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Students made their way up the Buccanneer-green carpet and into Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School for the first day of classes for the 2018-2019 year on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Teachers and school staff members welcomed the students with cheers and high fives.  Lisa Ingebrand Photo

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Buccaneers returned to the high school and middle school on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The students received the traditional warm welcome with teachers and staff members cheering for them as they made their walk down the Buccaneer-green carpet and into school. The younger...
“Johnny,” a 1,040-pound boar raised at Widmer Pork in New Prague, is on display at the Minnesota State Fair as the state’s largest boar for 2018. (Photo courtesy of Widmer Pork)
Each year, the Minnesota State Fair features the state’s biggest boar, and this year, the prized pig has ties to Le Sueur County. “Johnny,” a pig raised at Widmer Pork in the Heidelberg- New Prague area, topped the scales at 1,040 pounds and was featured first at the Le Sueur County Fair in Le...
The New Prague Area School Board got an update on the high school roofing project and approved a plan to have a licensed therapy dog available at Falcon Ridge Elementary School during its meeting Monday, Aug. 27. Roofing project Superintendent Tim Dittberner went over a report from Building and...
Raven Stream Elementary School principal Pat Pribyl, center, gets hugs from his students on their first day back to school the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 29. Parents were taking photos of their children heading back to school and providing some last minute advice as teachers greeted the students...

Jon Kruger, the Tiger Woods of the Shotgun World," perfomed his trick shooting four times during the Shooter's Roundup event Aug 25-26 in North Morristown.

The 50th annual Shooter's Roundup in North Morristown was attended by thousands of individuals Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26. There were trick shooting shows, shopping opportunities, food opportunties, and of course, gun shooting throughout the weekend. 
An overturned semi truck closed both the north and southbound lanes of State Highway 13/21 on Tuesday morning.   The single-vehicle accident happened around 9 a.m. at the intersection of 320th Street and Highway 13/21, north of the Lakeside Supper Club and south of Le Sueur County Road 28....
High winds and heavy rain blew through New Prague shorlty before 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27. Tree branches were down in several areas of the community, including this one on First Ave SW. Other areas had worse, with a tornado warning issued in northeastern Rice County and heavy damage in the Kasota...
New Prague High School principal Nicole Adams, right, talks with students, left to right, Chloe Jones, Maggie Nielsen, Abbey Colling and Alice Schmid during a lunch period Monday, Aug. 27. Monday was the first day of classes at the high school, and the new principal spent the lunch hour visiting...

While Justin Timberlake’s song, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” played outside, TCU Montgomery Elementary and Middle School Principal Deb Dwyer welcomed students to the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 27. (Wade Young Photo)

If it seems like back to school is early this year, you’re right.    Area schools started on Monday, Aug. 27 instead of after Labor Day. TCU Superintendent Teri Preisler said the decision was due to the voter-approved construction projects happening throughout the district.   “We are starting the...
Tractors, new and antique functioning motors of all shapes and sizes aren't the only things happening at Pioneer Power. The show is also hosting historical construction equipment, antique trucks and food. The 45th annual show is also featuring music throughout the weekend, including that of the...

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