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Faith formation students donate to food shelf

Jan 26, 2022
In December the faith formation classes at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church participated in an Advent challenge. The challenge was to see which grade could bring in the most food for the food shelf. The winner would get a pizza party. “The kids did such a great job that everyone got pizza,” the...

Family donation benefits preschoolers

Jan 26, 2022
The Suckow family and Thrivent Financial donated early learning toys the Lake City Public Schools preschool program as well as “Live Generously” t-shirts for the students in their son Rhett’s classroom. As a Thrivent insurance policy holder, Samantha Suckow is allowed to direct Thrivent Action Team...

Fat tire bikers getting fired up

Jan 26, 2022
Joe White (pictured) and Dan Coyle rode fat tire bikes bikes along a path through the Jewel Golf Club last weekend. The club will play host to the Fired Up Fat Bike Ride on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This year will be a free event with a similar course to previous years, but there...

Ice skated, kites flown, s’mores eaten, fun had

Jan 26, 2022
It was a bit chilly Saturday during the skating and kiting party at the beach at the pier concourse turnaround, but lots of people still turned out to skate, fly a kite, warm up by the bonfire, eat s’mores, listen to Toto’s “Africa” and socialize under mostly sunny skies. It was one of the first...

Five for Food begins Valentine’s Day

Jan 26, 2022
Five for Food, an initiative of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation for the Lake City Food Shelf, begins its eighth year on Feb. 14. The drive will end on March 31. Returning sponsors have stepped forward with contributions from $500 to $1,000 for a total of $17,000. The sponsors’ funds...

Former area pastor publishes book

Jan 26, 2022
A former area pastor has written a book about his great grandmother’s journey from Germany to Minnesota. Rev. Stephen Kurtzahn, who retired from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Frontenac and Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Florence in 2018, recently published his book, “No Enduring City: A Story of...

Library presents chocolate-focused culinary event

Jan 26, 2022
The Lake City Public Library invites the public to a new Zoom event “All You Need is Love…and Chocolate!” with Margo Yotter, former owner of Rustic. This event takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m., “just in time for Valentine’s Day,” the library said in a news release. This demo includes...

Students participate in Auxiliary Americanism coloring art contest

Jan 26, 2022
St. John’s Lutheran School participated in a VFW Auxiliary 8729 Americanism coloring art contest. Winners for grades one and two were: Julianna Laska - first, and Hazel Luhmann - second. Nick Olson won first prize in grades three and four. Charlie Knudsen won second. Joseph Gonzales won first...

‘Snapshot’ show opens

Jan 26, 2022
On Saturday and Sunday, the public got its first look at a series of photographs of Lake City’s business community taken by the Lake City Photography Club. Called “A Snapshot of Lake City” the aim of the show is to capture the state of commerce in Lake City as the city celebrates its 150th...

JFK expert returns for another Rotary talk

Jan 19, 2022
Lake City Rotary Club member Nancy Denzer (left) with guest speaker David Yorks. Yorks is an expert on President John F. Kennedy and the investigation into Kennedy’s assasination. He returned to talk more about the conflicting information and mysteries surrounding that event. The Lake City Rotary...

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