A screenshot of a video taken by Trisha Kae Efta shows a Le Center street blockaded by law enforcement.

A man was found dead in a Le Center home Tuesday morning, July 6, following a 10-hour long standoff with law enforcement. The man, who has been identified as 38-year-old Michael Lee Elie of Le Center, died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. According to a press release issued by the Le Sueur...

Helen Bunge and her son, Peter, have been named the grand marshals of this year’s Fourth of July Celebration in North Morristown. Helen and her late husband, Howard, taught at Trinity Lutheran School for nearly two decades. (Photo courtesy of Peter Bunge)

Former Trinity Lutheran School teacher Helen Bunge and her son, Peter Bunge, will reign as grand marshals of North Morristown’s Fourth of July Celebration this Sunday. While neither Bunge no longer resides in the area, Helen and Peter still consider North Morristown “home” and are faithful...

Richard and Pam Fischer, owners of Fischer’s Corner Bar in Elysian, have been named the grand marshals of Elysian’s Fourth of July Celebration. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

Thirty-six years ago, they bought what was Ralph’s Corner Bar in Elysian. They were newlyweds. Their plan was to renovate the bar and sell it so they could buy a farm. “Well, that didn’t happen, but things turned out pretty good,” laughed Pam Fischer, who owns and operates Fischer’s Corner Bar on...
A pair of big wins last week pushed the Waterville Indians amateur baseball team’s winning streak to 13 straight. The Indians defeated Janesville (9-2) Wednesday, June 23 and Waseca (11-2) Sunday, June 27 to improve to 14-2 overall. They have only one loss in the 13-60 League. In the win over the...
WEM softball players received team awards during the team recognition held Monday, June 28. Brielle Bartelt and Allison Rients were named the team’s Most Valuable Players. Bartelt was named to the Class A All- State Team and Rients played in the State All-Star Games. Bartelt was also named the Best...
The Le Sueur County Board received a report from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) June 15 explaining the 10- year district work plan. There are many road projects scheduled in the next 10 years which will affect residents in most of the communities within the county. One of the...
A life well-lived deserves to be celebrated and that’s exactly what will be going on. The family of Jack and Edna Webster ask you to leave your sadness at home and join them for some merriment as they celebrate the lives of Jack and Edna Mae. The event will be held on Friday, July 9 at The Village...
Area residents looking for fun on the Fourth of July will have several choices. New Prague In New Prague at 10:10 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, fireworks will light up the night sky. The show takes place east of New Prague Middle School along Columbus Avenue N. The evening starts with Linda Fahrenkamp...

Collins (Submitted photo)

A Le Center native, who loves the small-town life and atmosphere, is now helping taxpayers as the Le Sueur County Chief Deputy Auditor-Treasurer. Brad Collins started his new position on May 25, 2021. The Auditor-Treasurer position wasn’t always a combined role. In December 2009, when then-auditor...
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