The 56th Annual Waterville Bullhead Days celebration may look a little bit different this year, but many of the yearly favorites are returning after a year off due to COVID in 2020. One of the biggest differences will be the absence of a carnival. The Bullhead Days Committee felt they would wait...

Waterville’s retired family physician Dr. Marilyn Waldschmidt and local healthcare workers have been named the grand marshals of 2021 Bullhead Days. Waldschmidt is pictured with a few honors she received for her work in the local Lions Club. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Walschmidt)

Retired family physician Dr. Marilyn Waldschmidt, who tended to the medical needs of local residents for 22 years, and local healthcare workers have been named the grand marshals of Waterville’s 2021 Bullhead Days celebration. Waldschmidt retired from medical practice in April 2020 and was slated...

WEM junior Riley Sammon takes a handoff from freshman Madison Zimbrich (middle two runners in black) in the 4 x 100-meter relay at the Sub-Section 6 Meet held June 3 at Janesville. The relay advanced to Sections with their win and have one of the top times in Section 2A. This relay has not lost all season. (Jay Schneider photo)

The WEM girls track and field team put together a very solid performance in the Sub-Section 6 Meet held Thursday, June 3 at Janesville. The host school won the seven team event with 133 points. There was a log jam between the next four teams. River Valley placed second (123), Lake Crystal-Wellcome...

WEM sophomore Addyson Taylor delivered a pitch in an 11-1 win over Blooming Prairie. She pitched a five inning one-hitter. (Pam Merritt photo)

AUSTIN - It took nine innings, but the WEM softball team was able to earn a pair of championships in a 1-0, nine inning win over Hayfield Saturday, June 5 in Austin in the Section 1A Tournament. The first title was the Gopher Conference out-right championship. The West Sub-Section Championship game...

Shelley Strano of Waterville is the owner of Waterville’s newest business, Cool Wave Coffee. Strano is pictured above with her husband, Joe. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

When Shelley Strano moved to Waterville three years ago, she asked what she thought was a simple question: Where’s the coffee shop? To her surprise, the town didn’t have one. So, the coffee fanatic and mother of six, decided to open her own little shop—a welcoming place community members and...

Charli Kossow and Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason.

Charli Kossow, age 9, of Waterville won the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s 2021 Distracted Driving Poster Contest. She is the daughter of Amber Atherton and Richard Kossow. Her winning poster reads “Don’t drive distracted. Save lives!” and features a person focusing on their cellphone while driving and...

The WEM girls track and field team ran away with the Gopher Conference Championship Tuesday, May 25, winning the league title by more than 50 points over runner-up Medford. The Lady Bucs will start post-season action Thursday, June 3 at JWP in the Sub-Secton 6 Meet. (Submitted photo)

the WEM girls track and field team scored points in helping the Lady Bucs win the 2021 Gopher Conference Championship. WEM had scoring performances by more than two dozen individuals in scoring 164 points to win the title Tuesday, May 25 at Hayfield. Medford placed second with 108 points. Third...


Kelsey Kuball, 19, of Waterville is one of 10 young ladies from across the state to be named a finalist in the 68th Princess Kay of the Milky Way contest. Each contestant submitted an application, participated in a personal interview, prepared and delivered a speech, and participated in a mock...
The 36th Annual Morristown Dam Days started Wednesday, June 2 with the crowning of Miss Morristown. Grand Marshals of this year’s Dam Days Parade are Morristown Morries baseball teams. Friday, June 4 The rest of the festivities begin on Friday with Family Fun Shows of Mankato at 5 p.m. and the...


This issue of The New Prague Times is the last one Dennis Lambrecht will have a hand in producing. After more than half a century in the newspaper and printing business, Lambrecht, of Montgomery, is retiring. His last day with Suel Printing Co. is June 4. “The newspaper and commercial printing...

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