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  • Gerald Lee Slane, 1936-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated May 29, 2024

    Gerald Lee Slane of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, May 26, 2024 at AdventHealth Lake Wales under the care of Vitas Hospice. He was born February 17, 1936 in Peoria, Illinois to the late John and Sarah Slane; he moved to Lake Wales from Orlando in 2004. Gerald graduated in 1965 from Bradley University and was a computer teacher for the West Orange School District in Orlando. He was a fan of the Orlando Magic and started a senior slow pitch softball league in Bartonville,...

  • William Braunlin, 1948-2024

    News Obituary Services|Updated May 22, 2024

    William Braunlin of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, May 11, 2024 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. He was born September 10, 1948 in New Jersey City, New Jersey to the late William and Isabell Braunlin; he was a resident of Lake Wales for most of his life. William was a cab driver and a veteran of the United States Marines. He was a very friendly person who loved fishing and talking to people. William is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sharon Braunlin. No services are scheduled...

  • Polk Region Population at Higher Risk of Deadly Stroke

    Special to the News|Updated May 21, 2024

    Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, including Florida, with an even higher risk in Polk, Hardee and Highlands Counties. Florida Health Department data shows in 2022, Highlands County had an age-adjusted stroke death rate of about 64 per 100,000 people, compared to Florida's overall rate of 47.6. Similarly, Polk County had a stroke death rate of around 54 per 100,000 people, also higher than the state average. Hardee County had the highest age-adjusted...

  • Crash With Injury Near McLaughlin School Reminder of Risks Everywhere

    News Staff Reports|Updated May 18, 2024

    Failure to yield the right-of-way resulted in a crash with injuries on 4th Street at the edge of the McLaughlin Middle/High School campus recently. The incident happened at approximately 6 p.m. after the school zone had cleared for the day. The incident happened when a vehicle driven by a woman identified by Lake Wales Police as Laken Taylor Upchurch was driving westbound on Grove Avenue in a 2019 Ford Expedition and "slowed" for a stop sign before entering the path of a 2004...

  • AdventHealth Lake Wales Wound Care Center Wins Prestigious Awards

    John Luti Jr., Special to the News|Updated May 6, 2024

    Healogics, the nation's leading provider of advanced wound care services, has recently honored the AdventHealth Lake Wales Wound Care Center with three prestigious awards, including the President's Circle Award, the Center of Distinction Award, and the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Clinical Excellence Award. These recognitions highlight the center's commitment to exceptional patient satisfaction and the best in clinical outcomes. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcom...

  • Daniel Lee, 1955-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Apr 22, 2024

    Daniel Lee of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, April 18, 2024 at AdventHealth Davenport. He was born October 14, 1955 in Lake Wales to the late Gerald Lee and Sara Vest; he was a lifelong resident of the area. Daniel was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He was very good at playing the guitar. He enjoyed drawing and feeding the squirrels. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald Lee and Sara Vest; and brother, Mike Lee. He is survived by his sister,...

  • Jewels Stark joins AdventHealth Lake Wales as Chief Nursing Officer

    Special to the News|Updated Apr 18, 2024

    AdventHealth has announced that Jewels (Julie) Stark has accepted the role of Chief Nursing Officer at AdventHealth Lake Wales, effective April 21. She will report directly to Royce Brown, President and CEO of AdventHealth Lake Wales. In this role, Stark will be responsible for all nursing services including quality of patient care, treatment and service delivered, staffing, regulatory readiness and financial sustainability. She will also partner with colleges and...

  • David Alexander Tolento, 1956-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Mar 27, 2024

    David Alexander Tolento of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, March 24, 2024 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. He was born January 19, 1956 in Fremont, Ohio to Alfred and Teodula Tolento; he moved to Lake Wales from Woodville, Ohio in 1984. David was retired and was an active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes Football team and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. David liked plants and animals and loved spending time with his...

  • Sally Ann Boyer, 1942-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    Sally Ann Boyer of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. She was born March 27, 1942 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to the late Paul and Martha Shannon. She moved to Lake Wales from Pennsylvania in 1983. Sally was an administrative secretary for Lake Wales Hospital for 27 years. She was a member of High Point Church and loved to sew and cook. Sally was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Shannon. She is survived by her husband,...

