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Five for Food 2019 two times better

Jan 30, 2019
Five for Food, an initiative of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation for the Lake City Food Shelf, begins its fifth year during February and March.  Thirteen sponsors have stepped forward with contributions from $500 to $1,000 for a total of $10,000.   The funds in the sponsor pool will be...

Mayo ED to open after $1.1 million renovation

Jan 30, 2019
Security and privacy: these are two of the main issues a recently-completed renovation of the emergency department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City is designed to address.Mayo first announced the project in early 2017. The $1.1 million emergency department renovations got underway last...

Schreck honored at special council meeting

Jan 30, 2019
Greg Schreck (left) accepts a plaque from Lake City Mayor Mark Nichols in honor of Schreck’s four years on the Lake City City Council. The presentation occurred at a special meeting of the City Council held Jan. 23.

Dusty Heart plays Feb. 2 in Oak Center

Jan 30, 2019
Americana duo Dusty Heart will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Oak Center General Store. Since performing at the General Store last April, they toured Europe for the first time and participated in The People Festival, a weeklong gathering of musicians from all over the world curated by...

Mortenson receives Lions Everyday Hero award

Jan 30, 2019
Lake City Lions Club member John Mortenson (center) received the Everyday Hero award Saturday, Jan. 26, at the  District 5M1 Mid-Winter Convention held in Rochester. Presenting the award to John are District Governor Nadeen Lunde (left) and Past International Director Sven Berntsen.

Anytime Fitness membership winner is Autumn Kranz

Jan 30, 2019
Autumn Kranz of Lake City was the winner of the one year membership to Anytime Fitness in Lake City.  The local fitness center hosted a Community Health Fair Jan. 26.  Participating exhibitors included Dr. Nathan Schulz, Gregory Goihl, Drs. Elizabeth Olson and Jessin Skoug, Joan Kopacz, physical...

Snow days turn Snow Days into Snow Day

Jan 30, 2019
Due to three consecutive days of weather related school cancellations, Snow Days activities at Lincoln High School have all been moved to Friday of this week.Cororation, which was scheduled for Monday, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday in the high school auditorium.Senior queen candidates are...

Bob and Brett perform Saturday at Railhouse

Jan 30, 2019
Bob and Brett will perform Saturday, Feb. 2, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Railhouse Grill in Lake City. Bob Schlief (right) and Brett Sievers play hit cover songs from all genres from the 70s to current.

Pass It On donation benefits humane society

Jan 30, 2019
There were big smiles when Rev. David S. Badgley (left) presented a check for $2,000 to Teri Bissonnette (center) and Kari Underdahl who volunteer with the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society (HAHS).  The three are standing in front of the HAHS bulletin board posted at Lake City Anytime Fitness, owned...
—Photos by Ben Threinen

Chamber of Commerce holds annual meeting

Jan 30, 2019
Well over 100 people were in attendance at the Lake City Chamber of Commerce annual meeting held at the Lake City Sportsman’s Club on Thursday, Jan. 24. Above, Lake City Economic Development Director Kjellgren Alkire addresses the large crowd from the far end of the room. At right, new chamber...

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