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Foundation grateful to be able help thanks to donations

Jun 15, 2022
The Theo Philip Foundation would like to thank all the donors who helped us with our successful fundraisers over the last two years. In memory of baby Theo Philip, who passed of a rare syndrome, it is our mission to aide programs, memorial funds, and individual needs with all the money raised...

School music cut could have negative ripple effect

Jun 15, 2022
Consider the game of setting up Dominos on end, in a line and then pushing the first one to create a ripple effect in which all in the line go down in sequence. If not a game person, then think about Lake Pepin and the wave action created by a passing fish wiggling its way through the water. If not...

A memorable Memorial Day event

Jun 8, 2022
Memorial Day in Lake City was a very special event at Lincoln High School. If you were not able to attend the free, public program, I encourage you to stream it on YouTube. The program was meaningful as it focused on a number of important concepts: honoring those who lost lives in military duty...

Memorial Day program especially meaningful

Jun 8, 2022
Last Monday’s Memorial Day Service was, for me, as meaningful as any I had ever attended. Everyone participating, especially all veterans, those no longer living and those who are no longer physically with “us” more than earned the recognition. Initially I was disappointed the program was to be...

VFW donation helps support marching band color guard

Jun 1, 2022
The Lake City Music Boosters would like to say a very special thank you to the VFW Post 8729 for the donation of $1,000 to help support the Summer Marching Band Program. This donation will go to help support the color guard students for uniforms and equipment. We are very thankful for the...

Bob Kemp announces retirement

May 25, 2022
It’s official - I’m retiring and my last day of work will be May 31, and the office will be closing. Terri and I have been blessed and extremely grateful to all of our customers (whom I’ll call friends) who have bought and sold propeties or utilitzed our agency over the past 45 years since...

Online tools enhance local birding during migration

May 18, 2022
Have you heard the birds’ chirp or tweet sounds during the night these past few weeks? An estimated 8,803,800 Birds crossed Wabasha County on Saturday night, May 7, 2022, according to Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s BirdCast Migration Dashboard (dashboard.birdcast.info) with a peak of 607,200 birds...

Goodhue County EDA announces June 8 online housing summit

May 18, 2022
The Goodhue County Economic Development Authority (EDA) and its’ Housing Subcommittee in conjunction with Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA) have finalized details for the 13th annual Goodhue County EDA Summit. This year, the event will be a discussion regarding rehabilitation...

Humane Society’s ‘Promises I Make to My Canine Companion’

May 11, 2022
Editor’s note: What follows is part of the packet the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society provides to people who adopt dogs from its foster program. It’s called “Promises I Make to My Canine Companion.” I promise to have realistic expectations of the role my dog will play in my life. I will remember...

Chemical use threatens trees

May 11, 2022
Patton Park is Lake City’s central and historical park. Many residents and visitors wander through it, especially in summer. This spring, Patton Park is in sad condition. Chemicals that have been sprayed around each tree, bush, post, and bench (anything that doesn’t move) kill the grass and weeds...

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