Waterville Indians Josh Cook tags out a Minnesota Lake runner who is attempting to reach second base Sunday, June 26 in the 13-60 League game which featured the top two teams. (Jay Schneider photo)

After three straight 13-60 League wins, the Waterville Indians amateur baseball team is now the top team in the league. The biggest win among the three was a 6-4 victory over previously undefeated Minnesota Lake Sunday, June 26. Waterville also shutout Janesville, 2-0, Wednesday, June 22 and...

Dennis and Iny Schmidtke have been named the Grand Marshals of North Morristown’s 2022 Fourth of July Celebration. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

Dennis and Iny Schmidtke have been named the grand marshals of North Morristown’s 2022 Fourth of July Celebration. The Schmidtkes are co-managers of the celebration’s popular beer garden, along with Jeff Spitzack. They’ve also volunteered in the hamburger stand and have helped with the silent...

Longtime business owners and volunteers Wayne and Teri James have been named Elysian’s 2022 Fourth of July Grand Marshals. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

Longtime Elysian residents, volunteers, and business owners Wayne and Teri James have been named Elysian’s 2022 Fourth of July grand marshals. Wayne was born and raised in Elysian, and Teri has called Elysian home since she was four years old. “We grew up almost next door to each other and were...
Area residents looking for ways to celebrate the Fourth of July, there are several options. New Prague will have fireworks the evening of Sunday, July 3, east of New Prague Middle School. The American Legion Post 45 Park Ballroom and Jeff Belzer’s are sponsoring the fireworks show. Before the...
ReLou A. Schwichtenberg, of Mankato, formerly of Elysian, died on Friday, June 17, 2022, from Alzheimer’s Disease at The Pillars of Mankato. ReLou was born at her grandparent’s home and delivered by her paternal grandmother in Douglas County, to Eddie and Evelyn (Benson) Gylsen on May 22. She...

Elysian native Rose Hollermann will soon be moving to Germany to play professional wheelchair basketball as a member of the team RSV Lahn-Dill. (Photo courtesy of Rose Hollermann)

Rose Hollermann, daughter of John and Michele Hollermann of Elysian, has committed to play for Germany’s professional wheelchair basketball team, RSV LahnDill. The team made the announcement on June 1. RSV Head Coach Janet Zeltinger stated: “We are delighted to have signed Rose, one of the...
Senior Riley Sammon and sophomore Evan Lange-Wenker were named the Most Valuable Players for the WEM boys and girls track and field teams this spring. Sammon advanced to State in the 4 x 100-meter relay and scored 15.5 points in the Gopher Conference Meet. She was the team’s top pole vaulter. Lange...
What about them? They are interesting, at least at the time you read them. And maybe even down the road when you bring up some of this useless information just for conversation sake. I was rummaging through a book called The Best of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader and pulled out many facts which mean...

Morristown Legion member Dennis Schmidtke handed Dave Schmidtke a plaque recognizing him for being a member of the Morristown American Legion for 75 years. Also in the photo are Chuck Larsen and Iny Schmidtke. (Jay Schneider photo)

The Morristown American Legion Post 149 received its charter in 1919. At that time, they had approximately two dozen members. Dave Schmidtke, a 1944 graduate of Morristown High School, was honored Friday, May 27 by a number of current Legion members, with a plaque recognizing him for being a 75-...
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