Waterville Lake Region Life

A crew contracted by the DNR is working to clear the bog along Schmidtke Dam.
Photo courtesy of the DNR

The removal of a bog near Schmidtke Dam (also known as Lower Sakatah Lake Dam) is underway. Pick up a copy of the October 31, 2019, Life or Enterprise to learn more.
The WEM football team ended its season Saturday, Oct. 26 with a 46-44 loss to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop. The Bucs scored a season-high in the loss and had two 100-yard rushers. Senior Jayden taylor rushed for 184 yards and two scores and senior Brant Melchert gained 153 yards and scored three times....
The WEM volleyball team swept Martin Count West, 25-8, 25-9, 25-7 in the South Sub-Section Quarterfinals Thursday, Oct. 24 in Waterville. The win moves the Bucs into the South Sub-Section semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 29 when they will play St. Clair at 6 p.m. in St. Peter. The winner will advance to the...
Bernice A. Maxa, age 89, of Shakopee, formerly of New Prague, died peacefully on Friday, October 25, 2019 at St. Francis Regional Hospital in Shakopee.  Bernice was born on June 30, 1930 in Kilkenny, MN to Peter and Anna (Frodl) Healey.  She attended Montgomery High School and married George J....

Three-year-old, car-loving Ethan Delaske, who is fighting metastatic neuroblastoma, received a bedroom makeover from My Happy Place. The non-profit organization, along with local donors and volunteers who made the makeover possible, revealed the room to Ethan and his family on October 20. (Oval) Surrounded by his “pit crew” Ethan Delaske is all smiles. 

Although he was feeling a little under the weather, a smile spread across little Ethan Delaske's face as he walked into his newly renovated bedroom, Sunday morning, October 20. Of course, the ride-in yellow Lamborghini parked in the corner caught the car-loving three-year-old's attention first....
The WEM volleyball team will enter Section 2A Post Season Play Thursday, Oct. 24 after finishing the regular season with a 28-2 overall record and a 7-0 record in the Gopher Conference. The Bucs won the conference title for the second straight year with a sweep of Faribault BA Tuesday, Oct. 15. WEM...
The WEM/JWP Grizzly girls' cross country team won their second straight Gopher Conference Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Hayfield. The Grizzlies scored a perfect 15 points, with the top five finishers in the race all from WEM/JWP. Freshman Addison Peed was a repeat Conference Runner of the Year, winning the...
The WEM football team improved to 6-3 overall after a 34-8 win over Minnesota Valley Lutheran Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Section 2A Quarterfinals in Waterville. Nolan Wetzel, Jaden Taylor, and Brant Melchert each scored rushing touchdowns. Matthew Van Houdt scored a touchdown on an interception return...
Vicki Jo Gross, age 75 of Elysian, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter after a short battle with lung cancer. Born in Owatonna on June 18, 1944, Vicki was the daughter of Robert & Joyce Cassem. She graduated from Owatonna...
Project retainage to subscontractors on the Le Sueur County Justice Center Project has been reduced. The Le Sueur County Board of Commissioners received a request by Adolph & Peterson Construction to reduce the retainage for 30 of the 39 subcontractors. The reduction took the current five...

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