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This entry from the New Prague Lions Club was among those in the 24th annual Parade of Lights held on Friday, Dec. 6. Temperatures were around 23 degrees Fahrenheit, but that didn’t stop the large crowds that lined New Prague’s Main Street for the Parade of Lights to see area groups and businesses...
The Montgomery Torchlight Parade and Fireworks festival signified for the 27th year in a row that the holiday season is well underway. Bundled for mild, pre-winter temperatures, crowds celebrated the season as they watched close to 50 Christmas-decorated floats roll down First Street. Among the...
Staff, visitors and city officials cut the ribbon to the Montgomery Animal Hospital on Thursday, Dec, 5. Pictured are (front, from left) visitors Monty and Nala, (second row) Nikki Kester, Veterinary Technician; Julie Sweers Manager and Technician; (back row) Leah Petricka, City Planner; Brian Heck...
James J. Hruska, 97, of Montgomery, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Central Health Care in Le Center. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery with Mass of Christian Burial at 11a.m. Interment will be at a later date in the St....
Eliminating some debt, a dropping tax rate, and close to $800,000 in undesignated reserves put the city in good financial condition, according to City Administrator Brian Heck. Montgomery’s annual truth in taxation hearing was held on Monday. The meeting shows how the city is spending your money....

The community’s Sharing Tree is located at the Happy Hour Bar. (Wade Young photo)

Perfume, chocolate candy, soft granola bars, deodorant, a tin of cookies .… these are some of the gift requests on the Montgomery Sharing Tree this year. The Christmas tradition where area residents make Christmas special for more than 100 members of the community who are at least 50 years old is...

TCU students (left to right) Tara Larsen, Haley Goettl, and Rachael Paggen job shadowed at Seneca in Montgomery. (Photo courtesy of Seneca)

A new job shadowing program at Tri-City United High School has students spending time in area businesses, learning about careers in which they’ve shown interest. Forty-three students signed up to participate in the program that Corrie Odland, TCU’s Workforce Development Coordinator, is overseeing...

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Montgomery’s Torchlight Parade and Fireworks is celebrating 27 years this holiday season, and plans are underway to make it bigger and better than ever. The Thursday, December 5 event kicks off with a parade of approximately 50 lighted floats, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the north end of First Street...

Scott Le Sueur Waterfowler Bob Trnka runs the Duck Drop, which was a HUGE hit with the kids, according to organizers. Children paid $2, drew a number, and when they sold out all 100 numbers, a duck was put in the cage. The winner was the number that got pooped on. (Photo courtesy of Skye Harms)

The organization is new, but the time-honored event was very successful. The newly-formed Scott Le Sueur Waterfowlers continued the tradition of raising funds for education, youth programs, and conservation with a Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Park Ballroom in New Prague. The...

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