Organizers of area Memorial Day observances have announced their schedules for Memorial Day, May 30, as they prepare to honor the living and the dead who have served in the country’s armed forces.
For what is believed to be the first time in more than a quarter-century, the Lake City High School Math League team is the conference champions. “ I do not recall ever being first. I had a great group this year,” longtime coach Mary Jo Kjos said....
Armed Forces Day was acknowledged at Gold Star Mother’s Park on Saturday, May 21, with a commemoration for deceased veterans that have given their lives for our country from WWI to present day conflicts.
The Lake City High School girls softball team played Triton at home in the regular season finale on May 17. Lake City had nine hits in the game but fell to Triton 15-5. Above, Mirrah Wells singles in the game against Triton for one of the team’s...
The parking lot on the Jefferson end of Lincoln High School looked like an implement dealership Friday, May 20. It’s become an annual tradition for students to drive tractors to school on a day near the end of the school year. After school the...
Some of the over 20 goldfinches that gathered Sunday, May 8, for a meal at a feeder on West Elm Street in Lake City. A group of goldfinches is called a “charm.” Abby Peterson and Mary Lou Dirksen took several photos of the charm, including this one.
Organizers of area Memorial Day observances have announced their schedules for Memorial Day, May 30, as they prepare to honor the living and the dead who have served in the country’s armed forces. The Lake City Memorial Day program begins at 10 a.m. in the Lincoln High School auditorium.
New leadership is coming to Bluff View Elementary School. On May 16, the Lake City School Board approved the resignation of Assistant Principal Tracy Oliver. Since then, Principal Jim Borgschatz announced his retirement. Lake City Public Schools Supt. Erick Enger said the district had already...
For what is believed to be the first time in more than a quarter-century, the Lake City High School Math League team is the conference champions. “ I do not recall ever being first. I had a great group this year,” longtime coach Mary Jo Kjos said. The team competed in five meets in March. Team...
Service, school board scholar, and socratic scholar awards for the 2022 school year at Lincoln High School.
Wabasha County has announced charges in the second case involving multiple pounds of methamphetamine in the county since March.
Valley View Assembly of God Church, Lake City, MN is sponsoring the bus tour to Mathews Bow Plant, Sparta, Wis., on Monday June 20. Departure time on the coach bus will be 8 a.m. and returning around 4:30 p.m. Cost is $60 per person (non-refundable). Event is limited to the first 50 people who...
On Saturday, May 14, the Lake City girls track and field team competed at the Hiawatha Valley League (HVL) Conference Championship. Byron won the meet with 223 points, Pine Island was second (151), Stewartville placed third (115), and was followed by Lake City (110), Rochester Lourdes (93), Kasson...
The Lake City Tiger Boys’ Golf team had their fifth meet and sixth meet last week, Monday at the Jewel Invite and Tuesday at Pine Island Golf Course. On Monday, the Tigers competed against eleven other teams, four of which were AAA opponents. The Tigers finished fifth overall with a 341. The...
The Lake City High School Tiger baseball team fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 6-0 loss to Stewartville on Monday. Stewartville scored runs in five different innings. Stewartville collected seven hits on the day and drew six bases on balls. Lake City was limited to three hits, a...
A group of local citizens and Shamla family members gathered May 21 at Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City to plant four trees in Rebecca Shamla’s memory and one tree to recognize retiring Park Manager Joanne Klees for her 20 years of service to the park. City Councilmember Faye Brown read the mayor’s...
At its Commencement Ceremony held in Winona on May 13, Minnesota State College (MSC) Southeast named Michelle Larson, Class of 2014, the Red Wing Outstanding Alumni Award winner for 2022. She was nominated for the award by MSC Southeast Director of Communications, Katryn Conlin.
At the regular Wabasha County Board meeting on May 17, County Administrator Michael Plante announced the dates and times for the upcoming June meetings. Instead of the regular first and third Tuesdays of the month, the board will meet on June 14 at 4 p.m. for their regular meeting. This will be...
Phantoms Motor Club is sponsoring the Father’s Day Car Show on Sunday, June 19, in downtown Red Wing. This will be the club’s 25th annual show. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dash plaques and goodie bags will be given to the first 200 cars. The popular Make and Take Model Car program will...
Sailboats dock waiting To sail out of the harbor Away to meet the body of water Far as the sky endlessly Continues the shoreline The trees to layer higher Surround back to destination Begin Editor’s Note: Robin Engel wrote this poem after being inspired by a visit to Lake City. Her book ‘Creative...
State Rep. Barb Haley will retire from the Minnesota Legislature at the conclusion of her current term, according to a news release. Haley, first elected in 2016, has served as State Representative for House District 21A for the past six years and had sought the Republican endorsement for the new...
On Sunday, May 22, St. Mary of the Lake celebrated their seniors with a baccalaureate mass. “The seventeen seniors were honored after Mass with breakfast and gifts to remind them as they go off in the world that St. Mary’s is thinking of them,” the church said. Each senior received a quilt from...
