Coverage of a cover of coots

Apr 17, 2024
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen took this photo of coots just outside the Lake City Marina on April 9. According to, collective nouns for a group of coots include “commotion, cover, covert, fleet, flock, pod, raft, rasp, or swarm.”

Conversations in history at the historical society

Apr 17, 2024
When the Lake City Historical Society hosted its Open Hours event last Tuesday we presented Voices from the Past in the form of recordings of past residents. As could be expected, these stories sparked conversations that could be described as Voices of the Present—reflecting on the past. And while...

Tom Heffernan Ford donates 2015 Ford Fusion for Fireman’s Dance raffle

Apr 17, 2024
Tom Heffernan Ford continued a decades-long tradition of donating a vehicle to be the grand prize in the Lake City Fireman’s Dance raffle. This year’s donation is a 2015 Ford Fusion. “It’s a four-door sedan,” Heffernan said. “Beautiful car. Looks and runs like brand new.” Raffle tickets will be $...

County GOP meets April 23

Apr 17, 2024
The full committee of the Wabasha County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. at BJ’s Bar, Grill and Kampground, Theilman. All Precinct Chairs, appointed District Delegates and Alternates should be in attendance. Discussions will includeupcoming Republican...

Volunteers sought for 5K-9 event

Apr 17, 2024
The Hiawatha Aminal Humane Society is seeking volunteers to help with its 5K-9 Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 18. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. at Ohuta Park on the lake in downtown in Lake City, with the race beginning at 9 a.m. “We are asking for people willing to spend a couple of hours with us...

DLC president attends USA Water Ski and Wake Sports banquet in Florida

Apr 17, 2024
Destination Lake City (DLC) President John Hutchinson attended the Annual USA Water Ski and Wake Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony on April 6 in Winter Haven, Fla. According to Hutchinson, he attended for several reasons, “DLC sponsored its first scholarship to a young individual who is involved in...

Water ski lessons returning to Water Ski Days

Apr 17, 2024
The USA Water Ski and Wake Sports Foundation and the Big Pine Lake Water Ski Team are once again hosting a free event for people to learn to water ski in Lake City, the Birthplace of Water Skiing. “We’re so happy to be back in Lake City for another year of water skiing on the historic waters of...

Five for Food surpasses $50,000 goal

Apr 17, 2024
Five for Food, an initiative of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation for the Lake City Food Shelf, exceeded the $50,000 goal for 2024 with a record total of $50,661 raised, according to a news release. The total raised last year was $45,611. Due to the increased food shelf use and increased...

What makes Lake City so special? Surprises!

Apr 17, 2024
You never know what to expect when you take a stroll through Lake City. As I turned the corner onto Lakeshore Drive last Tuesday I came across this group of high school seniors carrying bouquets of yellow tulips. In my role as unofficial and unrecognized reporter for the Graphic I decided to...

Grass fire triggers evacuation order

Apr 17, 2024
A large grass fire near West Newton, about seven miles southwest of Kellogg, led to an evacuation notice on Saturday, April 13. Firefighters from Wabasha, Kellogg, Plainview, Elgin, Lake City, Altura, Minnesota City, Rollingstone, Nelson, Wis. and Alma, Wis. responded to the scene, along with...


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