Opinion

Use ‘Seven-Second Rule’ to protect pets’ paws

Jun 16, 2021
As we continue to experience unusually high temperatures in our area, please keep in mind the comfort and safety of your four legged companions. Before walking with them on concrete and asphalt, always use the “Seven-Second Rule.” If you can’t tolerate the heat on the back of your hand pressed to...

Contest winning essay - Why history matters

Jun 3, 2021
Editor’s note: The following essay was the winner of this year’s Why History Matters essay contest for Lincoln High School Advanced Placement History students. When prompted with the question “Why does history matter,” I wasn’t quite sure what to think at first. Slavery, civil rights, women’s...

Essay contest runner-up - Putting the ‘LID’ on Why History Matters

Jun 3, 2021
Editor’s note: The following essay was the runner-up of this year’s Why History Matters essay contest for Lincoln High School Advanced Placement History students. History matters in three distinct ways, which I have affectionately named “LID”. This stands for our ability to learn from, be...

Teachers: Thanks for support during unprecedented school year

Jun 3, 2021
The Lake City Education Association would like to thank the community for their continued support this school year. We know it has been a crazy year with unprecedented times for everyone. Thank you for your willingness to change direction at almost a moment’s notice from distance to hybrid to in...

Rotary looking for a few good women (and men, too)

Jun 3, 2021
Hi Lake City Ladies! Did you know that almost every Monday, (at noon), a diverse group of local-folk meet in the back room of Port 104 to discuss the needs of Lake City? Yes, that bunch discusses and implements programs to improve the local arts, health, education, environment, welfare and...

Join a historic history celebration

Jun 3, 2021
All are welcome: young, old, new, long time, part time or full time residents. 2022 is the year and Lake City is the place to be. It will be the sesquicentennial celebration - 150 years - since the formal incorporation of the city. Over the years the city has evolved from one visited by paddle...

Library Friends grateful for community support

May 26, 2021
From the Friends of the Lake City Public Library, a heartfelt “Thank you for your support, Lake City!” At our recent Used Book Sale during the 100 Mile Garage Sale, we raised over $2,400 through the sale of donated books and our “Your Other Library Card” notecards. We are grateful for all of...

St. Mark’s installs ‘Blessing Box’

May 26, 2021
The Coronavirus Pandemic has brought a lot of negativities, but it also has encouraged positive change in many ways. One such way has resulted in a Blessing Box at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. After being encouraged to “think outside the box” by Bishop Craig Loya and being unable to host our...

DeRoos: We want to amend the Constitution

May 26, 2021
The Convention of States movement is a growing, grassroots movement of Americans who are fed up with the drift toward big government socialism. Its purpose is to restore the originalism that the founders intended when the U.S. Constitution was written and ratified. The founders would not even...

Mayo Docs: Returning to what we love thanks to COVID vaccines

May 20, 2021
We have begun to turn a corner in this pandemic. To get to the other side, we need to develop vaccine confidence in our community by addressing hesitancy, answering questions, and creating easy opportunities to get a vaccine. This effort benefits us all. When the vaccine was first available, demand...

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