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David Allan Konrardy, age 65 of Apple Valley died peacefully Friday, January 20, 2023 after a short illness at Apple Valley Senior Health Center under care of Grace Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 26, 2023 in the lower-level Chapel at Mary Mother Of The Church (3333...

Minnesota River Valley Forward Ben Miller dives on the ice in a desperate attempt to stop a goal by Litchfield-Dassel-Cokato (LDC) Forward Braden Olson on an open net after the Bulldogs pulled the goalie for a short time in the third period to maximize offense. LDC scores three goals in the last half of the third period for a Bulldogs loss of 2-5. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

The Minnesota River boys hockey team picked up a pair of Big South Conference wins last week, outscoring their two opponents 14-1. The Bulldogs won three of their five games, including a 7-1 win over Worthington Saturday, Jan. 14 and 8-0 over winless Redwood Valley Saturday, Jan. 21. The locals...

Members of TCU’s Robotics team compete in a home tournament on January 14. (Photo courtesy of Luke Fleck)

Two TCU High School Robotics teams and five TCU Middle School Robotics teams competed at the Titans’ home tournament on Saturday, Jan. 14. A total of 45 teams competed in the tournament. In the high school division, TCU’s teams Gear Train and Barbie Bots made it to the eliminations round. Gear...

Montgomery Police escort Officer Gordon Prochaska’s body home from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. (Submitted photo)

Gordon Prochaska, age 71, passed away at his residence in Florence, Arizona, on Saturday, January 7, from complications of contracting COVID-19. Off-duty Montgomery Police Chief Nathan Hintz, Sergeant Pete Bulger, and Officer Mike Longbehn escorted Officer Gordon Prochaska’s body home to Montgomery...

Rachel Rynda receives the key to the City of Montgomery and a framed proclamation from Mayor Tom Eisert. Pictured are, from left to right, Francis Rynda (father), Montgomery Community Foundation Chair and city council member Mick McGuire, Rachel Rynda, Mayor Thomas Eisert, and Theresa Rynda (mother). (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

Minnesota State Fair’s 2022 Princess Kay of the Milky Way and 2020 Kolacky Queen Rachel Rynda received the key to the city and a proclamation honoring her contributions as an exemplary ambassador to the Montgomery area at the Jan. 17 city council meeting. Rynda was first contacted before...
Heather Ann Kolarik, age 45 of St. Cloud, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Heather was born on October 20, 1977 to Leonard and the late Kathy Turek. She grew up in New Prague and was a 1996 graduate of New Prague High School. Heather went on to study at St. Cloud...
A written agenda now accompanies me to the dinner table. After my family of four eats and finishes chatting about our day, I pull out my list, which sets my daughters’ eyes rolling. Anna and Ellen, ages 13 and 10, think it’s ridiculous that I now have a “Family Agenda” notebook, but they do sit up...

Fifth grade spellers (seated, left to right) Paul Juarez, Murphy McNamara, Nolan O’Malley, Elizabeth Skluzacek, Cooper Sladek, and Taelynn Whipps watch as Faith Pedroza spells a word at the podium during TCU’s 2023 District Spelling Bee on Jan. 12. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

A fifth grader and an eighth grader were the last two Titans standing in the district’s 2023 Spelling Bee on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 12. The competition was held at TCU Montgomery’s auditorium. Fifth grader Taelynn Whipps held her own in the championship round, which put her up against TCU’s top...

Minnesota River Valley Girls 12U Hockey Team in the locker room with custom jerseys and name placards for each player. Pictured from left to right, in the back row, Alli Andresen, Aubrey Heller, Maren Swenson, Mara Von Bank, Kelcie Weydert, Thea Braun, and Reganne Hartmann, in the front row, Payton Fredrickson, Amelia Miller, Sophie Tews, and Kacey Hollerich. (Submitted photo)

The Minnesota River Bulldogs 12U Girls Hockey, ages 12 and under, were surprised in Woodbury on a very snowy January 3. The girls expected to arrive playing a typical game against the Woodbury 12U B1 team. All other TCU and area schools activities were cancelled this day because of an ongoing...
Kenneth L. Krocak, age 64, of New Prague, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.  Ken was born on April 22, 1958 in St. Paul to Lloyd F. and Nancy (Holub) Krocak.  He grew up in Roseville and Prior Lake, graduating from Prior Lake High School.  He married Katherine Lynch,...
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