Tom Heffernan

Heffernan donates car for fire department raffle

Jun 16, 2021
Tom Heffernan Ford of Lake City has once again donated a vehicle to be the grand prize in a raffle drawing during the 123rd annual Lake City Fireman’s Dance on July 3 at the fire hall. This year it’s a 2012 Ford Focus (a mistake on the raffle ticket identified it as a 2013). It’s a five-door...

Highway crew working hard

Sep 30, 2020
I would like to congratulate all the guys and gals who are working on the Highway 61 reconstruction project. They are all hard workers. I see them every day out there working - rain or shine, hot or cold - doing their best to get the job done. I see no slackers, just hard-working people who know...

Letter: City snow crews doing a great job

Jan 29, 2020
To the editor: To the city’s street department, thank you for the wonderful job you have been doing in our snow season. The streets are cleaned in no time. Snow is removed from Lakeshore Drive curbs. You are doing a great job. Thank you. Thank you. This is one of the many, many reasons why Lake...

Letter: Time to rethink highway project

Dec 4, 2019
To the editor: I read in last week’s Graphic that the bid for Lake City’s new two-lane highway came in over $2.5 million over budget with Lake City contributing $3.5 million to the project. Isn’t it time to maybe rethink the whole project? If we keep the four-lanes the state will overlay it free....

Letter: City depts. wonderful in storm response

Oct 2, 2019
To the editor: Thank you Lake City street department, light department, water department, fire department, police department and first responders. You did a wonderful job on last Tuesday night’s tornado. No lives were lost or anyone hurt, the downed trees were cleaned up, the next day the power...

Letter: Detours will be disastrous to Lake City small businesses

Aug 14, 2019
To the editor: I saw an article in the Graphic (“2020 detours detailed at manufacturers luncheon” on Aug. 1) that when they replace our Highway 61 from our four-lane road to a 1920s two-lane road that they are going to close the highway downtown during construction. That would be disastrous to...

Back to Korea

Oct 11, 2018
Tom Heffernan served as a military police officer in South Korea in 1955, shortly after an armistice brought open warfare to to a close on the Korean Peninsula. He told his wife, Marie, that he thought he’d never return. But after some online investigation, Marie discovered a program offered by...

Letter: Vote to keep four lanes, marina as-is

Aug 1, 2018
To the editor: Lake City citizens, vote for the candidates who want to save the four-lanes and keep the trailers on the point and keep our harbor intact. Tom Heffernan Lake City  

Truck is this year’s firemen’s dance grand prize

May 3, 2017
Tom Heffernan (center right) hands the keys to a Ford Ranger to Lake City Fire Dept. Chief Jeff Diepenbrock. Tom Heffernan Ford has donated a vehicle to the Lake City Fire Department for the Firemen’s Dance for over 30 years. The total estimated value of those donations is over $100,000. Funds for...

Letter: Focus on issues, not people

Apr 6, 2017
To the editor: I found last week’s letter to the editor written by Dan Coyle quite interesting. He began by quoting Franklin Roosevelt: “The only thing you have to fear is fear itself.” Dan appeared to be speaking out of both sides of his mouth. First by criticizing Tom Heffernan about what he...

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