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Zumbro Valley Food Shelf seeing growing demand

Mar 30, 2020
The demand for Zumbro Valley Food Shelf assistance is growing. “We have seen a dramatic increase in clients,” said Pastor Colleen Hoeft of South Troy Wesleyan Church, which hosts the food shelf. In response to the pandemic, the food shelf has made some adjustments to how it serves clients. To avoid...

Students have 21-gun salute for Paul Holland

Mar 25, 2020
A septet of Lincoln High School students honored the late Paul Holland by doing a 21-gun salute to the former band teacher. Pictured, from left, are Brenna Nelson, Phebe Nelson, Nash Nelson, Joey Nafe, Elijah Ender, Jimmy Anderson, and Austin Veronen. Holland, who enjoyed hunting, passed away March...

Miss Doris chugs by

Mar 25, 2020
A photo by Gregory Keyport of a tugboat named Miss Doris passing by Lake Ctiy on its way upstream on March 18 in yet another sign of spring. Here’s a limerick about it: 
 There once was a boat named Miss Doris 
That tugged barges to St. Paul from St. Louis
 It passed by Lake City on the Mississippi...

Millville Legion earns 
membership award

Mar 25, 2020
National American Legion Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford presented leaders of the Millville Valley American Legion Post with a certificate in recognition of membership at goal or all-time high by Oxford’s visit. Pictured, from left, are Post Commander Don Sexton, Membership Chair Dick Grobe,...

Lunch pick-up at Lincoln High School

Mar 25, 2020
Lake City Public Schools staff bring bags of food and cartons of milk to a waiting vehicle outside Lincoln High School’s Door 10 Friday, March 21. Anyone 18 and under is eligible for the packages, which include a lunch and a breakfast for the following morning, at no charge. Pick-up time is from 11...

Chamber seeks hearts to spread joy

Mar 25, 2020
The Chamber has been busy keeping the business community and others informed on what is happening with COVID-19. Besides that, the chamber is joining forces with individuals, businesses, and organizations from all across the world to spread joy by displaying hearts in windows, and they are asking...

Websites track local restaurant, store info

Mar 25, 2020
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce has created a webpage and two Facebook Groups to collect the latest information on which local businesses are open and closed and what services they offer during the pandemic. The “Lake City Retail and Service Industry Changes Amid COVID-19” is the place for...

Visitors still welcome at Hok-Si-La

Mar 25, 2020
Lake City’s Hok-Si-La Park is open to visitors, though some events have been canceled or postponed. “The grounds and trails are open,” Park Manager Joanne Klees said. “Outhouses are open throughout the park and boat landing.” She said the park is following Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...

Student receives highly competitive art scholarship

Mar 25, 2020
A Lincoln High School senior might be the first Lake City student ever to receive an incoming student merit scholarship from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Naoto Lichtblau-Tepley will receive $15,000 per semester over four semesters for a total award amount of $60,000. It’s a...

Memorial fundraising campaign for Paul Holland

Mar 25, 2020
The family of the late Lincoln High School band teacher Paul Holland has initiated a memorial fund. Holland, who passed away March 11 at age 57, was the Lincoln High School senior band director for nearly 20 years. “Paul’s family has initiated this fund to create a legacy for his love of music,...

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