The Le Sueur County Board received a report from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) June 15 explaining the 10- year district work plan. There are many road projects scheduled in the next 10 years which will affect residents in most of the communities within the county. One of the...
A life well-lived deserves to be celebrated and that’s exactly what will be going on. The family of Jack and Edna Webster ask you to leave your sadness at home and join them for some merriment as they celebrate the lives of Jack and Edna Mae. The event will be held on Friday, July 9 at The Village...
Area residents looking for fun on the Fourth of July will have several choices. New Prague In New Prague at 10:10 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, fireworks will light up the night sky. The show takes place east of New Prague Middle School along Columbus Avenue N. The evening starts with Linda Fahrenkamp...

Collins (Submitted photo)

A Le Center native, who loves the small-town life and atmosphere, is now helping taxpayers as the Le Sueur County Chief Deputy Auditor-Treasurer. Brad Collins started his new position on May 25, 2021. The Auditor-Treasurer position wasn’t always a combined role. In December 2009, when then-auditor...

The United Methodist Church in Elysian will be celebrating the 135th anniversary of the building on Sunday, June 27. Above is a photo of the current church and below is a photo from back in the late 1800s.

A church is not a building! But so much of what a church does and how they are identified is tied to their building that sometimes a celebration of the building is called for. So it is that the Elysian United Methodist Church is celebrating the 135th anniversary of the structure at 201 Fourth...

Fr. Michael Ince will retire as pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Waterville and St. Andrew Catholic Church in Elysian. Fr. John Powers, who will be coming from Elko New Market, will become pastor of the local parishes on July 1. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

The Catholic parishes in Waterville and Elysian will have a new pastor next month. Fr. Micheal Ince, who has led the local churches since November 1991, will be retiring from his position as pastor on July 1. Fr. John Powers, who was ordained in 2015 and has been most recently serving the parish of...

Zach and Sam Mumme found the Waterville Bullhead Days medallion after only one clue during the first day of the bullhead Days Celebration June 11. (Jay Schneider photo)

Clue No. 1 in the Waterville Bullhead Days medallion hunt is usually very vague. Clues No. 2 and 3 are also. But the first clue was enough for 18-year-old Sam Mumme of Waterville and his 22-year-old cousin Zach of Chicago. The clue: Hooray! It’s Bullhead Days! It’s time to celebrate summer, parks,...
Six WEM softball players earned Gopher Conference Awards following the team’s second straight Gopher Conference Championship season. Seniors Brielle Bartelt and Lindsay Condon were named to the First Team. Seniors Autumn Taylor and Allison Rients were named to the Second Team. Senior Ellie Ready...
Gertrude Margaret Mary (Furr) Grubish, age 85 of Waterville, was born to Charles Everett Furr and Loretta Marie Carrigan at St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato, MN on Easter Sunday, April 12, 1936, into a large family. She graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic School in Waseca, MN. Married Mahlon Charles...

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