Waterville Lake Region Life

Students and staff members went into lock-down at the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown School building in Waterville, Tuesday morning, December 19, for an unannounced, yet routine search of the school property by drug-sniffing canines. Nothing was found in the 10-minute search, according to WEM...
Excellence in community, education and leadership.....this is what the ExCEL Award for high school juniors is all about. WEM happens to have two of those outstanding, well-rounded students who “ExCEL” in all three of these areas. Morgan Nusbaum and Jarod Pavek were nominated for the local honor by...
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all. As I write this column Christmas morning, it never ceases to amaze me the generosity and friendly nature of those living in the Lake Region Area. It just seems like people come out of the woodwork when individuals and/or businesses are faced with...
The WEM boys basketball team dropped a pair of contests last week, falling to Waseca and NRHEG. Waseca, rated 13th in Class AAA, downed the Bucs 76-44 Dec. 19. NRHEG, undefeated with a 6-0 record, edged the Bucs 60-53 Dec. 22. WEM has lost three straight games and fell to 1- 3 in the Gopher...
Robert Wayne "Bob" Knish, age 63 of Waseca, died on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca. Born August 16, 1954 in Faribault, MN to Raymond and Doris (Clemons) Knish, Bob was the third of three children. He grew up in Waterville, where his father owned and operated a...

WEM’s Elementary Focus Students for December were announced Thursday, Dec. 21. Pictured above (left to right): Owen Boese, James Whitener, Ellie Lamont, Emmi Frank,
Bryella Pope, Victoria Bruns, Alix Velzke, Addison Scheurer (back), Lacey Reysack, and Claire Miller. (Lisa Ingebrand Photo)

Ten WEM Elementary students were recognized for exemplifying the school’s Bucs Pride code of conduct during December. The students were nominated for the honor of being named “Focus Students” by teachers and school staff members. WEM’s December Focus Students are: Kindergartener Emmi Frank,...
Lifeguard Training
photo by Dan Dickinson
Casey Larson, center, instructs lifeguards at the Greenfield Pool on rescue techniques.
“You have a lot of weight on your shoulders,” Casey Larson of Greenfield, formerly of Creston, told Greenfield Pool lifeguards during a recent training put on by Greater Regional Medical Center paramedics.  Paramedics Larson and Jen Worisek of Creston led the training which also involved local...

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