Rock Lake Water Rescue…
Yesterday afternoon, Lake Mills Police and Fire responded to Bartels Beach regarding a call that a truck was falling through the ice on Rock Lake. The Fire Department quickly arrived on scene and used their airboat to rescue the two men. Please use caution and proper discretion before ever making the decision to drive onto any body of water during the winter months.
CITY ATTORNEY VICKIE SCHMIDT RETIRES
January 3, 2017
The City of Lake Mills thanks Attorney Vickie Schmidt for her 23+ years of service as City Attorney.
CITY ATTORNEY VICKIE SCHMIDT TO RETIRE
City Attorney Vickie Schmidt has announced to City officials that she is retiring on January 3rd. Schmidt has been city attorney for over 23 years, while also representing the City’s utilities, prosecuting violations in the municipal court, and for about the last five years, being the Human Resources Director.
Lake Mills has had only six city attorneys since the City was first incorporated in 1905, with the majority of those years in office being served by Schmidt’s grandfather, Herman Schmidt, who held the office from 1927 until his death in 1971.
“Although he died when I was only 18 – when I had no thoughts of becoming a lawyer – I felt a keener sense of tradition and history when I was appointed and confirmed in 1993 than perhaps I might have if I had had no ties to the office held so long by my grandfather, or to the City of Lake Mills, where I’ve lived most of my life. I have truly been honored to have had this opportunity to be of service to my community and to continue the work of my grandfather.” said Schmidt.
Schmidt looks forward to launching an encore career as a writer from her home in Lake Mills.
A search for applicants seeking appointment to the position of City Attorney/HR Director has begun. City Manager Steven Wilke will select the person he wishes to appoint, with such appointment being subject to confirmation by the City Council.