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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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The little Irish City of Kilkenny, Minnesota, did it again. The town, which boasts a population of 168, hosted hundreds of visitors for another grand ol’ Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day celebration on Saturday, Sept. 11. The day’s events included a car show, an Irish-themed parade, live music, food,...
Proud Irishmen and women--and those who are Irish at heart--are shining up their shamrocks in anticipation for Kilkenny’s Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day celebration this Saturday, September 11. Dale and Kathleen Hamele, longtime Kilkenny residents and business owners, have been named this year’s grand...
The September 1, 2021, issue of the Belle Plaine Herald, will be the last. The newspaper’s owners, the Townsend Family, announced the news on its front page this week. “The Townsend Family is sadly publishing the final edition of the Belle Plaine Herald, after nearly 140 years of covering the...

A 1947 Farmall H, owned by Zack Matson of Montgomery, takes part in the daily parade at the Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show on Saturday, Aug. 28. (Patrick Fisher photo)

A large crowd and good weather greeted The Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show Friday Aug. 27, through Sunday, Aug. 29. The annual show features tractors of all years, sizes and models. “We had extremely good attendance this year,” said Bill Thelemann of the Pioneer Power Tractor Show. “We dodged...
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