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Sylvia Marsee Griner, 1938-2024

Sylvia Marsee Griner died at home surrounded by her family on February 24, 2024, at 8 p,m, due to a lung disease she had for many years. She was 85 years old, and was born June 17,... — Updated 2/28/2024


School Board Member Lori Cunningham Faces Ethics Violation Hearing

The Florida Commission on Ethics had found "probable cause that Polk County School Board member and Lake Wales resident Lori Cunningham has created a conflict of interest for her... — Updated 2/14/2024


Dr. Alexander "Fleet" Ryland, III, 1946-2024

Dr. Alexander “Fleet” Ryland, III, 77, of Lake Wales, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024, surrounded by loved ones at AdventHealth in Lake Wales. Born on April 5, 1946, in... — Updated 2/12/2024


Lake Wales High's Class of '74 Planning Trip Down Memory Lane

High school reunions are still a part of American culture and life experience that can offer a way to reflect on a lifetime of work and achievement. The Lake Wales High School... — Updated 2/6/2024


Junior Achievement Receives Grant to Teach Financial Literacy

McLaughlin Middle/High School in Lake Wales is among the schools that will benefit from an effort by Junior Achievement. The JA of Florida Foundation has received a $70,000 grant... — Updated 2/5/2024


JaLeeann Johnston, 1977-2024

JaLeeann Johnston, age 46, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2024 at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL due to a brain injury resulting from an accidental fall at her home. She was born... — Updated 1/31/2024


Polk State College Lake Wales to Host Open House January 25

Polk State College invites prospective students, their families, and community members to an open house at the Polk State JD Alexander Center on January 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at... — Updated 1/16/2024


Colonel James R. (Jim) Bell, 1938-2023

Colonel James R. (Jim) Bell, 85, of Babson Park, Florida, died on December 12, 2023, after a brief struggle with lymphoma. He was a decorated Air Force fighter pilot and longtime... — Updated 1/9/2024


Charles Kiel ("Chuck") Harriman, Jr., 1952-2024

Charles Kiel ("Chuck") Harriman, Jr., 71, of Lake Wales, FL passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, in Winter Haven, FL. Chuck was a lifelong resident of Lake Wales, graduating fro... — Updated 1/4/2024


Heritage Volunteers Landscape McLaughlin Campus in Driving Rain

Lake Wales got a good bit greener last Saturday, not only because of welcome rains, but due to the efforts of a team of volunteers from Lake Wales Heritage who braved the damp to... — Updated 1/3/2024


Roberta ("Bobbie") Freeman Harriman, 1931-2023

Roberta ("Bobbie") Freeman Harriman, 92, formerly of Lake Wales, FL passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, in Orlando, FL, where she resided with her daughter, Cheryl... — Updated 12/12/2023

 By Robert Connors    Fun

Thousands From Across the Nation Expected to Attend Orange Blossom Review in Lake Wales

Music fans from around the country are expected to gather in Lake Wales Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2 as a local non-profit hosts the "Orange Blossom Revue." The annual "cel... — Updated 12/6/2023


Drew Truitt's Passing Left Community Shocked

Hundreds in Lake Wales were left stunned and saddened recently by the sudden passing of Drew Truitt, a community volunteer described by one friend as a "social instigator." Truitt,... — Updated 12/5/2023


Ellen Jones Named to Stamps Scholars at Mercer University

the prestigious Stamps Scholars program at Georgia's Mercer University has welcomed a local resident to the program. Mercer's newest Stamps Scholar class includes Ellen Rose Jones... — Updated 11/29/2023


Arlie "Skipper" Richards, 1961-2023

Arlie "Skipper" Richards of Lake Wales passed away Friday, November 17, 2023 at James A. Haley Hospital in Tampa. He was born May 8, 1961 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Arlie... — Updated 11/24/2023


Walter D.Chaney Jr., 1942-2023

Walter D. Chaney Jr., 81, loving husband and father, passed away on November 19th,2023. He is survived by his wife Susan L. Chaney, son Patrick, step daughter Diana, grandsons... — Updated 11/22/2023


Polk State College Priority Registration Starts October 30 for Spring Semester

Currently enrolled Polk State students will have a head start opportunity fo enrolling in the Spring 2024 semester. Enrollment for the spring will begin on October 30 with priority... — Updated 11/2/2023


Bill Redmon is Pioneer of the Year

Bill Redmon has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Pioneer of the Year for the annual Pioneer Days festival, which will take place at Lake Wailes Park on... — Updated 10/23/2023

 By Kyle Kennedy    Schools

Roosevelt Academy Educator Matthew Brojanowski Named Finalist

A local educator received a visit from the "Surprise Patrol" today and learned that he has been selected as a finalist in the Polk County School System's annual awards, which are... — Updated 10/3/2023

 By Robert Connors    Schools

Career Academies Offer Career Pathways to High School Students

Pathways leading to college or directly to highly-paid careers are open to students at Lake Wales High School thanks to the seven "Career Academies" offered at the school.... — Updated 9/30/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

City's Growth Management Efforts Get New Leadership

As the City of Lake Wales faces an onslaught of development proposals totaling more than 14,000 residential units, a responsive city government is making the needed adjustments to m... — Updated 9/28/2023

 By Robert Connors    Schools

Lake Wales Native Chosen as New Bok South Academy Principal

Lake Wales Charter School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Rodolfich has announced the appointment of April Barnhardt to become the new principal of Edward Bok Academy South. The... — Updated 9/27/2023


Rotary Business Networking Event Hosted at Native Imagery

Several dozen Rotarians, area business people, and many of their customers attended a "Ridge Taking Care of Business" networking opportunity Thursday evening at Native Imagery in La... — Updated 9/25/2023


John Spencer Waldrop, 1941-2023

John Spencer Waldrop of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Forsythe Hospice House in Auburndale. He was born February 5, 1941 in Bonifay to the late Leonard and... — Updated 9/21/2023

 By Robert Connors    Schools

New Gym Pops Up at McLaughlin School

Like a mushroom after a summer rain, a beautiful new gymnasium has popped up this week on the campus of McLaughlin Middle/High School of Excellence. The building is being... — Updated 9/15/2023


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