Seniors Bryce Bohlen of WEM (left) and Payton Goettlicher of Mankato West placed third in the State B.A.S.S. Fishing Tournament. They were four hundredths of a pound out of second place and an automatic bid to the National Tournament. (Submitted photo)

A little known high school extra curricular activity may have landed a pair of local fisherman into a national competition. WEM senior Bryce Bohlen and Mankato West senior Payton Goettlicher advanced to the Minnesota Junior B.A.S.S. High School Fishing Championships by way of their performances...
The Gopher Conference volleyball title will still need to go through WEM after the Lady Bucs started their 2021 season with three straight wins. The Class A No. 8 rated team defeated state-rated Hayfield (15-25, 25-16, 18-25, 26-24, and 15-9) Tuesday, Sept. 14 and rolled past Randolph (25-21, 25-...
As my family gathered for dinner the other night, we noticed we were one cat short. Usually, our three felines join us. Honey, our big orange boy, stretches out to expose his great, wide fluffy belly near 12-year-old Anna’s chair. Penelope, our sassy, but sweet little tortie, will try to sneak her...
Craig Hering of Waterville and Stacey Anderson of Eau Claire, Wisconsin are excited to announce their engagement. Craig is an underwriter with Farm Bureau Insurance. Stacey is a Dental Hygenist at Park Dental in Owatonna. They are planning a February destination wedding in Mexico.
Arlis Evelyn Wallace, age 91, of Waseca, formerly of Waterville, died peacefully on June 10, 2020 at Lake Shore Inn in Waseca. Funeral Service will be 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Waterville Evangelical United Methodist Church in Waterville. Visitation will be for one hour prior...
The purpose is the same, but the event that celebrates survivors, remembers those who lost their battles, and raises money to fight cancer, will look a little different this year. Sara Slavik, one of the organizers for the Le Sueur County Annual Relay for Life, said they have adjusted the relay so...

2021 WEM Homecoming candidates, front row, left to right: Urban Casteel, Daniel Akemann, Samuel Rezac, Troy McBroom, and Domanik Paulson. Back row, left to right: Samantha Lowe, Paige Atherton, Katelyn Missling, Anna LeBlanc, and Gloria Cortez. (Jay Schneider photo)

After an abbreviated version of the 2020 WEM Homecoming festivities, the school’s yearly event will return to normalcy next week. The week of Monday, Sept. 27 through Friday, Oct. 1 will be filled with many activities, special dress-up days, and sporting events celebrating Homecoming 2021. A Meet...

Family members and friends of the late Corporal Caleb L. Erickson gathered on August 28th at a sign that commemorates the renaming of Highway 13 through Waseca County in honor of the 20-year-old Marine’s life and service. (Photo courtesy of Karla Erickson)

Highway 13 running north to south through Waseca County, has been renamed the Corporal Caleb L. Erickson Memorial Highway. Twenty-year-old Erickson, who was born and raised in Waseca, died on Friday, February 28, 2014, as the result of injuries received during an attack by a suicide bomber while...

WEM junior Jordan Green gets ready to return a ball during the WEM Invitational Volleyball Tournament held Saturday, Sept. 11. (Jay Schneider photo)

The opening week of the volleyball season for WEM saw the Bucs split six matches. The season started with a match at Class AA No. 3 rated Cannon Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 7. The Bucs entered the contest rated No. 7. The Bombers swept the Bucs 25-9, 25-13, and 25-13. Claire Bohlen led the offense with...

Vietnam veteran Roger Howland, who lives part-time in Waterville, poses for a photo near the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Forest City, Iowa, resident participated in the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight out of Fort Dodge, Iowa, on August 28. (Photo courtesy of Roger Howland)

Roger Howland was 25 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was fresh out of college, having just earned his Business Degree, when he was told to report for duty. Howland served during the Vietnam War from 1962 until 1964, spending the majority of his time working as a data control specialist...
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