The 2018-19 WEM boys basketball team posed for a photo with their coach Jeff Wagner, who won his 500th career game Friday, Feb. 1. Left to right: Nick LeMieux, Zach Sticken, Isaac Pratt, Griffin Atherton, Domanick Paulson, Tanner Ranslow, Bladyn Bartelt, Coach Wagner, Jayson Schneider, Cole Kokoschke, Grant McBroom, Matthew Van Houdt, and Dylan Androli.

WEM head boys basketball coach Jeff Wagner recently recorded his 500th coaching win with a 54-51 win over Hayfield Friday, Feb. 1. in Waterville. Wagner became the 45th all-time coach in Minnesota and 13th active coach to reach this milestone. His career record is 500-191. The Buccaneers are...
New Prague Area Schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 7, due to predicted weather conditions. Students will have a blended learning day. There will be no WRAP or pre-school classes. All evening activities are cancelled.
Tri-City United schools will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 7. According to Superindent Teri Preisler, the day will be a blended learning day and teachers will have assignments posted by 10 a.m. Preisler closed school due to weather.
Shopko announced Wednesday, Feb. 6, that it was closing 174 additional stores following its recent bankruptcy filing, and that includes the Shopko Hometown store in New Prague. When all is finished, the company will have just 109 stores, compared to the current total of 360. A list published...

The New Year’s baby, Klaira Marie O’Neill, is being held by Cora O’Neill and Daniel Corral.

The first baby in Montgomery for 2019 is Klaira Marie O’Neill. She was born to Cora O’Neill of Montgomery and Daniel Corral of Le Center. Klaira was born on January 29, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in New Prague. Because Klaira’s family was the first family to contact the Messenger...
Police Chief Lou Sager has submitted his resignation as Police Chief for the City of Montgomery effective February 16, 2019, after serving in the position for just over a year. The announcement came from City Administrator Brian Heck in an email to the Messenger. According to Heck, Sager’s...
Tri-City United junior Brandon Balma was named a recipient of the 2019 Minnesota State High School League ExCEL Award. ExCEL - Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership - is a recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities,...
Due to the impending bad weather forecasted for Thursday, Feb. 7, the New Prague Area Historical Society is cancelling its “Winter Meeting” on that date at the New Prague Library. Weather forecasted for that day is there is a 30 percent chance of snow showers in the evening, winds of 10 to 20...
New Prague Area Schools will be delayed 2-hours on Monday, February 4, 2019 due to icy road conditions.
Tri-City United High School crowned its SnoBall King and Queen at its dance on Saturday. Crowned King was Thomas Budin. Crowned Queen was Destiny Dunagan. Due to the extreme temperatures and school closings this week, the high school's SnoWeek activities were moved to next week. (Wade Young photo)

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