City Commission Candidate Forum March 1

The four people vying for two Lake Wales City Commission seats will participate in a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Monday, March 1. Co-sponsored by Rotary on the Ridge and... — Updated 2/24/2021 Full story

Four Candidates Vying for Two City Commission Seats April 6

Editor's Note: Check out questionnaires submitted by the four candidates in our People section. Four candidates have qualified to run for two Lake Wales City Commission seats in... — Updated 2/24/2021

Charter School System and Community Bid Farewell to Superintendent Jesse Jackson

Sporting a pair of black roller skates over his shoulder, outgoing Lake Wales Charter Schools Superintendent Jesse Jackson thanked dozens of well-wishers, saying he was ready to... — Updated 2/25/2021

State Farm Awards $100,000 in Grants to Assist Florida Teachers

Teachers in Florida were asked to submit their innovative teaching ideas the week of Jan. 11 for an opportunity to win State Farm ® Teacher Assist grants. In less than 2 hours,... — Updated 2/24/2021 Full story

Dr. Pass Honored in Congressional Record During Black History Month Event

Because of her parents' race, being born at Lake Wales Hospital in 1966 wasn't an option for Dr. Carolyn Pass. Now she's the local hospital's chief of staff. The family practice... — Updated 2/28/2021 Full story

Young Cheerleaders Win All Out National Championships

Excel Athletics Force All-Star Cheerleading team won the All Out National Championships which took place recently in Orlando, Florida at Shingle Creek Resort. Force, a Minis... — Updated 2/24/2021

Daniel Williams, Lake Wales City Commission Seat 2 Candidate

Editor's Note: Candidates for City Commission were asked to complete a questionnaire. Their responses are being printed as submitted. Daniel Williams Lake Wales City Commission... — Updated 2/24/2021

Dr. Ricardo Navarro, Lake Wales City Commission Seat 2 Candidate

Editor's Note: Candidates for City Commission were asked to complete a questionnaire. Their responses are being printed as submitted. Dr. Ricardo Navarro Lake Wales City Commission... — Updated 2/24/2021 Full story

Al Goldstein, Lake Wales City Commission Seat 4 Incumbent

Editor's Note: Candidates for City Commission were asked to complete a questionnaire. Their responses are being printed as submitted. Al Goldstein Lake Wales City Commission Seat 4... — Updated 2/24/2021

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A Life Lived for Others

Have you ever thought about what it means to be of service? Winston Churchill once said, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." We have all been... — Updated 2/24/2021

Kris Fitzgerald, Lake Wales City Commission Seat 4 Candidate

Editor's Note: Candidates for City Commission were asked to complete a questionnaire. Their responses are being printed as submitted. Kris T.Y. Fitzgerald Lake Wales City... — Updated 2/24/2021

Bok Carillonneur's Original Choral Composition Wins Top Music Prize

Bok Tower Gardens carillonneur Geert D'hollander says the music of The King's Singers has inspired him since he was a child. That's why he is especially thrilled that the famed a... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story

Nyeisha Nelson, 2000-2021

Nyeisha Arianna Monique Nelson, 20 of Lake Wales, died Feb. 20, 2021 in Crescent City, FL. She was born March 25, 2000. Services are incomplete. Epps Memorial... — Updated 2/24/2021

Robert "Bob" Kupstas, 1958-2021

Robert Glen "Bob" Kupstas, 63, of Lake Wales passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. He was born January 22, 1958 in New Britain, CT to the late George and Patricia Kupstas; he moved to... — Updated 2/24/2021

Catherine Champney, 1952-2021

Catherine E. Champney, 68, of Lake Wales passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 at Advent Health Orlando. She was born September 3, 1952 in Sunapee, NH to the late Chester and Eleanor Hall; she moved to Lake Wales from New Hampshire... — Updated 2/24/2021

Diana Lessard, 1942-2021

Diana Joyce Lessard, 78, of Lake Wales passed away Monday, Feb, 22, 2021 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. She was born April 16, 1942 in Carmi, IL to the late Claude and Mary Lee; she moved to Lake Wales from Orlando in... — Updated 2/24/2021

Lowell "Sie" Rupp, 1931-2021

Lowell E. "Sie" Rupp, 90, of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at the Winter Haven Hospital. He was born February 5, 1931 in Wauseon, OH to the late Sylvan and Pearl Rupp. He married Jueldine F. Nofziger in 1953.... — Updated 2/25/2021

Janet Robinson, 1932-2021

Janet Grace Robinson, 89, of Lake Wales, Florida passed away in the early morning hours of Feb. 20, 2021 at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Auburndale. Janet was born January 23,... — Updated 2/24/2021

Rose Lanier, 1952-2021

Rose Lanier, 68, of Lake Wales passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was born September 28, 1952 in West Branch, MI to the late Roy and Fonta Richmond; she moved to the area in 1972. Following... — Updated 2/28/2021

Rafael Moreno, 1947-2021

Rafael Arrieta Moreno, 74, of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at AdventHealth Heart of Florida in Davenport. He was born Jan. 7, 1947 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to the late Rafael Arrieta and Milagros Moreno; he... — Updated 2/27/2021

Howard "Bill" Carson, 1945-2021

Howard W. “Bill” Carson, 75, of Ripley, WV passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at AdventHealth Sebring. He was born July 24, 1945 in Clendenin, WV to the late Howard and Goldie Carson; he has been coming to the local area as... — Updated 2/28/2021

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