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The 2022 Waterville Bullhead Days Royalty, left to right: Attendant Milayna Watzek, Miss Waterville Kaitlin Rahn, and Attendant Ashley Zimmerman. (Jay Schneider photo)

The 64th Miss Waterville was crowned Friday, June 10 as part of the annual Waterville Bullhead Days Celebration. This year’s queen is Kaitlin Rahn, daughter of Jeff and Kim Rahn. Her attendants are Milayna Watzek, daughter of Jared and Lindsey Watzek and Ashley Zimmerman, daughter of Karen Sinclair...
In-coming fifth-grade students were caught in the middle of a dispute between the school board and the teaching staff at Tri-City United. In recent months, the school board learned that the yearly field trip to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center would be canceled if the teachers involved in...

Dave Traut, of Traut Companies, (right) watches as Gunnar Kern of the engineering firm, Bolton & Menk, detonates five pounds of TNT inside Well No. 5 near Montgomery’s Water Treatment Plant on Wednesday, June 8. (Wade Young photo)

City officials are hoping the multiple explosions of TNT in one of its wells last week will fix a water flow problem before the rehabilitation begins on the city’s water tower in mid-July. On Wednesday, June 8, Dave Traut, of Traut Companies which specializes in wells, drilling, and water treatment...

Ten-year-old Tenley Boushek of New Prague was nominated for Best Child Actress at Z-Fest Film Festival for her role in "The Puppet King,” a short horror film directed by Nick Michael. Tenley is pictured with her mom, actress Sonya Boushek, who was also recognized at the festival. Tenley is holding the doll from the “The Doll” and wearing the crown from “The Puppet King”—films in which she held lead roles. (Photo courtesy of Sonya Boushek)

She’s 10 and has already starred in multiple films. Tenley Boushek, daughter of Devin and Sonya Boushek of New Prague, just completed fourth grade at New Prague’s Falcon Ridge Elementary and was recently nominated for the Best Child Actress award at Z-Fest Film Festival, an annual Twin Cities based...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed an emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation has been found in the City of Elko New Market. City staff reported an ash tree with bark cracks and woodpecker damage in the tree canopy, a tell-tale sign of possible EAB infestation, to the MDA for...

Frank Shima addresses an audience of more than 70 people at Giesenbrau Bier Co. in New Prague the evening of Wednesday, June 8. Shima talked about his latest book “Plum Creek” and growing up in New Prague. (Patrick Fisher photo)

A crowd of more than 70 people gathered at Giesenbrau Bier Co. in New Prague the evening of Wednesday, June 8, to find out more about local author Frank Shima. Before the 7 p.m. program began he signed copies of his latest book “Plum Creek” and chatted with people. Franny Tuma, who was sponsoring...

The 2022 Dam Days Royalty, left to right: 2nd Princess Jordan Green, Miss Morristown Jaden Lang, and 1st Princess Jenessa Baumgarten. (Theresa Meschke photo)

Jaden Lang, daughter of Jeff and Deb Lang, was crowned Miss Morristown 2022 during the Dam Days Queen pageant Wednesday night, June 1. Her attendants are 1st Princess. Jenessa Baumgarten, daughter of Jason Baumgarten and Kristine Baumgarten, and 2nd Princess Jordan Green, daughter of Kyle and...
Longtime local business owners Harry “Chip” Beadell, Ron Haslip, and John Scholljegerdes have been named the grand marshals of Waterville’s 2022 Bullhead Days celebration. All three men have recently retired. Scholljegerdes and his wife, Patricia, owned and operated Feed Store and More in town for...
For more than half a century, the second full weekend in June is dedicated to the annual Waterville Bullhead Days celebration. There are a number of new events this year and some of the regular events have been super-sized for the June 10 thru 12 festival. One of the new events is the Borderline...

Larry Yazzie performs the “Fancy Dance” during the Montgomery Library’s kickoff to the summer reading program on Monday, June 6. (Wade Young photo)

Larry Yazzie of the Meskwaki Nation brought his colorful regalia, resounding drumming, and fancy footwork to the Montgomery Public Library to kick off the summer library program. More than 45 people watched Yazzie of the Native Pride Dancers bring his excitement and artistry to the library. Yazzie...

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