Le Sueur Guide 2017

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1851 ~ Treaty of Traverse des Sioux 1853 ~ St. Peter was Established 1862 ~ Dakota Conflict 1862 ~ Gustavus Adolphus College was Established 1866 ~ St. Peter Regional Treatment Center Opened 1871 ~ First Nicollet County Fair

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Le Sueur County History Get Outdoors Education Calendar Cleveland Elysian Heidelberg Henderson Kasota Kilkenny Map of Le Sueur County Le Center Le Sueur Montgomery New Prague St. Peter Waterville

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community profile Located in southern Minnesota, Le Sueur County is about an hour south of the Twin Cities. It’s known for its rolling hills, acres and acres of fertile farmland and 100-plus lakes. The largest, Lake Washington, is more than 1,500 acres. Every summer, visitors from across the region flock to Le Sueur County to enjoy camping, boating, fishing and a variety of water sports. In the winter, many of the ice-covered lakes boast clusters of fish houses where avid anglers happily await their catch. The county seat, in Le Center (population 2,504), is home to the Richardsonian Romanesque revival courthouse, built in 1896 of brick and local Kasota stone. Atop its tower is the figure of Justice. The courthouse is where the five-member Board of Commissioners meet. For more, visit co.lesueur.mn.us. It’s the 38th largest of Minnesota’s 87 counties, with a population of 27,704, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The county’s 10 cities have distinct personalities and feature a number of celebrations, festivals and events throughout the year. New Prague is the largest city, with a population of 7,508, though only about 3,081 live in the Le Sueur County portion. The remainder reside in the northern part of the city which lies in Scott County. 6 | Le Sueur County community & Visitors Guide

The city of Le Sueur is known as the home to the Minnesota Valley Canning Co, a precursor to Green Giant Co. where the famous Jolly Green Giant made his home. The company no longer has facilities in the city of 4,040, but residents continue to honor its ties to the company during its annual Giant Celebration. The city of Montgomery is the third largest in the county, at 2,957. While it’s among the state’s fastest-growing counties, Le Sueur County maintains a strong agricultural base. In 2012 it had 1,051 farms totaling almost 250,000 acres. Major crops and livestock include corn, soybeans, hogs, turkey, and beef and dairy cattle. According to the state 2012 Census of Agriculture, Le Sueur County farms provided more than $224 million in the market value of agricultural products sold. Of that amount, 63 percent was in crop sales. The remaining 37 percent was in livestock. In 2013, the county’s 48 manufacturers accounted for the largest percentage of county jobs, 28.4 percent. That’s followed by the retail, education and public administration sectors. Unemployment in November 2016 was at 3.7 percent, about half a percentage point lower than the national average of 4.4 percent for the same period.

County offices

88 S. Park Ave., Le Center 507-357-2251 • www.co.le-sueur.mn.us Assessor - 507-357-2251 Auditor-Treasurer - 507-357-2251 Emergency Management – 507-357-6255 Environmental Services – 507-357-2251 Highway Department – 507-357-2251 Human Services - 507-357-8288 Le Sueur Soil and Water Conservation District – 507-357-4879, ext. 3 • www. lesueurswcd.org

License Bureau – 507-357-2251 To make a road test appointment in Le Center, call 507-344-2799 Public Health - 507-357-8246 Recorder - 507-357-2251 Sheriff’s Office - 507-357-4440 (nonemergency) University of Minnesota Extension (Le Sueur County) - 800-854-1678 (household) 800-232-9077 (farm) • www3.extension.umn.edu/county/lesueur/ Veterans Services - 507-357-8279

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history Le Sueur County is named after French explorer, Pierre Charles Le Sueur, who in 1700 was the first white man known to have ventured up what is now called the Minnesota River. Le Sueur’s group was impressed with the high hills, prairies filled with buffalo herds, thick virgin forests, rippling waters, and bluffs of limestone and sandstone. It would be another 150 years before pioneers came to settle and build up their farms, homes and businesses in the “Big Woods.”

