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Wabasha County GOP convention is Feb. 20

Jan 20, 2021
The Wabasha County Republicans will hold their convention at Zumbro Community Church on Saturday, Feb. 20. Registration is at 8 a.m. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and the event will end around noon. Officers to be elected are president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. A delegate to the...

Local clubs pick up Christmas trees

Jan 13, 2021
A crew of members from the Lake City Lions Club and the Lake City Sportsman’s Club zig-zagged the streets on Saturday, Jan. 9, gathering up discarded Christmas trees. Eight teams were each assigned a section of the town to make pretty quick work of the task, the clubs said in a news release....

Care center residents being vaccinated

Jan 13, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations began for staff and residents at the Care Center in Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 6, according to a news release. The initial phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program, referred to as Phase 1a, includes health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities. “It was...

Council salutes departing members

Jan 13, 2021
Phil Gartner and Jason DeVinny received key to the city plaques and their city council name placards at city hall Monday before the Lake City City Council meeting. DeVinny was appointed in 2019 to fill a council vacancy created by the resignation of the late Mary Lou Waltman. He was seven votes...

Decluttering library events will be Jan. 19

Jan 13, 2021
The Lake City Public Library is inviting the public to learn how to organize their homes and offices. Professional organizer Cindy Robideau of Utter Declutter will share tips on how get organized during a Zoom event on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at two times: 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. “The discussion will...

NAMI offers free online peer support groups

Jan 13, 2021
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota offers a variety of free online peer support groups for adults and young adults living with a mental illness, their families, friends, spouses/partners, as well as parents of children and teens, according to a news release. “Led by trained peer...

Hay Creek Mutual merges, becomes Great Rivers Mutual

Jan 13, 2021
Kenyon-Holden-Warsaw Mutual (KHW) based in Wanamingo and Hay Creek Mutual of Goodhue have combined to form Great Rivers Mutual Insurance Company, according to a press release from the company. “Our firms had strategic planning sessions over a period of time,” said manager Jim Bryant. “The same...

Interactive Ohuta Park fountain fundraiser enters home stretch

Jan 13, 2021
A group raising money for an interactive water feature at Ohuta Park has announced that it is about 90 percent of the way toward its $50,000 fundraising goal. “We are very excited to be in the home stretch of our fundraising efforts,” the group said in a statement. The $50,000 is intended to pay...

Kits made to slow memory loss available for checkout in Wabasha

Jan 13, 2021
Wabasha County Senior Health Action Team (WCSHAT) has launched a pilot program featuring Memory Minder Kits, according to a news release. With efforts placed on temporary hold to form Memory Cafes for families impacted by dementia, WCSHAT sought funding from the Wabasha County Statewide Health...

St. Elizabeth’s continues vaccinating employees

Jan 13, 2021
Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Clinics employees continue to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, according to a news release. Since vaccine clinics began for those that are identified in the first priority phase 1a segment established by the CDC and adopted by Minnesota Department of Health...

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