Pete Schoenecker and his dad, Virgil, tend to this year’s harvest of corn on a beautiful fall afternoon under a sunny, bright blue sky. Pete is the fifth generation running the 84 acre family farm. Impressively, Virgil at age 92, still energetically makes the climb into the combine. As he states though, “It’s a lot easier coming down!” (Mark Slavik photo)

On a sunny, fall afternoon under a clear, blue sky, Virgil Schoenecker and his son, Pete, are busy harvesting corn from the fields on land that’s been in the family for generations. Pete rents the land from his dad now, carrying on the tradition of farming that started decades ago when his great-...

New Prague High School graduate Kristin Wornson will take part in an all-woman expedition to the Arctic Circle later this month. (Submitted photo)

Kristin Wornson, daughter of Dick and Cathy Wornson of New Prague, has been selected to be part of the Sedna Epic Expedition, an allwomen's team of scientists, explorers, educators, filmmakers, photographers, journalists and artists, that will take part in an expedition to the Arctic Circle. From...
The New Prague area woke up to 1-2 inches of snow Wednesday, Nov. 6, the first measurable snowfall of the season. City snowplows were on the road for the first time this season, clearing the roads for motorists.
Voters in Montgomery spoke loud and clear at Tuesday's election, and voted against the proposed fire hall/City Hall remodel. Out of 626 votes cast, 452 residents (72 percent) voted against the more than $6 million plan. A total of 174 residents (28 percent) voted in favor of it. See the November...
Residents of Mala Strana Assisted Living and Rehabilitation Center in New Prague provide the treats during its annual Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 31. Children and their families were stopping by between 3:30-4:30 p.m. to get candy in the Guest Room and other treats. Plus, there were was also...

Brothers Tim and Ryan O’Neill will be inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 1, in New Ulm. (Photo by R. Stidger Photography)

A business venture that began more than 20 years ago as college students has landed a pair of New Prague brothers into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. The O’Neills join a group of inductees that include the Peterson family, a family of musicians whose members have played locally and nationally...

Kendra Rasmusson of Farmhouse Market took second place in the Scott County FAST-TRACK Challenge. (Submitted photo)

The FAST-TRACK Challenge is pleased to announce Hobby Farmer Canning Co. is the 2019 FAST-TRACK Challenge first place winner. The company is in the process of taking their new Switchel Fizz, non-alcoholic beverage, to the next level. Jeff Cerise, Tod Novinska and Chuck Hermes, partners in the firm...
Residents who live on the German-Jefferson Lakes and Lake Emily in Le Sueur County voiced their displeasure at a proposed ordinance which would have required sewer inspections every 3-5 years. The Le Sueur County Board held a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 22 to discuss the ordinance. More than two...

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