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US Navy Captain Lesley Fierst will be the speaker at New Prague’s annual Memorial Day observance, to be held Monday, May 27, at Memorial Park. The observance includes cemetery visits, a parade from City Hall to Memorial Park, and a program at Memorial Park. The New Prague Veterans Honor Guard will...

A brief dedication ceremony was held Thursday, April 25, for Elko New Market’s new solar arrays. At the ceremony were, from left, Braden Solum of Ideal Energies LLC, Elko New Market Council member Kate Timmerman, Mayor Joe Julius and Assistant City Administrator Mark Nagel. The 86 solar arrays are mounted on the roof of the city’s Public Works building. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

The first of two solar energy projects in Elko New Market was dedicated the evening of Thursday, April 25. The city has been working with Ideal Energies LLC of Minneapolis on the projects. The first to be completed was the installation of 86 solar panels on the roof of the city’s Public Works...

Eagle View Elementary School fifth grade students perform a drum concert on Friday, May 10. The  students’ concert at the New Prague Area School in Elko New Market capped off a week where African drumming artist Christian Adeti shared the culture of his home in Ghana. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Students at Eagle View Elementary School in Elko New Market welcomed resident African drumming artist Christian Adeti. Christian was born and raised in Accra, Ghana of West Africa. He has been performing drumming, singing, and dancing internationally for the past 16 years. During the week of his...

Mike Grundhoffer and Ken Odenthal present a scholarship to MacKenzie Harstad at the Honors Night on May 15. (Wade Young Photo)

The graduating seniors of the Tri-City United Class of 2019 saw the fruits of their labor during Honors Night on May 15. Awards, local scholarships and university scholarships were handed out to their recipients by the school counselors as well as other scholarship representatives from the...
A special city council meeting to discuss the 2020 budget in Lonsdale Monday became more than that when the mayor read the recommendation by its attorney on a cease and desist letter during public comments, that lead to council member Steve Cherney walking out in response. The cease and desist...

PalmerWelcome of New Prague loaned his 1957 Chevrolet Cameo to Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis for its recent production of “Autonomy.” (Photo courtesy of Palmer Welcome)

Any New Prague residents who recently saw Mixed Blood Theatre’s production “Autonomy” may have recognized one of the 40 vintage and unique cars in the show. If a 1957 Chevrolet Cameo Model 2434 seemed familiar, it’s because it was on loan from New Prague’s Palmer Welcome. According to a press...

The TCU High School Band performs one of their songs at the annual Pops Concert. (Wade Young Photo)

The TCU High School Music Department filled its gymnasium with colorful music at the 2019 Spring Pops Concert on Friday, May 17. Under the direction of Band Director Sarah Costello, Choir Director Tyler Frankhouse and Accompanist Robyn Menk, the students struck the right cords and hit the right...

One of the recipients of the Montgomery Community Foundation (MCF) grant will be used toward the restoration of the Montgomery Mural. Pictured are members of the mural’s committee (from left) Mary Simon, MCF President Mick McGuire, Sue Hayes, Dale Ruhland, and Jean Franke.

After less than a year since it formed, the Montgomery Community Foundation is already donating money to make projects happen. The Foundation made donations to two projects at its Spring Fling Social on Thursday, May 9 at the Rustic Farmer. The first $4,000 went to TCU’s Early Childhood for an...
(3:29 p.m. This story has been updated with correct non-renewed contract totals from previous years.) Every year at the end of April, the Tri-City United school board decides on a list of teacher contracts to not renew. This year was no different, yet more discussion and disconnect has come from...
Talk of larger classroom sizes for the 2019-20 school year came into question at the Tri-City United School board meeting Monday night. "We have some major concerns about some of the staffing that we're hearing is going to be…and the sections allowed for next year," said parent Lisa Hoefs. "I voted...

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