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During the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (JWP) school board meeting on May 20, board members approved paying $18,000 to replace some of the roof panels on the south side of the school building’s gym. Work on the project will begin June 3. Superintendent Jeremy Erler said the school plans to...

Post #587 Color Guard presents the American flag during a march around the First Lutheran Cemetery following the Memorial Day program at the Community Center in Waldorf on Monday, May 27, 2024. 
 
A ceremony observing Memorial Day was at the Waldorf Community Center the morning of Monday, May 27. Following the program, all participants were invited for social time during a potluck which was served at noon. The program began with the Post #587 Color Guard posting the colors. Reverend...

From left Judy Thomas, Sue McIntosh, Angie Rodriguez and Diane Ytuarte.

Bethlehem Inn is a short-term transitional home that provides a living environment for women and children in transition. The facility opened in January of 2019. Father Greg Leif and other faith and community leaders helped found the home after they had begun seeing the need a couple of years...

A large crew of volunteers spent about 4 hours setting up the "Avenue of Flags" at both Woodville and Calvary cemeteries.

Various organizations, including the Memorial Day Association, a number of local Boy Scout Troops, and representatives from area V.F.W. and American Legion posts mobilize each May to post flags on the graves of veterans at about 25 cemeteries all across Waseca County. The names of all veterans...

Veterans who are residents at Latham Place and Lakeshore Rehabilitation Center were honored during a brief gathering on Saturday, May 25.

Veterans at Waseca’s care facilities were honored before Memorial Day with flags, flag pins, poppies, and a round of applause. On May 20, veterans living at Colony Court were recognized. Flags were presented to Veston Carter, Albert Denn, Galen Ewest, Paul Matthews, Richard Olsen, Cliff Strand...

Members of the Ann Hagen family

As light rain fell, tears flowed freely among a large crowd of parishioners and guests gathering for the final time at New Richland’s First Congregational Church on Sunday, May 26, 2024. The final service of the 142-year-old institution was in no way rushed. The longest-serving pastor in the...

Waseca Exchange Club President Mikhail Rostislavovich holds the "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" award presented to Waseca Police Chief Penny Vought (center), who has been a member of the Waseca Police Department since 1984. Vought received the award during a not-quite-a-surprise celebration on May 15. Joining them in the photo are members of the Waseca Exchange Club

In a gathering on May 15 which was meant to be a surprise, the Waseca Exchange Club presented Waseca Chief of Police Penny Vought with its 2024 “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” award. Pointing out good-naturedly that she has performed detective work for the past 40 years, Vought commented...

Erin Kleve, Doctor of Nursing Practice, brought various pieces of medical equipment to the career fair. Here, two students test out a stethoscope. 

A number of local businesses part in the Career Fair at the hockey arena near the Waseca High School on Tuesday, May 14. The purpose was to educate high school students in grades ten to twelve about local opportunities; each business informed students about what to expect during a typical workday...

Distinguished Air Force officer and Waseca native Col. Abraham Jackson will be speaking at Waseca's Memorial Day service.

The Waseca Memorial Day Association is hosting its annual ceremony in honor of deceased veterans on Monday, May 27. Weather permitting, the program will be at 9 a.m. on the south courthouse lawn; those desiring seating are advised to bring chairs. If it rains that morning, events will be in the...
At the Waseca school board’s brief business meeting on May 16, Superintendent Eric Hudspith gave updates regarding staffing for fall and the 2024-25 operational budget, saying that things look on track to meet the needs of students and that the preliminary budget would be brought to the board in...

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