Waterville Lake Region Life

Sometimes, you just need to laugh.  I've been a mom for almost a decade now and have seen my kids do things I never knew were possible... like getting mastitis as a newborn, getting stuck in a chair, requiring "super" (fake) teeth because their baby teeth failed to grow in, having the backs of...
After years of alleged closed door practices with its members, murky financial dealings, and anti-democratic processes, which, is the basis of a lawsuit against the Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS), the Receiver appointed by a Le Sueur County judge is shedding light on many of the details...
Farrell L. Bandow, age 79, of Waterville, died Monday, May 6, 2019 at The Emeralds at Faribault. Services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Kristen Anderson, pastor of North Waseca Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will...

This map from MnDOT shows the Highway construction and detours that begin May 20.

Two sections of Highway 99 in Le Sueur and Rice Counties will be under construction beginning Monday, May 20 for resurfacing, drainage and safety improvements. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Highway 99 from Highway 13 to Highway 21 in Rice County will be detoured...


Jeff Jarvis has been interested in history all of his life. His love of local history has spun into a book about the Faribault Woolen Mills. Jarvis, who grew up between the King Mill and Woolen Mill, always had a fascination with these structures. The rural Morristown resident took his fascination...

Roger Cooper of Webster examines a toy John Deere tractor for sale at the Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Swap Meet. Cooper said he was interested because he owns several John Deere tractors, and was trying to decide on the purchase. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Association hosted its annual Swap Meet at its showgrounds near Le Sueur Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 26-28. More than 800 vendors were registered for the meet, which is considered one of the largest in the nation. Whether you were looking for antiques,...
The WEM softball team, undefeated through seven games, has been ranked 5th in the most recent Class A State Softball Coaches Association Poll. The Bucs are the top rated team from Section 1A after defeating previously rated Hayfield in a doubleheader last week. WEM, 6-0 in the Gopher Conference and...
Mary Jo Nikoley, age 82, died on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at her home in Elysian. Born on May 27, 1936 in Wadena, Minnesota, Mary Jo was the daughter of Harry and Catherine (Weber) Pemble. She graduated from St. Clair High School in the class of 1954. She married William Fredrick Nikoley in...

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