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In 1853, the territorial legislature of Minnesota passed an act establishing a number of counties along the Minnesota River. Le Sueur County was among them. The earliest settlements in Le Sueur County took place along the river, which, as a navigable stream, provided a highway into this part of the Minnesota Territory. The first permanent settlers had already arrived by steamboat in 1851 and established a site that would become the county’s first town, Kasota. Designated as the county seat, Le Sueur Center was changed to Le Center in 1930. The Le Sueur County Courthouse was built in 1896-97 with extensive remodeling taking place in 1974-75 and again in 1994-95.

Le Sueur County began with four settlers in a board house on the site of Kasota. Today 27,000 residents in 10 towns and 14 townships call Le Sueur County home. Sources: Le Sueur County History compiled by the late County Historian John Zimmerman (1922-2008) and excerpts from the book, “Le Sueur, Town on the River.”

Learn more Le Sueur County Historical Society, established in 1965, maintains sites in Cleveland, Elysian, Le Center, Le Sueur and Ottawa. County history and genealogy resources are available to the public at the Research Center. Contact the society at 507-276-4091 or at info@lesueurcountyhistory.org.

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Le Sueur County has one state park, 11 county parks, and public access ramps to nearly three dozen lakes and the Minnesota River, a 332-mile long tributary of the Mississippi. Three parks have self-guided trails. Visit co.le-sueur.mn.us/county_information/county_parks_lakes_river/index.php

Clear Lake County Park

35194 Clear Lake Lane, Le Center Well-known for its sandy beaches and clear waters, the county park does not serve as a swimming beach, as the water gets deep immediately offshore. It has picnic grounds and an area where it’s easy to fish from shore along with four campsites offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Ney Nature Center

28238 Nature Center Lane, Henderson 507-248-3474 • www.neycenter.corg info@neycenter.org Ney Nature Center is home to 446 acres of all the natural world has to offer: forests, prairie, meadows, bluffs, creeks, and a variety of wildlife. The center is open sun up to sundown daily for hiking or walking the trails, cross-country skiing, bird watching, snowshoeing, viewing wildlife, and enjoying the peace of nature. The Education Building and office are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for visitors. The center offers a number of programs, naturalist-led hikes, day camps and more throughout the year to enjoy. There is truly something for everyone.

outdoor recreation Ney Nature Center has been a favorite for weddings and reunions, and the Education Building can be rented for gatherings and events.

Lake Washington County Park

47102 Lake Washington Park Road, Kasota 507-995-1161 Lake Washington is the county’s most developed and popular lake. The property includes the outlet of the lake through Shankaska Creek, which leaves through a deep, narrow, winding gorge. The creek valley serves as a runway for wild game and is one of the outstanding terrain features of the park.

riding, skiing, hiking and snowmobiling. The trail, which joins the Minnesota River Trail in Mankato, passes through 3 miles of Sakatah Lake State Park and ends on the east at Interstate 35 in Faribault. It is generally level and wheelchair accessible. Snowmobiles with studded tracks are prohibited, except from Waterville to Faribault. Passes required for horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Snowmobilers need a state trail sticker. Call 1-888-646-6367.

The park’s campground has 27 electric sites, one group camping electric site, a picnic shelter and trails, as well as showers and restroom facilities. Call ahead for reservations and fees.

Sakatah Lake State Park

50499 Sakatah Lake State Park Road, Waterville 507-362-4438 • dnr.state.mn.us Situated to the south of Sakatah Lake, immediately east of Waterville, the park is open year-round. Beautiful to explore in any season, it features one of Minnesota’s eight old-growth deciduous forests, picnic grounds, boat access and a campground with 62 drive-in and 14 electric sites.

Sakatah Singing Hills Trail

Jump on or off the 39-mile long converted rail-trail that lies between what was once the “Big Woods” and the vast prairies. It’s great for biking, in-line skating, horseback

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outdoor recreation

Fishing, both during warm weather months and when the lakes are covered with a thick coating of ice, remains a popular pastime. Le Sueur County lakes feature a variety of species, from bullhead to walleye to crappie.

