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.


Mayo Clinic Health System is now offering appointments to receive a Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccination at clinic locations in Albert Lea, Austin, Cannon Falls, Faribault, Kasson, Lake City, Lake Mills, New Richland, Owatonna, Plainview, Red Wing, Rochester, Wells and Zumbrota. Bivalent...
A groundbreaking ceremony was held last Monday morning, Oct. 10, for the Winnebago County Environmental Education Center. Pictured above (L-R): Dennis Busta, president, MBT; Bruce Hertzke, Forest City; Dr. Randy Hagenson, San Antonio, Texas (former Thompson resident); Dr. Mary Jane Hagenson, San...
If you walk into the garage of Jim and Judith Miller of Hanlontown, you will not find a car, lawn mower or anything typically stored in a garage; you will instead see a pottery studio, home of Blue House Pottery, a business the couple has been running for 45 years. Judith and Jim began the...
Winnebago County Extension and Outreach held a Family Fall Festival, Sunday afternoon at the fairgrounds in Thompson. Despite the windy and chilly conditions, many came to enjoy crafts, ride horses, visit the petting zoo, and try their hand at archery.
Ghouls Day in Lake Mills was a hit. Everyone enjoyed music, food, beverages, and shopping. Prize winners were: Wrenley Christianson, Alicia Wirtjes, Jackie Oldfather, Kathy Nelson, Donna Hengesteg, Katy Greensky, Doreen Holstad, Chantel Storby, Lindsey McCord, and Holly Arnevik.
A most welcome change has finally taken place at the Lake Mills Care Center (LMCC). Since the lockdown for COVID began, March 11, 2020, visitors of the residents have had to follow a list of requirements, making a visit a hassle, most would say, but with the ultimate goal of keeping the residents...
Maybe you have noticed that about every-other Wednesday the yellow school buses are on the road shortly after noon. Eleven Wednesday afternoons are scheduled professional learning days for teachers. Here is a little background about professional learning requirements and a little bit about what...
Mr. Mickey Rowe, award-winning actor, activist, author, and father will kick off the 10th year of the Peer Power Partner mentoring program in Austin schools. Peer Power Partners pairs youth with disabilities and learning differences with same-aged typically developing peers to promote friendships,...
The cost of a home-prepared quarter-pound cheeseburger is now 10.8 percent higher than just two years ago, and inflation is a major driver of that increase. As Iowa State University Extension beef specialist Beth Doran explains, the higher price is the result of higher input costs up and down the...
It’s not every day companies encourage customers to buy less of what they sell, but that’s exactly what Black Hills Energy is doing. As cold weather approaches, Black Hills Energy is ramping up efforts to communicate with customers, sharing tips on how to use less natural gas in their homes, so...


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