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Childhood cancer awareness walk is Saturday in Patton Park

Sep 23, 2020
The Lake City Area Childhood Cancer Awareness (LCACCA) group is hosting a walk on Sept. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Patton Park, and is hoping to raise enough funds to help fund research, and create awareness, provide scholarships and give back to an organization they were a part of while going...

A big push for accessible swings

Sep 23, 2020
A fundraiser for accessible swings in Lake City parks is off to a good start with a $1,000 donation from Jed Clark of Jed Clark Construction, but there’s still an opportunity to contribute to the $5,000 goal. Sharon Eggenberger is leading an effort to raise money for a wheelchair swing and special...

76 hands tie 40 blankets for babies

Sep 23, 2020
Macey Beltz, a confirmation student at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, held a blanket tying event at Patton Park on Sunday, Sept. 13 with 38 volunteers of all ages making 40 blankets. The blankets will be donated to families from the area with new babies born during this financially...

150th anniversary quilt revealed

Sep 23, 2020
The Lake City 150th Community Quilt capstone event was held Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Lake City Area Arts (LCAA) Center where Pat Swanson’s art show “My Artistic Journey” opened. “Pat was very helpful with arranging the display of the reversible quilt so both sides could be viewed,” said Lois...

No Trick or Treat on 
Washington Street

Sep 16, 2020
Mask or not, there’s no Trick or Treat on Washington Street this year, according to Jil Garry, one of the organizers. The popular family event in downtown Lake City is the latest local event to succumb to the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Above, a young masked cowboy eyes his surroundings while...

Wabasha County SWCD meets Sept. 24

Sep 16, 2020
Wabasha County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will hold their regular board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 8:15 a.m. The meeting will be held in the County Courthouse Conference Room at 625 Jefferson Avenue in Wabasha People who plan to attend should call the office at 651-560-...

Rotary donates to food shelf

Sep 16, 2020
The Lake City Rotary Club made a $1,000 donation to the Lake City Food Shelf Monday, Sept. 14. Accepting the donation on behalf of the food shelf was the organization’s treasurer, Mavis Hawkins. She told the club members that the food shelf hasn’t had the financial struggles that other food...

Old cemetery undergoes restoration

Sep 16, 2020
On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 12, Jaci Bedtka was in Frontenac Cemetery, looking at stone fragments and trying to determine how or if they fit together. Bedtka was the crew lead of a five-member group from Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps that spent seven days in the cemetery...

Museum collection includes military artifacts

Sep 16, 2020
Among the items displayed at the Wabasha County Historical Society, Reads Landing School Museum is a Soldier’s wheelchair in the military exhibit. Military uniforms, WW II ration stamps and a letter written by a WW I soldier are some of the artifacts on display in the military area. With COVID...

Multi-instrumentalist to explain wind-powered Celtic music

Sep 16, 2020
The Lake City Public Library invites the public to join them via YouTube Live on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m., and learn how air is transformed into music and what makes airs, dance tunes, and songs Celtic with singer and multi-instrumentalist Laura Mackenzie. “You’ll hear the magic of Celtic...

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