Waterville Lake Region Life

Virginia M. Stoering, age 89 of Springfield, formerly of Waterville, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 in Springfield. Born in Le Center, Minnesota on January 5, 1930, Virginia was the daughter of Vincent and Adeline (Cashin) O’Meara. She graduated from Le Center High School and then...

Seth LaFrance and Trista Hering were crowned WEM Homecoming King and Queen Monday, Sept. 23.

Trista Hering, daughter of Terry and Tina Hering and Seth LaFrance, son of Jeff and Lori LaFrance, were crowned the 2019 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Queen and King during the annual Homecoming Coronation held in Waterville Monday, Sept. 23. This year's Homecoming theme is "Clip the Ship." For...
The Pittman Clan was among the hundreds of people to celebrate at Kilkenny's Half-Way to St. Paddy’s Day celebration on Saturday. With perfect weather, the town rolled out the green carpet to Irish dignitaries and people from around state and country. The day included music, food, lots of vendor...

Kilkenny, Ireland Mayor Martin Brett will be making an appearance at the Half Way To St. Paddy’s
Day Celebration Saturday in Kilkenny. 

Seven years ago Martin Brett of Kilkenny, Ireland, made a trip to Kilkenny, MN. At the time, Brett was the mayor of the community and was extended an invitation to come to Minnesota. Mayor Brett was present for the first Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day celebration, but he also attended for another...

Cooper Bahnsen, 13, who is legally blind, proudly wears the message #notbroken. (Photo courtesy of Bahnsens)

Krista Bahnsen sees. She sees her almost- 14-year-old son, Cooper, struggle, adapt, and overcome challenges every day. Cooper is legally blind. He also has cerebral palsy, ADHD, and is cognitively delayed due to a stroke he suffered in utero. He is also outgoing, funny, a sports enthusiast, and...

WEM senior linebacker Dylan Androli dives in an attempt to sack Lewiston-Altura quarterback Blake Schilling Friday, Aug. 30 in the Buccaneer football opener. The Cardinals edged the Bucs, 27-20, scoring four second-half touchdowns. (Jay Schneider photo)

A strong second half by Lewiston-Altura proved to be too much for the WEM football team Friday, Aug. 30 in their season opener. The Cardinals scored four second half touchdowns and limited the Bucs to one in picking up a 27-20 non-district victory in Waterville. Cardinal senior running back Cole...

Darlene Carlson (left) and Vicki Gregor have collected, refurbished, and shipped 300+ dolls to Haitian orphans. (Photo courtesy of Darlene Carlson)

Hundreds of rescued dolls will soon be shipped from Minnesota to Haiti to fill the arms of orphans at Christmastime. The special “dolly project” came to life after Darlene Carlson of rural Janesville, a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, overheard that some children at the Haitian orphanage...
John “Jack” Joseph Jude Sexton, 95 year old resident of Janesville was carried up by angels to heaven to his beloved wife Peggy, daughters Beth, Julie and Therese and the great gathering of the Irish clans of the Sextons and McCarthys on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will...

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