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The fires still burning Thursday, May 25, at the Rice County landfill.

Rice County officials are continuing to respond to a fire at the county’s landfill solid waste facility at East 145th Street in rural Dundas. The fire began in the landfill portion of the solid waste facility shortly after it closed for the evening on Monday, May 22. The cause of the fire has yet...
Joan (Joni) Glynn, 83, passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2023, after a long fight against Parkinson’s Disease.  Joan was born on October 20, 1939 to Isidor and Estella (Klinkhammer) Mahowald. Joan grew up in Shakopee and attended Shakopee schools. In addition to school, she helped care for...
Honor veterans by partaking in one of these events on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, in remembrance. Le Center 9:45 a.m. Parade on Main Street 10:00 a.m. Memorial Day program at Tri-City United Middle School Gymnasium 12:00 p.m. Potluck Dinner at American Legion Post #108 Montgomery 8:00 a.m....

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Ancestors and relations known to the family gathered at the book signing. Pictured from left to right are (front row) Kathryn Malone, Mary Shaughnessy and John Shaughnessy, and (back row) Steve Schatz, Mary Holtz, Ty Schatz, Mary Pat Shaughnessy, and Author Dean Caldwell-Tautges. Steve, Ty, Mary Pat, and John are all great-nieces and nephews of Father Valerian Schatz. Mary Shaughnessy a niece of Father Schatz and the last known living relative at that relationship-level to him.

The “Coveting Lovingkindness” book signing at the Montgomery Public Library on Saturday, April 29 brought together some local historians, people known to the family and some of the remaining family of the subject of the book, Father Valerian Schatz. Author Dean Caldwell-Tautges spoke to the group...

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The Montgomery Area Emergency Ambulance Service. Picture from left to right (front row) are Jason Gangloff, Rhea Fogarty, Brandon Legg, Katrina Anderson, Tom Stonehouse, Caitlin Vigil and Jim Chromy, and (back row) are Thomas Franek, Mark Norman, Tyler Bednar, Allison Johnston, Brittany Grobe, Angela Jenneke, Neil Vlasak, Tim Weiss and Dave Gaul. Missing from the photo are Sam Lieberman, Zach Janisch, Ashton Matejcek, Alexander Bernal, Craig Nordling, Joe Anderson, Dan McGuire, Riannon Borchardt and Cameron Hankins.

   The Montgomery Area Emergency Ambulance Service (MAEAS) this year has welcomed changes to our training process for new and current members, gained new equipment and welcomed new personnel.     The new online-based education platform allows our members to take courses geared towards emergency...

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Thomas Stonehouse of the Minnesota Pipes and Drums band plays “Amazing Grace” on his bagpipe at midnight on Monday, May 15 in front of the Montgomery Police Department to commemorate the beginning of National Police Week and fallen officers. This is the fourth year this solemn tradition has been held in Montgomery. Even though it is specifically for police officers, Stonehouse, a volunteer emergency medical responder with Montgomery Area Emergency Medical Service, says that the event represents all emergency personnel. Police, fire and ambulance showed up with lights on to block the street as a small crowd gathered in remembrance for the occasion.

Greetings from the Montgomery Police Department (MPD). The 2022 and the beginning of 2023 have been a busy time for the MPD. We had a difficult time with the loss of Officer Gordy Prochaska in January. Gordy worked for the MPD in a part-time capacity for 33 years. His laugh and presence will be...

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The building and parking lot renovations to get ready for the new business at 104 Oak Avenue Southwest.

A number of residents in Montgomery have been wondering what is going on with the old Ace Hardware store building on 104 Oak Avenue Southwest. Remodeling of the building and, this past week, a re-pavement of the parking lot, have made people curious. The building and lot are now owned by Michael...
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Stephen "Steve" Andrew Schultz, 38, of Montgomery, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2023 at 10:10 a.m. surrounded by family and friends. Stephen gave the gift of life through organ donation. As he had in life he gave what he could to help others without asking for anything in return. Steve was a...
David Scott Reed, age 63, died November 10, 2022, in Comfort Care at U of M Fairview Medical Center. Family and friends would like to invite you to celebrate the life of David at The Church event center in Le Center, 185 N Lexington Ave., from 1- 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. A memorial service will...
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