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Huth named WC outstanding senior citizen

Jul 22, 2015
Longtime Wabasha County Herald correspondent Shirley Huth was named as the “2015 Outstanding Senior Citizen” for Wabasha County at the County Fair July 16 during the Senior Citizens Day Program. Shirley has volunteered since moving to Wabasha 25 years ago. She’s been calling bingo for the residents...

Hwy. 42 detour goes into effect

Jul 22, 2015
A detour began for motorists on Highway 42 between Plainview and Eyota on Monday, July 13 when repaving and culvert replacement work started, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).The $5.9 million project covers 14.2 miles from Eyota to Elgin to Plainview. The work will...

Cover crops to be farm tour topic

Jul 22, 2015
What happens when your rye gets out of hand or your cornfield floods in August? Two farmers will share their experiments to keep their soil covered on Monday, July 27, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., southwest of Rochester.Organized by the Land Stewardship Project (LSP), the two-farm tour will begin at a...

Bridge work means detour on South 63

Jul 22, 2015
Work began July 6 on the replacement of two bridges on Miller Creek, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Motorists will be detoured on Highway 63 south of Lake City,The $2.5 million project will replace two bridges on Highway 63 south of Lake City. As the transportation...

Lights Blossoms available for walk

Jul 22, 2015
Luminarias and bloominarias are now available for this year’s Relay For Life of Wabasha County. During the relay, luminarias, white bags that are decorated in memory or in honor of a loved one, are displayed throughout the park.Around sunset, a luminaria ceremony occurs, and all the candles in the...

Relay for Life to be Aug. 7

Jul 22, 2015
The 2015 Relay For Life of Wabasha County will be held Friday, Aug. 7 at Patton Park in Lake City. One of the most popular parts of the relay is the silent auction. The silent auction will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and will start at 4:30 p.m. All bids must be in by 11:30 p.m. New this...

Junk crush vendors sought

Jul 22, 2015
People who have vintage, repurposed, upcycled or handmade items for sale can still get in on the Junk Crush Sept. 12 and 13. Vendors who sign up by Aug. 1 can save money on the registration fee. The fee is $50 prior to Aug. 1 and $75 afterward. The first Junk Crush and Grape Stomp will be held in a...

New library taking shape

Jul 22, 2015
The look of the expanded public library in downtown Lake City is changing fast. A skylight is expected to go onto the roof yet this week. Also, glass will be installed soon to the front of the building. The front wall, facing Center Street, will be nearly entirely glass. City Planning and Community...

Wabasha County Board Meets at Noisy Fair

Jul 22, 2015
The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners held their July 16 meeting in the ski chalet at the county fair grounds on Thursday, July 16, as the fair was just getting underway. The meeting was brief, but the board conducted some business, particularly the appointment of Penny Schmit to fill the...

Marina gets OK for new sea wall

Jul 22, 2015
The Lake City Marina will go ahead on plans to replace the seawall and the beach house at Ohuta Park. Marina Director Mark Lutjen got the go-ahead from the City Council last week. A Menomonie, Wis., firm, Cedar Corporation will do the design and engineering on the two separate projects. Lutjen said...

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