father’s Day: The first 20 fathers admitted free Š Wednesday, June 30: 20th birthday party from 2 to 5 p.m. – In Kahoots will spin tunes, with deck games and water games planned

Š Wednesday, July 7: Family night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Š Thursday, July 15: Mini-golf tournament, 7 p.m. Š Sunday, August 1: Honoring moms – first 20 moms admitted free Along with the special events, the Denison Aquatic Fun Center, located at 710 North 16th Street, continues to be a place where children and adults can have fun swimming and playing in the water, but it offers much more than that.

The outdoor pools, children’s pool, mini-golf and sand volleyball court are open through August 17. Hours for all pools and facilities are from 1 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Additionally, the indoor pool is open from 5 to 7 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. AQUATIC . . . Page 3



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The following are some features of the aquatic center. Indoor pool Š Water is heated to 86 degrees in this six-lane pool. Š Two laps lanes are open all the time. Additional lap lanes are open in the early morning, midmorning and at night. Š Other features include water basketball, water volleyball, a tot dock area for young children, a sauna and a whirlpool heated to 103 degrees. Š The pool offers easy access with steps going into the water, and there’s also a hydraulic lift that people can use, if needed, to get into the pool or the whirlpool. Š The indoor pool ranges from three feet to 10 feet deep. Š You don’t have to swim to enjoy the indoor pool. Some adults use only the sauna and whirlpool. Š A phone is provided for children to call their parents. Š For their security, people may bring their own padlocks or can rent one from the pool office for

Outdoor pool Š Children and adults alike have easy access to the water through a zero elevation entry off the sunning beach. Š The maximum depth is 12 feet at the diving end. The outdoor pool features a one-meter board. Š Water is heated to 75-80 degrees, but on warm summer days the heater is turned off and the pool staff lets the sun do the work. Š Perhaps the most popular features for children are the two 150-foot slides that empty into a separate catch pool. Š The children’s pool features five bubbly geysers; a slide in the shape of a frog, called “Freddie the Frog;” and a mushroom fountain. There’s also a shaded area. The children’s pool is gated. Mini-Golf This fun activity is included with the admission. The 18-hole course is great for children and adults of all ages. Sand volleyball This area allows people

to get up a team and challenge others to a rousing game, and then cool off in the pool. Like mini-golf, use of the sand volleyball area is also included with admission. Concessions The aquatic center staffs a concession stand that can be accessed from indoors and outdoors. Water exercises and swimming lessons People can also use the indoor pool at aquatic center for some serious workouts. Water exercise classes are offered from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday; 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 5:15 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The exercise classes are taught by a water exercise instructor. Red Cross swimming lessons are offered for people ages six months through adult. Session I is from June 21-July 1. Session II is from July 12-22. The fee is $22 per child and $25 per adult. Classes are taught by certified Water Safety Instructors. Infant and Toddler




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classes are taught for children ages six months to three years. Preschool classes are for children ages 4-5 and prepares preschoolers for Levels I and II. Swim team A summer swim team is also offered. The swim team season begins June 1 and lasts until July 10. Home swim meets are scheduled for June 8 against Carroll, June 15 against Manning, June 24 against Sac City and July 6 against Jefferson. The indoor pool closes to the public at 4:50 p.m. and the outdoor pool closes at 6:30 p.m. on home meet days. Away meets are June 10 at

Guthrie Center, June 17 at Perry, June 22 at Glidden, June 29 at Coon Rapids and July 1 at Southern Cal. Other details Water Safety Instructor (WSI) classes are also taught at the aquatic center. Aquatics Director Patti K. Boettger is certified to teach WSI. The WSI classes draw people from throughout the region. The Denison Aquatic Fun Center employs American Red Cross certified lifeguards. Lifeguards train all summer and have staff meetings every two weeks (once a month during the winter). Guards also train before their shift.

For people’s safety, water is tested every two hours and once a month a water sample is sent to the Iowa Department of Health. The pools are designed for water efficiency. Other than water that evaporates and is splashed out of the pool, all water is recycled through a large outdoor pump room. In order to keep the Aquatic Fun Center fun, and for safety, there are rules to follow. One paramount rule is that all children age six years and younger must be accompanied by a person 13 years old or older, in and out of the water, and at arm’s length from the child. Boettger explained that each lifeguard has his or her own zone to scan, and it may take 60-90 seconds to scan a zone. If a young child goes under the water, he or she could be under for several seconds before the guard scans that area of the zone again. “We have trained lifeguards, but they can’t have their eyes on every person in the pool at the same time,” Boettger stated.

