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Quist - Why we know history matters

Jun 11, 2020
While attending an Air Force professional development school in Alabama 55 years ago my wife and I saw firsthand why black lives matter. Based on personal experience, I think I have a fairly good understanding of the issue, and I’m concerned about our community here in Lake City. My wife and I were...

Remembrance on land and over the airwaves

May 28, 2020
Memorial Day observances took place around the area Monday, May 25, with differing impacts from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Lake City’s large Memorial Day event featuring music and speeches that has for the last several years taken place in the Lincoln High School auditorium was postponed until...

Memorial Day observances on the radio, in-person, and on TV

May 21, 2020
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, and even during a pandemic there many local opportunities to mark to occasion. Traditional Memorial Day observances in Lake City, Red Wing, Wabasha and Kellogg have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 stay at home orders. Q-Media, owners of radio stations in Red...

Next history roundtable is March 18 at the library

Mar 11, 2020
China is more in the news today than ever before, causing some people to wonder if the world could be headed for a “Clash of Civilizations” – Confucius vs Socrates – the heritage of an ancient, powerful and historically autocratic China versus America’s heritage of freedom and democracy derived...

History talks kick off new year

Jan 9, 2020
We will kick off this year’s History Roundtable on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 3:15 p.m. in the Lake City Public Library. The History Roundtable meets on the third Wednesday of each month and our theme is, “Why History Matters.” We will discuss current U.S.-China rivalry by going back into China’s...

Quist: For absorbing the shock of war, vets deserve our gratitude

Nov 13, 2019
Editor’s note: Wayne Quist delivered the following prepared remarks at the Bluffs of Lake City Veterans Day Program on Nov. 11.   Today is Veterans Day — Monday Nov. 11, 2019 — and this year is the centennial, the 100th anniversary, of the treaty that ended the First World War — and this year is...

World War II vets honored at special luncheon

Oct 23, 2019
Seven World War II veterans, five from the Lake City area, were honored Thursday, Oct. 17, at a special luncheon at Lake House on Pepin restaurant. Wayne Quist, a historian and retired Air Force colonel, was the master of ceremonies for the event. He delivered remarks on the war overall and of...

History chats start Sept. 11

Sep 5, 2019
The 2019-2020 series of “Why History Matters” history roundtables will focus on “Timelines of the Ancient Past – China, Persia and Greece.” Moderated by B. Wayne Quist, and sponsored by the Lake City Public Library and Lake City Historical Society, this year’s roundtable kicks off Wednesday, Sept...

Letter: Fortunate to have 'Our Graphic'

Aug 8, 2019
To the editor: I hope everyone in Lake City appreciates how fortunate we are to have an independent and locally-owned newspaper, for today we’re witnessing the demise of nearly 2,000 local newspapers across our country due to the monolithic reach of the internet and rapid expansion of social media...

75 years since D-Day

Jun 5, 2019
The 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion that liberated Europe during World War II will be observed Thursday June 6, 2019 in Normandy, France. The invasion reversed the course of the war and broke the Nazi grip on France. D-Day was code-named “Operation Overlord” and was the largest amphibious...


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