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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


Seniors Invited to Compete in Annual Olympic-Style Games

Seniors who are feeling that competitive edge and want to show their best moves against a field of peers have their best opportunity of the year fast approaching. Registration for t... — Updated 12/15/2023


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


Kenneth "Cricket" Bessette, 1958-2023

Kenneth “Cricket” Bessette of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, November 16, 2023 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. He was born October 12, 1958 in England to the late Kenneth... — Updated 11/20/2023

 By Chevon Baccus    Fun

On Golden Pond Returns to Theatre Stage

Lake Wales Little Theatre has another entertaining offering on the boards in November, as the company offers the tender classic, "On Golden Pond," which opens Friday, November 3 for... — Updated 11/3/2023


Polk County Seeks Volunteers to Guide Lake Access

Polk County commissioners are looking for volunteers who would like to serve on the county's Lake Access Advisory Committee. The LAAC studies how to increase public access to Polk... — Updated 9/27/2023


Marjorie Bedell Lanier, 1931-2023

Marjorie Bedell Lanier of Frostproof passed away Saturday, June 24, 2023 at her residence. She was born May 31, 1931 in Dundee to the late Harold and Minnie Bedell; she was a... — Updated 6/27/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Frostproof Student Drowns in Waverunner Crash at Father's Day Celebration

A family Father's Day celebration tragedy took the life of a 17-year-old Frostproof resident, who drowned in Lake Clinch after a boating crash. Jose Torres was reportedly the... — Updated 6/19/2023


River Ranch Named Nation's "Best Glamping Spot" in USA Today Readers Poll

Westgate River Ranch, just east of Lake Wales, was named the No. 1 Glamping Spot in the nation in the annual USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards. The largest dude ranch East... — Updated 5/28/2023


John Herbert Cofer,1929-2023

John Herbert Cofer of Frostproof passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at his residence. He was born October 31, 1929 in Frostproof to the late Clifford and Bertie Cofer; he has been... — Updated 5/28/2023


Foy Livingston McKenzie, 1952-2023

Foy Livingston McKenzie of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023 at his residence. He was born February 12, 1952 in Lyons, Georgia to the late James and Patricia McKenzie; he... — Updated 5/15/2023

 By FWC    Sports

TrophyCatch Research: Proper Bass Handling

We know anglers care about big bass, which means they also care about how they handle big bass. Especially in recent years, concerns have been voiced about how anglers handle bass... — Updated 5/12/2023


Jerry Arthur Atkins, 1944-2023

Jerry Arthur Atkins, 78, of Frostproof, passed away at his home, May 10th. Born June 14, 1944 in Muncie, IN, to the late Lloyd and Ruth (Pence) Atkins, he moved to Frostproof in... — Updated 5/11/2023


Anthony Blake Caraway, 1972-2023

Anthony Blake Caraway, 50, of Lake Wales passed away Monday, May 1, after a long battle against cancer. He was born in Lake Wales and had been employed for many years as a glass... — Updated 5/10/2023


Darlene Waters Hollinsed, 1953-2023

Darlene Waters Hollinsed, 69, of Lake Wales, Florida passed Friday, April 28, 2023 at her residence. She was born November 13, 1953 in Winter Haven, Florida to the late Jule E.... — Updated 5/5/2023


William Richard Kahler, 1956-2023

Billy Kahler of Babson Park passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at his residence. He was born January 30, 1956, in Lake Wales to the late Richard and Nancy Kahler; and he was a... — Updated 5/2/2023

 By News Staff Reports    Fun

Saturday "Family Fun" Day to Include Kids' Games, Bands, Beer Garden

A chance to relax in the shade, enjoy food from your favorite food truck, listen to four different bands, and let the kids burn off steam as they learn and play is expected to draw... — Updated 4/26/2023

 By News Staff Reports    Fun

Lake Wailes Park Festival Grows Family Fun, Music, Food, and Games

Lake Wailes Park will again host a day of family fun on Saturday, April 29 as the city celebrates the annual Olmsted Day in the Park. This years' event promises to be bigger and... — Updated 4/20/2023

 By Christa Jones    Sports

Lake Reedy Bass Tournament to Benefit Youth Activities

Increased numbers of boats and anglers are expected on Lake Reedy in Frostproof this Saturday, March 25, as the Frostproof Church of God hosts their 12th Annual Bass Tournament.... — Updated 3/22/2023


Harry Gilbert Waters, 1941-2023

Harry Gilbert Waters of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at The Groves Center. He was born February 12, 1941 in Lake Wales to the late Clifford and Margaret Waters;... — Updated 3/20/2023


Olmsted Day Vendors, Sponsors Needed to Support Tree Planting

The historic beauty of Lake Wales and efforts to re-create it are the focus of a special event planned for Lake Wailes Park. Area businesses, artists, and crafters are being... — Updated 3/3/2023


Audie "Keith" Griffin, 1957-2023

Audie "Keith" Griffin, 66, of Westminster, SC, went to meet his Maker on Sunday, February 19, 2023. A native of Lake Wales, FL, Mr. Griffin was the son of Louie Paul Griffin, Jr.... — Updated 2/21/2023


Wild Shiners Kick Off Mardi Gras Celebrations in Lake Wales

A night of colorful costumes and celebrations has officially initiated the 2023 Carnival season in Lake Wales. The Krewe of Wild Shiners hosted their traditional "Black Light Ball"... — Updated 2/12/2023


Invasive Snakehead Fish a New Threat to Florida

A population of non-native aggressive, air-breathing fish known as the goldline snakehead (Channa aurolineata) was documented for the first time in the Gulf Coast region, according... — Updated 1/24/2023


Registration Open for Polk Senior Games

There's still time to register for those wishing to compete in the annual Polk Senior Games, but that window is closing fast!. The games are an annual two-week series of 33... — Updated 1/23/2023


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