Opinion

Letter: Grateful for food assistance

Nov 29, 2018
To the editor: Food drives by Methodist, Catholic, and Lutheran youth, Cub and Boy Scout troops, WEACT-HS, LC Auxiliary, and Bethany Church (Thanksgiving dinner) helped fill our food shelves to the brim. Thanks to this community for the continued support of people in need. We are grateful to all...

Editor: Looking forward in 2019

Nov 29, 2018
Are you part of a local group or organization with grand hopes or plans for the upcoming year that you want to share with Graphic readers? To kick off 2019, the Graphic will be publishing forward-looking submissions from non-profits, government, service clubs, and other groups. It’s also an...

Halvorson: Life's circle

Nov 21, 2018
Life is like a circle. We started married life in a two-room apartment. It was about the time servicemen were getting discharged from the service and housing was almost impossible to find. Wedding presents were different back then. We thought we needed at least one set of dishes for eight and most...

Penny: Support small businesses this holiday season

Nov 21, 2018
‘Tis the season for spending time with family and friends, enjoying delicious meals and of course, shopping for gifts. The holiday season is always a great reminder to spend dollars locally and lift up our small businesses. At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) we invest in the...

Educators express gratitude during education week

Nov 14, 2018
The Lake City Education Association is striving to raise awareness about the critical need to provide every child with a quality public education by taking part in the National Education Association’s (NEA) 97th annual American Education Week celebration, Nov. 12-16, 2018. NEA has a vision of...

City Clerk: Thank you to everyone involved in the election

Nov 14, 2018
On behalf of the City of Lake City, I wish to extend a huge thank you to all who assisted with the 2018 elections. To St. Mary’s and Valley View Assembly of God churches for the use of your facilities; to Fiesta Foods and Marien’s Deli for the election day food for the judges; to the City staff...

Letter: Thanks for your support

Nov 14, 2018
To the editor: I would like to give a big thank you to the voters of Lake City who took the time to come out and vote and elect me to City Council. Your overwhelming support has meant a lot ot me. It will require a lot of time and hard work on my part but I look forward to serving the citizens of...

Letter: United by the goal of improving Lake City

Nov 14, 2018
To the editor: Leaving the Oct. 25 candidates’ forum, I had a conversation with a stranger, a woman I met in the foyer as I exited city hall. I don’t recall how the topic began, but it ended in our sharing aspects of Lake City we admired: well-kept homes and yards, the restored city hall, parks,...

What is Towards Zero Deaths?

Nov 14, 2018
When you work in Public Safety it is important to be realistic. There are some things no one can control that cause people to get hurt or killed. Which is why “Towards Zero Deaths” (TZD) may seem like a unrealistic name for a traffic safety program. But the truth is, so much of the tragedy on our...

Halvorson: What time is it?

Nov 14, 2018
I’ve been surrounded by clocks all my adult life. My father repaired clocks and my husband repaired clocks. Somehow I ended up surrounded by clocks and no one to repair them. I finally gave in and found someone to repair, clean and adjust all my clocks. At last they are all running smoothly,...

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