“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.

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“He thanked me, and, oh, he was a fine gentleman,” Mary Wiseman Hindman recalled in 1930 when a Wisconsin newspaper reporter interviewed her. Mary was talking about Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee, who asked for a drink of water. She met the general in June 1863 shortly before the...
There are a great many things that submarine sailors are proud of. Chief amongst them is the warfare pin that we wear. The Dolphins, or Fish, must be earned through a year-long process that produces a qualified sailor. When the sailor is pinned, their certificate will be read to inform them and...
The Lake Mills High School Marching Band participated in the Algona Band Festival Field Show, Saturday, Sept. 30. The band performed their show entitled “The Time of Our Lives” which includes Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive,” Imagine Dragon’s “I Bet My Life,” Coldplay’s “Clocks,” and “Viva La Vida...
A group of soldiers gathered at an artillery field on the grounds of Fort Monroe, Va., on Mon., Feb. 7, 1870. Under the command of Col. T.G. Baylor, they were conducting an experiment. The U.S. government had authorized the army to carry out the testing of a new product designed by an Iowa man....
MBT sponsored a pumpkin painting contest at the Lake Mills Fall Carnival which was held at Oakwood park, Sept. 17. Pictured are the winners that were present after the judging (L-R): Gabby Brandenburg, Alondra Perez-Rentas, Emma Taft, Maddy Benesch, Cadie Dutcher, and Tressa Adams (Katie Starry,...
This has been edited to space constraints. Former Lake Mills resident Brenda Durgin, and her fiancé, Dan Thompson, recalled in their own words a recent trip to hurricane ravaged Texas: When we purchased our airplane tickets to visit family over Labor Day weekend in Texas, we were not expecting to...
Having firefighters in your community who’ve had the rare occasion to battle a natural gas fire is a lot like having an airbag in your car. Odds are they’ll never have to use that knowledge, but if they do, you’ll be glad they have it—much like counting on that airbag. That’s why Black Hills...
The Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation hosted a Fall Carnival last Wednesday evening, Sept. 20, in Oakwood Park.Carnival games were provided by local churches. Children also enjoyed face painting, a story walk, crafts, hot apple cider, and bars.The first 75 kids received free pumpkins for...
“A lot of fellows tried to drive the bull into the wires with him on it,” J.H. Harrington described an incident that had occurred at the Delaware County fair at Delhi in 1859. When a “somewhat intoxicated” fair goer hopped on a bull’s back and rode around a track enclosed by a strange looking fence...
Despite summer-like temperatures over the weekend, that saw the mercury push into the 90 degree range, area farmers took advantage of more seasonal conditions in their fields as the soybean harvest started in earnest in the northern Iowa and southern Minnesota area last week. The extended forecast...

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