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From left, Bill Belkengren of the New Prague Habitat for Humanity, Mindy Wescott, the future homeowner and Mary Bender, Co-chair of the New Prague Habitat for Humanity, break ground for the group’s newest house in the community. (Patrick Fisher photo)
The New Prague Habitat for Humanity broke ground on its newest house on Wednesday, June 20. The home will benefit Mindy Wescott and will be located at 909 Wencel Ave. NE. This is also the seventh house built by the local branch of Habitat for Humanity South Central Minnesota. The program has been...
First Bank & Trust of Brookings has named Eric Krogman to Market President for its branch in New Prague. He will replace Bruce Wolf, who is retiring August 1 after 40 years in the financial industry in New Prague. Krogman, formerly a Business Banker, will oversee the Retail and Business...
New Prague City Council member Amy Jirik announced at the Wednesday, June 27, meeting of the city’s Planning Commission that she will be resigning from the council. Jirik has taken a new staff position with the city of Belle Plaine, where she works. Time commitments for the new position will...
The Ruhland family, dad, Jake, daughters Sylvia and Noelle and mom, Lindsey, were overwhelmed
and humbled by the turnout at the Home Run Derby at Union Hill Ballpark the evening of Saturday, June 23. More than 380 people attended the fundraiser, which is to help the family with medical bills for Sylvia. (Patrick Fisher Photo)
Saturday, June 23, was one of those great evenings for slamming homers. While the Home Run Derby provided that, the more than 380 people that attended the fundraiser hosted by Home Town Bats, provided an experience that the Ruhland family of Minneapolis, and others, won’t soon forget. "It’s...
Heavy rains last week have led to the closing of several crossings of the Minnesota River in the area this week, with one more crossing scheduled to close Tuesday morning.  On Sunday, June 24, Highway 93 and Highway 19 between Henderson and Highway 169 closed as high waters covered the roadway. The...
John “Jake” and Kay Keohen were named the Grand Marshals of the 84th annual Kolacky Days celebration. They were announced at the annual Meet and Greet sponsored by the Montgomery Area Community Club on Monday. They are pictured with current royalty (from left) Queen Anna Franek, First Princess...
Butch Krocak, left, gives a push to Paul Friesz’s 1940 Allis Chalmers during the Henderson Tractor Ride on Saturday, June 23, at Union Hill to help restart it. There were 35 tractors involved in this year’s annual tractor ride from the Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Showgrounds to Henderson. For...

The mortgage on St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Elysian’s building that was completed in 2007 will be retired following a noon Mass Sunday, June 24.

The congregation of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Elysian will celebrate the retirement of the mortgage on their new church on Sunday, June 24. The building, which was completed in 2007, is the third church for the parish. The festivities will begin with a noon Mass followed by a chicken dinner...
Fish Rock Country Store along Elko New Market’s Main Street had 63 cartons of cigarettes stolen the morning of Monday, June 11. Elko New Market Police Chief Steve Mortenson said his department was called at 9:36 a.m. on June 11 about the theft. He explained that checking video from the store that...
Home Town Bats is hosting the Home Run Derby benefitting vibrant 6-year-old Sylvia Ruhland. The derby will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Union Hill Ballpark, west of New Prague along Highway 19. This family friendly fundraiser offers food, drinks and games for the youngsters. The derby...

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