A May 5 benefit is planned for the Jon and Elissa Cramer family of Mankato. Jon Cramer (left), who is recovering after undergoing a life-saving abdominal surgery, is pictured with his wife, Elissa, and their children Carter, 5, and Maya, 4. Submitted Photo

Jon Cramer, husband of 2005 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School graduate Elissa (Preuss) Cramer, is recovering from a series of complications stemming from a ruptured appendix and a subsequent, emergency surgery to wash his organs and remove a section of his colon. After three weeks in the...
Darlene May Owens age 85, of Audubon, MN went home to be with Jesus on April 2, 2018 under the care of the Red River Valley Hospice at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, MN. Darlene May Owens was born May 17, 1932 to Hugo and Mabel (Schostag-Berndt) Roemhildt in Mankato, MN. She grew up on a farm...

A fire Friday, Aprill 6 damaged a garage in Waterville.

A fire Friday, April 6 at approximately 3:30 p.m. damaged a garage at the Randy Coon residence located on North Cottrill St. in Waterville. Waterville fire fighters worked to keep the fire under control and not let it spread to adjacent homes. The garage was a detached, two stall garage. According...
Virginia Charlotte Hruska, age 93 of Faribault, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.   Born in Lexington Township, Le Sueur County, on January 19, 1925, Virginia was the daughter of Frank and Emily (Kalina) Holetz.  On June 26, 1948, Virginia...
The WEM baseball team will be looking for a fourth straight Gopher Conference title this spring. The Bucs are 43-18 in the last three years and are 31-5 in the conference, winning the last three titles. This season five seniors and six juniors will look to continue the championship run for head...
Brian Spatenka of Waterville, left, received the 2018 Friend of the Fire Department Award from Waterville Fire Chief Chris Meskan.
Brian Spatenka of Waterville was honored with the 2018 Friend of the Fire Department Award during the Waterville Fire Dept. annual meeting March 19. According to Waterville Fire Chief Chris Meskan, during the recent flooding events the last few years, Spatenka has voluntarily worked side-by-side...
Contract negotiations are currently underway between Waterville-Elysian-Morristown School principals and the school district. Two of WEM’s three principals are working without current, signed employment contracts. High School Principal John Kaplan’s most up-todate employment contract with the...
A number of WEM spring sports have been rescheduled due to inclement weather in early April. The Saturday, March 24 track and field meet at Minnesota State University-Mankato was cancelled and will not be made up. The Thursday, April 5 track and field meet, also at Mankato, has been changed to 6 p....
 YEP, JUST AS I SUSPECTED! In the last two columns I mentioned both times that I suspected Lisa (who schedules the column dates at the LIFE office) had an ulterior motive in scheduling me twice in the month of March, especially since the first column’s date line was the same as the first full...
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