School, city mourn an inspiring leader

Lake City and its students lost a tireless booster when Paul Holland passed away March 11 at age 57.

Holland’s most visible role was as Lincoln High School Band director for nearly two decades, but he was very active behind the scenes on events like the Water Ski Days Parade and the Lake City Memorial Day celebration.

As a musician he performed throughout the area with several groups, including a headlining performance at the Water Ski Days beer tent with his band Backlash.

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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...
Due to the Coronavirus - COVID-19 and the State of Emergency declared for the state of Minnesota, the Paul Holland visitation and service will be PRIVATE for family, co-workers, and the Lake City band. The funeral mass for Paul Holland will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at St. Mary of the...
A benefit for the late Lake City High School band teacher Paul Holland and his family planned Sunday, March 15, has been postponed. Organizers announced the decision on the "Marching On For Paul" Facebook page Thursday, March 12. When the benefit was announced a few weeks ago, Holland was...

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