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United in the fight against cancer, survivors took the first steps of the night. Some joined hands and cheered as they set out to complete the special Survivors' Lap.

Cancer survivors made the first lap at the 26th Annual Le Sueur County Relay for Life on Friday night, July 12, at the Le Sueur County Fairgrounds in Le Center. The event, which celebrates the fight against cancer, remembers those who lost their battle with cancer, and raises money for the American...

Father Eugene Theisen (Patrick Fisher photo)

On Monday, July 1, Father Eugene Theisen became the Parochial Administrator for the New Prague Area Catholic Community. He takes over for Father Kevin Clinton who recently retired. He explained that it is policy in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that when a priest is assigned to their...

Inductees into the Minnesota Valley Bowling Association Hall of Fame are, from left, Darin Pomije, Dee Pomije, Judy Otto, Earl “Fuzzy” Schultz, Cheryle Wilke, Pat Koepp, Bill Maczkowicz, Pat Mayerhofer, Robert “Pepper” Havlicek, Bert McGuiggan, Gloria Quance, Dan Mayerhofer and Shirley Hespenheide. (Submitted photo)

The Minnesota Valley Bowling Association held a Hall of Fame induction recently at the New Prague Knights of Columbus Hall. The association consists of bowlers from New Prague, Le Sueur, Belle Plaine, Montgomery and the surrounding area. The group meets periodically to honor those who have...

Rows of fiberglass pipes are pre-loaded and ready for use in the grand finale. (Andrea Nelson Photos)

It takes more than just lighting off a few fireworks to make a memorable community wide fireworks display for Independence Day. In fact, the planning and executing for this year’s 4th of July celebrations in Lonsdale and Veseli began in January, according to the organizers of the Lonsdale Freedom...

When completed, Montgomery’s new mural will show both sides of historic First Street.

The restoration of Montgomery’s mural will soon come alive with the application of colorful paint. The 40-foot mural is being redone in a warehouse in Montgomery. Victor Garcia, a retired painter who had lived in Montgomery for 18 years before moving to his home in Belle Plaine, knows the mural’s...
A Waterville man was killed when a vehicle crossed the center line on Highway 60 and collided with his sedan. According to the Minnesota State Patrol incident report, William Elmer Potter, 27, of Waterville sustained fatal injuries in a two-vehicle crash, west of Faribault, on Wednesday morning,...
The local Catholic community, including Most Holy Redeemer Church in Montgomery, St. Canice Catholic Church in Kilkenny, and St. Patrick Catholic Church in Shieldsville, is under new leadership as of July 1. Fr. Victor Valencia, who has led the parish for five years, has transferred to St. Jerome...
New Prague's annual Fireworks Display was held Wednesday evening, July 3, near the New Prague Middle School. Many people showed up for an evening of fun, highlighted by an approximately 20-minute fireworks show presented by RES Pyrotechnic. Showered earlier in the day worried the event's sponsors,...

The Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) recently recognized TCU's Assistant Principal Jeff Eppen.

Tri-City United High School Assistant Principal Jeff Eppen has been named Southwest Assistant Principal of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). Eppen is one of eight Assistant Principals in the state to receive this honor. Assistant Principals Kelli...

The 2019 Miss Elysian and Princes of the Lakes Royalty, front row, left to right: Payton James, Princess of the Lakes Breanna Muellerleile, and Jacelynn Mulder. Back row, left to right: Alexis Schatz, Miss Elysian Sophia Alladin, and Akalie Molitor.

Sophia Alladin, daughter of Chad and Molly Alladin, was crowned Miss Elysian 2019 Tuesday, July 2 as part of the Elysian 4th of July celebration. Attendants are Akalie Molitor (1st attendant) and Alexis Schatz (2nd attendant). Breanna Muellerleile, daughter of Jason and Sara Muellerleile, was...

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