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Yellow Smoke Park (located east of Denison) 61 sites, all supplied with electricity and water Two open shelters, and the enclosed “Lookout” shelter Cabins Swimming beach and 40-acre lake Paved trail for walking or biking Nelson Park (located six miles northwest of Dow City) Tent Hill: 10 sites, tents only Beach: 10 electric sites Boat ramp: 10 non-electric sites Modern: 54 modern sites on the hill (38 electric and 16 non-electric) Total: 48 electric sites, 36 non-electric sites divided among the four areas Two large, one medium, and one small open shelter are available, the three largest can be reserved.

Camping fees and shelter rental rates Š At Yellow Smoke Park, all sites $16 Š At Nelson Park, $15 per night for electric, $12 per night for non-electric Š Cabin rental rate is $60, plus $3 excise tax Š Camping reservations are not accepted Š Open shelters: $35, except the medium-sized shelter at Nelson Park which rents for $20 Š Enclosed “Lookout” shelter at Yellow Smoke: $75 rental plus a refundable $200 cleaning deposit Š Open shelters are available on a first-come, firstserved basis unless they are marked as reserved. Š To make shelter reservations, contact the Crawford County Conservation Board office at the Courthouse by calling 712-263-2748 Campground hosts Campground hosts are available to answer questions from the public, help with registration, offer assistance setting up camp sites, help keep the campground clean and keep restrooms supplied. Š Yellow Smoke Park: Mark and Pat Kirby of Denison Š Nelson Park: Ken and Judy Christensen of Dow City or Tim and Patty Malone of Dow City Changes for 2010 Sixteen new fire rings with grills will be installed at the Yellow Smoke campground purchased with funds from a Crawford County Community Foundation grant. Electrical upgrades are in the works for Nelson Park. An Independence Day celebration is planned to take

place at Yellow Smoke Park on Saturday, July 3. Family friendly events are planned throughout the day and fireworks will take place at 10 p.m. The festivities are being presented by the Denison Tourism Board. Fishing in Crawford County Mid-May through the June 15 will offer some of the best fishing at Crawford County’s ponds and lakes because fish are active the water is warming up. Later in the season, fish are more difficult to catch because they reside deeper in the water where it is cooler. Oxygen levels also play an important role. Fishing licenses are required for all resident anglers 16 and older when fishing at public and private waterways in Iowa. Many retailers offer the licenses for sale at the cost of $17.50, season-long; $12, seven-day; or $8, one day. Free Fishing Days in 2010 for Iowa residents are Friday, June 4 through Sunday, June 6. Catfish: available at Yellow Smoke park, which is stocked every other year by the Iowa DNR with approximately 4,000 eight-inch catfish. Nelson Park is also stocked with about 1,200 catfish each year. Baits: night

crawlers, chicken or beef liver, and commercial stink bait. Bluegill: good size bluegill are available throughout the month of June for the best fishing and reproduce naturally in the lakes. Baits: small worm on a small hook. Bass: legal size is 15 inches and many anglers are catching legal or undersized fish. Baits: artificial lures that mimic a minnows, frogs, tadpoles, or crayfish; minnows; and night crawlers. Fishing areas Š Yellow Smoke Park, east of Denison – 40-acre lake. Fish for large-mouth bass, catfish, bluegill, crappie and white bass. Š Nelson Park, six miles northwest of Dow City – 11acre lake. Fish for large-mouth bass, catfish, bluegill and crappie. Š Ahart Rudd natural resource area, two miles southwest of Dow City – 7-acre pond. Fish for bluegill and bass. Š Newcom Dale Riggleman natural resource area, four miles northeast of Deloit – 7-acre pond. Fish for bluegill and bass. Š All areas are electric motors only.

