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Robert Clifton Hannan, 1932-2023

Robert Clifton Hannan of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at his residence. He was born January 15, 1932 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to the late Lyle and Thelma Hannan;... — Updated 3/8/2023


School Superintendent Rodolfich and Staff Read to 59 Classes in Marathon Effort

Teaching children to read is one of the most important steps in the life-long project of learning. Getting them started early is critical, many educators believe. Among those who... — Updated 3/3/2023


Raymond Lee French, 1930-2023

Raymond Lee French of Babson Park passed away Thursday, February 2, 2023 at his residence. He was born August 10, 1930 in Kalamazoo, Michigan; he moved to Babson Park from West... — Updated 2/3/2023


KT'S Sunshine Foundation Brings BBQ and Music to Lake Wailes Park

KT's Sunshine Foundation will host the Southern Sunshine BBQ & Music Festival this weekend in Lake Wailes Park, drawing thousands of fans for the fun, and the purpose. The... — Updated 1/20/2023


EDITORIAL: Limiting Speech at Commission Meetings Is a Bad Idea

Stifling Dissent is Not a Solution The essential freedoms that we often take for granted as Americans set us apart from much of the world, where speaking out against a government... — Updated 1/4/2023


Carol Loretta Pirich, 1939-2022

Carol Loretta Pirich of Babson Park passed away Thursday, December 15, 2022 at her residence. She was born December 25, 1939 in Astoria, New York to the late John Cohn and Jean... — Updated 12/19/2022


Eusebio Irwin Salud, 1971-2022

Irwin Salud, of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor. He was born August 7, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut; he moved to... — Updated 12/12/2022

 By Robert Connors    Schools

Lake Wales 4th and 5th Graders Meet in Annual "Elementary Turkey Bowl" November 15

Student athletes from four local elementary schools will meet on the gridiron in an afternoon ideal for family fun. Students from Janie Howard Wilson, Hillcrest, Polk Avenue, and... — Updated 11/6/2022


Timothy Ulysses Poitras, 1959-2022

Timothy Ulysses Poitras of Babson Park passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at his residence. Timothy was born on July 4, 1959 in Manchester, New Hampshire to the late... — Updated 9/22/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales' Southern Expansion Reaches Blue Lake Area

The steady expansion of city limits is expected to continue at Tuesday's Lake Wales city commission meeting when the board will consider the annexation of 67.73 acres of land south... — Updated 9/15/2022


Linda Lucille Cope, 1939-2022

Linda Lucille Cope of Babson Park passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022 at The Groves Center. She was born March 1, 1939 in Michigan to the late George and Gertrude Roger; she has... — Updated 8/9/2022


Nancy M. Booream, 1931-2022

Nancy M. Booream, age 90, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2022, at her home in Babson Park. Born October 6, 1931, in Asheville, NC, she was daughter of the late Marshall F. Meredith... — Updated 6/4/2022


Roman T. Hernandez, 1946-2022

Roman T. Hernandez of Lake Wales, Florida passed away on Friday May 27, 2022. He was born in Dilly, Texas on February 9, 1946, to the late Eudelio and Ricarda Hernanadez. He worked... — Updated 6/2/2022


Richard G. "Dick" Glasgow, 1927-2022

Richard G. "Dick" Glasgow, 94, of Babson Park, passed away Thursday May 26, 2022 at Spring Lake Rehabilitation Center In Winter Haven. Born August 19, 1927 in Charlotte, NC, the son... — Updated 5/27/2022


James Edward Brinkworth, 1936-2022

James Edward Brinkworth of Babson Park passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. He was born March 22, 1936 in Lake Wales to the late Ernest and... — Updated 4/6/2022


Local Resident J. Lawton Lilly Assigned to 7th Fleet in Pacific

Local Resident J. Lawton Lilly has completed his initial training assignments and has been assigned to the Navy's Seventh Fleet in the Pacific. He shipped out 3/16/22 as a US Navy... — Updated 3/20/2022

 By Devyn Montalvo    Schools

Webber Students Dominate Future Business Leaders of America District Competition.

In an amazing display of business acumen, a group of Webber International University students recently swept virtually every top honor in District III Future Business Leaders of... — Updated 2/17/2022

 By Tom Paulson    News

Road Closing For Railroad Repair Moves South

No sooner has work been completed on the railroad that caused the closing of Hunt Brothers Road this week than crews will move south to begin work on the grade crossing at the... — Updated 2/15/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

High-Speed Fiber Optic Internet Coming to Lake Wales

In a long-awaited development, Lake Wales is slated to begin receiving direct fiber-optics residential Internet service beginning in 2022. Fiber optics uses light rather than... — Updated 12/22/2021


Theresa "Tess" Stewart, 1960-2021

Theresa “Tess” Stewart of Lake Wales passed away Friday, November 12, 2021 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. She was born January 4, 1961 in Sharon, Connecticut; she moved to Lake... — Updated 11/17/2021


Dorothy L. Pagach, 1926-2021

Dorothy L. Pagach of Lake Wales passed away Monday, November 15, 2021 at Palm Gardens Nursing Home. She was born May 16, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Jacob and Mary... — Updated 11/17/2021


Barbara Mae Dawson, 1942-2021

Barbara Mae Dawson of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Winter Haven Hospital. She was born August 5, 1942 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to the late Gordon and Elsie... — Updated 10/29/2021


Brenda Gale Grace, 1947-2021

Brenda Gale Grace of Babson Park passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. She was born December 7, 1947 in Providence, Kentucky to the late Jesse and... — Updated 10/29/2021

 By Robert Connors    Schools
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Approval Granted for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Webber

After a two-year process, Webber International University has been granted approval to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. The University has begun accepting... — Updated 10/26/2021


Susan C. Keen, 1945-2021

Susan C. Keen of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at her residence. She was born January 21, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Francis and Bernice Contway; she... — Updated 10/7/2021


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