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Cooper Bahnsen, 13, who is legally blind, proudly wears the message #notbroken. (Photo courtesy of Bahnsens)

Krista Bahnsen sees. She sees her almost- 14-year-old son, Cooper, struggle, adapt, and overcome challenges every day. Cooper is legally blind. He also has cerebral palsy, ADHD, and is cognitively delayed due to a stroke he suffered in utero. He is also outgoing, funny, a sports enthusiast, and...

WEM senior linebacker Dylan Androli dives in an attempt to sack Lewiston-Altura quarterback Blake Schilling Friday, Aug. 30 in the Buccaneer football opener. The Cardinals edged the Bucs, 27-20, scoring four second-half touchdowns. (Jay Schneider photo)

A strong second half by Lewiston-Altura proved to be too much for the WEM football team Friday, Aug. 30 in their season opener. The Cardinals scored four second half touchdowns and limited the Bucs to one in picking up a 27-20 non-district victory in Waterville. Cardinal senior running back Cole...

Darlene Carlson (left) and Vicki Gregor have collected, refurbished, and shipped 300+ dolls to Haitian orphans. (Photo courtesy of Darlene Carlson)

Hundreds of rescued dolls will soon be shipped from Minnesota to Haiti to fill the arms of orphans at Christmastime. The special “dolly project” came to life after Darlene Carlson of rural Janesville, a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, overheard that some children at the Haitian orphanage...
John “Jack” Joseph Jude Sexton, 95 year old resident of Janesville was carried up by angels to heaven to his beloved wife Peggy, daughters Beth, Julie and Therese and the great gathering of the Irish clans of the Sextons and McCarthys on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will...
WEM 4th grader Dylan Edelman, son of Jeremy Edelman and Teri Holicky of Waterville, was greeted by the WEM Elementary School staff during the first day of school Tuesday, Aug. 27. (Jay Schneider photo)

Le Sueur County’s Brittney Tiede was a finalist in the Princess Kay of the Milky Way pageant and had her likeness carved in butter. Photo courtesy of Tiede

Princess Kay of the Milky Way finalist Brittney Tiede, 18, of Le Center will be bringing home an almost 90-pound butter head from the Minnesota State Fair. The Tri-City United High School graduate shined in the dairy ambassador pageant at the State Fair Band Shell on August 21. The young ladies...
Sylvester Morsching, age 89 of Elysian died on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center in Mankato. Born on February 4, 1930 at his parent’s home in Elysian Township, Le Sueur County, he was the son of Henry and Emma (Berndt) Morsching. He attended Cannonville School and St. Peter’...

St. Patrick’s Jack Friedges was called out at third on an attempted steal, quashing a fourth inning scoring threat. The Irish lost their state tournament opener to Cold Spring, 4-0 Friday in Delano. (Chuck Kajer photo)

The Prior Lake Mudcats were the only one of three Dakota-Rice-Scott League teams to win their first-round game at the Minnesota Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament over opening weekend. The Mudcats claimed a 4-1 win over Foley to advance to the tournament’s second round. Meanwhile, St. Patrick’s...

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