paul holland

Remembering beloved son, teacher on his birthday

Sep 9, 2020
This week, Sept. 9, 2020, would have been my son Paul Holland’s 58th birthday. Paul was born on a Sunday, the annual Kellogg Watermelon Festival Parade happening. My husband, Victor Holland, parade chairman, was at my side at St Marys Hospital in Rochester. Lloyd Baker, filling in for Victor at...

Letter: Holland benefit auction raises $18,000

Jul 15, 2020
Thank you for your generosity during our online auction for the Paul Holland family. Our hearts are so full. The online auction raised $18,000. So many people stepped up to donate, bid, and spread the word. Thank you. #marchingon #heartoftheband

Congrats, Class of 2020, and to everyone who helped them, thank you

May 28, 2020
On behalf of the Johnson family, Ann and I would like to sincerely thank the teachers, administration, cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers and all the other employees and volunteers of ISD-813 for providing our two sons with a quality education in a safe and open learning environment. Thank...

High school hall of fame announces inductees for 2020

May 21, 2020
The Lincoln High School Hall of Fame has announced the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees. The inductees are John “Patrick” Kennedy in the category of Athletics, John Blondell and Paul Holland in the Fine Arts category, Shawn Sweeney for Outstanding Contribution, Jack Powers in the category of...

Students have 21-gun salute for Paul Holland

Mar 25, 2020
A septet of Lincoln High School students honored the late Paul Holland by doing a 21-gun salute to the former band teacher. Pictured, from left, are Brenna Nelson, Phebe Nelson, Nash Nelson, Joey Nafe, Elijah Ender, Jimmy Anderson, and Austin Veronen. Holland, who enjoyed hunting, passed away March...

Memorial fundraising campaign for Paul Holland

Mar 25, 2020
The family of the late Lincoln High School band teacher Paul Holland has initiated a memorial fund. Holland, who passed away March 11 at age 57, was the Lincoln High School senior band director for nearly 20 years. “Paul’s family has initiated this fund to create a legacy for his love of music,...

School, city mourn an inspiring leader

Mar 19, 2020
Lake City and its students lost a tireless booster when Paul Holland passed away March 11 at age 57. Holland’s most visible role was as Lincoln High School Band director for nearly two decades, but he was very active behind the scenes on events like the Water Ski Days Parade and the Lake City...

Update: Holland benefit postponed, school canceled for funeral Tuesday, March 17

Mar 11, 2020
A benefit for the late Lake City High School band teacher Paul Holland and his family planned Sunday, March 15, has been postponed. Organizers announced the decision on the "Marching On For Paul" Facebook page Thursday, March 12. When the benefit was announced a few weeks ago, Holland was...

Updated: Holland benefit announced

Feb 20, 2020
Editor's note #2: This event has been postponed. Editor’s note: Organizers of a March 15 benefit for Paul Holland, “Marching on for Paul,” submitted the following article. It's been updated to reflect a change of location. Marching On for Paul is a group of friends and family that has come...

‘I plan to beat this!’: Basketball team supports band director in cancer fight

Jan 29, 2020
The Lake City Tiger boys basketball team recognized Lake City Tiger band director Paul Holland at its Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser game on Jan. 24. Coaches vs. Cancer is a national fundraiser conducted by basketball teams to raise money to fight cancer. Friday night’s event in Lake City raised $1...


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