“Father was a gold seeker, and when he determined to adopt the roving miner’s life he put me in training for rough experiences, for I had no mother and he would not leave me behind,” Cynthia Westover described her early childhood as the daughter
The staff at the Lake Mills Care Center celebrated Christmas and Ugly Sweater Day, Friday, Dec. 21. Pictured above, front row (L-R): Stephanie Gilbertson, Tracy Bolinger, Deb Christianson, Kersten Fisher, and Heather Van Ryswyk.
By Bonnie Kay Baldwin Lake  Mills Graphic May 11, 2017 was the beginning of a long journey for a rural Lake Mills man.
​When the Iowa Press Association met in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, June 18, 1879, several editors presented talks to the membership. J.G.
Lake Mills residents woke to a winter wonderland Monday, as the area trees were covered in the foggy morning’s frost.
Lake Mills residents woke to a winter wonderland Monday, as the area trees were covered in the foggy morning’s frost.


Loud noises coming from the front of the bank woke John Eldridge and his wife in Sully, Iowa, about 3 a.m. on January 30, 1920. The couple lived behind the Sully State Bank, and Eldridge didn’t hesitate to grab his shotgun as he headed toward the front of the bank building to investigate. He shot...
The North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Middle School Honor Band was held at John Adams Middle School, Mason City, Saturday, Nov. 10. The Lake Mills Instrumental Music Program had five students participating in the event: Chet Casperson (trombone), Sara Nelson (bass clarinet), Sydnee...
The Lake Mills boys’ basketball program held its 19th annual youth free throw contest, Saturday, Nov. 3. Fourth and fifth graders shot from 12 feet, while fifth and sixth graders shot from the standard distance of 15 feet. Results are as follows: 3rd/4th grade division 1st place: Lucas Helgeland...
Elizabeth Carney, a Charles City student studying at the Minneapolis School of Art in the spring of 1935, must have been delighted when she learned the school had awarded her a scholarship to study abroad for a year in Spain. It would give her an opportunity to travel throughout Europe, studying...
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC The journey back begins with a lady by the name of Kait Klammer, Good Thunder, Minn., who is a violinist in the Mankato Symphony Orchestra. This violinst recently aquired an old run-down violin. “My son, Luke, rents out living space and he came upon this...
Salem Lutheran Church held a Trunk or Treat event, Sunday, Oct. 28. Kids and their families attended in costume, posed for photos, and collected (or handed out) treats.
The Lake Mills Care Center welcomed trick or treaters on Halloween, and some of the staff even dressed in costume for the day.
The Lake Mills Instrumental Music Program had nine Middle School and High School students participate in the 2018 University of Northern Iowa Clarinet Choir Day, Sunday, Nov. 4. The UNI Clarinet Day is an event for clarinetists of all ages. Participants were assigned to a clarinet choir and were...
by Conrad Bascom Lake Mills Graphic Ah, we’ve finally entered that wondrous time of the year when the mass exodus of dying leaves announce the arrival of those timeworn and anachronistic traditions like the ‘Sadie Hawkins Dance’ and the ‘Homecoming Court’. Perhaps dating as far back as the...
“Burlington must not be less charitable and humane than other cities of the state…” Burlington Hawkeye “The people of Iowa have been blessed with abundant harvest, and the appeal should be generously responded to.” Iowa City Citizen “Davenport has raised enough Russian relief money to buy two...


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