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Members of Morristown's royal court bring holiday cheer to the Grinch during the community's first Grinchmas Party on Dec. 14. Pictured (left to right): Second Princess Lisa Saemrow, Little Miss Morristown Princess Haily Wunderlich (on the Grinch's lap), Miss Morristown Kelsey Kuball (standing), and First Princess Payten Polzin. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne O'Rourke)

Approximately 40 kids attended the first ever Grinchmas Party in Morristown on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Morristown Community Center. Clad in their pajamas and holiday cheer, the kids enjoyed playing festive games, yummy concessions, and photos with the Grinch (who smiled). Following all the fun,...

Montgomery’s oldest resident, Mayme Jindra, turned 105 years old on Friday, Dec. 13. She is pictured with a cake displaying her birthdate. (Wade Young photo)

Friday the 13th was a lucky day for Mayme Jindra. She celebrated her 105th birthday. Montgomery’s oldest resident, whose mind and memory are as sharp as a tack, was born on December 13, 1914 in Montgomery. She was the second of five children to Mary and Ed Dejcmar. According to her niece Penny...

A snowplow truck driven by Montgomery Public Works Supervisor Chris Roemhildt can be seen plowing the way for the Montgomery Ambulance to reach an accident site Roemhildt on the very snowy morning of November 27. (Courtesy of the City of Montgomery)

Emergencies don’t take blizzard breaks. Fortunately, local first responders are resourceful and have friends with big rigs and snowplows. As the first big snow of the season fell in the area during the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 27, Montgomery’s ambulance crew received a call for...

St. Wenceslaus School students, plus adult volunteers and a few parents set up Cardboard City in front of the school the evening of Thursday, Dec. 12. There were 44 seventh and eighth graders from the school participating in the annual program that raises awareness about homelessness. As part of the program 38 students slept overnight in cardboard boxes. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Forty-four seventh and eighth grade students at St. Wenceslaus School helped raise awareness about homelessness, while 38 of them got a small taste of it as they slept in cardboard boxes the night of Thursday, Dec. 12. The overnight campout in front of St. Wenceslaus School is part of the school’s...

Daniel (left) gets a helping hand from Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason while he wraps the gifts he selected for his family. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

Forget red and green. It was all about red and blue police lights--and presents, pizza, and fun--at Le Sueur County’s holiday Shop With a Cop event on Wednesday night, Dec. 11 in New Prague. Twenty kids participated in the sixth annual event that helps foster positive relationships between youth...

The New Prague Fire Department responded to fire alarms at St. Wenceslaus School at 3:57 a.m. They found smoke was coming from an electric pump that had overheated due to the power outage that hit the downtown of New Prague. (Wade Young photo)

Students at St. Wenceslaus School in New Prague had a day off on Wednesday, Dec. 11, as a power outage led to the cancelling of classes. The power outage hit a portion of New Prague’s downtown around 3:30 a.m. New Prague’s Electric Distribution Supervisor Ken Zweber said crews immediately began...
A 55-year-old man has died from injuries from a snowmobile crash Saturday evening. According to the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded around 4:40 p.m. to a report of a crash on Lexington Road near 173rd Avenue in Montgomery Township. Officials say the driver of the snowmobile,...
Participants in the third annual Santa Speedo Dash, held by Giesenbrau Bier Co. of New Prague, make their way back to the brewery the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 14. This year’s less than one mile race was considered a true test of being a Minnesotan as temperatures were around 12 degrees...
Shortly before 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, the New Prague Fire Department was called to a residence along First Street SE for a car fire. Firefighters and New Prague Police closed off the street between First Avenue SE and Columbus Avenue SE and directed traffic away while firefighters battled the...

The Vosejpka family located the 2019 Christmas Medallion wrapped up in a sock in Northside Park. Pictured (left to right): Ruby, Joy, and Jaxson Vosejpka. (Lisa Ingebrand Photo)

The Vosejpka family found it! Joy Vosejpka of Montgomery, and her kids, Ruby, 8, and Jaxson, 9, found the 2019 Christmas Medallion wrapped up in a sock at the pump house in Northside Park.  It was Clue #2 that led them straight to it.  "We knew it was in a park because of the first clue. Then, the...

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