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July 3, a day of fun under the sun at Yellow Smoke Park The Denison Tourism Board has planned a day of fun on Saturday, July 3, at Yellow Smoke Park east of Denison. From a 5K run in the morning to a spectacular fireworks display at 10 p.m., the July 3 celebration has something for every member of the family. The schedule of events includes: Š Firecracker 5K run and 2 Mile Run/Walk: Registration at 6:30 a.m., race begins at 7:30 p.m. at the beach house. Š Izaak Walton League (Clarence Bartlett Chapter) Fishing Tournament: Registration at 8 a.m. at the boat dock, tournament from 8 to 11 a.m., and weigh-in at the east side of the shelter house. For children under the age of 16. Awards given to age groups based on fish caught. Door prizes awarded. Hot dogs, pop and chips available to participants after weigh-in. Š Sandcastle Contest: For children ages 12 and under, begins at 1 p.m. at the Yellow Smoke Lake beach. Awards presented for tallest, longest, prettiest and most unique castles. Divisions for children 0-3, 46 and 7-12. All participants will receive an award. Š Sand Volleyball Tournament: Registration at 2:30 p.m., tournament begins at 3 p.m. at the east end of the beach. Entry fee $50 per six-member team (at least two members must be women). Teams that don’t pre-register by June 16 are not guaranteed a shirt. Cash awards of $75 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Š “Sink or Float” Cardboard Boat Race: Registration at 4 p.m., boat judging at 4:30 p.m., race begins at 5 p.m., at west end of beach. Use your ingenuity and duct-taping and gluing skills to construct a boat from cardboard. Boats may be propelled by paddles or oars; no sales, motors, paddlewheels, poles or help from anyone outside the boat crew. Crews must consist of at least two people who must be inside the boat. Participants must wear Coast Guard approved life preservers and wear sneakers or appropriate water shoes. Entry fee $15 per boat if postmarked by June 16. A deposit of $10 is included in the registration and will be refunded upon satisfactory removal of all cardboard. Awards given in speed races for Kid’s Challenge (open to children under 15) and Free-for-All (open to all); most outrageous design; and most spectacular sinking. Examples of a constructed boat on display at Crawford County Trust & Savings Bank, Bank Iowa and Cronk’s Café. Š Western Stampede Carnival and Crafts: 7 to 9 p.m. at Yellow Smoke Nature Center. Kids can play carnival games, make crafts, have a picture or design painted on their face, and spend their tickets in the Western General Store for great prizes. $1 buys five tickets. Kids and adults can view the “Salute to Songbirds” exhibit at the Nature Center. A food stand will serve walking tacos, nachos, popcorn, pop and bottled water. Š Live entertainment by the Road Haus Band: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the beach house. Š Fireworks: 10 p.m. Stop by Denison City Hall at 111 North Main to pick up a brochure containing contest registration forms and a complete listing of rules. The rain date for events is Monday, July 5.



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“Make a Splash – Read!” Norelius Community Library summer reading program starts June 16 Kids who have completed kindergarten through grade five can register now to be part of the Norelius Community Library 2010 summer reading program called “Make a Splash – Read!” that takes place over five weeks beginning June 16. In keeping with the theme, children will explore the world of water – including oceans, rivers, lakes, pools, and the creatures that live there – and water fun through stories, songs, games and other activities. The focus of each week is as follows: Š Week 1 Set sail for the library Š Week 2 Catch the reading wave Š Week 3 Splish, splash reading bash Š Week 4 Ahoy readers Š Week 5 Splash into reading During the summer reading program, hour long programs on Wednesdays will be activ-

ity-filled. Fridays are come-and-go craft days, with morning or afternoon time slots. A reading log will be provided to keep track of time spent reading. Some great prizes will be awarded based on the amount of reading time logged. Best of all, children will be able to maintain their reading levels during the summer; that way they are better prepared when it is time to head back to school. If your child is in kindergarten or first grade, and is still struggling to read, you are encouraged to read with them. This time is acceptable to record in the reading log. Families are encouraged to help their child find time to read. A separate program is available for preschoolers. For more information, call the library at 712263-9355 and speak with Mary.

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Kids participating in Norelius Community Library’s summer reading program “Make a Splash – Read!” will be treated to a variety of water-themed events throughout the summer. Here, Eileen and Mary dress up as Annie Anemone and Opal Octopus for a group story-telling time. Photo submitted

by Gordon Wolf Residents of and visitors to Denison on Saturday, June 19, may think they’ve gone back in time five decades when “Rewind to the ‘60s” takes place. A committee consisting of representatives from the Chamber and Development Council (CDC), the Donna Reed Foundation, the Denison and Crawford County tourism boards and other groups has been busy planning a day of fun events for the entire family. The celebration follows in the same theme as last year’s “Rewind to the ‘50s” events. Events include a parade, a ‘60s display and luncheon, a beach party and a concert by The Fabulous Thunderbolts. The tentative schedule of events includes: 10 a.m.: Parade in uptown Denison. All entries are encouraged. Pre-registration is not necessary to enter the parade. However, the best pre-registered '60s theme entry will win $200. To pre-register, pick up a form at the CDC office at 18 South Main Street in Denison, call the CDC at 712-2635261 or e-mail Noon: ‘60s display, including ‘60 fashions, entertainment

