Lake City Police Chief Dan Schaffer (center) speaks to a crowd of 28 people during his public forum, held on Jan. 4 at the Lake City Community Memorial Building. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
01/11/2022 - 1:40pm
New LCPD Chief holds public forum at Lake City Community Memorial Building Starting in early December, Lake City Police Chief Dan Schaffer has been quite busy. Situated from his desk across the narrow hallway from the Council Chambers in City Hall...


Back in the day, students would write down anything from words to math problems on small, blackboard-like slates, according to the latest Preserving The Past column. [Public domain photo]
01/04/2022 - 1:23pm
Many of the accounts written about Calhoun County’s country schools give insights into the history of the county without that being the intention.  The following observations come from memories attached to Sherman No. 8, Garfield No. 8, Elm Grove...


SCC junior Tyler Lightner kicks the basketball back to the outside during the Titans’ 89-51 victory over OABCIG on Jan. 4 at the SCC High School Gymnasium in Lake City. [Tyler Anderson/The Graphic-Advocate]
01/11/2022 - 1:26pm
Titan boys soar past OABCIG, overwhelm St. Mary’s When a new week dawned upon the South Central Calhoun boys’ basketball team, the Titans found that they are only one of seven undefeated teams left in Class 2A. So far, SCC stood atop the...


01/11/2022 - 2:58pm
John Michael Loeck, age 77, of Trumbull, Connecticut, passed away on Jan. 6, 2022. Friends and family are invited to view funeral services remotely. Friends may contact the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, located at 399 White Plains Road in Trumbull...

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