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Elko New Market will be offering a lot of activities during its annual community celebration, Fire Rescue Days that will be held Thursday, June 27, to Sunday, June 30. Starting things off is a Free Family Fun Night at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) with the Fitness Boomers Obstacle Course, sponsored...

Anne Jans talks about kroje, the Czech ethnic dress, to 22 people during the Tuesday, June 11, meeting of the Czech Heritage Club in New Prague. Jans describes herself as more of an enthusiast than an expert on kroje as there is so much to learn. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

“I am not an expert, I describe myself as an enthusiast,” said Anne Jans during her presentation about kroje (Czech traditional ethnic dress) at the Tuesday, June 11, meeting of the Czech Heritage Club. Held in the second floor meeting room at New Prague City Hall, Jans had her collection of kroje...

Seventeen adoptees and their families gathered at The Village in Waterville to celebrate adoption, share their stories, and reunite. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

She grew up in an orphanage in eastern India and witnessed the adoption of many of her childhood friends. Their final destinations were unknown to her, but her memories of them never faded. Then, it was her turn. In 2012, Hardeep Kanne left Basundhara, an orphanage in Orissa, India. She was...
The Montgomery City Council is letting the public decide whether or not to proceed with its planned emergency services building and City Hall remodel. The council made the unanimous decision on Monday during its regular meeting to ask the public via a referendum to issue general obligation bonds...
The third annual Final Leg Torch Run 5K in New Prague, sponsored by Electromed, was held the morning of Tuesday, June 18, and drew 36 people. Adults and children were traveling the route by bike and rollerblades as well as running and walking it. The Torch Run is to raise awareness for Special...
John Krocak of Montgomery, center, races for home plate during a costumed obstacle course at the third annual Home Run Derby the evening of Saturday, June 15, at Union Hill. The event was a fundraiser for Aurora Jesperson, daughter of Nate and Sarah Jesperson of Elko New Market. Despite the rain,...

Saturday's Home Run Derby at Union Hill ballpark will benefit Aurora Jesperson, 21-month-old daughter of
Nate and Sarah Jesperson of Elko New Market. Aurora was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, and other developmental delays. 

Who will step up to bat for a local family’s little princess? The third annual Home Run Derby sponsored by Ted Nytes, owner of Nytes Cabinets and Home Town Bats, will be held this Saturday, June 15 at Union Hill ballpark west of New Prague, starting at 5 p.m. The event will benefit a little girl...

MaeLea Harmon won the 2019 Class A State 100-meter dash Championship Saturday, June 8 at Hamline University in St. Paul.

WEM senior MaeLea Harmon capped off a fantastic high school track and field career by winning the Class A State 100-meter dash championship. She placed in the top four in this race at State all four years she competed in track. Harmon is a school record holder in the 100-meter dash, long jump, and...

Praha Village, the senior living center located at 10th Avenue and First Street SE, will hold an open house from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, June 13. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

She began her career in a small country school in 1949 and taught for just a few years until she married. When her children got older, Anna Mae Witt became a school teacher in New Prague, and is known widely for her dedication, patience and the love so many in the community feel for her. When Praha...

Tri-City United’s Ben Sladek is pictured with Elsa Strom from Le Sueur-Henderson High School. Sladek and Strom both earned the High Overall Average (HOA) for shooting 100 out of 100 clays at the 2019 Southern MN High School Trap Championship at the Caribou Gun Club. (Submitted Photo)

With steady hands and eyes on the flying targets, TCU alumnus Ben Sladek shot a perfect score at the Caribou Gun Club and Hunting Preserve’s 2019 High School Trap Championship event June 1-2. Shooting against seven local teams, Belle Plaine, Cleveland, Jordan, Le Sueur–Henderson, Sibley East, St...

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