Waterville Lake Region Life

On February 28th, 2019 at approximately 12:30 a.m., Le Sueur County dispatch received a call regarding a home break-in on the 400 block of Main Street East in the City of Waterville. A Waterville Police Officer arrived at the residence shortly after. The officer was advised by the owner that they...
Marna Lee Bauer, age 83 of Waterville, died on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Birchwood Cottages in Owatonna. Born in Erin Township, Rice County, Minnesota on February 14, 1936, Marna was the daughter of Alva and Evaline (Roemhildt) Jackson. She was baptized into the faith on April 5, 1936 in...
Despite orders from a Le Sueur County judge and a retired, court-ordered judge, the Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS), has not turned over all its records. A motion was filed on February 8, 2019, to have Le Sueur County Judge Mark Vandelist address the many missing documents and hear...
Francis "Frank" Charles Janda, age 88 of Minnetonka, formerly of Waterville, died on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Lake Minnetonka Shores in Spring Lake Park. Born in Waterville on February 3, 1931, Francis was the son of Emil and Christine (Schwartz) Janda. Following his graduation from...
Post-season action for the WEM boys and girls basketball teams will start soon for both teams. The girls are the No. 2 seed in the Section 2AA South Sub-Section with a 19-5 record. They will host No. 7 seed Fairmont (8-15 overall) Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. The No. 1 seed is undefeated Medford, who...
MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is preparing motorists for forecasted heavy snowfall rates overnight through Wednesday. Weather conditions will limit visibility and make travel difficult in south central Minnesota. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm...

The local group, led by Pastor David Mumme of Trinity Lutheran Church, Waterville, enjoys a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Photos courtesy of Glenda Mumme

The Holy Land has always called to Pastor David Mumme of Waterville, but the timing never seemed quite right--the kids were little, things at the church were busy, etc.  "He has always wanted to go," his wife, Glenda, said of her husband. "He's read Biblical Archaeology Review for more than 20...
Richard Wallace “Sparrow” Scholljegerdes, age 91 of Waseca died on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Birchwood Cottages in Owatonna. Born on June 26, 1927 in Waseca County, Minnesota, he was the son of Arthur and Hilda (Mundt) Scholljegerdes. He attended Waseca High School, graduating in 1945. On...

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