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The Irish celebrated their win over St.Paul Saturday in Waconia.

St. Patrick topped St. Paul while Veseli, Union Hill and Waterville suffered season-ending losses in the opening round of the Minnesota Baseball Association’s state tournament this weekend. After defeating the St. Paul Capitols, 7-1, Saturday, Aug. 19, the Class B Irish will face Baseball 365...
New Prague, Montgomery, Waterville, Scott and Le Sueur counties and the area are under an excessive heat warning during the coming week. The National Weather Service says the area will be subject to "dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 110 (degrees) possible." The weather...

After beating Hampton in two one-run games with solid pitching and defense in the Section 1B playoffs, the St. Patrick Irish thumped the Cardinals, 10-4, in the series finale Tuesday, Aug. 8, to win a spot in the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Association State Tournament. (John Mueller photo)

When the state amateur baseball tournament convenes this weekend in Dassel, Delano, Litchfield and Waconia, the Dakota, Rice Scott League, a group including two favorites and a long shot to make the Class C state field will be well represented. Class C teams Faribault, Union Hill and Veseli earned...
Town baseball is one of Minnesota’s great treasures. It draws players and fans who truly appreciate what it is – competition for the love of the game and people cheering for their team. It is a blend of passion and community pride reminding us of the local high school team taking on the rival team...

The new Lonsdale Ambassadors are, from left, Junior Ambassador Payton Fischer, Miss Ambassadors Khloe Flicek and Avery Lerfald, Little Ambassador Kyrie Smisek, Miss Lonsdale Alli Simon, Miss Ambassador Miranda Pederson and Junior Ambassador Paige Miller. The program and coronation ceremony was held Saturday, Aug. 12, as part of Lonsdale Community Day. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Lonsdale Community Day, Saturday, Aug. 12, was packed with activities for people to enjoy from the morning too the night. “It was amazing,” said Shanna GutzkeKupp, executive director of the Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the celebration to bring the community together. “We had...

Willie Borgmeyer and his mom, Theresa, and her other children have all competed in tractor pulls aboard the 1968 John Deere 4020 Willie’s late father, Mike, purchased in 1983. “Family Tradition” will be at the Le Sueur County Fair’s tractor pulling contest Saturday, Aug. 19, in the grandstand. The tractor is still used on the family farm in western Rice County. (John Mueller photo)

There are three tractors in the shed at the Borgmeyer farm just east of the Le Sueur-Rice County line. Each one has a specific job, though the 1968 John Deere 4020’s role is only partially linked directly to farm work. “It still runs the auger every fall, still pulls things every spring,” said...
Connie Turek, age 70, of Waterville, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 with her family at her side.  Connie has been a resident of New Transitions in Waterville for 32 years.  Connie was born on September 19, 1952 to Joseph W. and Marcella (Smisek) Turek at Community Memorial Hospital in...
On Monday, Aug. 14, Fran Barten of New Prague was surprised by her children and grandchildren and members of the New Prague Chamber of Commerce when they asked if she would be the 2023 Parade of Farm Pride’s grand marshal. “It took me awhile to process it,” said Barten, who was speechless for a...
Crews have been busy Monday, Aug. 14, removing the two gas tanks at the former Crawford’s Standard Services, at the southwest corner of the intersection of New Prague’s E Main Street and SE First Avenue. Kevin Crawford, who ran the business for 40 years before closing it March 25, 2022, said the...
Steven David Moravec, age 67, of New Prague passed away on July 11, 2023 at his home.  A funeral service was held on August 5, 2023 at FaithPoint Lutheran Church in New Prague with Pastor Steve Trewartha officiating. Steven was born on June 9, 1956 to Stanley L. and Irene (Sladek) Moravec in...
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