Waterville Lake Region Life

Donald Myron Jones, age 91 of Waterville died on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Pleasant Manor in Faribault. Born on January 30, 1928 in Le Sueur, Minnesota, he was the son of Walter “Buck” and Mabel (Nyblom) Jones. As a child, Don and his family moved to Walker, MN where he attended high school....
Alan Gerry Minske, age 66 of Waterville died on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Regency Hospital in Golden Valley. Al was born on the same day as Elvis, January 8, 1953 in Waseca, Minnesota. Al was the son of Marvin Mertins Minske and Didda (Gudgjorg) Gisladottir Minske. He graduated from Medford High...

The 2019 Miss Elysian and Princes of the Lakes Royalty, front row, left to right: Payton James, Princess of the Lakes Breanna Muellerleile, and Jacelynn Mulder. Back row, left to right: Alexis Schatz, Miss Elysian Sophia Alladin, and Akalie Molitor.

Sophia Alladin, daughter of Chad and Molly Alladin, was crowned Miss Elysian 2019 Tuesday, July 2 as part of the Elysian 4th of July celebration. Attendants are Akalie Molitor (1st attendant) and Alexis Schatz (2nd attendant). Breanna Muellerleile, daughter of Jason and Sara Muellerleile, was...

Hunter Kleeberger

An 18-year-old male faces two felony charges for allegedly shooting a man with a BB gun during a drive-by on Main Street, Waterville, in the early morning hours of June 30. According to court documents, Hunter Storm Kleeberger, 18, who does not have a permanent address, shot a man twice in the arm...
Thursday, July 4, is celebrated as the birthday of the United States, and many area communities will be celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and other festivities. In the immediate area, New Prague, Lonsdale and Veseli will hold their traditional fireworks displays, as will other communities...
Patrick Goggins of New Prague has been appointed a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District by Governor Tim Walz. Goggins will be replacing the Honorable Martha Simonett and will be chambered at Le Center in Le Sueur County. “I am honored to appoint Patrick Goggins as a...

Seventeen adoptees and their families gathered at The Village in Waterville to celebrate adoption, share their stories, and reunite. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

She grew up in an orphanage in eastern India and witnessed the adoption of many of her childhood friends. Their final destinations were unknown to her, but her memories of them never faded. Then, it was her turn. In 2012, Hardeep Kanne left Basundhara, an orphanage in Orissa, India. She was...

MaeLea Harmon won the 2019 Class A State 100-meter dash Championship Saturday, June 8 at Hamline University in St. Paul.

WEM senior MaeLea Harmon capped off a fantastic high school track and field career by winning the Class A State 100-meter dash championship. She placed in the top four in this race at State all four years she competed in track. Harmon is a school record holder in the 100-meter dash, long jump, and...

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