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City of Montgomery workers clear snow from the parking lot on south First Street on Thursday morning after approximately four inches of snow fell in the area. (Wade Young Photo)

Heavy snow continued to fall Thursday evening across the southern and central parts of Minnesota. According to the National Weather Service, Lonsdale reported four inches of snow fell Thursday, with 5.5 inches falling in Elko New Market. The snow and deteriorating road conditions forced TCU to...
Sisters Lydia, left, and Paige Olson, daughters of Tim Olson of New Prague, enjoy the snow on Thursday, Feb. 7. About 4 to 6 inches of snow had fallen on the area by Thursday afternoon. New Prague Area Schools had cancelled classes for the day and several businesses closed early due to the weather...
Jeremy Weckman, left, and Eliza Leon are co-hosts of XOR-Xtreme Off Road, a television show where the hosts build and drive off-road vehicles. The show can be seen on several cable channels, including the History Channel. (Submitted photo)
Jeremy Weckman, a 2000 New Prague High School graduate, is one of the hosts of XOR (Xtreme Off Road), a television show that was recently picked up by the History Channel. Jeremy attended Dakota County Technical College and was an automotive technician at Jeff Belzer’s in Lakeville. He later...
The New Prague Veterans Memorial MusicFest II fundraiser will take pace Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Park Ballroom, 300 Lexington Ave. S in New Prague. The day-long event will feature eight bands, silent auctions, door prizes, food and more. There will be an opening ceremony at 12:45 p.m. featuring the...

The 2018-19 WEM boys basketball team posed for a photo with their coach Jeff Wagner, who won his 500th career game Friday, Feb. 1. Left to right: Nick LeMieux, Zach Sticken, Isaac Pratt, Griffin Atherton, Domanick Paulson, Tanner Ranslow, Bladyn Bartelt, Coach Wagner, Jayson Schneider, Cole Kokoschke, Grant McBroom, Matthew Van Houdt, and Dylan Androli.

WEM head boys basketball coach Jeff Wagner recently recorded his 500th coaching win with a 54-51 win over Hayfield Friday, Feb. 1. in Waterville. Wagner became the 45th all-time coach in Minnesota and 13th active coach to reach this milestone. His career record is 500-191. The Buccaneers are...
New Prague Area Schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 7, due to predicted weather conditions. Students will have a blended learning day. There will be no WRAP or pre-school classes. All evening activities are cancelled.
Tri-City United schools will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 7. According to Superindent Teri Preisler, the day will be a blended learning day and teachers will have assignments posted by 10 a.m. Preisler closed school due to weather.
Shopko announced Wednesday, Feb. 6, that it was closing 174 additional stores following its recent bankruptcy filing, and that includes the Shopko Hometown store in New Prague. When all is finished, the company will have just 109 stores, compared to the current total of 360. A list published...

The New Year’s baby, Klaira Marie O’Neill, is being held by Cora O’Neill and Daniel Corral.

The first baby in Montgomery for 2019 is Klaira Marie O’Neill. She was born to Cora O’Neill of Montgomery and Daniel Corral of Le Center. Klaira was born on January 29, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in New Prague. Because Klaira’s family was the first family to contact the Messenger...
Police Chief Lou Sager has submitted his resignation as Police Chief for the City of Montgomery effective February 16, 2019, after serving in the position for just over a year. The announcement came from City Administrator Brian Heck in an email to the Messenger. According to Heck, Sager’s...

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