St. John’s Lutheran School

St. John’s kindergarten teacher retires

Jun 17, 2020
In June, Denise Steffenhagen will be retiring from 25 years as a Lutheran elementary school teacher. For the last seven of those twenty-five years, she has been the Kindergarten teacher at St. John’s in Lake City. After fourteen years as a stay-at-home mom, Denise Steffenhagen began her...

Parade narrows gap between students and school staff

May 28, 2020
After months of distance learning that took place predominantly online, students and staff at Lake City Public Schools and St. John’s Lutheran School got to see one another in person – if only briefly and from a physical distance – May 20 during a parade organized by Bluff Country School Bus...

St. John’s students have a coin war, Lake City Food Shelf wins

Mar 11, 2020
Students at St. John’s Lutheran School recently held a coin war during spirit week to see which class could raise the most money for the Lake City Food Shelf. The eighth grade students won the challenge, and on March 5 they presented a check representing all the money raised during the coin war to...

Eagles basketball competes in New Ulm

Mar 4, 2020
St. John’s Eagles basketball teams travelled to New Ulm, Minn., to participate in the Martin Luther College (MLC) Lutheran Invitational Basketball Tournament. This annual three-day tournament, which started in 1956, is an opportunity for the Eagles to play against other Lutheran schools from all...

Fundraiser underway for new St. John's playground

Feb 12, 2020
St. John’s Parent Teacher Association is in the midst of a multi-year rundraising effort to replace the playground equipment at the school. There are plans for two sections to be built. The first section would be the preschool playground. The current area is too small for the number of students...

Students illustrate America for auxiliary contest

Jan 9, 2020
St. John’s Lutheran School participated in the “Illustrating America Art Contest” sponsored by the Lake City VFW Auxiliary. The VFW Auxiliary said it “wants to thank the students and teachers who show their Americanism to our country by this contest and the great Veteran’s Day program and the many...

Alliance Bank collects donations for three causes

Dec 11, 2019
Alliance Bank of Lake City has gifts for three different groups under its Christmas trees this year. The bank collected toy donations for the Lake City Kiwanis Club toy drive, gloves and mittens for students at St. John’s Lutheran School and Bluff View Elementary School, and winter clothing for...

Letter: St. John's veterans day event brings back country school memories

Nov 13, 2019
To the editor: We attended the Veterans Day Program in St. John’s Parochial School on Monday, November 11th. It was excellent! The children did so well in their singing! The room was decorated in red, white, and blue, and I noted big posters hanging on the wall that were colored and made by...

A day for all who served: Veterans honored around Lake City

Nov 13, 2019
Hundreds turned out, many more than once. Some came to honor, others to be honored at Veterans Day events in Lake City on Monday, Nov. 11. Two local schools held public programs with music and speakers. The Bluffs of Lake City also hosted a program (see related story). At Lincoln High School,...

Veterans Day 2019 observances announced

Nov 7, 2019
Events are planned around Lake City to honor veterans of America’s armed forces on and around Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. The Lake City VFW Post and Auxiliary are having a membership dinner Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Members eat free but were asked to sign up by Tuesday, Nov. 5. Non-member...

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