Steven Lee Roemhildt, age 54 of Mankato died on Sunday, March 14, 2021 in Le Sueur County. Born on January 23, 1967 in Mankato, Minnesota, he was the son of Aaron and Dorothy (Wendt) Roemhildt. Steven graduated from Waterville-Elysian High School in 1985. He was employed with Gear & Broach...
Daylight saving time has returned, prompting many to celebrate with an eye toward warmer temps and the change of seasons. As if on cue, this is a great time as well to celebrate newspapers and the sunshine they deliver to all of our lives and communities. Reminding citizens and public officials...
The WEM boys basketball team evened its Gopher Conference record Monday, March 8 after downing Blooming Prairie, 63-40. The Bucs have won three straight conference games and are now... To see more on this story, pick up the March 11, 2021 print edition of the LifeEnterprise.
A free Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at The Village in Waterville on Saturday, March 27 at 1 p.m. Donations to the local food shelf will be collected. There will be a few games for kids, and the Easter Bunny will be attending! Anyone who has small animals—chicks, bunnies, goat kids,...

Volunteers use donated material and stuffed animals to make “comfort kits,” which are donated to area law enforcement officers who will share them with kids in times of crisis. Each bundle includes a colorful quilt, a small pillow, and a stuffed animal. Pictured (left to right): Gloria Wesley, Mary Gilsdorf, Deanna Kanne, MaryLee Androli, Darlene Carlson, and Joan Markytan.

(Lisa Ingebrand Photo)

They don’t work silently. There’s lots of chatter and laughter. But, their hands remain busy—tying quilts, stuffing pillows, and sewing “comfort kits.” Each kit includes a soft quilt, a small pillow, and a stuffed animal and will be given to members of law enforcement who will give the kits...

The M4 High Speed Tractor restored by Murray and Brad Carlson of Janesville was recently sold to a military collector in Pennsylvania. The WWII-era machine was hauled away on February 3.

(Photos courtesy of Brad Carlso)

Locally restored WWII high-speed artillery tractor rolls on A piece of military history extensively restored by a local family has a new home on the east coast. Janesville residents Murray Carlson and his son, Brad Carlson, spent a decade working on a M4 High Speed Tractor, a unique World War II...
ROGER WILLIAM KEWATT, age 93, of Waterville, formerly of Kilkenny died peacefully on Friday evening, March 5, 2021 at Traditions in Waterville. Born on May 14, 1927, in Kilkenny to William and Agnes (Kudlik) Kewatt. He grew up on the farm outside of Kilkenny and attended country school through 8th...

Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS) recently completed repairs at its Cleveland site, the old Methodist Church. (Wade Young photo)

The Le Sueur County Historical Society has remained busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The society recently finished repairs of the old Cleveland Methodist Church, which currently houses many of the society’s artifacts. In late fall, the large, overgrown lilac hedge on the building’s west side was...

Pat Nusbaum, coordinator of the WE Share Food Shelf in Elysian, stocks shelves during one of the rare quiet moments at the local food shelf. Nusbaum has found connecting with those in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic just as vital as their need for food assistance. (Lisa Ingebrand Photo)

For 38 years, the WE Share Food Shelf in Elysian has provided food to those in need in the Waterville and Elysian area. While the year-long COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the need for food assistance, the local food shelf’s numbers have remained steady. “The need has definitely gone up, but we are...

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