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The board of the new Community Foundation signs papers on Wednesday, Aug. 15 making it official. Pictured are board members (front, from left) Mick McGuire, John Grimm, LaNette Kuelper, (back) Alissa Oeltjenbruns, Community Philanthropy Director for the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation that will serve as the fiscal host, and board members Tom Washa, Liz Krocak and Maggie Grimm. (Wade Young Photo)

A way to keep programs moving forward in Montgomery and an avenue for people to pay it forward or leave a legacy to the community became official last Wednesday.   A board of six residents signed papers to create the Community Foundation in Montgomery whose goal is to keep Montgomery vital and...
The grill masters were keeping busy cooking up the pork chops for Most Holy Trinity Church’s 51st annual Ho-Down in Veseli on Sunday, Aug. 19. The 600 grilled pork and dumpling dinners were nearly sold out by 1:15 p.m. as there were only 12 tickets left. The Ho-Down offered music on multiple...
  Darlene Witt has been named grand marshal for the 2018 Dozinky Parade of Farm Pride.    The New Prague Chamber of Commerce chose Witt from among several nominees. Witt, a life-long New Prague area resident, spent many years farming with her late husband Jack, where they raised nine...
From left, Mike Sticha, Jerry Walerius and Jerry Plambeck are tri-chairs for the New Prague State Tournament Committee. New Prague and Shakopee are the main hosts for the State Amateur Baseball Tournament, which begins Friday and runs for three weekends. Each community will host 29 games. Jordan is the third site for the tournament, and will host 11 games and possibly more if weather forces changes in the schedule. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
The first pitch between the New Prague Orioles and Ortonville Rox at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, will be the culmination of nearly five years of planning and preparations. In the fall of 2013, a group of area baseball supporters began working on a proposal to host the Minnesota Baseball Association’...

The Waterville Indians will be competing in the Class C  State Amateur Baseball Tourney, starting Sunday, August 19 at noon in Shakopee.

The Waterville Indians amateur baseball team will open their Class C State Tournament Sunday, Aug. 19 at Shakopee against Lastrup. Game time is set for noon. The Indians will be playing in the State Tourney for the first time since 2012. They won the 13-60 League this summer and placed second in...
School finance director Sandy Linn gave an update on elementary class sizes to the New Prague Area School Board during its meeting Monday, Aug. 13. For the coming year, the projection for the district had been 1,852 students in K-5, and right now enrollment stands at 1,900. Kindergarten was...
Father Kevin Clinton addresses 116 people from the Western Catholic Community at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Prague about options for the community’s future. (Patrick Fisher Photo)
For the 285 households that make up the Western Catholic Community (WCC), which includes St. John the Evangelist Church of Union Hill and St. Scholastica Church of Heidelberg, the weeks leading up to Tuesday, Sept. 4, will be filled with looking at options, prayer and a decision about the WCC’s...

George Korbel (right) smiles while demonstrating the base broom during the Old Time Musicians Jamboree in Montgomery on July 28. Jerry Minar is pictured with his concertina. (Lisa Ingebrand Photo)

His childhood memories dance to the beat of a base broom, a simple instrument, comprised of a broom and a wooden box.    For musician George Korbel of Kilkenny, the unique instrument is pure enjoyment.    “Some people call it the poor man’s tuba because it sounds similar to a tuba. Some people make...
In the primary race for Le Sueur County Commissioner District 2, Maureen Franek of Montgomery and Danny O’Keefe of Le Center will most likely be on the November ballot.   The District, which includes Montgomery City, Montgomery Township, Sharon Township, Lexington Township, and Ottawa Township, is...
Luke Hennen and Jason Arras will face off in November for a four-year term as Scott County Sheriff.  Hennen, who was appointed to the position in 2016 following the retirement of Kevin Studnicka, and Arras, a Shakopee police officer who is the commander of the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force,...

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