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Elmer Harry Kukacka, age 85 of Montgomery passed away at his home on August 4, 2022. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 9 from 4 pm-8 pm at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 10 at 11am with visitation one hour prior at St. John...
Maxine Owen Morgan passed away peacefully on July 22, 2022, at the age of 90. She was born in Springfield, MN on July 6, 1932, to Lee and Irma (Ingram) Owen. Maxine grew up along the Cottonwood River in Springfield, MN with many fond memories of family life. She graduated from Springfield High...
Sonia H. Funk, age 94, of New Prague, formerly of Minnetonka, died peacefully with her family at her side, on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Traditions of Montgomery. Sonia was born on February 4, 1928 in Minneapolis to William E. and Signe B. (Peterson) Hovey. She was raised in the Camden area of...
Evelyn E. Novotny, age 90, of Inver Grove Heights, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on July 29, 2022.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 4, at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Patrick, 3535 72nd St., Inver Grove Heights. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m...
Members of the First and Third Minnesota reenactors participate in the Saturday, July 30, ceremony to honor Civil War veteran Corporal Hercules LaChapelle at the St. Louis French Catholic Cemetery, south of New Prague. As part of the ceremony a headstone was unveiled for Corporal LaChapelle....

Kolacky Days Queen Candidate Ellie Sladek drives her way to a first-place finish in the Kolacky Days Truck & Tractor Pull on Sunday. According to organizers, this was the first time a queen candidate competed in the event. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Vlasak)

Kolacky Days’ 42nd Annual Truck & Tractor Pull on Sunday attracted approximately 750 people including spectators and members of the Pit Crews. According to organizer Ken Rynda, 79 entries made up the roster of competitors, some of whom have long-standing connections with the event. Several of...

Classic Car Show Organizer Jim Mladek (center) tries to hand out awards in the wind and rain on Saturday while bystanders hold the tent down. (Wade Young photo)

Like the variety of flavors of the Bohemian bun, the 88th annual Kolacky Days had a variety of weather Friday to Sunday this year. The event started out with 91-degree temperatures and partly cloudy skies on Friday afternoon. The Queen’s Pageant crowned new ambassadors, Queen Alexis Hoefs, First...

Montgomery’s newest topiary was unveiled last week. His partner is pictured in the background. (Wade Young photo)

Montgomery’s newest topiary plays the concertina while dressed in floral Czech attire. His dancing partner is also made of flowers and plays the tambourine. The partner to Montgomery’s female topiary was unveiled on Friday and was displayed at the Arts and Heritage Center on Saturday. It was again...

Union Hill’s Nathan Berg, back, heads for second base after hitting a two run homer. In the foreground is Lonsdale pitcher Joe Sabal. The Bulldogs won the home game on Monday, July 25, 7-5. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

With only one night remaining in the DRS Amateur Baseball League schedule, a handful of teams are still looking to move up in the standings in order to receive a playoff bye. The teams played Wednesday, July 27 in their final evening of regular season play. St. Patrick (19-2 record in DRS) has...

Vying for the Title of Miss Lonsdale on August 6 are Hannah Reis (left) and Andra Sherman. (Submitted Photo)

Lonsdale will crown its newest Miss Lonsdale and name new ambassadors in the Lonsdale Coronation on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at TCU Lonsdale Elementary School. Doors open at 6 p.m. The new Miss Ambassadors who are up for the title of Miss Lonsdale are Hannah Reis and Andra Sherman. Reis is the...
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