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CCW donates $500 to food shelf

Nov 2, 2016
The Council of Catholic Women (CCW) at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church donated $500 to the Lake City Food Shelf on Oct. 28. Making the presentation on behalf of the CCW was Linda Harvey. Pictured, from left, are food shelf volunteers Karen and Tom Heise, Harvey, and food shelf volunteers Avis...

“That’s the Spirit” opens Nov. 11

Nov 2, 2016
Cast members rehearse for Lincoln High School’s all school play, “That’s the Spirit,” on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Public performances of comedic murder-mystery spoof written by Tim Kelly will be Friday, Nov. 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 2...

New sporting goods store opens Nov. 5

Nov 2, 2016
Andrew Eggenberger, Staff Writer A Rochester bait shop is changing its name, expanding its products and services and relocating to downtown Lake City. Breakwall Outfitters, formerly Hooked on Fishing, opens its 3,000 square foot location at 116 S. Franklin St. at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5....

Area pastors to fill vacancy roles at St. John's

Nov 2, 2016
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lake City said good-bye to its pastor Oct. 30. Pastor John Berg accepted a call to serve Divinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Paul, Minnesota. He will be installed at Divinity on Nov. 13. Until a new pastor accepts the permanent call to serve St....

Torch: Hanisch Bakery

Nov 2, 2016
A bakery originally established in the 1920s is still bustling with business and has grown tremendously. It’s location has always functioned as a traditional bakery that has been owned by four different families throughout the years. The current owners Bill Hanish and his wife Robyn bought Hanisch...

Torch: Mississippi's Playground

Nov 2, 2016
Hok-Si-La has been a great tourist attraction for many years and is an important piece in Lake City. Not only a tourist attraction, but also locals in town come to enjoy the beauty of the landscape. According to the Interpretive Center,  Hok-Si-La has transformed from Hotel Russell to a Rest...

Torch: A Stunning Stroll

Nov 2, 2016
Along the lake on Highway 61 in Lake City lies the 2.5-mile, open shoreline Riverwalk. The Riverwalk is used daily by both tourists and locals to walk or jog uninterrupted by traffic, while viewing the pristine views of Lake Pepin. The path goes through two historical parks and one play park full...

Torch: The Whistle Stop

Nov 2, 2016
The Whistle Stop is a nice little restaurant right off of Hwy. 61. Its homey atmosphere combined with very reasonable prices makes this place a gem. Inside, the walls are decorated with trains, nature pictures, and even some throwback photos from the good ol’ days. The table is set to serve....

Torch: More than just boats

Nov 2, 2016
Hundreds of small white sails catch the breeze of the crisp air.  The waves splash the shore of one of the major assets to our town, the Lake City Marina.  Developed and improved throughout the years, the marina has caused many people to move here and also vacation here. “The location of the...

Torch: Compassionate 1st Lutheran Church

Nov 2, 2016
Churches have always been a place where people can gather to worship. First Lutheran Church, is an example of many that are welcoming to all.  Kari Weinrich, a member of First Lutheran in Lake City, shared that “at our church people who enter see a place of worship and a place of fellowship.”  ...

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