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Curtis Erwin Kuethe, 81, of Montgomery died May 5, 2021, at Central Health Care in Le Center. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 8 from 1 to 2:45 p.m. at the Le Center Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Le Center with Pastor Ally Bowman...

Montgomery native Meghan Petricka works on a topiary design on the discovery+ show, “Clipped.” (Photo courtesy of discovery+)

She’s a Topiary Designer/Botanical Mosaic Artist, originally from Montgomery. She was the 2001 Kolacky Queen, and next week she will show the world her artistic skills on the new discovery+ show, “Clipped.” Meghan Petricka, a 2002 Montgomery- Lonsdale High School graduate, joins six other artists...
An extensive search for a new Le Sueur County Administrator is coming to a close. After final interviews with four candidates Monday, May 3, the Le Sueur County Board of Commissioners extended the job offer to Joseph Martin during the Tuesday, May 4 board meeting. Martin, lives in rural Waterville...
Nancy Creger, 86, passed away peacefully with her family at her home in rural Kilkenny, Minnesota on April 29, 2021. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. An open house Celebration of Life will take place May 22 at the family farm...
The TCU boys’ and girls’ track and field teams finished in second place at the Belle Plaine meet on April 20. Host Belle Plaine took first for boys and girls. Among the highlights, the boys took first place in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 9:58. The team was made up of Aven Prigge, Aidan...

Tri-City United’s Rachel Rynda rounds first after hitting a single in the fifth inning against Le Sueur-Henderson. (Andrea Nelson photo)

Going into last week’s doubleheader against the Le Sueur-Henderson Giants, Titan Coach Kelly Jo Closser, knew it was going to be a tough game. She said the team is still working to get into its groove, something it was looking for when it fell to the host in both games. Tri-City United 1 - Le Sueur...
Motorists on Highway 21 in Rice County at Shieldsville are encountering lane closures that began April 19 as crews start resurfacing, making intersection improvements and repairing culverts, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Work includes resurfacing approximately eight...

Norbert and Mary Geisen, of New Prague, decide on which enamelware to purchase. Mary said these work great to place indoor potted plants in because they save the furniture from being ruined. The Geisen’s have been making the annual trip to the Swap Meet for a least ten years. Mary’s favorite find over the years is an iron welcome sign that they have hanging on their house.

(Andrea Nelson Photos)

After missing out on last year, buyers and sellers were ready to wheel and deal at what has become the seasonal kick-off location to the swap meet season in the Midwest. From Friday to Sunday, approximately 700 vendors gathered to sell their wares at the 44th Annual Le Sueur Pioneer Power Swap...

Fire crews burn off a control line.

(Photos courtesy of Hanna McBrearty, MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge)

A prescribed burn of a waterfowl area in Montgomery last week will ensure it continues to be a productive habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) conducted a prescribed burn at the Erin Prairie Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) on Tuesday, April 20. Erin...

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