Community

A personal parade for Rory’s fifth birthday

Apr 8, 2020
Rory Pfeilsticker’s family and friends put on a parade for his fifth birthday on Saturday, April 4. “We knew we would not be able to get together for it so I started making some calls and sending text messages asking other to join in for a little parade,” his grandmother Kelly Nevin said in an...

A white wedding in Ohuta Park

Apr 8, 2020
A very small wedding service takes place in a snowy Ohuta Park Saturday, April 4. “Love conquers all,” wrote Ben Threinen, who took the photo. Social distancing guidelines and limits on gathering sizes during the COVID-19 pandemic have constrained ceremonies around the area in recent weeks. Hok-Si-...

An anniversary Escape

Apr 8, 2020
Some people might celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a get-away. Terri and Denny Schumacher chose an Escape instead. The Schumachers purchased the 2020 Ford Escape from Tom Heffernan. The dealership has an anniversary of its own this April, 47 years in Lake City. It happened to be the...

Auxiliary donates hand-made masks to Hastings veterans home

Apr 8, 2020
Vicky Fick, on behalf of the Lake City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 110, made and donated 90 face masks to the veterans home in Hastings. At right are the masks. Below is Fick at left handing the masks off to Susan Register in a Red Wing parking lot. On March 30 Fick received a letter from the...

School staff mark autism awareness month

Apr 8, 2020
April is Autism Awareness Month, and 26 Lincoln High School staff members purchased autism t-shirts to raise autism awareness, according to Lincoln High School special education teacher Siri Vollan. Autism spectrum disorder is a group of developmental disorders that can impact how a person...

Clean-up day nixed

Apr 8, 2020
COVID-19 has canceled another popular local event, the City of Lake City’s annual spring clean-up day. The semi-annual event allows residents to dispose of certain large items at no cost and others for a fee. This year’s spring clean-up day was supposed to be April 25, but no more thanks to...

Confusion gives way to hope

Apr 8, 2020
Two years ago, when Axel Grisim Lopez was stranded in Costa Rica with a broken leg, people came through when he needed them. Community members raised thousands of dollars and a family flew a private plane to bring him back to the United States. Now the five-year-old is bringing hope to people...

Five for Food raises $30k, shattering old record

Apr 8, 2020
Five for Food, the Greater Lake City Community Foundation’s annual fundraising initiative for the Lake City Food Shelf, has greatly exceeded its $26,000 goal with a total of over $30,000, the foundation announced. Sponsors provided cash contributions which were used to match the contributions of...

From bank president to captain of the airwaves

Apr 8, 2020
After a 40-plus year hiatus, Bruce Carlstrom is back in the radio business. In 1979, Carlstrom left his radio announcing job for a banking job. Now he has returned to radio as the host of the Lake Hits 95 morning show. Carlstrom worked afternoons and evenings for KCUE AM and FM in Red Wing for two...

Home sewers busy producing masks

Apr 8, 2020
People with sewing skills are working at home to produce cloth masks that the federal government is now recommending everyone wear to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The disease can be spread by people who aren’t showing symptoms, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is...

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