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Madelyn Hrbek, 8, gets a baby chick painted on her face from artist Maria Curren. Madelyn’s younger brother, Jaxon Hanson, 6, watches in anticipation from behind.

Families packed the hall at the American Legion Post 586 this past Saturday for the Son’s of the American Legion’s (SAL) for Kids Bingo. SAL started in 1932 for males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States Military to become members of the American Legion. Although...

Individuals that placed at the BPA State Leadership Conference are, from the left, Connor Skluzacek, Nalia Wagner and Olivia Onken.  (Submitted photo)

A total of 28 students from Tri-City United High School’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) club participated in the annual Minnesota BPA State Leadership Conference held March 14-16 at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency. More than 1,100 members from across the state of Minnesota competed at the...

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TCU Senior Aidan Miland performs a solo as a part of the Minnesota Jazz Youth Ensemble during TCU’s Jazz Fest on March 14.

Last spring, blizzard conditions hampered an otherwise pleasant evening of jazz music that is Tri-City United High School’s Jazz Fest, which kept Cleveland High School away from performing for the event. This year’s Jazz Fest, held Thursday, March 14 in the high school performing arts center, was...
**UPDATE 03/25/24 as of 9 a.m.** The snow emergency has been lifted.   SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR THE CITY OF MONTGOMERY Last Updated: March 24, 2024 - 9:38am SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED  Effective TODAY 2:00 PM SUNDAY, March 24, 2024.......  Please be advised that the City of Montgomery has...

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Lauren Jacobsen is a-gasp being crowned Miss Shamrock 2024 during Le Center’s St. Patrick’s Day Coronation ceremony on Friday, March 15. Pictured, from left, are former Miss Leprechaun Samantha Tiede, current Miss Leprechaun Morgan Fredrickson, Miss Irish Rose Mariah McCabe, Miss Shamrock Lauren Jacobsen and the John Gregory O’Connel Memorial Scholarship recipient Olivia Shouler.

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Crews work in Memorial Park to remove all the ash trees on Feb. 26.

Residents/businesses can sponsor a tree Residents have taken to both social media and talking to their neighbors about the abundance of activity with trees being removed in two of Montgomery’s parks — professing that they were rather unpleasant about the removals. The City of Montgomery hired...

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Tri-City United Weightlifters that placed at state competition. Pictured, from the left, are Anastasia Stasney, Halee Gargett and Annika Meier.

Gargett breaks her own school record Tri-City United weightlifters placed in the one-two-three top ranks in their weight class at the state competition in Cannon Falls this past Saturday — all of them girls. Varsity lifter Halee Gargett is a two-time state champion now, placing first. She lifted a...

The Simon family – (from left) Donald, Dean, their father, Dennis, and Nickey – have sold their six Ace Hardware stores in New Prague, Lakeville, Bloomington, Apple Valley and Inver Grove Heights. The new owners – Niemanns Foods Inc. of Quincy, Ill. – will open the stores under new ownership Tuesday, March 19. (John Mueller photo)

The decision to sell the family-owned hardware store was easier in some ways than it was to tell the employees, Donald Simon said. Monday, March 18, he and his siblings will turn control of the stores they have built over to new owners. Niemanns Foods Inc. of Quincy, Ill., purchased the business....

NP School District Superintendent Andy Vollmuth answered questions from Kim Strop (left) after Monday evening’s, March 18, information meeting on the proposed $3.5 million budget adjustment. Strop and Vonnie Ericson (right) were among about 70 people attending the meeting. Many people expressed concern with the proposal to reduce the amount of physical education class time at the district’s elementary schools. The school board is scheduled to vote on the proposed adjustment Monday, March 25, 6 p.m.

Members of the New Prague School Board face a decision on a $3.5 million budget adjustment Monday, March 25, a vote they know will likely leave many people unhappy but a decision the district needs to have completed to balance the district’s books for the 2024-25 school year. The reduction is a $3...
A 22-year-old Gaylord man was arrested on March 20 for his role in supplying fentanyl pills to a Montgomery 18-year-old girl who died as a result of a suspected overdose on Jan. 8, according to a press release by the Cannon River Drug Violent Offender Task Force (CRDVOTF). On Jan. 8, Montgomery...

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