Lake City 150th Celebration

Sesquicentennial grand finale is a dance through the decades

Nov 30, 2022
All year, probably in more than a 150 ways, people have been celebrating the City of Lake City’s 150th anniversary. And the driving force behind many of those celebrations has been the Lake City 150th Celebration Committee. On Saturday, Dec. 10, the committee is throwing a free dance party at the...

Rescheduled St. Mark’s music, art, and history event is Saturday, Oct. 22

Oct 20, 2022
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is inviting the community on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate St. Mark’s in Lake City with a Medley of Music, Art, and History as well as St. Mark’s 160 years in Lake City. This was originally scheduled in August, but was postponed. “Our...

Johnson’s Central Point talk covers Rest Island, Sea Wing, and more

Oct 12, 2022
The Lake City 150th Celebration Committee hosted Fred Johnson, a Red Wing native and historian, on Sunday afternoon at Hok-Si-La Park. Johnson shared his knowledge of the history of Central Point to 40-50 attendees. His story started with the early explorers to the area and carried on through...

Bank staff turn $37.50 into ‘150’

Oct 5, 2022
Megan Selvig, Heidi Ecklund, Paige Krueger and Beth Wolf from Lake City Federal Bank used 150 quarters to make a “150” for the Lake City 150th Celebration “Show us your 150” challenge. “Show Us Your 150” is a year long challenge with the grand prize of $150 being awarded at the final event in...

Shear Wizards conjure ‘150’ out of bobby pins

Oct 5, 2022
Jordan Newsome and Connie Atkinson from Shear Wizards salon in Lake City created this “150” display from 150 bobby pins. “Show Us Your 150” is a year long challenge with the grand prize of $150 being awarded at the final event in December of 2022. There will be five prizes given and there is no...

Frederick Johnson to speak about Central Point history on Oct. 9

Oct 5, 2022
Frederick Johnson, a Red Wing native and teacher in the St. Paul school system, has an abiding interest in the history of the Goodhue County area. On Oct. 9 at Hok-Si-La Park, he’ll share some of the research he’s done on the area of Central Point and Rest Island. He’ll also talk about the 1890...

Pepin Valley Dental shows its ‘150’ with 150 tooth brushes

Sep 21, 2022
Pepin Valley Dental in Lake City created a display of 150 toothbrushes as its entry in the “Show Us Your 150” challenge issued by the Lake City 150th Celebration Committee. The brushes were then donated to the Lake City Food Shelf. With the brushes are Dr. Andy Christensen and Dr. Marie Mueske. “...

Camp Fire members rekindle fond memories at reunion

Sep 21, 2022
The Camp Fire Reunion was held Sunday, September 18, at Hok-Si-La Park. Camp Fire was an integral part of the history of Lake City and with the 150th Celebration of Lake City, it was time to have a reunion. The planning committee consisted of Patty Svien, Eloise Blattner, Cheryl Huettl, Deidre...

Banner marks city’s banner year

Sep 14, 2022
Printmaking artist and Lake City native Stephen McKenzie led the creation of a 40-foot banner celebrating Lake City’s 150th anniversary on Sunday in the Lake City Federal Bank parking lot. Under his direction, particpants staged, designed, and painted Lake City-themed art with water based ink....

DLC shows ‘150’ with donation of 150 dollar bills to 150th Celebration

Aug 31, 2022
Destination Lake City (DLC) recently recognized the Lake City 150th Celebration Committee for their “enormous effort and accomplishments to make Lake City’s Sesquicentennial year such a resounding success.” “Although the celebration has four months to run, we felt a little recognition and...

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