Waterville Lake Region Life

A large group of students posed for pictures Saturday, May 5 near Kamp Dels in Waterville before heading to the WEM Junior/Senior Grand March.

More than three dozen couples attended the 2018 WEM Junior/Senior Prom in Waterville Saturday, May 5. The Grand march was held in Waterville followed by dinner and dancing at the Owatonna Country Club. More than 70 students also attended the Post Prom Party at The Village in Waterville.
Elizabeth Alice (Currer) Wolf, age 100 of Faribault, MN passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at her home at Milestone Senior Living.   She was born in St. Paul, MN on March 25, 1918.  She was a 1936 graduate of Minnehaha Academy before she went on to earn her two-year teaching...
The WEM baseball team is currently 6-0 after a pair of doubleheader sweeps this week. Tuesday the Bucs defeated NRHEG 17-1 in five innings and 12-3 in three innings in New Richland. The Bucs downed Faribault BA Thursday in Faribault by scores of 11-4 and 9-8 in five innings. Tyson Miska hit a walk-...
John Norbert Wilcox, age 73, of Centerville, Massachusetts, passed away on May 2, 2018.  John was born on February 7, 1945 to Irene and Norbert “Bud” Wilcox in Faribault, Minnesota. He grew up in Elysian, Minnesota and worked with his dad and brother Allan Wilcox in the family newspapers in...
Parenthood conundrum I’m hesitant to write this. Parents are judged at every turn—every decision. And, I’m a parent. I’m mom to two young ladies, Anna (8.5) and Ellen (6), who enjoy playing outside with the kids in our neighborhood and exploring. They climb trees, fish, build forts in old woodpiles...

WEM High School students rocked the stage during the third annual WEM STOCK performance last weekend, April 27 thru April 29. Photo courtesy of WEM Schools 

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School’s Fine Arts Department presented another crowd-wowing performance last weekend, April 27 thru 29, with the third annual WEM STOCK. The theme for this year’s student-led production was “Shock Me All Night Long” and kept audience members entertained by...

The dilapidated O'Leary's Station in Waterville was demolished Monday, April 30.  Photo courtsey of Brent Phillipson 

O'Leary's Service Station, which stood at the corner at First Street North and Sakatah Boulevard in Waterville for more than 90 years, was demolished Monday, April 30. The station has not been operated since late December 2018 / early January 2018 when John "Johnny" O'Leary retired, and the iconic...
Jon E. Broadbent, age 73 of Stapleton, passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at Great Plains Health in North Platte. He was born May 13, 1944 in Waseca, MN to Earl George and Luella May (Schnoor) Broadbent. He graduated from High School in Minnesota and later served in the United States Navy and...

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