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 By Robert Connors    News 

UPDATE: Highlanders Game Time Changed to 7:00 by FHSAA

It's all come down to this. An undefeated season is on the line as the Lake Wales High School Highlanders take on the Columbia Tigers, who will travel from Lake City to Lake Wales... — Updated 12/1/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Advance to Final Four in State Football Title Hunt

UPDATE: GAME TIME CHANGED TO 7:00 BY FSHAA See new story in NEWS section The Lake Wales Highlanders captured the Regional Championship and advanced to the final four in the state... — Updated 12/1/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Contract Awarded, Construction to Begin on Park Avenue Streetscape

The Lake Wales Connected plan took a major step forward this week as the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) voted Tuesday to award a construction contract for the Park... — Updated 12/1/2022

 

Lake Wales High Students Handle Surgical Robot At AdventHealth Lake Wales

A rare opportunity to touch and operate a surgical robot got a group of Lake Wales High School medical academy students excited this week, after AdventHealth Lake Wales offered... — Updated 11/30/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News 

Care Center to Renovate Crystal Lake Apartments After Purchase Finalized

The historic Crystal Lake will Apartments at 282 East Park Avenue are expected to undergo extensive remodeling and exterior refurbishment after their purchase by the Lake Wales... — Updated 11/30/2022

 

Harriett Griffin Harris, 1934 - 2022

"Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin" is the song Harriett Griffin Harris would sing to all of her campers every early morning for 30 years. On November 17, 2022 at 5:29 am, Harriett's... — Updated 11/27/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Face Title Game Against Tough Zephyrhills Team

UPDATE: Highlanders Advance. See the story here A Friday night Regional Championship game will be the first hosted at Lake Wales' Legion Field in memory, according to long-time... — Updated 11/26/2022

 

Robert Wayne (Bob) Peppel, 1940-2022

Robert Wayne (Bob) Peppel passed away peacefully at home at age 81 in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday, November 5, 2022. He was born December 21,1940 in Steubenville, Ohio. He... — Updated 11/25/2022

 

Musical "Advertising" Leads to Wrong Customers

An apparent attempt to draw customers led to the wrong kind of attention for an area man as he found himself following complaints about his loud music. According to Lake Wales... — Updated 11/25/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

"Evolve at Lake Wales" May Provide New Apartments Near Mall

A pair of proposed apartment developments near Eagle Ridge Mall may add 824 new dwelling units to the city, but in each case developer proposals to reduce required parking created... — Updated 11/24/2022

 

County Declares Emergency Over Garbage Collection Problems

Frustration among Polk County residents in the Lake Wales area spread this week to include the Board of County Commissioners, who have been deluged with complaints from residents... — Updated 11/24/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Vanquish Vanguard, Will Host Regional Title Game at Legion Field

The Lake Wales Highlanders took another step forward toward their long-denied state football title Friday night as they defeated the Ocala Vanguard Knights 40-0. The Knights had end... — Updated 11/24/2022

 

Video: Fire Department Warns Turkey Deep Fryers Are A Major Hazard

The Lake Wales Fire Department and the City of Lake Wales want to alert residents to some very important tips regarding "deep frying" turkeys, a popular trend in recent years.... — Updated 11/22/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Surplus Reported as City Finished Fiscal Year

The City of Lake Wales finished the 2021-2022 fiscal year in better-than-expected financial shape, based upon figures included in a year-end budget amendment approved by city... — Updated 11/19/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

City Street Resurfacing Effort Takes Three-Mile Step Forward

More than three miles of streets around Lake Wales are in for improved surfaces in coming months, part of the city's multi-year street maintenance program. The largest single... — Updated 11/18/2022

 
 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

Nicole Passes Over Lake Wales, Limited Impacts Felt

One-time Hurricane Nicole passed over the Lake Wales area this morning, with the broad center of the storm positioned directly over the city at 7:00 am today. Despite gusty winds... — Updated 11/17/2022

 

Two Men Injured in Shooting, Police Seeking Help From Public

A late-evening shooting Wednesday at a local apartment complex left two men hospitalized and a suspect or suspects being sought by the Lake Wales Police Department. According to... — Updated 11/17/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Search for Human Remains Unsuccessful So Far

The solution to a missing persons case that has festered for years remains our of sight for investigators after an excavation under the floors of an aging home of Dr. J.A.... — Updated 11/12/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Advance in Football Playoffs Despite Sloppy Play

The top-seeded Lake Wales Highlander football team advanced their 2022 playoff hopes Friday night at Legion Field with a decisive 34-10 victory over the eighth-seed Auburndale... — Updated 11/12/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Hillpointe Apartment Project May Add 552 Dwelling Units

Two new apartment complexes totaling 824 units may bring a burst of new economic activity to the city's booming north side. The Lake Wales City Commission will consider action on... — Updated 11/10/2022

 

Robert Alan "Bob" Decker

Robert Alan "Bob" Decker of Winter Haven passed away Saturday, November 5, 2022 at his residence. He was born October 11, 1946 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to the late Stanley and... — Updated 11/10/2022

 

Andrea Garwood Littleton, 1952-2022

Andrea Garwood Littleton of Lake Wales, Florida passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 5, 2022 with her children and husband by her side at the Moffitt Cancer Center in... — Updated 11/10/2022

 

Juan Trinidad Eliserio, 1951-2022

Juan Trinidad Eliserio of Frostproof passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. He was born May 5, 1951 in Mercedes, Texas to the late Jesus and Josefina... — Updated 11/10/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Warner University Initiates New Football Facility

The Warner University Royals initiated a brand new football field on their South Lake Wales campus Saturday, hosting their first on-campus game by taking on Southeastern University... — Updated 11/10/2022

 

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