Wabasha County 4-Hers interested in showing dairy cattle gathered at the fairgrounds for a showing and fitting clinic hosted by Wabasha County 4-H and presented by Katie Coyne with Mill Wheel Show Clinics.
Tom Heffernan Ford of Lake City has once again donated a vehicle to be the grand prize in a raffle drawing during the 123rd annual Lake City Fireman’s Dance on July 3 at the fire hall. This year it’s a 2012 Ford Focus (a mistake on the raffle ticket...
Town baseball team the Lake City Serpents lost 7-1 to the Hastings Hawks at home on Sunday, June 13. The Serps are home again on June 18 at 7:30 p.m. against the Dundas Dukes. On June 19 they play a double-header against the Hampton Cardinals in...
Five retiring Lake City Public Schools staff were honored at an end-of-the-school-year event at Lincoln High School recently.
Lake City Public Schools presented service awards to staff members who hit five-year milestones in their tenure with the district this year.
The Twenty-Ninth Annual Great River Homes Benefit Golf Tournament and Dinner held on Friday, June 4 at Lake Pepin Golf Course in Lake City was a success, according to organizers.
Seven Lake City High School athletes are headed for the Class A state track meet after qualifying during the Section 1A meet on June 8 and 10. For the girls, Ashley Veronen qualified in three events and will make her third appearance at the state meet: high jump, 100 hurdles, and 300 hurdles. She...
O’Neil Swimming Pool in Lake City opened for its first open swim session of the 2021 summer season Monday, June 14. The first day of open swimming at the municipal pool is just one of the traditional milestones of summer that didn’t happen last year because of COVID-19. This year a lifeguard...
The Lake City City Council on June 14 unanimously approved three motions related to an affordable housing development proposed by Three Rivers Community Action. The 32 unit complex dubbed “Underwood Terrace” would house a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units and would be located on North...
Wabasha County 4-Hers interested in showing dairy cattle gathered at the fairgrounds for a showing and fitting clinic hosted by Wabasha County 4-H and presented by Katie Coyne with Mill Wheel Show Clinics. The 3.5 hour clinic provided tips and info for the beginner all the way up to advanced youth...
“What is a firefighter to do when it’s this hot and you still have to train? Play with water, of course,” the Lake City Fire Department wrote in a Facebook post with a series of photos from its training on Tuesday, June 8. While practicing water delivery the department “made sure to water many of...
A semi tractor-trailer was laying on its side Tuesday, June 8, in the construction site next to Highway 61 where the new multi-use trail from Central Point Road to Hok-Si-La is being built. Details about the incident are few. The Lake City Police Department reported that it didn’t receive a call...
The Knights of Columbus at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church awarded a $500 scholarship to Chrisjon Mahn. Pictured, from left, are Fr. Matthew Fasnacht of the church, Mahn, and Len Weber of the Knights of Columbus.
St. Mary of the Lake held a baccalaureate mass on May 23 with 14 graduating high school seniors in attendance. The celebrant for the mass was Fr. Matthew Fasnacht. Seniors in attendance were (front row, from left) Jamee Norlund, Molly Kennedy, Jade Wyatt, (second row, from left) Jenna Brown,...
The St. Mary of the Lake Council of Catholic Women (CCW) awarded $500 scholarships to Jenna Brown and Grace Bany. Pictured, from left, are Robbie Benedict of the CCW, Brown, Bany, and Fr. Matthew Fasnacht of the church.
Five retiring Lake City Public Schools staff were honored at an end-of-the-school-year event at Lincoln High School recently. Pictured, from left, are Wanda Aspengren-Randgaard - student support teacher at Bluff View, Doug Vaith - activities director at Lincoln High School, and JoAnn Ostgulen -...
Town baseball team the Lake City Serpents lost 7-1 to the Hastings Hawks at home on Sunday, June 13. The Serps are home again on June 18 at 7:30 p.m. against the Dundas Dukes. On June 19 they play a double-header against the Hampton Cardinals in Hampton starting at 2 p.m. On June 23 at 7:30 p.m.,...
