Fall is officially here and Lake City Fall Fest officially begins Sunday, Sept. 25, with opening of the Patton Park Fun Zone. Erica Hoops, one of the committee members who organize the festival, said she’s excited for all this year’s events.
When Dee Springer was a child, her mother used to give her and her sisters home permanents.
Josh Matanich, a senior member of the baseball team at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa took part in the first-ever college baseball game played at the Field of Dreams on Friday, Sept. 16 in Dyersville, Iowa.
During the month of August, Ackermann Total Eye Care collected donations from customers during their Back-to-School promotion. At the same time, additional funds were collected by the Youth Program at First Lutheran Church and the totals were triple...
The Lincoln High School Class of 1953 gathered at Port 104 for lunch on Friday, Sept. 16, with 11 classmates attending. Front row, from left: Mary Ann (Banitt) Beck, Frank Irwin, Margie (Parrott) Hayes, and Darlene (Adler) Paulson.
Willow Gentile poses with a painting of the Lake City Marina she was working on recently. People driving through Frontenac may have seen another piece of her recent work: the peacock mural on the side of Camilla and Me.
Two motorists were treated for non-life-threatening injuries after their vehicles collided on Sept. 13, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The collision occured at around 1 p.m. that day on Highway 61 near mile marker 73. A 2016 Toyota Avalon and a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country were both...
Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Fest, the annual celebration of the area’s agricultural heritage, is happening this weekend at the Dwain and Marilyn Gerken farm near Oak Center. The 22nd annual is Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. People who want...
Lake City Public Schools are seeing some COVID-19 cases in the early part of the 2022-2023 school year. The most recent COVID-19 report on the school website listed five confirmed cases at Bluff View Elementary School and one at Lincoln High School. Supt. Erick Enger addressed the topic during his...
Fall is officially here and Lake City Fall Fest officially begins Sunday, Sept. 25, with opening of the Patton Park Fun Zone. Erica Hoops, one of the committee members who organize the festival, said she’s excited for all this year’s events. “We have worked so hard this year hoping we have made it...
A Lake City man was killed after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer on Sept. 19, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle vs. deer accident at around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Wabasha County Road 17 and...
Lake City Police Department’s newest full-time officer is also a Lake City native. The Lake City City Council approved the hire of Nick Sievers at its Sept. 12 meeting. Sievers graduated from Lincoln High School in 2014, and from the RCTC Law Enforcement program in 2017, Lake City Police Sgt. Bill...
With the hire of Nick Sievers as a full time officer, Lake City Police Department has exhausted its candidate list. “The current candidate list is now ended, and we will need to make a new one soon,” Lake City Police Sgt. Bill Weist said. But that might pose a challenge.
When Dee Springer was a child, her mother used to give her and her sisters home permanents. “And then they’d get all icky,” Springer said. “And my hair was so fine. So I started doing my own hair when I was quite young. And so I thought ‘This is what I want to do.’” When she got through with...
Josh Matanich, a senior member of the baseball team at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa took part in the first-ever college baseball game played at the Field of Dreams on Friday, Sept. 16 in Dyersville, Iowa. The baseball diamond is the site of the 1989 Field of Dreams movie starring Kevin Costner....
Pepin Valley Dental in Lake City created a display of 150 toothbrushes as its entry in the “Show Us Your 150” challenge issued by the Lake City 150th Celebration Committee. The brushes were then donated to the Lake City Food Shelf. With the brushes are Dr. Andy Christensen and Dr. Marie Mueske. “...
The Gillford Golden Gophers 4-H club had their first meeting this school year. The club did road ditch clean-up in rural Zumbro Falls and also elected officers. Anyone interested in joining Wabasha County 4-H can call 651-565-5168.
Willow Gentile poses with a painting of the Lake City Marina she was working on recently. People driving through Frontenac may have seen another piece of her recent work: the peacock mural on the side of Camilla and Me. The Rochester-based artist has also taught classes at Lake City Area Arts and...
The Lincoln High School Class of 1953 gathered at Port 104 for lunch on Friday, Sept. 16, with 11 classmates attending. Front row, from left: Mary Ann (Banitt) Beck, Frank Irwin, Margie (Parrott) Hayes, and Darlene (Adler) Paulson. Middle row, from left: Nancy (Bremer) Dahlquist, and Lorraine (...
During the month of August, Ackermann Total Eye Care collected donations from customers during their Back-to-School promotion. At the same time, additional funds were collected by the Youth Program at First Lutheran Church and the totals were triple-matched by Dr. Michael Ackermann. These funds...
The Wabasha County Historical Society will be hosting an open house on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Read’s Landing School Museum. “Local volunteers will provide delicious home-baked treats made from treasured family recipes for visitors to sample” in what’s being...
