Waterville Lake Region Life

Wayne Clarence Roemhildt age 78 of Elysian died on Saturday, December 1, 2018 while pursuing his passion of deer hunting in rural Albert Lea. Born on April 13, 1940 in Morristown, Minnesota, he was the son of Clarence and Bernice (Eichhorst) Roemhildt. Following his parent’s divorce, his mother...
Raymond Allen Hansen, age 95 of Waterville passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Born on April 1, 1923 in Lake Crystal, Minnesota, Raymond was the son of Christian and Valborg (Larson) Hansen. He joined the US Marine Corp on June 15, 1944 and served in WWII. He watched American troops...
A recount for the second Elysian City Council position was held Monday, Nov. 26 at Elysian City Hall. The numbers remained the same as they had during the Nov. 6 general election. Bryan Suemnick has been voted into the council with 163 votes, one more than Bobby Houlihan. Suemnick will join newly...
Awards have been released by WEM fall sports head coaches. In cross country, junior Tucker Rients and eight grader Addison Peed were named the Most Valuable Runners. In football, junior Brant Melchert was named the team MVP. In volleyball senior MaeLea Harmon was named MVP for the second straight...

Morristown resident Jeff Dahle, who is fighting stage-four cancer, finished Ironman, Arizona, on November 24. Submitted Photo

Stage-four cancer doesn't stop him. Jeff Dahle of Morristown is an Ironman. The 56-year-old, who tipped the scale at 425 pounds just six years ago, completed his sixth Ironman in Tempe, Arizona, on Saturday, November 24. “I’m not your normal triathlete,” laughed Dahle. “I used to be the one who...
The three fall sports at WEM had tremendous seasons. The football team won the Blue Sub-District Championship. The volleyball team won the Gopher Conference and placed second in the Section 2A Tourney. The WEM/JWP girls cross country team won the Gopher Conference and the boys team placed second....
Le Sueur County will be honored Monday, Dec. 3 during the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) Annual Meeting in Bloomington. MCIT announced last week that Le Sueur County has been selected as the 2018 County of the Year. "The county has distinguished itself in the areas of loss...

Le Sueur County Deputy Joe Kern is pictured with the county’s newest K9, “Jett”. (Submitted Photo)

Le Sueur County has a furry, four-legged crime fighter. The county’s newest K-9, “Jett”, started work on November 20. The county secured Jett, a purebred German Shepherd, last autumn when he was around nine-weeks-old. Jett was bred locally from Kozie Shepherds in southern Minnesota and attended...
Joanne ‘Jo’ Marie Workman (nee Goltz) of Burnsville passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. Jo was born March 30, 1940 and raised on a turkey farm in Waterville, Minnesota. After high school, Joanne attended nursing school and entered the workforce as a...

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