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Pickleball courts under construction

Jul 21, 2021
A Glander Excavating bulldozer moves soil at the construction site for new pickleball courts at Underwood Park. The new courts will replace the ones lost when the Marina tennis and pickleball courts were removed in conjunction with the Ohuta Beach reconstruction project.

People, animals flock to fair

Jul 21, 2021
Lots of two and four-legged beings appeared at the fairgrounds in Wabasha last week and weekend for the Wabasha County Fair. There were animal shows, clown shows, lumberjack shows, and exhibits, as well as autocross, demolition derby, pedal tractor pull, pony rides, and lots more. “Thank you all...

Water stories and science featured at LCAA event

Jul 21, 2021
Lake City Area Arts (LCAA) presented an eclectic event July 15 featuring music, poetry, fiction, science, and creative non-fiction all around a single theme: water. “Watershed Forum: A Mix of Art and Science” looked at water from the perspective of commerce, conservation, recreation, and...

Walk rained out, rescheduled

Jul 21, 2021
The Walking Lake Pepin (WLP) group walk was rained out on Wednesday, July 14. The group walk at Season’s Harvest Farm hosted by Jenny and Tim Schlagenhaft will be re-scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 11. Next week the WLP group walk will gather at Manawa Prairie Farm on Wednesday, July 29. Dag...

Sailing for Leukemia event weighs anchor this weekend

Jul 21, 2021
The Lake City Yacht Club’s annual Sailing for Leukemia event is this weekend. “Our annual sail Leukemia fundraiser is where we share our love of sailing with the community,” the club said. For a $20 per-person donation ($15 for children ages 12 and under), people can go on a 90-minute sailing...

Refuge ramps closed for replacement

Jul 21, 2021
The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Winona District will be closing the Weaver Landing on Hwy. 61 at Weaver, Minn., and Indian Slough Landing on Hwy. 25 between Wabasha and Nelson, Wis., on an intermittent basis for approximately one month from July 15. The landings will...

New date, location for Float-a-palooza

Jul 21, 2021
Float-a-palooza is returning this year, but in a different location and on a different day of the week. This year’s event will take place Sunday, Aug. 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hok-Si-La Park. Past Float-a-paloozas were held on Saturday at the Marina beach next to Ohuta Park. Construction at...

More people eligible for food shelf assistance

Jul 21, 2021
More people in the Lake City area are eligible to receive groceries from the Food Shelf because of recent changes in income provisions. Carole Helgerson, executive director of the local Food Shelf, wants that information circulated in the community as part of the effort to address food insecurity...

Many children have visited history museum this season

Jul 21, 2021
Sporting a scally cap, Jackson Mann of Tacoma, Wash., was looking dapper sitting in the 1916 Model T Ford at the Wabasha County Historical Society, Reads Landing School Museum. Jackson is one of many children who have visited the museum this season. Along with touring the museum, he also took...

Gundersen surgeon’s local roots run deep

Jul 21, 2021
Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s orthopedic surgeon Tom Dudley, MD, PhD, feels his connection to Wabasha and Lake City in the patients he sees. A high school classmate, a longtime friend or someone who knew his father. “How cool is that?” he said. Case in point, Lake City resident Lowell (Hogey) Holmgren...

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