local politics

Letter: Thanks for your support

Nov 14, 2018
To the editor: I would like to give a big thank you to the voters of Lake City who took the time to come out and vote and elect me to City Council. Your overwhelming support has meant a lot ot me. It will require a lot of time and hard work on my part but I look forward to serving the citizens of...

City Clerk: Thank you to everyone involved in the election

Nov 14, 2018
On behalf of the City of Lake City, I wish to extend a huge thank you to all who assisted with the 2018 elections. To St. Mary’s and Valley View Assembly of God churches for the use of your facilities; to Fiesta Foods and Marien’s Deli for the election day food for the judges; to the City staff...

Election 2018: Alkire, Brown and Boe elected to city council

Nov 8, 2018
Voters in Lake City may have made history Tuesday night. When newly-elected council members Amy Kohrs Alkire and Faye Brown join Cindy McGrath and Mary Lou Waltman on the council in January, women will be the majority of the council, perhaps for the first time. “I think we’ll have a great group,”...

Letter: Thank you candidates

Nov 8, 2018
To the editor: As our election season ends for 2018, it’s time to remember to thank the candidates. Whether they ran for a school, township, city, county, state or federal position. It takes courage to put your name and beliefs on the line. We all strive to make this world a better place for...

Letter: Letter was uninformed and distasteful

Nov 1, 2018
To the editor: I feel the need to correct a couple of things that were stated by Dan Coyle. My personal obligations and self-interest are for that of the people of Lake City. However, providing for my family will always be first. The council meetings are the same day every month, so I would be...

2018 midterm election draws near

Nov 1, 2018
The midterm general election is Nov. 6, with local, state, and national offices on the ballot. Lake City will elect three city council members. Incumbents Russell Boe and Greg Schreck are seeking re-election. Amy Kohrs Alkire, Faye Brown, Jason DeVinny, and John Mead are seeking a first term. A...

Forum transcript - Council candidates address experience, policy, and priorties

Nov 1, 2018
Editor’s note: This is a transcript from the Oct. 25 candidate forum of Lake City City Council candidates’ answers to the three questions they were given in advance as well as their opening and closing remarks. The candidate forum featured candidates for local, state, and federal offices. It was...

Letter: Vote for demonstrated leadership ability

Oct 25, 2018
To the editor: On Nov. 6, Lake City will vote-in three community members to serve a four-year city council term. Four years is a long time, so make your voice heard by voting for candidates that have demonstrated an ability to lead with respect and have a strong desire to serve Lake City...

Letter: Mead's public service commitment is dubious

Oct 25, 2018
To the editor: Having been out of town for a couple weeks, I just finished previous issues of The Graphic. My letter is in response to council candidate John Mead’s letter, which more now than before has many voters believing his personal obligations and self-interests are not in Lake City’s best...

Letter: Leadership transcends the issues of the day

Oct 25, 2018
To the editor: There’s no shortage of opinions about the upcoming city council election in Lake City, but it does seem there is an integral gap in the conversation: who these folks are and the characteristics that make them the right leaders for our city. Issues are important, don’t get me wrong...


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