Applications sought for city council

Jan 30, 2019
Lake City City Councilmembers approved a process to fill the vacancy on the council created by Mary Lou Waltman’s resignation, but it wasn’t unanimous.Waltman submitted a resignation letter on Jan. 11.At a special meeting on Jan. 23, the council voted 4-2 to ask people interested in serving the...

Therapy dogs visit high school

Jan 30, 2019
“We do a little bit of everything,” Ugly Dog Therapy owner Jenny Langness said of her pudelpointer therapy dogs, Albert, and Earl.The dogs are used for preschoolers to senior citizens, from learning to read to memory care.“When people say: What can they do?,” she said. “What can’t they do?”Twice a...

Lake City loses longtime leader

Jan 30, 2019
Longtime city council member Mary Lou Waltman passed away Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Mayo Clinic Health System, Lake City Hospital.Waltman recently resigned her seat on the council due to health issues. She had two years remaining on her term.Waltman was first elected to the council in 2008, but had...

Winter Fest is Here

Jan 30, 2019
Winter Fest is back this weekend and bigger than ever, according to Ron Hooge, one of the event’s organizers.The 18 events is the most since the winter festival in Lake City was resurrected several years ago. What’s more, Hooge said that people have been registering for events earlier than in...

Bell tolls for MLK Day

Jan 24, 2019
Andrew Eggenberger rings the Lake City City Hall bell on Jan. 21 in celebration of Martin Luther King Day. Eggenberger is editor of the Graphic newspaper. The ringing of the historic City Hall bell on special occasions is sponsored by the Lake City Historical Society.

Bishop installs new priest at local parishes

Jan 24, 2019
On Sunday, Jan. 20 at St Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, Fr. John P. Wilmot was installed as pastor by Bishop John M. Quinn, from the Diocese of Winona-Rochester. Fr. Wilmot will also serve as pastor of the parish of St. Patrick’s in West Albany, Minn. 
-Photo by Ben Thrienen

Live Music: Chance Meetings at The Railhouse Grill Jan. 25

Jan 24, 2019
Chance Meetings, four musicians playing 14 different instruments, will perform Friday, Jan. 25, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Railhouse Grill in Lake City. The quartet is beginning their 15th year of playing mix of classic rock, pop, country, blues, bluegrass and folk music from artists like...

Community foundation updates Rotary Club

Jan 24, 2019
Jim Schreck (left) and Bruce Carlstrom (right) of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation spoke to the Lake City Rotary Club Monday, Jan. 21. The foundation has about $150,000 set up in various pillars or endowed funds. The four main primary pillars are the Arts, the Community, the Education,...

Bluff View project on track with no cushion

Jan 24, 2019
Lake City Public School officials toured the $12 million expansion project at Bluff View Elementary School Tuesday, Jan. 22. The project includes a cafeteria, kindergarten wing, gymnasium performance space, and an an already completed pre-school classroom that will give the district space to expand...

Live Music: Sawtooth Brothers in Oak Center Jan. 26

Jan 24, 2019
A harmonious group with a jagged name will perform at the Oak Center General Store’s Folk Forum Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. Sawtooth Brothers features two sets of brothers whose music features vocals in the tradition of classic bluegrass brother harmonies accompanied by driving instrumentation....


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