WEM senior Griffin Atherton tries to run past JWP junior Austin Westphal. (Jay Schneider Photos)

The WEM football team scored its first points of the season in Janesville Friday, Nov. 6. But the lone touchdown was all they would put on the board as the JWP Bulldogs won their first game of the season, down- ing WEM, 31-6. Senior Kurtis Crosby blocked a Bulldog’s punt and senior Travis Van Houdt...

Trinity Lutheran School in North Morristown held an election to decide what kind of Inauguration Day meal they will enjoy. Pictured above (left to right): Student Evie Melchert, teacher Tiffani Arnevik, and students Ephraem Palm, Beckett Hill, and Graham Piha sort through the ballots. (Submitted Photo )

Students at Trinity Lutheran School in North Morristown cooked up a truly delicious vote on Election Day, November 3. In the weeks leading up to the election, the K-6 students learned about the election process and became active participants. Back in September, each student was asked to give a...

Navy MMN1 Kenneth “Kenny” Wollin, who grew up in Waterville, and his wife, Zoey, who served as a Navy nurse, will be celebrating their son KJ’s first birthday this Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The family is stationed in Goose Creek, South Carolina. (Photo courtesy of Kenny Wollin)

Navy 1st Class Petty Officer and Machinist Mate Nuclear (MMN1) Kenneth “Kenny” Wollin, son of Dave and Deb Wollin, grew up in Waterville. Now, after spending years attending the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program and being deployed at sea, Wollin helps train other sailors in nuclear operations. The...
Tickets for the Playoff FB game on Tuesday Nov. 17 will begin Wednesday, Nov. 11 at noon. Cost per ticket is $10 (Adult/ Student/ Senior Citizen) WEM will only have 120 total tickets available for purchase. 1) Each FB Player and Cheerleader will have tickets assigned to their WEM JMC account...
As hospitals express concern about capacity to treat Minnesotans with COVID-19, Governor Tim Walz today announced new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the virus in Minnesota. Beginning on Friday, the restrictions will apply to social gatherings, celebrations and receptions, and bars and...
Chester Dale Hrdlicka, age 90, of Elysian died Thursday, November 5, 2020, at St. Johns Hospital in Maplewood. Born on February 1, 1930, in the family home in Elysian to Albert and Florence (Kruckman) Hrdlicka. He graduated from Waterville High School in 1948. On May 3, 1956, Chester was united in...

WEM senior Ellie Ready has led the Buccaneers in set assists all season and is the school record holder in set assists for a season. She had 86 assists in three wins last week for the unbeaten Buccaneers. (Jay Schneider Photo)

Bucs are 7-0, have clinched at least tie for 3rd straight conference title In a battle between two of the state’s top nine rated teams, the WEM volleyball team swept Medford Thursday, Oct. 29 in Waterville. The Bucs entered the contest rated No. 2 in Class A while the Tigers were rated No. 9 in the...
A few weeks ago, my sixth grader, Anna, had to report to her class on a current event. She needs to report on one local, one state, one national, and one world headline throughout the school year. The students present their findings on a rotating basis, so the classroom gets a few “top news...
Local businesses are trying to get back to some sort of normal after suffering through the COVID-19 virus shutdowns. This weekend, Waterville and Elysian businesses are planning on opening more hours in order to start off the holiday shopping season. Holiday Shopping Opener will be held Nov. 7 and...
Waterville City Council member Tim Smith has been a firefighter and first responder for many years in St. Louis Park. During his time on duty, he has seen many instances when pertinent information about individuals they were responding to was not immediately available. Smith’s department decided...

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