Waterville Lake Region Life

Le Sueur County voters chose to keep incumbent Sheriff Brett Mason and incumbent Auditor/Treasurer Pam Simonette in office, along with three other county officials who were unopposed for re-election in county-wide races.    They also returned two incumbents to the Board of Commissioners and chose...

Election Day is underway at Waterville's City Hall.  Lisa Ingebrand Photo

As of 1:30 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, a total of 363 people had cast their votes at Waterville's City Hall. 

The WEM volleyball team won its 4th straight South Sub-Section Championship Thursday, Nov. .1 They defeated St. Clair in four sets to win the title and advance to their fourth straight Section 2A Championship. The Bucs will face two-time defending Class A State Champions, Mayer Lutheran, Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at Mankato East High School. The winner will advance to the Class A State Tournament, which starts Thursday, Nov. 8 at either 1 or 3 p.m.

The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown volleyball team claiimed its 4th straight South Sub-Section Championship Thursday,. Nov. 1, defeating St. Clair 25-27, 25-23, 25-15, and 25-16 at Mankato East. The Bucs will face the North Sub-Section Champions, Mayer Lutheran, for fourth straight time in the...
The Lake Region Area will feature a number of races in local community elections. The WEM School Board will also have an election and a building bond to vote on. In Elysian, Shawn Anderson, Tom McBroom. Pat Nusbaum, and Roger Quiram are vying for the position as mayor. Bobby Houlihan, Dennis...
The WEM/JWP Grizzly girls cross country team placed third in the Section 2A Cross Country Meet Thursday, Oct. 25 at Montgomery Golf Course. This was the best finish in school history for the Grizzlies. Belle Plaine won the championship with 77 poiints. Glencoe-Silver Lake placed second with 107...
The WEM football team, 9-1 overall at rated 4th in Class AA, will face NRHEG, 8-2 overall and rated 9th in Class AA, for the Section 2AA Championship Friday, Nov. 2 at JWP High School in Janesville. WEM defeated St. Clair/Mankato Loyola 35-13 and NRHEG defeated Le Sueur-Henderson 49-0 in the...

Left, WEM senior Lisa Saemrow tips a ball over the net during a win over Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Tuesday, Oct. 23. Right, WEM sophomore Toryn Richards hiots one of her nine kills against the Knights. (Jay Schneider Photo)

The 8th rated Lake Crystal- Wellcome Memorial volleyball team provided an early challenge to the No. 1 rated WEM Buccaneers Thursday, Oct. 25 in Waterville in the South Sub- Section quarterfinals. But in the end, the better team had little trouble advancing. WEM opened the Sub-Section Playoffs with...
The Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP) staff gathered stories from watershed residents about how their community and lakes are doing. This project of the CRWP dealt with “Lake Stories” from the Waterville Creek Watershed. The CRWP staff interviewed eight community members about the following...
The following seven days will be some of the busiest and most rewarding in the newspaper business. I love this time of year because of playoff sports, but there is an extra event which we will cover this time...the general election. I am one of those who loves to stay up late, or early, watching...

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