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The board of the new Community Foundation signs papers on Wednesday, Aug. 15 making it official. Pictured are board members (front, from left) Mick McGuire, John Grimm, LaNette Kuelper, (back) Alissa Oeltjenbruns, Community Philanthropy Director for the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation that will serve as the fiscal host, and board members Tom Washa, Liz Krocak and Maggie Grimm. (Wade Young Photo)

A way to keep programs moving forward in Montgomery and an avenue for people to pay it forward or leave a legacy to the community became official last Wednesday.   A board of six residents signed papers to create the Community Foundation in Montgomery whose goal is to keep Montgomery vital and...
Donald J Budin, age 83, of Le Center, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at Le Center Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. with a KC service at 7:30 p.m.    Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Mass of...
  The first weekend of play at the 2018 Minnesota Amateur Baseball Tournament was a big hit. More than 2,200 people paid to see eight games over three days at New Prague's Memorial Park Baseball Stadium, including 640 for Friday’s tourney opener, a 7-2 New Prague win over Ortonville. Games were...

Derrick Isaacson rounds third on his way to scoring the first run of the game for the St. Patrick Irish in the eighth inning of their State Tournament matchup against Lamberton in New Prague. An inning later, Isaacson would hit a two-run single to give the Irish a 4-3 win. 

Derrick Isaacson's two-run single in the top of the ninth inning gave St. Patrick a 4-3 win over Lamberton in the first round of the State Class C Baseball tournament in New Prague Saturday, Oct. 18.  Up to that point it had been a frustrating game for the Irish, who had given up one run on an...
Glendon Peter Flicek, 94, of Montgomery, died on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at Mala Strana Health Care in New Prague.    Visitation will be held on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. from 1 to 4 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 4 p.m. Father Victor...

Justin Firpo (4) and his New Market teammates congratulate Nick Rost (5) after Rost’s second-inning home run put the Muskies on top in their Region 3C chamiopnsip game against Faribault Friday, Aug. 10. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

Muskies earn 1st round bye; Faribault, New Prague and St. Patrick play this weekend New Market used the long ball to claim the Region 3C championship Friday, Aug. 10, with an 8-1 win over Faribault at Veseli. Earlier in the week, Faribault defeated New Prague on a bases-loaded walk to earn their...

George Korbel (right) smiles while demonstrating the base broom during the Old Time Musicians Jamboree in Montgomery on July 28. Jerry Minar is pictured with his concertina. (Lisa Ingebrand Photo)

His childhood memories dance to the beat of a base broom, a simple instrument, comprised of a broom and a wooden box.    For musician George Korbel of Kilkenny, the unique instrument is pure enjoyment.    “Some people call it the poor man’s tuba because it sounds similar to a tuba. Some people make...

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