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and luncheon at the Donna Reed Theatre in uptown Denison. The luncheon will be served by Reiney’s Soda Fountain. Contact the CDC for more information and ticket prices. Yellow Smoke Beach Party (located east of Denison) 2 to 5 p.m.: Children’s games and contests with prizes awarded 2 to 10 p.m.: Co-ed sand volleyball tournament, sand castle contest and other events. To enter a six-person co-ed team in the sand volleyball tournament, call the CDC at 712263-5621 or e-mail The entry fee is $25. Prizes are a $25 CDC gift card for each member of the first-place team and a $10 CDC gift card for each member of the second-place team. 2 to 6 p.m.: DJ music 4 to 8 p.m.: Food vendors 6 to 10 p.m.: The Fabulous Thunderbolts concert featuring dance tunes from the 1960s. Dance contests will take place during the concert. For more information on any of the events, contact the CDC office or log onto

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Thur.- Mon., May 27-31 also Thur. - Sun., June 16-20 and Fri.-Mon. July 9-12 - Denison Quarter Horse Shows at the Western Iowa Expo Building at the Crawford County Fair Grounds. 9 am to 9 pm Sun., May 30 - Izaak Walton League is sponsoring a Kid's Fishing Contest at Nelson's Park. Sun., June 6 • WESCO Foundation Golf Tournament • Denison Optimist Club Clarence Chamberlain Flight Breakfast • 127th Annual King Shoot - Polkafest celebration featuring the Jolly Home Brewers and the Barry Boyce Trio at the Five Mile House. Sat., June 12 - MOSAIC In Western Iowa Golf Tournament Sat., June 19 - "Rewind to the 60's" event in Denison Tues., June 22 - The Hospital Foundation of Crawford County Charity Golf Tournament Sat., June 26 •"Relay for Life" event • Steak Fry Fundraiser for Buck Grove Park

Sun., June 27 - Crawford County Master Gardeners Garden Walk Thur., July 1 - Denison Farmer's Market Opens Sat., July 3 - Independence Day Celebration at Yellow Smoke Park Sat., July 10 - Summerfest at the Five Mile House Sun., July 11 to Weds. July 14 - Charter Oak Achievement Days Thurs., July 15 - Sat., July 17 - Cat 'n Dog Days Wed., July 21 - Mon., July 26 - Crawford County Fair Tue., Aug. 3 - Annual CDC Small Business Golf Outing Thur., Fri., & Sat., August 5, 6, 7 - Lincoln HighwayByway (Highway 30) Statewide Garage Sales Fri., Aug. 6 - Denison Job Corps 30th Anniversary Fri. & Sat., Aug. 6 & 7 - Tax Free Hoiiday For further information or to add events to the Chamber calendar, contact Jan at the CDC Office 712-263-5621 or

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Crawford County Events Calendar May 29-31 Dow City Heritage Days A variety of events, including the 103rd Dow CityArion Alumni Banquet. For more information, log onto May 30 Izaak Walton League fishing contest For children ages 1 to 14, at Nelson Park northwest of Dow City, 8 to 11 a.m. Door prizes and trophies awarded. May 30 W.A. McHenry House summer hours Open 1 to 4 p.m. on May 30 and May 31 and 1 to 4 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday through Labor Day. Admission $3 for adults and 50 cents for children under 14 years of age. Located at corner of 15th Street and 1st Avenue North.

p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at the Denison High School Fine Arts Center. For more information, contact the Donna Reed Foundation office at 712-2633334 or log onto Also see the ad on this page.

4-H/FFA shows and exhibits and nightly entertainment. See Crawford County Speedway ad on page 2 for grandstand events. Visit – click on “fairbook” for a complete fair schedule or contact the Crawford County Fair office at 712-263-5306.

