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Effective Wednesday, June 23, 2021, until further notice, the City of Montgomery has issued a water emergency and watering ban. Due to “extremely low water levels” from the drought-like weather and increased use of community members using irrigation systems, the watering ban is in effect from 12...
The Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce and the Lonsdale Community Days Committee announced on Wednesday, June 23 that Daryl Rieck has been chosen as the 2021 Lonsdale Grand Marshal. According to a press release, Rieck has been an integral part of the community for more than 35 years. It listed Rieck’s...
After a fierce six-week landscape design showdown set in the whimsical world of topiary, Minnesota-based botanical mosaic artist Meghan Petricka was crowned the "Clipped" champion of the freshest competition series on discovery+. Judges crowned Petricka as the last topiarist standing, winner of $...
Spider-Man, left, was a surprise guest for Christian Stage at Home Town Bats’ Home Run Derby the evening of Friday, June 18, at Union Hill Ballpark, west of New Prague. Christian, the son of Nick and Joan Stage of Lonsdale, is a big fan of superheroes. His family are the beneficiaries of the annual...
Due to high temperatures, extremely dry conditions and increased winds, the DNR and Rice County Sheriff’s Office instituted no open burning in Rice County on Thursday, June 17, 2021, starting at 5 p.m. until further notice. The ban comes from Troy Dunn, Rice County Sheriff, and Jim Edgar, MN DNR...
A judge in Le Sueur County heard arguments Monday on a building the city has declared hazardous and wants torn down. The building is located at 100 First Street South (corner of Vine Avenue and First Street). Robert Whipps of the law firm Christian, Keogh, Moran & King represented the City of...

From left, Kathy Kramer of Lonsdale, Jeanne Hlavac of New Prague, and Kristen Palma, also of New Prague, mix their dumpling dough at a free class held by the Czech Heritage Club at Revival on Main in Montgomery on Tuesday, June 8. (Wade Young Photo)

Kathy Kramer has lived south of Lonsdale for more than 40 years, and she’s never eaten a Czech dumpling. “Nope, never had one. I’m Swedish and German, and I’ve never had those dumplings either,” she said with a laugh. Along with more than 30 other people from around the area, Kramer’s hands were...

Bill Rohlfing and Lori Jones were crowned King and Queen at Central Health Care during National Skilled Nursing Care Week. (Submitted Photo)

Central Health Care of Le Center celebrated “Together” for National Skilled Nursing Care Week May 9 to 15, 2021. The theme “Together” was just how the facility celebrated. That began with the staff and residents choosing Bill Rohlfing and Lori Jones as their King and Queen. Tammy Plonsky,...
I don’t know when it was, but somewhere between a day old and 33 years old, I learned to appreciate my dad for who he is; not for who I thought he should be. He was a great man, I always knew that. He was a hard-worker, volunteer, and faithful, and devoted husband to my mother. But the truth is,...

The players and coaches of the Tri-Cities Legion Baseball Team are pictured before their first game on Monday, June 7 in Le Center. They are (front, from left) Chris Johnson, Dylan Westerman, Carter O’Malley, Dylan Hollum, Nolan Readmond, Christian Hunt, Devin Weitis, (back) Jason Hollum, Adam Henze, Max Krautkremer, Mecca Nightingale, Jayson Macho, Kaden O’Malley, Mavrik Birdsell, Tim Moravec. (Wade Young photo)

After an absence of several years, bats are cracking for Legion ball. The Tri-Cities Legion ball team kicked off its season Monday, June 7 in Le Center against Waterville-Elysian- Morristown. The team started its season with an 11-1 win over Waterville-Elysian-Morristown. The Titans scored two runs...

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