Crews from Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration, Mr. Moles Painting and Headwaters Painting, with a fleet of Titan sprayers, do a project to raise funds for the New Prague Veterans Memorial. (Submitted photo)

Three Minnesota based painting companies and Titan, distributor of spray painting equipment, came together earlier this year to raise funds for the New Prague Veterans Memorial. Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration, Mr. Moles Painting and Headwaters Painting did a project between New Prague and...

TCU students (left to right) Tara Larsen, Haley Goettl, and Rachael Paggen job shadowed at Seneca in Montgomery. (Photo courtesy of Seneca)

A new job shadowing program at Tri-City United High School has students spending time in area businesses, learning about careers in which they’ve shown interest. Forty-three students signed up to participate in the program that Corrie Odland, TCU’s Workforce Development Coordinator, is overseeing...

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Montgomery’s Torchlight Parade and Fireworks is celebrating 27 years this holiday season, and plans are underway to make it bigger and better than ever. The Thursday, December 5 event kicks off with a parade of approximately 50 lighted floats, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the north end of First Street...
The Elko New Market City Council approved a resolution during its Thursday, Nov. 21, meeting naming Amanda Novak as the newest council member. She was chosen out of four candidates who were all interviewed by the current council members during a special meeting at 5 p.m. that evening. Novak...

Scott Le Sueur Waterfowler Bob Trnka runs the Duck Drop, which was a HUGE hit with the kids, according to organizers. Children paid $2, drew a number, and when they sold out all 100 numbers, a duck was put in the cage. The winner was the number that got pooped on. (Photo courtesy of Skye Harms)

The organization is new, but the time-honored event was very successful. The newly-formed Scott Le Sueur Waterfowlers continued the tradition of raising funds for education, youth programs, and conservation with a Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Park Ballroom in New Prague. The...

Alex Bass, one of the members of Boy Scout Troop 322, helped set up his troop’s Christmas tree lot on Saturday, Nov. 23. (Wade Young Photo)

O’ Christmas tree, O’ Christmas tree! How lovely are thy branches! Residents can decorate their homes with real Christmas trees, thanks to the Boy Scout Troop 322 that opened its annual tree lot last weekend at R & R Metal Works on Highway 13 north. Scoutmaster Paul Turgeon explained the Troop...

Workers were clearing snow from the Wells Fargo bank around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday after more than 11 inches fell overnight. (Wade Young Photo)

A pre-Thanksgiving holiday storm hit the area with several inches of heavy, wet snow by Wednesday morning, Nov. 27. The arrival of the white stuff came from a system that brought snow falling hard and fast across southern Minnesota. According to, snow totals in the Twin Cities metro...
Tri-City United Schools and Most Holy Redeemer School will be closed, Wednesday, Nov. 27 due to impending levels of snow and wind. However, Superintendent Teri Preisler noted that KidZone and WRAP services, which are the before- and after-school care programs serving students in kindergarten...
Due to weather concerns, New Prague Area Schools will be closed on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. This is the first weather closure of the year and is built into the calendar as a “traditional” weather closure for all students. This will NOT be a blended learning day. WRAP and Kids’ Company will...
The Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service in Shieldsville on Tuesday, Nov. 26 has been cancelled due to the impending snow storm.

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