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Four people lost their lives in a two-vehicle accident in Le Sueur County’s Sharon Township, Sunday night, July 25. According to a press release issued by the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, the crash occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Le Sueur County Road 15...
Grace Barnett, daughter of Kevin and Keri Barnett, and Abby and Chris Degrood, was crowned the 2021 Kolacky Queen on Friday. Joining her are First Princess Ellaina Novak, daughter of Gary and Tami Novak. Second Princess went to Ronni Smith, daughter of Clint and Jill Smith. The candidates chose...

A team of volunteers prepared more than 3,000 potato dumplings over the weekend at TCU High School. The dumplings will be sold at Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant’s fundraising booth during Kolacky Days this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Vlasak)

They’ll be dishing up delicious dumplings at the Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant booth this weekend. Volunteers mixed, formed, rolled and cooked 3,060 potato dumplings on Sunday, July 18 in the Tri-City United High School kitchen. (That’s 12 and a half 25-pound bags of flour and 24 five-pound...
Montgomery’s law enforcement agency is implementing a bodyworn camera (BWC) program. The program was approved by the City Council on Monday, July 19. Police Chief Nathan Hintz believes the time is coming when the department will be forced to use them. He also said the cost-savings from avoided...
A daughter, Clara Ann Pettinelli, was born to Stephen and Kimberly (May) Pettinelli of New Prague on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, New Prague. Clara weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20- 1/2 inches long. Clara is welcomed home by big brothers, Oliver, age 10, Sam age 6 and...
Mary Margaret Walker, age 80, of New Prague, died unexpectedly with her husband at her side of complications from pancreatitis at Fairview Southdale Hospital on December 29, 2020. Mary was born on November 13, 1940 in Minneapolis to Andrew and Lylis (Blanchard) Jones.  She attended Ascension...
Milo Joseph Holey Jr., age 70 of Montgomery died at his home on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 27 from 9 to 11 am at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. Memorial Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11am. Interment will be held at Calvary...

Montgomery’s Community Garden is now taking root thanks to local Girl Scouts who are working to earn their Silver Award. Planting plots are available to residents for a minimal fee. Pictured: Montgomery Girl Scout Troop Advisor Erin Barry Buckingham (left) and Girl Scout Tahlia Buckingham tend to a plot in the Community Garden. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

A community garden is taking root at the foot of Montgomery’s water tower takes to a group of ambitious Girls Scouts who are working to earn their Silver Award. “We wanted to do a more long-lasting project for the community, and we thought there should be a community garden, so we decided to make...

The Mallards’ Johnny Krocak, #6, gets tagged out by Orioles catcher Anthony Mader. It was a tough game as New Prague lost to Montgomery 4-2, in New Prague. (Patrick Fisher photo)

St. Patrick, Faribault, and Montgomery are on the upswing in the DRS Amateur Baseball standings. Prior Lake is heading the other way. The Irish lead the league by three games with a 14-3 record after downing Prior Lake, 7-6, in 11 innings Sunday, July 11. The loss was one of three this past week by...

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