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Two planes make their way over Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague around 12:25 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13. Aircraft from the 148th Fighter Wing, 133rd Airlift Wing and 934th Airlift Wing were flying over locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan to honor frontline workers in the COVID-19...
Gladys E. Dols, 88, of Montgomery, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020, at Mala Strana Health Care in New Prague. Private family services will be held. Gladys was born on September 10, 1931, in Montgomery to Frank and Rose (Fierst) Taraba. She was a 1949 graduate of Montgomery High School and...
UPDATED INFORMATION 5-11-20 The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office was able to determine the identity of the remains belonged to Manuel Ramirez, age 36, Kenyon. On October 28, 2019, The Rice County Sheriff’s Office had taken a call of a vehicle that had crashed in a ditch/ravine near the...
The Montgomery Area Community Club, the organization responsible for organizing Kolacky Days announced this year’s candidates for the Kolacky Days Queen Pageant. The six candidates are Marissa Gare, daughter of Joshua and Linda Gare; Rachel Rynda, daughter of Francis and Theresa Rynda; Nicole...
Lonsdale residents had a parade to help lift their spirits the evening of Tuesday, May 5. Vehicles from the Lonsdale Police Department, Lonsdale Fire Department, Rice County Sheriff’s Office and an assortment of Rice County departments made their way through Lonsdale neighborhoods for about an hour...
The Montgomery City Council on Monday approved a second round of emergency grants for small businesses during the pandemic. The grants will be for $750 each and will be available for qualified businesses that are deemed essential and are experiencing a reduction in business and hardship. The...
Carolyn Mary Musil Rynda, age 81, of New Prague, died peacefully on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Mala Strana Care and Rehabilitation Center, her home of 4 years after a diagnosis of dementia.  Carolyn was born on January 26, 1939 in New Prague to Joseph and Mary (Janu) Musil.  She graduated from St....

Rachel Picha (right), a direct descendent of Mathias and Katerina Picha, and her mother Ruth from Franklin, Tennessee, were on hand last week for the installation of her great-great-great grandfather’s headstone. (Wade Young Photo)

If a grave can be lonely, Mathias Picha’s final resting place fit the bill. The Montgomery farmer died in 1896, and while his grave is surrounded by markers, including his wife Katerina’s, his was only covered by green grass for 124 years. Last week, Mathias’s grave in St. John Catholic Cemetery...

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