Opinion

The Old Curmudgeon - 2-15-16

Feb 11, 2016
Aside from the phrase “Remember the Alamo,” there are few words in today’s conversations with regard to the Mexican-American short-lived war early in the last century. (Editor’s note: There are even fewer than the Old Curmudgeon claims. The 12-day seige of the Alamo – then part of the Republic of...

Letter: Essay contest: start writing

Feb 10, 2016
To the editor:In late November, we started to talk about how much fun and how interesting it would be to have an essay/writing contest in Lake City.  For two months we researched and planned how to do this.  The deadline is now coming up (Friday, Feb. 19), and we’re hoping a large number of Lake...

Letter: How to make cities loveable

Feb 10, 2016
To the editor:I had the opportunity to recently attend the Experienced Officials: 2016 Leadership Conference held in Brooklyn Center, Minn.  City representatives from throughout the state heard author/consultant Peter Kageyama discuss his book, “Love Where You Live, Creating Emotionally Engaging...

Letters: Outgoing chair lays out Lake City Planning Commission work plan

Feb 10, 2016
To the editor: The Lake City Planning Commission made a commitment to communicate our 2016 work plan and share community successes on our downtown and waterfront renaissance initiatives. Outlined below are highlights of our work plan as well as community progress on major strategies. Our work plan...

Letter: Food Shelf seeks support during 'Food Share' campaign

Feb 10, 2016
To the editor: The Minnesota Food Share March Campaign is the only statewide food and fund drive of its kind in Minnesota. During March 300 food shelves around the state come together with congregations, businesses, community groups, and others to restock food shelves to help feed our neighbors in...

The Old Curmudgeon - 2-4-16

Feb 3, 2016
Zihuatanejo, Mexico – The Curmudgeon is now officially old. Celebrating his 82nd birthday in the little fishing town on the west coast of this country and only a few miles south of Ixtapa (ees-tah-pah). It is about 82 degrees today with a boatload of sunshine! The town is growing exponentially with...

Letter: Dumpers can come get their garbage

Feb 3, 2016
To the editor:Whomever dumped their garbage in Handshaw Coulee Road can pick it up at any time.  We are not a dump for your garbage and unwanted electronics. We can assume that you would not want us to dump ours in your yard so why on earth would you do that to anyone else?  Your immediate response...

Letter: $100 for food at Great River Homes, Inc.

Feb 3, 2016
To the editor:Recently, an individual anony-mously gave $100 to a clerk at Fiesta Foods and asked the clerk to apply the money towards the groceries of Great River Homes, Inc.On behalf of the individuals receiving services, employees, and Board of Directors of Great River Home, Inc.; thank you for...

Letter: 103 units given in blood drive

Feb 3, 2016
To the editor:With 103 units of blood donated during the Jan. 25-26  bloodmobile drive, a sincere thank you goes to all donors.  Previous January drives had been one day calls for type O blood, although in recent years all types were accepted.  It is because of that generosity an extra day was...

Letter: Used book store moves to library

Jan 28, 2016
To the editor:We would like to thank all of you who visited and shopped at our used bookstore located at City Hall.  It was a great success with your help, donating books and buying books.  We have now relocated in the new library. We will be open more days and an evening for your shopping pleasure...

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