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The Ptarmigans’ offense was clicking during the 62nd SnoBowl on Saturday, Jan. 1, at Memorial Park in New Prague. The Ptarmigans won 28-0 against the Polars in the long running alumni snow football game. Teams are made up of graduates from New Prague High School. This was one of the coldest games...
The WEM Board of Education approved a slight increase to the school district’s levy for the 2022 pay year. The board adopted a proposed levy in September based on the limits set by the Minnesota Legislature. The increase in levy is due to an increase in debt service. But according to Business...

TCU Class of 2021 officers (left to right) Tara Larsen, Rachel Way, Rachel Rynda, and Jessica Dull led a small ceremony in the high school’s green space on Dec. 22, dedicating two memorial benches in honor of their late classmate Blake Asher and late teacher and coach, Carol Lilla. The benches were purchased using the graduated class’s remaining funds. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

An intimate, outdoor ceremony at Tri-City United High School marked the dedication of two memorial benches, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 22. The benches, which are gifts from the Class of 2021, commemorate the lives of two Titans who passed aways in recent years. One bench is dedicated to Blake Asher...
The Le Sueur County Board of Commissioners approved the final 2022 levy in the amount of $24,611,528, which is an increase of $1.1 million or 4.8 percent from 2021. This action was taken during the December 21 meeting. County departments developed their proposed budgets during the months of April...

Boy Scouts Emerson Fashant, Justin Napper, Branko Schoenbauer, and Travis Napper from Troop 322 delivered the community’s gifts from the Sharing Tree on December 20. (Wade Young photo)

The tradition where residents make Christmas special for the needy was again a success in 2021. According to Eileen Segna, the coordinator for the Sharing Tree program, all of the recipients who had tags on the tree, received gifts. She said people were generous with their gifts to the people who...
The Lonsdale City Council has approved another no-frills budget and property tax levy for the 2022 fiscal year. “I know there are no frills in this budget,” said Lonsdale City Council Member Kevin Kodada. “I know we won’t end up in a surplus like the state did.” Lonsdale City Administrator Joel...

Angels (left to right) Charlotte Melchert and Evie Melchert greet two shocked shepherds, Gideon Anderson and Jackson Rosenthal.

Students at Trinity Lutheran School, North Morristown, performed a special “Miracle in a Manger” Christmas program as part of the morning worship service on Dec. 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church. The children acted out the story of Christ’s birth, which took place over 2,000 years ago. The program was...

Deacon board and pastors, (from left) are Deacon Mark Chicoine, Deacon Kathy Stark, executive pastor Douglas Pint, Speaking Pastor Kurt Schroeder, and Deacon Jessica Tietz. (Photo courtesy of Life Church)

Montgomery has a new church. Life Church, a new non-denominational church, has served the Montgomery religious community since early November, but the church’s beginnings started on a lakeshore in rural Le Sueur County. According to Executive Pastor Doug Pint, the church began meeting in open-air...
The holiday classic, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," made its way to St. John Lutheran Church on Sunday, Dec. 19. The program, which features Charlie Brown trying to find the Christmas spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree, was presented by the church’s Sunday School youth. In addition to...

The Children’s Christmas Pageant at St. John’s Catholic Church of Union Hill was held Sunday, Dec. 19. More than 30 children participated in the annual pageant that presents a version of the Christmas story. (Patrick Fisher photo)

With shy smiles, a few giggles and some nervous energy by the younger participants, more than 30 children presented the Christmas story at St. John’s Catholic Church of Union Hill the morning of Sunday, Dec. 19. The church’s annual Children’s Christmas Pageant was a reminder of what the season is...

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