Many trucks join funeral procession for Blaze

Jan 18, 2023
After 12-year-old Blaze Himle was killed in a snowmobile accident in rural Theilman on Jan. 8, word spread that Himle loved semi trucks. Area truckers rallied to honor Himle by joining his funeral procession Saturday, Jan. 14 as it traveled from the funeral service held at First Lutheran Church in...

Tree clearing, utility work on Wabasha County Hwy. 7

Jan 18, 2023
On Wabasha County Hwy. 7 from Hwy. 63 to 404th Ave. near the Zumbro River bridge, tree clearing and utility relocation work is expected to begin by Feb. 1 (depending on weather), according to the Wabasha County Highway Department. Wabasha County Hwy. 7 will remain open to traffic; however, work...

Ag-inspired license plate: ‘A testament to passion, persistence’

Jan 18, 2023
It was a lengthy process, but Val Aarsvold’s push to create state-wide license plates that help fund agricultural programs through the 4-H and FFA organizations is reality. The Plainview woman, executive director of the Minnesota FFA Foundation, said she’s excited about the lasting impacts of...

Kate Bauman is Lake City Area Arts’ first director

Jan 18, 2023
The board of directors for the Lake City Area Arts (LCAA) has announced that Kate Bauman “will be the first paid staff person to lead our little arts organization.” Bauman holds a master’s degree in fine arts in studio art and is an experienced educator. “Her work history as a program manager in...

Life Line screening set for Jan. 31

Jan 18, 2023
Residents living in and around the Lake City can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with screenings by Life Line Screening, according to a news release. The Lake City Sportsman’s Club will host this community event on...

LP and the 45s return for Feb. 4 dance

Jan 18, 2023
Lake City Area Arts has announced that LP and the 45s will be the band for the arts organization’s annual winter dance fundraiser. The band plays hits from the vinyl era. The dance will be Feb. 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lake City Sportsman’s Club, 2200 S. Oak St., Lake City. Admission is $20...

Norberg publishes book about his time in newspapers, Aramco public relations

Jan 18, 2023
Bob Norberg of Lake City has begun distribution of his self-published book, “Bob Tales,” a compilation of anecdotes from his experiences as a weekly newspaper editor in Lake City and Bloomfield, Iowa, and 31 years with the oil company Aramco in Saudi Arabia and Washington, D.C. “Rather than risk...

Swan song: Local jeweler retires after 35 years

Jan 18, 2023
Steve Swan, who for over three decades owned and operated Swan Jewelers at 109 E. Center St. in Lake City, has sold the business and retired. Swan was part of an unbroken tradition of jewelers operating at that address dating back to 1877 that continues today with Johnson Jewelers of Lake City....

VFW and Legion Auxiliaries mark Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Jan 11, 2023
Lake City’s American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary join together to show appreciation to local law enforcement on Jan. 9, Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The groups sewed reusable bags and filled them with goodies and gift cards as well as cards of thanks for our local law enforcement....

VFW donates $1,500 toward school tubas

Jan 11, 2023
VFW Post 8729 presents a $1,500 check to the Lake City High School band to help with the purchase of new tubas. Pictured, from left: VFW Quartermaster Wally Banks, Lake City High School students Resa Laqua and Isaac Laqua, Becky Laqua of the Lake City Music Boosters, and Tom Brown of the Lake City...


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