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Allison Jennings McCance, 1942-2023

Allison Jennings McCance, beloved wife of Henry F. McCance, passed away peacefully at her home in Mountain Lake, Lake Wales, FL, on January 15, 2023, of complications from... — Updated 1/15/2023

 By Robert Connors    Sports

Lake Wales Highlanders Open State Title Campaign Against Auburndale Friday

The undefeated and top-seeded Lake Wales High School Highlanders football team has drawn a rematch with the eight-seeded Auburndale Bloodhounds in the first round of the Regional... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Hurricane Shelters Limited in Polk, Here's the List of Locations

There are no shelters designated to open in the Lake Wales area, according to Polk County and Polk School System officials. No explanation has been offered for that situation.... — Updated 9/27/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

NO Hurricane Shelters Available Across Southeast Polk County

As Hurricane Ian threatens Florida and the Lake Wales area, Polk County has announced that thirteen shelters will be opened across the county, None are in Lake Wales. The only... — Updated 9/26/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Proposed Development Total Passes 12,000 Unit Mark

The parade of development proposals that have stirred citizen concerns of runaway changes to Lake Wales continued to be evident at the most recent city commission meeting as... — Updated 6/16/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Commission Workshop Hears Multiple Housing Development Project Proposals

Several new large-scale residential developments took shape in presentations heard by the Lake Wales City Commission during their Wednesday workshop, at which only three... — Updated 3/19/2022


Lake Wales' "Garden City" Roots Run Deep

Although most Lake Wales residents aren't even aware of it, Lake Wales is famous for thousands as the site of the largest group of landscape designs ever created by the legendary... — Updated 3/7/2022


5,000 young Long Leaf Pines to be Planted in Lake Wales Ridge State Forest

Lake Wales area residents are being offered a hands-on habitat restoration activity which will see the planting of 5,000 young Long Leaf pines at the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest.... — Updated 2/5/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

County Approves Subdivision Near Timberlane Road

More than 20 acres of forest along the west side of Timberlane Road will become a single-family home subdivision over the objections of many neighbors after the Polk County... — Updated 12/17/2021

 By Tom Paulson    News

Want to Cut Your Own Fresh Christmas Tree? Here's How

In a year where a shortage of Christmas trees is a looming nationwide problem, hardy individuals are fortunate to have another affordable solution available: cut your own at the... — Updated 12/7/2021


David Lee Collins, 1963-2021

David Lee Collins of Sebring passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Somers Hospice Sebring. He was born January 16, 1963 in Lake Wales to John and Mary Jane Collins; he has been... — Updated 10/18/2021


Rodman Opponents Ready to Gamble Again that Florida Will Finally Free the Ocklawaha

Do you play the lottery? I've been known to purchase a ticket or two when the payoff gets enough zeroes. The fact that I am still writing for a living should tell you how good I am... — Updated 10/13/2021

Adult Butterfly perching on plant

Endangered Florida Butterfly Comes Back From the Brink of Extinction

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For the past nine years, volunteers working with the Florida Museum of Natural Historyand the Florida Park Service have trekked diligently through forest... — Updated 9/22/2021


Allan Gauss, 1933-2020

Allan W. Gauss, 87, passed away at Water's Edge of Lake Wales on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Al was born in Albion, Michigan on February 27, 1933 to Russell and Muriel Gauss. He grew up... — Updated 10/22/2020


Albert Biermann, 1933-2020

Albert Forest Biermann, 86, of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 at his residence. He was born August 26, 1933 in Port Chester, NY. He has been a resident of Lake Wales for 15 years, moving here from Inverness. Albert... — Updated 7/22/2020


Rebecca Donadio, 1978-2019

Rebecca Jean Donadio, 41, of Frostproof passed away Wednesday, Dec.18, 2019 at Advent Health in Sebring. She was born March 31, 1978 in Lake Wales to the late Lawrence T. and... — Updated 12/26/2019


Herbert Schlenker, 1928-2019

Herbert Friedrich Schlenker, 91, of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at his residence. He was born October 5, 1928 in Black Forest, Germany to the late Friedrich and... — Updated 10/22/2019


Dr. John Storer, 1921-2019

John Storer, MD, a pioneer in heart and vessel surgery, died peacefully at his home in Lake Wales on Oct. 2. Dr. Storer was born on July 15, 1921 in Pitman, NJ to parents Alexander... — Updated 10/16/2019


Peter William Kessler, 1938-2019

Peter William Kessler, 81, of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 at the Lifecare Center in Winter Haven. He was born June 16, 1938 in Cleveland, OH to the late Richard and Carol (Thompson) Kessler. He has been a... — Updated 10/9/2019

 By Drew Truitt    News

Coyote Caught on Video Traumatizing Cat in Lake Wales Neighborhood

Wilena and Courtney Vreeland of the 400 block of East Johnson Avenue knew something was amiss when their cherished pet, "Tyger" didn't show up his morning feeding. Having just... — Updated 9/25/2019


Coal Ash Controversy Affects Lake Wales

One hundred thousand tons of coal ash being hauled from Puerto Rico to a Central Florida landfill have resulted in a raging controversy that affects Lake Wales, as a candidate tied... — Updated 5/27/2019


Rosemary Donadio, 1941-2019

Rosemary Creem Donadio, 77, of Frostproof passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at her residence. She was born December 21, 1941 in New Haven, Connecticut, to the late Charles and Marion (Crawford) Creem. She has been a resident... — Updated 4/12/2019


Love's Bringing Food Choices, 50+ Jobs

Travelers passing through the Lake Wales area will have an additional reason to pause upon the completion in June of the Love's Travel Stop and Country Store now under construction... — Updated 3/16/2019


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