  • Dr. Alexander "Fleet" Ryland, III, 1946-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Feb 12, 2024

    Dr. Alexander “Fleet” Ryland, III, 77, of Lake Wales, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024, surrounded by loved ones at AdventHealth in Lake Wales. Born on April 5, 1946, in Richmond, VA, Fleet was the cherished son of the late Alexander and Brennan Ryland. Growing up primarily in Sarasota, Fleet attended Riverview High School before proudly serving in the Navy. It was during this time that he found his lifelong companion, Theresa, whom he married in 1969. Pursuing his pas...

  • Leigh Ann Wynn Named Executive Director of AdventHealth Foundation West Florida

    Special to the News|Updated Jan 24, 2024

    AdventHealth Foundation West Florida is delighted to announce the appointment of Leigh Ann Wynn as the new Executive Director for the Polk County region. As a seventh-generation Floridian hailing from Lake Wales, Wynn brings a deep connection to the community and a wealth of experience to her new role. Wynn, born and raised on her family's cattle ranch, embodies the spirit of Central Florida's agricultural roots. Graduating with a bachelor's in public relations and a minor in...

  • Gladys Guzman Figueroa, 1948-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Jan 24, 2024

    Gladys Guzman Figueroa, 78, of Lakes Wales passed away Thursday, January 18, 2024, at AdventHealth Lake Wales. She was born January 21, 1945, in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, to the late Juan and Leonildes Guzman. Gladys was a seamstress and of the Catholic faith. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Leonildes Guzman. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jacinto Figueroa; sons, Edwin Figueroa of Lake Wales, Edward Figueroa of Lake Wales, Raynaldo...

  • Wilfred Lane "Billy" Lohr, 1947-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Jan 18, 2024

    Wilfred Lane "Billy" Lohr of Lake Wales passed away Monday, January 15, 2024 at AdventHealth Lake Wales under the care of Vitas Hospice. He was born August 18, 1947 in Phillippi, West Virginia to Wilfred and Stella Lohr; he moved to Lake Wales from Lakeland seven years ago. Billy was a musician and was known on stage as Lane Dangerous. He played the guitar, bass, piano, and drums. Billy played with Joe Walsh and was in the Ohio Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame. Billy was preceded in...

  • Latest 3D Mammography Unit Added at AdventHealth Lake Wales

    Special to the News|Updated Jan 15, 2024

    A historic decline in breast cancer death rates has been partly attributed to improvements in early detection, Lake Wales area patients seeking the best in care can now rely on local resources after AdventHealth Lake Wales cut the ribbon on a new 3D mammography unit. The new technology is designed to provide potentially lifesaving screenings for women and men and fill a critical need in the community. AdventHealth Lake Wales CEO Royce Brown said this new 3D mammography unit wi...

  • Judith Anne Reid, 1961-2023

    Ness Obituary Service|Updated Nov 29, 2023

    Judith Anne Reid of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, November 26, 2023 at AdventHealth Lake Wales under the care of Vitas Hospice. She was born March 26, 1961 in Saint Charles, Illinois to the late Robert Buckwald and Anne Langfit. She moved to Lake Wales from Hamilton, Ohio 30 years ago. Judith was a manager for Island Foods. She was a fan of the Buffalo Bills, Florida State Seminoles, and the Kentucky Wildcats. Judith enjoyed all things outdoors especially camping and riding...

  • Kenneth "Cricket" Bessette, 1958-2023

    News Obituary Service|Updated Nov 20, 2023

    Kenneth “Cricket” Bessette of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, November 16, 2023 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. He was born October 12, 1958 in England to the late Kenneth Bessette and Doreen Hamilton; he came here from Riverview 15 years ago. He was a retired collections representative and of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed family, fishing and hunting. He was always the life of the party. He loved his family dearly and was loved by everyone. He was an animal lover and loved his...

  • New Local Bus Service Begins in Lake Wales

    Robert Connors, Managing Editor|Updated Oct 30, 2023
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    A new "circulator" bus route that will serve the city six days a week on a frequent schedule began this week, making getting around town without a car a much simpler task. Lake Wales should be very proud of the new service, according to Tom Phillips, executive director of Citrus Connection, which operates the buses. "This is only the second city [in Polk County] to have a real circulator route," he told Lake Wales News.net. The circulator will stay within the city limits,...

