A Travis’ Trades Fund has been set up to honor WEM senior Travis Van Houdt of Waterville who died in a car crash in December. A fundraising event will be held April 17 at Hoot Lanes.

(Photo courtesy of Stephanie Litsheim?

He should be graduating this year. He should be walking across that stage that’s set up in the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School gymnasium each year to receive his high school diploma in May, but his life was cut short. Eighteen-year-old Travis Van Houdt, a young man who... To read more...
There will be some changes to this year’s Waterville Bullhead Days. The most noticeable will be the lack of a carnival. The carnival which had been used is Crescent City Amusements and they are from Louisiana. With COVID19 restrictions, many of the communities this carnival contracts with have...
The Le Sueur County Commissioners cast their votes Tuesday, April 6 for their top candidates for the county administrator position. The board was presented a list of nine candidates by DDA Human Resources Management Consultant Liza M. Donabauer, who has been working on the hiring process for the...
Take a Mom Fishing Weekend is the weekend before fishing opener Fishing seasons open for walleye, bass, trout in lakes, and northern pike on Saturday, May 15, with this year’s date taking the prize for the latest possible opener under Minnesota statute. “We know there is some confusion about this...

2021 Rice County Dairy Maids and Princesses, left to right: Karlie DeGrood, Madelyn Wehe, Ava Quast, Kelsey Kuball, and Brooke Johnson. (Submitted photo)

Two local college students will serve as Rice County Dairy Princesses for 2021. Kelsey Kuball, a WEM graduate who attends the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, and Madelyn Wehe, who attends the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, were named 2021 Dairy Princesses for Rice County. The Rice...
Seven WEM senior basketball players have received State honors following their 2020-21 season. Brielle Bartelt, Lindsay Condon, Kylie Pittmann, Ellie Ready, Toryn Richards, Allison Rients, and Autumn Taylor were each honored by the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association. Bartelt and...
“Spring has sprung. The grass has riz, I wonder where the birdies is?”…so goes the old saying. Apparently, there are several versions of this as well as a longer poem. Everyone of a certain age seems to know this saying one way or the other, and it is recited as soon as it feels like spring. It...

Senior Ellie Ready gets fouled by a Sleepy Eye-St. Mary’s player during the Section 2A Championship Friday, March 26 which SESM won, 64-59. (Jay Schneider photo)

Knights edge Lady Bucs in Section 2A Championship The Sleepy Eye-St. Mary’s girls basketball team was one of the highest scoring teams in Class A this season. They averaged nearly 80 points per game. WEM held the Knights to 21 first half points in the Section 2A Championship game Friday, March 26...

L to R: Charlotte Melchert, Gideon Anderson, Beckett Hill, Rylind Piha, John Smith, Natalie Elness, Ephraem
Palm, Wyatt Melchert, Evie Melchert, and Graham Piha. 

The students at Trinity Lutheran School in North Morristown reenacted Jesus Palm Sunday Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem with palm branches and clothing. They gathered on the church steps with the church doors wide open to praise our heavenly king, Jesus. The week would conclude with Jesus...

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