The Postal Service is good to go on its plan to slow down the mail and implement aggressive price increases, according to the Postal Regulatory Commission in a pair of decisions handed down this week. The PRC expressed skepticism about the wisdom of adding an additional day to service standards for...

Susan Bliss of Waterville has turned her yard into a Certified Wildlife Habitat. The garden, which provides food, water, cover, and living space for area wildlife, received the prestigious designation from the National Wildlife Federation last summer. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

She’s happy in her garden. On summer nights, there’s no place Susan Bliss of Waterville would rather be than sitting in her 25’ x 50’ garden, visiting with family members or friends, and watching critters scurry, flutter, and hop around her blooming plants. “It’s rewarding to see more and more bees...
National Night Out (Night to Unite) will be held Tuesday, August 3. The 17th annual Elysian National Night Out will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lake Francis City Park. There will be a free meal consisting of hot dogs, chips, and a drink, door prizes, bounce house, face painting, and a...
But will be required to wear them on the bus Recommendations and requirements will be two words school districts will be looking very closely at before the start of the 2021-22 school year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they are recommending indoor mask-wearing for...
A pair of 13-60 League wins for the Waterville Indians amateur baseball team clinched the league title for the local squad. The Indians defeated Morristown, 11-1, Wednesday, July 21 in a game which had been rescheduled three times due to weather. They finished their league schedule with a 2-1 win...
Edward Henry Schmidtke, age 69, of Morristown died on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at his home after a short battle with lung cancer. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, North Morristown on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Juan Palm, officiating. Interment...

A city work crew briefly blocked off a section of Waterville's Main Street after large branches downed power lines, Wednesday morning, July 28.

Rain and high winds blasted through the area Wednesday morning, July 28, causing damage. Tree damage in various areas has been reported. A city work crew briefly blocked off a section of Waterville's Main Street after large branches downed power lines. The forecast for the day calls for more storms...
Four people lost their lives in a two-vehicle accident in Le Sueur County’s Sharon Township, Sunday night, July 25. According to a press release issued by the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, the crash occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Le Sueur County Road 15...

Ruth Aanas of Elysian will celebrate her 101st birthday in November. The Elysian native grew up in Iowa, but returned to the local area with her husband in 1952. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

She’s 100, but she’s surprisingly spry and is quick to welcome a guest at her front door with a big grin. Ruth (Nichols) Aanas of Elysian has led a full life. She grew up during the Great Depression, worked on marine bases during World War II, eloped with her sweetheart (a Purple Heart recipient),...
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