Waterville Lake Region Life

Who do you call when you need to get to work and your car won't start on a blustery below-zero morning? The local towing company. Gene Mach, owner of Bud's Service in Kilkenny, reported receiving more than 100 calls during the four-day frigid winter vortex that closed schools, stopped the mail, and...
Makayla Paulson (left) and Morgan Nusbaum helped the Bucs defeat Clevelland Monday, Feb. 11. (Jay Schneider Photo)
The WEM girls basketball team jumped out to a quick lead Friday, Feb. 8 against Blooming Prairie and defeated the Blossoms 47-37. Blooming Prairie had defeated the Bucs earlier this season, but an 18-6 first half lead got the Bucs off to a great start and they never looked back. WEM knocked down...

Craftsmen Bill Schriefels (left) and Dan Knish design and create everything that comes out of the shop.

Classic cars from all over the nation are rolling into the little town of Kilkenny, Minnesota. Their destination? Knish Kustomz, a small, two-person shop on the edge of town. The custom upholstering business is owned and operated by 2005 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown graduate Dan Knish, whose...

Five felonies counts have been filed against Eli Lange after an incident Feb. 23 in Waterville.

Morristown resident Eli Lange has been charged with five felonies after an incident in Waterville early Sunday, Feb. 3. Lange, 37, was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, domestic assault by strangulation, and interfering...
For the first time this year, the WEM boys basketball team is rated in the Class A Minnesota Basketball News polls. The Bucs, 18-1 overall and winners of 15 straight games, are rated 10th overall. Section 2A, which WEM will compete in in the playoffs, has four teams rated. BOLD is rated No. 2,...
Suel Printing Company graphic artist Jennifer Leff won second place in the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s 2019 Ad Design Contest. Studies show that people believe their local newspapers provide the truest information and trust them far more than information found online or on TV. Newspapers...
Gary David Stiller, age 79 of Waseca died on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Lake Shore Inn in Waseca. Born on March 29, 1939 in Waterville, Minnesota, he was the son of Louis and Emma (Hruska) Stiller. He graduated from Waterville High School and married Jeanette Kokoschke on August 27, 1960 in...
Roland Robert Cram,92 years old, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, MN. Born on December 22, 1926, at Waterville, MN in his parents’ home northwest of Waterville, the only child of William Lester Cram and Esther (Marzahn) Cram. He attended...

The 2018-19 WEM boys basketball team posed for a photo with their coach Jeff Wagner, who won his 500th career game Friday, Feb. 1. Left to right: Nick LeMieux, Zach Sticken, Isaac Pratt, Griffin Atherton, Domanick Paulson, Tanner Ranslow, Bladyn Bartelt, Coach Wagner, Jayson Schneider, Cole Kokoschke, Grant McBroom, Matthew Van Houdt, and Dylan Androli.

WEM head boys basketball coach Jeff Wagner recently recorded his 500th coaching win with a 54-51 win over Hayfield Friday, Feb. 1. in Waterville. Wagner became the 45th all-time coach in Minnesota and 13th active coach to reach this milestone. His career record is 500-191. The Buccaneers are...

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