Klennert retires as school facilities manager

Jun 3, 2020
As the members of the class were having their last experience as students of Lake City Public Schools Sunday, district facilities manager Jim Klennert was marking the end of his tenure. Sunday was the last day of Klennert’s 34-year career with the district. Supt. Erick Enger and Lincoln High School...

A long road to commencement for one Lincoln graduate

Jun 3, 2020
When Ephenge Efange came to the United States from the African nation of Cameroon in 2017, she spent one night with her cousin and the next 12 in the hospital. She had developed jaundice in her first year of boarding school at age 11. When she turned 13 she got a septic ulcer on her right foot...

Al fresco plan a go

Jun 3, 2020
The Lake City City Council Monday approved a system that could potentially expand outdoor dining in Lake City. On June 1 restaurants in the state were allowed to provide outdoor table service, provided they met other restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The problem, according City...

Be honest about your symptoms: Emergency responders

Jun 3, 2020
Citing instances of people withholding symptoms of COVID-19 when calling for emergency medical assistance for fear that an ambulance wouldn’t come, last week the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office encouraged people to be honest. “All of the ambulance services in Wabasha County will respond to all...

Dairy royalty adjusts outreach during pandemic

Jun 3, 2020
Although the Dairy Princess coronation was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 royalty is ready to serve the community, and is excited to kick off June dairy month, according to the Wabasha County American Dairy Association (ADA). In past people would see these dairy advocates at...

Golf fundraiser canceled, funding needs remain

Jun 3, 2020
The Great River Homes annual benefit golf tournament has been canceled due to COVID-19. The 29th annual event was to be held on Friday, June 5, at Lake Pepin Golf. “By canceling the 2020 golf tournament, Great River Homes is hopeful it is doing its part to help keep the community safe,” Great...

Goodhue County begins phased reopening

Jun 3, 2020
Goodhue County has announced a plan to phase-in reopening as it prepares facilities and staff for the arrival of “critical, in-person” services. High priority, face-to-face service from the county will be provided by appointment; residents encouraged to continue using website and electronic...

Historical society awards winners in ‘History Matters’ essay contest

Jun 3, 2020
Last Wednesday the Lake City Historical Society and high school officials presented $500 in cash prizes to the two winning Lincoln High School contestants in the first annual “Why History Matters Essay Contest.” Bruce Carlstrom made the announcement of the two winners on Lake Hits 95.9 radio...

History Matters Essay Contest - First Place Winner

Jun 3, 2020
Editor’s note: The following essay by 2020 Lincoln High School graduate Alexander Holmgren was the first place winner of the Lake City Historical Society’s “History Matters” essay contest.   Time, from a theoretical physics point of view, is measured as lower levels of entropy (dis-order in the...

History Matters Essay Contest - Second Place Winner

Jun 3, 2020
Editor’s note: The following essay by 2020 Lincoln High School graduate Charles Johnson was the second place winner of the Lake City Historical Society’s “History Matters” essay contest.   Today, I believe we live in a society focused on the now, on the present. We’re constantly updating ourselves...


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