Waterville Lake Region Life

A detour will be going into effect at the intersection of New Prague’s Main Street (Highway 19) and Union Pacific Railroad’s crossings beginning next week. While the sign says it will be Monday, Oct. 1, a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) says the detour begins...
  Charles G. Miller, 85, passed away Sept. 16, 2018, surrounded by his family. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie Miller; daughter, Angela (Matt) Kottenstette; grandchildren, Nicholas and Gianna Cardinal, and Cole Kottenstette, Pueblo, Colo., Christine (John) Christiansen, Peyton, Colo.,...
Starla Lynn (Hillman) Johnson, 60, of Waseca died Thursday, September 20, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loved ones, those dearest to her heart.  Starla Lynn (Hillman) Johnson was born on April 20, 1958 at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea, MN.  Starla was the daughter of Arlington and Alberta (...
Angie Dahle, age 86, of Waterville formerly of Waseca, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, September 22, 2018 at Traditions in Waterville. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Church of the Sacred Heart in Waseca with Fr. Gregory Leif as Celebrant...

A Facebook photo by Lynnae Byers shows just a part of the destruction caused by the storm and tornadoes last night. 

As officials continue to assess the damages throughout Rice County, they are encountering a significant amount traffic congestion due to high volumes of on lookers in the damaged areas. In a press release to area news outlets, they would like people to stay away from the areas.   “We respectfully...

Large trees, branches and debris are strewn throughout the area.  Jay Schneider Photo

A tornado ripped thru the Lake Region area Thursday night, Sept. 20. Numerous trees are down and some damage to buildings has been reported.
John J. Moore, age 77 left us Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  At his side was the one person that brought him comfort, love, and companionship, his wife of 41 years, Dee.   What a life!  His smile and personality were one of a kind.  His red socks and slogan t-shirts expressed it perfectly, life...

George Alan Vanzee, age 51 formerly of the Owatonna area, has been charged with seven felony level and one misdemeanor level offenses for his involvement in the January 7, 2018 break-ins at Tucker's Tavern, Fischer's Corner Bar, and the Thirsty Beaver Bar, all located in Elysian.

George Alan Vanzee, previously of the Owatonna area, is currently being held in the Ottertail County Jail in Fergus Falls. Vanvee, age 51, has been identified as the individual involved in the January 7th, 2018 break-ins at Tucker's Tavern, Fischer's Corner Bar, and the Thirsty Beaver, all in...

A new playground has been added to the Babe Nordmeier Baseball Field last week. 

A new playground has been constructed at Babe Nordmeier Baseball Field in Morristown. Funds for this new play area was donated by the Morristown Commercial Club, Morristown Fire Department, and Morristown Sons of American Legion. A play structure, swing sets, monkey bars, spring riders, and a merry...

Latex paint was one of the largest number of items collected during the Hazardous Waste Disposal event held in Waterville Sept. 13. 

More than 200 households were served during the Thursday, Sept. 13 Tri County Solid Waste Household Disposal event held in Waterville. Nine boxes of latex paint, two boxes of aerosols, six boxes of oil, 3,800 pounds of farm chemicals, and more than 800 light bulbs were among the items collected....

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