Waterville Lake Region Life

The WEM volleyball team is within two games of their second Class A State Tournament appearance. The Bucs defeated St. Clair 25-4, 25-5, and 25-11 in the South Sub-Section semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 29 at St. Peter. The Bucs (30-2 overall) will play Alden-Conger (19-5) in the Sub-Section Championship...
Fred “Fritz” M. Bosacker, 87, of Owatonna, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Birchwood Cottages in Owatonna. Fritz was born on July 5, 1932, in Blooming Grove Township, Waseca County. He was the son of Fred and Eunice (Warner) Bosacker. He attended...
Gereldene (“Geri”) Phyllis Bakken was the third of six children born to Erick and Grace Schultz on Nov. 3, 1924 in Willow City, ND. In 1941 at the age of 17 she went to Washington DC, where she worked as a secretary in the Pentagon building. She attended Minot State Teacher’s College and taught...

A crew contracted by the DNR is working to clear the bog along Schmidtke Dam.
Photo courtesy of the DNR

The removal of a bog near Schmidtke Dam (also known as Lower Sakatah Lake Dam) is underway. Pick up a copy of the October 31, 2019, Life or Enterprise to learn more.
The WEM football team ended its season Saturday, Oct. 26 with a 46-44 loss to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop. The Bucs scored a season-high in the loss and had two 100-yard rushers. Senior Jayden taylor rushed for 184 yards and two scores and senior Brant Melchert gained 153 yards and scored three times....
The WEM volleyball team swept Martin Count West, 25-8, 25-9, 25-7 in the South Sub-Section Quarterfinals Thursday, Oct. 24 in Waterville. The win moves the Bucs into the South Sub-Section semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 29 when they will play St. Clair at 6 p.m. in St. Peter. The winner will advance to the...
Bernice A. Maxa, age 89, of Shakopee, formerly of New Prague, died peacefully on Friday, October 25, 2019 at St. Francis Regional Hospital in Shakopee.  Bernice was born on June 30, 1930 in Kilkenny, MN to Peter and Anna (Frodl) Healey.  She attended Montgomery High School and married George J....

Three-year-old, car-loving Ethan Delaske, who is fighting metastatic neuroblastoma, received a bedroom makeover from My Happy Place. The non-profit organization, along with local donors and volunteers who made the makeover possible, revealed the room to Ethan and his family on October 20. (Oval) Surrounded by his “pit crew” Ethan Delaske is all smiles. 

Although he was feeling a little under the weather, a smile spread across little Ethan Delaske's face as he walked into his newly renovated bedroom, Sunday morning, October 20. Of course, the ride-in yellow Lamborghini parked in the corner caught the car-loving three-year-old's attention first....
The WEM volleyball team will enter Section 2A Post Season Play Thursday, Oct. 24 after finishing the regular season with a 28-2 overall record and a 7-0 record in the Gopher Conference. The Bucs won the conference title for the second straight year with a sweep of Faribault BA Tuesday, Oct. 15. WEM...

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