BY CONRAD BASCOM LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC
Early in 1948 the Iowa Aeronautics Commission released a survey of aviation in the state.
The annual 5K Run/Walk was held early Saturday morning, July 14, with over 90 participants. Results were as follows: Overall Winner–Carson Rygh with a time of 20:18 (#92) Female (12 and Under)—
Little Mr. & Miss July Jubilee were crowned Friday evening, July 13. Pictured above are Berkley Dean, son of Gary and Alissa Gomez-Dean, and Addy Sletten, daughter of Nate and Mindy Sletten.
Ninety degree weather didn’t stop the crowd from attending the Scarville Fourth of July celebration. Many were decked out in patriotic colors, enjoying the candy and freeze pops that parade entries threw to them.
Ninety degree weather didn’t stop the crowd from attending the Scarville Fourth of July celebration. Many were decked out in patriotic colors, enjoying the candy and freeze pops that parade entries threw to them.

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Bert M. Bills, a Vinton jeweler, and his young wife got a very nice Christmas present in 1900. Bills had purchased a raffle ticket for a dollar and was rewarded with a luxurious mansion in Sioux City. Millionaire John Peirce was raffling off his palatial mansion at 29th and Jackson Streets in...
The LMHS student council held a Winter Carnival, Sunday, Dec. 17, in the high school gym.  
The annual TK thru fourth grade Christmas concert was held Monday evening, Dec. 18.
At Bahia Honda the mosquitoes were so thick no one slept for two nights. And, although the insects were annoying, the group of Iowans from a “floating marine biological laboratory” were in the midst of an experiment that would produce a trove of valuable information. It was the spring of 1893....
Beginning at the Lake  Mills Public Library, you can follow this map to see all the Christmas Light entries and vote for your favorites. You may drop off ballots at the Lake Mills Public Library or vote online at www.lakemillsia.org.
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...

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