Waterville Lake Region Life

Le Sueur County’s 25th Relay for Life will be held this Friday, July 13 into the early hours of Saturday morning at the fairgrounds in Le Center with a 2 a.m. closing ceremony. “This is the first year we won’t be going all night,” explained event co-chair Sara Slavik. “We used to go for 12 hours,...

Spencer Syvertson of Paynesville won the 35th annual Elysian Rookie's Triathlon Championship Saturday, July 7. 

Specer Syvertson, a 22-year-old graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, who lives in Paynesville, claimed the title in the 35th annual Elysian Rookie's Triathlon Saturday, July 7. Competing in this event for the first time, Syvertson edged previous champions Brett Lovaas and Mike Cahill...
A total of nine WEM track and field athletes were named to the 2018 All-Gopher Conference First Team. The boys had five selections. They were seniors Christopher Byrne and Taylor Glende, juniors Tyler Hermel and Tanner Ranslow, and sophomore Jaden Taylor. The girls had four selections. They were...

Baylee Kelscher, 3, of Waterville made the most of the rain during Elysian's Fourth of July Celebration.  Lisa Ingebrand Photo

Despite a heavy rain and some lightening just prior to the start of Elysian's Fourth of July parade, hundreds of people came out and celebrated Independence Day and enjoyed the activities in Elysian. Pick up a copy of the LIFE or Enterprise July 12 edition for more photos and information.

Hardy parade goers did what they needed to take cover from the rain during the parade.   Lisa Ingebrand Photo

The veterans' gun salutes during North Morristown's 10 a.m. Fourth of July parade echoed thunder, Wednesday morning, as parade goers and parade participants braved gray skies and showers. The rain quit after about an hour and the celebration in full swing. 

Children and their families casted their luck into Lake Francis Saturday morning during the kids' fishing contest.   Lisa Ingebrand Photo

Ninety-six kids reeled in 122 fish during Elysian's Fourth of July kids' fishing contest on Saturday, June 30. The contest was held at the city beach along the shore of Lake Francis. Tristan Anderson, 12, of Eagle Lake caught the largest fish of the day, a 12'-3/4" bass.  Pick up a copy of the July...
A St. Clair teen sustained life-threatening injuries after being rear-ended by a distracted driver on Highway 60 near Madison Lake, Friday, June 29, just before 6 p.m. Seventeen-year-old Levi Tonn was driving eastbound in a 1993 Chevrolet Pickup, signaled to turn left, braked, and was rear-ended by...

A teenage boy drowned in Lake Elysian on Friday, June 29.  Lisa Ingebrand Photo

A teenager drowned in Lake Elysian during the afteroon of June 29.  According to the Waseca County Sheriff's report, the victim was a 17-year-old male who reportedly jumped in the lake and never resurfaced around 4 p.m. Elysian Fire Chief Jason James said the incident occurred just south of Kaupon'...

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