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Nearly 40 people participated in the Fifth annual Santa Speedo Dash Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at Giesenbrau Bier Co. in New Prague. It was 7 degrees Fahrenheit making for a very brisk 1K run that was open to all ages with several people dressed in Christmas themed clothing. The run was to raise...

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Community members, from left to right, Dale Ruhland, Larry Trnka, and Rick Krenik, install the new sign at the Settler's Cabin in Memorial Park. Read more about this story in this week's Messenger.
Benjamin Thomas Franek, age 75 of Lonsdale, died peacefully on Monday, November 28, 2022 at Mayo Hospital in New Prague, surrounded by his loving family. Ben was born on September 10, 1947 at the Northfield hospital to Benjamin F. and Rose (Simota) Franek. He grew up on the family farm near Veseli...
Donna Mae Friedges, age 83, of Shakopee, MN, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep at her home on Wednesday, November 23rd.  Donna was born on January 15, 1939, the daughter of James and Ella (Pelant) Vlasak. She married Raymond Friedges on August 6, 1960, in Montgomery, MN. Donna...
Camilla Jean Hartmann, age 74, of New Prague, died of cancer on Saturday, November 26, 2022.   Camilla was born on February 19, 1948 to Harry and Bertha (Dobesh) Pieper in New Prague, MN. She graduated from Jordan High School in 1966. Camilla graduated from nursing school at Saint Mary’s. She was...

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Happy Thanksgiving!!! Volunteers coordinated by the Salvation Army social services coordinator and Montgomery Food Shelf manager Sarah Neisen prepare 100 Thanksgiving meals for Le Sueur County families at the Le Center Ambulance facility. See more on this in the next issue of the Messenger.
Elisabeth Ann “Betsy” Meistrell, age 80 of North Mankato, formerly of Montgomery passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Celebration of life will be held in spring. Betsy was born on October 4, 1942 in Biloxi, MS to Harold and Ann (Ihrig) Loken. She graduated...

Ella Schmiesing swimming the 100 breaststroke at State tournament. (John Mueller photo)

Tri City United freshman Ella Schmiesing had the goal of advancing to the finals in both of her races at the Class A State Swimming and Diving Meet which was held last week at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. These goals were met as she advanced to the finals in the 100-yard breaststroke...
There is nothing more welcoming than going home after your first day at a job that requires typing as main function than to cut your fingertip. I managed to accidentally cut myself Wednesday evening while removing a knife in a cardboard sheath from a new box of kitchen knives. I can vouch that the...
Montgomery’s annual Torchlight Parade and Fireworks celebrates its 30th anniversary this holiday season on Thursday, Dec. 1, and according to event organizers, plans are underway to make it bigger and better than ever. Santa and his live reindeer will be near the intersection of Vine Avenue and...
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