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Waldorf area resident Judy Joecks, 84, has compiled four books documenting elements of local history. She has recently completed a 220-page book about stage coach routes and stops throughout Waseca County.                

Since last September, Waldorf area resident Judy Joecks has been putting in some very long days to meet a self-imposed deadline of May 15. She is happy to report she has accomplished her goal: her most recent self-published book–this one titled “Stagecoaches Across Waseca County and Neighboring...

A student holds frames which are used to align and correct severe fractures or broken bones of animals, Dr. Troy Summers explained  their use during a demonstration at Farmamerica on Friday, May 3. 

About 300 junior high students visited Farmamerica near Waseca on May 1 and 3 to learn about a range of diverse careers in the field of agriculture. The students came from Waseca; New Richland Hartland Ellendale Geneva (NRHEG); Janesville Waldorf Pemberton (JWP), and United South Central (USC)...
School social worker Jenny Sandbeck shared the work she doe-s as the staff spotlight at the Waseca school board’s May 2 workshop meeting.  “Right now the legislature is sensitive to providing additional support,” Superintendent Eric Hudspith stated, referring to the student support team that...

New Richland’s new assistant City Clerk Heather Christensen.
 
Heather Christensen. Christensen, 34, started as New Richland’s assistant city clerk on April 15, 2024. She is a New Richland native who spent a few years away before coming back to the area. “I’m happier than ever,” she says about her new role, “I’m super excited to be working for my hometown....

Hunter Alexander Frank

The Hunter Alexander Frank Memorial Fund will be hosting its fourth annual fundraising benefit Saturday, September 14, 2024 at the Steele County Beer Gardens and is currently collecting donations. This year’s event will include the memorial ride, car and bike show, cornhole tournament, silent...
Ryan Gehkre was sworn in as the newest member of the New Richland City Council during the group’s April 22 meeting. Also introduced to the council was the city’s new assistant clerk, Heather Christensen, who replaced Sara Jo Vulcan. Bob Johannsen presented the Care Center report, noting that...
During the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (JWP) April school board meeting, board members approved placing math teacher Jeff Kuball and choir teacher Josh Sorenson on “unrequested leave.” Board members were told decreasing enrollment makes it possible for the district to get by with three math...

Miles Kruger

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton junior Miles Kruger has already achieved plenty as a high school musician. But he officially made history when he got the news that he qualified for All-State, something that other musicians at JWP haven’t done in 33 years. Kruger will be attending the Minnesota...
AFTER GLOW - A total of 111 couples/groups/singles walked the magic carpet during the Waseca High School prom the evening of Saturday, April 27, 2024 in the high school gymnasium. The night’s theme was “After Glow.” Photos of couples walking during Grand March can be found on Pages 2, 3, 18, 19 and...

A helicopter helped with efforts to control the wildfire which burned more than 1,600 acres in Waseca County on March 3. Chris Howard, Land and Water Resources Manager for Waseca County, captured a video which included this scene. Below, areas of Moonan Marsh and Findley Wildlife Management Area are greening quickly; many plants and animals are experiencing advantages because the "litter" of previous years' growth was removed by the fire.                              

All eyes were on Waseca County March 3 this year when a wildfire rode the day’s gusty winds across more than 1,600 acres of winter-dry grassland. Eight fire departments responded to help control the blaze, including aircraft with special firefighting materials and equipment. It was a difficult...

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