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Jean (Vanasek) Piazza, right, with other former New Prague High School cheerleaders honor Virginia Lucier Hoyt at her funeral on Thursday, Sept. 24, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery in New Prague. There were 30 women who came out to honor Hoyt who had been their coach. They closed with a cheer and the high school song. (Patrick Fisher photo)

The late Virginia Lucier Hoyt was given a heartfelt and rousing sendoff by 30 women who learned cheers from her, and eventually became friends. The brief ceremony came at the end of the funeral for Hoyt, or Miss Lucier as she was known for many years, on Thursday, Sept. 24, at St. Wenceslaus...

Attending Community Night with Law Enforcement at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church are, from left, Father Nick VanDenBroeke, Lonsdale Police Officers John Thielen, Luke Morris, Jack Schleichert, receptionist Candis Parkos, Chief Jason Schmitz, Officer David Orr and Lonsdale Knights of Columbus member Josh Rickert. Missing is Officer Todd Franklin. The event on Friday, Sept. 25, honored and showed support for local police. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Lonsdale area residents came out the evening of Friday, Sept. 25, to support its local police department and the Rice County Sheriff’s Office. The Lonsdale Knights of Columbus hosted the event held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the staff of the Lonsdale Police Department honored for...
The Office of the Le Sueur County Election Administrator announced on Friday that absentee ballots are now available to the public for the General Election (November 3, 2020). Voters are strongly encouraged to apply online for an absentee ballot. Online absentee ballot applications are currently...

The Bartyzal family, from left, dad Tony, twin daughters Kate and Emma, and mom Ellen enjoy dumplings and other Czech fare. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Area residents were able to enjoy a community gathering with food and entertainment, although in a different way. Nozinky took the place of Dozinky during this year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Food trucks and music were offered on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 16 and 17, in Memorial Park. A virtual...
A tank from Chart Industries in New Prague slowly takes the corner at the intersection of Main Street and 10th Avenue NE (formerly Scott County Road 37) around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23. Crews hauled the tank from Chart Industries east on Seventh Street NE until it became 10th Avenue NE and...
More than 50 people came out to participate in New Prague’s ALS Walk on Saturday, Sept. 19. The one-and-a-half-mile trek was part of the Virtual ALS Walk. Captains of the New Prague walk were sisters Sammi Schultz and Stephie Killu, daughters of Patty Solheid and the late Whitey Solheid. Schultz...

Howard Lundin, a Waterville High School graduate and current commander of the Burnsville VFW, addresses those who gathered for the dedication of the Waterville Veterans Memorial on Saturday morning, September 12. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

Community members gathered under gray skies Saturday morning, September 12, to dedicate the new Veterans Memorial in Waterville. Pastor David Mumme welcomed everyone to the ceremony and led the group in prayer. Le Sueur County Veterans Service Officer Mark Roemhildt addressed the crowd, praising...
The Morrristown City Council evaluated City Clerk Sheri Gregor during the council’s September 8 regular meeting. Gregor, who has been the city’s clerk since October 2015, chose to have the evaluation open to the public. A 3 to 2 vote saved her from termination. City Administrator Michael Muller...

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More than five dozen luminary bags were decorated and recognized those who have passed, those who are currently fighting cancer, and those that have beat the disease during the Relay for Life held Saturday night in Waterville at The Village.

Timothy Chlan and Joe Novotny started the live music bright and early just after 5 a.m. during KCHK’s 400th “Live Musicians Friday” program. (Photo courtesy of Tom Goetzinger)

There was very noticeable activity just northeast of New Prague at the KCHK radio station along Highway 13 on Friday, Sept. 11. The celebration of the station’s 400th “Live Musicians Friday” or “L-M-F” show took place throughout the morning. The practice of inviting musicians into the studio to...

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