Snowstorm Iggy moved through Iowa and Minnesota last Wednesday evening and Thursday, dumping several inches of snow (official measurement in Lake Mills was 5”).
Seven middle school students from LMCS were selected to be members of the 2023 Karl King Honor Band, which took place Saturday, Jan. 14.
Do you enjoy watching eagles, butterflies, and cranes? Do you also enjoy hearing frogs and songbirds?
On Friday, Jan. 13, the Lake Mills FFA Alumni hosted their annual pie auction during half-time of the boys home basketball game against Belmond-Klemme.
Cultural immersion is a hands-on way to learn and understand a different culture or viewpoint quickly and meaningfully.
“I’m on a major learning curve right now,” stated Jeff Baumann, the new Lake Mills public works director. “There is a lot going on with the city: the flood (civic center and food shelf), the budget—there’s just a lot of activity right now.

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Snowstorm Iggy moved through Iowa and Minnesota last Wednesday evening and Thursday, dumping several inches of snow (official measurement in Lake Mills was 5”). Many area schools cancelled classes for Thursday and some businesses delayed opening until snow was cleared. Above: The City crew was busy...
Seven middle school students from LMCS were selected to be members of the 2023 Karl King Honor Band, which took place Saturday, Jan. 14. The students participated in instrument-specific sectional rehearsals and a few hours of full-group rehearsals before performing their concert. Pictured above (L-...
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On Friday, Jan. 13, the Lake Mills FFA Alumni hosted their annual pie auction during half-time of the boys home basketball game against Belmond-Klemme. Nine pies were donated from many contributors; the Lake Mills home economics class even helping bake an apple pie. Pie flavors included: blueberry...
Karen Throne, Scarville, was involved in an accident late Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 10, near Forest City. Throne was traveling north on Hwy. 69 behind a semi tractor trailer driven by Steven Juhl, Forest City. Juhl was making a left turn and was waiting for cars to pass before entering a driveway....
In 2023, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will provide Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings to strengthen rural communities. The trainings are offered throughout the state in person and also virtually. Youth mental health remains at the forefront of many people’s minds. Over the...

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