Letter: Home tour a big success

Dec 6, 2018
To the editor: Many, many thanks go out to many, many people who made the Holiday Home Tour a big success. The homes were beautiful. I know so much work went into decorating each one. The owners did a super job. Thanks to Sandy Wieck and Ann Nibbe, co-chairmen, for the work they put into...

Chamber director: Many hands made lights work

Dec 6, 2018
To the editor: Thank you so much to all who attended the tree lighting ceremony in Patton Park on Nov. 24 and thank you to those who brought a non-perishable food item for our local food shelf. Your support and generosity towards others within our community is something you should be continuously...

Public works: Protect water by using less salt

Dec 6, 2018
There is no denying it; winter has arrived in Lake City and so, too, will snow and ice on our sidewalks. We all want safe sidewalks and driveways, but did you know that most of us over-salt, thinking that more is better when it comes to keeping sidewalks and driveways ice free? The problem is...

Survey results give EDA data to work with

Dec 6, 2018
Editor’s note: A version of the following report is included in the latest utility bills sent out by Lake City Public Utilities. Over the last forty years, hundreds of citizens in Lake City, Minn., have seriously discussed building a community center. These conversations have happened during...

Halvorson: Traditions

Dec 6, 2018
It’s that time of year again. You know, put away the knick knacks and bring out the Christmas treasures. Each year it gets earlier and earlier. I guess we all have our favorite traditions. Although when I think about it many of mine have changed through the years. When we were kids Christmas was...

Halvorson: Driving

Nov 29, 2018
Did you ever stop and wonder how many miles you’ve driven in your lifetime? I couldn’t begin to count. I got my first license in 1939 when I turned fifteen. All I did was pay a fee of 35 cents. No lessons and I didn’t even have a car. I convinced the guys that had cars to teach me to drive....

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...


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