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Sports Courts at Boulder Beach Now Open

The first concrete was poured May 7 at the sports courts complex at Boulder Beach.

By Susan Thompson

Sports courts that have been in the planning stages for nearly four years opened June 15. The courts complex at Boulder Beach includes one regulation tennis court, with two regulation pickleball courts adjacent. These three courts are inside the same fenced enclosure.

A separate fence surrounds a basketball court that is slightly smaller than regulation size. It features two half courts with Goalsetter MVP basketball systems and white lines.

Cautionary Tale of Lyme Disease Dangers

Elise Huffman died of Chronic Lyme Disease in February 2017.
By Susan Thompson 
It’s tick season in Iowa. In recent years, Iowa has seen a surge in tick-borne illnesses, with Lyme disease topping the list. The Iowa Department of Public Health is warning residents to take preventive measures now, since most cases in Iowa occur in June and July. 
In 2017, 254 cases of Lyme disease were reported to Iowa public health officials. 
That’s up from the 232 confirmed cases reported in 2016 and nearly triples the 87 cases reported in 2010.

Two "Coffee with the GM" Planned

By Susan Thompson

An effort to find new ways to keep lines of communication open between the Lake Panorama Association and LPA members continues in 2018. The first “Coffee with the GM” was held in April 2015. These events provide LPA members the opportunity to discuss topics of interest in a candid, conversational format.

Guest Swans Cause a Stir at LPN

By Susan Thompson 

When two white swans appeared early one morning on the pond on the fifth hole at Lake Panorama National, some people reached for their cameras. But after taking a closer look, it became clear the swans wouldn’t be flying away. That’s because these swans are tied to bricks located on the bottom of the pond.

Lake Panorama Fireworks Update

The Fourth of July holiday brings two types of fireworks to Lake Panorama.

The annual “Fire in the Sky” fireworks display sanctioned by the Lake Panorama Association, and put on by the Scheiring family, will be at dusk on Saturday, July 7. The fireworks will be set off from the traditional spot at Shady Beach. For safety reasons, the LPA Lake Patrol and the Iowa DNR require boats anchored during the display to have running lights on during the show.

Fin & Feather Banquet Raises Record Numbers

Guests at the Lake Panorama Fin & Feather annual banquet and fundraiser visit over live auction items before the dinner on May 12 at the Lake Panorama National Resort. Thirty-seven items were auctioned off.
Plenty of smiles and good fun greeted those who came out to support the annual Lake Panorama Fin & Feather banquet and fundraiser Saturday, May 12 at Lake Panorama National Resort. 
The fundraiser, which helps maintain and improve recreational fishing at Lake Panorama, was able to stock over $12,000 of walleyes, largemouth bass and perch in Lake Panorama in the fall of 2017 due to the success of the non-profit organization.

LPA Annual Meeting Includes 2017 Reports, 2018 Outlook

Emily Donovan and Rich Schumacher were elected to the LPA Board of Directors at the 49th LPA annual meeting May 12.

By Susan Thompson

The 49th annual meeting of the Lake Panorama Association was May 12, with about 100 people in attendance. The meeting provided an update on activities during the past year, plus a look ahead at the remainder of 2018.

Emily Donovan and Rich Schumacher were elected to fill two open seats on the LPA board. They will replace Mindy Larsen Poldberg and Charles Schnack, who were completing their second three-year terms on the board. Jason Grossman, Andy Harrelson and Todd Hyde also were on the board ballot.