Alayna Atherton

Four WEM girls basketball players were honored by Gopher Conference coaches following the end of the 2021-22 season. Sophomore Alayna Atherton was named to the All-Gopher Conference Second Team. Sophomore Claire Bohlen was named to the All-Gopher Conference Third Team. Junior Addy Taylor was named...
Every once in a while there is something posted on Facebook which I can’t go without reprinting in my column space. There was a group of us sitting around talking about the “old days” and when I say that I mean the 1970s and 1980s. Those years don’t seem that long ago, until you actually do the...
Terrie Lee King, age 74, of Waterville, died on Monday, March 21, 2022 at All Saints Senior Living in Shakopee. Born on September 1, 1947, in Waseca to Herman and Mary Lou (Luker) Solyntjes. Terrie attended Waterville Public School, graduating with the class of 1966. She continued her education at...
Raymond D. Becker, age 83, of Minnesota Lake, MN died Thursday March 17, 2022 at MCHS in Mankato, MN. A public visitation will be held Thursday March 24, 2022 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Nasinec Funeral Home in Wells, MN (789 Business Park Drive Wells, MN). Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 25,...
Le Sueur County has a handful of roadway projects scheduled for 2022 which may limit travel to county roads. In the northern-most portion of the county there will be a resurfacing project on the east side of New Prague. The project is set to resurface one mile of County State Aide Highway 3 (141st...

 Sixteen local youth received bowling scholarships during the 3rd Annual Hoot Lanes Youth Bowling Tournament. The scholarships and tournament scores are listed in this story.(Submitted photo)

The 3rd Annual Hoot Lanes Youth Scholarship Tournament was held Sunday, March 20, with 16 local youth bowlers competing for scholarships and a tournament title. Every bowler who participated received at least a $25 scholarship. Scholarship dollars locally totaled $1,650. Another $1,000 was donated...

Kilkenny council member Julie Balfe (left) and Kilkenny Mayor Pro Tem Tammy Holicky will spend St. Patrick’s Day in Kilkenny, Ireland, as part of a group representing Kilkenny, MN. Not pictured: Dusty Balfe and Paula Smith. (Photo couortesy of Julie Balfe)

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kilkenny, Minnesota’s formal twinning with Kilkenny, Ireland, representatives from the local Kilkenny are traveling to Ireland and will take part in the St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations. According to Kilkenny, Minnesota council member Julie Balfe, who will be part...
Three WEM students have received All-Gopher Conference honors for their efforts during the 2022 speech season. Madeline Balfe, Alex Heuss, and Maddie Heuss were each honored last week with conference speech awards. Balfe won two awards, earning All-Conference honors in the Creative Expression...
After a very successful high school career, WEM graduate Brielle Bartelt has continued her outstanding play at the next level. Bartelt, a freshman at Iowa Lakes Community College, was named to the Division II All-Region Third Team, which includes 14 teams. Sophomores Jaeda Whitner (1st Team),...
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