Recently, my sweetheart and I finally created our own Netflix account in order to watch our shows together more easily.
At no time in our state’s history has the need for education and training after high school been more important.
We are, all of us, familiar with the differing ideas of what constitutes “freedom,” as well as the differing values we place on the importance of individual freedoms.
October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and it’s no wonder we’re dedicating a whole month to celebrate.
Mortgage disability insurance? Dear Dave, If someone is following your plan, is it a good idea to get mortgage disability insurance during Baby Step 2? Craig Dear Craig,
It is likely that many of those reading this have, at some point or another, asked themselves the question: “What would I do if I had a billion dollars?” Or some variation to that extent. I have a controversial opinion . . .

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Editor, We in Iowa are facing ever-increasing threats of water and air pollution from factory farms. The industry knows  it; our governor knows it; our legislators know it; the Department of Natural Resources knows it­—but nobody seems to have a spine anymore. I love Iowa, and it is very hard to...
In the past week, I have entered an alternate reality. In the past week I heard my dad sneeze through the ceiling of the basement and I jumped like I always have—like I still do . . . but now the sound comes from another reality. In the past week my parents finally persuaded me to be on their...
BY CONRAD BASCOM LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC On Thursday, June 28, a gunman harboring a personal vendetta barricaded the back entrance of Annapolis’ local newspaper, strode through the front doors, and opened fire on the newsroom with a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun and flash grenades, killing five of The...
Normally, thank you letters are not published in the Lake Mills Graphic—they are considered ads. However, I am making an exception in this case—one privilege of being the “boss.” Our family is humbled by the overwhelming love, support and concern after the unexpected loss of our beloved husband,...
Dear Dave, I’m retired, and in the past few years I’ve taken up painting. This hobby has begun bringing in more money than I expected. I was wondering at what point I should start thinking about separating my art money from my personal finances, and look at officially starting a little business...
Tragedy is no stranger to our lives. Unfortunately, through the years, we'll each experience it numerous times. Such is the case when I received the call on Sunday afternoon about the passing of Terry Gasper, Lake Mills Graphic owner and publisher. Those words to describe Terry, owner and...
First off I want to give my prayers to the Gasper family before I dive into my memories and thoughts on Terry. They need as much support as possible through this tough time. Sherry is a very strong woman so I know she will be okay but she still needs time to heal and support from everyone. I am...
This past Sunday I received word that Terry Gasper had passed away suddenly. At first, I couldn’t believe the news. How could a guy like Terry be gone just like that? Anyone who knew Terry knew that he was a staunch democrat, but he was a man of his word and what he said, is what he believed....
Dear Terry, I sit here in shock on Monday morning. It is June 25, and I am reading an email you sent me last week while I was out on vacation letting me know posters were ready to be picked up. I have had the pleasure of being able to get to know you and Sherylee a little better over the last...
When a person passes from this world into whatever follows it, their lives and their presence are suddenly thrown into stark relief; mundane memories of passing interactions become mutable, prone to shifting shape in the light of their absence. What previously seemed like an inconsequential...

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204 N. Mill Street
Lake Mills, IA 50450

Office Number: (641) 592-4222
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