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The Ruhland family, dad, Jake, daughters Sylvia and Noelle and mom, Lindsey, were overwhelmed
and humbled by the turnout at the Home Run Derby at Union Hill Ballpark the evening of Saturday, June 23. More than 380 people attended the fundraiser, which is to help the family with medical bills for Sylvia. (Patrick Fisher Photo)
Saturday, June 23, was one of those great evenings for slamming homers. While the Home Run Derby provided that, the more than 380 people that attended the fundraiser hosted by Home Town Bats, provided an experience that the Ruhland family of Minneapolis, and others, won’t soon forget. "It’s...
Heavy rains last week have led to the closing of several crossings of the Minnesota River in the area this week, with one more crossing scheduled to close Tuesday morning.  On Sunday, June 24, Highway 93 and Highway 19 between Henderson and Highway 169 closed as high waters covered the roadway. The...
John “Jake” and Kay Keohen were named the Grand Marshals of the 84th annual Kolacky Days celebration. They were announced at the annual Meet and Greet sponsored by the Montgomery Area Community Club on Monday. They are pictured with current royalty (from left) Queen Anna Franek, First Princess...
Butch Krocak, left, gives a push to Paul Friesz’s 1940 Allis Chalmers during the Henderson Tractor Ride on Saturday, June 23, at Union Hill to help restart it. There were 35 tractors involved in this year’s annual tractor ride from the Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Showgrounds to Henderson. For...

The mortgage on St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Elysian’s building that was completed in 2007 will be retired following a noon Mass Sunday, June 24.

The congregation of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Elysian will celebrate the retirement of the mortgage on their new church on Sunday, June 24. The building, which was completed in 2007, is the third church for the parish. The festivities will begin with a noon Mass followed by a chicken dinner...
Fish Rock Country Store along Elko New Market’s Main Street had 63 cartons of cigarettes stolen the morning of Monday, June 11. Elko New Market Police Chief Steve Mortenson said his department was called at 9:36 a.m. on June 11 about the theft. He explained that checking video from the store that...
Home Town Bats is hosting the Home Run Derby benefitting vibrant 6-year-old Sylvia Ruhland. The derby will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Union Hill Ballpark, west of New Prague along Highway 19. This family friendly fundraiser offers food, drinks and games for the youngsters. The derby...
Christian Adenti, left, performs West African drumming with fifth grade students at Eagle View Elementary School on Friday, May 4, in Elko New Market. Adenti was the artist in residence at the New Prague Area School. (Patrick Fisher Photo)
Eagle View Elementary School students learned about culture from Ghana, Africa, including drumming and dancing, through their artist in residence Christian Adenti. The students and staff gathered in the gym on Friday, May 4, for a 1:30 p.m. performance of African drumming and dance. Fifth graders...
Pastor Ben Hilding of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and Jon Bergquist, facility manager at Holy Trinity, show off the “Little Free Pantry” on the south side of the church building. The pantry offers emergency food assistance for anyone who needs it. (Submitted Photo)
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague offers emergency food assistance with the addition of a “Little Free Pantry.” This mission/outreach is based on a program at Trinity Lutheran in Owatonna. The idea is based on the concept of the “Little Free Library” boxes that have popped up around...
Congratulations New Prague High School Trap Team! They have regained their crown as the 2018 Class 8A State Champions (having won this title 2014, 15 & 16). As a Team they shot 16 perfect 25's and 2 athletes shot 50 straight in the Alexandria tournament last weekend! Here are some of the...

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