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A lasting honor for the memory of a man who dedicated his life to teaching and coaching is now permanent at the football field in Le Center.   A bench in the honor of the late Fred Schmiesing was dedicated on Monday at the west end of the Le Center Middle School football field. Schmiesing spent his...
A detour will be going into effect at the intersection of New Prague’s Main Street (Highway 19) and Union Pacific Railroad’s crossings beginning next week. While the sign says it will be Monday, Oct. 1, a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) says the detour begins...

The senior sideline erupts in celebration following a touchdown in the annual Powder Puff football game Sunday, Sept. 23.

Homecoming week at New Prague High School kicked off Sunday, Sept. 23, with the annual Powder Puff football game, a flag football game between the junior and senior girls. This year's senior class dominated play, winning 35-0. Homecoming activities continue throughout the week, highlighted by a pep...
The O’Neill Brothers, Tim and Ryan, perform at the Dozinky Variety Show on Saturday, Sept.22, at the New Prague High School. The piano playing duet gave a special performance to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Variety Show. The two started in New Prague and have gone on to release more than...
Grand Marshal Darlene Witt, center, waves to the crowd during the Parade of Farm Pride on Saturday, Sept. 22, in New Prague. Witt has been part of the community through farming, working for the New Prague Area School District and as a volunteer through the hospital and her church. The weather was...
A vast array of vintage vehicles take part in Cruise Night the evening of Friday, Sept. 21, on New Prague’s Main Street. While most of the day was overcast, the sun broke through the clouds just before the 25th annual parade that marks the beginning of Dozinky, the city’s Czech Harvest Festival....
At a Pep Fest on Friday, Sept. 21, Tri-City United High School announced this year’s candidates for Homecoming Week. The candidates are (front, from left) Hannah Chadderdon, daughter of Beth and Mike Enz, and Tim Chadderdon; Cassie Kadrlik, daughter of Ted and Tami Kadrlik; Sarah Novak, daughter of...

A Facebook photo by Lynnae Byers shows just a part of the destruction caused by the storm and tornadoes last night. 

As officials continue to assess the damages throughout Rice County, they are encountering a significant amount traffic congestion due to high volumes of on lookers in the damaged areas. In a press release to area news outlets, they would like people to stay away from the areas.   “We respectfully...
New Prague High School announced its Homecoming candidates for King and Queen on Friday, Sept. 21. Queen candidates are (front row, left to right)  Aidan McLoone, Laura DeGross, Anna Holden, Kaitlyn Blair, Callie Peterson, Morgan Pint, Molly Giesen, Kate Wagner; King candidates are (back row)...

Large trees, branches and debris are strewn throughout the area.  Jay Schneider Photo

A tornado ripped thru the Lake Region area Thursday night, Sept. 20. Numerous trees are down and some damage to buildings has been reported.

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