Community

Five for Food exceeds $35,000 goal by $6,000

Apr 7, 2021
Five for Food, an initiative of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation for the Lake City Food Shelf, has completed its seventh year with a record of 25 sponsors and $41,065 in total donations. Twenty-five sponsors agreed to donate between $500 and $1,000. The sponsor funds, totaling $17,...

Local vet among those celebrating National Submarine Day April 11

Apr 7, 2021
On Sunday, April 11, submarine veterans will reinstate National Submarine Day traditions in Minnesota and invite the public to “join members of the Silent Service to celebrate the birthdate of the American submarine.” Ceremonial events take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Fort Snelling National...

MnDOT bridge inspections underway

Apr 7, 2021
Motorists in southeast Minnesota should be alert for lane closures as the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) begins routine inspections of 924 of state, city and county bridges in the region. MnDOT bridge inspectors will evaluate approximately 404 structures for MnDOT and 520 bridges...

No-interest housing rehab loans available for area residents

Apr 7, 2021
Semcac, a Community Action Agency serving southeastern Minnesota, has funds available through Minnesota Housing for housing rehabilitation loans for eligible homeowners in Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona counties. This is a 0 percent interest...

Participants wanted for April 24 community clean-up event

Apr 7, 2021
Destination Lake City (DLC) is inviting the community to join them for a spring clean up day for Lake City on April 24, weather permitting. On that day participants will gather at 10 a.m. at Ohuta Park and then clean up along the waterfront to the north and to the south of Ohuta. The clean-up will...

Another food distribution planned for April 9

Mar 31, 2021
Organizers are expecting a shipment of 400 boxes of food Friday, April 9, from Channel One Food Bank for the next pop-up food distribution event. The event will begin at 11 a.m. at Underwood Park in Lake City. The park is on North 10th Street across the street from the Lake City Public Safety...

February Students of the Month at Lincoln High School

Mar 31, 2021
Each month, Lincoln High School selects one boy and one girl from grades seven through nine as its students of the month. The February students of the month are: Seventh grade: Emily Mehrkens and Luke Narum Eighth grade: Adalai Benedict and Lawson Kane Ninth grade: Alivia Corey and Noah...

Gary Lamaster joins historical society board

Mar 31, 2021
Lake City Historical Society (LCHS) is announcing that Gary LaMaster has joined its board of directors. He was born and educated in Iowa and was a longtime resident of the Twin Cities. After retiring in 2006 to Arizona he has returned to the area to be in proximity to family and the natural...

Girls Day Out to ‘Paint the Town’ Saturday, April 24

Mar 31, 2021
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce has announced that this years Girls Day Out event in Lake City will take place on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “Paint the Town.” “Downtown Lake City will be buzzing with great deals and fun events at our local shops and...

High school alum among COVID-19 virus researchers

Mar 31, 2021
Mark Heise grew up on a farm near Oak Center and graduated from Lincoln High school in 1987. My Lake City neighbors on North 10th Street, Karen and Tom Heise, have frequently told me about their son Mark who is a virologist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and today is at the...

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