June 19 Rewind to the ‘60s in Denison See uptown Denison and the Yellow Smoke Park beach transformed into a 1960s era community celebration, including events and performances. For more information, see page 6, call the CDC at 712-263-5621, or visit

August 6-7 Statewide sales tax holiday Shop at stores statewide to purchase qualifying items of clothing and shoes without paying sales tax. Call the Iowa Department of Revenue at 800-367-3388 or online at

June 19 Manning’s 127th annual Kinderfest Features games, contests, rides, food and the Bill Riley Talent Show in the city park. Events also include fire department water fights, 5K Fun Run and musical entertainment. For more information log onto

May 31 Donna Reed Heritage Museum display Display of World War II related items, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes correspondence from Western Iowa servicemen to Donna Reed.

June 26 Steak Fry Fundraiser for Buck Grove Park Funds go to park improvements. Games from 3 to 9 p.m., steak meal from 5 to 7 p.m. Contact Rashell Olson at 712-263-5557 or Darlene Inman at 712-263-8126.

June 1 CDC Industry Golf Outing At Majestic Hills Golf Course in Denison - a four-person, best-ball golf outing sponsored by Farmland Foods. All are invited; registration required. Contact the Chamber and Development Council (CDC) at 712-263-5621.

June 27 Crawford County Master Gardeners Garden Walk, 1 to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Gardens featured are Steve and Cheryl Rogers, Ron and Alice Reiser, Chuck and Linda Dreibelbis, and Mark and Betty Schwery. For tickets contact Pam Soseman at 712-2636459.

June 4-6 Sherri & Julie’s Dance & Gymnastics Annual recitals at the Denison High School Fine Arts Center. Performances at 7 p.m. on June 4 and 5, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on June 6. June 4-6 Free Fishing Days On all Iowa waterways, Iowa residents fish free. For more information contact Crawford County Conservation at 712-263-2748 or visit the Iowa DNR Web site at

June 28 ICA Beef Masters Open At Majestic Hills Golf Course, Denison, a fundraising event for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. 18-hole, four-person, best-shot golf tournament. For more information about entering a team or becoming a sponsor, contact Ingrid Nesbit at the ICA office at 515-296-2266 or by e-mail at

June 6 Denison Optimist Club Flight Breakfast Clarence Chamberlin flight breakfast, 7 to 11:30 a.m., Denison Municipal Airport. Airplane rides beginning at 10 a.m., weather permitting. For tickets, contact Ed Schau at 263-3898 or Ken Davis at 263-4521.

July 1 Denison Farmers’ Market Open 3 to 6 p.m. every Thursday through October 28. Located on 1st Avenue North behind HyVee.

August 6-11 4-County Fair 75th anniversary of the annual event. See the ad on Page 3 for details. September 23-25 Harvest Days Promotion A sales promotion organized by the Chamber and Development Council. Call 712-263-5621 for more information. September 25 Woodbine Applefest A variety of events including a car show, craft show, vendors, antique tractor show, an archery competition, petting zoo and new this year a Civil War re-enactment and a pet show. For more information call 712-6472550, 712-647-3434 or 712-647-8310, or see the ad on Page 4. Golf Tournaments Summer and early fall To see listings of tournaments at area golf courses, see the Manning-Manilla Golf Course ad on Page 6 and the Majestic Hills Golf Course ad on Page 12. For a listing of more events, see the Chamber and Development Council (CDC) ad on Page 6.

July 3 Independence Day celebration At Yellow Smoke Park east of Denison. Fireworks will be presented by the Denison Fire Department and there will be activities for the entire family. For more information, see page 5.

June 6 127th Annual King Shoot Polkafest celebration featuring the Jolly Home Brewers and the Barry Boyce Trio at the Five Mile House south of Westside. June 6 WESCO Foundation Golf Tournament Open to all levels of golfers. Four-person teams at $200 per team with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Proceeds to purchase a used wheelchair accessible minivan. To register or to be a sponsor contact Starla Webb at 712-263-6141 or go to

July 4 Manilla Fourth of July events Activities include a parade, games and fireworks. A street dance has been scheduled for July 3. For more information, log onto July 15-17 Cat and Dog Days, Uptown Denison An array of sidewalk sales hosted by local businesses. The Chamber and Development Council can provide more information by calling 712-263-5621

June 14-19 Donna Reed Children’s Musical Theatre The Donna Reed Foundation will sponsor its annual Children’s Musical Theatre this year during the week of June 14-19. This year’s production will be “Aladdin.” The public performance will be at 2:30

