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Reads Museum to host antique appraisal day

Sep 3, 2015
David and Juleen Close, local antique aficionados, will again head up a team of appraisers at this years Wabasha County Historical Society (WCHS) Antique Roadshow. The long-established event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at the WCHS Museum in Reads Landing. The event, which had become popular...

Rotary run funds benefit food shelf

Sep 3, 2015
Lake City Food Shelf Executive Director Carole Helgerson accepted a $2,500 check from the Lake City Rotary Club recently. The money came from the club’s annual Water Ski Days 5K/10K/half marathon run. Pictured, from left, are Rotary Club members Chris Peterson, Tom Dwelle, Ron Hooge, Carole...

Winona Hims to perform Sept. 18-19

Sep 3, 2015
Lake City resident Lorne McDonald will perform as a member of the Winona Hims in three concerts next weekend. McDonald has been a member of the group since last October. Based in Winona, the Winona Hims are an all-male choir that performs gospel and patriotic music to raise money for charity.  The...

Relay raises hopes, $35,000

Sep 2, 2015
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Wabasha County was held Friday, Aug. 7 at Patton Park in Lake City. The kickoff started at 6:30 p.m. and ended at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8.During the event there were many words of encouragement for those fighting cancer, times to remember those lost...

Walkers reach finish line

Sep 2, 2015
Walking Lake Pepin finale event took place on Monday, Aug. 24.  The group met on the rooftop patio of the Rivage building on South Washington street and enjoyed some games, treats, door prizes and a view of Lake Pepin from that vantage point.Walking Lake Pepin, “Every Body Move” 2015 fitness...

Benefit set for crash victim

Sep 2, 2015
A fund-raiser benefit will be held for 29-year-old Aric Adams of Lake City Sunday, Sept. 6, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Lake City Sportsman’s Club.Adams was involved in a single car accident June 17 when he swerved to miss a deer, hit a concrete wall and went off a bridge in rural Wabasha County....

Preservation group offers windows workshop in Albert Lea

Aug 27, 2015
The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) is hosting a workshop on Sept. 26 on Restoring Wooden Windows, to be held at the Freeborn County Historical Museum in Albert Lea from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taught by historic window specialist Paul Schmidt of Restoration Window Systems, this class will teach...

School bus drivers attend annual training

Aug 27, 2015
Bluff Country School Bus Service held its annual training for bus drivers at Lake Pepin Golf Course in Lake City on Aug. 18. The training for drivers in the three districts the company serves -- Lake City, Wabasha-Kellogg and Plainview-Elgin Millvillve -- centered on “The Energy Bus,” a book...

Hearth and Home donates to watershed partnership

Aug 27, 2015
Hearth and Home Technologies recently presented Zumbro Watershed Partnership (ZWP) with a $200 contribution. Pictured are Lawrence Svien (left), executive director of ZWP and Liz Carlstrom of Hearth and Home Technologies. The Zumbro Watershed Partnership is a private non-profit organization that...

Bethany hog roast features summer delights

Aug 27, 2015
The parking lot at Bethany Lutheran Church was packed with picnickers Saturday evening during the church’s annual community hog roast on Saturday, Aug. 22 (Photo 1). Community members were served a full dinner of roast pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, cole slaw, ice cream and all the fixings. In...

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