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Workers for New Prague Utilities put lights on the Community Christmas Tree in Memorial Park Thursday morning, Nov. 29. A ceremonial tree lighting will take place Friday, Nov. 30, following the city's annual Parade of Lights. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. going east from First Avenue NE toward...
Warren Smith of Habitat for Humanity South Central Minnesota, from Mankato, presents a gift to new homeowner Mindy Wescott during the dedication ceremony for the new house on Tuesday, Nov. 20. (Patrick Fisher Photo)
Mindy Wescott of New Prague became a new homeowner through Habitat for Humanity South Central Minnesota. A dedication ceremony for Wescott’s new home along Wencel Avenue NE was held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and was attended by 17 people representing the New Prague chapter of Habitat for Humanity South...
Le Sueur County will be honored Monday, Dec. 3 during the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) Annual Meeting in Bloomington. MCIT announced last week that Le Sueur County has been selected as the 2018 County of the Year. "The county has distinguished itself in the areas of loss...

Outgoing Lonsdale Fire Department Chief Mike Yetzer (right) is joined with newly appointed assistant fire chief Shannon Morsching (left) and Dave Pfluke as chief. Pfluke is currently assistant fire chief. Morsching and Pfluke will begin their new positions January 1. (Andrea Nelson Photo)

Leadership changes are about to take place on the Lonsdale Fire Department. Effective January 1, 2019, the city will have a new fire chief and assistant fire chief. Lonsdale’s current fire chief, Mike Yetzer, has served three terms as fire chief, which is the maximum allowed per the department’s...
The New Prague Area School Board heard reports on a therapy dog pilot project and the Worlds Best Workforce during their meeting Monday, Nov. 26. They also discussed the annual superintendent performance review and approved the superintendent’s contract for the next three years. Amy Hennen, social...
Montgomery received its holiday dressing on Wednesday, Nov. 28, when workers from the City of Montgomery installed the holiday Czech banners and lighted decorations on First Street. The decorations made it up just in time for the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks on Thursday, Nov. 29. The parade...

Seventh and eighth grade students in the advisory class of Shaun Robbins at TCU Montgomery Middle School hold a small portion of the clothes they collected for the people on the Pine Ridge Reservation. (Wade Young Photo)

A group of kids are taking kindness to the next level when they organized a clothing drive for the residents of the poorest county in the United States. Twenty students in Shaun Robbins’ seventh and eighth grade advisory class at TCU Montgomery Middle School organized and promoted a clothing drive...

Le Sueur County Deputy Joe Kern is pictured with the county’s newest K9, “Jett”. (Submitted Photo)

Le Sueur County has a furry, four-legged crime fighter. The county’s newest K-9, “Jett”, started work on November 20. The county secured Jett, a purebred German Shepherd, last autumn when he was around nine-weeks-old. Jett was bred locally from Kozie Shepherds in southern Minnesota and attended...
Dennis Jasperson, standing, talks with Zach Thompson, Tara Thompson and Audre Johnson during the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague Thursday, Nov. 22. Johnson helped start the annual event, which is now in its 10th year. While she turned the event over to...

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