Waterville Lake Region Life

Lucille “Lu” Agnes Thomas, age 81, died at Traditions of Waterville on Monday, October 21, 2019. Born in Chicago, IL on January 20, 1938, Lu was the daughter of Karl and Agnes (Benson) Eskildsen. After attending high school she worked part-time at Western Electric. She married Jason Thomas on...

Le Sueur County Historical Society hopes to crown 160-year-old stone church in Ottawa with a new, historically accurate steeple. Fundraising for the project has begun. (Photo courtesy of LCHS)

The restoration of a little historic church’s steeple will be Le Sueur County Historical Society’s first big project, since the group’s leadership changed in June. The project, which carries an estimated price tag of $174,000, includes the building of a new, historically accurate steeple, the...

Junior Toryn Richards (#3) had 12 kills in a sweep of United South Central Thursday, Oct. 10. (Jay Schneider photo)

With one Gopher Conference match to play, the WEM volleyball team has already clinched at least a tie for the title. WEM was the 2018 conference champions. After a sweep of United South Central Thursday, Oct. 10, the Bucs improved to 6-0 in league play and earned at least a share of the 2019...

Brothers Travis (55) and Matthew (30) Van Houdt combine to tackle JWP quarterback Kobe Weimert during a 20-8 win for the Bucs Friday, Oct. 11. WEM will open playoff action Tuesday, Oct. 22 at home. (Jay Schneider photo)

The WEM football defense has been outstanding over the course of their current four-game win streak. Friday, Oct. 11 was no exception. The Bucs limited JWP to 136 total yards in a 20-8 District win over the Bulldogs. JWP senior running back Jagger Ignaszewski gained 126 yards rushing on 31 carries...

The detours on Highway 99, east of Highway 13, may come down by Friday. (Wade Young photo)

Crews are close to completing the construction on Highway 99 from Highway 13 to Highway 21 and from St. Peter to Le Center. Weather permitting, the detour east of Highway 13 could be removed by Friday, October 18. The $8 million, summer-long project covered an assortment of improvements for the...

Kris Henry of Smiths Mill is the owner of The Rusty Flamingo in Elysian. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

Elysian’s newest business, The Rusty Flamingo, opened Saturday, October 12. The business, which is owned by Kris Henry of Smiths Mill, is located at 205 5th Street SW (just south of Highway 60), Elysian. Henry describes her store as an eclectic collection of new, used, repurposed, and handmade...
The Le Sueur County Board received the 2018 audit report during their Tuesday, Oct. 15 meeting. Amanda Mboga of BakerTilly provided the report. Mboga said there were only two minor findings related to EFT policies and collateralization of deposits. She added the county has exceeded the benchmarks...
Harold Pemble passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at age 80.  He was born July 1, 1939 to Harry and Catherine Pemble.  Harold married the love of his life, Virginia Petersen, on October 20, 1962.  He proudly served in the United States Army. Harold had a unique career.  He proudly held a...

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