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Bullhead Days is June 8 through June 10 in Waterville.

The 54th annual Waterville Bullhead Days celebration starts Friday, June 8 and runs through Sunday, June 10. Friday events include the Medallion Hunt, a Karaoke Contest, the 62nd annual Miss Waterville Pageant, and a Fireworks Display. Saturday there will be a Softball Tourney, Kids Fishing Contest...
The New Prague City Council unanimously approved at its Monday, June 4, meeting a resolution ordering the improvement and preparation of plans for the 2020 Main Street project. The council held a public hearing on the project, drawing 15 property owners and business owners. Chris Cavett of the city...
The public works department was at the center of attention during most of the Lonsdale City Council meeting Thursday night. The meeting began with an abrupt recess and closed council session with Lonsdale Public Works Department Director Russ Vlasak and Lonsdale City Administrator Joel Erickson to...

Le Sueur County Sheriff officers and others examine the construction waste that was illegally dumped along the side of Waterville Township Road 470th Lane either late Tuesday, June 5 or early morning, Wednesday, June 6. Photo courtesy of Rhonda Gehrke

Taxpayers will be picking up the bill for the clean up of approximately 20 tons of construction waste that was dumped in a Waterville Township ditch on Tuesday, June 5 or Wednesday, June 6. According to Waterville Township Chairman Alan Gehrke, the mess was discovered along 470th Street on...
Scghool Finance Director Sandy Linn presented a draft of the 2018-19 budget to the New Prague Area School Board during its meeting Tuesday, May 29. She said that projections for the current year indicate the unassigned fund balance will be at $7.8 million, up from a projected $7 million in the...
The lawsuit against the Le Sueur County Historical Society took a small step Monday when a judge approved binding arbitration to determine an official membership list.   Mark Vandelist, District Court Judge of Minnesota's First Judicial District, gave both sides of the lawsuit 90 days to enlist in...

The 2018 Miss Waterville contestants are (left to right) Morgan Nusbaum, Hannah Petry, Kayleen Stangler, and Alyssa Schwartz. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

Four young ladies will vie for the title of Miss Waterville 2018 during the 62nd Miss Waterville Pageant, which will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School auditorium. The contestants include: Morgan Nusbaum, Hannah Petry, Alyssa Schwartz, and Kayleen...

Linda Pommeranz has been named the 2018 Waterville Bullhead Days’ grand marshal. She is pictured with her husband, Paul. Submitted Photo

She has organized the Miss Waterville pageant for almost four decades, and this year, Linda (Meskan) Pommeranz has been named the 2018 Bullhead Days grand marshal in recognition of her dedication to the community. "It's truly an honor," Pommeranz stated. "I love this community and I've enjoyed...

Ten members of the WEM track and field teams will compete in the 2018 Class A State Track and Field Meet this weekend at Hamline. Front row, left to right: Isaac Pratt, Taylor Glende, Chris Byrne, Tanner Ranslow, Jaden Taylor, and Tyler Hermel. Back row, left to right: MaeLea Harmon, Alexis Morsching, Shelby Hermel, and Toryn Richards.

Ten Buccaneer athletes will compete in the 2018 Class A State Track and Field Meet Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9 at Hamline University. All 10 qualified Saturday, June 2 at the Section 2A Meet at Mankato West. The State entrants include seniors Chris Byrne and Taylor Glende, juniors MaeLea...
Chad Johnson, physical education teacher and head wrestling and head girls' and boys' track Coach for Sibley East Public Schools, has been named the new high school activities director for Tri-City United High School.   The announcement came via an email from Superintendent Teri Preisler to school...

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