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approved a new policy concerning excess right-of-way conveyance after discussion and debate during its meeting on Sept. 6. The policy formalizes and clarifies the process of handling requests from landowners who would like to have an easement vacated or...
The Lake City High School volleyball team lost 3-0 to Cannon Falls on Sept. 16. In game 1 the score was 25-10, in game 2 it was 25-13, and in game 3 it was 25-22. Stats for Lake City: Mahli Benjamin - 5 kills, 12 digs. Natalie LaBonte - 5 kills, 7 digs, 1 block. Emma Narum - 2 digs, 8 assist. Ella...
The Camp Fire Reunion was held Sunday, September 18, at Hok-Si-La Park. Camp Fire was an integral part of the history of Lake City and with the 150th Celebration of Lake City, it was time to have a reunion. The planning committee consisted of Patty Svien, Eloise Blattner, Cheryl Huettl, Deidre...
Week two of the bowling season led the teams to the B&B Bowl in Preston. Varsity started out strong against Rushford-Peterson winning 4 out of 5 games to take the match. They recorded a season high game of 236. They averaged 199.4 in the match. The team was led by junior Dalton Houghton...
The Rising Star program annually honor youth who have completed sixth through eighth grades to encourage younger 4-H members to participate in the 4-H dairy showcase. This year, 10 Rising Stars received a neck medallion and an award of $400 at the Minnesota State Fair.
Thursday evening, Sept. 15, the Lake City girls soccer team hosted the Cannon Falls Bombers. Lake City began the game playing confident soccer while dominating the midfield. The Tigers patiently waited for an opportunity to strike when freshman Delilah Benjamin saved a ball from crossing the...
Lake City Tiger girls tennis’s home opener on Tuesday, Sept. 13, against the Stewartville Senior High (SSH) Tigers, was stifled with some hard-fought matches. Emily Mehrkens at No. 3 singles and Rylee Thieren at No. 4 singles both went into tie breakers to decide their matches. Sophia Mahn and...
A teacher licensing standard called “Racial Consciousness and Reflection” is one of eight proposed “Standards of Effective Practice” in Minnesota. If adopted, this new standard will require private and public school teachers to “have a foundational understanding of how race and racism are embedded...
The Lake City Public Library invites the public to a book talk with Minnesota author Wendy Webb on Oct. 13. She will discuss her upcoming novel “The Stoke of Winter” as well as her previous novels. This event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the library and is free and open to...
The Lake City Public Library (LCPL) invites the public on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at 5 p.m., to join Mayo Clinic health professional Amanda Halls, RD, LD, and learn the health benefits of herbs and spices. “Attendees will learn the difference between herbs and spices, the health benefits...
Local farmers Kevin and Barb Hadler recently directed a $5,000 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to the Belvidere Happy Go Luckies 4-H Club. These funds will support the club members and the areas they are involved in throughout the 4-H program. The club also looks forward...
The Lake City Tiger girls soccer team took the field Tuesday evening led by senior goalkeeper captain Clare Freid and junior defensive captain Cadie Wolf. Lake City came out strong making offensive threats to the opposing defense. The Tigers were first to score when sophomore Morgan Majerus...
La Crescent-Hokah scored 28 unanswered points fueled by four second half Lake City turnovers as the Lancers defeated the Tigers 28-7 Friday night. Despite a steady moderate rain falling for the first one and a half quarters of play, Lake City got off to a great start. The Tigers marched 80...
Running a small business in any size of community takes perseverance, dedication, and long hours. Anything of value is never easy. To succeed at anything takes hard work. The community of Lake City has provided my family and my employees with a good living for the last 34 years. Yes, there were...
Decades of failed mental health policies have placed law enforcement on the front line of mental health crisis response and turned jails and prisons into the new asylums. Deinstitutionalization, treatment laws demanding a person become violent before intervention, discriminatory Federal Medicaid...
The Tiger CC team competed in Eyota on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Dover-Eyota Invite. The end results were a good day for the Tigers. The girls had a big day by placing five in the top ten and all seven in the top twenty-one in the varsity race. They also had the individual champ plus the team...
The full committee of the Wabasha County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake City VFW, 115 N Franklin St, Lake City. They will be hosting the ISD 813 (Lake City Public Schools) School Board Debate at 6:30 p.m. “There are 10 new candidates...
On Sept. 14, Peoples Energy Cooperative (PEC) received multiple reports of phone utility scams, the company reported. “Members describe being told that the Cooperative was overcharging them, and they were going to be refunded. However, to receive the refund, they needed to share their credit...

The Lake City Graphic

graphic@lakecitygraphic.com
Ph: 651-345-3316 (M-Tu 8am-4pm, W-Th-F 8am-3pm)
Fax: 651-345-4200
P.O. Box 469
111 South 8th Street
Lake City, MN 55041