Waterville Lake Region Life

Boats and pontoons were flipped over during the Saturday, July 20 storm which ravaged the Lake Region Area approximately 11 a.m. No one was injured but the pictured road was closed for a number of hours while workers got the boats out. (Beth Clinton Photo)

Storms late Friday night and early Saturday morning dropped more than five inches of rain in Waterville. This rain, combined with already high water tables, raised Lakes Tetonka and Sakatah, along with the Whitewater River, to dangerously high flooding levels. The 2.5 inches of water in less than...
The Waterville Indians Amateur baseball Team will start Region 6C Playoff action Sunday, July 28 in Waterville at 2 p.m. The Indians are 26-1 this season, losing their opener to Class B State-rated Northfield. They have won 26 straight games, including 18 straight in the 13-60 League. They are the...
Margaret Quiram, age 87 of rural Elysian died on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Benedictine Living Center in St. Peter. The 2nd of 5 children, Margaret was born on January 10, 1932 on a very cold Sunday morning. She was the daughter of immigrants, William and Mary Mentjes. At the age of 2, she returned...
Traci Lee Neid-Milbrett, 52, of Chelsea, died on July 18, 2019, with her fiancé Jerome by her side. A Celebration of Life is planned for a later date in Chelsea and Minnesota. Traci was born on January 11, 1967, in Waseca, Minnesota, the daughter of Larry Neid and Barb Thoms. She was a 1985...
Linden Edward Vail, age 92, died at his home in Waterville on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Born in Cordova, Minnesota on January 19, 1927, Linden was the son of Edward and Jessie (McMillen) Vail. As a young man he attended Waterville Public Schools. Linden married Eunice Engebretson at the North...
Francis Alois Androli, age 80 of Waterville, died on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter. Francis was born on July 27, 1938, on a farm in rural Waterville to George and Rosalia (Weaver) Androli. He attended rural school in Le Sueur County before going on to...

Board members for Le Sueur County Historical Society, (from left) Dean Pettis, Mike Frederick, Bryce Stenzel, Ruth Collins, George Luskey and Bill Stangler, chat briefly after their regular monthly meeting at the historic Ottawa Town Hall on Wednesday, July 10. (Wade Young photo)

When the new board of the Le Sueur County Historical Society took control on June 3, it inherited remarkable problems, among them old buildings with no heating/ cooling/ventilation and some with mold growing in the basement. During its monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 10, this time at the...

Waterville Firefighters honor Potter during the funeral. Pictured (left to right): Captain Ryan Knish, Captain Matt Duhme, Nick Bongers, Jeff Rahn, Captain Dennis Androli, Dennis Delaske, Andrew Knish, Darin Hanks, Assistant Chief Jeremy Schwartz, Chief Chris Meskan, Troy Tolzman, John Spoor, Luke Duhme, Justin Wenker, Corey Gedicke, Nick Sammon, Jay Harriman, Dick Tolzmann, and 2nd Assistant Chief  Patrick Anderson. (Photo courtesy of Kim Rahn)

A Waterville man was killed and a Cannon Falls man sustained life-threatening injuries during a two-vehicle crash on Highway 60 on Wednesday morning, July 10, at approximately 4:45 a.m. According to the Minnesota State Patrol incident report, William Elmer Potter, 27, of Waterville sustained fatal...

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