Pictured above (L-R): Jill Halvorson, Mavis Halvorson and Rachel Bowman with the Heritage Farm certificate received for owning a family-owned farm for over 150  years.
You may have noticed that many animals seem to be moving around more this time of year. Well, it’s not your imagination. Animals such as squirrels, raccoons, opossums, and skunks are busy right now preparing for the approaching winter weather.
Ghouls’ Day Out in Lake Mills, will take place this Saturday, Oct. 17. Shop spooky good sales and enjoy a day out with your best ghoulfriends.
Diane Walderon, Lake Mills, joined the LMCS custodial staff this past August.
As with every other part of life this year the pandemic has messed with, farming is no exception. The Graphic reached out to one local farmer, to get his view on how COVID-19 affected his farming operation, these past seven months.
As with every other part of life this year the pandemic has messed with, farming is no exception. The Graphic reached out to one local farmer, to get his view on how COVID-19 affected his farming operation, these past seven months.

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Lake Mills Letter Carrier, Terry Ringham, holds a poster reminding city and rural postal patrons of the annual “National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive,” Saturday, May 14. Postal customers served by the Lake Mills U.S. Postal Service will be given the opportunity to contribute food items to the Lake...
While being reminded by Principal Jim Scholbrock that the list remains tentative, and is subject to change in the next two weeks, the board approved a list he presented of seniors for graduation. Commencement exercises will take place on Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m., and Scholbrock said that he was...
Helping her grandmother study for her CNA classes, may have been the spark that started the career path eventually chosen by Amanda Creen, administrator-in-training at the Lake Mills Care Center, Mills Harbour Assisted Living and Lake Mills Therapy Center. “My grandma, when she was 59 years old,...
The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) will again be conducting the Youth Entrepreneurial Academy (YEA) on June 20-24, 2016.  With generous financial support from the John K. and Luise V. Hanson Foundation will once again make this a free event...
Growing your own food doesn’t have to be difficult. If you have never gardened, start small using containers or a small plot of land. Plant vegetables you really like to eat. Several vegetables that grow well in Iowa made it to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach “Top 10 Vegetavcbles...
With graduation just around the corner, parents often wonder how well their LMHS seniors are prepared for the “real world” (as some call life after high school). Each student has their own journey and we never know where their journeys will take them. The Graphic has visited with three former...
The City of Lake Mills enterprise funds are in “good shape,” said Susanne Gerlach, Public Financial Management, who presented her annual review findings to the Lake Mills City Council at a special meeting last Thursday. Her review covered the storm water, water and sewer accounts. Despite declines...
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is watching Brushy Creek Lake after water samples collected last fall contained juvenile zebra mussels. The DNR collects water samples and deploys settlement samplers in lakes across the state each summer to monitor for the invasive zebra mussel and...
Given the continuing impact of EAB on Iowa’s ash trees, homeowners and communities need to think twice about their tree selections before planting this spring. “The best way to prevent a devastating loss of a single species, like ash, is to concentrate on diversity in your yard, neighborhood and...
A new resale boutique is scheduled to open in Mason City at month’s end. Tried & True, a women’s clothing boutique, will be located in Willowbrook Mall. The boutique will compliment the mission of the Village General Stores in Clear Lake and Fort Dodge, owned and operated by Clear Lake-based...

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