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Blues skies for Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days festival

Oct 1, 2015
The 16th annual Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest Days was held in almost ideal sunny autumn weather Sept. 26-27 at the Dwain Gerken Farm near Oak Center. The gathering features displays of old tractors and farm equipment and bygone farming techniques. Nice weather is a common blessing for the festival...

Alpaca farm guests get to visit Emily

Oct 1, 2015
 Riverside Suri Alpaca Farm was open for public tours Saturday and Sunday. Alpacas are noted for their high quality fiber.

The Fattenin’ Frogs to open Oak Center Folk Forum season

Oct 1, 2015
Fall is here, and with it the Oak Center General Store’s Folk Forum season. This year’s concert series opens with the swamped roots rock of Minneapolis’ The Fattenin’ Frogs on Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. The Frogs have electrified the blues and roots music of the south to create a driving, soulful and at...

Urdahl speaks to citizens, students about Lincoln's impact on Minnesota

Oct 1, 2015
Dean Urdahl spoke about Abraham Lincoln to a group in the Lake City City Hall on Sept. 26.  Earlier in the day he gave a presentation at Bluff View Elementary School and St. John’s School.                     In his talk, sponsored by the Lake City Historical Society, Urdahl pointed out that even...

Don Ludwig receives Quilt of Valor

Oct 1, 2015
Sgt. Don Ludwig of Lake City was honored Sept. 23 as a WWII veteran with a Quilt of Valor.  Quilts of Valor (www.qovf.org) started in 2003 and to date over 124,000 quilts have been awarded to veterans.  The quilts are a tangible token of appreciation thanking veterans for their service, sacrifice,...

LA Anderson CPA recognized by Chamber for 15 years in business

Oct 1, 2015
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce has recognized LA Anderson CPA for celebrating 15 years in business.  Owner Lori Anderson, third from right, was presented a certificate by Chamber ambassadors John Mueske, Pepin Valley Dental, Jon Bombach with Musty-Barnhardt Agency, Andrea Chapman, Chamber...

Spanish class is offered

Oct 1, 2015
A Spanish class will be offered Thursdays, Oct. 1 through Nov. 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Valley View Assembly of God Church in Lake City.The class will be taught by Mary Noll, who was formerly a Spanish teacher at Lincoln High School in Lake City and Rochester.  Mary is currently an...

Youth to STORM Lake City

Oct 1, 2015
This past July, 22 youth and eight adults from First Lutheran and the United Methodist churches spent a week in Marshall, Minn. and a week in Faribault, Minn. helping people.  They participated in an effort called STORM (Service to Others in Rural Minnesota) Camp.  During their time there, they...

Columbarium to be dedicated

Oct 1, 2015
First Lutheran Church of Lake City has completed the installation of a columbarium on its campus and will dedicate it at the 9 a.m. worship service this Sunday, Oct. 4.A columbarium is a structure made to hold the ashes (cremains) of people who choose to be cremated after death.  The columbarium is...

Charlie donates lemonade profits to veteinary pet fund

Oct 1, 2015
Five and a half year old Charlie Keller (right), owner of Charlie’s Lemonade Stand and a regular vendor at Lake City’s Thursday night farmer’s market recently made a  donation of $105 to the Simon and Schuster Fund at Lake Pepin Pet Clinic and Hospital.   Charlie’s parents, Mark and Jennifer Keller...

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