Waterville Lake Region Life

A Waterville woman sustained non-life threatening injuries after a one-vehicle crash Monday morning, October 29, in Elysian Township. Christina Kepner, 50, of Waterville was driving a 2008 Mazda 6 westbound on Highway 60 in Le Sueur County when the vehicle drifted off the roadway to the left and...
The Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce held an election October 18. Bill Conlin, Del Point, and Todd Schwartz were elected to serve three-year terms on the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Wendy Davis and Sean McCaslin were elected to serve two-year terms on the board. This filled five of the seven...

Chester Hrdlicka of Elysian shared memories of growing up in Elysian at the October 15 Lake Area Historian meeting. Hrdlicka is pictured with his grandfather's old shuttles. (Submitted Photo)

The Lake Area Historians hosted local speaker Chester "Chet" Hrdlicka of Elysian during the organization's October 15 meeting that was held at the Elysian American Legion. Hrdlicka shared "Part 2" of his historic tales of Elysian. Hrdlicka's grandfather, an immigrant from the Czech Republic,...
Le Sueur County and the State of Minnesota have entered into a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) pertaining to Sanborn Lake. This JPA was approved during the Tuesday. Oct. 23 Le Sueur County Board of Commissioners meeting in Le Center. Tim Koppelman, an assistant manager with the Minnesota DNR in...

A special Waterville History Panel event was held at the Waterville Public Library on Saturday morning, Oct. 20. Presenters (pictured left to right) Carollea Gilomen, Sally Olson, John Eggers, and Will Wesley shared information of Waterville's earliest days and their own memories of growing up in the Bullhead Capital of the World. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

Local history was alive and well, Saturday morning, October 20, at the Waterville Public Library. Four Waterville "historians" shared facts, stories, and a few giggle-worthy tales about when they were growing up in Waterville during a Local History Panel event that was sponsored by the Waseca-Le...

Jaden Taylor ran through a hole big enough for a Mack truck to run through behind linemen Jate Mattson, Levi Wolter, Cody Merritt, and running back Brant Melchert into the end zone during a 54-20 win over Blue Earth Area in the Section 2AA Quarterfinals Tuesday, Oct. 23.

The WEM football team, the No. 4 rated team in Class AA, scored eight touchdowns in their 54-20 win over Blue Earth Area in the Section 2AA Quarterfinals played Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Waterville. The Bucs will host St. Clair/Mankato Loyola Saturday, oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Section 2AA Semifinals. The...
Carol Jane Seifert, age 68, of Elysian, died on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester, St. Marys Campus. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Elysian. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday,...
Playoffs for the WEM fall sports teams start next week for the football, volleyball, and cross country teams. The football team defeated Sibley East 61-6 Wednesday, Oct. 17 to claim the No. 1 seed in the Section 2AA Playoffs. WEM will face Blue Earth Area Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in Waterville....

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