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The Grand Marshals of the 86th annual Kolacky Days are Gladys and Buck Zahratka, with Buck wearing his signature red hat. Pictured with them are Kolacky Days royalty, wearing protective face masks due to the coronavirus pandemic, (from left) Second Princess and Miss Congeniality Sophie Franek, Queen Josephine Hatlevig, and First Princess Victoria Soukup. (Wade Young Photo)

The 86th annual Kolacky Days may be “virtual” this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Montgomery Area Community Club (MACC) is making sure a well-deserving couple is named as its Grand Marshals. Arnold “Buck” and Gladys Zahratka were chosen by the MACC as this year’s Grand Marshals...
James Walter Krenik, 62, Lonsdale, died on Friday, July 10, 2020, at his home. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Fr. Tom Niehaus and Fr. Tom Krenik officiating. Interment...
Only three games were played in the DRS Amateur Baseball League last week. COVID-19 has been detected in players on four teams which limited the amount of games played. Here is a look at the games which were played. St. Patrick 9, Prior Lake 1 The Irish exploded for 17 hits and limited the Mudcats...
In staying on track with their desired timeline, the Lonsdale City Council approved a firm to provide architectural and planning services for the new police facility to be operational in 2021. After interviews with a handful of firms and further discussion, the council unanimously voted to move...
Robert (Bob) Michael Turek, age 76, of Montgomery, passed away peacefully on his family farm surrounded by his wife and family following a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, July 4, 2020. A Celebration of life is pending with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. In lieu of flowers...
Donna J. Coughlin, 78, of Montgomery, died on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in New Prague, MN.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, in Montgomery. Visitation will be at the church from 9 to 11 a....
Shakopee Coyotes Manager: Tanner Graff Last year’s record and accomplishments: Our last year’s record was 5-18. Our accomplishments of last year was knowing we need to work on the fundamentals also try not to overthink situations and just play the sport we love. Players who have left the team since...

(Photo courtesy of Marisa Rotter)

In preparation for the 86th annual Kolacky Days Queen Pageant, the 2020 queen candidates practiced their interview skills Thursday, June 25, at the Next Chapter Winery. They are wearing special face masks made by Maureen Franek and adhering to social distance guidelines due to the coronavirus...

LCHS Board members (left to right) George Luskey, Richard Bennett, and Bryce Stenzel look over the jail cells in the 108-year-old building. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

Sheriff Brett Mason led members of Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS) Board on a tour of the county’s now-vacant, 108-yearold jail and sheriff’s residence and the recently vacated 1978 jail on Tuesday morning, June 23. According to County Administrator Darrell Pettis, the county is looking...

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