The 15th annual “Walking Lake Pepin” (WLP) Lake City community summer walking/fitness challenge is scheduled to happen again this summer. The 10 week event will begin on Sunday, June 5, and continue through Saturday, August 13.
Buttons for the 50th annual Water Ski Days festival are now on sale at locations around Lake City. Water Ski Days buttons are $5 each or 3 for $10. The commemorative button is required for admission into the beverage tent along with entertainment tickets. Also, the button provides access to the...
The Woman’s Club of Lake City (WCLC) met this month at Kelly’s Lake House to recognize Mirrah Wells, Lincoln High School senior and recipient of the WCLC scholarship. The Scholarship Committee, composed of Constance Anderson, LuAnn Otto, and Janet Snyder, commended Mirrah for her community...
The week of May 9 started a busy stretch for the boys tennis team. Unfortunately, the weather continued to disrupt plans on Monday and play against Red Wing was called before the number one doubles match could wrap up so the Tigers headed home with a 3-3 finish for the night. Tuesday, May 10 the...
It’s official - I’m retiring and my last day of work will be May 31, and the office will be closing. Terri and I have been blessed and extremely grateful to all of our customers (whom I’ll call friends) who have bought and sold propeties or utilitzed our agency over the past 45 years since...
The Lake City Public Library invites the public to a book talk with New York Times bestselling and Minnesota author Brian Freeman on Saturday, June 4, at 1 p.m. at the library. Freeman writes psychological thrillers that have been sold in 46 countries and 22 languages. This event takes place at...
Lake City High School baseball lost 6-4 in 10 innings to the Plainveiw-Elgin-Millville (PEM) Bulldogs. The game was tied at four with Bulldogs batting in the top of the tenth when Jason Feils drew a walk, scoring one run.
After announcing earlier this year that he plans to retire at the end of his current term, Wabasha County Sheriff Rodney Bartsh has decided to seek re-election for what would be a sixth term.
Armed Forces Day was acknowledged at Gold Star Mother’s Park on Saturday, May 21, with a commemoration for deceased veterans that have given their lives for our country from WWI to present day conflicts.
Lincoln High School is congratulating the April Students of the Month for grades 7 through 9. One boy and one girl from these grades are selected each month. April students include seventh graders Bennett Seydel and Carter Mann, eighth graders Brooklyn Barton and Conrad Seydel, and ninth graders...
Six members of the Lake City High School boys track and field team earned All Conference honors at the Hiawatha Valley League Conference meet on May 14. Pictured, from left, are Eric Anderson, Reese Anderson, Kris Ryan, Carson Matzke, Keegan Ryan, and Jack Banks.
Maggie Baldwin (pictured) was the first performer in the Lake City Music Showcase on Saturday, May 21, in Patton Park. Baldwin’s set began at 10 a.m. Another Baldwin, her father Russ, performed with Pet Fish Erik to close the daylong music festival. In between were performances by a variety of...
Reese Anderson running in the 4x800 relay at the Hiawatha Valley League Conference Meet on May 14. Anderson and teammates Timothy Cooper, Keegan Ryan, and Kris Ryan finished first with a time of 8:35.80.
-Photo by Michelle Bremer
The confirmation group at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lake City posed for a photo following the Sunday, May 22 worship service at which the youth “pledged to be followers of the way of Jesus Christ, and became official members of the local church, which was the first church...
Six members of the Lake City High School girls track and field team earned All Conference honors at the Hiawatha Valley League Conference meet on May 14. From left are honorees Mela Schmitz, McKenna Beltz, Jacey Majerus, Natalie Bremer, Peyton Meincke, and Emma Narum.
The Lake City Kiwanis Club’s Students of the Month for May are Dane Houghton (left) and Hannah Aldrich. The Lincoln High School agricultured department nominated Houghton. The art department nominated Aldrich.
The Lake City High School girls softball team played Triton at home in the regular season finale on May 17. Lake City had nine hits in the game but fell to Triton 15-5. Above, Mirrah Wells singles in the game against Triton for one of the team’s nine hits. At left, catcher Kylie Mann receives a...
Sara Holger holds a snake during her talk in the Lake City City Hall ballroom on May 22. Sponsored by the Lake City 150th Celebration Committee, the talk focused on the natural history of the Driftless Area, which includes Lake City.
Sixteen students “affirmed the promises of their baptism” at First Lutheran Church in Lake City on May 22, Confirmation Sunday, according to a news release. Front row, from left: Cam Thieren, Hannah Weinrich, Alaina Johnson-Nadeau, Sydnee Stolzenberg, Adison Cole, and Asher Bee. Second row, from...
The parking lot on the Jefferson end of Lincoln High School looked like an implement dealership Friday, May 20. It’s become an annual tradition for students to drive tractors to school on a day near the end of the school year. After school the tractors left town in a procession down Lyon Avenue....
The Lake City 150 Celebration Committee asked Dan Steffenhagen, Bluff View Elementary School art teacher, and Gramm’s Rocks to come up with 150-plus painted rocks to celebrate the Sesquicentennial. These rocks will be hidden in various public areas this summer. “If they are found they will become a...

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