Elysian native Rose Hollermann will soon be moving to Germany to play professional wheelchair basketball as a member of the team RSV Lahn-Dill. (Photo courtesy of Rose Hollermann)

Rose Hollermann, daughter of John and Michele Hollermann of Elysian, has committed to play for Germany’s professional wheelchair basketball team, RSV LahnDill. The team made the announcement on June 1. RSV Head Coach Janet Zeltinger stated: “We are delighted to have signed Rose, one of the...
Senior Riley Sammon and sophomore Evan Lange-Wenker were named the Most Valuable Players for the WEM boys and girls track and field teams this spring. Sammon advanced to State in the 4 x 100-meter relay and scored 15.5 points in the Gopher Conference Meet. She was the team’s top pole vaulter. Lange...
What about them? They are interesting, at least at the time you read them. And maybe even down the road when you bring up some of this useless information just for conversation sake. I was rummaging through a book called The Best of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader and pulled out many facts which mean...

Morristown Legion member Dennis Schmidtke handed Dave Schmidtke a plaque recognizing him for being a member of the Morristown American Legion for 75 years. Also in the photo are Chuck Larsen and Iny Schmidtke. (Jay Schneider photo)

The Morristown American Legion Post 149 received its charter in 1919. At that time, they had approximately two dozen members. Dave Schmidtke, a 1944 graduate of Morristown High School, was honored Friday, May 27 by a number of current Legion members, with a plaque recognizing him for being a 75-...

David and Chris Byrne of Waterville were the finders of the Waterville Bullhead Days medallion, which was hidden by a tree near the parking area at the Lagoon Park. (Jay Schneider photo)

After searching for more than 10 years, David Byrne and his son Chris have finally achieved their goal of locating the Waterville Bullhead Days medallion. “We have been doing this for at least 10 years,” David said. Chris was just a little kid (when we started looking).” It has been a family affair...
After two years of planning (and saving), we did it. My family of four started summer break by rafting through the Grand Canyon. It was awesome. The wild Colorado River provided us days of rapids, laughter, excitement, physical challenges, and unforgettable family time. After sleeping under the...

WEM eighth grader Addison Condon advanced to the State Class A Long Jump Final and finished in 9th place overall. (Photo by Leanne Kavitz)

The four WEM girls track and field athletes performed as well as they have all season during the June 9 and 10 Class A State Tournament at St. Michael-Albertville High School. Senior Riley Sammon, sophomore Madison Zimbrich, freshman McKenna Schuster, and eighth grader Addison Condon put together a...

An accident late Friday night, June 10 damaged the home of Curt and Misty Kendall when a truck drove over two retaining walls and directly into their home. Fire Chief Chris Meskan checking out the damaged vehicle. (Misty Kendall photo)

A crash Friday, June 10 at approximately 11:10 p.m. caused significant damage to a pick-up truck and the home of Curt and Misty Kendall of Waterville. According to Waterville Chief of Police John Manning, the Waterville Police Department, Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Department, Waterville Fire and...

The 2022 Waterville Bullhead Days Royalty, left to right: Attendant Milayna Watzek, Miss Waterville Kaitlin Rahn, and Attendant Ashley Zimmerman. (Jay Schneider photo)

The 64th Miss Waterville was crowned Friday, June 10 as part of the annual Waterville Bullhead Days Celebration. This year’s queen is Kaitlin Rahn, daughter of Jeff and Kim Rahn. Her attendants are Milayna Watzek, daughter of Jared and Lindsey Watzek and Ashley Zimmerman, daughter of Karen Sinclair...
Barbara J. Everson, 73, lifelong resident of New Prague, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in their hospice care unit in Shakopee, MN. She was born on September 23, 1948, in New Prague, MN, to Edward and Evelyn Kohout. Barbara was married to Tom Everson...
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