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First Lutheran Church confirms eight

May 8, 2024
Eight students were confirmed at First Lutheran on Sunday, May 5. Back row, from left: Owen Kopp, Natalie Gnotke, Dylann Porisch, Mya Kohrs, and Pastor Paul Miller. Front row, from left: Addison Ahrens, Lauryn Stolzenberg, Julia Huettl, and Alex Berlin.

Steam locomotive passes through Lake City on international journey

May 8, 2024
A train pulled by a steam locomotive passed through Lake City on May 5 as it traveled from St. Paul to Portage, Wis., part of a three-nation, 11-stop tour to celebrate the anniversary of the merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern railroads. The “Final Spike Steam Tour” began at the...

Suicide awareness event set for Lake City High School May 13

May 8, 2024
Lake City’s Lincoln High School will be home to a suicide awareness event on Monday, May 13, beginning at 5:30 pm. Bringing Light into Darkness, A Community Conversation about Suicide will feature speakers, free food, opportunity to connect with others, and the chance to learn about community...

Amtrak adds second passenger train between St. Paul and Chicago

May 8, 2024
The Great River Rail Commission has shared details for Amtrak Borealis trains that will begin daily, round-trip service on May 21 and run from Union Depot in Saint Paul to Union Station in Chicago, doubling the capacity for rail travel between the two cities. Amtrak Borealis trains will make...

Ukranian choir to join worship at Redeeming Grace

May 8, 2024
Members of First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church in St. Louis Park, Minn., will be in worship at Redeeming Grace Community Church, 213 N Oak St, on Sunday May 12 at 10 a.m.. “The war has severely impacted the Christians in Ukraine. First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church in St. Louis...

Athletic boosters meet May 22

May 8, 2024
The Lake City Athletic Booster Club (LCABC) will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. This meeting will take place via Google Meet. The LCABC is an organization that enhances athletics at Lincoln High School. If you would like more information about the LCABC or to attend this...

With merger complete, Lake City Federal Bank becomes Forward Bank

May 8, 2024
Forward Bank and Lake City Federal Bank have received approval from banking regulators and have merged the two mutual banks on May 3, 2024, according to a Forward news release. “As announced in December, Forward Bank has merged with Lake City Federal Bank and will begin the process of converting...

Bluff View young leaders present to Kiwanis Club

May 8, 2024
What a thrill for the Kiwanians to learn about the leadership development program that is being undertaken at Bluff View Elementary. These students—Hayden Talbert, Brooks Holst, Elsie Hawryluk, Ellie Kohrs and Isabelle Raths—showed a great deal of poise while telling us about speaking before...

Burns benefit is May 18 at VFW

May 8, 2024
A benefit for Bill Burns will take place Saturday, May 18, at the Lake City VFW, 115 N. Franklin St. “Help rally behind Bill and his family as he bravely confronts leukemia,” a poster for the event reads. “Money raised will help the family with medical bills and expenses.” Registration for a bean...

Church seeks memorabilia from Mary E. McCahill Institute

May 8, 2024
St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church is seeking memorabilia from a Catholic School that used to operate next to the church. “Mary E. McCahill Institute was a 1-12 school that occupied the space where the Parrish center is now located,” the church said in a news release. “A small committee has met...

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