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New Prague saw its best year in building permits in more than a decade, especially concerning single family home permits. In 2017 single family construction permits reached 56, nearly double of the 33 issued in 2016. The city also had 175 total housing units for the year, which is the highest total...

Father Kevin Clinton, center, offers a blessing the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 20, to the seventh and eighth grades students from St. Wenceslaus Catholic School participating in Cardboard Box City. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

The seventh and eighth grade students from St. Wenceslaus Catholic School had a chilly night Wednesday, Dec. 20, and going into the morning of Thursday, Dec. 21, as they slept in cardboard boxes with temperatures at 18 degrees Fahrenheit. The experience was part of Cardboard Box City, where...
Excellence in community, education and leadership.....this is what the ExCEL Award for high school juniors is all about. WEM happens to have two of those outstanding, well-rounded students who “ExCEL” in all three of these areas. Morgan Nusbaum and Jarod Pavek were nominated for the local honor by...

Erma Kohout (left) and Gladys Nickolay work on opening one of the Sharing Tree gifts. (Wade Young Photo)

Not a single tag was left hanging on the Montgomery Sharing Tree this year, which means local donors helped spread a lot of Christmas cheer! More than 100 people in the community received gifts from anonymous donors through the community’s Sharing Tree tradition this year, explained Karen Hiscox of...

WEM’s Elementary Focus Students for December were announced Thursday, Dec. 21. Pictured above (left to right): Owen Boese, James Whitener, Ellie Lamont, Emmi Frank,
Bryella Pope, Victoria Bruns, Alix Velzke, Addison Scheurer (back), Lacey Reysack, and Claire Miller. (Lisa Ingebrand Photo)

Ten WEM Elementary students were recognized for exemplifying the school’s Bucs Pride code of conduct during December. The students were nominated for the honor of being named “Focus Students” by teachers and school staff members. WEM’s December Focus Students are: Kindergartener Emmi Frank,...
The Le Sueur County Historical Society is scheduled to hold a special meeting of the membership on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. However, if you are interested in getting information about becoming a member or attending the meeting and are not a member, you won’t be allowed in. The meeting is in...

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