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The September 1, 2021, issue of the Belle Plaine Herald, will be the last. The newspaper’s owners, the Townsend Family, announced the news on its front page this week. “The Townsend Family is sadly publishing the final edition of the Belle Plaine Herald, after nearly 140 years of covering the...

A 1947 Farmall H, owned by Zack Matson of Montgomery, takes part in the daily parade at the Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show on Saturday, Aug. 28. (Patrick Fisher photo)

A large crowd and good weather greeted The Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show Friday Aug. 27, through Sunday, Aug. 29. The annual show features tractors of all years, sizes and models. “We had extremely good attendance this year,” said Bill Thelemann of the Pioneer Power Tractor Show. “We dodged...

George Mikiska of the Czech Heritage Club helps a woman with her family history at the Pope County Fair on August 6 in Glenwood. (Submitted photo)

The Czech Heritage Club were on the road a few weeks ago. Club Members George Mikiska and James Simon appeared at the Pope County Fair in Glenwood on August 6. According to the members, Pope County has the next highest population of Czech immigrants in the state after Czech Country (Veseli,...
Three of the four teams from the DRS Amateur Baseball League were eliminated in the first round of the Class C State Tournament last weekend. Kimball defeated Union Hill (3-0), Luxemburg downed St. Benedict (5-2), and Bemidji ended New Prague’s season (12-3). St. Patrick is the lone team remaining...
Today's Music in the Park concert has been postponed and will be rescheduled. The band Back Up and Push was formed out of band members overlapping love of Kenny Baker fiddle tunes, Jim and Jesse vocal harmonies, Stanley and Scruggs banjo licks, and a healthy skepticism of guitar breaks, Back Up...
Arnold “Arnie” Edel, 59, of Owatonna, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis. Arnold Joseph Edel was born on February 13, 1962, in Northfield to Milo and Helen (Kalina) Edel. He grew up in Northfield and graduated from Northfield High School. Arnie...

The TCU Robotics members who participated in the Benton County Fair were (from left) Caleb Holicky, Devin Filter, Aiden Miland, Jameson Fonseca, Alex Matchinski (Photo courtesy of John Head, TCU Schools)

Even though school is out for the summer, members of the TCU Robotics Club have been hard at work building, programming and driving their robots. The most recent competition was a three-day tournament at the Benton County Fair in Sauk Rapids. Club Advisor John Head said the event was special since...

More than 400 vehicles and 700 people rode in the Kilkenny Fire Department ATV Ride Saturday, August 14. The picture above shows hundreds of vehicles at the Hideway in Lexington. (Submitted photo)

The annual Kilkenny Fire Department ATV Ride, which was held Saturday, August 14, had the biggest turnout in the history of the event. This is the fifth year the Kilkenny Fire Department has been in charge of the event. The ATV Run was started by the Kilkenny Park Committee a decade ago. A total of...
An inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has highlighted the need for a new police department building. During the regular council meeting on Monday, City Administrator Brian Heck reported on an OSHA inspection done in late July. While, he hasn’t received the final...
St. Patrick scored two unearned runs in the 9th inning and one more in the 10th inning to come from behind to defeat Union Hill for the Region 3C Championship Sunday, August 15 in St. Patrick. The Irish, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, trailed 7-5 after the Bulldogs scored a run in the top of the...
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