Dates set for farming-themed Summer...
Lakefield's 2015 Summerfest celebration has been tentatively scheduled for the week of June 22-28 and will have a farming theme.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Goodbye, SSC Quasars; hello HL-O Wi...
The Southwest Star Concept Quasars are no more. Members of the Independent School District 330 Board of Education last week declared their school would no longer be known as SSC, but rather Heron Lake-Okabena.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Search leads to Lakefield
A Canadian couple traveled all the way from British Columbia last week in search of family roots.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Jackson County Pilot
Food stamp use growing
The use of food stamps in Jackson County increased during the recent recession, and managers of a pair of local grocery stores took notice.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
North Valley club title on the line
Club champions will be crowned this weekend at the Jackson Golf Club and North Valley Golf Course.
Security system ordered for shelter
Officers with the Lakefield Police Department will soon be able to keep constant watch over the city's new park shelter.
We're ready to go'
The new school year at Jackson County Central got off to a smashing start this week, with a wildly successful new first-day conference format at the elementary schools, last-minute enrollment bumps districtwide and plenty of excited students and teachers.
Ducks Unlimited banquet set for Sep...
The 39th annual Jackson County Ducks Unlimited banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
"Spirit Riders' coming Aug. 24
Evangelists on wheels will rumble through Lakefield and Heron Lake later this month.
Attendance up for LBA Night at the ...
Members of the Lakefield Business Association are crediting timing for the success of this year's LBA Family Night at the Pool.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
JCC school board race competitive
The race for three seats on the Jackson County Central Board of Education will be competitive; the race for three seats on the Southwest Star Concept Board of Education will not.
City pledges $41K to keep extension...
The city of Lakefield will pay nearly $41,000 over the next five years in order to keep the Jackson County Extension and 4-H Program offices within city limits.
JCC on the grow
New faces will appear at the Smart Boards and in the seats when classes start Monday at Jackson County Central Schools.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Jackson County Pilot
One ear, or two?
When it came time to count out a dozen ears of sweet corn last week, Richard Klima wasn't sure if he should count it as one - or two.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Classical Memories Celebration is A...
Classic cars will again compete for top honors at the sixth annual Classical Memories Celebration and Vehicle Show Aug.12 at Doman-Rose Place in Lakefield.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Peterson new at Immanuel
LaDonna Peterson has taught at three different schools in her 18 years as a teacher and, this fall, Immanuel Lutheran School will become the fourth.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Museum invaded by 800 Beanie Babies
The Jackson County Historical Society Museum in Lakefield has been invaded by Beanie Babies.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
The investigation of a rash of burglaries and graphic vandalism over two days last week continues.