Bluff View fire safety week award winners

Nov 25, 2020
Bluff View Elementary School kindergarteners, third graders, and fifth graders recently did fire safety activities and contests with the help of the Lake City Fire Department to mark Fire Prevention Week. In kindergarten, Alexis Tomfohrde won a toy fire truck. Third graders participated in a...

Bendickson uses Action Team to produce masks for teachers

Nov 25, 2020
A Thrivent Action Team in Lake City led by Sandra Bendickson hosted a Masks for Teachers event. The masks from Sandy Bendickson and her Thrivent Action Team’s event were presented to Bluff View Elementary on Nov. 16. Principal Jim Borgschatz was there to receive the timely gift. Bendickson and...

VFW Auxiliary announces Patriot’s Pen winners

Nov 18, 2020
The Lake City VFW Auxiliary has announced the local winners of the Patriot’s Pen essay contest. Lori Meyers, the auxiliary’s scholarship chairperson, led a committee to select the winners. First place, and a $100 prize, went to Ethan Stehr. Second place, and $50, went to Lydia Harteneck. And third...

North side park refreshed

Nov 18, 2020
The City of Lake City has given a new look to the park located on Garden Street about a block north of Monroe Street. The park now features playground equipment targeted at children ages 2-5, another set for older children, and a basketball court. City Public Works Director Scott Jensen said the...

Mast arm arrives, restores city pride

Nov 18, 2020
A traffic signal mast arm that had to be special ordered after a design change on the Highway 61 reconstruction project has arrived. On Nov. 17 a technician was working above Lakeshore Drive on the arm and the traffic lights it will hold aloft at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Marion...

Veterans honored in-person and online

Nov 18, 2020
A tribute to veterans took place in Patton Park on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. At 11 a.m., the bell at City Hall across the street from the park tolled 11 times. Then the American Legion and VFW Color Guard did a rifle salute followed by a performance of taps. In attendance were a handful of auxiliary...

Shop with Santa canceled

Nov 18, 2020
The annual December Shop with Santa event at the Lake City VFW won’t take place this year “due to the governor’s restrictions placed on bars and restaurants,” according to a news release. “We will be back next year for the event. Stay safe and healthy.

Scouting for Food is Saturday

Nov 18, 2020
Lake City Cub Scout Pack 94 and Boy Scout Troup 94 will be collecting food for the Lake City Food Shelf on Saturday, Nov. 21. To participate in the annual “Scouting for Food” campaign, people living within the city limits can leave a bag of donated food in their driveway or on their porch and the...

Riester retires after more than 40 years at St. Elizabeth’s

Nov 18, 2020
After more than 40 years at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, family nurse practitioner Sharon Riester is retiring. Throughout her career she was committed to advancing her education and profession. After obtaining her bachelor’s in nursing and serving in several leadership capacities, she saw an...

LCAA: Light up lake city

Nov 18, 2020
Lake City Area Arts is looking to light up Lake City with a with a socially distanced holiday community event. People are encouraged to put up holiday decorations and then call Pat Blum at 507-269-4463 or email to be added to a map of area homes decked out for the holidays that...


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