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Loud Mouth Brass releases annual Christmas music video

Dec 21, 2022
Loud Mouth Brass has released its annual Christmas music video on its YouTube channel. Members of the band include Lake City High School instrumental music teacher Eric Stashek (center). The videos have become an annual tradition for the band. This year’s song is called “This Christmas.” The...

Mouse rings bell

Dec 21, 2022
Shoppers at Lake City Fresh Market may have encountered a friendly but mysterious mouse at one of the store entrances last week ringing the bell and collecting donations for the Salvation Army. “No one seems to know anything about the mouse,” said Dan Coyle, the local coordinator of the Salvation...

Port 104 shows 150 pins for challenge

Dec 21, 2022
Resa Laqua, Corey Laqua, and Chad Kruempel arranged 150 pins in the shape of the numerals 150 on the lanes at Port 104 in Lake City for the Lake City 150th Celebration Committee’s “Show Us Your 150 Challenge.” All year people have been submitting photos of creative expressions of 150 to celebrate...

Retired educators donate to Developmental Achievement Center

Dec 21, 2022
The Upper Hiawatha Valley Retired Educators met in November at Lake City Family Restaurant. They chose to donate $200 To the Wabasha DAC this year. In the photo above, Gail Huppert and Mary Brelsford presented the check to director Ty Gaedtke. Any retired educator is welcome to join the retired...

First Day Hike coming to Frontenac State Park on Jan. 1

Dec 21, 2022
Frontenac State Park is inviting people to “start the year outdoors with a New Year’s Day self-guided hike, ski or snowshoe. “First Day Hikes are a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome in the New Year with friends and family. For the young at heart, come enjoy the natural...

St. Mary’s members donate quilts, pillows to Kiwanis toy drive

Dec 21, 2022
Members of St. Mary of the Lake Church have donated quilts and pillows to the Kiwanis Club Christmas Toy Project. The group makes approximately 120 quilts a year to donate. Baptismal quilts and high school graduation quilts are given to our local parish members. Others receiving quilts include...

Tim Penny speaks to Lake City Kiwanis Club

Dec 21, 2022
Tim Penny spoke to the Lake City Kiwanis Club about his work as President and CEO of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. His work there included recently working with the State of Minnesota to issue over 2,000 federally funded grants to regional businesses affected by the Covid...

Woman’s Club closes out the year with song and celebration

Dec 21, 2022
The officers of the Woman’s Club of Lake City hosted a festive and fun celebration to wrap up 2022 and prepare for the new year. Musical entertainment was provided by the Lake City Community Choir with director Travis Walker at the keyboard. They led off with the Lake City Alma Mater before...

City Council presents employee service awards

Dec 14, 2022
The Lake City City Council recognized two police officers and one retired electrical worker for their years of service to the city at the Dec. 12 meeting. Lake City Police Officer Mike Becklund was recognized for 10 years with the city. Police Officer Matt Klees was recognized for 20 years with the...

Concourse tree goes up

Dec 14, 2022
The City of Lake City has put up the traditional Christmas tree in the government pier concourse turnaround. Trees often come from residents in Lake City who volunteer to have a large tree removed from their property to serve as the Christmas tree.

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