Richter Woods Park

There are three public access ramps to the Minnesota River in Le Sueur County, in Henderson, Kasota and Ottawa.

A favorite spot for parties and family gettogethers, Richter Woods Park is located west of Montgomery off County Road 26. A large green barn dominates a recreation area in the park featuring volleyball and a horseshoe pit. The barn is available for rent. Reservations required.

Find more at co.le-sueur.mn.us under “County info.�

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Lakes and rivers

At least 100 lakes, from zero to more than 1,500 acres, dot the Le Sueur county landscape. About three dozen have public access ramps.

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Snowmobile trails

Le Sueur County is home to a vast network of snowmobile trails; about 150 miles are the responsibility of the Le Sueur County Snowmobile Trails Association. County snowmobile trail map: lesueursnowtrails.org. New Prague area snowmobile trail map: newpraguesnowdrifters.com.

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education Cleveland Public School

A community where students and relationships matter 400 Sixth St., Cleveland • 507-931-5953 • cleveland.k12.mn.us Mascot: Clippers Community Education — cleveland.k12. mn.us/page/2481 Early Childhood Family Education — cleveland.k12.mn.us/page/2482 Little Clippers preschool — 507-931-5953 • cleveland.k12.mn.us/page/3163

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Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools

115½ N Fifth St., Le Sueur • 507-665-4600 • isd2397.org Mascot: Giants Community Education — 821 E Ferry St., Le Sueur • 507-665-4620 • isd2397community.sharpschool.net Early Childhood Family Education — isd2397community.sharpschool.net/ecfe Little Giants preschool — 115 N. Fifth St., Le

Sueur • 507-665-4620 • isd2397community.sharpschool.net/little_giants

New Prague Area Schools

410 Central Ave. N., New Prague • 952758-1700 • npaschools.org Mascot: Trojans Community Education — 952-758-1734 • ce.np.k12.mn.us/?page_id=33 Early Childhood Family Education — 952758-1734 • ce.np.k12.mn.us/?page_id=84 Preschools — 952-758-1674 • ce.np.k12. mn.us/?page_id=86

Tri-City United Public Schools

101 Second St. NE, Montgomery • 507364-8100 • tcu2905us.new.rschooltoday. com Mascot: Titans Community Education — 507-364-8118 • tcu2905us.new.rschooltoday.com/ page/4231 Early Childhood Family Education — 507364-8107 • tcu2905us.new.rschooltoday. com/page/4270 Little Titans preschool — 507-364-8116 • tcu2905us.new.rschooltoday.com/ page/4265

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Schools

A respectful, responsible, positive and safe place to learn 500 E Pacquin St., Waterville • 507-3624432 • wem.k12.mn.us Mascot: Buccaneers Community Education — 507-362-4403 • wem.k12.mn.us/domain/204 Early Childhood Family Education — 507-685-4222/507-362-4403

St. Peter Public Schools

Learning matters 100 Lincoln Drive, St. Peter — 507-9345703 • stpeterschools.org Mascot: Saints Community Education — 600 S Fifth St., St. Peter • 507-934-3048 • stpetercommunityedonline.com Early Childhood Family Education — 507934-3048 • stpeterschools.org/community-family-education/ecfe-preschool/ program-info/ecfe.htm Little Saints preschool — 1801 W. Broadway Ave., St. Peter • 507-931-4314 • littlesaintspreschoolmn.org

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education Belle Plaine Schools

Excellence for everyone everyday 130 S Willow St., Belle Plaine • 952-8732400 • belleplaine.k12.mn.us Mascot: Tigers Community Education — 952-873-2411 • belleplaine.k12.mn.us/page/2463 Early Childhood Family Education — 952873-2415, ext. 5 • belleplaine.k12.mn.us/ page/2470 Preschool Pals — 952-873-2415 • belleplaine.k12.mn.us/page/2471

Mankato Area Public Schools

Assuring learning excellence and readiness for a changing world 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato • 507-3871868 • isd77.org Community Education — 110 Fulton St., Mankato • 507-387-5501 • mankatocer. registryinsight.com Early Childhood Family Education — 507387-4620 • mankatocer.registryinsight. com/early-childhood Preschool — mankatocer.registryinsight. com/preschool-options

