The WEM girls basketball team split a pair of Gopher Conference games last week. They began their week with a 68-61 loss to league-leading NRHEG Tuesday, Jan. 9 in Waterville. They ended the week with a 70-38 rout of Randolph. With the split, WEM remains tied for second place in the West Division...

WEM junior Carson Petry defeated Masyn Hanson 4-3 at 133 pounds in a match Thursday, Jan. 11 at Waterville. (Jay Schneider photo)

Eight top six finishes and one championship helped the WEM/JWP wrestling team to a third place finish in the St. Croix Lutheran Crusader Invitational Saturday, Jan. 13. Avery Fall claimed the 215 pound championship in dominating fashion and the Grizzlies scored 140 points in placing third. Ogilvie...
Every time it gets extremely cold, and I mean every time, I forget to bring liquids in from my car. My son Jayson looked at me Sunday as he got into the car and sternly said,” Will you ever learn?” Well, apparently I will not. During Christmas Eve my wife received a number of bottles of wine as a...

Waterville resident Tim Smith donated a fire truck back to the department it originally was used by the New Ulm Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

More than 30 years after being decommissioned, a fire truck has returned to the New Ulm Fire Department thanks to Waterville resident and councilman Tim Smith. Smith acquired the 1969 Pirsch fire truck in 2006 from the defunct Minneapolis Fire Museum. “Several of the caretakers of that museum were...
    Elvin Leigh Wehking, age 57, of rural Janesville, died in a single vehicle crash on Tuesday, Jan. 9.     The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s dispatch center received a 911 call at 5:33 p.m. of a vehicle crash near a residence on Tetonka Lake Road in Elysian Township. Le Sueur County Sheriff’s...

WEM senior Charles Slayton puts up a shot over the outstretched arms of Tri-City United center Reggie Vosejpka. Slayton grabbed four rebounds and helped hold Vosejpka, who averages 24 points per game, to only 11 points. (Jay Schneider photo)

The Tri-City United (TCU) boys basketball team outscored WEM 34-16 over the final nine minutes of their game Thursday, Dec. 28 to pull out a 72-68 nonconference win in Waterville. After leading 27-25 at halftime, the Bucs increased their lead to 52-38 on a rebound basket by senior Caleb Caron with...
There was a motion on the floor to disband the Waterville Police Civil Service Commission, but it never received a second, so the Commission will remain. Waterville City Council member Jennifer Grobe voiced her concerns about why the city has this Commission and she made the motion to end the...

The Waterville Lakes Association provided these photos of individuals fishing from boats during the holiday week. It is usually ice fishing time on Lake Tetonka, but warm temperatures and rain completely opened up all lakes in the Lake Region Area, thus providing an opportunity for anglers to drop their hooks one last time before the ice covers the lakes. (Submitted photo)

Joan Clara Hermel, age 92, of Waterville passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 31, 2023, at Traditions of Waterville. Born on September 30, 1931, in Waterville, Joan was the daughter of Ben and Clara (Frodl) Gregor. She graduated from Waterville High School with the Class of 1949...
Thomas “Tom” Frederick Graham, 61, of Elysian, MN died at his home on December 23, 2023. Tom was born December 10, 1962, in St. Paul, MN to Edward ‘Ed’ and Shirley (Voelker) Graham. He was a well known member of the community and respected business owner in Elysian, MN. He worked alongside his...
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