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4-H junior dairy judges place first

Jul 14, 2021
The Wabasha County 4-H junior dairy judging team recently placed first at their first contest of the summer. The team placed five classes of dairy heifers and cows and gave one set of oral reasons. Individually Emily Mellgren placed first, Ashley Mellgren fourth and Blake Siewert placed seventh....

Walkers tour former Jewell

Jul 14, 2021
Wednesday, July 7, the Walking Lake Pepin (WLP) group took a walk through what once was the historic Jewell Nursery and is now the Jewel housing development and golf club. Jim Schreck, who from age 12 through high school, worked at the Jewell Nursery shared his recollections of the Jewell...

Wabasha County Fair 2021 is on

Jul 14, 2021
The Wabasha County Fair is now underway at the county fairgrounds in Wabasha. “We’ve been through it all,” the Fair Board said in a news release. “2019 had an abrupt ending after the fairgrounds received torrential rains Friday night, flooding the grandstand area, and the rains didn’t let up till...

SWCD to hold community discussion on conservation

Jul 14, 2021
The Wabasha Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) annual Local Working Group meeting will take place on July 27, according to the SWCD. The annual community discussion provides an opportunity for landowners and people with an interest in agriculture, forestry and conservation to review and...

Local vets raise flag before Twins game

Jul 14, 2021
Over 70 friends and relatives were on-hand to watch four Lake City-area Vietnam-era veterans raise the flag at the Minnesota Twins game on July 7 in Minneapolis. Jon Gravenish, Tom Harkins, Jon Peters, and Cliff Reynolds raised the flag before the noon game on a 60 degree July day. Jon Gravenish...

Lake City pharmacy customers part of $51,356 Alzheimer’s fundraising campaign

Jul 14, 2021
The Sterling Pharmacy fundraising campaign for the Alzheimer’s Association raised $51,356, according to the company. “For the past several years, Sterling Pharmacy asked customers to join them in the month of June to help raise funding for the Alzheimer’s Association. Customers had the option of...

Goodhue County Fair slated for Aug. 10-14

Jul 14, 2021
The Goodhue County Fair will be back in 2021, according to a news release. Scheduled to return are the grandstand shows of demolition derbies, autocross, lawn mower derby, and the tractor and truck pull. Also returning will be the Crescent City Carnival and All American Lumberjack Show. One new...

Community garden open house is July 20

Jul 14, 2021
The Community Garden Committee invites everyone to visit the Lake City Community Garden on 10th Street North the evening of July 20 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an informal open house. In the community garden there are 23 large plots of 25 by 25 feet and 38 small plots of 15 by 20 feet. “All 61...

City recognizes four long-time employees

Jul 14, 2021
The City of Lake City held a brief employee recognition ceremony at the July 12 Lake City City Council meeting for three employees who have been with the city for 20 years and one 30-year employee. The city recognized Lake City Police Department employees Jeff Daggett and James Iem, both of whom...

Bluff View’s sensory room on the move

Jul 14, 2021
Bluff View Elementary School students will have a more spacious, better equipped place to recover from overstimulation and practice coping skills thanks to a grant. Special Education Teachers Hailey Pottinger and Sarah Cowell applied for and received a $7,000 grant from the Mary Jo Schad and Bob...

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