Minnesota New Country School

210 Main St, Henderson • 507-248-3353 • newcountryschool.com The public charter school, founded in 1993, has two Henderson buildings that house students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Private schools

• Most Holy Redeemer Catholic School 205 Vine Avenue W, Montgomery • 507364-7383 • mosthrs.org • St. Anne’s School 511 N. Fourth St., Le Sueur • 507-665-2489 • stanneslesueur.org • St. Wenceslaus Catholic School 227 Main St. E., New Prague • 952-7583133 • swsaints.org

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To Empower Learners Create Opportunities United for Success

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Tri-City United Public Schools Integrity: Align actions and words with values and beliefs while respecting differences. Excellence: High expectations, high achievement through purposeful personal improvement. Be our best, expect our best. Students First: A safe, healthy environment to challenge, engage and inspire all students. Collaboration: Partnership across our communities. Innovation: Creating new ways to excel in our communities, classroom and profession.

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Contact Contact Information • New Saint Peter High School (grades 9-12) Information • New Saint Peter Highthe School (grades building, built to support growing Saint9-12) Peter South Elementary community (1,000 student will open in building, built to support thecapacity), growing Saint Peter 507-934-2754 South Elementary time for the start of 2017-18 school year. Intermediate community (1,000Saint student capacity), will open in North • The first-ever Peter Middle School, 507-934-2754 507-934-3260 Look at us Grow: Contact time for the ofthe 2017-18 opening thisstart fall at currentschool gradeyear. 7-12 site, is Middle/High School North Intermediate Information • New Saint Peter Highacademic School (grades 9-12) 507-934-4210 designed for the unique and social • The first-ever Saint Peter Middle School, 507-934-3260& building, built to support the growing Saint Peter Community needs of adolescents. South Elementary Family Education community capacity), will open in opening this(1,000 falland at student the current grade 7-12 site, is Middle/High School • Remodeled repurposed buildings at North 507-934-2754 507-934-3048 time for the start of 2017-18 school year. Intermediate (grades 2-4) and South Elementary North Intermediate 507-934-4210 designed for the unique academic and social District 508 Office • The first-ever Saint Peter Middle School, 507-934-3260 (grades K-1), alleviating capacity issues in time 507-934-5703 Community & needs adolescents. opening this fall school at the current Middle/High School for the of 2017-18 year. grade 7-12 site, is www.stpeterschools.org 507-934-4210 designed for the unique academic and social Family Education Twitter: @Saints508 • Remodeled and repurposed buildings at North Community & needs of adolescents. 507-934-3048 Family Education Intermediate (grades 2-4) and South Elementary • Remodeled and repurposed buildings at North District 508 Office 507-934-3048 Intermediate (grades 2-4) and South Elementary (grades K-1), alleviating capacity issues in time District 508 Office 507-934-5703 (grades K-1), alleviating capacity issues in time 507-934-5703 for the the 2017-18 2017-18 school school year. year. for www.stpeterschools.org www.stpeterschools.org

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New Saint Peter High School rendering (opening Sept. 2017)

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calendar MARCH

4 – Maple Syrup Kickoff, Ney Nature Center 11 – St. Patrick’s Day parade and celebration, Le Center


8 – Ms. Czech-Slovak Minnesota pageant, Montgomery

15 – Easter Egg Hunt & Vehicle Fair, Le Center 22 – Earth Day Event, Ney Nature Center 23 – Heritage Breakfast, American Legion Club, Montgomery 28-30 – Pioneer Power Swap Meet, north of Le Center


5 – Le Center Area Fireman’s Dance 6 – Run New Prague 3 – Montgomery Garden Club Plant Sale


3 – National Trail Day, Ney Nature Center 9-11 – Bullhead Days, Waterville 16-17 – Cherry Creek Days, Cleveland 16-18 – Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse Trail ride/Ranch Rodeo, Le Center 21 – Summer Solstice Hike 22 – Hot Summer Nights, Waterville 23-25 – Sauerkraut Days, Henderson 24 – Montgomery Firefighters Dance, Montgomery


