Ashley Robinson (pictured, top right) passed away on Oct. 10 due to COVID-19. The young mother, her daughters, her boyfriend Chris Schlie, and Schlie’s children are pictured at their Sept. 12 belt testing at Lea’s Champion Tae Kwon Do Academy in Mankato. Pictured (left to right): Front - Wesson Pelzel-Schlie. Middle row - Eva Pelzel-Schlie, Bella Robinson, and Lexi Robinson. Back row - Chris Schlie, Annie Fuerstenberg, and Robinson. (Photo courtesy of Chris Schlie)

Ashley Robinson, a 2007 graduate of Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School, died of COVID-19 on Sunday, October 10 at United Hospital in St. Paul. She was 32. She leaves behind three daughters, 12-year-old Annie, 10-year-old Bella, and 8-year-old Lexi. Robinson’s long-time friend, Katie (Hering...
LCHS Goals: Elysian Museum, technology updates, artifact inventory Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS) has been busy. The society, which aims to collect, preserve, and tell the story of Le Sueur County, will be holding its October meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in New Prague at the New Prague...
The Funeral Service for Vernon John Alt, long time Elysian area resident, will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, 10:30 AM, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Elysian, MN. Vernon passed away at the age of 95 on December 8, 2020 in Owatonna, MN. He is survived by his daughters –Marlene Alt,...
The three public school districts that span the length of Le Sueur County have seen some positive COVID-19 cases and the quarantining of students and staff since the school year started. Questionnaires regarding the status of COVID in the school districts were sent to the superintendents of New...

Grizzly runners Josh Bengtson, Michael Adams, and Jasper Morris each placed in the top 20 and helped the WEM/JWP boys team win the grizzly Pie Run Invitational Thursday, Sept. 30. (Jay Schneider photo)

The results from the WEM/ JWP Pie Run Invitational Thursday, Sept. 30 were about as good as they could get for the Grizzly runners. The boys team won the six team invitational with a score of 31 points. NRHEG (59), Blooming Prairie (70), Maple River (75), and Blue Earth Area (120) followed the...
5K goal: place three service dogs with veterans, first responders A family-friendly 5K event will be held in Waterville next weekend in an effort to raise money to cover the training and placement of three service dogs with deserving veterans and first responders. The event, which is called Sakatah...
Wade Scott Welch, known to many as “Gilligan”, age 61 of Waseca, died on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Laurel’s Peak Rehabilitation Center in Mankato. Born in Faribault on January 22, 1960, Wade was the son of Raymond Welch and Shirley Dehn. After attending school at Waterville-Elysian, he became an...
Our faithful servant, Rodney, was called home to the Lord on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the age of 72 at his home in Elysian. The Celebration of Life will be Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the Courtyard Marriott, 901 Raintree Road, Mankato from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with a prayer blessing at 12 noon...
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