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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LMCS students sure have a passion for helping those in need. First grade students raised $4,000 in donations by reading and purchased gifts from Singelstad Hardware prior to Thanksgiving. Above: Several fifth grade students helped Leon Christianson do some shopping last Tuesday, Dec. 6, after the...
On Monday, Dec. 19, LMCS 7th thru 12th grade chorus and band students will present their annual Christmas concert and Cookie Walk in the high school gymnasium at 7 p.m. Students will be performing a wide range of seasonal music that will surely appeal to everyone. Prior to the concert, the Lake...
The festival weekend started out with the Twilight Tour of Homes. These ladies were enjoying goodies and refreshments at the 1919 Victorian House (L-R): Allison Rice, Tracy Young, Shana Rogstad, and Teresa Fritz. Many families stopped by Swallow Coffeehouse to enjoy the live music and try some...
Each year, the Iowa High School Athletic Association provides the “Friend of the School” award allowing member schools to honor an individual or group who consistently supports school activites in their district and enjoys working on behalf of students. Honorees receive a certificate recognizing...
Dave’s Auto Service had their sign taken down last Friday, Dec. 2, by Mannes Construction. Owners, Joe Jamtgaard and Jackie Villela, were concerned about the high winds the area has been experiencing this past year, and decided to have the sign taken down before the winds caused damage.
An ongoing outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which was first detected in Indiana on Feb. 8, 2022, has continued to impact poultry producers across the country, driving up turkey prices for the 2022 holiday season. In an article for The Conversation, a nonprofit, independent news...
Bethany Lutheran Church held their annual Cup of Christmas Tea event this past Saturday, Dec. 10. Pastor Bill Peters read the story “A Cup of Christmas Tea,” by Tom Hegg, to the crowd as they enjoyed breakfast bake, cheesecake, fruit and Christmas tea. Ruth Sheldon provided entertainment on the...
Thursday evening, Nov. 24, during the Thanksgiving Eve worship service at Winnebago Lutheran Church, the One In Christ Parish held a surprise celebration in honor of Pastor Bill Peters’ 35th Anniversary of Ordination. Special guest was Bishop Kevin Jones who presented Pastor Peters with a...
The Winnebago County Conservation Board has temporarily closed the Lake Catherine Cabin at Thorpe Park. The cabin will be closed for maintenance throughout the winter months and is scheduled to reopen again in March. Despite the closure, the WCCB is still accepting reservations for 2023 dates....
Once touted as “wonder drugs,” penicillin and other antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. When used correctly, they are effective, but decades of inappropriate use have led to an alarming increase in resistant microorganisms, including the bacteria that cause common infections, such...

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