Area man killed in ATV crash
A rural New Prague man was killed in a crash involving the three-wheeled ATV he was riding during the early-morning hours of Sunday, March 3. The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office reports at 2:05 a.m., Matthew James Soller, 33, of rural New Prague was found partially under a three-wheeled ATV on Le Sueur County Road 121, approximately a quarter-mile south of Highway 19 in Derrynane Township. Soller was removed from under the three-wheeler and life-saving efforts were performed. Soller was ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.
Gaylord committee members all resign after one person is not re-appointed
Gaylord Heritage Preservation Committee (HPC) has dissolved following a City Council decision in early January, according to an article in the Gaylord Hub. Gaylord City Council member Chad Muchow, during the organizational meeting in early January, said he agreed with Mayor Dawn Kratzke’s annual appointments, except for Dale Johnson on the HPC. Muchow made that his motion. It was seconded by City Council member Jessica Uecker and passed unanimously. City Council member Tony Padilla was not present at the meeting.
BLHS Wins over BOLD in Section 2A Girls Playoffs
(Sibley East High School, Arlington, MN) -- The BOLD Warriors girls basketball traveled to Sibley East High School in Arlington to take on the BLHS Mustangs Thursday night for Section 2A playoffs. The Warriors did all they could to keep up with the Mustangs in the second half but it wasn’t enough as the BLHS Mustangs went on to win by a final score of 66-39.
The coldest February in Sibley County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Hutchinson, MN Residents: Your Future Kittens Best Friend Awaits!
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to hutchinson..
Playoffs are next for the struggling Hubmen on the hardwood
The Jordan boys basketball team is limping into the Section 5AA playoffs. The Hubmen have dropped 13 of their last 14 games, including ending the regular season Feb. 29 with a 113-79 loss at Holy Family in Wright County East Conference play. Jordan (10-15 overall) finished 0-10 in league action.
Arlington City Council votes 3-2 to approve contract with MVCOG
The Arlington City Council, during its recent regular meeting, voted 3-2 and approved a contract with the Minnesota Valley Council of Government (MVCOG). City Council members Christina Litfin, Jeff Matz and John Thomes voted in support of the motion. City Council members Curtis Ling and Dave Meyer voted against the...
Three-year project to start on Hwy 93
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Construction season is right around the corner. And one of this year’s marquee projects is the Highway 93 project near Henderson. The highway needs to be raised by eight feet to prevent flooding from the river, a project that will last through 2026. “It’s something...
Native activist's daughter sentenced for criminal neglect in his death in Minnesota
The daughter of late Native American activist and marathon runner Emmett Eastman Sr. is serving jail time after pleading guilty to depriving Eastman of medical care before his death. But several family members say the sentence was far too light. Two days before Eastman died in 2021, police performed a...
Budget cuts could hit class sizes, busing
As the New Prague School District works to whittle $3.5 million off its 2024-2025 operating budget, an early look at some of the proposed cuts will be dramatic and widespread. Monday, Feb. 26, the district listed a few of the items under consideration in advance of a March 11 workshop where a broader list of proposed cuts will be presented for consideration in advance of a decision at the March 25, 6 p.m., business meeting. Superintendent Andy Vollmuth noted the presentation was to offer “a high-level overview of the structural budget adjustments we are considering.”
Second phase of Hwy. 212 project moves ahead
The next phase of improvements to Highway 212 is on schedule to begin this summer as funding continues to come together for proposed improvements to Highway 5. That’s what Southwest Corridor Transportation Coalition (SWCTC) members heard from road project managers at an update meeting Feb. 16 in Norwood Young America. The Hwy. 212 construction project is expected to be bid in May and awarded in mid-June with road work to...
Today the gas price is close to $3.09 in Arlington as of 2024-03-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.331, a week ago the price is $3.267 , according to AAA.
Seniors shine in regular season finale
The UW-Whitewater gymnastics teams celebrated the end of the regular season with a victory against Gustavus Adolphus College, winning 191.975-186.175. The end of the regular season came with senior night, where the veteran athletes were recognized for their contributions to their team and for representing UW-Whitewater athletics. After the conclusion...
City of NYA Seeking Lifeguards for 2024 Summer Season at West Carver Community Pool
2024 Lifeguards and/or WSI Lifeguards The City of NYA is seeking lifeguards and WSI lifeguards for the 2024 summer swimming season at the West Carver Community Pool. Must be 15 years old to apply. Training is provided. Extremely flexible hours! For more information, contact Mitchell at email@example.com or call 952-467-1800. Applications are due by March 31st or until all positions are filled.Visit here for more details.
Historic church to become hummingbird center
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - A former church in Henderson will soon become home to a Hummingbird Center. The St. Joseph Church and Parish Center closed last November after serving the community since 1860. In December the city agreed to buy the historic property. The city will lease the building to...
New Lester Prairie based photography studio offers more than just portraits
Those in Lester Prairie who need professional photos can look no further than Bri Salzer, the owner of Brianna Salzer Photography and Studio 410 LLC. The 20-year-old business owner provides several photo services through her photography business, and somewhat separate from that is her Lester Prairie-based studio that she rents out to others to host their sessions and even events.
Sisters combine their talents to write and illustrate a new book
Sisters Renae (Rose) Swanson and Marie (Rose) Arnst have always been close. They played together as kids and participated in many of the same activities. The two sisters even played on the same basketball team at the Sibley East High School where they graduated just one year apart. “We feel...
STATE CHAMPIONS: Waconia swimmer, Watertown-Mayer wrestlers win titles
Three local athletes were crowned state champions Saturday night, as Waconia swimmer Jack Hackler won the Class AA 100 yard breaststroke, while Watertown-Mayer wrestlers Titan Friederichs and Bryce Burkett won the Class AA 121 and 172 pound brackets. Hackler took first place in a race that saw 7/8 of the competitors posting personal records, while Friederichs and Burkett both finished the season undefeated with more than 50 wins each.
Cathy Stevens crowned St. Patrick's Queen
St. Peter's newest St. Patrick's Day Queen comes from royal lineage. 20 years after her mother wore the shamrock crown in 2004, lifelong St. Peter resident Cathy Stevens was bestowed the title in a coronation ceremony at Patrick's on Third Thursday. Katie Erickson, the 2023 St. Patrick's Day Queen, delivered the royal honors. She gave Stevens a tight embrace before placing the crown upon her head, tying the emerald cape around her neck and bowing to hand off the royal scepter. ...
Three Trojan wrestlers still in competition at state
New Prague High School’s wrestlers Lawson Eller, at 121 pounds, and Brady Westall, at 172 pounds, are still competing for state titles in Class AAA at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul today (Saturday). The two made it through to the semifinals on Friday, March 1. Also competing Saturday is Destiney Lofton in the girls division at 118 pounds. For updates check out The New Prague Times website, plus for a complete story see an upcoming story in the March 7 print edition of The Times.