I’ve been under some stress lately. I’ve written a novel, and now I have to wait to find someone who thinks it’s worth publishing. (I happen to think it is, for the record.) So, while I wait, I get more and more nervous.
Verne knows me too well.
Making the important decision to get married can fill couples with joy and excitement as they imagine spending the rest of their lives together.
• Shopping Group. Keep your “yes” crew small. Sometimes, too many opinions can make the appointment overwhelming.
• Shopping Group. Keep your “yes” crew small. Sometimes, too many opinions can make the appointment overwhelming.
Weddings can be expensive. Various sources estimate the average cost of weddings is anywhere from $26,000 to $31,000.


“ROAR—Life is wild and God is Good” was the theme for last week’s Vacation Bible School for One In Christ parishes and Salem Lutheran Church kids. The six parishes involved also drew in some community members, bringing the total to 113 kids. Putting on the program were four pastors, one parish...
by Lisa Ralls Winnebago County Naturalist In recent years, Monarch butterflies have received a lot of attention, and rightly so, because their numbers have declined so dramatically. But, sometimes we tend to forget that there are other butterflies in Iowa and they, too, have special needs. And,...
As part of the Summer Reading Program, the RAD Zoo, from Owatonna, Minn., paid a visit to the Lake Mills Public Library last Wednesday evening, June 5. Jamie Pastika, executive director at the RAD Zoo, brought several turtles, snakes, a lizard and an alligator.
The Lake Mills High School Marching Band participated in the North Iowa Band Festival, Saturday, May 25. The band performed music from the Broadway show musical “Wicked.” Drum majors, Libby Heagel and Brianna Renneker, portrayed the two witches (Glinda and Elphaba), the color guard ladies were...
Carys Christianson and Brady Hanson, eighth grade students at LMCS, were presented the Ryan Peterson Citizenship Award last Tuesday, May 28, by Korin Peterson, sister of the late Ryan Peterson. Carys is the daughter of Jody and the late Tom Christianson. Brady is the son of Ross and Paula Hanson....
Thursday, May 30, Daryl Sherman, (Rice Lake) was cutting up a hollow tree that had fallen in a strong wind onto their property. The tree was dead, and must have been a good place for a squirrel to build a nest and hide a stash of golf balls, many of which were gnawed to expose the rubber core....
by Bonnie Kay Baldwin Lake Mills Graphic What an incredible amount of foresight and vision, coupled with a great deal of hard work, the Hagen family has had. They started with a huge cornfield and hog pasture in seemingly, the middle of nowhere. Fast forward 10 years . . . a successful, thriving...
Devyn Nicholson was the winner of the local karaoke contest and sang at Tree Town Festival, held in Forest City. She performed the National Anthem and several other songs, Sunday afternoon, May 26.
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC Former LMHS FACS (family and consumer sciences) teacher of 32 years, Kathleen Grunhovd, and her sister, Sarah Shoemaker, California, joined together to begin a new venture during the summer of 2017. The business is called Hummingbird Infant, catering to...
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC Lake Mills Chief of Police, Dave Thomas, who has been the chief for the last 31 years, was a 1982 LMHS grad. After high school, he worked as a mechanic from 1982-1988. Thomas married Dawn Peterson, Albert Lea, Minn., May 14, 1983, on his birthday. So,...


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