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A special Waterville History Panel event was held at the Waterville Public Library on Saturday morning, Oct. 20. Presenters (pictured left to right) Carollea Gilomen, Sally Olson, John Eggers, and Will Wesley shared information of Waterville's earliest days and their own memories of growing up in the Bullhead Capital of the World. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

Local history was alive and well, Saturday morning, October 20, at the Waterville Public Library. Four Waterville "historians" shared facts, stories, and a few giggle-worthy tales about when they were growing up in Waterville during a Local History Panel event that was sponsored by the Waseca-Le...

Jaden Taylor ran through a hole big enough for a Mack truck to run through behind linemen Jate Mattson, Levi Wolter, Cody Merritt, and running back Brant Melchert into the end zone during a 54-20 win over Blue Earth Area in the Section 2AA Quarterfinals Tuesday, Oct. 23.

The WEM football team, the No. 4 rated team in Class AA, scored eight touchdowns in their 54-20 win over Blue Earth Area in the Section 2AA Quarterfinals played Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Waterville. The Bucs will host St. Clair/Mankato Loyola Saturday, oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Section 2AA Semifinals. The...
Paige Mayer, left, daughter of Paula Mayer, and Gavin Hanson, son of Kyla Hanson, all of New Prague, prepare for the season during the Halloween Cookie Decorating class at Patty’s Place on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The New Prague shop had 33 children and adults participating where children could frost...
Alumnae from St. Wenceslaus Catholic School’s Class of 1988 posed for a photo. Pictured (left to right): Peggy (Shambour) Hindermann, Annie (Zvanovec) Schmitz, Jolene (Kotek) Busch, and Stacy (Prokes) Wichman. (Lisa Ingebrand Photo)
Graduates, supporters, and friends of St. Wenceslaus Catholic School in New Prague gathered Saturday night, Oct. 13, at the parish’s activity center to celebrate the school’s 140th anniversary. Friends of all ages reminisced about their grade school days while browsing a large memorabilia display,...
The Elko New Market City Council began a discussion of detachment of previously annexed properties at its Thursday, Oct. 11, meeting. The council’s consensus was to direct city staff to wait until approached by property owners. Community Development Specialist Renee Christianson brought the matter...
Though Lonsdale City Hall is not being expanded this year, it will be getting a facelift just the same. “Staff is recommending a minor remodel,” said Lonsdale City Administrator Joel Erickson at the Lonsdale City Council meeting on October 10. “Essentially we’re creating offices for staff and the...

This semi truck dug itself into the ground and plowed over some trees after crashing with another vehicle on Monday, north of Montgomery. (Wade Young Photo)

A two-vehicle accident sent a New Prague man to a local hospital on Monday, Oct. 15.   Kyle Pecholt, 24, was taken by Montgomery Ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital after his 2015 Ford Fusion collided with a 2000 Kenworth Tractor Semi around 11:18 a.m. The crash occurred at the...
Three men were arrested in Montgomery and charged with numerous felony charges after a yearlong investigation into drug use and sales.   Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason reported that on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2018, shortly after 7 a.m., the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force (CRDVOTF)...

The 2018 WEM Homecoming Royalty, front row, left to right: Junior Attendant Inesza Pope, Queen Morgan Nusbaum, King Dawson Bauer, and Junior Attendant Parker James. back row, left to right: Royalty Addie Atherton, Kayleen Stangler, Sarah Best, Claire Buscho, Devin Morris, Gabe Malecha, Collin Adank, and Jayson Schneider.

The 2018 Homecoming Coronation was held Monday, Oct. 8 in Waterville. Dawson Bauer and Morgan Nusbaum were named Homecoming King and Queen that evening. The rest of the week there were a handful of events for the students. Friday, Oct. 12 is the annual parade (1:45 p.m.), pepfest (2;15 p.m.), Music...
Elko New Market City Council candidates, from left, Dawn Seepersaud, Jon Schwichtenberg, Kate Timmerman and Josh Berg answer questions during the Thursday, Oct. 4, Candidate Forum.(Patrick Fisher Photo)
The Elko New Market Chamber of Commerce’s Candidate Forum drew 100 area residents interested in finding out about candidates for Elko New Market City Council and mayor, Minnesota House of Representatives District 20A and Scott County Sheriff. Held Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Elko New Market Library’s...

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