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The New Prague Area School Board heard reports on a therapy dog pilot project and the Worlds Best Workforce during their meeting Monday, Nov. 26. They also discussed the annual superintendent performance review and approved the superintendent’s contract for the next three years. Amy Hennen, social...
Montgomery received its holiday dressing on Wednesday, Nov. 28, when workers from the City of Montgomery installed the holiday Czech banners and lighted decorations on First Street. The decorations made it up just in time for the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks on Thursday, Nov. 29. The parade...

Seventh and eighth grade students in the advisory class of Shaun Robbins at TCU Montgomery Middle School hold a small portion of the clothes they collected for the people on the Pine Ridge Reservation. (Wade Young Photo)

A group of kids are taking kindness to the next level when they organized a clothing drive for the residents of the poorest county in the United States. Twenty students in Shaun Robbins’ seventh and eighth grade advisory class at TCU Montgomery Middle School organized and promoted a clothing drive...

Le Sueur County Deputy Joe Kern is pictured with the county’s newest K9, “Jett”. (Submitted Photo)

Le Sueur County has a furry, four-legged crime fighter. The county’s newest K-9, “Jett”, started work on November 20. The county secured Jett, a purebred German Shepherd, last autumn when he was around nine-weeks-old. Jett was bred locally from Kozie Shepherds in southern Minnesota and attended...
Dennis Jasperson, standing, talks with Zach Thompson, Tara Thompson and Audre Johnson during the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague Thursday, Nov. 22. Johnson helped start the annual event, which is now in its 10th year. While she turned the event over to...

Julie Yackley

Julie Yackley was born in Inchheon, South Korea, and was adopted in May, 1986, by Don and Janice Yackley of New Prague. Even before the adoption her mother was diagnosed with cancer, a disease that claimed her life in 1993, when Julie was just 7 years old. A year ago, she lost her father to ALS -...
Farmhouse Market owner Kendra Rasmusson, left, is pictured with students Amanda Giesen, Wyatt Zack, Megan Rademacher and Shobeib Zabar. The four students in the New Prague High School MARS (Mastering Academics and Real-World Skills) class are working with Rasmusson on a new business extension for Farmhouse Market. (Submitted Photo)
The owners of Farmhouse Market, a tech-savvy local and organic foods market that was recently featured in the New York Times, have partnered with four New Prague High School students to launch a new business extension they hope will increase tourism and business for downtown New Prague. Farmhouse...

Jana Larson, regional manager for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, stands in the kitchen of the organization’s new Senior Dining site, The Village in Waterville. The kitchen and dining site opened Monday, Nov. 12.

A new meal option is available in Waterville for those ages 60 and older who would benefit from others cooking healthy meals for them. Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) opened a new Senior Dining location at The Village in Waterville on Monday, November 12. The kitchen and dining site...

Second graders Ty Wohlers and Eydie Fleek have been named the Junior Grand Marshals of Montgomery's 2018 Torchlight Parade and Fireworks event, which will be held November 29. (Wade Young Photos)

Second graders, Ty Wohlers and Eydie Fleek don’t recall if they have ever seen the special float that starts the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks event, but they will see it firsthand on Thursday, Nov. 29. Ty, son of George and Shanda Wohlers of rural Montgomery, and Eydie, daughter of Ann and...

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