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Visit Lake View and beautiful Black Hawk Lake by Jane Croll Every day's a vacation day at beautiful Black Hawk Lake in Lake View. In just a few minutes you can travel to the southern most glacial lake in the United States for a day, weekend, week or month. Whatever your leisure time pleasure, you will find it in Lake View. Stop by City Hall, Rail Trail kiosk or Camp Crescent Campground to get a map of the area to plan your days of fun. New places to stay in Lake View include four suites added to Tjaden Motel on Highway71/175. Boulders Inn and Suites at Lake View is located off Highway 71/175 and M54. This 32-room hotel opened in May. Reservations are being taken at both Tjaden Motel and Boulders Inn and Suites. You're sure to pick a spot for a picnic in the park. Choose from Speaker Park, Denison Beach, Ice House Point, Gun Shot Hill, 30 Acres and Lake Arrowhead. If you haven't packed food, stop by downtown Lake View to get some goodies at the food store and restaurants. While you're there, browse in the gift shops for some souvenirs. Lake View's downtown streetscape project was completed in 2009, including new streets, sidewalks, pavers, lights, benches, trees and plantings. Take in the view of Town Bay and relax a little on the two historic Stone Piers built by the Civil Conservation Corp (CCC) during the Great Depression. Restored in 1999, the fieldstone structures provide a favorite place to fish and watch birds. During the April Pelican Fest, more than 30 different species of birds were identified in one Sunday afternoon. If fishing is your sport, you'll want to cast a line for some of Iowa's finest. Walleye, crappies, bullheads catfish, bass and blue gill are hungry for your hook. Claim your favorite fishing spot and try out the floating handicap accessible dock on the north area of Ice House Point. Spot the birds and watch the wildlife. Beautiful eagles, waterfowl, swans, blue herons and pelicans can be seen

from Town Bay, Cottonwood Point and Provost Slough in the Black Hawk Lake area and in the Hallett Pits area south of Lake View. Have a boat? Float it in Black Hawk Lake for an afternoon of relaxation. All sorts of water craft utilize the lake. Boat ramps are located at 30 Acres, Ice House Point, the Marina and Crescent Beach in Town Bay. If swimming is your sport, jump right in at Crescent Park Town Beach, 30 Acres, Sac or Denison Beach. Swim, sunbathe or build your sand castle, it's all in an afternoon in the sun. Take a tour and see the great outdoors. Walk or pedal your bicycle on the Sauk Rail Trail-a 33-mile recreation trail that connects Black Hawk State Park and Swan lake State Park south of Carroll. Another good walking area is the Stub Severson Trail. The entrance is at the base of the Outlook Tower which is fieldstone roundhouse on a hill overlooking old fish hatcheries. A new sidewalk leads to the lookout which is often referred to as the "Witches Tower." Perhaps history is your thing. Lake View Historical Museum offers a unique display of 130 bird species, stuffed and mounted. A restored 1870 log cabin stands on the grounds as a memorial to pioneer families. The museum is open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Special arrangements can be made for visiting the museum by calling 712-657-8031 or 712-657-2220. Be sure to take advantage of a photo opportunity. Have your photo taken with the Chief Black Hawk stat-

ue on the edge of Camp Crescent. This 11-foot historic icon was sculpted in 1934 as a part of the WPA Arts program under the direction of Grant Wood. Now if you're worn out from your day of fun, pitch a tent or park your RV in one of the campgrounds. Camp Crescent in Town Bay is walking distance to downtown and provides a swimming beach, boat ramp and picnic area and Boulder Beach mini-golf course. Thirty Acres, the state campground, is located on the southeast side of Black Hawk Lake. Recently renovated camping spaces make this tree-rich spot a favorite to call home for a weekend or week of congenial camping. Managed by the DNR, this campground offers a boat ramp, a beach, stone picnic shelter and a good stretch of lakeshore. Mark your calendars for July 16, 17 and 18 and plan to be in Lake View for the 57th Annual Black Hawk Lake Summer Water Carnival. Each year thousands gather for street parade, art-in-the-park, mud volleyball, Little Miss Black Hawk Pageant, live music, amusement rides, food court, beer garden and Dragon Boat Races. Plus the one-of-a-kind Parade of Water Floats on Saturday, July 17 at dusk. Call beautiful Black Hawk Lake your home for a day, month or weekend. If its relaxation you're looking for, you'll find it in Lake View-It's a Lifestyle. Visit for a live web cam looking out over Town Bay.

