Large tree adorns pier concourse

Dec 2, 2020
City of Lake City Public Works employees placed and decorated a large holiday tree in the government pier concourse Tuesday. Concourse Christmas trees are a long-standing tradition in Lake City. This year’s tree came from the yard of Cody and Michelle Dammann at 220 S. 6th St., according to city...

‘Sharing the Warmth’ is cozy tribute to departed twin

Dec 2, 2020
Judy Steffenhagen and her identical twin sister, Barb, have done a lot together over the years. Sometimes it was just for fun, like their luau birthday party when they turned 60, or their voyage on Lady of the Lake when they turned 70. Other times it was for fun, yes, but with the hope of having a...

Tiny model brings back memories of big guns

Dec 2, 2020
Sig Anderson’s wood carvings were on display on the wall at the Lake City Area Arts during it’s military appreciation exhibit in November. On the conference table at the other side of the center was a tiny model of one of the huge guns he commanded in Europe in the mid-1960s, during the second...

Restaurant continues Thanksgiving tradition with donated meals

Dec 2, 2020
Lake City’s Family Restaurant celebrated Thanksgiving by donating over one hundred Thanksgiving meals of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, soup or salad, and cranberry sauce to Lake City residents with special needs. Forty-two full meals were donated to River Oaks group home. The...

Pass It On supports Music Boosters

Dec 2, 2020
High school music rooms look similar across the country, with musical instruments tucked into shelves, chairs and music stands here and there, and towels plopped on the floor. But recently in the music room at Lincoln High School in Lake City, there was something more: a $1,000 check being...

Lighting ceremony planned for Saturday

Dec 2, 2020
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce is again presenting a holiday lighting event in Patton Park on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This year’s event will differ from past years because of COVID-19. People will be able to participate without leaving their vehicles. “We are asking everyone to stay...

High School National Honor Society inducts 35 members

Dec 2, 2020
On Monday, Nov. 23, a small National Honor Society induction ceremony was held at the Lincoln High School Auditorium limited to new members and speakers. The ceremony was recorded and published later in the day. This year the Lake City National Honor Society inducted 35 new members. This year’...

Food distribution planned Friday

Dec 2, 2020
A second, larger, pop-up food distribution event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4. From 10 a.m. to noon while supplies last, anyone negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can pick up 30-pound food boxes filled with milk, fruits, vegetables, and protein. There’s no charge and no paperwork to...

DNR urges caution around ice, cold water

Dec 2, 2020
With the continued surge in the number of people recreating outdoors this year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds everyone that lakes and ponds across the state have started to freeze, and where there isn’t ice, the water is dangerously cold. Ice thickness is highly...

Church releases scavenger hunt clue

Dec 2, 2020
Valley View Assembly of God church has released the first clue for its Advent scavenger hunt. People who find the special Christmas ornament can return it to Valley View Assembly of God Church (305 West Grant Street, Lake City) where you they exchange it for a child’s gift and a Christmas ham. The...


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