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“America, America God shed his grace on thee.” These words were sung with fervor by the large crowd gathered at the annual Freedom Celebration held Sunday in Lonsdale. Held the Sunday before Independence Day, Freedom Celebration happens to honor every veteran and volunteer who serves our nation,...

Children and their families casted their luck into Lake Francis Saturday morning during the kids' fishing contest.   Lisa Ingebrand Photo

Ninety-six kids reeled in 122 fish during Elysian's Fourth of July kids' fishing contest on Saturday, June 30. The contest was held at the city beach along the shore of Lake Francis. Tristan Anderson, 12, of Eagle Lake caught the largest fish of the day, a 12'-3/4" bass.  Pick up a copy of the July...
A St. Clair teen sustained life-threatening injuries after being rear-ended by a distracted driver on Highway 60 near Madison Lake, Friday, June 29, just before 6 p.m. Seventeen-year-old Levi Tonn was driving eastbound in a 1993 Chevrolet Pickup, signaled to turn left, braked, and was rear-ended by...

A teenage boy drowned in Lake Elysian on Friday, June 29.  Lisa Ingebrand Photo

A teenager drowned in Lake Elysian during the afteroon of June 29.  According to the Waseca County Sheriff's report, the victim was a 17-year-old male who reportedly jumped in the lake and never resurfaced around 4 p.m. Elysian Fire Chief Jason James said the incident occurred just south of Kaupon'...
With temperatures in the mid-90s Friday, June 29, Many people headed to the New Prague Swimming Pool to cool off. Caden Mushitz was one of many taking turns on the diving board, doing a flip as he prepared for splashdown. 
Children enjoy the water slide at Wagner Park in Elko New Market the evening of Thursday, June 28. The slide was just part of the ongoing Free Family Fun Night events in the park. The evening of June 28 also included a safety demonstration by the Elko New Market Police Department and the showing of...
Due to unfavorable ground conditions, Tuesday’s fireworks display in Lonsdale is moving to the east end of town.    Lonsdale City Administrator Joel Erickson addressed the City Council Thursday night with a request submitted by Lonsdale Freedom Fireworks to the new business park.    Erickson said...
Elysian  – Fri. June 29, 10 pm Lonsdale – Tues. July 3, following the game New Prague – Tues. July 3, 10:10 pm Veseli – Wed. July 4, following the game North Morristown – Wed. July 4, 10 pm Prior Lake – Wed. July 4, 10 pm Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community – Wed. July 4, 10 pm  

The 2018 Elysian Princess of the Lakes royalty, left to right: Attendant Evelyn Miller, Princess of the Lakes Shelby Clinton, and Attendant Lydia Coulsey. The royalty were crowned Thursday, June 28 in Elysian as part of the 4th of July celebration.

The 2018 Elysian Princess of the Lakes was crowned Thursday, June 28 in Elysian as part of the 4th of July Celebration. Shelby Clinton, daughter of Beth and Matt Clinton, was named the Princess of the Lakes. Her attendants are Evelyn Miller, daughter of Brandis and John Miller and Lydia Coulsey,...
The New Prague Chamber of Commerce, New Prague School District 721 and the City of New Prague will host a state legislative recap from 7:30-9 a.m. on Monday, July 9, in the second floor meeting room at New Prague City Hall, 118 Central Ave. N. Sen. Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake) and Rep. Bob...

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