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The WEM boys' basketball team has started the 2018-19 season with three straight wins. They defeated Le Sueur-Henderson (73-61) avenging a loss to the Giants from last year. They also downed Cleveland (85-55) and NRHEG (64-33) in the Gopher Conference opener. The Bucs travel to Hayfield Thursday,...
The WEM girls' basketball team is currently 5-0 this season after opening the season with wins over Faribault BA (73-42), St. Clair (58-51), Maple River (45-35), JWP (60-33), and NRHEG (53-30). The Bucs are tied for the lead in the Gopher Conference with a perfect 3-0 record. Friday, Dec. 14 WEM...

A fish house and truck fell through the ice on Lake Francis Dec. 8.

A truck and fishhouse fell through the ice on Lake Francis in Elysian Saturday, Dec. 8. According to Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason, A cave Brand Fishhouse and Chevrolet Silverado truck, belonging to Jeremy Ziemke of Janesville, fell through the ice at approximately 2 p.m. For more on the...
The Le Sueur County Board of Commissioners approved an amended Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Plan during the regular Tuesday, Dec. 11 meeting. Environmental Resources Specialist Holly Kalbus presented the updated AIS Plan, which included a few minor changes. Kalbus said there are 128...
Robin L. Smelser, age 55 of Waterville, died on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waterville on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend David C. Mumme officiating. Interment will be at Concordia...
Donna Lorraine Knish, 56, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. The family will be greeting friends and relatives from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at Schoenbauer Funeral Home, 200 3rd St SE, Montgomery, MN She was born on September 7, 1962 in ...
Arnold Willard "Arne" Leen, age 82 of Waterville, died on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Born in Poplar, Minnesota on May 5, 1936, Arne was the son of Rudolph and Roseanna (Rothwell) Leen. He attended school in Lamberton and graduated with the class of 1954....

Volunteer elf Christina Mihalik assisted a young shopper select gifts. Lisa Ingebrand

Hundreds of children and their families attended the free Santa's Workshop event in Waterville on Saturday, Dec. 8. Dozens of volunteers elves helped the children shop for gifts for their family members and received free books, hats, mittens, ornaments, and treats. Of course, Santa Claus was there...

A young driver prepares to drive the test course. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

Thirty-nine young people participated in the Sakatah Trail Sno-Cruisers' snowmobile training program in Waterville on Saturday, Dec. 8. The number of people who took the class snowballed from last year's six participants. Pick up a copy of the Dec 13 Life or Enterprise to learn more.

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