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Diners generous at free community Thanksgiving

Jan 4, 2023
This year’s community Thanksgiving dinner served 316 meals on Thanksgiving Day and raised $3,400.50 through freewill offerings for the Lake City Food Shelf. “I’d say the generosity was pretty good considering it was just a voluntary, freewill offering,” said Elwood Gnotke of Bethany Lutheran Church...

Ralph dons a green cap

Jan 4, 2023
The statue of “Father of Water Skiing” Ralph Samuelson got a little gift to help it survive its first winter at Ohuta Beach in Lake City, a cozy-looking green knitted hat. The statue went up in July, just in time for the 100th anniversary of Samuelson becoming the first person to water ski, a feat...

St. John’s Christmas choir concert raises $450 for food shelf

Jan 4, 2023
Despite inclement weather that day, a freewill donation collected at a Dec. 14 choir concert at St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrating the birth of Christ collected $450 for the Lake City Food Shelf. Above, choir accompanist Sandi Rodman (left) and director Joyce Zillgitt (right) present a donation...

Arts guild meets periodically in Wabasha

Jan 4, 2023
River Valley Arts Guild (RVAG) meets the fourth Monday of the month at 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 905 Hiawatha Drive East, Wabasha. The mission of the River Valley Arts Guild is: To share, learn and experience many types of art with others and to help our local communities. Sub-groups...

Christmas tree pickup is Jan. 7

Jan 4, 2023
Members of the Lake City Lions and Lake City Sportsman’s clubs will conduct their annual Christmas tree pick up in Lake City on Saturday, Jan. 7, beginning at 1 p.m. Residents wishing to dispose of their trees should put them out at the corner of their city block no sooner than Friday, Jan. 6...

DNR: Slush can create unsafe ice

Jan 4, 2023
Heavy, wet snow can significantly affected ice conditions, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Slush adds weight to the ice and its effects can be unpredictable. Slushy conditions can impact travel on the ice, while in others — especially where ice was in the early stages...

Next free monthly supper is Jan. 11

Jan 4, 2023
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church parishioners would like to invite the community to enjoy their monthly supper on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. They will be serving four hot dishes: Tater Tot, Vegetable Cassoulet, Chicken/Noodle and Chili/Noodle with sides of salad, dinner rolls and...

‘Santa’ helps Pass It On donate $500 for high school speech club

Dec 28, 2022
‘Twas the day before winter break at Lincoln High School when Santa presented a financial donation from the Pass It On Thrift Shop to Erick Enger, Superintendent of Lake City Public Schools. Actually, it was Pastor David Badgley from the First Congregational Church, UCC, who was behind the beard...

Downtown assessment results presented at Chamber of Commerce

Dec 28, 2022
The Director of Community Programs at Rethos, Emily Kurash Casey, delivered a presentation to Lake City residents and key stakeholders at the Chamber of Commerce’s office on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Kurash Casey outlined the findings of the organization’s Main Street surveys conducted in the summer of...

Grant allows Bluff View students to compete in Youth Coding League

Dec 28, 2022
Fifth and sixth grade students at Bluff View Elementary School competed alone and in small groups against students from around the country in the Youth Coding League. Each week during the regular season, they watch videos to learn computer programming techiniques, said Diane Spence, the team’s...

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