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 People wander and sample the vast array of food at the Scott County Fair. There were also many games, rides, vendors and exhibits at the fairgrounds near Jordan. People could enjoy music, magical illusions, wrestling, tractor pulls, a talent show, horse shows and a demolition derby.

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Scott County Deputy Duane Jirik, left, was honored recently by Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen upon his retirement from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, July 30. Jirik has been a deputy for more than 24 years and has served in law enforcement for more than 36 years. Submitted Photo

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office honored Deputy Duane “Dewey” Jirik on Friday, July 30, as he retired after serving with the department for 24 and-a-half years. “Deputy Jirik has served the residents of Scott County for over 24 years, working numerous assignments including Volunteer Reserve...
A large crowd was at Memorial Park on Thursday, Aug. 5, for Czech Out New Prague, for fun, entertainment, information and food. Held from 5-8 p.m. there was a steady stream of people coming through to look at the nearly 50 exhibitors and find out what New Prague has to offer for businesses, non-...
According to the Czech Center, kroj (plural: kroje) designs and colors vary widely across the Czech regions of Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia, with each having its own distinguishing characteristics. They vary around the Montgomery area too, according to artists who colored their interpretations of...
New Prague Police Officer Cory Schmitz, center, hands out stickers during National Night Out at Heritage Park on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Area communities observed the evening that brings together residents, police, fire departments and ambulance services so people can get to know each other. It was a...
An honor guard leads the procession out of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague on Sunday, Aug. 1, for the funeral of Montgomery Police Officer Bryan Tupy. Officers and members of area police departments, sheriff’s offices, the State Patrol, the Montgomery Ambulance Service and Fire...

Author Kate Anne Kang was the guest speaker of the Minnesota History Book Club at the New Prague Library the evening of Monday, July 26. Kang wrote the book “Given Away,” a memoir about being adopted from Korea and then later finding and reuniting with her birth family. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Author Kate Anne Kang had a lively discussion with 14 members of the Minnesota History Book Club at the New Prague Library the evening of Monday, July 26. Kang wrote “Given Away,” a memoir about her own adoption from South Korea and then finding and reuniting with her birth family. Early in her...

Photo courtesy of the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office offered its congratulations to Deputy Duane “Dewey” Jirik on his retirement today. Deputy Jirik, left, is honored by Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen. “Deputy Jirik has served the residents of Scott County for over 25 years, working numerous assignments including...

A judge ruled the abandoned property at 100 First Street South will be razed by either the property owner or the City of Montgomery. (Messenger file photo)

Le Sueur County District Court has ordered the abandoned and dilapidated property at 100 First Street South to be razed. The court ruled in favor of the City of Montgomery on July 16. Judge Patrick Goggins is ordering Taraba to vacate and remove all personal possessions from the property by Friday...
The three key missions of the Tri-City United Public Schools are to empower learners, create opportunities, and be united for success. District Superintendent Lonnie Seifert reiterated that point at a work session held by the TCU school board on July 26 as he addressed the discussion topic of...

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