Above, the Lake City High School girls golf team poses for a photo with their trophy after winning the program’s second straight Class AA state golf title.
The Lake City Chamber of Commerce is going big on Water Ski Days this year.
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.
Lake City hosted its largest Camp Invention ever with 82 students who are going into kindergarten through sixth grade attending.
Seventy-five boys in grades three through 10 participated in the Hoop It Up Basketball Camp at Lincoln High School this summer. Above are grades three through six. Below are grades seven through 10.
Two Lake City residents took home medals in the USA Powerlifting Nationals competition. The event was held June 6-12 in Las Vegas. Christy Rice earned 1st place medals in both the Women’s Open and the Masters I division. Matt Smith came in 2nd in...
Above, the Lake City High School girls golf team poses for a photo with their trophy after winning the program’s second straight Class AA state golf title. Pictured are (front row, from left) Ella Matzke, Brook Bee, Mattie Mears, Kaitlin Schmidt, (second row, from left) Emma Berge, Jordana...
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...
The Lake City School Board unanimously voted to hire Eric Aeschlimann as Bluff View Elementary School principal and Jessica Holst as Bluff View Elementary School assistance principal at the board’s June 20 meeting. Aeschlimann replaces Jim Borgschatz, whose retirement, effective at the end of the...
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...
Lake City hosted its largest Camp Invention ever with 82 students who are going into kindergarten through sixth grade attending. Camp Invention is a STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, Math) summer camp where kids build creative inventions, learn about real-life inventors, and accomplish...
This “Show Us Your 150” entry comes from Mark Nibbe of the Lake City Appliance and Video store. It’s “150!” spelled with 150 appliance knobs. “Show Us Your 150” is a year long challenge with the grand prize of $150 being awarded at the final event in December of 2022. There will be five prizes...
Seventy-five boys in grades three through 10 participated in the Hoop It Up Basketball Camp at Lincoln High School this summer. Above are grades three through six. Below are grades seven through 10.
Two Lake City residents took home medals in the USA Powerlifting Nationals competition. The event was held June 6-12 in Las Vegas. Christy Rice earned 1st place medals in both the Women’s Open and the Masters I division. Matt Smith came in 2nd in the Masters II division. Both Christy and Matt got...
Area history and homemade ice cream filled the seats at the Florence Township Hall Saturday for the annual history fair. Above, Linda Buysse with cups of ice cream she made and scooped for attendees. Anne Tabat’s cookies also went fast. Below, Judy Johnson with the attendance sheet from the very...
A daylong celebration for a perennial grain that boosters say could prevent runoff was held Saturday, June 18, at Ohuta Park. Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance organized the event. The non-profit is dedicated to the effort to slow the sedimentation that is filling in Lake Pepin. “Kernza is the first...
The friends of the library met recently and after their meeting they stacked 150 books for the “Show Us Your 150” challenge. The group accepts new members any time and meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. They accept used books on the first day of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, and...
During the month of May, Redeeming Grace Community Church (RGCC), formerly Lake City United Methodist Church, had a focus on raising funds to help people in the war-torn country of Ukraine. On May 1, a group of 20 individuals came from Slavic Emmanuel Church, in St. Louis Park, Minn., to...
On Wednesday, June 15 the Lake City Kiwanis Club had Rep Barb Haley, 21A give a legislative update to its members. In her regular email update, Haley said she had great discussions with both the Lake City Kiwanis Club and the Red Wing Kiwanis Club the following day. “These organizations do so much...
People roll large round bales of hay out of the northbound lane of Lyon Avenue in Lake City on Monday, June 20. The bales appear to have fallen off a trailer loaded with bales parked up the block. Police soon arrived, then a skid loader. And soon all that was left were some stray pieces of hay on...
Lake City Market by the Lake began a new season at the newly redeveloped Ohuta Beach park. It returns to the park after a year in Patton Park while Ohuta was under construction. “The opening market was a fantastic success for our community, visitors and the 21 market vendors and service...
The Lake City Yacht Club’s Sunfish sailboats were out on Lake Pepin Saturday during the club’s two-day sailing school on June 18-19. According to its website, the club has offered sailing lessons for over 12 years. The basic sailing course includes both classroom and on-the-water instruction. The...
