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Doris Coghill presented “Czech Glass, Beads, and Jewelry” at the Arts & Heritage Center on Saturday as part of the display, “A Kaleidoscope of Czech Heritage” (Photo courtesy of Jean Keogh)

A colorful display of Czech beads and jewelry on Saturday continued the “Kaleidoscope of Czech Heritage” display at the Arts & Heritage Center. Doris “Dee” Coghill, a member of the Czech Heritage Group, the organization responsible for the display, brought her display, which represents the area...
According to an independent facility planning company, buildings in the Tri-City United District need improving, despite the recent multi-million-dollar bond referendum projects the district is finishing. The suggestions were made by Sitelogiq, a Minneapolis-based planning, design, and management...

Students from Montgomery, Le Center, Lonsdale and areas are honing their chess skills thanks to an offering through TCU Community Education. A tournament is held every spring. (Submitted photo)

Pawns, rooks, knights, bishops … area youth are making their moves by learning and honing their skills in the game of chess. Special Education Teacher Collin Scott (TCU Montgomery) started offering chess tournaments three years ago as a way for kids to get involved in an activity. The events...
The September 1, 2021, issue of the Belle Plaine Herald, will be the last. The newspaper’s owners, the Townsend Family, announced the news on its front page this week. “The Townsend Family is sadly publishing the final edition of the Belle Plaine Herald, after nearly 140 years of covering the...

A 1947 Farmall H, owned by Zack Matson of Montgomery, takes part in the daily parade at the Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show on Saturday, Aug. 28. (Patrick Fisher photo)

A large crowd and good weather greeted The Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show Friday Aug. 27, through Sunday, Aug. 29. The annual show features tractors of all years, sizes and models. “We had extremely good attendance this year,” said Bill Thelemann of the Pioneer Power Tractor Show. “We dodged...

Members of the Duck Cup Memorial had speaker Joe Beckman address teachers of New Prague Area Schools on Thursday, Aug. 26. From left are Duck Cup Memorial members Eric Ceplecha, Karmen Keltner, Beckman and Duck Cup Memorial Members Sara Jutz and Bryan Connelly. (Patrick Fisher photo)

The Duck Cup Memorial had speaker Joe Beckman address the teachers of New Prague Area Schools on Thursday, Aug. 26, in the high school auditorium. Beckman encouraged the teachers to reclaim the human connection in their schools. “There is so much darkness. Never stop being the light,” he told the...
New Prague High School students in grades 10 through 12 headed back to in person classes the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 31. Freshman were at the school building on Monday, Aug. 30, for orientation. Students started arriving for classes between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. According to the high school there are...
Members of the New Prague Chamber of Commerce surprised Jerry Minar the morning of Friday, Aug. 27, as he and his wife Bev will be this year’s Grand Marshals of the Parade of Farm Pride during the city’s Dozinky Festival. Jerry said they are honored to be named as the Grand Marshals. From left are...

FaithPoint Lutheran Church’s Rev. Dr. Steve Trewartha (far left) cuts a ceremonial ribbon with the help of Church President David Hagene, kicking off the church’s grand opening celebration on Sunday, August 22. Pictured (left to right) are: Trewartha, Hagene, board member Keith Kugler, and Communications and Confirmation Coordinator Marla Mayer. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

With sun shining through the large windows in FaithPoint Lutheran Church’s new sanctuary, Rev. Dr. Steve Trewartha warmly welcomed congregation members, friends, and visitors to the church’s Grand Opening worship service and celebration on Sunday morning, August 22, approximately one year after the...

George Mikiska of the Czech Heritage Club helps a woman with her family history at the Pope County Fair on August 6 in Glenwood. (Submitted photo)

The Czech Heritage Club were on the road a few weeks ago. Club Members George Mikiska and James Simon appeared at the Pope County Fair in Glenwood on August 6. According to the members, Pope County has the next highest population of Czech immigrants in the state after Czech Country (Veseli,...

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