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Brian Edel, a 1999 graduate of New Prague High School, has been selected as the new principal of DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis and will begin his tenure on Friday, July 1. Edel, son of Bruce and Jean Edel of New Prague, has been a teacher, coach and moderator at schools in Minnesota and...

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Hometown Bats will hold its Sixth annual Home Run Derby, beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Union Hill Ballpark, west of New Prague on Highway 19. The family-friendly event offers children’s games, food and drinks. It brings batters from DRS (Dakota, Rice, Scott) Baseball together to slam...
Sean O’Neill, left, talks with FOX9 News anchors Tim Blotz and Alix Kendall about the history and legacy of baseball at Union Hill the evening of Wednesday, June 22. O’Neill had been a player on the team and is now president of the field’s baseball association. A large crowd came out for the event...

David and Chris Byrne of Waterville were the finders of the Waterville Bullhead Days medallion, which was hidden by a tree near the parking area at the Lagoon Park. (Jay Schneider photo)

After searching for more than 10 years, David Byrne and his son Chris have finally achieved their goal of locating the Waterville Bullhead Days medallion. “We have been doing this for at least 10 years,” David said. Chris was just a little kid (when we started looking).” It has been a family affair...

An accident late Friday night, June 10 damaged the home of Curt and Misty Kendall when a truck drove over two retaining walls and directly into their home. Fire Chief Chris Meskan checking out the damaged vehicle. (Misty Kendall photo)

A crash Friday, June 10 at approximately 11:10 p.m. caused significant damage to a pick-up truck and the home of Curt and Misty Kendall of Waterville. According to Waterville Chief of Police John Manning, the Waterville Police Department, Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Department, Waterville Fire and...

The 2022 Waterville Bullhead Days Royalty, left to right: Attendant Milayna Watzek, Miss Waterville Kaitlin Rahn, and Attendant Ashley Zimmerman. (Jay Schneider photo)

The 64th Miss Waterville was crowned Friday, June 10 as part of the annual Waterville Bullhead Days Celebration. This year’s queen is Kaitlin Rahn, daughter of Jeff and Kim Rahn. Her attendants are Milayna Watzek, daughter of Jared and Lindsey Watzek and Ashley Zimmerman, daughter of Karen Sinclair...
In-coming fifth-grade students were caught in the middle of a dispute between the school board and the teaching staff at Tri-City United. In recent months, the school board learned that the yearly field trip to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center would be canceled if the teachers involved in...

Dave Traut, of Traut Companies, (right) watches as Gunnar Kern of the engineering firm, Bolton & Menk, detonates five pounds of TNT inside Well No. 5 near Montgomery’s Water Treatment Plant on Wednesday, June 8. (Wade Young photo)

City officials are hoping the multiple explosions of TNT in one of its wells last week will fix a water flow problem before the rehabilitation begins on the city’s water tower in mid-July. On Wednesday, June 8, Dave Traut, of Traut Companies which specializes in wells, drilling, and water treatment...

Ten-year-old Tenley Boushek of New Prague was nominated for Best Child Actress at Z-Fest Film Festival for her role in "The Puppet King,” a short horror film directed by Nick Michael. Tenley is pictured with her mom, actress Sonya Boushek, who was also recognized at the festival. Tenley is holding the doll from the “The Doll” and wearing the crown from “The Puppet King”—films in which she held lead roles. (Photo courtesy of Sonya Boushek)

She’s 10 and has already starred in multiple films. Tenley Boushek, daughter of Devin and Sonya Boushek of New Prague, just completed fourth grade at New Prague’s Falcon Ridge Elementary and was recently nominated for the Best Child Actress award at Z-Fest Film Festival, an annual Twin Cities based...
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed an emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation has been found in the City of Elko New Market. City staff reported an ash tree with bark cracks and woodpecker damage in the tree canopy, a tell-tale sign of possible EAB infestation, to the MDA for...

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