Weekly Word - 12/11/2012


A new sign with the Lake Panorama National logo and an arrow pointing west was erected last week at the intersection of Highway 4 and 200th Road.  

One year ago, we were notified by the Iowa Department of Transportation that the old sign was not in compliance with state laws. First, because the sign was not located on LPN property, it was considered an “off-premise sign” by the DOT, which is not allowed on land zoned agricultural. Second, the sign was located too close to the road. 

For these reasons, the sign needed to be moved, plus it needed to abide by the DOT’s “private directional sign” regulations, which limit sign content. According to state law, the sign could only include the LPN registered logo, directional information (arrow), and hours, days, and months of operation. Because the LPN hours vary throughout the year, we were allowed to leave that information off the sign. The sign could no longer include information such as the Lake Panorama Association office, Clover Ridge and other destinations that had been listed on the old sign. 

The new sign is simple, but large and easily visible from its new location. It should do the job of directing customers to Lake Panorama National.


The LPN annual Christmas Brunch will be this Sunday, Dec. 16, with serving from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The price is $13.95 for adults, $7.95 for children ages 5-12, and children 4 and under eat free. Make plans today to bring your family and friends to enjoy a variety of delicious food items that are perfect for the holiday season. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 641-755-2080.

While you’re in the conference center on the 16th, stop in the pro shop, which will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You’ll find plenty of gift items and stocking stuffers at great prices!  


Again this year, the Links Restaurant and Lounge will be offering a New Year’s Eve dinner special on Monday, Dec. 31. The special will include a Steak and Shrimp Dinner for Two, plus two glasses of wine, for $49.95. Or customers can order something from the Links menu. Serving will be 5 to 9 p.m. To reserve a table, call 641-755-2080. Come out and join your friends as we celebrate the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013!