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Hawkeye Point: Request to Visit in Daylight and Note About New Campground Fees

David Covill got this note from Osceola County Economic Development Executive Director Kirk Grau requesting that visits to the highpoint be done in daylight hours since the house is rented and also noting that the new campground by the highpoint … Continue reading

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Iowa Selected for 2015 Convention

Hawkeye Point in Iowa will host the 2015 convention. Hawkeye was nominated by Jim Sutton who hosted the 2007 convention at Timms Hill, Wisconsin. Jim’s presentation included some nifty hawkeye black and gold t-shirts. Convention chairman Nikki Hemphill organized a … Continue reading

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Welcome Hawkeye Point Caretakers Cody and Rachel Wills!

Hawkeye Point Presentation to Governor of Iowa January 2013 We were delighted to see that the Sterler residence at the extensively renovated Hawkeye Point is a residence again and we welcome Cody & Rachel Wills who are the official caretakers … Continue reading

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Get Your Name on the Wall of Recognition on Hawkeye Point

Work by 18 FFA students is continuing on Hawkeye Point. The Highpointers Foundation has contributed $4,000 to the project. Individual highpointers are getting their name on a Wall of Recognition for donating $50 or more.

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Osceola County Inks Deal to Buy Hawkeye Point

Osceola County has signed an agreement to buy 5 acres around the Hawkeye Point Iowa State highpoint. Mrs. Sterler had earlier announced plans to donate 1.6 acres around the highpoint to the county. The new agreement will encompass the the … Continue reading

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Merrill Sterler, Owner of Hawkeye Point (1930-2004)

Merrill Sterler, owner of the Iowa highpoint and one of the kindest men on the planet, has passed. Below is his obituary from basinelectic.com. You can read an interview Roger Rowlett conducted with the Sterlers in August 2003. You can … Continue reading

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Other Privately Owned Highpoints

Indiana – Be careful about the kids and farm equipment. Kansas – The owners have created a nice park. Be respectful! Louisiana – You’re crossing private property as you walk past the church into the woods Michigan – The highpoint … Continue reading

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