4 – July Fourth Celebration, Elysian 4 – Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, St. Peter 7 – Le Sueur County Relay for Life, Le Center 8 – Rookie’s Triathlon, Elysian 27 – Hot Summer Nights, Waterville 28-30 – Kolacky Days, Montgomery 30 – National Public Lands Day, Ney Nature Center


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12 – Monarch Fiesta, Ney Nature Center 17-20 – Le Sueur County Free Fair, Le Center 19 – Hummingbird Hurrah, Henderson 24 – Hot Summer Nights, Waterville 25-27 – Pioneer Power Show, north of Le Center Annual Firemen’s Weekend, Waterville


9 – Fireman’s Dance, Kasota 9-10 Rock Bend Folk Festival, St. Peter 10 – Heidelberg Community Days 15-16 – Classic Car Cruise/Dozinky, New Prague 16 – Half-way to St. Paddy’s Day, Kilkenny


7 – Fall Festival and Trail Run, Ney Nature Center 8 – Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast, Montgomery

27-28 – Haunted Hayride and Fun Night, Cleveland 31 – Spooky Trail, Elysian


25 – Hollydaze Parade, Le Center 30 – Torchlight Parade and fireworks, Montgomery


1 - Lighted parade and tree lighting, New Prague 1 – Holiday parade and fireworks, Le Sueur 2 – Christmas in Elysian 10 – Holiday in Hooterville, Waterville


Winterfest, St. Peter


11 – Masopust, Montgomery

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cleveland Population: 717 • Founded: 1857 Incorporated: 1904 Visitors Center: City Hall 507-931-6380 clevelandmn.govoffice2.com

• Cleveland Historical Society - The society maintains the Geldner Sawmill, which is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. at 303 Broadway St.

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City Hall – 205 Fourth St., 507-931-6380 Fire Department — 507-931-2490 (nonemergency) Police Department — 205 Fourth St., 507931-6380 (non-emergency) Post Office — 309 Broadway St., 507-9314360

• Cherry Creek Days - Named after the creek that runs through town, the annual celebration, set for June 16-17, includes a grand parade, open houses at the Fire Department and Historical Society, a street dance, softball games, water fights, a cherry pie-eating contest and fireworks. For more, visit Cherry Creek Days on Facebook. • Classic Car & Motorcycle Roll-ins - 5 p.m. every other Friday from May to September in downtown Cleveland • Haunted Hayride and Fun Night – 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27-28. Find Cleveland Villagers Halloween Event on Facebook or visit clevelandmn.govoffice2.com

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• Church of the Nativity Catholic - 200 W. Main St., 507-933-0358 • Church of Christ - 900 Hwy. 99, 507-9315924/507-931-4044 • Marysburg Catholic Church - 27528 Patrick St., Eagle Lake, 507-243-3166 • Our Saviors Lutheran Church - 305 Sixth St., 507-931-1564

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elysian Population: 658 • Founded: 1857 Incorporated: 1884 Visitors Center: 110 W. Main St 507-267-4708 • elysianmn.com

What to do

• Fourth of July – Features one of the largest parades in southern Minnesota, turtle races, vintage car show, kids fishing contest, street dances, medallion hunt, pancake breakfast, kids pedal pull, bingo and silent auction, volleyball tournament and fireworks. Concessions, beer garden. Visit elysianmn.com • Rookie’s Triathlon – Held July 8, the test of endurance is to swim 0.4 miles, bike 8 miles, and then run a 4-mile course. Also a kids’ triathlon. Visit elysianmn.com • Elysian Bash – Held on an August Saturday, activities in the park, kids games, concessions, beer garden and a live band in the evening. • Spooky Trail – Sakatah Singing Hills Trail comes alive Oct. 31 with ghosts and goblins as families trick-or-treat along the trail. Sawdust find, pumpkin-carving contest and SPOOK house at the Lake Area Clubhouse. After, enjoy hot dogs and chips at the fire hall. • Christmas in Elysian – Held December 2, start off with a pancake breakfast and shopping with Mr. & Mrs. Claus. In the evening, a parade lights up Main Street followed by bingo in the fire hall. • Ice fishing contest – Compete for prizes at the event held the first Sunday in February. All are treated to Elysian’s famous Hunter’s Stew. Sponsored by American Legion Post 311. • Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail – In 1991, a group of 25 Elysianites began a four-year 22 | Le Sueur County community & Visitors Guide

