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Update On May 4, at 11:44 a.m., Scott County 911 Dispatch was notified of a barn on fire along 280th Street (Highway 13/19, east of New Prague) in Cedar Lake Township. Police and fire were dispatched to the address and found a large steel shed and single-family home on fire. Fire personnel...
Francis E. Schoenecker, age 73, of New Prague, formerly of Montgomery, died peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, May 2, 2022 at Mala Strana Assisted Living.  Francis was born on July 9, 1948 in New Prague to Erwin H. and Mary E. (Ademmer) Schoenecker.  He attended Holy Redeemer...
The cause of the explosion and fire at 35533 211th Ave. Le Center (Montgomery Township) on February 26, 2022, that killed Kailey Mach, 20, has been determined. According to Le Sueur Co. Sheriff Brett Mason, a leak in the home’s propane line outside of the residence was the cause. Mason said...

Le Sueur County Historical Society Board members are pictured at the organization’s Annual Meeting on April 19. Pictured (left to right): Front row - Treasurer Bonnie Reak, Vice President Dean Pettis, and Secretary Ruth Collins. Back row - Mike Frederick, Bryce Stenzel, Rich Bennett, and George Luskey. Not pictured: New board member Paul Malchow and President Bill Stangler. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS) saw little change to it’s nine-person board after an election was held at the organization’s Annual Meeting on April 19. Of the five board seats on the ballot, four were filled by incumbents. Those re-elected to the board include: Rich Bennett, Bryce...

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Montgomery’s spring celebration, Czech May Day returns this year on Sunday, May 1 from 12 to 5 p.m. The public (Czech and non-Czech) can join free event to celebrate the arrival of spring. However, spring’s weather has moved the event to the Revival on Main. The afternoon will feature performances...
Elko Express Terry Fredrickson/ Elko Express Manager ( 7th season), Last year’s record: 22-15 overall. Lost the last Section 1 play in game to not qualify for the Class B Tournament. Players who left to team: We lost several key players from last year. Key players back: Dylan Thomas, pitcher/...

Rosemary Shippy talks with Linda Friesz at the Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Swap Meet on April 24. Shippy said that considering the weather being cold, rainy, muddy, and everything else, this was a show that could neither be classified as off-the-wall fantastic nor a dud, but rather simply a good show.  (Andrea Nelson photo)

Nearly an inch of rain and gusts of winds exceeding 40 miles per hour did not stop vendors and attendees from making it out to the 45th annual Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Swap Meet over the weekend. “I love it,” said Linda Friesz of New Prague. “The weather makes it more fun.” Friesz said that...
John G. Wohlers, Sr., 73, lifelong resident of Le Center, passed away on April 16, 2022, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, surrounded by his loving wife and children.  John was born on July 2, 1948, at St. Peter Hospital to George H. and Merle E. (Hinz) Wohlers. He grew up in Le Center and...
The Le Sueur County Board of Commissioners, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes Chapter 375, approved redistricting of the county commissioner districts during their Tuesday, April19 meeting. The Statute establishes the procedure and requires a process for redistricting based on population...
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