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Montgomery native Meghan Petricka works on a topiary design on the discovery+ show, “Clipped.” (Photo courtesy of discovery+)

She’s a Topiary Designer/Botanical Mosaic Artist, originally from Montgomery. She was the 2001 Kolacky Queen, and next week she will show the world her artistic skills on the new discovery+ show, “Clipped.” Meghan Petricka, a 2002 Montgomery- Lonsdale High School graduate, joins six other artists...
Raven Stream Elementary School students participate in a hopping exercise on Wednesday, May 5, as part of ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously). The New Prague school was taking part in the annual event where children exercise at the same time. The 558 students at the school had several...
An extensive search for a new Le Sueur County Administrator is coming to a close. After final interviews with four candidates Monday, May 3, the Le Sueur County Board of Commissioners extended the job offer to Joseph Martin during the Tuesday, May 4 board meeting. Martin, lives in rural Waterville...
Motorists on Highway 21 in Rice County at Shieldsville are encountering lane closures that began April 19 as crews start resurfacing, making intersection improvements and repairing culverts, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Work includes resurfacing approximately eight...
Beginning on Saturday, May 1, and lasting an entire week to Saturday, May 8, people can participate in the Virtual Run New Prague. This is the second year the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K runs and the Kids Fun Run are being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also the second year people...

Norbert and Mary Geisen, of New Prague, decide on which enamelware to purchase. Mary said these work great to place indoor potted plants in because they save the furniture from being ruined. The Geisen’s have been making the annual trip to the Swap Meet for a least ten years. Mary’s favorite find over the years is an iron welcome sign that they have hanging on their house.

(Andrea Nelson Photos)

After missing out on last year, buyers and sellers were ready to wheel and deal at what has become the seasonal kick-off location to the swap meet season in the Midwest. From Friday to Sunday, approximately 700 vendors gathered to sell their wares at the 44th Annual Le Sueur Pioneer Power Swap...

Fire crews burn off a control line.

(Photos courtesy of Hanna McBrearty, MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge)

A prescribed burn of a waterfowl area in Montgomery last week will ensure it continues to be a productive habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) conducted a prescribed burn at the Erin Prairie Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) on Tuesday, April 20. Erin...

(Lisa Ingebrand Photo)

Artwork created by Tri-City United High School students is now on display at the Montgomery Arts and Heritage Center. The exhibit will be open to the public during the center’s regular hours, now through May 15. Pictured: TCU Art Team President Reagan Gaul (left) and Monserrat Ruiz put the...
The Montgomery Area Community Club (MACC) is currently seeking Grand Marshal nominations for Kolacky Days. Nominated individuals must be in good standing in the community, have displayed outstanding service, pride and commitment to the community, county, state and/or country, and should either...

Left: Making their way through the Grand March in the TCU High School Gymnasium on Saturday were (from left) Hayley Goettl, Lukas Lowe, Brody Lerfald, Summer Kapsner, Jamie Nelson, Owen Lemke, Hailey Plonsky, and Nathaniel Leonard.

(Wade Young Photos)

Prom night returned this year for the Tri-City United School District, and students got to hang out with their friends, walk an extended Grand March, have dinner, but didn’t get to dance. “I know for a fact a lot of people missed that portion (dancing) of Prom. It felt different without the music...

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