David and Chris Byrne of Waterville were the finders of the Waterville Bullhead Days medallion, which was hidden by a tree near the parking area at the Lagoon Park. (Jay Schneider photo)

After searching for more than 10 years, David Byrne and his son Chris have finally achieved their goal of locating the Waterville Bullhead Days medallion. “We have been doing this for at least 10 years,” David said. Chris was just a little kid (when we started looking).” It has been a family affair...
After two years of planning (and saving), we did it. My family of four started summer break by rafting through the Grand Canyon. It was awesome. The wild Colorado River provided us days of rapids, laughter, excitement, physical challenges, and unforgettable family time. After sleeping under the...

WEM eighth grader Addison Condon advanced to the State Class A Long Jump Final and finished in 9th place overall. (Photo by Leanne Kavitz)

The four WEM girls track and field athletes performed as well as they have all season during the June 9 and 10 Class A State Tournament at St. Michael-Albertville High School. Senior Riley Sammon, sophomore Madison Zimbrich, freshman McKenna Schuster, and eighth grader Addison Condon put together a...

An accident late Friday night, June 10 damaged the home of Curt and Misty Kendall when a truck drove over two retaining walls and directly into their home. Fire Chief Chris Meskan checking out the damaged vehicle. (Misty Kendall photo)

A crash Friday, June 10 at approximately 11:10 p.m. caused significant damage to a pick-up truck and the home of Curt and Misty Kendall of Waterville. According to Waterville Chief of Police John Manning, the Waterville Police Department, Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Department, Waterville Fire and...

The 2022 Waterville Bullhead Days Royalty, left to right: Attendant Milayna Watzek, Miss Waterville Kaitlin Rahn, and Attendant Ashley Zimmerman. (Jay Schneider photo)

The 64th Miss Waterville was crowned Friday, June 10 as part of the annual Waterville Bullhead Days Celebration. This year’s queen is Kaitlin Rahn, daughter of Jeff and Kim Rahn. Her attendants are Milayna Watzek, daughter of Jared and Lindsey Watzek and Ashley Zimmerman, daughter of Karen Sinclair...
Barbara J. Everson, 73, lifelong resident of New Prague, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in their hospice care unit in Shakopee, MN. She was born on September 23, 1948, in New Prague, MN, to Edward and Evelyn Kohout. Barbara was married to Tom Everson...

The 2022 Dam Days Royalty, left to right: 2nd Princess Jordan Green, Miss Morristown Jaden Lang, and 1st Princess Jenessa Baumgarten. (Theresa Meschke photo)

Jaden Lang, daughter of Jeff and Deb Lang, was crowned Miss Morristown 2022 during the Dam Days Queen pageant Wednesday night, June 1. Her attendants are 1st Princess. Jenessa Baumgarten, daughter of Jason Baumgarten and Kristine Baumgarten, and 2nd Princess Jordan Green, daughter of Kyle and...

WEM senior Riley Sammon placed 10th in the Section 2A pole vault competition Saturday, June 4. She was also a member of the championship 4 x 100-meter relay team. This will be her second trip to State running this relay. (Photo courtesy of Leanne Kavitz)

After the Section 2A Track and Field Meet, WEM head girls coach Mike Richards summed up his participants performance in one statement, “All the athletes that competed had a good day,” Actually it was a very good day for the Buccaneer girls, having a relay advance to State and two individuals also...
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