Waterville Lake Region Life

A young driver prepares to drive the test course. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

Thirty-nine young people participated in the Sakatah Trail Sno-Cruisers' snowmobile training program in Waterville on Saturday, Dec. 8. The number of people who took the class snowballed from last year's six participants. Pick up a copy of the Dec 13 Life or Enterprise to learn more.
Robert "Bob" Victor Oser, age 93 of Waseca died on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Lake Shore Inn in Waseca. Born on November 11, 1925 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of Leroy and Frances (Petress) Oser of Peoria, IL. In December of 1943, he enlisted in the Navy and was sent to the South Pacific. He...
National Newspaper Association President Andrew Johnson alerted NNA members on Monday that there will be no mail delivery on Wednesday, Dec. 5 because the United States Postal Service will be observing a national day of mourning for President George H.W. Bush. As a result, post office retail and...
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....

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