Arnita B. (Malecha) Novotny, 82
Arnita B. (Malecha) Novotny, age 82, of New Prague passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at her home at Praha Village with her children by her side. She was born on January 23, 1941 in Webster Township to George and Marion (Tuma) Malecha. She graduated from New Prague High School in 1959. Arnita met the love of her life, Fritz Novotny at a dance at the New Prague Park Ballroom and they married on July 5, 1969 at Immaculate Conception Church in Lonsdale. They were married for 39 wonderful years until Fritz’s passing in December 20, 2008. They were blessed with 4 children, Craig, Jodi, Joan, and Curtis that they raised on the Novotny family dairy farm. Family was the most important part of her life and she cherished spending time with them.
A Mankato couple ties the knot with an impromptu wedding
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - On March 23, the Courtyard by Marriott held a community open house in its newly renovated event center... as planned. The theme was ‘wedding,’ to show off the potential of the facility. So, the perfect venue was in place- And in that moment, a...
Top Nutrition to rebrand to 212 Waseca, undergo renovations, ownership change
Top Nutrition in Waseca is about to undergo some major changes, as owner Becky Kuball will be handing over the reins to Heidi Anderson and Stephanie Tesch. “I’ve been here for five years. … I opened in April of 2018. Since then, I’ve been serving customers and have loved what I do,” Kuball said. The change came suddenly, with an announcement made on Facebook earlier in March. Kuball’s decision came...
Something New About Obesity, Your Immune System, and COVID in Mankato
The big picture: Dr. Shelandra Bell says "...we're learning new things about COVID every day." In the news: New research is showing that obese individuals have a "muted" inflammatory immune response when they catch COVID. And, this is why obese individuals are at a higher risk of getting the more severe symptoms of COVID.
Minnesota Couple Pulls Off Impromptu Wedding In Under 5 Hours
The Courtyard By Marriot in Mankato was holding an open house to show off their newly renovated event center and the theme was weddings. That is when the assistant General Manager decided why not have a wedding today?. Maria Keough and her fiancé, German Aquino had met while working at...
Sharp returns, but more depth will be needed for Hubmen
The Jordan boys track team had a banner season last spring taking third in the Class AA state team standings. Seven athletes represented the Hubmen at state last year and six of them were seniors, so Jordan will need others to step if the team wants to duplicate last season's success.
Wilderness’ Marx Noren First Period Goal Enough to Sweep Jets
CLOQUET, Minn.- For the second time this season, the Minnesota Wilderness picked up the sweep over the Janesville Jets, taking Game Two 1-0 at home Saturday night. Kevin Marx Noren scored the lone goal of the game with 2:38 left to go in the first period.
Jordan looks to defend league title, make bigger section impact
The Jordan girls track team will have some young talent on the roster, but that hasn't tempered expectations. The Jaguars will be looking to defend its Wright County East Conference title, along with improving on its fifth-place finish in the Section 2AA meet last spring.
Local Player Wins National Title With Gustavus Women’s Hockey
Lily Mortenson says she is living her hockey dream. The Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School graduate and freshman hockey player for the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team was a key reason why the Gusties won last weekend’s Division 3 national championship. Mortenson scored the game-winning goal in...
Waldorf University returns to its roots
I am pleased to announce that after months of work, planning, and prayer, Waldorf University is now under the ownership of the Waldorf Lutheran College Foundation, returning the institution to its private, faith-based roots as a tax-exempt organization. What a journey it has been, not only in this last year but the last decade.
Obituary for Myron H. Pauly
Myron H. Pauly, of Jordan, entered eternal life on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at the age of 81. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (104 First Street West) in Jordan. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 24, at 11 a.m. with a gathering from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 313 East Second Street, Jordan. Guests may join via live stream at sjbjordan.org. Father Neil Bakker will preside. Myron will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Jordan Vets Honor Guard. A reception will follow at Ridges at Sand Creek, 21775 Ridges Drive, Jordan. Memorials are preferred and will be distributed in Myron’s memory by his family.
SCHOOL BOARD AGREES TO CONTRACT WITH KOSTER
The New Ulm District 88 school board has made it official. Sean Koster is the new superintendent. He was selected from the initial pool of 12 candidates. The board approved the contract during Thursday’s regular board meeting and Koster signed the contract then too. The board entered into a three-year contract with Koster with a starting salary of $163-thousand, $168-thousand for the second year and $173-thousand for the third year. Koster will officially start as Superintendent on July 1.
Huskies Knock off Mavericks
(Fargo, ND) -- The number-six St. Cloud State men's hockey team beat 11th-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato in the opening round of the N-C-A-A Tournament last night 4-0 in Fargo. After a scoreless first period, Huskies junior forward Veeti Miettinen (VEE-tee me-ETT-uh-nen) of Espoo, Finland and sophomore defenseman Jack Peart of Grand...
Mavericks’ senior standout nets No. 2 all-time scoring mark in county
The first high school basketball player in Minnesota history to score more than 2,000 points during his prep career was Ron Johnson of New Prague. Johnson, a 6-foot-7 center who went on to play college basketball for the University of Minnesota and one season in the NBA, reached the milestone as a senior during the 1955-56 season.
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