Hearth and Home Technologies held a community open house with 60 attendees as part of its celebration of 30 years in Lake City on June 24. “Hearth and Home Technologies in Lake City, started as a company called Heat & Glo in 1975.
Sights from the 50th Water Ski Days.
Medals were presented to two Lake City High School Trap Team members at the Minnesota State Trap Shooting Championship held in Alexandria the second week in June.
A program honoring Ralph Samuelson and to unveil a monument to him will take place 100 years to the minute after Ralph, just one day short of his 19th birthday, made history on Lake Pepin by becoming the first person ever to water ski.
Anne Tabat of Lake City baked these 150 cookies for the “Show Us Your 150” Challenge. “Show Us Your 150” is a year long challenge with the grand prize of $150 being awarded at the final event in December of 2022.
The guest speaker Monday, June 13, at Lake City Rotary Club meeting was Dean Urdahl. He is a Minnesota State Representative, retired teacher and now writer and soon to be film creator. He came to talk about a Historical Fiction book that he has...
Sights from the 50th Water Ski Days.
Hearth and Home Technologies held a community open house with 60 attendees as part of its celebration of 30 years in Lake City on June 24. “Hearth and Home Technologies in Lake City, started as a company called Heat & Glo in 1975. The company was founded in Savage, MN by Dan and Ron Shimek in...
Medals were presented to two Lake City High School Trap Team members at the Minnesota State Trap Shooting Championship held in Alexandria the second week in June. McKenna Goihl-Krier was recognized as the top girl shooter in the six team 4A conference in the recently completed 2022 spring season,...
We are approaching the halfway point of our 150th year of celebrating who we are! We have shown our 150th in very creative ways! The winter beach parties have crept into the 50th of Water Ski Days and the 100th of Ralph Samuelson - from ice skates to flipflops!
A program honoring Ralph Samuelson and to unveil a monument to him will take place 100 years to the minute after Ralph, just one day short of his 19th birthday, made history on Lake Pepin by becoming the first person ever to water ski. The program begins at 4 p.m., July 2, at Ohuta Park with some...
The Woman’s Club of Lake City is sponsoring a free performance by the Turkey River All Stars on Sunday, July 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Lake City’s Patton Park. The Dixieland-inspired band features the banjo-playing of Lake City resident Dennis Robertson (pictured, at left). With him is band...
Lake City Police Officer Nick Sievers (right) running in the Law Enforcment Torch Run on Wednesday, June 22. Law enforcement officers and agencies from around the state participate in the run to raise awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota. While they were in Lake City, torch run participants...
Deb Kennedy submitted this photo of five bicycle riders who each rode 30 miles for a total of 150. From left: Craig Kennedy, Dr. Jill Kennedy, Kyle Kennedy, Anne Kennedy Beckmann, and Mark Kennedy. “Show Us Your 150” is a year long challenge with the grand prize of $150 being awarded at the final...
Pageant queens, princesses, and Miss Congenialitys from years past appeared in the Water Ski Days grand parade as the festival celebrated 50 years since the first Water Ski Days in 1972.
The Lake City American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary’s Flags of Valor display went up along North Lakeshore Drive over Water Ski Days. Hundreds donated $10 to have a tag attached to a flagpole in honor or in memory of someone. Above, flags flying during the display. Below, 86-year-old George...
Children raised money for The Peter’s Memorial Fund recently. The Vista Path Gang (pictured above, from left: Lyndon Clausen, Kennedy McCann, Natalie Meyer, Addie Meyer, and Laney Meyer) raised $86.75 selling lemonade and bracelets. They made their donation on Mother’s Day “which was a very special...
The guest speaker Monday, June 13, at Lake City Rotary Club meeting was Dean Urdahl. He is a Minnesota State Representative, retired teacher and now writer and soon to be film creator. He came to talk about a Historical Fiction book that he has written, that is soon to become a motion picture. The...
Anne Tabat of Lake City baked these 150 cookies for the “Show Us Your 150” Challenge. “Show Us Your 150” is a year long challenge with the grand prize of $150 being awarded at the final event in December of 2022. There will be five prizes given and there is no limit to the number of entries you can...