One of the first priorities of the Woman’s Club of Lake City (WCLC) when we organized in 1894 was to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the town and to see that “Lake City can never be a city without a park”. Patton Park was created with the support of the Woman’s Club and a large stone urn...
An all-school Lincoln High School reunion held in conjunction with the Lake City 150th Celebration is planned for Saturday, July 2, at Lincoln High School, 300 S. Garden St., Lake City. The day’s events begin with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Lake City Kiwanis Club and Lake City Lions Club...
Wednesday, June 15, it was a beautiful evening for the second group walk of the season for Walking Lake Pepin (WLP) participants. The group walked 1.5 miles from the Lake City Sportsman’s Club to the bridge over Miller Creek. A beaver dam was discovered on Miller Creek and thanks to Paul Myers...
As part of Lake City’s 150th Anniversary Celebration there will be a Lake City garden tour hosted by the Lake City Gardenaire Garden Club on July 16 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. that will feature 16 of “Lake City’s amazing and diverse gardens” including: shade gardens, native plantings, pollinator...
After nine months of planning, promoting and fundraising, Destination Lake City (DLC) will dedicate, donate and unveil a historical monument of Ralph Samuelson to Lake City’s Mayor Mark Nichols on July 2, 2022 at 4:11 p.m. at Ohuta Park, the monument’s future home. Ralph Samuelson of Lake City was...
High inflation is forcing up costs for highway projects and services, which may force Wabasha County to adjust its budgets. These concerns were discussed at a meeting of the Wabasha Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 14 at the County Government Center.
The public is invited to a prairie trail birding walk at Frontenac State Park, on Saturday, June 25, at 8 a.m.
The Lake City Tiger Marching Band is off to an excellent start to the 2022 summer season, with several first place finishes. The Tiger Band is composed of 73 students ranging from seventh through 12th grade.The band’s 2022 summer show is titled “Perseverance, a Rock Opera.” During the first week...
The Friends of the Lake City Public Library (FLCPL) will be holding a two-day used book sale in conjunction with the events of Lake City’s Water Ski Days. The sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 209 South High Street. All fiction and non-fiction...
The Lake City American Legion Post 110 Baseball Team lost a hard fought game in Chatfield on Monday night by a score of 3-2. Chatfield American Legion Post 197 jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first two pitches of the game via a Luke Conica single followed by a Carter Daniels triple and...
The Lake City American Legion Post 110 Baseball Team got its first win of the season on Thursday night by a score of 11-4. David Oeltjen got it going with a line drive single in the bottom of the first, eventually brought home by a Dylan Rumley sacrifice fly putting Lake City on top 1-0 after 1...
Five years of planning, advocating, fundraising, and waiting came to an end Thursday, June 16, with the ceremonial ribbon cutting and dedication of the new interactive fountain at Ohuta Beach in Lake City. Water jets embedded in the concrete spray when activated by a sensor on a yellow pedestal at...
A busy local festival season continues into July with the 124th annual Lake City Fire Department Fireman’s Dance on Saturday, July 2 at the Lake City Fire Hall on the 200 block of South High Street. It’ll feature live music, dancing, a new silent auction, a raffle, door prizes, a beanbag...
From huge climate-controlled environments down to tiny grains, seemingly everything that goes in and comes out of the Scotch Prairie Farms dairy operation is analyzed and tailored for optimal operation. The rural Lake City farm hosted the annual Wabasha County Family Night of the Farm on June 16,...
I was recently contacted by former Lake City High School (LCHS) students who each had a pivotal role in the development of a potential COVID-19 antiviral drug. As we experience graduation for the current class of LCHS students, I am reminded of the contributions of so many who have walked these...
Wabasha County Hwy. 68 from 403rd Ave. to Wabasha County Hwy. 75 closed to all traffic beginning Monday June 20th for replacement of a large culvert. Construction is expected to last for approximately 2 weeks from the start date, according ot the Wabasha County Highway Department. Road users will...
The Lake City High School Girls Golf team successfully defended their State Class AA Golf Championship and now own back-to-back Class AA Golf titles in 2021 and 2022. The Tigers captured the Class AA crown with rounds of 330 and 161 (shortened to 9 holes due to inclement weather) (491) to win by...

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