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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...
People were checking out the street vendors and shops participating in the second annual Flea Market Plus in New Prague despite overcast skies on Friday, Aug. 24. The sales and deals continue on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The forecast calls for a beautiful day for sidewalk sales...
A dairy cooperative now owns the former Le Sueur Museum in the City of Le Sueur.
 
Photo courtesy of Katherine Elke
The for sale sign still stands outside the Le Sueur City Museum, but according to legal records, the historic property has been sold. Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS) sold the property in January. The land and buildings at 709 2nd Street North in Le Sueur, which is the location of the Le...
The New Prague City Council approved at its Monday, Aug. 20, meeting a 3.2 percent off-sale malt liquor license for the new Kwik Trip in New Prague. The city received an application from the Kwik Trip at 100 Fourth Ave. NW, which is currently under construction. It is proposed that operation of the...

The board of the new Community Foundation signs papers on Wednesday, Aug. 15 making it official. Pictured are board members (front, from left) Mick McGuire, John Grimm, LaNette Kuelper, (back) Alissa Oeltjenbruns, Community Philanthropy Director for the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation that will serve as the fiscal host, and board members Tom Washa, Liz Krocak and Maggie Grimm. (Wade Young Photo)

A way to keep programs moving forward in Montgomery and an avenue for people to pay it forward or leave a legacy to the community became official last Wednesday.   A board of six residents signed papers to create the Community Foundation in Montgomery whose goal is to keep Montgomery vital and...
The grill masters were keeping busy cooking up the pork chops for Most Holy Trinity Church’s 51st annual Ho-Down in Veseli on Sunday, Aug. 19. The 600 grilled pork and dumpling dinners were nearly sold out by 1:15 p.m. as there were only 12 tickets left. The Ho-Down offered music on multiple...
  Darlene Witt has been named grand marshal for the 2018 Dozinky Parade of Farm Pride.    The New Prague Chamber of Commerce chose Witt from among several nominees. Witt, a life-long New Prague area resident, spent many years farming with her late husband Jack, where they raised nine...

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