It won't be long before "super mid-size" jets will be able to land at Lake Wales Airport. Area leaders had a ground breaking ceremony Oct. 2 to extend the primary runway from 3,999 feet to 5,401 feet. Work is scheduled to be completed in May 2018 and will cost $3.8 million, largely funded by state and federal grants. Pictured from left are: Lake Wales Airport Authority Chair Katherine Rogers, Lake Wales Public Services Director James Slaton, Assistant Public Services Director Teresa Allen, Airport Manager Alex Vacha, Mayor Eugene Fultz, Ray Sheltra of Dickerson Florida and Wilber Mathurin of Hoyle Tanner Associates.
Back by popular demand, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office presents the annual Haunted Jail Tour benefiting The United Way of Central Florida.
From 6-11 p.m., on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21; and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 and 28, at the sheriff’s office old jail at 455 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, volunteers will present “The Ghost of Calvin.”
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