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Large chair awaits social shares

Sep 2, 2020
An oversize blue wooden chair in McCahill Park invites passersby to stop and have their picture taken and, hopefully, share it to let people know that Lake City exists and they were there. Sharon and Lee Eggenberger of Lake City ordered the chair from Leanna Fayerweather of Pepin, Wis., after...

Quest to clear murder victim’s name to be broadcast Sept. 7

Sep 2, 2020
A community’s effort to set the story straight about one of its members killed by the Jesse James gang will be featured Monday, Sept. 7, at 10 p.m. on KSTP-TV, Channel 5. Lake City resident Wayne Quist said he spent hours with KSTP reporter Joe Mazan and a videographer at Millersburg Schoolhouse...

Retiring postal carrier will miss customers, co-workers... even dogs

Sep 2, 2020
Lake City postal carrier Susan Whelan has retired after nearly 27 years. In that time she’s delivered mail in Planview, Wabasha, and Lake City, but Lake City was always her home base. For almost 17 years she was the regular carrier for Route 3 in Lake City, a 110-mile journey which took her on...

State, Goodhue County candidates invited to Sept. 10 event in Red Wing

Sep 2, 2020
The League of Women Voters Red Wing, Prairie Island Indian Community, and the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce will co-host a candidate event with candidates for Minnesota House District 21A, Minnesota Senate District 21, and Goodhue County Commissioner. The event will take place Thursday, Sept....

Teen leaders train as students prepare for new school year

Sep 2, 2020
Some Lincoln High School students were in the school gymnasium Aug. 26 for training as members of the school’s Teen Leadership Program. The trainings take place every year, but this one was a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We had it in the gym so they could socially distance...

Traveling Christian musician returns to Lake City Sept. 6

Sep 2, 2020
On Sunday, Sept. 6, Chris Driesbach will return to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lake City. Driesbach travels the United States using his original songs to share the story of his personal journey from atheism to Christianity. Chris last visited St. John’s in 2011. Originally from...

Forestry committee: Trees make downtown more welcoming

Sep 2, 2020
If you have been down on Lakeshore Drive lately you have seen the trees planted all along the new highway. What a welcome, people-friendly addition to our town. There is something humanizing and comfortable about adding trees to an environment. For all the walkers that make use of the Riverwalk,...

Childhood cancer awareness walk planned for Sept. 26

Aug 26, 2020
Many things have stopped and slowed, but childhood cancer has not. Lake City Area Childhood Cancer Awareness (LCACCA) is still excited and prepared for their second annual Childhood Cancer Awareness walk on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Patton Park in Lake City. We would be honored...

Doc honored for teaching excellence

Aug 26, 2020
The Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) honored Dr. Dennis Spano with an Excellence In Teaching Award, according to a news release from St. Elizabeth Medical Center, where he practices. A virtual ceremony was held earlier this summer where he and other RPAP mentors were acknowledged for their...

Goodhue County 4-H holds livestock showcase

Aug 26, 2020
Goodhue County 4-H was able to hold showcase events for 4-H youth the week of Aug. 10. These events were similar to normal judging days – with necessary adjustments for COVID-19 related safety. Throughout the week 240 exhibitors were able to show off all their hard work from the year. 94 youth...

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