“The west certainly surpassed all my expectations, and Iowa is great,” Cy Woodman claimed after traveling from New York to Iowa on a Flanders 4 motorcycle in October 1912.
Lake Mills High School Chorus and Band students participated in the Iowa High School Music Association’s Solo/Ensemble Festival in Garner, Saturday, April 7.
Lake Mills High School Chorus and Band students participated in the Iowa High School Music Association’s Solo/Ensemble Festival in Garner, Saturday, April 7.
This year’s LMHS prom theme is, “Red Carpet Gala.” Prom royalty candidates are pictured above (L-R): Brady Heagel, Dana Baumann, Cole Bergo, Morgan Fritz, Trevor Hanna, Mallory Wilhelm and Alex Martinson.
April 2018 has gotten off to a rough start, as colder than normal temperatures have people seeing white, rather than green, yellow, or pink.
The five Pederson brothers recently gathered with their little sister for a “Good Friday” fish fry at the Pederson home.


The Lake Mills Music Department will be presenting two concerts next week. Sunday, Dec. 10, the seventh through 12th grade chorus and band students will present their annual Christmas concert and Cookie Walk in the high school gymnasium at 2 p.m. The fith and sixth grade vocal and instrumental...
Egg Leads to Romance “Lizzie Gilday, Fort Dodge, Ia. May this reach my true love.” The message was written on an egg that Charles Percy H. Smith held in his hands in his office in Guines, Cuba in 1900. It came to him in an unusual way, and his curiosity led him to a woman who might have been his...
BY BONNIE KAY BALDWIN LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 marks the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. One quote in particular tied to this day is not far from the minds of those who lived through it. That quote was taken from the speech given by former President Franklin D....
Sons of Revolution Vets in Iowa When Ira Lepper died in January 1908 a Sioux City newspaper claimed he was the last surviving son of a veteran of the American Revolution in Iowa. His dad had fought under Gen. Horatio Gates. Ira was born in New York; but his family moved to the area that became...
“Mrs. Jaffray evidently believes it is entirely proper to bring the public into the very bed rooms of the presidents.” The Oakland Tribune ran a review of a newly published book written by Elizabeth Jaffray in 1926. Secrets of the White House was based on her life as head housekeeper for four...
All members were awarded Silver in their project areas. Justin Rygh was awarded Outstanding Junior Member; Lindy Brekken was awarded Outstanding Intermediate Member; and Abbey Bray was awarded Outstanding Senior Member.
The North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Middle School Honor Band was held in Algona, Saturday, Nov. 11. The Lake Mills students participating were (L-R) Natalie Brandenburg (baritone sax), Erica Jordon (alto sax), Aidan Johanson (alto sax), Madison Levine (clarinet), Emily Bray (clarinet),...
“We are planning to observe Iowa day in the schools …to place special emphasis upon the things of great importance in the state…,” wrote A.M. Deyoe, state superintendent of public instruction, in a bulletin sent to all Iowa schools in December 1915. Deyoe had been appointed to the top education...
Mickey and Minnie Mouse (left) visited their great-grandparents’ house (Wayne and Arlene Sprecher), for Halloween in Lake Mills. The twins, Lucas Ray and Adelynn Marie, were born July 12, 2017, in Mason City. Their parents are James and Alyssa White, Northwood. Their older siblings are: Tayah, 15,...
Rusty Schipper, Lake Mills, was the winner of the Henry Firefighter Tribute Edition gun raffle, held by the Lake Mills and Forest City firefighters as a fundraiser for Lake Mills native and IFA lobbyist, John Pederson.


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