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Members of the Montgomery American Legion Post 79, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 79 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 79 gathered to celebrate the American Legion's 105th Birthday on Saturday, April 20. After enjoying a Czech meal made by Taco Terco, the post presented three Certificates of Continuous Membership awards. The awards were "issued in grateful appreciation for faithful and dedicated allegiance to the ideals of the American Legion." Pictured, from left, are award recipients Roger Velishek, for 50 years of membership; Donna Ruhland, who received the award for her late husband Roger Ruhland, for 70 years of membership; and Gary Ruhland, for 50 years of membership. 

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Austyn Menk, a 2016 graduate of Tri-City United High School and Le Center native, is releasing a jazz album with some of his colleagues on May 3. The self-titled album, “IRIS,” is the first release of the professional jazz quintet out of the Chicago area. If the band’s name sounds familiar, it may...
Crews will begin work on the Highway 169 Jordan-Shakopee improvement project at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Workers will reduce Highway 169 to one northbound and one southbound lane between Highway 21 in Jordan and Highway 41 in Jackson Township...

Elko New Market’s newest police officer, Jeff Addabbo, facing camera receives his badge from his father, Mike Addabbo, during a ceremony at the Elko New Market City Council’s Thursday, April 11, meeting.

Elko New Market welcomed its newest police officer, Jeff Addabbo, during an induction ceremony at the city council’s Thursday, April 11, meeting. As part of the ceremony officer Addabbo’s father, Mike Addabbo, was invited to pin his son’s badge on him. Addabbo’s parents and others in his family...
Corner Bar at 100 Main St. W in New Prague has on its main door, “Sorry we are closed due to roof repairs.” According to New Prague city staff the bar’s liquor license expired March 31. Planning/Community Development Director Ken Ondich said the local bar had submitted an application for a liquor...
Trying to soften the runway for anticipated future budget reductions, the New Prague Area School Board approved offering veteran teachers in the upper quadrant of the salary schedule an early-retirement package they can use for expenses including healthcare plans. Monday, April 22, the school board...
Submitted by: Sarah Stultz, Managing Editor, Albert Lea Tribune A significant discussion is taking place at the state Legislature in reaction to the recent announcement that eight community newspapers will close at the end of the month. Under a proposal in the Senate Education Policy Omnibus bill (...

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The New Prague Fire Department and North Memorial Ambulance responded to a two vehicle crash east of New Prague on highways 19/13 around 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18. According to a preliminary report from the State Highway Patrol one person was transported by ambulance from the scene. Both vehicles,...

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One-third of TCU high school students receive academic letters

TCU High School Principal Alan Fitterer says that 201 out of about 600 Tri-City United High School students received academic letters and were celebrated the school’s Academic Letter Breakfast and Program on Thursday, March 21. In order to qualify for an academic letter, students must earn at least...

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The 2024 Poppy Princess Elizabeth “Izzi” Kotek (center), 11, will represent the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 79 this year. Izzi is pictured with her parents Corey (left) and Bobbi Kotek, of Montgomery.

Elizabeth “Izzi” Kotek, 11, was crowned as the Montgomery American Legion Auxiliary Unit 79’s 2024 Poppy Princesses at the April 10th monthly American Legion Auxiliary meeting. Izzi is the daughter of Corey and Bobbi Kotek of Montgomery. Corey is the the Post 79 Commander. Poppy Princesses are...

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