Waterville Lake Region Life

The WEM volleyball team is currently 25-2 this season after sweeping five opponents at the Cannon Falls Tournament Saturday, Oct. 5. The Bucs defeated Hastings, Immanuel Lutheran, Lake City, Tartan, and downed Medford in the Championship. This was the third time WEM has defeated Medford, the 2018...
Anthony "Tony" W. Schnoor, age 38 of Elysian died on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at his home. Born on December 21, 1980, Tony was the son of Steve and Marni (Wood) Schnoor. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waterville and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Elysian. He graduated...
Betty Schwartz, age 98, of Faribault and formerly of Morristown, died on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at District One Hospital, Faribault. Funeral services will be held at Peace United Methodist Church, Morristown, on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Elden Eklund officiating....

Tucker Rients placed 17th in the Grizzly Pie Run Invitational held Thursday, Sept. 26 at Janesville. (Jay Schneider photo)

For the first time this season the WEM/JWP boys and girls cross country teams each finished first in an invitational. Both Grizzly teams won their respective races in the Grizzly Pie Run Invitational held Thursday, Sept. 26 at Prairie Ridge Golf Course in Janesville. The girls just missed a perfect...

Brady Taylor, a WEM graduate, will be heading out to fish for king crab in the Bering Sea and will be a part of the documentary, Deadliest Catch, which will air on the Discovery Channel starting in April. (Submitted photo)

A once in a lifetime opportunity has now turned into a twice in a lifetime opportunity for WEM graduate Brady Taylor. The 36-year-old, who now lives in Mankato, got a chance to do something most people would never consider doing. At the beginning of January 2019, Taylor was a crew member on the...
A 30-year-old Waseca man, who was bicycling to work in Waterville, was killed when he was struck by a vehicle, Tuesday morning, October 1. Anthony Michael Hodge of Waseca was killed in the collision on Highway 13 at about 6:40 a.m. According to the Minnesota State Patrol incident report, Hodge...

Pumpkins (front - left to right Kaisen Von Rock Jaelyn Greenwald, and Alexis Thomas), along with two Mice (Avery Martinez and Madalyn Miller) focus on Cinderella and her desire to get to the LipSync Contest. Photo courtesy of Darla Mihalik

WEM Schools teamed up with Prairie Fire Children’s Theater to produce an awesome 1950’s rendition of “Cinderella.” Two performances, starring local youth, were held last weekend. Pick up a copy of the September 26, 2019, Lake Region Life or Elysian Enterprise for more photos.
Virginia M. Stoering, age 89 of Springfield, formerly of Waterville, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 in Springfield. Born in Le Center, Minnesota on January 5, 1930, Virginia was the daughter of Vincent and Adeline (Cashin) O’Meara. She graduated from Le Center High School and then...

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