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Lions peace poster winners

Nov 25, 2015
The local winners of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest from Bluff View Elementary and St. John’s schools are, from left: Lion Ed Burfiend, presenting the awards, Ellianna Brinkman, first place, $60; Emma Rabehl, second place, $40; and Emily Dinsmore, third place, $20. Ellianna’s poster...

Klein honored for youth work

Nov 25, 2015
Dori Klein of Zumbro Falls received the Excellence in Youth Education award from Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) at their 74th annual state convention, held Nov. 21-22 at the Ramada Plaza in Minneapolis.“Dori has made a significant impact on the youth of southeast Minnesota with the day camps that...

Ed's Plumbing recognized by Chamber for 20 years in business

Nov 25, 2015
Chamber member Ed’s Plumbing celebrates 20 years in business. Ed has been Water Ski Days’ talent scout and beer tent boss for many years. Their shop is located on North 7th Street in Lake City. Pictured with Ed LaBrash owner of Ed’s Plumbing (front left) are Cheryl Geolat, realtor, Jon Bohmbach,...

Florist to speak at Spark

Nov 25, 2015
Carolyn Wenzel, owner of Lake Pepin Floral in Lake City, will speak at the Monday, Dec. 7 Spark meeting. Carolyn will demonstrate how to create holiday evergreen pots and floral arrangements. The meeting is held at Port 104 on Washington Street in Lake City from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Spark is a women’...

Debt paid on St. Mary's gathering space

Nov 19, 2015
Parishioners at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church will celebrate a big accomplishment this weekend. They will shred the mortgage on The Gathering Place, the huge addition built onto the church six years ago replacing the old McCahill school building. Modest remodeling plans turned to disaster,...

Chamber welcomes new chiropractor

Nov 19, 2015
The Chamber of Commerce welcomed Dr. Jessin Skoug, Eagle Valley Chiropractic (formerly Valkos Chiropractic) to the Lake City business community with a ribbon cutting ceremony. From left are Chamber Events Coordinator Kelli Morgen, Kathy Jo Rodester of Lakeshore Agency, Nancy Rigelman of Lake Pepin...

Veterans Day at the Bluffs of Lake City

Nov 19, 2015
Heide Berge, sixth grade teacher at Bluff View Elementary School, was the speaker at a Veterans Day program Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Bluffs of Lake City. The program was a first-time experience for the senior apartments and assisted living facility that opened this fall. Members of the Veterans of...

Priest leads pilgrimmage to Italy, Portugal

Nov 19, 2015
A gondola ride down a Venice canal was one of the perks for the Rev. Joseph Pete, pastor at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake City and St. Patrick’s Church in West Albany Township, as he led a pilgrimage of 23 people from Minnesota and Ohio to sights throughout Italy and to Fatima in...

Miller, band bring southern blues to Folk Forum

Nov 19, 2015
The Scottie Miller Blues Band will perform at the Oak Center General Store’s Folk Forum Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m.  A former touring companion of the late Bo Diddley, Miller plays southern soul, greasy funk, gospel ballads and blues.  Tickets are $5-$15, patrons pay what they can.  Children’s...

Bluff View hosts hundreds at annual grandparents day

Nov 19, 2015
Cars lined the streets in every direction as far as the eye could see Friday, November 13, as an estimated 600 grandparents, some traveling from as far away as Michigan and Arizona, came to visit their grandchildren on Bluff View Elementary School’s annual grandparents day. For the visitors, the...

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