Motorists on Highway 21 in Rice County at Shieldsville are encountering lane closures that began April 19 as crews start resurfacing, making intersection improvements and repairing culverts, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Work includes resurfacing approximately eight...

Norbert and Mary Geisen, of New Prague, decide on which enamelware to purchase. Mary said these work great to place indoor potted plants in because they save the furniture from being ruined. The Geisen’s have been making the annual trip to the Swap Meet for a least ten years. Mary’s favorite find over the years is an iron welcome sign that they have hanging on their house.

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After missing out on last year, buyers and sellers were ready to wheel and deal at what has become the seasonal kick-off location to the swap meet season in the Midwest. From Friday to Sunday, approximately 700 vendors gathered to sell their wares at the 44th Annual Le Sueur Pioneer Power Swap...

WEM senior Colten Henry struck out 10 batters in five innings during a 7-6, eight inning loss to Faribault BA Thursday, April 22.

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The WEM baseball team is 2-3 in the Gopher Conference after winning one of three games last week. The Bucs had only one hit Monday, April 26 against NRHEG but managed to... To see more on this story, pick up the April 29, 2021 print edition of the LifeEnterprise.

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Dozens of white pelicans have made their way into the bay in Waterville, adjacent to the campground. They have been seen for the past couple of weeks in this same area.

The David and Tina Tonn family continue to farm the Century Farm. Pictured (left to right): Megan, Leslie, Tina, David, and Nicole Tonn with dog, Mickey.

Tonn farm is a Century Farm The David and Tina Tonn Family Farm that lies across the gentle, fertile hills between Waterville and Elysian along Ridge Road, has been recognized as a 2021 Century Farm. 114 years ago, David’s great-grandparents, Max and Emma Lorenz, who immigrated the United States...
For the past two years, WEM High School sports have been competing in Class A, the smallest of the three or four classes in the state, depending on sport. The next two years will look a lot different for Buccaneer teams for a couple of different reasons. The first change is... To read more about...
The Le Sueur County Board announced the finalists selected for the position of County Administrator. On April 6, 2021, the Board selected four individuals to participate in an interview process that will take place on May 3, 2021. Liza Donabauer of DDA Human Resources, Inc., is the consultant...
A 26-year-old woman from Kilkenny was flown to Mayo Clinic in Rochester after her vehicle rolled over in Shieldsville, Friday morning, April 23. According to Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, Phoenix Plaskett, 26, of Kilkenny was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester by Mayo helicopter with...

Four WEM girls placed in the top five in the 100-meter dash during the WEM Invitational held Thursday in Waseca. WEM runners, left to right: Addison Condon (3rd), Riley Sammon (4th), Toryn Richards (1st), and McKenna Schuster (5th)

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The WEM boys and girls track and field teams were up and running with three meets over the course of eight days. The Lady Bucs won... To see more on this story, pick up the April 22, 2021 print edition of the LifeEnterprise.

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