Waterville Lake Region Life

The Lake Region Area will feature a number of races in local community elections. The WEM School Board will also have an election and a building bond to vote on. In Elysian, Shawn Anderson, Tom McBroom. Pat Nusbaum, and Roger Quiram are vying for the position as mayor. Bobby Houlihan, Dennis...
The WEM/JWP Grizzly girls cross country team placed third in the Section 2A Cross Country Meet Thursday, Oct. 25 at Montgomery Golf Course. This was the best finish in school history for the Grizzlies. Belle Plaine won the championship with 77 poiints. Glencoe-Silver Lake placed second with 107...
The WEM football team, 9-1 overall at rated 4th in Class AA, will face NRHEG, 8-2 overall and rated 9th in Class AA, for the Section 2AA Championship Friday, Nov. 2 at JWP High School in Janesville. WEM defeated St. Clair/Mankato Loyola 35-13 and NRHEG defeated Le Sueur-Henderson 49-0 in the...

Left, WEM senior Lisa Saemrow tips a ball over the net during a win over Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Tuesday, Oct. 23. Right, WEM sophomore Toryn Richards hiots one of her nine kills against the Knights. (Jay Schneider Photo)

The 8th rated Lake Crystal- Wellcome Memorial volleyball team provided an early challenge to the No. 1 rated WEM Buccaneers Thursday, Oct. 25 in Waterville in the South Sub- Section quarterfinals. But in the end, the better team had little trouble advancing. WEM opened the Sub-Section Playoffs with...
The Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP) staff gathered stories from watershed residents about how their community and lakes are doing. This project of the CRWP dealt with “Lake Stories” from the Waterville Creek Watershed. The CRWP staff interviewed eight community members about the following...
The following seven days will be some of the busiest and most rewarding in the newspaper business. I love this time of year because of playoff sports, but there is an extra event which we will cover this time...the general election. I am one of those who loves to stay up late, or early, watching...
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,...

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