Joy in a challenging journey

Jul 8, 2020
The phone rang late at night. When Dick Eick answered, he heard his daughter Alyson’s voice. She said, “Dad, I have to tell you - I’m a lesbian.” Dick paused, then said, “You are our daughter and always will be our daughter. No matter whether you are gay or straight, we want you to have a loving...

Guitarist David Rogers to perform at Patton Park

Jul 8, 2020
Lake City Area Arts is hosting a concert in Patton Park with guitarist David Rogers on July 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. People are asked to bring chairs or blankets, wear masks, and follow social distancing rules. There is no admission fee. Lake City Area Arts will collect a freewill contribution for...

DFL candidates plan virtual town hall

Jul 8, 2020
Three area DFL-endorsed state legislative candidates will hold a virtual town hall event on July 16. Ralph Kaehler (candidate for Minnesota Senate District 21), Matt Bruns (candidate for Minnesota House District 21A), and Elise Diesslin (candidate for Minnesota House District 21B), will discuss...

Death in Zumbro Falls under investigation

Jul 8, 2020
Information remains scarce about a death involving a gunshot in rural Zumbro Falls reportedly under investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Acccording to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office, the office responded to a call of an unresponsive 34-year-old woman just before 11...

County looks to improve driver’s license service

Jul 8, 2020
The Wabasha County Board discussed making the driver’s license process easier at its June 30 meeting. No action was taken at this time, but the unanimous feeling of the board was to move forward with the process. All commissioners were present, including Rich Hall who has been attending meetings...

Letter: A retro beach in Lake City? Why not?

Jul 8, 2020
I recently had a deja vu experience: seeing a swimming beach, with groomed sand and with lifeguards sitting under umbrellas on raised chairs. This view was one I enjoyed and actually lived over the past years when spending summers in Lake City. Where? The bathing beach at Ohuta Park of course. In...

Lake full of
 fun seekers

Jul 1, 2020
Ben Threinen of Lake City submitted these photos of people enjoying themselves on Lake Pepin over the weekend. Above, a group of people relax aboard a pontoon and auxiliary vessels. At right, an Eagle Hang Gliding flight nears its conclusion. The lake promises to be busy again this weekend with the...

Holland benefit auction goes online

Jul 1, 2020
The committee organizing a fundraiser for the family of the late Lake City High School Band Director Paul Holland has announced an online auction. “The Marching On For Paul Fundraiser and Silent Auction was planned for March 2020, but COVID-19 changed that for all of us,” the commitee said in a...

Habitat for Humanity completes unusual build in Lake City

Jul 1, 2020
A smaller-than-usual crowd was present at the dedication of Nancy Breen’s home at 416 North Prairie Street in Lake City on June 25. Dedications for Habitat for Humanity builds like this one would typically host dozens of people, according to Stacy Larson, Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity’s...

Firemen’s dance canceled, modified door prize drawing planned

Jul 1, 2020
In what could be the first time in over 120 years, the Lake City Fire Department won’t be holding the Lake City Fireman’s Dance. “This would have been the 122nd year of the dance,” Firefighter Justin Novak said. “To my knowledge we’ve never had a canceled dance even during times of war and...


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