Waterville Lake Region Life

A number of WEM track and field athletes will continue their seasons after advancing to the Section 2A Championships Saturday, June 2 at Mankato West. Toryn Richards won the 200-meter dash, the high jump and the pole vault at the Sub-Section 6 Champoionships Thursday, May 25. MaeLea Harmon won the...
The WEM softball team won its opening two games in the Section 1A Playoffs last week before dropping their final two games in Austin. WEM was defeated 8-0 by Hayfield in the West Sub-Section Championship game Thursday, May 24. Following the loss, the Bucs faced Faribault BA for the second time in...
The WEM baseball team started their Section 2AA Quarterfinal game with Jordan Tuesday evening, but were unable to finish it because of inclement weather. The two teams were tied at 0-0 in the top half of the third when the game was suspended. The Bucs and Jaguars will resume action Wednesday, May...
The WEM baseball team opened Section 2AA Playoff action Thursday, May 24 with a 10-3 win over Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop. Bladyn Bartelt and Jayson Schneider each had three hits. Grant McBroom and Micheal Ungs had two hits. Bartelt pitched the first 5 1/2 innings and was awarded the win. Schneider...
Ruth a Dahl, age 91 of Waterville passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at her home.   Born on January 23, 1927 in Elysian Township, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Edgar and Adelia (Roemhildt) Morsching.  Ruth was married to Ray Jahn and she later married Ernie Dahl...

Emily Stiernagle, left, and Elijah Bass, were named the WEM Class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian.

A total of 44 seniors will graduate Friday, May 25 at WEM High School. Emily Stiernagle is the valedictorian and Elijah Bass is the salutatorian. A total of 19 students were named honor students. For more on the graduation ceremony, the Class of 2018, and the top students, check out the May 25...

Waseca County Sheriff Brad Milbrath, left, presented Tim Kinniry with a Medal of Valor Award May 15.

Waseca County Jail Administrator Tim Kinniry received an honor Tuesday, May 15 from Waseca County Sheriff Brad Milbrath. Kinniry was one of eight county employees who were cited for efforts above and beyond the call of duty. Kinniry was awarded the Medal of Valor for his work during a January 17,...
The WEM girls track and field team claimed four first place finishes at the 2018 Gopher Conference Meet Tuesday, May 15. Junior MaeLea Harmon won the 100-meter dash (12.26) and the long jump (17-feet, 5 3/4-inches). Freshman Toryn Richards won the pole vault (9-feet, 6-inches). The 4 x 100-meter...
WEM senior Taylor Glende and sophomore Jaden Taylor each claimed individual titles at the Gopher Conference Meet Tuesday, May 15. Glende won the long jump title with a distance of 20-feet, 1 1/2 inches. Taylor won the pole vault title by clearing 12-feet. Two days later Taylor set a new Buccaneer...

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