Sculpture Constructed By SLHS J-Term Students Being Erected At Hwys 9 & 71 Intersection

Thu 11-2-2017

            (Spirit Lake)-- Crews today (Thurs.) are installing a new sculpture welcoming people to the city of Spirit Lake at the intersection of Highways 9 and 71. The welded sculpture was constructed by students in the J-Term program at Spirit Lake High School which is headed up by instructor Brad Travis. City Attorney-Administrator Gregg Owens says the city is excited to it going up...Sculpture 

"It actually came about originally in conversations with the city and Brad Travis about coming up with some kind of a sculpture for the public parks. As you know they did a smaller sculptured that is featured in the lobby at city hall to dedicate city hall just about two years ago. In the process of those conversations actually the Mayor came up with the suggestion of doing something on a little larger scale and then the idea of the sails at the intersection grew from that."

Owens says the sculpture will eventually be lit at night as well...Sculpture02

"Mueske Electric is donating time and material with respect to lighting, and it may be spring before we're able to get a proper lighting plan established out there. So if people are expecting it to be lit at night it's possible that could wait a little while. When people are being generous with their time you want to make sure you get it right."

Owens says the city is extremely grateful to the J-Term students for their hard work in not only building the sculptures, but designing them as well.