Water Ski Days

Rotary grateful to all in rainiest run yet

Jul 20, 2022
Your Lake City Rotary would like to thank everyone who participated in our 5k, 10k, Half Marathon Run on June 25. We’re so proud of all the runners who showed up for the rainiest run we have ever had. Young and old came and they were wonderful. They showed up, ran and finished. They were all great...

Water Ski Days parade marching band results

Jul 6, 2022
By reader request, here are the marching band competition results from the Water Ski Days grand parade on June 26, according to Parade Coordinator Heidi Schwer. First place was Litchfield, second place was Buffalo, third place was Bemidji, and in fourth place was Benson.

Car show cancelation was ‘blip in the road’, show will return in 2023

Jul 6, 2022
As you know, the fun and frolic created by the 2022 Lake City Water Ski Days has come and gone. And yes, it was a great festival as usual with much to celebrate and enjoy. One of Saturday’s events, the Lake City Lions and Lake City Lakesters Car Show, was unfortunately, rained out. Of major...

Flags of Valor organizers grateful and looking forward to 2023

Jul 6, 2022
The American Legion Post 110 and Legion Auxiliary wish to thank the community for supporting an amazing display of patriotism. There were 770 flags for the sixth year, and $8,000 donated in honor of or in remembrance. Monies raised stay in the community to support veteran programs, scholarships,...

Days of water and skis

Jun 29, 2022
Sights from the 50th Water Ski Days.

Former royals ride again in Water Ski Days parade

Jun 29, 2022
Pageant queens, princesses, and Miss Congenialitys from years past appeared in the Water Ski Days grand parade as the festival celebrated 50 years since the first Water Ski Days in 1972. They were, in chronological order:1966 Queen Charlyne Wold Foss, 1991 Queen and Miss Congeniality Melissa...

Flags of Valor create impressive panorama

Jun 29, 2022
The Lake City American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary’s Flags of Valor display went up along North Lakeshore Drive over Water Ski Days. Hundreds donated $10 to have a tag attached to a flagpole in honor or in memory of someone. Above, flags flying during the display. Below, 86-year-old George...

Huppert to be grand marshal of Water Ski Days parade

Jun 22, 2022
Nearly anyone who played a horn or banged a drum at Bluff View Elementary School in the last four decades is likely to recognize this year’s Water Ski Days parade grand marshal, Gail Huppert. At the end of the 2021-2022 school year, Huppert marked 40 years teaching in Lake City. She retired at the...

Big year means a bigger Water Ski Days

Jun 22, 2022
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce is going big on Water Ski Days this year. Lake City is celebrating its 150th year, it’s been just days under 100 years since Ralph Samuelson invented the sport that gave the festival its name, and Water Ski Days itself is celebrating its 50th occurrence since its...

Free water skiing clinic on June 24 celebrates sport’s invention here a century ago

Jun 8, 2022
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sport of water skiing, USA Water Ski and Wake Sports and the USA Water Ski and Wake Sports Hall of Fame will host a free learn to water ski event in Lake City open to participants of all ages and abilities, presented by Radar Skis. As part of the USA Water...


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