Ackermann donates to city’s tree fund

Feb 28, 2024
Dr. Mike Ackermann (left) of Ackermann Total Eye Care, presents a check for $1,000 for the city of Lake City’s tree fund. Accepting is Dean Flugstad, a member of the Lake City Tree Advisory Committee. Ackermann “feels very strongly that trees are an essential part the city’s character and beauty as...

Chamber holds ribbon-cutting for El Barco

Feb 28, 2024
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Lake City Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors joined at El Barco Restaurant to welcome this new business to our community with a Ribbon Cutting event. Located at 209 South Lakeshore Dr. El Barco is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. With a goal of being...

Fore the Bills donates $12,000 to athletic boosters

Feb 28, 2024
Fore the Bills has donated $12,000 to the Lake City Athletic Booster Club (LCABC). “The Lake City Athletic Booster Club would like to thank Fore the Bills for their generous donation to LCABC of $12,000,” the booster club said in a news release. “These funds will help support all Lake City...

High school’s second quarter 2023-2024 Standout Students

Feb 28, 2024
Lincoln High School recognized 15 students in grades 10-12 as “Standout Students” for second quarter of the 2023-24 school year. Standout Students are recognized by their classroom teachers at the end of each quarter in one of six categories (Growth, Achievement, Attitude, Effort, Respect, or...

Historical society seeks history sleuths, gossips and caretakers

Feb 28, 2024
At last Friday’s Open Hours Event at the Lake City Historical Society (LCHS), the Collections Committee brought out items from their archives to inspect, document and repack using archival materials purchased with money donated recently from the American Legion Post 110. The public was invited to...

Hundreds walk lighted state park trails after dark

Feb 28, 2024
About 400 people came out to Frontenac State Park on Saturday night to walk trails lit by luminaries and a beautiful full moon for the park’s annual candelight walk. In an ordinary year, the luminaries would have been made of ice, not candles in wax-coated bags, and people would also have been...

Kiwanis Club again supports Five for Food

Feb 28, 2024
The Lake City Kiwanis Club has again supported the Lake City Food Shelf with a sponsorship donation for the annual Five for Food Initiative of Greater Lake City Community Foundation. Thirty-two sponsors of individuals, businesses and organizations have pledged over $23,000 to the sponsor pool,...

Officials pay tribute to school bus drivers

Feb 28, 2024
Officials and representatives of several local groups gathered at the Bluff Country School Bus Service garage on North 10th Street Wednesday, Feb. 21, to mark School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. The company, which provides student transportation services to the Lake City School District,...

Taylor Heise meets Education Foundation auction winners

Feb 28, 2024
Marco and Lisa Molinari of Lake City, their son Paxton and their grandchildren Max and Anders had a chance to meet with Lake City native Taylor Heise at the Feb. 25 Minnesota Professonal Women’s Hockey League game against Boston. Heise, who was nursing an injury, hopes to be back in action...

Veterinarian Schaal speaks to Kiwanis Club

Feb 28, 2024
Dr. Melissa Schaal of Lake Pepin Pet Clinic and Hospital told Kiwanians of her life in veterinarian practice that started in rural northeastern Washington State. Sparsely populated, she learned to solve problems herself but found the work very demanding. After two years she moved back to...


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