Waterville Lake Region Life

WELL, I AM STILL HERE AND Nothing more drastic has befallen me. Guess Lisa is satisfied with her little "tricks" and things are back to normal albeit I do have the new address and guess it is permanent. However, I am glad that she scheduled me for this week instead of last week. The April 19 date...

O’Leary’s Station in Waterville will soon be demolished. The business was operated by the O’Leary family for almost eight decades. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

The small service station at the corner of First Street North and Sakatah Boulevard in Waterville is slated for demolition. Locals refer to it simply as O'Leary's. The place is as iconic as its manager, 98-year-old John "Johnny" O'Leary, who operated the station for almost 80 years, up until winter...

WEM junior Sarah Best (center) poses with her first place State Speech award. She’s pictured with WEM Speech Coaches Rachel Wendlandt (left) and Eric Gerst. Submitted Photo

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School junior Sarah Best, daughter of Dave and Cherie Best, earned first place in the Original Oratory division at the Class A Speech Tournament in Apple Valley on Saturday, April 21. Senior Buccaneer Elijah Bass, son of Angela Sweetland, also competed in the...
Ardis D. Kabes, age 87, of Waterville, died on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Janesville Nursing Home. Arrangements will be announced later by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.  
Hoot Lanes II defeated Xpressions Salon Friday, April 13 for the Waterville Bowling Championship. Hoot Lanes rolled a 3,330 series with handcap while Xpressions rolled a 3,234 series. All 10 bowlers in the championship match averaged higher than their league average. Jacob Hill (667 series), Nick...
Cindy Joy Lindahl, age 51, of Janesville, lost her battle with colon cancer on Friday, April 20, 2018 at her parent’s home. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 415 Lake St. W., Waterville on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend David Mumme...
Ronald William Boyd, age 56 of Waterville, died on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Born in Waseca on September 14, 1961, Ronald was the son of Marlin and Sharon (Lau) Boyd.  As a young man he attended school in Waterville.  Ronald worked in various jobs over the...
Minnesota has new Czech Slovak ambassadors when the royalty was crowned at the annual Miss Czech Slovak MN Pageant at the American Legion Post 79 in Montgomery on Saturday. The new royalty is pictured with the night’s Czech Helpers.    Pictured are: Czech Helpers Melanie Le Brun, Miss...
Because of the severity of the winter storm, the Miss Czech Slovak MN Pageant has been moved to Saturday,  April 21. The location and times will remain the same. It will be held at the Montgomery American Legion Club. A public reception and dinner will be held prior to the 7 p.m. pageant.   ...

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