The Lake City Public Library invites the public ages 14 and older to participate in a stone carving workshop on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Lake City Public Library. This workshop is free; however, registration is required. During this three-hour workshop with artist Jeffrey...
Walking Lake Pepin participants came together Wednesday, June 22, to walk through parts of the former Jewell Nursery property. Starting at Underwood Park on 10th Street Jim Schreck presented the history of the origin of the Jewell Nursery, which at one time was the largest landscape nursery in the...
One Watershed – One Plan: In 2012 a MN state statute was changed to allow development of comprehensive watershed management plans. Through this action the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) changed the way the health of streams and waterways was being addressed within the state. The...
The Bluff View Summer Reading Program is in full swing. On June 23 we had our first of three reading nights. We had Carnival Night to tie into Water Ski Days. There were about 70 kids in attendance along with parents and volunteers. We want to thank the local business for donating and/or supporting...
Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s is ready to offer COVID vaccine for all patients and non-patients ages 6 months and older starting Tuesday, July 5. This follows months of rigorous study, safety monitoring, and recent approval by the FDA and CDC. For anyone ages 6 months to 4 years-old: Parents and...
The Dodge, Wabasha, Winona, Steele/Waseca, Rice, Olmsted County Drug Courts and Third Judicial District Veteran’s Court will be hosting the 16th Annual Sober Fest event on Saturday, July 9, at Veteran’s Memorial (North) Park in Kasson from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sober Fest includes participants and...
There is a sense of pride for me having held the office of Sibley County Sheriff for 24 years. I understand times and attitudes have changed but when the current Wabasha County Sheriff announced his retirement, it should have been a compliment to him that his employees had enough respect for the...
Lake City Public Schools announced the recipients of several awards and grants earlier this month. The 813 Pride Award is a $500 award from an anonymous donor to recognize extraordinary efforts on the part of a school district employee. “The donor has been very explicit that this should be used for...
James Rainwater of Lake City has announced his candidacy for Minnesota’s First Congressional District. He will be on the DFL primary ballot scheduled for August 9, 2022. He is an attorney-mediator-arbitrator, as well as a licensed real estate agent. Rainwater was born in Owatonna, raised in Red...
I know a lot of work has gone into redoing Ohuta Park. Kids love the splash pad. With all the cement and planting now it is not as comfortable for a farmers market. It is harder to park even for vendors and farther for many to walk to get there. I would be interested to see how many vendors and...
The July meeting of the Wabasha County Memory Café will take place at the Wabasha County Historical Society’s Reads Landing museum. The meeting is July 14 at 1 p.m. This will be donation only and it is wheel chair accessible. People with questions can call: 651-564-0351 / Bonnie Sandberg. In...
Lake City VFW Post 8729 and its Auxiliary and Lake City American Legion Post 110 Auxiliary provided over $30,000 to fund paving, flag poles, flags and other improvements to Lake City’s Gold Star Mothers Park. Along with the American Flag and POW flag, there are flags for every service branch of...
After being canceled on Monday, June 20, against Zumbrota-Mazeppa due to the heat advisory, Lake City American Legion Post 110 was back in action on Thursday, June 23 against Hayfield American Legion Post 330 at Bill Kieffer Field. Lake City lost by a final score of 5-4. Hayfield started the...
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Jesse Johnson and I’m running for the Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20A. This includes Cannon Falls, Miesville, Red Wing, Lake City, Wabasha, Bellechester, Goodhue and surrounding townships. My wife, Teresa, and I...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is asking boaters to avoid specific backwater areas of Upper Mississippi River Pools 4, 5, 7 and 8 during upcoming invasive species control efforts. Beginning the week of June 27, 2022, the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge)...
Lake City Chamber of Commerce has announced that Downtown Assessment community engagement visits will take place in Lake City on Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1. Lake City is one of three recipients of a Downtown Assessment, according to a news release.
The railroad crossing at Lyon Avenue was closed Monday and Tuesday for repairs to a nearby water main. According to Lake City Public Works Director Scott Jensen: “A citizen in the Peters subdivision contacted the city about a significant amount water coming out of a storm outlet when we had not...
New faces continue to appear at the Lake City Community practices as current members invite friends and other Lake City singers come by to see what all the excitement is about. The most popular descriptors of these practices are “joyful” and “fun.” Come see for yourself! The choir meets every...

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