Honey Creek Resort chipping away at deficit

RATHBUN LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The Honey Creek Resort State Park in southern Iowa still has a deficit but is chipping away at the problem.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/19Tcs74 ) the resort on Rathbun Lake near Centerville reported about $6 million in revenues and about $5.8 million in expenses during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

The state auditor’s office says the resort still had a deficit of about $165,000 because of a deficit from the year before.

The resort has struggled financially since it opened in September 2008 but appears to be making progress.

The more than $6 million in operating revenue included $3.3 million from lodging, $1.6 million from restaurant and banquet operations and $666,183 from golf course operations.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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