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Gregory John Vlasak, 73, of Montgomery passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at his home. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 1 from 4 to 8 at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 2 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in...

Multiple fire departments battle the early morning fire that destroyed The Funky Munkey restaurant in Waterville, Saturday morning, March 26.

The Waterville Fire Department was called to a fire at The Funky Munkey restaurant in Waterville early Saturday morning, March 26. According to a firefighter at the scene, the call was made at approximately 3 a.m. People in the nearby apartments were evacuated. Elysian Fire, Madison Lake Fire,...
Le Sueur County has a handful of roadway projects scheduled for 2022 which may limit travel to county roads. In the northern-most portion of the county there will be a resurfacing project on the east side of New Prague. The project is set to resurface one mile of County State Aide Highway 3 (141st...

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Thirteen Titans from Tri-City United Titans have earned recognition by the Minnesota River Conference for their performance during the winter sports season. Boys Basketball Jonathan Hurd is a senior at TCU High School. Hurd played the position of wing/post during the season. According to his coach...

TCU Knowledge Bowl members contemplate an answer during a practice round in advisor Peter Kuriger’s classroom. Pictured (left to right): Carter Sladek, Patrick Fossum (back), Kuriger (back), and Arthur Devine. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

They were so close. Tri-City United High School’s Knowledge Bowl team came up just one point shy of moving on to the Regional Tournament last week when the Titans competed at the Sub-Regional event on March 10 at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The event ended the team’s season. “We’ve had a...

Arnold “Buck” Zahratka officially received France’s Medal of Honor at age 96 on Wednesday. The WWII veteran is pictured with the 2nd Battalion, 424th Infantry and members of the Red Cross at Losheim during WWII. 

A spelling error led to WWII veteran Arnold “Buck” Zahratka, 96, earning one of the most famous military decorations in the world 78 years after the fact. Zahratka’s son-in-law, Dale Stadstad said he was searching an online record of Buck’s WWII history with the 106th Infantry Division when he...

The 2022 State Champion Adapted CI Division Floor Hockey team from New Prague/Tri City United/Le Sueur-Henderson/Belle Plaine/Jordan, front row, left to right: Shane Friedrich, Carter Tupy, Ryan Swenson, Dylan Raaen, Ray Parker, and Evan Minar. Back row, left to right: Assistant Coach Jeremy Kalal, student manager Seth Dorner, Aaron Adamson, Landon Malecha, Trystan Seger, Elliot Soukup, student manager Garret Gagner, Head Coach Shellie Kriha, and Assistant Coach Steve Kriha. (Submitted photo)

It was a near perfect performance for the New Prague/TCU/ LSJ/Belle Plaine/Jordan CI Division Adapted Floor Hockey team at the 2022 State Tournament held at Bloomington Jefferson High School March 18 and March 19. The Trojans won their second State title. The first was in 2014. They defeated three...

Consul General of France, Yannick Tagand, presents and pins the French Legion of Honor medal on WWII veteran Arnold “Buck” J. Zahratka in a special ceremony on Wednesday morning, March 23. (Wade Young Photo)

France bestowed its greatest honor to a Montgomery veteran on Wednesday, March 23. WWII Veteran Arnold “Buck” J. Zahratka received the Legion of Honor by the Consul General of France, Yannick Tagand. The special event included remarks by U.S. Senators, officials from Minnesota Veterans Affairs,...

The New Prague adapted floor hockey team includes (left to right, front row) Carter Tupy, Nick Koenig, Hailey Kirchner, Bobby Starr; (middle row) Landon Malecha, Elliot Soukop, Luke Ryburn, Shane Friedrich, Ryan Swanson; (back row) Aaron Adamson, Dylan Raaen, Josh Anderson, Ray Parker, Evan Minar and Trystan Seger. (Patrick Fisher photo)

The Trojans will be heading to the Adapted Floor Hockey State Tournament this weekend which will be held at Bloomington Jefferson High School on Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19. The local team is made up of students from New Prague, Tri-City United, Belle Plaine and Jordan high schools. The...
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