effort to lobby local legislators to fund blacktopping of the 39-mile trail. A wayside rest built along the trail is reminiscent of an earlier train depot there. Visit dnr. state.mn.us. • City park and beach – Updated playground, sand volleyball courts, ball field, beach and picnic shelters provide a recreation spot on the south shore of Lake Francis. Parking and restrooms available.

Important numbers

City Hall - 110 W. Main St., 507-267-4708 Elysian Area Chamber/Tourism Center 300 Third St. SW, 507-267-4040 Fire Department - 507-267-4626 (nonemergency) Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office - 507-3578245 (non-emergency) Post Office - 120 E Main St., 507-267-4477 Elysian Library - 132 Main St. E, 507-2674411


Bethlehem Lutheran Church - 200 NW Park Ave., 507-362-8381 Christian Assembly of God – 212 Park Ave. NE, 507-833-1082 Elysian United Methodist Church - 201 NW Fourth St., 507-234-5350 St. Andrew’s Catholic Church – 305 Park Ave. NE, 507-267-4928

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heidelberg Population: 124 • Founded: 1852 Incorporated: 1894 952-290-4062 • cityofheidelbergmn.com

What to do

Heidelberg Community Days – This year annual event is Sept. 10 in the town’s park. It features a car show, kids’ activities including a bounce house, lots of food and fun.

Important numbers

City Hall – 31552 181st Ave., 507-364-7989


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henderson Population: 960 • Founded: 1878 Incorporated: 1854 henderson-mn.com

What to do

• Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center - On the second floor of the Henderson Community Building, center houses exhibits of Henderson and Minnesota River Valley history. • Sibley County Historical Museum - An 1884 brick house at 700 Main St. serves as a museum. Displays range from artifacts immigrants brought from Europe to turnof-the-century items. • Sauerkraut Days - Set for June 23-25. Features a car cruise, tractor rides, a kiddie parade, car show, a softball tournament, coronation of Miss Henderson and a sauerkraut-eating contest. Visit kraut. hendersonmn.com • Hummingbird Hurrah - The Aug. 19 celebration offers information about the amazing little birds, attracting them and keeping them happy. Visit hendersonhummingbirdhurrah.com. • Heritage Days - The annual event is held the third weekend September. Visit henderson-mn.com/heritage-days.html • Classic Car Roll-ins - 5 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday from May 30 to Sept. 26. Visit hendersonrollin.com

education, facility rentals, panoramic overlooks, picnic areas, native wildlife, historic farmsteads and more. Find Ney Nature Center on Facebook or at www.neycenter. org.

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Sibley Medical Clinic - 505 Main St., 507248-3433

Important numbers

City Hall - 600 Main St. - 507-248-3234 Henderson Chamber of Commerce - henderson-mn.com/chamber.html Police Department - 600 Main St., 507248-3234 (non-emergency) Post Office - 500 Main St., 507-248-3636 Public Library - 110 S Sixth St., 507-2483880


Centennial Lutheran Church - 701 Locust St., 507-248-3888 Jehovah’s Witnesses - 501 S Ninth St., 507248-3865 Countryside Christian Church - 29517 381st Lane, 507-248-3865 Redeemer Lutheran Church - 14226 W 280th St., 507-665-2932 St. Joseph Catholic Church - 213 S Sixth St., 507-248-3550 St. Paul’s United Church of Christ - 111 S Sixth St., 507-248-3594 St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church 31624 Scenic Byway Road

• Allanson’s Park - Fifteen developed campsites, a picnic shelter with restrooms and showers, playground and walking trail. 500 South St. Ney Nature Center – County park offers 446 acres of exploration, programs and

