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A crowd was gathering at Giesenbrau Bier Co. in New Prague the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 10, for the Fifth annual Hops for Hope ALS fundraiser. There was a silent auction at the local brewery, which was also being held online. A DJ was providing music all day for the fundraiser, which was being...
A crowd was gathering at Giesenbrau Bier Co. in New Prague the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 10, for the Fifth annual Hops for Hope ALS fundraiser. There was a silent auction at the local brewery, which was also being held online. A DJ was providing music all day for the fundraiser, which was being...
Geraldyne (Gerri) David (Sheehy), age 85 passed away on August 21, 2022 at Central Health Care Center in Le Center, MN. Gerri grew up with her parents and siblings on a farm near Waterville where she learned to bake, sew, garden and grow to have a strong faith in God. She graduated from Waterville...
One team was expected to advance into the final round of 16 teams. The other team had never been there. But, both St. Patrick and Webster will now be playing in the final weekend of the Class C Baseball Tournament this weekend in Faribault and Dundas. St. Patrick was the Region 3C Champions and...

Professional painter, Thomas Miller stands by part of his work on display at the Montgomery Arts & Heritage Center through September 24. (Wade Young photo)

A professional artist from southern Minnesota has entered his work in several state and federal wildlife art competitions over the past 23 years and has his work in private collections in 45 states and five countries. Through September 24, Thomas Miller is displaying his work at the Montgomery Arts...

Dawson Pint, who finished with a pair of hits for the Montgomery Mallards, is shown above sliding into second base during the 3-1 loss by the Mallards to Elrosa in the Class C State Tournament. (Submitted photo)

The Webster Sox, playing in their first-ever Class C State Amateur Baseball Tournament, picked up a 10-3 win over Milroy in the opening round of State Saturday, August 20. They will return to action Sunday, August 28 at Dundas at 1:30 p.m. and will play Monticello. St. Patrick will play Urbank...
Of all the different articles and subjects I write about each week, composing a personal column is always the hardest. Telling the world about my everyday experiences in an amusing and relevant way is the worst form of writer’s block. I’m guessing that in the 22 years I’ve been the editor of the...

Vern Trcka stands in the zinnia garden he planted next to Dollar General in Montgomery. The flowerbed is one of two zinnia-filled plots he tends in town in an effort to bring joy to the community and celebrate the town’s Czech roots—all in honor of his Grandma Otillia, who planted (and harvested) the seed. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

As a little boy, Vern Trcka enjoyed helping his grandma, Otillia Ziskovsky, plant her large zinnia garden every spring. He’d walk behind her as she tenderly dropped the precious seeds into the shallow furrows, and he would cover them—ever so slightly—with soil. “Only cover them a 1/4-inch, no more...
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