Waterville Lake Region Life

Corey David "Big Bucks" Roemhildt, age 40 of Janesville, formerly of Waterville, died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Born in Waseca on September 28, 1978, Corey was the son of Gaylen and Collette Roemhildt. He graduated from Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High...
About 20 children and 20 area law enforcement officers gather at HillSpring Church on Wednesday, Dec. 12, after participating in the third annual Shop With a Cop at Shopko in New Prague. The Salvation Army, Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office, local schools and KCHK Radio assist with the program where...
The WEM boys' basketball team has started the 2018-19 season with three straight wins. They defeated Le Sueur-Henderson (73-61) avenging a loss to the Giants from last year. They also downed Cleveland (85-55) and NRHEG (64-33) in the Gopher Conference opener. The Bucs travel to Hayfield Thursday,...
The WEM girls' basketball team is currently 5-0 this season after opening the season with wins over Faribault BA (73-42), St. Clair (58-51), Maple River (45-35), JWP (60-33), and NRHEG (53-30). The Bucs are tied for the lead in the Gopher Conference with a perfect 3-0 record. Friday, Dec. 14 WEM...

A fish house and truck fell through the ice on Lake Francis Dec. 8.

A truck and fishhouse fell through the ice on Lake Francis in Elysian Saturday, Dec. 8. According to Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason, A cave Brand Fishhouse and Chevrolet Silverado truck, belonging to Jeremy Ziemke of Janesville, fell through the ice at approximately 2 p.m. For more on the...
The Le Sueur County Board of Commissioners approved an amended Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Plan during the regular Tuesday, Dec. 11 meeting. Environmental Resources Specialist Holly Kalbus presented the updated AIS Plan, which included a few minor changes. Kalbus said there are 128...
Robin L. Smelser, age 55 of Waterville, died on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waterville on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend David C. Mumme officiating. Interment will be at Concordia...
Donna Lorraine Knish, 56, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. The family will be greeting friends and relatives from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at Schoenbauer Funeral Home, 200 3rd St SE, Montgomery, MN She was born on September 7, 1962 in ...
Arnold Willard "Arne" Leen, age 82 of Waterville, died on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Born in Poplar, Minnesota on May 5, 1936, Arne was the son of Rudolph and Roseanna (Rothwell) Leen. He attended school in Lamberton and graduated with the class of 1954....

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