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Staff members and friends at the Waseca Intermediate School were among those who dressed in green to call attention to the importance of maintaining mental health

May has been designated “Mental Health Awareness Month” by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, a not-for-profit organization based in Washington D.C. Many local governments affirm this observance by making local declarations. The Waseca County Board of Commissioners also joined in naming...
The Minnesota Alliance of Prairie Counties, often referred to as MNPrairie, is a  human services agency which serves residents in Dodge, Steele, and Waseca counties. MNPrairie has made the on-line resource “CredibleMind” available for all Waseca County residents and their families with no fees...
Ronald Kenneth Maas, 57, of Mapelton, was killed in a single-vehicle accident after 10 p.m. on Friday, May 17. The accident scene was southwest of Waseca in the 6000 block of County Road 9 in St Mary Township. Upon arrival that night, members of the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office made contact...

New Richland’s First Congregational Church. Below, Pastor Pamela Jensen.
Almost every Sunday since 1882, there has been some sort of activity at First Congregational Church in New Richland. It has been said that if you step into the building and listen closely enough, you can almost hear the echoes of countless worship services, weddings, receptions, funerals,...
During the Janesville City Council meeting on May 13, council members approved WW Blacktopping of Mankato to overlay and chip seal Prairie Lane and Court Street, West North Street, West Market Street, Oak Street and Elm Street for a total of $155,000. City Administrator Clinton Rogers noted the...
It is said that education is the most powerful weapon one can use to change the world for the better. Not only is that premise the foundation of the Waseca School District, but Superintendent Eric Hudspith illustrates it in his personal life through the completion of  an Ed.D. (Education...

Kelly Koplen, Janesville Librarian and Branch Supervisor,
 
The Janesville Free Public Library will soon start its summer library program which features a variety of activities for all kinds of personalities and interests within the community.   Kelly Koplen, Branch Supervisor, expressed excitement when she introduced an “Unlovable Animals” event set...

This new mural graces the front entrance to Waseca Walmart.

The Waseca Walmart Supercenter at 2103 State St N. celebrated its grand re-opening Friday morning following a transformative remodel. The Supercenter’s manager and associates held a community celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the occasion, which included the unveiling of a new...

Waseca High School hosted its Spring Jazz Concert Friday, May 17, 
 
At the Waseca Spring Jazz Concert the evening of Friday, May 17, high school students performed to a full house at the Waseca High School performing arts center. Throughout the evening, the auditorium resounded with applause for individual solos and small group stand-ups. Miranda Merrill,...

Waseca Christian Assembly held a benefit for Deb and Wally Werling the evening of Friday, May 10. The couple has faced many expenses due to Deb's battle against cancer which began in 2002. Pictured with the couple are son-in-law Mike Erickson and their three daughters, from left, Dawn, Sara and Karen.

Serving was constant at the May 10 supper benefit for Deb and Wally Werling held at Waseca Christian Assembly Church. The Werlings, members at the church for more than 20 years, expressed gratitude for the event. “It’s a blessing to have a church family like this one,” said Deb. Deb, 71, had...

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