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Guests at the annual 4-H Valentine’s Dance enjoy line dancing on Friday, Feb. 14. The dance at Falcon Ridge Elementary School in New Prague is held for adults with developmental disabilities. There were 60 guests from area communities who had a fun time on the dance floor, with games, crafts and...
Alvia Ann Koubele, 96, of Montgomery, died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 at home. Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Father Tom Niehaus officiating....

Alex Ahlbrecht, 3, who is known locally as the “Heart Warrior,” is at home in Waterville recovering after an extensive heart and pulmonary surgery in California. (Photo courtesy of Ahlbrechts)

Waterville’s little Heart Warrior is breathing easier this Valentine’s Day. Three-year-old Alex Ahlbrecht, son of Craig and Stephanie Ahlbrecht, recently returned from a three-week stay at Standford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California, where he underwent an intricate open-...
A Waterville man faces a second-degree felony assault charge for allegedly driving on a sidewalk, nearly striking a pedestrian. Clint Weston Sellers, 24, was charged in Le Sueur County Court for the alleged assault that occurred near the Corner Bar in Waterville, early Monday morning, Feb. 3....

Members of the Montgomery Fire Department who participated in the Fight for Air Stair Climb of Minnesota are (front, from left) Kenny Pavek, Sean Benz, Joe Anderson (back) Rick Sembauer, Bryan Ehlers, Isaac Schugel Dave Gaul, and Travis Rose. (Submitted photo)

The Montgomery Fire Department raised more than $1,400 for the American Lung Association (ALA) over the weekend. Eight members from the department participated in the ALA’s Fight for Air Climb in Minneapolis. Participating were Fire Chief Kenny Pavek, Sean Benz, Joe Anderson, Rick Sembauer, Bryan...

Ben Schoenbauer and Jennie Kotzenmacher of St. Paul credit their New Prague friends and family--as well as fate--with bringing them together twice, ultimately launching their love story. The couple is pictured with their children, Ben (5), Luke (3), and Jack (1). (Photo courtesy of Jeannie Kotzenmacher)

This love story starts in the halls of New Prague Middle School back in 1993 when a boy and a girl first crossed paths, as seventh graders. Jennie Kotzenmacher was the new girl in school with long red hair. Ben Schoenbauer stood at an impressive 6-foot, 2-inches tall. That’s pretty much all they...

There was plenty of excitement from Cub Scouts of New Prague Pack 323 during their Pinewood Derby on Saturday, Feb. 8, in St. Wenceslaus Church’s Parish Activity Center. The derby was open to all Cub Scouts and their family members. (Patrick Fisher photo)

New Prague’s Cub Scouts of Pack 323 had a lot of exciting fun on Saturday, Feb. 8, as they held their annual Pinewood Derby at St. Wenceslaus Church’s Parish Activity Center. This year’s races of 52 wooden cars, built by the Cub Scouts, was a record number of entries for the annual event. “It went...
 On Tuesday, Feb. 4, State Representative Bob Vogel, R-Elko New Market, announced he will not be seeking re-election for a fourth term to the Minnesota House of Representatives. Vogel has represented House District 20A since being first elected in 2014. “I never dreamed growing up in New Market,...
WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 40 below zero. * WHERE...Le Sueur County. * WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Thursday. * IMPACTS...The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. PRECAUTIONARY/...
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #45 will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Park Ballroom, 300 Lexington Ave. S in New Prague. A light lunch will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. The dessert committee for February is Linda Dvorak, Alberta Erickson and Tonja Flick.

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