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New Prague Aquatic Center manager Bryce Bachman was let go from his duties on Friday, April 6.  The decision was made by the Joint Powers Board, which oversees the Aquatic Center’s operations.  "The District monitors the Aquatics Center budget closely and makes adjustments as needed," said New...

Tiffnie Jackson, Director of Racial Justice at the YWCA in Mankato, spoke to the gathered crowd of roughly 50 community members at “It's Time to Talk: Forums on Race” held at the TCU High School Monday night. Jackson said that the YWCA's mission is to eliminate racism and gain racial justice providing freedom and equality for all. (Andrea Nelson Photo)

What does it mean to be a person of color in a community that is predominantly white? What is it like to be white here in Montgomery? What can the community you live in do about disparities surrounding race relations and equality?   These are just a few of the hard-hitting questions posed upon...
A lone snowblower was out along First Avenue NW in New Prague as snow fell on Saturday, April 14. Forecasts call for more than 4 inches of snow in the area. The storm hit the area with rain on Friday, April 13. That turned into snow later in the evening and continued through most of Saturday. A...
Montgomery’s Arts and Heritage Center’s Heritage Breakfast on Sunday, April 15 at Hilltop Hall has been postponed due to the winter storm conditions.    It has been moved to April 22, starting at 8 a.m. A special program featuring honoring the Don Rynda family will start at 10:30 a.m. Kathy...
Because of the severity of the winter storm, the Miss Czech Slovak MN Pageant has been moved to Saturday,  April 21. The location and times will remain the same. It will be held at the Montgomery American Legion Club. A public reception and dinner will be held prior to the 7 p.m. pageant.   ...
Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS) is pushing back in the lawsuit brought by members who are asking for access to its documents and a “democratic” board election.   The response from LCHS was filed in Le Sueur County District Court on March 28 in response to a lawsuit from 16 members who...

A May 5 benefit is planned for the Jon and Elissa Cramer family of Mankato. Jon Cramer (left), who is recovering after undergoing a life-saving abdominal surgery, is pictured with his wife, Elissa, and their children Carter, 5, and Maya, 4. Submitted Photo

Jon Cramer, husband of 2005 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School graduate Elissa (Preuss) Cramer, is recovering from a series of complications stemming from a ruptured appendix and a subsequent, emergency surgery to wash his organs and remove a section of his colon. After three weeks in the...
DFL Second District Candidate Angie Craig speaks during the Second District portion of Sunday’s forum. She was the only one of three candidates to attend Sunday’s event. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
The New Prague Community Action Network hosted its first candidate forum on Sunday, April 8, at the New Prague High School Lecture Room. The forum gave the opportunity for congressional candidates from Minnesota’s First and Second Congressional Districts to speak to local residents about their...
The New Prague Planning Commission began discussion at its Wednesday, March 28, meeting about a possible ordinance amendment concerning having small cell facilities, used for telecommunications, in right of ways. City Planning Director Ken Ondich brought up the discussion. He explained that in 2017...
The New Prague Area Historical Society has a new stove in the Centennial Cabin, which is more appropriate for the time period. The old stove, which was smaller and had one burner, has been moved to the shed behind the cabin in Memorial Park. (Photo courtesy of Linda Dvorak)
The Centennial Cabin in Memorial Park had a new wood stove installed on March 27, although new is a relative term as the stove is 139 years old. Dennis Dvorak of the New Prague Area Historical Society explained the stove, made in 1879, is more appropriate for the time period of the cabin. “It has...

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