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Population 670 • Founded: 1851 Incorporated: 1858 kasotamn.govoffice2.com

What to do

• Firemen’s Dance – Annual event set for Sept. 9 celebrates the Kasota Fire Department’s anniversary. Music, food and refreshments through the evening. Visit Kasota Fire Department on Facebook.

tific, educational and recreational resource, and includes 120 acres of woods, marsh, grassland and a large beaver pond between the bluffs and the Minnesota River. Maintained parking and trails. Approximately 1 mile south of Kasota on township road 140. Visit skp.org • Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery Vineyard and winery sits on the bank of Chankaska Creek, offering wine tastings and events, many with live music. Visit chankaskawines.com. • Drive a Tank - The only place in the world to drive a tank and shoot a fully automatic historic machine gun not owned by a government entity. Visit driveatank.com.

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• Kasota Prairie Scientific and Natural Area - Situated on a rock terrace 70 feet above the Minnesota River Valley is this 42-acre scientific natural area. About 2 miles south of Kasota on 367th Avenue. Visit dnr.state. mn.us/snas/detail.html?id=sna00961.

City Hall - 200 N Webster St., 507-9313290 Fire Department - 200 N Webster St., 507931-1099 (non-emergency) Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office - 507-3574440 (non-emergency) Post Office - 140 Cherry St., 507-931-5720

• Kasota Prairie - Ninety acres of native prairie and another 30 acres of restored prairie on land owned by Unimin Corp. The area has been preserved as a public scien-


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Kasota Presbyterian Church - 141 S Rice St., 507-931-2100

kilkenny Population 134 • Founded: 1856 Incorporated: 1883 Community Center: 156 S Laurel Ave. 507-595-3999 • kilkennymn.com

What to do

• ATV ride - Planned for August. Visit kilkennymn.com • Half-way to St. Paddy’s Day - The annual celebration, set for Sept. 16 honors the city’s Irish heritage with a parade, 5k Fun Run/Walk, music, a flea market, craft booths and fireworks. Visit kilkennymn. com.

Important numbers

Community Center/Library - 156 S. Laurel Ave., 507-595-3999 Fire Department - 156 S. Laurel Ave., 507595-2507 Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office - 507-3578245 (non-emergency) Post office - 156 S. Laurel Ave., 507-5952700


Church of St. Canice Catholic - 183 W Maple St., 507-595-2561 St. John’s Lutheran Church - 158 N Laurel Ave., 507-685-2307

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Population: 2,504 Founded 1876 Incorporated: 1890 City Office: 10 W. Tyrone St. 507-357-4450 • cityoflecenter.com

What to do:

Le Sueur County Free Fair/Park – The home of the Le Sueur County Fair, held every summer is set for August 17-20. What’s a summer without a county fair? The annual event brings all you’d expect and more to Le Center: animal exhibits, tasty treats, carnival rides, music, demo derbies, tractor pulls, and even talent shows. For more information visit lesueurcountyfair.org. St. Patrick’s Day – The city’s well known for its annual St. Paddy’s Day festivities. The Miss Shamrock Talent Show is 7 p.m. Friday, March 10 at the American Legion. The parade and celebration is Saturday, March 11. The parade runs along Minnesota Street starting at 2 p.m.

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Easter Egg Hunt and ECFE Vehicle Fair – The dual events are held the Saturday before Easter. Line up for the hunt is at 12:45 p.m. with 1 p.m. start at the West Park. Sponsored by the Le Center Lions Club and other local organizations. The vehicle fair is hosted by Tri-City United Early Childhood Family Education. Visit Tri-City United Early Childhood Programs on Facebook. Hollydaze Parade – Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the parade is hosted by the Le Center Chamber of Commerce and kicks off the holiday season. Businesses, families, and organizations build lighted floats and the parade is highlighted by a visit from Santa, who ends the evening in the Courthouse Park Pavilion visiting with children.

