Float-a-palooza, a celebration of the trendy floating pads (and other flotation devices), is coming to the marina beach area near Ohuta Park on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Float-a-palooza is free for all ages and will feature music,...
Traffic patterns around Bluff View Elementary School have changed. Construction on a $12 million expansion and renovation project will continue through the 2018-2019 school year, impacting parking and building access at the school. To help manage...
On Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake City, will host the first ever “Float-A-Palooza’ on Lake Pepin. “Lake City is excited to host this fun event that focuses on getting people who don’t own boats out on our beautiful lake,” said Mark...
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People staked out positions in the shade Sunday to avoid the heat at the car cruise-in and concert put on by the Lakesters Car Club and the Woman’s Club of Lake City. But attendance and spirits were high as people danced or just listened to the...
While attending a lunch recently at the Breakfast Barn Cafe in Millville, Millville American Legion Commander Don Sexton and Membership Director Dick Grobepresented Dallas Adams with his 70 year membership certificate and Leonard Van Houten with his...
Editor’s Note: Aug. 6 and Aug. 9 are the anniversaries of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Dave McKenzie is 95 years old and remembers the day he and others were the first Americans to enter Hiroshima after the first A-Bomb was dropped; a few days later Dave was reunited with his twin...
Float-a-palooza, a celebration of the trendy floating pads (and other flotation devices), is coming to the marina beach area near Ohuta Park on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Float-a-palooza is free for all ages and will feature music, food, giveaways, and more. Lake City AmericInn...
Lake City voters in the Aug. 14 primary chose six city council candidates to appear on the general election ballot on Nov. 6. Faye Brown, Amy Kohrs Alkire, John Mead, Russell Boe, Jason DeVinny, and Greg Schreck advanced to the general election. Edward Towey and Andru Peters did not. Marty Kelly...
Steven Swan from Swan Jewelers in Lake City (right) presents the donation to James Wittenberg of LaCrosse Freedom Honor Flight. The money was raised through the sale of American Flag pins at Swan Jewelers earlier this year. Serving 30 counties in three states, Freedom Honor Flight flies veterans to...
While attending a lunch recently at the Breakfast Barn Cafe in Millville, Millville American Legion Commander Don Sexton and Membership Director Dick Grobepresented Dallas Adams with his 70 year membership certificate and Leonard Van Houten with his 50 year membership certificate as members of...
People staked out positions in the shade Sunday to avoid the heat at the car cruise-in and concert put on by the Lakesters Car Club and the Woman’s Club of Lake City. But attendance and spirits were high as people danced or just listened to the music of Flipside or ventured into the sunlight for a...
To the editor: My family and I have lived in Lake City for over 40 years. In all those years we drove by Ohuta Park and the beach area many times and never really gave it much thought. I do a lot of walking what with walking to work for many years a distance of three miles round trip. When I...
The Lake City Sportsman’s Club is hosting a 50th anniversary celebration at its clubhouse on Sunday, Aug. 19. The clubhouse will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with food and beverages available. There will be live music from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. It isn’t the club’...
Six people have filed for election to one of three open school board seats in the Nov. 6 general election. All three incumbents – Dawn Balow, Mike Ohlhaber and Becca Weist – are seeking re-election. Former school board member Kevin Pavelka is running, as are Kevin Dather, and Thomas Kregel. The...
A new paving project on Highway 63 between Zumbro Falls and Lake City began Aug. 13, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Motorists will encounter a three-week detour and lane closures during the work. Crews will remove several pipe culverts that cross the roadway,...
The Bluff View Elementary School office will be closed for a planned power outage. The outage will begin Aug. 28 and last for two-to-five days. The outage is part of the expansion and renovation project at Bluff View Elementary School. It had been scheduled to take place earlier but was delayed...
The City of Zumbro Falls is two candidates short of a full ballot for the general election on Nov. 6. Bruce Heitmann has filed for re-election as Mayor, Council Member Philip Dennison has filed for the open four-year seat, and Jason Faas has filed for treasurer. That leaves two two-year council...
If you stop by the fine arts building at this year’s state fair, you’ll see a painting of a little girl reading a book to a cat called “Bedtime Story.” The girl is Pat Swanson’s granddaughter. The painting is Swanson’s. Qualifying for the fair is a point of pride for Swanson. “It’s quite a...
What an incredible summer it has been. Serving as the 2018-2019 Wabasha County Dairy Princess has truly been a life changing experience so far. This summer, the dairy princess attendants and myself have been busy serving ice cream, helping at farm education events, socializing with children, and...
Michael and Cheryl Furr came before the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on Aug. 7 seeking the board’s help in dealing with light pollution from a newly-constructed business – All American Progressive Ag Agronomy Center – that is 600 yards away from their home on...
The Minnesota State Fair has been a major event. Much different than when we were young. My aunt was the switch board operator at the fair. She always made sure we got tickets. It doesn’t seem possible that one switchboard handled the whole fair. The fair as I remember it was not much more than...
Lake City Area Arts invites the public to come to the art center Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to see what the budding artists have been doing in the summer art classes. People can meet the artists and the teachers and hear about all the exciting things that were offered in the first...
Editor’s Note: Aug. 6 and Aug. 9 are the anniversaries of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Dave McKenzie is 95 years old and remembers the day he and others were the first Americans to enter Hiroshima after the first A-Bomb was dropped; a few days later Dave was reunited with his twin...

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