Community

Local group participates in STORM camp

Jul 23, 2015
On Sunday, July 19, four youth and four adults left for STORM (Service to Others in Rural Minnesota) Camp in Faribault, Minn.  STORM camp is a weeklong mission experience in a local community.  These youth and adults will be providing a variety of service projects for residents in the Faribault...

Kids get treats, prizes at church's crusade

Jul 23, 2015
Valley View Assembly of God Church in Lake City hosted its annual crusade for kids and their families, Sunday, July 12 through Wednesday, July 15.  Children’s Evangelists Brian and Vicki Cockerham of 2Talk42 Ministries presented a different program each evening. Hundreds of pictures are available...

Pepin walkers to go to market

Jul 22, 2015
This Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m., the Walking Lake Pepin group walk will be from Roschen Park shelter to the Thursday Night Market.  A good way to get some extra walking in is to park away from the event you are attending.  All community members heading to the market are welcome to join the group...

Stowaways find supportive hosts

Jul 22, 2015
Pam and Butch Featherstone had a big surprise June 30 when they took off from the harbor for an afternoon of fishing. When they got about a half mile down the lake a duck appeared in the front of the boat. She waddled back in the front compartment where she had built a nest and laid nine eggs. They...

Nurse offers tips for breast feeding success

Jul 22, 2015
By Bea Haines Balancing work and family life, including breastfeeding, is increasingly necessary for a vibrant workforce. Supporting women in the workplace so that they can continue to breastfeed benefits both the employer and society. Employers see increased productivity and society sees...
Ben Threinen

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...

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