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A man from Lexington Township has died in a single tractor rollover on Wednesday, April 24. Joseph William Schatz, 70, was pronounced dead at the scene after Le Sueur County deputies found him trapped under a tractor. Sheriff Brett Mason said the sheriff’s office received the report at...
Richard Robert Meger, 89, of rural Le Center, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, surrounded by his family. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 27, at 11 a...
Richard Trempe, age 73 of New Prague. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 21st, 2019 of heart failure. Preceded in death by his parents Prime & Lucille, brother Tom, survived by wife Cheryl, children Matt (Emily) Gebhart, Jessica (Todd) Dusbabek, Mark (Robin),...
Dorothy M. Skluzacek, age 85 of Lonsdale, passed away April 20, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at The Villages in Lonsdale. Survived by her husband, Clarence; children, Roger (Sharon), Donna (Ken) Kocina, Arnie, Karen (Joe) Korbel and Dan (Jennifer), and 8 grandchildren. Preceded in death by...
LaVonne Iverson, age 89, of Mankato, died on April 17, 2019 at New Perspective. LaVonne Verdell Iverson Born July 2nd, 1929 in Seely Township (Faribault Co.) to Irving and Genevieve (Henderson) Leland. She was baptized and confirmed at the Bricelyn Lutheran Church at Bricelyn, MN. She graduated...
Members of the New Prague Area Catholic Community, FaithPoint Lutheran Church and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church perform the Passion in mime during the Good Friday Community Service at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church on Friday, April 19. Pastor Ben Hilding led the Call to Worship, Fr. Kevin Clinton...

Kent York, left, director of marketing and communications for the Northern Star Council of Boy Scouts, presented the Medal of Merit award to JD Moulton of Boy Scout Troop 323. He is pictured with his mother Nancy, father Greg and sister Kate. JD used the Heimlich Maneuver last spring to save his father, who had some food lodged in his throat. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

A Mother’s Day meal last spring could have ended in tragedy for the Moulton family in New Prague, if not for the calm, quick thinking by son JD Moulton. Greg Moulton had grilled some hamburgers for the family celebration and sliced some onions. As he bit into his burger, he coughed and a piece of...
When it comes to timeliness, Le Sueur County Human Services is among the best in the state. Minnesota Department of Human Services records list Le Sueur County as one of five counties in the state when it comes to 2018 child protection assessment visits. . The county did not miss one of its...
Last week, both the DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate passed a Hands-Free Cell Phone bill that was then signed by Gov. Tim Walz. The law had tremendous support in both the House, where it passed 107-19, and the Senate, where it passed 48-12. It becomes law on August 1. The...
Many years ago, I was interviewing Jerry Bohnsack, then the New Prague city administrator. I don’t remember what the story was about, but I noticed that when I asked him a question, he sat there, thinking…. for at least 30 seconds before he responded. I had noticed this before, when interviewing...

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