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Eugene Charles “Chuck” Wann, 77, of New Prague, passed away Friday, March 17, 2023, in Fort Myers, FL. Chuck was born on January 25, 1946 in New Prague, to Eugene C. and Lois (Suel) Wann. He attended St. Wenceslaus School and was a 1964 graduate of New Prague High School. After attending the...

The Trojans accepted the state trophy and medals for their second-place finish at the state floor hockey tournament Saturday, March 18, at Bloomington Jefferson High School.

After winning all its regular season games and cruising through a tough state field to the championship game, the New Prague High School floor hockey team finished second in the state, falling in the championship game to Burnsville, 15-6, Saturday afternoon, March 18, at Bloomington Jefferson High...

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Sophomores Yasmin Ruiz (left) and Megan Marek enjoy their evening painting Bob Ross.

The Tri-City United High School’s student Art Night has become a popular annual tradition for students says Tony Barnack, art teacher and advisor for the TCU ARTeam. TCU’s ARTeam has 65 students and many of them were in attendance for Art Night. A total of 53 students participated in Art Night....

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TCU junior Reggie Vosejpka (left) blasts his way past Belle Plaine defenders Ryan Retzer (44) and Teddy Traxler (43) for two points in the Feb. 25 home game.

Belle Plaine used a strong second half to defeat Tri-City United, 67-52, Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the regular season finale for both teams. TCU opened up an early 19-5 lead but by halftime the two teams were nearly heads-up. Belle Plaine hit a three-pointer to go ahead by six points with seven minutes...

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Titan Alexis Marcussen attempts a basket in the middle of the second period of Feb. 28 in Belle Plaine.

With two players ill and a third player nursing a bad ankle the Tri-City United girls basketball team went into their Section 2AA, North Sub-Section playoff game Tuesday, Feb. 28 not at full strength. Belle Plaine took advantage of the absences and defeated the Titans, 43-33, ending TCU’s season. “...

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The TCU meat team that competed. Pictured (from left to right) are Sami Tiede, Elizabeth Odenthal, Theodore Schatz, and Jacob Cihak.

Tri-City United Schools Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter held a regional contest March 1 at the high school and the American Legion in Montgomery. Students competed in three areas of career development: small animals, meats, and forestry. The forestry and meats competition were held at the...
When I was a young boy into my preteen years, I loved the outdoors. Dirt, mud, sand, rocks, snow, water, and sludge were all my friends. I also had a lot of time on my hands to explore, a luxury of little responsibility and a product of being born in the very early 1980’s where you were sent...

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The barn was mostly full of hay left over from the previous owner. It continued to smolder the next morning after being spread out by a backhoe.

A fire engulfed a barn owned by John Winjum on 354th Street, or Le Sueur County Road 124, about a mile east of Clear (Lexington) Lake on the afternoon on Tuesday, March 6. The building, with a pole shed lean-to attached, was a total loss. Buildings nearby were not affected, including the old...

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Concert choir soloists, from left to right, Olivia Skluzacek, Danessa Buckingham, and Katelin Mulville belt out the folk song “Death Came A Knockin’.”

All Tri-City United High School music groups performed a spring concert Thursday, March 2 in the high school’s performing arts center (PAC). The concert opened with a smooth piece, “Pure Imagination,” by the jazz band, which included a wonderful solo by saxophone player Aiden Miland. Encore Choir...

Screenshots of using the Transit app that is the focus of the pilot project from MnDOT. The home screen of the Transit app when you bring it up will show your location and available transit options that you can select (left). You can choose two destinations to see available options as well (right center). For either option when you select them, it will show you options and prices, if available (center left), or the available options and how to book them (right).

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) launched a $1.9 million test pilot that aims to improve public transportation needs across western and southern rural Minnesota. If the test pilot goes well, it could be expanded state-wide and improved upon. “This is a huge step forward for rural...
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