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Polk Forever Provides a Way to Help Slow Runaway Development

The crush of development pressure that has been applied to Lake Wales by the owners of large tracts surrounding the city has raised alarm in many quarters. Ownership of land... — Updated 6/17/2022


Catfish, Bass and Shell Crackers the Hot Targets Now

On Lake Walk-in-Water, anglers are catching limits of bluegill on crickets in among the lily pads. Bass are pulling back out to the outside edge of vegetation. Throw a watermelon... — Updated 4/25/2022


Fishing Has Heated Up, It's Time to Get On The Water!

Fishing is red hot at the moment, so don't miss this opportunity to get a hold of a bucket-mouth or a stringer of shellcrackers! On Lake Walk-in-the-Water, anglers are catching a... — Updated 3/28/2022


There's Fishing Action If You Know Where to Look

As the weather changes, so does the fishing, so stay informed about what's biting, and where you can find them! On Lake Walk-in-the-Water, there's action with blue gill and shell cr... — Updated 3/21/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Crooked Lake Park Area to be affected by New Interlocal Agreement

A new agreement being struck between the City of Lake Wales may result in fairer bills for sewer service. The plan comes after complaints from area residents after the county took... — Updated 3/11/2022

 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


Fish Are Biting, If You Know Where to Try

The fish are biting in area lakes if you know where to go. At Bridgemaster Fishing Products, also known as the Fisherman's Candy Store, we've got a few tips for you. At Lake... — Updated 12/10/2021

 By Tom Paulson    News

New Fishing Column Added to Local Coverage

Lake Wales isn't known as a fishing capital for nothing. The wide variety of lakes, each with unique habitats for a wide range of species, make our part of Florida a magnet for... — Updated 12/6/2021


Attorney Kent Lilly Offers Lesson in Value of Role Models

By now a familiar voice to fans at Friday night football games, one local volunteer has made a highly successful career out of childhood inspiration, and a thread of football... — Updated 11/12/2021

 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


Charter Schools, Community Mourn Loss of Bok South Principal

The Lake Wales Charter Schools and the local community are mourning the passing of Dr. Damien Moses, principal of Bok Academy South. "It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform... — Updated 8/20/2021


Two Babson Park Men Sue Over Crooked Lake Sewage Spill

Two Babson Park men have filed suit against the Crooked Lake Park Sewerage Company, claiming they suffered severe life and limb threatening infections after being exposed to raw... — Updated 3/5/2021


Letter to Our Readers as We Celebrate 1st Anniversary as Your Local News Site recently celebrated our one-year anniversary. During our first year we published more than 1,200 stories and about 1,500 photos. This online news site is still a... — Updated 1/10/2021


Barbara Kwasny, 1935-2020

Barbara Lou Kwasny, 85, passed away peacefully on Nov. 6, 2020 surrounded by her family. Born March 1, 1935 to Arthur and Lena Ohime in LaPorte, IN, Barb graduated from Stillwell... — Updated 11/18/2020


Free Crooked Lake Heritage Festival Feb. 1

The annual Crooked Lake Heritage Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1 to celebrate the rich history of Babson Park. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. lakeside on the... — Updated 1/28/2020


6th Orange Blossom Revue Dec. 6-7 on the Shores of Lake Wailes

Thousands of barbecue, craft beer and music lovers will converge on the shores of Lake Wailes this weekend for the 2019 Orange Blossom Revue. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Lake... — Updated 12/5/2019


Meet Florida Highwayman Artist Al Black at Pop-Up Event and Sale Nov. 21

Tilted Tiara events is hosting a Florida Highwaymen Pop-up Art Event and Sale Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Rhodesbilt Arcade in historic downtown Lake Wales. The one-day-only event,... — Updated 11/21/2019


Defenders of Crooked Lake Issue Health Warning After Heavy Rains Cause Sewage Overflows

The Defenders of Crooked Lake are sounding a health and safety alarm since recent record rains have resulted in overflows of both raw and treated sewage. "Please use caution in the... — Updated 8/20/2019


Betty Jakeway, 1924-2019

Betty Louise Jakeway, 94, of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, May 18 @ 5:35am, at Winter Haven Hospital. She was born June 12, 1924 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to the late Harold and... — Updated 6/4/2019


Vanguard Given Big Kahuna Prize

Congratulations to "Team Planktons," winners of the third annual Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge on Saturday April 6 at Webber International University. Team members Jennifer Nanek,... — Updated 4/10/2019

 By Robert Connors    Fun

Crooked Bass a Magnet for Food and Fun

Good food and fun are drawing crowds into the popular Crooked Bass Grill and Tavern, but there's also a fascinating bit of Babson Park history behind the success. Featuring a large... — Updated 4/9/2019


Crooked Lake Heritage Festival April 6

The 2019 Crooked Lake Heritage Festival will celebrate the rich history of Babson Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at Webber International University. The free event... — Updated 4/1/2019


Genifer Redmon Chooses Kindness and Respect

Genifer Redmon didn't start her career as a school teacher, but from the sounds of it, it's likely she might finish it as one. Redmon, a graduate of Webber International... — Updated 3/5/2019

 By Jeff Roslow    News

Large Circle K Sent Back to Planning

Polk County commissioners sent plans for a large gas station and convenience store back to the Polk County Planning Commission after hearing public concerns that the development is... — Updated 2/11/2019


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