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Phil passed away peacefully on October 14, 2019 at home with his daughter and wife on either side holding him. He fought a courageous 3-year battle with lung cancer. He was born on November 28, 1957 in Minneapolis, MN. He was the son of Robert and Marjorie Spurgin growing up in Bloomington, MN. He...
Residents who live on the German-Jefferson Lakes and Lake Emily in Le Sueur County voiced their displeasure at a proposed ordinance which would have required sewer inspections every 3-5 years. The Le Sueur County Board held a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 22 to discuss the ordinance. More than two...
The WEM volleyball team is within two games of their second Class A State Tournament appearance. The Bucs defeated St. Clair 25-4, 25-5, and 25-11 in the South Sub-Section semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 29 at St. Peter. The Bucs (30-2 overall) will play Alden-Conger (19-5) in the Sub-Section Championship...
Fred “Fritz” M. Bosacker, 87, of Owatonna, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Birchwood Cottages in Owatonna. Fritz was born on July 5, 1932, in Blooming Grove Township, Waseca County. He was the son of Fred and Eunice (Warner) Bosacker. He attended...
Gereldene (“Geri”) Phyllis Bakken was the third of six children born to Erick and Grace Schultz on Nov. 3, 1924 in Willow City, ND. In 1941 at the age of 17 she went to Washington DC, where she worked as a secretary in the Pentagon building. She attended Minot State Teacher’s College and taught...

A crew contracted by the DNR is working to clear the bog along Schmidtke Dam.
Photo courtesy of the DNR

The removal of a bog near Schmidtke Dam (also known as Lower Sakatah Lake Dam) is underway. Pick up a copy of the October 31, 2019, Life or Enterprise to learn more.
The WEM football team ended its season Saturday, Oct. 26 with a 46-44 loss to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop. The Bucs scored a season-high in the loss and had two 100-yard rushers. Senior Jayden taylor rushed for 184 yards and two scores and senior Brant Melchert gained 153 yards and scored three times....
The WEM volleyball team swept Martin Count West, 25-8, 25-9, 25-7 in the South Sub-Section Quarterfinals Thursday, Oct. 24 in Waterville. The win moves the Bucs into the South Sub-Section semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 29 when they will play St. Clair at 6 p.m. in St. Peter. The winner will advance to the...
Bernice A. Maxa, age 89, of Shakopee, formerly of New Prague, died peacefully on Friday, October 25, 2019 at St. Francis Regional Hospital in Shakopee.  Bernice was born on June 30, 1930 in Kilkenny, MN to Peter and Anna (Frodl) Healey.  She attended Montgomery High School and married George J....

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