Letter: Thanks Y, city, and staff for a great summer at the pool

Jul 31, 2019
To the editor: We attend water aerobics classes (some of us for many years) at the Lake City O’Neil outdoor Community Pool. This pool opened in 1987 and thanks to the great work of the city continues to function and serve the community today. We would like to express our appreciation to the Red...

SMIF stakeholders on regional bus tour

Jul 31, 2019
Every summer I look forward to Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) annual bus tour. For the fifth year, SMIF staff and board spent the day visiting partners who are making a difference in their community. This year we traveled to the eastern part of our 20-county region – Mower,...

Letter: July blood drive is very successful with 94 units

Jul 31, 2019
To the editor:In response to the July plea for blood, donors in the Lake City area stepped forward to give 94 units.  This tremendously successful drive brings the total units collected in the three drives sponsored by the local committee to 267 so far this year.  Thank you to everyone who offered...

IT Director: If email looks suspicious, it probably is

Jul 25, 2019
Does something smell phishy? No, not the fishing in Minnesota, and no that is not a typo. This is about email “phishing.” We have all seen them in the inbox – “Here is that important document you asked for” or “Click here to prevent your account from being closed” or the most well-known example,...

Wise Ace owners announce plans for former public safety building

Jul 25, 2019
To the editor: Due to the recent article and subsequent letter to editor in The Graphic, we felt a reply was necessary to expound on our offer to save the old public safety building as part of an expanded Wise Ace Hardware Store. The Wise family has been in the Hardware business in Lake City for...

Letter: July blood donors may win trip for four

Jul 17, 2019
To the editor:According to the American Red Cross in a June 14, 2019, release:  “A, B, and O are our main blood groups, and when not enough people donate blood, hospital shelves may be empty when a critical patient arrives.  Please sign up today to donate soon.“Only about three percent of the U.S....

Letter: Selling public safety building property would be shortsighted

Jul 17, 2019
To the editor: Last Monday’s City Council meeting again addressed the future for the former Public Safety property. Whether the existing structure has a viable use has been summarized as “no.” But the Council is weighing selling the building for some undetermined use when the downtown as a whole,...

Letter: Trailers must be moved to realize area's full potential

Jul 17, 2019
To the editor: Most residents, and I expect all renting trailer lots from Lake City, understand the city is a business with real competition. Most know a very small portion of Ohuta Park and the trailer point is being considered for changes to enhance and strengthen Lake City. Readers should...

A ‘privilege and honor’ to escort Tiger band

Jul 10, 2019
An email to Paul Holland:Paul — I want to thank you and your band for  coming to St. Louis to participate in our parade on July 4. I was impressed with your personal enthusiasm—talking to the patrons watching the parade and handing out flags—as well as the different movements of your band members...

Letter: Thanks for making flags a success

Jul 10, 2019
To the editor: The fourth annual Flags of Valor project was a huge success again this year with a 700 American flag display along the Riverwalk over Water Ski Days. Thank you to all who contributed by making a donation in honor or in memory of someone dear to them. Thanks to all the volunteers...


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