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September 26. 1923 Highlander

The Lake Wales Highlander of 100 years ago reveals much about the history of our community. Each week the Lake Wales News will publish a front-page image of the former Lake Wales... — Updated 9/26/2023


Arthur Henry Stafford III, 1938-2023

Arthur Henry Stafford III, 84, of Babson Park, FL passed away peacefully on September 13,, 2023. Art was born to Arthur Henry Stafford Jr and Charlotte Sarah Clark Stafford in Polk... — Updated 9/16/2023


September 5, 1923 Highlander

The Lake Wales Highlander of 100 years ago reveals much about the history of our community. Each week the Lake Wales News will publish a front-page image of the former Lake Wales... — Updated 9/13/2023


Carlene Marie Tschida, 1944-2023

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... — Updated 9/5/2023


Bok North Ag Students Excited for Future of Their Program

EDITOR'S NOTE: Students enrolled in the Bok Academy North agriculture program are excited for the opportunities they are being offered this year. Among those are participation in... — Updated 9/5/2023

 By Katelyn Hoverkamp    News

Thermal Imaging Camera May Help Save Lives

In a move that local officials hope may help save lives and property, Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) has added 45 new FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) to its fire engines, ladder... — Updated 9/5/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Idalia Leaves Heavy Rains, But No Wind Damage

After causing a scare in the east Polk region by approaching Florida from the southwest, Hurricane Idalia behaved much as the computer models had predicted, staying well offshore... — Updated 8/30/2023


Lake Wales Junior Woman's Club Kicks Off Fall Festival Planning

Plans are underway for its 2nd Annual Fall Festival, a free event that features food trucks, beer, music, professional carnival games, inflatables including two bounce houses,... — Updated 8/29/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Huge Polk County Development May Impact Lake Wales Area

A huge development proposal in unincorporated Polk County not far from Lake Wales is drawing fervent opposition from neighbors and residents, who are showing up in Bartow to argue... — Updated 8/28/2023


Coleden Snowden Charged After Fatal High-Speed Crash

A Babson Park man has been arrested and charged after a crash that took the life of a local woman. Coleden Snowden was arrested by Polk County Sheriff's deputies after an extensive... — Updated 8/23/2023


Debra "Debbie" Pharo Morrison, 1952-2023

Debra "Debbie" Pharo Morrison, 70, of Babson Park passed away Monday, August 7, 2023. Debbie was a woman of strong Christian faith and a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her... — Updated 8/12/2023


Thousands of Students Return to Classes Tomorrow

Thousands of area students will stream back to school tomorrow for an unusual Friday start to the new school year. Seven schools operated by Lake Wales Charter Schools and several... — Updated 8/10/2023


Today in History: Lake Wales Highlander of July 11, 1923

Each week the Lake Wales News will publish a front-page image of the former Lake Wales Highlander from 100 years earlier, tracking the growth of the community a century age. The... — Updated 7/30/2023


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

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,... — Updated 7/19/2023


Vaughn Cofer, 1928-2023

Vaughn Cofer of Babson Park passed away Saturday, June 17, 2023 at George G. Forsythe Hospice House in Auburndale. She was born October 14, 1928 in Glade Hill, Virginia to the late... — Updated 6/21/2023


Adrian Roland McEachern, 1940-2023

Adrian Roland McEachern of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at Somers Hospice House in Sebring. He was born June 30, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late... — Updated 6/7/2023


State Attorney Rules August 2022 Police Shooting Was Justified

In a long-delayed ruling, the State Attorney's office has announced that their investigation into a exchange of gunfire between police and a suspect last August determined that poli... — Updated 6/7/2023


Babson Park Resident Narrowly Escapes House Fire

A fire in a mobile home in a remote location nearly took the life of a Polk County resident early Sunday. Polk County Fire Rescue firefighters responded to 2:20 am medical call in B... — Updated 6/4/2023


Charmayne Turner Marston, 1947-2023

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... — Updated 5/28/2023


Only One Public Shelter Will Serve Lake Wales & Frostproof Areas This Hurricane Season

Polk County Emergency Management has release the "Polk County Public Shelters" maps for 2023, revealing that there remains only a single shelter to serve the nearly 100,000... — Updated 5/28/2023


Cindy Lilly of Babson Park Named "Woman of the Year"

Local resident Cindy Lilly has been honored as the "Woman of the Year" by the Babson Park Woman's Club. According to a statement issued by club vice-president Saundra Roach Turner,... — Updated 5/9/2023


Babson Park Student Wins Tag Art Contest

Babson Park Elementary student Grace Sullins now has the special honor of having her license tag design mounted on the front of Polk County Tax Collector Joe Tedder's truck.... — Updated 5/6/2023


William Richard Kahler, 1956-2023

Billy Kahler of Babson Park passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at his residence. He was born January 30, 1956, in Lake Wales to the late Richard and Nancy Kahler; and he was a... — Updated 5/2/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

ADS to Host Public Meeting Over Pipe Plant Concerns

A public meeting seeking to respond to public concerns over a proposed plastic pipe manufacturing facility will take place on Wednesday, April 26 at the Lake Wales Arts Center. The... — Updated 4/25/2023


Jim Lefils, 1944-2023

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"... — Updated 4/24/2023


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