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Boat ride pays tribute to the Sea Wing victims

Jul 17, 2015
Jane Windhorst tosses a rose into the waters of Lake Pepin, which claimed the lives of 98 people on July 13, 1890, when a sudden storm sank the Sea Wing. Windhorst was one of 120 people who turned out aboard the Pearl of the Lake paddlewheel boat Sunday to mark the tragedy’s 125th anniversary....

Reading nights continue July 23

Jul 17, 2015
First-year Bluff View Elementary School third grade teacher Abby Balow reads “The Mightiest” by Keiko Kasza to students attending the reading night event June 16. Over 100 children are participating in the events, which offer story time, reading time, a chance to take accelerated reader tests and...

Food shelf seeks help raising matching funds

Jul 16, 2015
With two weeks to go in a matching-funds arrangement, the Lake City Food Shelf has received $1,400. “We’re hoping that we can bring another $1,400 before the end of July,” said Carole Helgerson, president. “We know some regular donors have rescheduled their contributions to attract matching...

St. John's Church plans community festival

Jul 16, 2015
St. John’s is inviting the community to a Summer Festival on Saturday, July 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be brats, hot dogs, burgers, local sweet corn, beverages, chips, and more - all free. Activities will include a bouncy castle, dunk tank, face painting, water balloon toss and door...
Barb Kobs (left), member of the Operation Round-Up Board at Goodhue County Cooperative Electric Association, presents a check for $1,000 to Brandon Herzig of the Lake City Fire Department.

Fire dept. benefits from coop 'Round-Up' program

Jul 16, 2015
Lake City Fire Department will be able to replace four 50-foot segments of structure fire fighting hose thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Goodhue County Cooperative Electric Association’s (GCCEA) Operation Round-Up Fund. Operation Round-Up program was started in 1996. Members can voluntarily have...

Four tows pass on Lake Pepin

Jul 16, 2015
Lake Pepin and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lock system kept busy July 13 with tow traffic.  Larry Nielson, credited with taking the photo, witnessed an unusual site when four vessels were caught in his camera lens at the same time.  The vessel Aaron F. Barret is southbound (downstream) pushing six...

Long term Knights honored

Jul 16, 2015
On Tuesday, July 14 the Knights of Columbus at St. Mary of the Lake  Catholic Church held their annual steak dinner for all members, their wives and widows of the parish. Four men were honored for the length of their active membership, including David McKenzie, 72 years; Ed Bauman, 53 years; Bob...

Lions Clubs presents awards

Jul 16, 2015
New Lions president named and awards given at July meeting.

Bikes available for use

Jul 16, 2015
Lake City has a new amenity to help keep it’s citizens on a healthy lifestyle track. New bikes are now available for use in the community, thanks to a Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant. The bikes are available for daily use at the Lake City Marina office. Bike helmets are also...

Band Visits Plymouth Rock

Jul 16, 2015
The Lake City Tiger Marching Band completed an eight-day East Coast tour, and wrapped the summer up with an end-of-the-year picnic and celebration last Thursday at Underwood Park.  While on the East Coast the Tiger Band paraded to estimated crowds of 300,000  in Bristol, R.I., and 50,000  in...

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