Waterville Lake Region Life

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...

WEM juniors, left to right, Kelsey Kuball, Payten Polzin, and Lisa Saemrow are the candidates for the title of 2019 Miss Morristown. (Submitted Photo)

The 34th Annual Morristown Dam Days Celebration will begin with the coronation of Miss Morristown 2019 on Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. in the Morristown Community Center. Admission is two dollars and a Dam Days button. Dam Days buttons will be sold at the door. Iszabela Lee, Miss Morristown 2018,...

Vintage Escapes Winery and Vineyard, owned by Ashley and Dan Reller (pictured with their son, River), opens this weekend and features wines made using Minnesota-grown grapes and raspberries. (Lisa Ingebrand Photo)

At the top of a gentle hill overlooking Hunt Lake, nestled along historically rich Dodd Road in rural Kilkenny, Dan and Ashley Reller decided to plant their dreams of owning their own vineyard and winery. This weekend, after four years of hard work, the Rellers will share the fruits of their labor...

WEM senior Bladyn Bartelt has allowed only one earned run in 31 innings this season for the 12-6 Buccaneer baseball team. (Jay Schneider Photo)

If you would have heard the scores of the WEM baseball team’s two games last week you might have thought they were playing slo-pitch softball. The Bucs scored 39 runs in picking up a pair of wins, raising their overall record to 12-5. The Bucs defeated Kenyon-Wanamingo 23-2 Tuesday, May 14 and...

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