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The Elko New Market City Council at its Thursday, Feb. 28, business meeting unanimously authorized City Administrator Tom Terry to make a conditional offer to Brady Juell to be the city’s new Police Chief and Emergency Management Director. Juell, currently a sergeant with the Chaska Police...

Brynn Peterson, left, a fourth grader at Eagle View Elementary, discusses her proejct with Zach Sirek, one of the science fair judges. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

New Prague Area Schools held the annual District Elementary Science Fair Saturday, March 2, at New Prague Middle School. There were 69 projects from students in grades 3-6. In addition, participants could partake in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities while not being judged...
Two people from Le Sueur were killed when their snowmobile hit a power pole in Blakeley Township in rural Scott County Sunday, March 3. According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, dispatchers received a call at approximately 4:27 p.m. Sunday about a snowmobile crash with injuries at the...
“Masopust”, the time of carnivals which historically ended on Ash Wednesday, is the oldest continuous holiday feast in the Czech lands. Montgomery has been celebrating it short of 20 years, most recently on Sunday. Among the dancing, celebrating and eating, a new ambassador was crowned. Andrew...
Pediatric Physical Therapist Stacey Siats entertains baby Sophia for a moment during her presentation on optimizing infant development during New Prague Area Community Education’s baby event the morning of Saturday, March 2, at the Central Education Campus. Siats also offered tips and tricks to...
The retired judge overseeing the Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS) lawsuit assigned tasks and specific timelines to move the case along. In a letter to attorneys for LCHS and the 16 plaintiffs on February 21, Retired Judge John Van de North, Jr., referenced a phone call with the attorneys...
On February 28th, 2019 at approximately 12:30 a.m., Le Sueur County dispatch received a call regarding a home break-in on the 400 block of Main Street East in the City of Waterville. A Waterville Police Officer arrived at the residence shortly after. The officer was advised by the owner that they...

Jeff Steinhoff drives his route for snowplowing in the city of New Prague. He began plowing at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and was taking care of the streets in the housing additions of Homefield and Raven Stream, Scott County Road 37, Columbus Avenue and 10th Avenue SE. Steinhoff has been with the city for 13 years. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Wednesday, Feb. 20, began with heavy snow that lasted through most of the day. For New Prague city employees like Jeff Steinhoff he was already out working at 6 a.m. making sure residents had clear streets. February 20 was a day of heavy snowfall as New Prague and the surrounding communities had...
New Prague Area Schools Superintendent Tim Dittberner updated members of the school board on the use of "flexible learning days" the district has taken due to weather. The update came during the board’s regular meeting Monday, Feb. 25. "It’s nice to have these available to us," he said. "We’ve had...

Lucas Bauer works on his wood duck house, assisted by volunteer Louis Schatz, left, and Lucas’ father Scott Bauer. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

Snow and wind didn’t deter about 150 youngsters from showing up Sunday, Feb. 24, to the 20th Annual Wood Duck House building event at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Prague. Sponsored by the Scott-Le Sueur chapter of the Minnesota Waterfowl Association, youngsters were given the opportunity to...

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