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A tank from Chart Industries made its way through the second roundabout on New Prague’s Main Street the evening of Thursday, July 18. The tank was heading from Chart Industries on the west side of town and going east. It was the second one to go through the city this week as the first one went...

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...

Ambulance member Rollie Vlasak shows participants one of the ways to check for a pulse at the CPR training on Thursday, July 11. (Wade Young photo)

It began with the desire to babysit. Christine Skluzacek wanted to baysit her granddaughter, Marie Joy, but Marie’s parents - Makayla and husband James - encouraged Skluzacek and her family to take infant CPR. As luck would have it, the Montgomery Ambulance Service offered a free, noncertification...

The New Prague City Council recognized Suzanne Roushar, who served as a police records/clerk and typist in the New Prague Police Department at the council’s Monday, July 15, meeting. She is retiring on Wednesday, July 31, and has worked as a city employee for more than 25 years. From left are police records technician Judy Cervenka, Sgt. Tim Applen, Chief Jim Gareis, Roushar and Officers Zachary Ambroz and Neil Flum. (Patrick Fisher photo)

The New Prague City Council recognized Suzanne Roushar at its Monday, July 15, meeting. She will be retiring from her position as a police records/clerk and typist on Wednesday, July 31. Roushar has served as a city employee for more than 25 years, the majority of that with the New Prague Police...

D.J. Gilder served as the public address announcer for Sunday’s Autism Awareness
game. (Chuck Kajer photo)

The Union Hill Bulldogs hosted their third annual Austism Awareness game Sunday, July 14. The opponent was the Montgomery Mallards. Katie Dietz has organized the event each year for the Bulldogs. She is a graduate student in child psychology and works with autistic children at the Fraser School in...
A tank from Chart Industries in New Prague made its way down Main Street at 10:19 p.m. the night of Tuesday, July 16. The tank was so tall that crews were out between 9-10 p.m. to move a stop light arm out of the way on the south east side of the intersection of Main Street and First Avenue SE....
Severe weather struck the area Monday evening, July 15. Heavy rain started in several waves around 6 p.m., and a tornado warning was issued for southern Scott County shortly after 7 p.m., when radar indicated a funnel cloud south of Belle Plaine. A farm near Belle Plaine lost several of its...

United in the fight against cancer, survivors took the first steps of the night. Some joined hands and cheered as they set out to complete the special Survivors' Lap.

Cancer survivors made the first lap at the 26th Annual Le Sueur County Relay for Life on Friday night, July 12, at the Le Sueur County Fairgrounds in Le Center. The event, which celebrates the fight against cancer, remembers those who lost their battle with cancer, and raises money for the American...

Father Eugene Theisen (Patrick Fisher photo)

On Monday, July 1, Father Eugene Theisen became the Parochial Administrator for the New Prague Area Catholic Community. He takes over for Father Kevin Clinton who recently retired. He explained that it is policy in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that when a priest is assigned to their...

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