Community

Walking group gets coop grant, applications due in Sept.

Aug 12, 2020
Walking Lake Pepin is the recipient of a $210 grant for its 2020 program from the People’s Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Trust Board. On July 27 the board announced $24,691 in grants this quarter ranging from as much as $4,000 to Walking Lake Pepin’s $210 grant. The People’s Energy...

VFW Auxiliary delivers books to St. John’s as part of literacy program

Aug 12, 2020
Lake City VFW Auxiliary delivered books from their new program, “Patriotism through Literacy” to staff at St. John’s School in Lake City. Pictured from left: Karen England, auxiliary president; Molly Ring, teacher; David Zabel, principal; Jamie Fischer, preschool teacher; and Mary DeRoos, youth...

Aluminum can funds go to Ronald McDonald House

Aug 12, 2020
From left: John Mortenson, Ed Burfeind and Jerry Snyder of the Lake City Lions Club stand alongside what they refer to as “Mount St. Aluminum Cans” at the can collection site at the NAPA store in Lake City.  Lions volunteers clean out the collection site every week and take the cans to Rochester...

Over 130 kids took part in summer reading program

Aug 12, 2020
The Lake City Public Library summer reading program ran June 1 to July 31 offering kids the opportunity to record their progress through an online program called Beanstack that helped them track their library activities.The summer program included a reading challenge, painted bowling pin search and...

Walkers were given a tour of old Methodist Campus site

Aug 12, 2020
The final group walk of the Walking Lake Pepin season took place Aug. 5 in Old Frontenac at the site of the former Lakeside Hotel and  the Methodist Church summer camp campus. The Lakeside Hotel was a renovated warehouse offering guests a lake view hard to beat, opening in 1868. Over the years, the...

Local humane society offers many programs

Aug 5, 2020
The Hiawatha Animal Humane Society (HAHS) is a local non-profit organization that was established in 1971 by a small group of people who met occasionally to address animal concerns and to promote animal welfare. Their motto was, and still is: “Be a voice for those who cannot speak.”In 2004, with...

Finale walk to be at Hok-Si-La Park Aug. 12

Aug 5, 2020
“It was another picture-perfect evening for the Walking Lake Pepin (WLP) group Wednesday, July 29, as they visited the Catholic Worker Farm outside of Lake City on Goodhue County Road 5,” commented WLP committee member Patty Svien.Paul Freid welcomed the group and shared the story of how he and his...

Color guard performs at Elba veterans park rededication ceremony

Aug 5, 2020
Lake City Louis McCahill Post 110 Color Guard Team was invited and participated in the Elba, Minn., Veterans Memorial Park rededication ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 1, according to the post. Members participating were (front row, from left) Marv Holmstadt, Glen Mueller - Winona County Commander, Art...

Market by the Lake to celebrate Farmer’s Market Week with giveaway

Aug 5, 2020
To celebrate National Farmers Market Week, Lake City Market by the Lake will have a drawing to give away a free Lake City Market by the Lake insulated bag of local goodies at the August 6 market at Ohuta Park from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lake City Market by the Lake joins markets across the country in...

One last fishing trip for Marine vet

Aug 5, 2020
Season’s Hospice patient Roger Jensson’s wish to go fishing once more was granted recently thanks to a collaboration between the hospice and Mayo Clinic Ambulance on July 13. Lake City Boat Club and Rentals owner Dave Breitenfield donated the use of his boat to take the Marine veteran, his three...

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