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After a ceremony flag raising, Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason welcomes people to the new Le Sueur County Justice Center in Le Center. A large crowd showed up for tours of the new facility, which will house the Sheriff's Office, county jail, courtrooms and court administration and Emergency...

The Kilkenny Fire and Rescue Department was able to purchase this Ranger Rescue Vehicle thanks to
funds raised by their annual ATV Ride, which will be held Saturday throughout southern Le Sueur County. (Submitted photo)

The annual Kilkenny Fire Department ATV Ride will be held Saturday, August 10. This is the fourth year the Kilkenny Fire Department has been in charge of the event. The ATV Run was started by the Kilkenny Park Committee approximately eight years ago. Last year more than 320 machines and more than...

The Waterville Indians will be making their second straight Class C State Amateur Baseball Tournament appearance. For more on the weekend games, check out the Sports page in this edition. Front row, left to right: Rich Rients, Kolin Rients, Ben Boran, Sam Stier, Tommy Gannon, Ty Kaus, Tucker Rients, and Riley Schultz. Back row, left to right: Dalton Grose, Nolan Grose, Colby Fessel, Thomas Hiller, Luke Sellner, Dallas McBroom, Jayson Schneider, Bladyn Bartelt, Shane Sellner, and Troy Stehr. Not pictured, Nate Lee. ( Jay Schneider Photo)

For the ninth time, the Waterville Indians amateur baseball team has reached the State Tournament. The Indians defeated Belle Plaine, 4-0 Sunday, August 4 in the game which clinched their second straight State appearance. The other years the Indians advanced to State were in 1933, 1994, 1999, 2000...

Anna Aguilar, left, presented Brenda Novack with a United States flag which flew above the military base Aguilar has been stationed at for the past 10 months. Novack, the owner of Little Wonders Daycare in Waterville, has provided care for Aguilar’s daughter Aurora since she was seven weeks old. (Jay Schneider photo)

For the past 10 months, Waterville resident Anna Aguilar has spent time deployed in the Middle East while serving as a Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division. This was her third time deployment and Aguilar isn’t sure if it will be her last. She has received no...
Long-time Le Sueur County Veteran Service Director Jim Golgart informed the Le Sueur County Board his plans to retire. Golgart, who started with the county in 2000, plans to retire as of June 5, 2020. “After careful thought and consideration I have decided to retire from my position of the Director...
Richard "Rick"” Edward Gilsdorf, Jr, age 60 of New Richland, died on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Born in Hastings on September 27, 1958, Rick was the son of Richard and Mary (Beaham) Gilsdorf. He graduated from Park Senior High School with the class of 1976....
Shelby Jean Geyer, age 82 of Waterville died on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center in Mankato. The daughter of Henry and Nancy (Soreyes) Porter, Shelby was born on October 27, 1936 and raised on the Nett Lake Reservation in Nett Lake, Minnesota. She attended school in Orr,...

Boats and pontoons were flipped over during the Saturday, July 20 storm which ravaged the Lake Region Area approximately 11 a.m. No one was injured but the pictured road was closed for a number of hours while workers got the boats out. (Beth Clinton Photo)

Storms late Friday night and early Saturday morning dropped more than five inches of rain in Waterville. This rain, combined with already high water tables, raised Lakes Tetonka and Sakatah, along with the Whitewater River, to dangerously high flooding levels. The 2.5 inches of water in less than...

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