The 12U Lake City Heat softball team returned to the field on Tuesday, June 8, in games against the Rochester Rangers at the Rochester Youth Fastpitch Softball Complex. Battling both a year away from the game due to COVID-19, and a temperature in the 90’s, the girls lost one and tied another in...
Tom Heffernan Ford of Lake City has once again donated a vehicle to be the grand prize in a raffle drawing during the 123rd annual Lake City Fireman’s Dance on July 3 at the fire hall. This year it’s a 2012 Ford Focus (a mistake on the raffle ticket identified it as a 2013). It’s a five-door...
The Confirmation group at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in Lake City, Minnesota, celebrated the arrival of Confirmation Sunday on May 23, 2021. They began their weekly meetings in September of 2019 and then in March of 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic prompted Stay At Home orders...
Lake City Public Schools presented service awards to staff members who hit five-year milestones in their tenure with the district this year.
The 49th annual Water Ski Days begins in just over a week away with music, rides, shopping, fried food, and a lot more on June 25-27. The Lake City Chamber of Commerce organizes the annual event, but they don’t do it alone. Groups and individual volunteers help make the festival a reality. “We are...
Wednesday, June 9, the Walking Lake Pepin (WLP) walkers met at Ohuta Park for their first group walk of the 2021 season. It was warm and humid but 20 people showed up to walk along Park and Franklin Streets on the shaded sidewalks.
Wabasha County Public Health is continuing to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics. They are not as often as they had been previously due to decreased demand. Public Health receives Moderna vaccine which comes in vials with 10 or 15 doses per vial. We would like to have the number of those registered...
This year’s Section 1A Track and Field Championships was held at Triton High School June 8 and 10. Senior Ashley Veronen returns to the state meet for the third time. In 2018 she advanced in the high jump and the 300 hurdles. That year at the State Meet she finished 9th in the 300 hurdles and...
As we continue to experience unusually high temperatures in our area, please keep in mind the comfort and safety of your four legged companions. Before walking with them on concrete and asphalt, always use the “Seven-Second Rule.” If you can’t tolerate the heat on the back of your hand pressed to...
Children’s summer activities are underway, including soccer and tee ball. Hilary Post, who submitted the accompanying photos, said “I am super excited for this summer’s sports considering we missed out last year due to the pandemic.”
The Lake City Legion baseball team started the season out with a come from behind 6-4 win over Dover-Eyota on Thursday, June 10, in Lake City. Trailing 2-0 in the fourth inning Lake City finally got the bats going, scoring three runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
Two Lake City varsity bowlers are headed to Indianapolis, Ind., for the 2021 Junior Gold Championships. The Junior Gold Championship Tournament is a national tournament for the top bowlers in the United States. Gage Knutson (17) and Dru Kohrs (17) both of Lake City, qualified for the U18 Boys...
The Twenty-Ninth Annual Great River Homes Benefit Golf Tournament and Dinner held on Friday, June 4 at Lake Pepin Golf Course in Lake City was a success, according to organizers. This annual fundraiser is held to support the mission of Great River Homes, Inc. which is to improve the lives of...
They are coming from Alabama, from Illinois, from Georgia, from Kentucky, from Tennessee, from Louisiana, and other places to Lake City Thursday and Friday. And that’s all before they set out on the real journey. This year’s Friendship Wagon Train is forming in Lake City before setting out on a...
A fourth local veteran has been added to the group who will raise the flag at the Minnesota Twins game against the Chicago White Sox at noon on July 7 in Minneapolis. Cliffy Reynolds will join fellow local Vietnam-era veterans Jon Gravenish, Tom Harkins, and Jon Peters. Greg Rollins is gauging...
The Lake City High School boys track team had a successful Section 1A meet, with six athletes advancing to the state meet. Advancing in one or more events were Carson Matzke, Kris Ryan, Matthew DeMars, Reese Anderson, Jeremy Nguyen, and Joe Kozlowski. More coverage of their accomplishments can be...

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