Water Ski Days

Untiring man behind the scenes chosen to be parade grand marshal

Jun 19, 2019
The Water Ski Days committee has nominated a grand marshall for the 48th annual Water Ski Days Grand Parade. This year’s honoree will be Jim Klennert. For the last 33 years Jim Klennert has watched the Water Ski Days parade while manning his post at Lincoln High School. This year he will be treated...

Langfield’s design to grace Water Ski Days 2019 promotions

May 15, 2019
Emily Langfield is this year’s Water Ski Days Button Design Contest winner. The Water Ski Days committee narrowed the field to three buttons where the final three were voted on via Facebook. Emily is the recipient of $100 in Chamber Bucks and will have her design displayed on all 2019 Water Ski...

Donations, volunteers needed for Flags of Valor

May 8, 2019
The Lake City American Legion and Legion Auxiliary Post 110 will be presenting the fourth annual Flags of Valor again this year during Water Ski Days June 26-30. Seven hundred American flags will be displayed along the lake walk from Ohuta Park north to the Willows. “Born in Philadelphia on June...

Letter: It’s time to honor Ritz with a lakefront bandshell

Sep 13, 2018
To the editor: “We’re getting nothing done my friends, we’re getting nothing done.” Those words uttered by the late John McCain resonated with me as I observe the issues before our current City Council . l have been a citizen of Lake City, or the surrounding area for 50-plus years. As I read...

Dickson wins St. John’s quilt drawing

Jul 18, 2018
Rosie Dickson, left, won the quilt in St John’s Water Ski Days drawing. Pictured with Rosie is Joanie Kohrs, one of the quilters from St. John’s Lutheran Church who make quilts for veterans, elderly, and “anyone who needs to be wrapped up in some love,” according to a news release.

Letter: So many ideas for Lake City

Jul 12, 2018
To the editor: Well here goes my second attempt at being a local celebrity, since my first attempt did not work. As I sit and watch yet another downpour on a late afternoon, enough rain for now and on the subjects at hand regarding this unbelievable place we get to call home. I have lived in...

Water Ski Days grand parade awards

Jun 27, 2018
Winners from the Water Ski Days grand parade are as follows. People’s Choice Horse Unit: Goldsmith Belgians. Royalty: First place, Defeat of Jesse James Days; second place, Goodhue County Volksfest Royalty; third place, Red Wing Royal Ambassadors. Chamber of Commerce members: first place, Fiesta...

Nice weather for Water Ski Days

Jun 27, 2018
Nice weather all weekend helped this year’s Water Ski Days become the most successful ever by at least one measure, according to Lake City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michelle Larson in an email June 25. “We had a phenomenal Water Ski Days weekend,” she said. “We couldn’t have asked for...

Water Ski Days parade band winners announced

Jun 27, 2018
The Lake City Tiger Band played host to six visiting bands during the annual Water Ski Days parade June 24.On display for the Tigers was their new banner provided by the Lake City VFW Post.Results from the band competition during the Water Ski Days parade are as follows:Class A — Litchfield, first...

Band prepares to head west for Cody Stampede

Jun 27, 2018
The Lake City Tiger Marching Band has been on a roll. The past week saw the band receive first place finishes in Foley and Milaca before finishing a half point behind Benson to take second in the Rochesterfest parade. All competition considered, this band has compiled a record that is one of the...


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