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The TCU School District is continuing tonight’s home football game in the wake of high school teacher Carol Lilla’s death at the start of school Friday. The Titans are scheduled to play Fairmont at 7 p.m. In a email to parents and guardians, Superintendent Teri Preisler, said Lilla loved being a...
The Tri-City United School District lost one of its own Friday morning when Carol Lilla passed away. Lilla taught Math and Computer Science at TCU High School. She has been a teacher in the Montgomery area for 46 years, starting at Most Holy Redeemer, then Montgomery-Lonsdale and Tri-City United....
People who attended the Town Hall last Wednesday on the proposed $6.7 million fire/ambulance building and City Hall remodel wanted more pieces to their tax puzzle and questioned if the city can afford the plan. At the meeting’s start, Mayor Tom Eisert clarified that it was the council, staff and...
Glenn Edward Wondra, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at Traditions of Montgomery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Funeral services will be on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. with visitation one-hour prior, all...
The Pittman Clan was among the hundreds of people to celebrate at Kilkenny's Half-Way to St. Paddy’s Day celebration on Saturday. With perfect weather, the town rolled out the green carpet to Irish dignitaries and people from around state and country. The day included music, food, lots of vendor...
Chart Industries in New Prague will be shipping three 172,000-gallon tanks from its New Prague plant to a Minnesota River port in Savage over the next few days. The first tank, which is 168 feet long, 17 feet wide and 18 feet tall, will leave the New Prague facility sometime Friday evening, Sept...

Kilkenny, Ireland Mayor Martin Brett will be making an appearance at the Half Way To St. Paddy’s
Day Celebration Saturday in Kilkenny. 

Seven years ago Martin Brett of Kilkenny, Ireland, made a trip to Kilkenny, MN. At the time, Brett was the mayor of the community and was extended an invitation to come to Minnesota. Mayor Brett was present for the first Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day celebration, but he also attended for another...

Cooper Bahnsen, 13, who is legally blind, proudly wears the message #notbroken. (Photo courtesy of Bahnsens)

Krista Bahnsen sees. She sees her almost- 14-year-old son, Cooper, struggle, adapt, and overcome challenges every day. Cooper is legally blind. He also has cerebral palsy, ADHD, and is cognitively delayed due to a stroke he suffered in utero. He is also outgoing, funny, a sports enthusiast, and...

TCU’s Gracie Wenger returns a volley in the game against Southwest Christian. (Wade Young photo)

The TCU Volleyball Team went into Saturday’s tournament at Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School on the heels of 3-0 losses to Southwest Christian and Jordan. Coach Renae Chappuis said her team started out slow and without energy. However, the girls did one thing that has always been an...

Bella Ausmus of Montgomery, releases close to 30 Monarch butterflies after they were tagged at the Ney Nature Center on Saturday. (Wade Young photo)

Fluttering orange and black wings speckled with white spots make the monarch butterfly an unmistakable creature to many in Minnesota and the United States. This time of year, the seasonal changes signal to the beautiful Monarch to begin its amazing migration hundreds of miles to the remote...

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