Plans to convert the former Villa Maria Retreat Center in Florence Township took a major step forward recently with approvals of rezoning and conditional use permits from Goodhue County and Florence Township. Goodhue County commissioners approved a...
The Lake City Tiger girls tennis team entered the individual portion of the Section 1A tournament Oct. 15 and 16 at the Rochester Athletic Club.In singles play, freshman Maddie Medvec defeated Laurie Miller of Cannon Falls in the first round of play...
Members of the Rochester chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) traveled to Lake City Oct. 4 to say a few prayers and rededicate a recently restored monument on the 600 block of South Lakeshore Drive in Lake City, right across...
Ryker Cox was the winner of a drawing for a toy fire truck at the Lake City Fire Department’s Open House on Saturday, Oct. 13. The event offered refreshments, drawings, tours, a Dalmatian Bounce House and more. Pictured are Ryker Cox and his mom,...
Some of my favorite memories are time spent at the play park. We lived just a few blocks away and spent many fun filled days on the swings and rings. Looking back I always pictured the play park as being larger than it is today. The other day I...
At a recent Lake City Kiwanis Club meeting, new officers were elected as follows, from left: Clay Ruggles, secretary; Jim Menting, treasurer; Jennifer White, president; Bill Otto, president-elect; and Erick Enger, past president.  Along with the...
Plans to convert the former Villa Maria Retreat Center in Florence Township took a major step forward recently with approvals of rezoning and conditional use permits from Goodhue County and Florence Township. Goodhue County commissioners approved a conditional use permit allowing a resort facility...
The Lake City Tiger girls tennis team entered the individual portion of the Section 1A tournament Oct. 15 and 16 at the Rochester Athletic Club.In singles play, freshman Maddie Medvec defeated Laurie Miller of Cannon Falls in the first round of play 6-1, 6-3.  In the quarterfinals, Medvec was...
Lake City Public Library administrator Patti Bross has been elected to lead the Minnesota Library Association (MLA). Bross learned of her election to the post at the MLA annual conference held Oct. 11 and 12. She’ll serve as president-elect next year, president in 2020, and past president in 2021...
To the editor: Our little rescue dog, Daisee, escaped in an incident involving a stray cat. If not for some alert and kind motorists, she would not have survived one crossing of N. Park Street and two runs across Hwy. 61 with us in pursuit! We owe special appreciation to the woman in the light...
With the Nov. 6 general election approaching, the Graphic reminds readers that the last opportunity to publish a letter about the election will be in the Oct. 25 issue of the Graphic. Letters to the editor about the election must be submitted to us by Monday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. for publication in...
The Nov. 6 general election is just weeks away. Voters in the area will choose their representatives at the school, city, county, state, and federal levels of government. People will have an opportunity to hear directly from many of the candidates at a candidate forum Oct. 25 at city hall in Lake...
To the editor: I’m writing in support of my friend Greg Schreck in his bid for re-election to the City Council. Part of my support for Greg is personal. I went through a very difficult personal crisis three years ago. I was a newcomer to town at the time and Greg and his wife Deb befriended me and...
To the editor: Nov. 6 is right around the corner and I’m writing today to ask for your support in the City Council election. I have truly enjoyed serving all of you for the past four years, and would welcome the opportunity to serve for another four years. Lake City is my hometown and my wife...
This past May, the Wabasha County portion of Lake City was confirmed by the U.S. Treasury as a Federal Opportunity Zone. Under this program, investors can enjoy significant tax benefits by investing in Opportunity Zones through Opportunity Funds. For Lake City, this designation opens doors to...
Halloween events are materializing out of the spooky ether. Downtown businesses are getting ready for the eighth annual Trick or Treat on Washington Street on Oct. 31, Halloween. Families can trick-or-treat at participating businesses from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jil Garry, the owner of Treats and...
To the editor: In the past few weeks there has been a few letters in the Graphic in regard to the proposed new band shell. I’d like to weigh in on this debate. The band shell should be in Patton Park somewhere near the gazebo. I know that Lake Pepin and the waterfront is our most valuable asset,...
To the Editor, If I remember correctly, a letter to the editor should be about or related to Lake City. From time-to-time, I see articles in the Graphic about medical issues. What I am about to describe is about and pertains to Lake City folks. My letter to the editor is about cigarette smoking by...
Some of my favorite memories are time spent at the play park. We lived just a few blocks away and spent many fun filled days on the swings and rings. Looking back I always pictured the play park as being larger than it is today. The other day I came across some pictures of my grandparents taken...
To the editor: Progress is a slippery word. On the one hand it can mean: (i) advancement toward something higher or better, such as the progress of medical technology. On the other it can mean: (ii) an increase in scope or severity, such as the progress of a disease. When the word is applied to a...
The Lake City Tiger football team used its best defensive effort of the season to notch an 18-7 victory over La Crescent on Friday night in the regular season home finale.  The Tigers held the Lancers to an astounding negative 34 rushing yards and yielded just 131 total yards of offense to La...

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