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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...

City life was too much after the war ended

Jul 22, 2015
Editor’s note: A series of articles about Lake City residents’ memories of their lives on the home front during World War II concludes with a first person account and poem below. The articles were created by the Friends of the Lake City Library in conjunction with this year’s Lake City Reads...
Photo submitted by Mary Stori

Commercial fishing linked to paddlefish, lake sturgeon deaths

Jul 22, 2015
Central Point residents were treated to a grisly sight late last week when several large fish with sliced undersides turned up on shore. Mary Stori, who lives on the point, said the fish first started to appear Wednesday evening. “Thursday we found all the sturgeon and paddlefish that were blowing...

Deceased POW's family finally gets medals he earned

Jul 22, 2015
More than 60 years after he was captured and later presumed dead in what is now North Korea, the family of Red Wing native and U.S. Army Sergeant Glen Richardson has finally collected all of the medals he earned in the Army. Richardson was captured on Dec. 1, 1950, as his second infantry division...

Time to line up block parties for National Night Out

Jul 22, 2015
The Lake City Police Department is seeking hosts for block parties around Lake City for National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 4. National Night Out is an effort by the non-profit National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada to deter and solve crime by building relationships...

Council, administrator agree to separation

Jul 17, 2015
City Administrator Alan Lanning is leaving his position at the end of this week after serving one year. The city administrator and the City Council agreed to a separation effective Friday after a two-session annual performance review. The council continued Lanning’s performance appraisal at a...

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