Waterville Lake Region Life

The WEM softball team will be playing in the school’s first Class A State Softball Tourney June 6 and 7 at Caswell Park in North Mankato after winning the Section 1A Championship. The Bucs are the only softball team in Minnesota with a perfect record. They will enter State play with a 22-0 record. Front row, left to right: manager Kiri Kerekes, Allison Rients, Trista Hering, Makayla Paulson, Delaney Donahue, Ellie Ready, Lindsay Condon, Kylie Pittmann, and manager Mitch Tegmeier. Back row, left to right: coach Kelsey Bauer, Brielle Bartelt, Autumn Taylor, Isabel Weller, Rylee Pelant, Gloria Cortez, Jordan Green, Emma Woratschka, Mariah Boyd, Grace Petersen, Alex Heuss, Addyson Taylor, and coach Crystal Lamont. (Jay Schneider Photo)

There is a banner which signifies the Buccaneer volleyball team not only advancing to State, but winning the Class A State Championship in the WEM High School. Now a second banner will be featured on the gymnasium wall. The WEM softball team has advanced to its first ever Class A State Tournament...

“Heart Warrior” three-year-old Alex Alhbrecht of Waterville needs surgery in California. His family is holding bake sales to raise money for the journey.

Three-year-old Alex Ahlbrecht needs to get to California. One of the nation’s top pulmonary surgeons at Stanford Medical in Palo Alto, California, has agreed to perform a difficult and possibly life-saving operation on young Alex this November. Alex and his parents, Stephanie and Craig Ahlbrecht...

Waterville girls (left to right) Megan Schmitz, Yoselin Morales, and Aviana Swanson will vie for the 2019 Miss Waterville crown during the Miss Waterville Pageant this Friday, June 7. Junior Miss Waterville will also be crowned.

Three young ladies will participate in the 2019 Miss Waterville Pageant this Friday evening, June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School auditorium in Waterville. The crowning of Little Miss Waterville and her attendants will take place during the pageant. Ten little girls...
Marvin Bartelt, age 75 of Waterville died on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Mission Farms Nursing Home in Plymouth. Born on September 29, 1943 in Waterville, Minnesota, he was the son of Arthur and Mary (Gregor) Bartelt. He attended school in Waterville and then worked a variety of jobs including H&S...
There will be a community send-off for the Buccaneer softball team Thursday, June 6 at 11 a.m.. Please join the WEM pep band and line the sidewalk at the high school entrance and road out of town to wish our Lady Bucs good luck at the 2019 Class A State Tournament. The Bucs will open State Tourney...

The new board of directors for the Le Sueur County Historical Society elected at the annual meeting on June 3 are (front, from left) Bonnie Reak, Dean Pettis, William Stangler, Ruth Collins, (back) Lois Mack, Bryce Stenzel, Richard Bennett, Mike Frederick, and George Luskey. (Wade Young Photo)

The Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS) began a new chapter on Monday. After a year-long lawsuit where more than a dozen plaintiffs asked a judge to force transparency, a fair election and an examination of the society’s books, a new board of directors was elected. A Nominating Committee put...

WEM sophomore Kylie Pittmann was surrounded at home plate by her teammates after hitting a home run in the Section 1A Championship game Thursday, May 30 in Austin. The Bucs defeated Mabel-Canton, 10-0 in five innings to advance to the school's first State Tourney.

For the first time in school history, the WEM softball team will be playing in the Class A State Tournament. The undefeated Buccaneers steamrolled through the Section 1A Tournament, outscoring their four opponents 31-1 to win the championship. Thursday, May 30 they defeated Mabel-Canton, 10-0 in...
Earle Robert Taylor, age 94 of Elysian, died on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Janesville Nursing Home. Born on April 28, 1925 in Elysian, Minnesota, he was the son of Franklin and Florence (Swain) Taylor. As a young man he attended Waterville-Elysian Schools before finishing school in the...

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