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Ruth Aanas of Elysian will celebrate her 101st birthday in November. The Elysian native grew up in Iowa, but returned to the local area with her husband in 1952. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

She’s 100, but she’s surprisingly spry and is quick to welcome a guest at her front door with a big grin. Ruth (Nichols) Aanas of Elysian has led a full life. She grew up during the Great Depression, worked on marine bases during World War II, eloped with her sweetheart (a Purple Heart recipient),...

Fr. John Powers is the new priest in Waterville and Elysian.

Father John Powers is the new pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Waterville and St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Elysian. He will also be teaching at Bethlehem Academy in Faribault and plans to reside in Faribault. Fr. Michael Ince, who has led the local parishes since 1991, has retired, but...
I was having an in-depth discussion with a long-lost friend of mine the other day. We were talking about goofy things which people probably scratch their head about for hours. He showed me a website which includes many of these wild realizations people have on buzzfeed.com Here are some of my...

The 7th Grade Shock LaFrance girls basketball team had a great season finishing undefeated with nine straight wins. Pictured back row, left to right: Coach Jared LaFrance, Olivia Ward, Robynn Schwichtenberg, Addi Condon, Alenka Jans, and Jaidann Mulder. Front row, left to right: Quinn Vanmaldeghem, Camryn Vanmaldeghem, Liza Baker, Kaitlyn LaFrance, and Coach Jay Mulder. 

The Morristown Morries amateur baseball team picked up a pair of big wins last week to move into fourth place in the 13-60 League. The Morries routed Cleveland, 16-6, in seven innings Saturday, July 17. The following day they edged third place Blue Earth, 5-3. Following the Wednesday game with...

Representatives of the Waterville Lions Club, City Council, and Chamber stand by the soon-to-be illuminated “Welcome to Waterville” sign near the intersection of Highways 13 and 60. Pictured (left to right): Waterville Lions members John Scholljegerdes, Margie Jacobson, Phil Langerud, and Bob Gress, Chamber member Del Point, City Council members Roy McIntyre and Jennifer Grobe, Chamber/Waterville Area Festival Organization member Sue Myers, City Council/Lions member David Wollin, Mayor Alan Schmidtke, and Lions member Chrissy Christenson. (Submitted photo)

A three-point venture of the Waterville Lions, Waterville Chamber of Commerce, and the Waterville City Council will soon be lighting up the three “Welcome to Waterville” signs, which are located on the north edge of Waterville, at the intersection of Highways 13 and 60, and at the corner of Main...
On Sunday, July 18th at approximately 2:57 pm, deputies were dispatched to a personal injury crash involving a pick-up vs motorcycle.  Both were traveling westbound on 245th St. W in Morristown Township, when the pick-up ran into the motorcycle.  The adult male, Allan C Schwartz, 61 of Morristown...
Daniel H. Stangler, age 61 of Elysian, passed away in Rochester surrounded by his family on Monday, July 12, 2021. Daniel was born in Mankato on December 30, 1959 to Ione (Dehn) Eustice and Charles Stangler. Dan graduated from Waterville HS in 1978. He then worked at Morton Buildings and was a...
John David Sandquist, age 78 of Elysian, MN and Mesa, AZ, died on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in Rochester following a brief illness. Born in Ames, IA on April 11, 1943, John was the son of David and Lorraine (Hutton) Sandquist of Cambridge, IA. After attending school at Iowa Wesleyan College, John...
Paige Atherton, daughter of Kyle and Kathy Atherton and Wendy and Clinton Stoen, was crowned 2021 Miss Elysian during the pageant held Thursday, July 1. Atherton, sponsored by Kopischke Seamless Gutter and Scoops, was crowned by 2019 Miss Elysian Sophia Alladin. She also received the Talent Award...

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