Effective Monday, November 30th, 2020, the Rice County Courthouse is closed due to recent surge of new cases of COVID-19 and increasing concerns for public health.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued an Order Governing the Continuing Operations of the Minnesota Judicial Branch on November 20,...
Mavis Irene Miller, age 69 of Waterville, died on Friday, November 20, 2020 at her residence in Waterville. Born on April 15, 1951, in Cresco, IA, she was the daughter of Thomas and Doris (Hanson) Cummings. She graduated from Riceville High School in Riceville, IA. Mavis married Dennis Miller on...
David Alvin Harmon, age 79, of Waterville died on Wednesday evening, November 18, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Born on June 6, 1941, in Red Wing, MN, was one of six children born to Clarence and Lillian (Swee) Harmon. David grew up in Bombay, attending Dennison Grade School and...

WEM senior Kylie Pittmann rises high above the net to tip a ball in a three-game sweep of Maple River Thursday, Nov. 12. (Jay Schneider photo)

A number of WEM volleyball players had season-best performances during the team's ninth straight win. The Bucs swept Maple River 25-13, 25-12, and 25-4 Thursday, Nov. 12. Five juniors had great performances to help the Bucs to their ninth straight sweep of the season. Middle hitter Alex Heuss had a...

Left to right, Gavin Gohlike, Gabe Androli, and Tytan Larson won the South Central Conference Tournament Championship Nov. 7 at Owatonna. The trio defeated Owatonna and Mankato West for the conference title. Gohlike also earned All-Conference First Team honors. (Submitted photo)

A trio of WEM bowlers claimed the top prize during the South Central Conference end-of-the-year tournament held Nov. 7 at Spare Time Bowl in Owatonna. Sophomores Tytan Larson and Gabe Androli, and freshman Gavin Gohlike won the 3-person baker-style bowling tournament. Baker-style bowling consists...
The City of Elysian’s Giving Tree will not be set up this year due to COVID restrictions. However, if you are in need or know of anyone in need this holiday season call Pat Nusbaum at 507-317-0532. Unfortunately, Elysian’s popular Shopping with Mrs. Claus event and Holidazzle Parade and Firemen’s...

Abby Crosby of Waterville served as one of the elves during the Santa’s Workshop event last year in Waterville. This year’s event will change with it being held with social distancing.(Jay Schneider photo)

Unfortunately, Santa’s Workshop isn’t immune to COVID-19. But, there’s good news! Santa and his elves have come up with a plan to hold a socially distanced 5th Annual Santa’s Workshop event at The Village in Waterville this year. “Things will look much different from previous years,” explained head...
Be sure to shop local with all of the new restrictions starting Friday, Nov. 20th. 

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