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Two issues were brought forth to the WEM Board of Education Monday, June 27 by district residents concerning possible changes in the 5th and 6th grade physical education schedule and the student dress code. The physical education change which has been discussed in changing the five day, 25 minute...

The 2022 Miss Elysian, Junior Miss, and Princess of the Lakes Royalty, front row, left to right: Princess of the Lakes Attendant Gracyn Miller, Princess of the Lakes Arra Schuldt, and Princess of the Lakes Attendant Elizabeth King. Back row, left to right: Junior Miss Attendant Lisa Cage, Junior Miss Madalyn Miller, Miss Elysian Ava LaFrance, and Miss Elysian Attendant Katrina Brekke. (Jay Schneider photo)

The 18th Miss Elysian was crowned Thursday, June 30 as part of the Elysian 4th of July celebration. This year’s queen is Ava LaFrance, daughter of Joel and Nicole LaFrance. Her attendant is Katrina Brekke, daughter of Troy and the late Audrey Brekke. Crowning the new royalty were 2021 Miss Elysian...
Watch for the second annual Color the Kroj Contest entry form/coloring page in The Montgomery Messenger’s July 21st Kolacky Days Special Section. Artists of all ages are encouraged to enter! Completed full-page entries must be turned in to the Montgomery Messenger office or the Montgomery Public...

The Saemrow family has been named Rice County’s 2022 Farm Family of the Year. Pictured (front, from left) are the four brothers and their mother. Keith, Ron, Marian, Gordon, and Wayne, (second row) are the brothers’ wives Jackie, Brenda, Hindy, Abbie, and a son Tyler, (back) more children Wyatt, Lisa, Jacy, Jack, and Jobb. Missing are other children Matt, Elsa, and Judd Saemrow. (Submitted photo)

The Saemrow family has been named Rice County’s 2022 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota. Charles Saemrow first settled the Saemrow farm in the early 1890s. Charles’ son, Herman took over the operation in the 1930s. He was followed by his son Herb in the 1950s. Then, in the 1980s...

Tony Timmer of C & H Sports Surfaces, Inc., pours white paint between tape marks before rolling it to finish the striping at Montgomery’s tennis and pickleball courts on Wednesday, June 29. (Wade Young photo)

Tennis and pickleball players now have a rehabilitated outdoor court at North Side Park to play on. Workers from C & H Sports Surfaces Inc., which specializes in tennis, basketball, and pickleball courts, and running tracks, worked on Montgomery’s court for over a week and a half. According to...
Flowers and greenery were being placed and planted along Main Street on Wednesday, July 6, in New Prague. The plants were being put down in several locations along the street from the west end near the railroad tracks and going east. For more see a print issue of The New Prague Times. (Patrick...

Linzy Bannie is the new the Assistant Activities Director at New Prague Area Schools and is pictured with her family. Linzy, second from left, holds Colt, with daughter Kira being held by husband Jim and, in front, is stepson Carter. (Submitted photo)

Linzy Bannie was offered, and has accepted, the Assistant Activities Director position at New Prague Area Schools (pending approval by the New Prague School Board). Linzy was born and raised in Tallahassee, FL. She graduated college in four years from Concordia University, Saint Paul with a...

Julie Harmon

This year’s Honorary Survivor of the Le Sueur County Relay for Life knows both sides of cancer. For close to 43 years, Julie Harmon of New Prague has worked as a nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System (formerly Queen of Peace), New Prague Hospital. She lives the role of a caregiver. In July 2018, the...
New Prague had an incredible fireworks display the evening of Sunday, July 3. There was also beautiful weather for the show as it was clear and temperatures were around 79 degrees Fahrenheit. The American Legion Post 45 Park Ballroom and Jeff Belzer’s were the sponsors of the show that began at 10...
Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason reports that at approx. 0640 hours on July 1, 2022, deputies responded to a residence located on the southwest shore of Lake Washington, in Washington Township for a Missing Person Report. At the residence, Deputies spoke with Reporting Party and family members,...

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