election 2018

Letter: As GOP changed, so did my vote

Oct 25, 2018
To the editor: I used to vote Republican. Those were the days when they were fiscally responsible and had the local citizens best interest in mind. That has all changed. They are no longer fiscally responsible, as demonstrated by the irresponsibly increased National debt, and their farm policies...

Becca Weist - 2018 school board candidate questionnaire

Oct 25, 2018
Why are you running for a seat on the Lake City School Board? I am running for school board because I feel like I benefited from a successful school district, so I would like to continue that tradition for the children of Lake City, Frontenac, Zumbro Falls and other surrounding areas. Also, as a...

Kevin Dather - 2018 School Board Candidate Questionnaire

Oct 25, 2018
Why are you running for a seat on the Lake City School Board? My employment for 33 years has been working in and with the public and private sector as well as local, county, and state governments. Early on, I knew I would like to run for a locally elected position when I retired, so I could fully...

Mike Ohlhaber - 2018 School Board Candidate Questionnaire

Oct 25, 2018
Why are you running for a seat on the Lake City School Board? I have always wanted to give back to the community in some way; after having my first child, I realized that I had a passion for education and that serving on the school board would be a great way to make a contribution through ensuring...

Election letters due Oct. 22

Oct 18, 2018
With the Nov. 6 general election approaching, the Graphic reminds readers that the last opportunity to publish a letter about the election will be in the Oct. 25 issue of the Graphic. Letters to the editor about the election must be submitted to us by Monday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. for publication in...

Letter: Beware of big money in local politics

Oct 18, 2018
To the editor: Big money is buying local elections. Beginning last summer big money lined the major streets of Lake City with huge red and white signs and stuffed our mailboxes with over a dozen large glossy fliers of their candidate. We all know that Barb Haley “promotes affordable housing” and...

Letter: Vote to preserve the point

Oct 18, 2018
To the editor: Progress is a slippery word. On the one hand it can mean: (i) advancement toward something higher or better, such as the progress of medical technology. On the other it can mean: (ii) an increase in scope or severity, such as the progress of a disease. When the word is applied to a...

It would be an honor to continue to serve

Oct 18, 2018
To the editor: Nov. 6 is right around the corner and I’m writing today to ask for your support in the City Council election. I have truly enjoyed serving all of you for the past four years, and would welcome the opportunity to serve for another four years. Lake City is my hometown and my wife...

Letter: I trust Schreck's judgement

Oct 18, 2018
To the editor: I’m writing in support of my friend Greg Schreck in his bid for re-election to the City Council. Part of my support for Greg is personal. I went through a very difficult personal crisis three years ago. I was a newcomer to town at the time and Greg and his wife Deb befriended me and...

Candidate forum planned as Nov. 6 vote nears

Oct 18, 2018
The Nov. 6 general election is just weeks away. Voters in the area will choose their representatives at the school, city, county, state, and federal levels of government. People will have an opportunity to hear directly from many of the candidates at a candidate forum Oct. 25 at city hall in Lake...


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