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 By News Staff    News

Looking Back: The Top Ten News Stories of 2021 in Lake Wales

The year just completed saw a number of big stories that impacted the Lake Wales community, and we've taken a look back at them through the perspective of the new year. Here's how... — Updated 1/12/2022

 

Marta Schaff Curtis, 1943-2021

Marta Schaff Curtis, the wife of Captain James A Curtis (USN retired) passed away on December 26, 2021 at Sunrise of Jacksonville. Marta was the daughter of Harold and Ester Schaaf... — Updated 1/11/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News 

Six Candidates Remain in Charter School Superintendent Search

Six candidates for superintendent of Lake Wales Charter Schools are still under consideration following the latest meeting of the ten-member search committee, according to... — Updated 1/11/2022

 

Barbara Cox Reeves, 1926-2022

Barbara Cox Reeves passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022. She was born on July 9, 1926 in Homerville, Georgia to Sherman and Clayra Nesbit Cox. The family moved to Jacksonville,... — Updated 1/9/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

City Commission Agrees To Negotiate Hotel Deal Under Deadline

With a promise to hold a special meeting if needed, Lake Wales City Commissioners agreed Tuesday evening to enter negotiations with a development consortium hoping to rehabilitate... — Updated 1/5/2022

 
 By News Staff    News

Christmas In Lake Wales Means Giving and Delights

Christmas in Lake Wales is a time of giving, blessings, wonders and delights. Lake Wales High School Interact members exemplified the spirit as they stuffed stockings for all 65... — Updated 12/28/2021

 

J.P. Williamson, 1972-2021

J.P. Williamson of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring. He was born December 28, 1972 in Fort Lauderdale to the late Michael... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
 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

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Scenic Bluffs Development Receives Final Approval

Construction is expected to start in a matter of weeks on 55 new homes in the second phase of Scenic Bluffs. The City Commission approved the final plat of the subdivision at... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Six Students Arrested After Lunch-Hour Fight at High School

A brawl that erupted on the campus of Lake Wales High School Wednesday ended with Lake Wales Police putting six students in handcuffs. Two of the students involved were over age 18.... — Updated 12/16/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    Sports

Bass Fishing Tournament Draws Hundreds to Camp Mack Saturday

Hundreds of bass fishers, both men and women, are expected to descend on the Lake Wales area this weekend as Camp Mack Resort hosts the Bobby Lane Cup. Some of the top names in... — Updated 12/3/2021

 
 By Robert Connors    News
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Charter School Superintendent Search Draws 25 Applicants

The search for a new superintendent for the Lake Wales Charter School System has entered its next phase following the close of applications for the position on November 17. Now the... — Updated 11/30/2021

 

Polk State Lake Wales Grows to 1,200 Students, Thanks to One Man's Efforts

The inspiration of hard-working parents who wanted their children to have a better life has led their son to "pay it forward" by leading others to higher callings through Polk... — Updated 11/30/2021

 
 By News Staff    Sports

Highlanders Face Port St. Lucie in Playoff Opener

After concluding their regular season play with an 8-2 wining record, the Lake Wales Highlanders advance as 6-A District 7 runners-up to the Florida High School Athletic Association... — Updated 11/20/2021

 

Donald Earle Sheppard, 1944-2021

Donald Earle Sheppard, 77, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 33... — Updated 11/17/2021

 

William O. (Bill) Horrell, 1922-2021

William O. (Bill) Horrell died peacefully in the company of family at Water's Edge in Lake Wales on November 12, 2021. Bill was born August 8, 1922 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of... — Updated 11/15/2021

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Housing Options Continue to Expand Around Lake Wales As Prices Rise

Lake Wales's newest housing subdivision is rapidly being developed on the high ground just west of Lake Wales High School. Scenic Bluffs Phase Two will offer 55 single-family homes... — Updated 11/14/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    Schools

Statewide Student Art Competition Offered to Fish Fans

Are you a student who knows fish? Got some art talent? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission would like to know about it. The FWC is inviting students in all grades... — Updated 11/8/2021

 

Lake Wales High Track Team Makes Impressive Showing at Meet

The Lake Wales High School Cross Country athletes ran in competition at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs on Saturday, October 30 in the FHSAA 3A District 3 Championship 2021.... — Updated 11/8/2021

 
 By Robert Connors    Sports

Highlanders Soccer Team Ready to Start Their 22-game Regular Season

After a successful preseason tournament outing at Auburndale this week, the Lake Wales High School Boys Soccer teans are ready to start their regular season on Monday when they... — Updated 11/6/2021

 
 By Theatre Reviewer    Fun

REVIEW: "Avocado Queens" Offers Evening of Slapstick Comedy

A zany comedic presentation fills the stage at Lake Wales Little Theatre through November 21 as they present "The Last Roundup of the Guacamole Queens." The farcical production is... — Updated 11/6/2021

 
 By News Staff    Business

One Local Restaurant is a Hidden Gem

Local dining food choices aren't as limited as you might believe, and they certainly don't have to be boring. That much is evident after a visit to a local restaurant celebrating... — Updated 11/1/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    Fun

Spaghetti Dinner Will Ease This Week's Cooking Chores

A delicious spaghetti dinner with all the favorite sides is available for an easy take out meal on Thursday this week as the Woman's Club of Lake Wales offers its popular biannual... — Updated 10/30/2021

 

John Warren "Bo" Hutto, 1971-2021

John Warren "Bo" Hutto reached his Heavenly home on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Bo was born in Lake Wales, Florida on April 26, 1971. Bo married his high school sweetheart and the l... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
 By Tom Paulson    Fun

Pioneer Days Happening October 23 and 24

Lake Wales 45th Annual Pioneer Days festival is expected to draw some 10,000 visitors to Lake Wailes Park over two days later this month, and staff at the Lake Wales History Museum... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

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