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Majestic Hills offers recreation, challenges for golfers by Gordon Wolf Nestled in the hills of southeast Denison, Majestic Hills Golf Course features 18 holes of challenging yet enjoyable recreation and sport. The 18-hole, par 71 public course is located on Donna Reed Drive, about a third of a mile south of Highway 30. The course blends par 3, par 4 and par 5 holes in a lay-out to take advantage of the natural geography of the area. Many holes have a choice of four tee boxes – for seniors, women, average golfers and low handicap. Depending on the tee box you choose, the length of all 18 holes ranges from 5,072 to 6,417 yards. The USGA course rating

is 67 and the USGA slope is 113. One of the unique features and strengths of the course is that the last four holes are good finish holes, said Tim Kinsey, the course manager. Š Hole #15 is a long par 5, 544 yards. Trees surround the green and the pond runs along your right side as you face the green. Š Hole #16 is a 170-yard par 3. You have to carry the pond, which is a long carry, and the green is small. Š Hole #17 is a 389-yard par 4. The out-ofbounds lies all the way up the side and it is difficult to hit the green on the second shot. Š With 382 yards to cover to make par 4, hole #18 features out-of-bounds

to the right and a narrow opening to the green. Majestic Hills Golf Course has five par 3 holes, but don’t let those lull you into complacency. All of the par 3 holes offer challenges and vary greatly in length. “The par 3s are an integral part of the course,” said Kinsey. One of the more difficult par 3 holes is hole #16 (see above). Š At 110 yards and with a large green, hole #4 might seem easy, but golfers have to face a crosswind. The hole goes back to the east, and the wind is usually blowing hard from right to left (or from the south to the north). Š Hole #6 (157 yards) features valleys. And if

What are the pars?

Following is a guide to the holes at Majestic Hills Golf Course in Denison, Iowa. Hole 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290 yards Hole 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370 yards Hole 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328 yards Hole 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 yards Hole 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482 yards Hole 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 yards Hole 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480 yards Hole 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311 yards Hole 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376 yards Hole 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305 yards Hole 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285 yards Hole 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208 yards Hole 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 yards Hole 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482 yards Hole 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544 yards Hole 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 yards Hole 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389 yards Hole 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Par 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382 yards

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the ball hits the bank on the green, it will roll back. “It takes a perfect shot for the ball to land on the green and for the golfer to get it to stay there,� said Kinsey. The other par 3 holes are #12 (208 yards), and #13 (140 yards). The wind creates challenges on holes #5 and #14 (both par 5 and 482 yards) by making the holes play longer than the yards suggest. The golfer


is often hitting into the wind and the greens sit up on hills. Anytime a golfer faces an elevated green at Majestic Hills, they can count on the wind as one of their challenges, Kinsey commented. Denison is known for its hills, and Majestic Hills Golf Course fills that bill, too. “Golfers definitely have to use some uneven stances,� Kinsey stated,

“and they face some uneven lies. Seldom do I hear a golfer say ‘I have a perfectly flat lie’.� Another challenging hole is #2. At 370 yards, it is a long par 4. “It’s a great hole,� said Kinsey. “It features a steady climb up hill, and out of bounds is to the right and left. A good tee ball is required.� A challenge on hole #8 (311 yards, par 4) is a dog


leg to the right. “You can cut the corner to make it shorter, but it takes a good shot to do that,� Kinsey explained. Kinsey is as familiar with the course as anyone, playing it a couple times a week. His favorite hole? “For some reason I like #13,� he responded. “It’s a par 3. You have to hit across the creek and it has a tough angle from the tee box.�

The hole also features a two-tiered green with a good slope. Kinsey stated a green shot can roll up the green and then roll back down. Cups at Majestic Hills Golf Course are changed three or four times a week to minimize wear on the greens and to provide variation for people who golf the course often. “We’re proud of Majestic Hills,� said Kinsey. “The greens are in excellent

condition and are fairly quick. The fairways are very lush and all stand up well. I’m very proud of our conditions and what we provide.� On top of that, Majestic Hills features a nice golf shop and a beautiful bar and grill. Majestic Hills also has a driving range across Donna Reed Drive. “What we feature nobody else in the area can offer,� said Kinsey.

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