Concert Band

The theme of the final band and choir concert of the 2022- 2023 school year was The Magic of Music, in relevance to Disney and their mid-winter trip to perform there. Songs ranged from “You’ll Be In My Heart” and “The Family Madrigal” to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to “How to Train Your Dragon...

This is part of the group of individuals that helped make this installation happen. Pictured, from left to right are (front row) Colleen Pavek*, Air Force Sergeant Lynden Jelineck, Dorothy Kovarik*, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary President Connie Shriver, VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Mary Tiede^, student Jose Martinez Marin, Mary Jane Grundehoffer*, Darlene Wondra*, Deb Jelineck*^, American Legion Post 79 Club Commander Corey Kotek and child Izzi Kotek, a Poppy Princess; and (back row) student Kaia Krocak, Liz Krocak. Martinez Marin is a junior foreign exchange student at TCU high school from Caravaca de la Cruz, Spain. The “*”denotes Ameican Legion Ladies Auxiliary member and “^ “indicates VFW Ladies Auxiliary member. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

A new set of three wings for the Wings Walk Art Project was placed upon American Legion Post 79 on Thursday, May 26. The wings are a part of the 2022 Paint the Town grant that was applied for through the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation by Tri-City United Schools. It has been a community...

Principle Alan Fitterer gives the words to the class of 2023 to celebrate their achievement in traditional fashion and the graduates respond throwing their hats. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

With the Tri-City United gymnasium in full attendance on the evening of Friday, May 26, the Class of 2023 walked in processional to the classic “Pomp and Circumstance” by the concert band. The posting of colors by the Montgomery Honor Guard and then the national anthem by concert band and choir....


They’ll play a beloved oldtime song Bill Vogel loved at the cemetery following his funeral Mass Saturday. “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” was one of his favorite tunes. In his perfect world, Bill Vogel would have been a professional baseball player. He could hit and played good defense at first base...

Kristian White takes a moment at the grave of his wife, Sara, at St. John’s the Evangelist Church’s cemetery. The two served in the Army and were retired when Sara died in a vehicle crash in 2021. (Patrick Fisher photo)

During the Memorial Day program Monday, May 29, at the New Prague Veterans Memorial, main speaker Col. Joe Sharkey talked about how Minnesotans have volunteered for the armed forces over the decades. At area cemeteries, family members took time to remember and honor those who served. At Lanesburgh...
New Prague High School’s Jake Lundquist, 15, crosses home plate after getting a grand slam in the Trojans’ home game Wednesday, May 31. New Prague started the Section 2AAA tournament with a shut out of Worthington, 12-0. The Trojans, No. 1 seed in the tournament, advances to the Saturday, June 3,...

Saluting of the United States Flag at the advancement of the colors at the Memorial Day Program today at the American Legion Post 79 in Montgomery.
Jarrod Schoenecker photo

Take a moment to thank a veteran today and to remember those who didn't make it home.
On a mild, late-spring evening, 300 seniors in New Prague High School's Class of 2023 graduated Friday evening and joined the ranks of the school's alumni. Welcomed by Superintendent Tim Dittberner, families and friends of the graduates-to-be packed the west side of Trojan Stadium to honor the...

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The fires still burning Thursday, May 25, at the Rice County landfill.

Rice County officials are continuing to respond to a fire at the county’s landfill solid waste facility at East 145th Street in rural Dundas. The fire began in the landfill portion of the solid waste facility shortly after it closed for the evening on Monday, May 22. The cause of the fire has yet...

Eighteen seniors were selected for the hypnotist's show at the senior send-off Thursday afternoon at Next Chapter Winery south of New Prague.

Members of New Prague High School's Class of 2023 enjoyed the annual senior send-off this afternoon at Next Chapter Winery south of New Prague. The event included plenty of good food, games and the opportunity for the graduates-to-be to win prizes. It was capped off with a hypnotist show. The Class...

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