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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...
As I sit at the Memorial Day program put forth in Montgomery, I can’t help but see the group that is here — veterans, loved ones of veterans, and a very few outside that realm. The average age is maybe around age 60 or an age where people felt directly affected by the threats of war and that our...

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....

The NPHS indoor softball team includes (back row, from left) coach Shellie Kriha, Ryan Swenson, John LaFaurie, Lorelai Hamre, Carter Tupy, Brady Nelson, Bobby Starr, coach Julie Holgate, (front row, from left) manager Seth Dorner, Jeffery Teal, Elliot Soukup Trystan Seger, Raymond Parker, Aaron Adamson, Shane Friedrich, Luke Ryburn and manager Garrett Gagner.

A year after they surprised the field with a strong performance win at the state tournament, the New Prague indoor softball team is heading back to state hoping to put both facets of the game together to enjoy another strong showing. The Trojans open state tournament play Friday, June 2, 8 p.m.,...
It took awhile for the Orioles’ bats to get going Saturday, May 27, but they were able to score a bunch in the middle part of the game as New Prague defeated the Shakopee Coyotes, 7-1, and extended its record to 5-0, the team’s best start since 2015. New Prague’s Anthony Mader scored in the fourth...

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.

Photo courtesy of Rice County
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...
Joan (Joni) Glynn, 83, passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2023, after a long fight against Parkinson’s Disease.  Joan was born on October 20, 1939 to Isidor and Estella (Klinkhammer) Mahowald. Joan grew up in Shakopee and attended Shakopee schools. In addition to school, she helped care for...
Honor veterans by partaking in one of these events on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, in remembrance. Le Center 9:45 a.m. Parade on Main Street 10:00 a.m. Memorial Day program at Tri-City United Middle School Gymnasium 12:00 p.m. Potluck Dinner at American Legion Post #108 Montgomery 8:00 a.m....
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