Public health workers in Scott and Le Sueur counties are encouraging people who haven’t recently been vaccinated to consider receiving the latest vaccines aimed at minimizing the impacts of COVID and fighting its spread. With children returning to school and after a summer where social distancing...
Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 23, with the same regulations as last year. Minnesota has three waterfowl hunting zones — north, central and south — that share the Sept. 23 season opener but have varying end dates. The central and south zones...
The WEM volleyball team pulled off a huge upset Friday, Sept. 15 when they traveled to Cannon Falls and defeated the Class A 3rd Rated Bombers in four sets. The win ended a solid week for the Bucs. They picked up a sweep of NRHEG Thursday, Sept. 14 and were defeated by undefeated Kenyon-Wanamingo...

Travis Kimbro claimed the top prizes in the Winner Take All Bass Brawl Sunday, Sept. 17 in Waterville, Kimbro is shown above displaying his check with the assistance of Chris Hauer, who was the emcee and weighed in the fish. (Jay Schneider photo)

It was quite a weekend for Travis Kimbro. Travis and his wife Jillian and their two children recently moved to Delano from Waterville. Last week their home located just west of Waterville was sold. Kimbro and his fishing partner Jared LaFrance won the fishing derby Saturday, Sept. 16 on Lake...
Ronald “Ron” Morris of Waterville and formerly of Faribault died Saturday, Sept.16, 2023 after an extended struggle with a degenerative neurological disorder. Funeral services will be held at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Johnson,...
The WEM football team scored a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to defeat Cleveland, 16-6, Thursday, Sept. 7 at Cleveland in a Mid Southeast West District game. The Bucs trailed 6-0 early after Cleveland scored on their second drive of the game on a 6-yard pass from Blake Lyons to Carson Lyons....

WEM senior Josephine Volkmann returns a Minnesota Valley Lutheran serve during the 45th annual WEM Invitational Saturday, Sept. 15. (Jay Schneider photo)

The WEM volleyball team won their opening Gopher Conference match of the season and placed third in their home invitational this past week. The Bucs swept JWP 25-11, 25-20, 25-15 Thursday, Sept. 7 in Waterville. Two days later they hosted the 45th annual WEM Invitational and split four matches. WEM...

WEM Board Chairman Gary Michael and WEM Superintendent John Regan received a check from Medford student Ella Bettner in the amount of $1,850.22 which is donation from Bettner’s organization No Tummies Left Behind, which helps students pay off negative lunch balances. (Jay Schneider photo)

At the ripe old age of 10, Medford student Ella Bettner founded a company which supports local school district’s kids and families who may have negative lunch balances or cannot afford lunch. Bettner, who lives in Faribault and is a 7th grade student at Medford, established No Tummies Left Behind...

The plunger in tow, kilt on, and all the shamrocks wasn’t enough for this group of adults to win their toilet bowl race Saturday. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

The annual Halfway to St. Patty’s Day celebration this past weekend was a family-fun event. Kids enjoyed barrel-train rides, playing in a bounce house, and games complete with prizes. The kids-at-heart and of any age could partake in the daily offerings of music through most of the festivities,...

Rep. Kristi Pursell

The DFL Rural Caucus is hosting a legislative meeting Thursday, Sept. 21, 5 -7 p.m., at the New Prague Public Library, 400 Main St E, New Prague. Featured speakers are Rep. Kristi Pursell (D - Northfield) and Rep. Luke Frederick (D-Mankato). Rep. Pursell, vice chairperson of the House Agriculture...
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