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(Left) Fifth and sixth graders (left to right) Liza Baker, Owen Scheurer, Randi Krueger, and Carson James are WEM’s December Bucs’ Pride Focus Students.

(Right) Junior high students (left to right) Mackenzie Velishek, Tim McGraw, Jakiah Tyra, and Gabe Roberts are WEM’s December Bucs’ Pride Focus Students.

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Eight students from Waterville-Elysian-Morristown’s Morristown building have been named Bucs’ Pride Focus Students for December 2018. Fifth graders selected for the honor include: Liza Baker, daughter of Pat and Pam Baker, and Owen Scheurer, son of Elisha Volkman and Justin Scheurer. The Fifth...
Le Sueur County Judge Mark Vandelist sent a strong message to the Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS) and its membership on January 3 when he rejected the society’s request to split the fees for the retired judge overseeing the case. Vandelist stated the disputes within the organization are...
New board members, from left, Leo Giesen, Tammy Pexa and Mark Bartusek take the oath of office at the beginning of the school board's organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 14. The three were elected in November to four-year terms. Also remaining on the board are Kytyn Schoenbauer, board chair, Jeanne...
On Sunday Jan. 13 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office received information that a threat directed at the Cleveland Public School had been posted on a social media group chat site. According to Sheriff Brett Mason, Le Sueur County Deputies investigated the matter...
David Mecredy, left, leads off a line of dancers to gather people for square dancing at the Cowboy Chili Feed/Cook Off in New Prague on Saturday, Jan. 12. Held at the St. Wenceslaus Church’s Parish Activity Center, the evening event was sponsored by HIS Haven Ranch and featured a chili contest,...
Tom Schmidberger, left, and Mallory Jirik were the final two contestants out of 12 students from New Prague Middle School that competed in the New Prague Area Schools’ Spelling Bee on Saturday, Jan. 12. Schmidberger won by spelling the word electrolysis. There were five schools that had final...
UPDATED at 2 p.m. 1-14-19 Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn announced the name of the victim in the death investigation. He identified that it was David Amundson, 44, of New Prague, who was found in a field near his vehicle on January 13, 2019, at 30th Street West and Halstad Avenue in Wheatland...
The Elko New Market City Council at its Thursday, Jan. 10, meeting had three members take the oath of office and adopted a resolution appointing a member to fulfill a term. From left are Jon Schwichtenberg, who was appointed to fill the remaining two years of a term that ends in 2020, council...

Le Sueur County Parks Director Tyler Luethje (left) stands ready to hand trail maps out to snowshoers. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

Bright stars, colorful glow sticks, and a few flashlights illuminated the paths for snowshoers in Richter Woods County Park Saturday night, January 5. There was just enough snow in the rural Montgomery park to make the first-time event possible. More than forty people participated in the free...
Diane Goulson has been put in a very different position the last few months. The longtime New Prague resident and pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church near Belle Plaine, Goulson was diagnosed in November with pancreatic cancer. She’s facing a series of chemotherapy treatments and surgery, but she’s...

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