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Arnita B. (Malecha) Novotny, age 82, of New Prague passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at her home at Praha Village with her children by her side.  She was born on January 23, 1941 in Webster Township to George and Marion (Tuma) Malecha.  She graduated from New Prague High School in 1959.  ...
Richard Francis Korbel, age 88, of New Prague, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at home surrounded by his family. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 1 from 9:30 am-1:30 pm at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:30 pm with Fr. Tom...

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2023 Little Ambassador Candidate Juliette Bunnel (front left) and 2023 Junior Ambassador Lyla Mach (back) joined the ribbon-cutting ceremony of BAM Fashion Boutique on Saturday. Pictured are owners Amy and Phil Gray, and their children (front, from left) MacKenzie, Aubree, and Bryson.

After selling fashion online, out of her basement and garage, BAM Fashion Boutique owner Amy Gray opened her first-ever retail store in Lonsdale on Saturday, March 18. Gray explains that her home business and family’s move to Lonsdale made them look for a brick-and-mortar location. “I ran out of my...

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Montgomery Area Community Club members Jill Skogerboe and Jean Franke helped people at the MACC Membership Drive on Saturday at Franke’s Bakery.

Franke’s Bakery was sweeter than normal on Saturday, March 18 for those who renewed their membership or took out a new one to the Montgomery Area Community Club’s (MACC) Annual Membership Drive. Memberships at the annual kickoff to the Kolacky season brought 120 renewals and some new members,...

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TCU Girls Basketball Letterwinners, front row, left to right: Karen Ruiz, Gabby Dahlke, Audrey Vosejpka, Grace Hennen, Lexi Marcussen, Sophie Whipps, and Sami Tiede. Back row, left to right: Kaia Krocak, Ava Flitrop, Anne Cooper, Ella Schmiesing, and Jacy Saemrow. Not picture - Emma Skluzacek.

Tri-City United sophomore Alexia Marcussen was selected Most Valuable Player of the Titan Girls Basketball Team during their Awards Banquet Sunday, March 12. Marcussen led the Titans with free throws made (5), best free throw percentage (50-of-70, 71.4%), assists (81), steals (53), deflections (78...

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The entire band and choir group that participated in the Florida trip in front of Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Along for the festivities included 60 band members, 16 choir members, 15 chaperones, and the Tri-City United music directors - Sarah Costello and John Sosa.

Tri-City United High School band and choir students had a memorable trip March 5-10 at Disney in Florida. For some students, it was their first time on an airplane, seeing the ocean or even their first time leaving Minnesota. TCU Music Director Sarah Costello said, “We had an amazing time on our...

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The Tri-City United High School BPA teams that competed at the state-level competition.

Students from the Tri-City United Business Professional’s of America (BPA) teams placed well at this year’s state competition in Minneapolis during the state Spring Leadership Conference. The network design team of Josiah Turek and Cole Walters placed first in their category and will be moving on...


Chuck Wann, who worked for over 50 years with his grandfather, mother and family members to run Suel Printing and The New Prague Times, passed away this past week. He leaves behind a legacy of a family-owned publishing company committed to serving readers and advertisers and helping make the...

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The presenting group from the 2023 Lonsdale State of the City/Schools on March 7 at the Lonsdale Public Library. Pictured (from left to right) are Superintendent of New Prague Schools Tim Dittberner, Lonsdale Mayor Tim Rud, Superintendent of Tri-City United Schools Kevin Babcock, and Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shanna Gutzke-Kupp.

The 2023 Lonsdale State of the City/Schools was held to a full house in the Lonsdale Public Library on March 7. Attendees dined to a box lunch from Subway sponsored by Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric. The event was coordinated by the Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce. Mayor of Lonsdale Lonsdale...

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A few examples of the artwork on display from TCU elementary students grades K-4 at the Arts and Heritage Center.

You can visit the Montgomery Arts and Heritage Center over the next two months to see Tri-City United student-created artwork. The exhibits will run from now through May 13 and will be divided into three grade-level groups. Many different types of artwork displayed, including pottery, watercolor...
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