  • New EV "Fast Chargers" Added at Lake Wales Hospital

    Robert Connors, Managing Editor|Updated Sep 19, 2023

    Owners of the rapidly-growing number of electric vehicles in the Lake Wales area, as well as travelers passing through the city on SR 60, will be pleased to find four new electric vehicle chargers in a handy location. A project of AdventHealth Lake Wales Medical Center and Duke Energy EV Division, the chargers have been installed in the hospital parking lot immediately behind the Lake Wales Arts Center at 1099 SR 60 East. They are readily accessible from 11th Street. A large...

  • Carlene Marie Tschida, 1944-2023

    News Obituary Service|Updated Sep 5, 2023

    Carlene Marie Tschida of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, September 3, 2023 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. She was born July 30, 1944 in Mandan, North Dakota to the late Bernie and Clementine Sterma. Carlene married her husband Gabriel L. Tschida on February 19, 1963. In 1965, she and her family moved to Babson Park from North Dakota. She enjoyed watching sports, especially football and baseball. Carlene was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Gabriel Tschida. She is...

  • Pauline and James Bradford, Married 63 years, Passed Two Days Apart

    News Obituary Service|Updated Jul 19, 2023

    A Babson Park couple shared 63 years of marriage before passing away within two days of one another recently. James Thurman Bradford passed away Thursday, July 13, 2023. His wife, Pauline Bradford, followed him on Saturday, July 15. Both were under the care of Vitas Hospice at AdventHealth Lake Wales. James was born December 15, 1939 in Cookeville, Tennessee to the late William and Lena Bradford. Pauline was born June 3, 1941 in Cookeville, Tennessee to the late Elvin and...

  • Charmayne Turner Marston, 1947-2023

    News Obituary Service|Updated May 28, 2023

    Charmayne Turner Marston of Babson Park passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. She was born July 5, 1947 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky to the late Frank and Martha Turner. Charmayne lived in Kentucky before moving to Lake Wales where she has resided for the past 38 years. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School. Charmayne was a volunteer at the Little Theater, was named volunteer of the year at...

  • Frostproof Rallies Around Woman Battling Cancer for the Third Time

    Christy Jones, News Staff Reporter|Updated May 5, 2023

    In a tightknit community, one person's battle with cancer can become a community cause. Such in the case in Frostproof, where fundraising is ongoing for Alice Hollis Evans, who is battling cancer and a blood clot. Evans, known lovingly as "Mimi," is not in her first first fight with cancer. This is her third. In November of 2015, Alice's youngest son, Ryan Evans, donated a kidney and Alice underwent a transplant as a result of the cancer. "She loves her family," said Evan's...

  • Jim Lefils, 1944-2023

    News Obituary Service|Updated Apr 24, 2023

    Jim Lefils, 79, of Babson Park passed away, Thursday, April 20, 2023, at AdventHealth Lake Wales after a short illness. Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years Carolynn "Dede" Watson LeFils. He recently retired from Watson Pharmacy, Frostproof, where he was the co-owner and pharmacist for 50 years. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force and was a graduate of the University of Florida School of Pharmacy. He was a licensed airplane and glider pilot. Jim and Dede were avid travelers,...

  • Noah N. Carbone, 1933-2023

    News Obituary Service|Updated Feb 14, 2023

    Noah N. Carbone of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. He was born November 14, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey to the late Noe and Anna Carbone; he moved to Lake Wales from New Jersey 29 years ago. Noah was a veteran of the United States National Guard and of the Catholic faith. He was a Hamm Radio operator and was a fan of baseball, football, and hockey. Noah married his high school sweetheart Barbara on February 14, 1953. Noah was...

  • First Responders Honored at Chamber Luncheon

    Special to the News|Updated Feb 3, 2023

    Representatives of three different first responder organizations were honored at a special luncheon organized by the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce. The event, held at the Lake Wales Arts Center on Thursday, is the second such annual recognition event run by the Chamber, and apparently the only one in this part of Florida. The top honorees, Firefighter EMT George Gibson of Polk County Fire & Rescue, (LtoR) Deputy Sheriff Steven Mills of the Polk County Sheriff's Office,...

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