City Awaiting Word Whether Governor Will Suspend City Commissioner

Lake Wales City Attorney Chuck Galloway has been tasked with trying to find out if Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to suspend City Commissioner Kris Fitzgerald from office pending the... — Updated 6/9/2021

Police Investigate Shooting that Left Man in Critical Condition

Lake Wales police are investigating a shooting that left a man in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds. Police were called to a home at 426 Domaris Ave. at 9:34 p.m.... — Updated 6/9/2021

Northwest Residents Express Hope for Neighborhood's Future

A recent statistically valid survey of residents in the northwest section neighborhood of Lake Wales revealed 60 percent of respondents say they "feel hopeful about the future of... — Updated 6/9/2021

City Commissioners Set to Officially Repeal Mask Mandate

City officials are letting its ongoing "state of emergency" declaration regarding the COVID-19 pandemic expire. In addition, Lake Wales commissioners are expected Tuesday to finish... — Updated 6/14/2021

Canines Find Second Career as Arson Dogs

Arson is one of the most expensive property claims in the United States. Each year billions of dollars in property damage and hundreds of lives are lost as a result of fires set by... — Updated 6/9/2021

Library Offers Geneology Workshop Series

The Lake Wales Public Library, in partnership with the Polk County History Center, will offer a series of three Genealogy Workshops. The workshops will be led by the Polk County... — Updated 6/9/2021

Splash Party Scheduled June 18 to Encourage Free Swim Lesson Signup

A We Swim Splash Party will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 18 at the Lake Wales YMCA, 1001 Burns Ave. The event will include free music and food. It is designed to bring... — Updated 6/9/2021

McLaughlin Students Help Rotary Spread Water Safety Message

Drama students at McLaughlin Middle School & Fine Arts Academy presented a special Josh the Baby Otter water safety program to Head Start pre-kindergarten students June 1.... — Updated 6/9/2021

Northwest Neighborhood Association Names First President

Michelle Threatt has been named first president of the newly created Northwest Neighborhood Association, Michelle Threatt. She has lived in the Northwest Neighborhood since 2004,... — Updated 6/14/2021

Little Theatre Teen Production of Jukebox Diner Opens June 4 for 2 Weekends

The Lake Wales Little Theatre teen production of Jukebox Diner opens Friday, June 4 for a two-weekend run. Directed by Rob Fritz, performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and... — Updated 6/9/2021

Florida Museum Offers Fish Skelton Exhibit

Visitors to the Florida Museum of Natural History's latest gallery exhibit can take a uniquely artistic look into the museum's fish collection. "Inner Beauty: Skeletons Revealed... — Updated 6/9/2021

Polk County Schools Ends Mask Requirement for Students and Staff

Polk County Public Schools is no longer requiring students and staff to wear face coverings. During its June 8 meeting, the Polk County School Board voted unanimously to lift a... — Updated 6/9/2021

Florida Poly Again Spurns National Trends With New Application Surge

Defying national trends in higher education, Florida Polytechnic University is enjoying a significant increase in the number of students applying to and committing to attend the... — Updated 6/9/2021

Katherine Finnell, 1949-2021

Katherine Gray Finnell passed away at Cape Coral hospital on Thursday, June 4 2021. She is survived by her husband Thomas J Finnell and her son Scott Thomas Finnell and his wife... — Updated 6/9/2021

Jose Ramos, 1970-2021

Jose Juan Ramos, 51, of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in Honk Kong. He was born March 13, 1970 in Brooklyn, NY to Jose and Nelly Ramos. Jose was a graduate of Lake... — Updated 6/9/2021

Vera Sherrer, 1940-2021

Vera Sherrer, 80, of Lake Wales died June 6. 2021 after a three-plus year battle with cancer. She was born in Coffee County, AL on September 27, 1940. Vera moved as a child to Polk... — Updated 6/9/2021

Aziz Khairzada, 1942-2021

Aziz A. Khairzada, 78, of Lake Wales passed away Friday, June 4, 2021 at Lakeland Regional Hospital. He was born October 27, 1942 in Kabul, Afghanistan to the late Khair and Alma Mohad; he moved to Lake Wales from Monroe,... — Updated 6/9/2021

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