Pioneer Power – The annual Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Days, opens one of the most complete farm displays in the county to the public, in late August. The organization also hosts a swap meet/flea market each April. Both are north of Le Center on County Road 26. Visit pioneerpowershow. com. Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Posse Trail Ride – Held June 16-18, this event draws horseback riders from across the county. Includes ranch rodeos, trail rides, dinner and a dance, and is open to the public. For more information, call Brett Mason, 507357-8152. Le Center Area Fireman’s Dance – This is held every year on the first Friday of May. This event is hosted by the Le Center Fire Department, in which the members go door-to-door selling tickets.

le center Municipal parks – Le Center has four parks. Combined the parks offer baseball fields, softball fields, a sand volleyball court, soccer field, small walking trails, pavilions with picnic tables, horseshoe pits, playground equipment and public restrooms. In the winter find hockey and skating rinks and a warming house. For information, visit cityoflecenter.com/community/parks. Camping –Seasonal camping (with water) is available on the Le Sueur County Fairgrounds. For more information and costs, or to reserve a site, call 507-327-2996 or 612-756-1500.

Municipal Outdoor swimming pool/park – Adjacent to the fairgrounds is the municipal swimming pool, playground equipment, picnic shelters, a basketball court and Ray Plut football field. The park is also the home of the Le Center Sportsman cabin, built in 1940 by the Izaak Walton organization. Located on Hwy. 99 next to the Fairgrounds. Our 6,600 square-foot pool features a high and low diving boards, a separate wading pool for toddlers, a concession stand and plenty of deck and grass space for everyone to enjoy. Generally open between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The pool is staffed for open swim, adult/lap swim, aquatic exercise classes, water polo, water walking and learn to swim classes certified by the American Red Cross for both youth and adult learners. For more information, visit cityoflecenter.com/community/pool.

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Important numbers

City Hall – 10 W. Tyrone St., 507-357-4450 Chamber of Commerce – 10 W. Tyrone St., 507-357-6737 Fire Department – 175 S. Cordova Ave., 507-357-4844 (Non-emergency) Municipal pool – 205 E. Derrynane Ave, 507-357-6344 Police Department –10 W. Tyrone St., 507357-4888 (Non-emergency) Post Office – 91 N. Park Ave., 507-357-4979 Public Library – 10 W. Tyrone St., 507-3576792 • cityoflecenter.com/community/ library

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St. Mary’s/St. Henry’s Catholic Church – 165 N. Waterville Ave., 507-357-4838 St Paul Lutheran Church – 232 W. Minnesota St., 507-357-2212 United Methodist Church – 80 N. Cordova Ave., 507-357-4375 Seventh Day Adventist Church – 190 S. Park St., 507-357-6161

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le sueur Population: 4,040 • Founded: 1852 Incorporated: 1867 City information/events: www.cityoflesueur.com Visitors Center: Le Sueur Chamber: 500 North Main St.

What to do

• Giant Celebration - A three-day festival, Aug. 4-6, complete with food and drink booths, a family friendly midway with rides, games and events for all in American Legion Park. Youth start the celebration early with a Movie in the Park on Wednesday evening and a deen dance on Thursday night. Friday night kicks off the weekend with a live band. Saturday features fun runs, softball tournaments, children’s activities, entertainment, fireworks, live bands and more. Sunday’s parade features over 100 units. Bring your appetite for the corn feed and corn-eating contest that follows. The weekend closes with the crowning of Miss Le Sueur. • Christmas in Le Sueur - Celebrate the holiday season with the annual Holiday Lights parade Dec. 1. A beautiful fireworks display follows. A Christmas Boutique held in ValleyGreen Square Mall where Santa awaits is set for Dec. 2. • Le Sueur Community Center –Cityowned facility is open to residents and non-residents with programs that develop healthy individuals and families. Daily admission and memberships available. Remodeled in 2015, it houses an ice arena, 38 | Le Sueur County community & Visitors Guide

heated pool, fitness room, gym, racquetball courts and meeting rooms. Visit: cityoflesueur.com/155/community-center. Aqua Valley Outdoor Pool – Open to residents and non-residents daily during summer months. Find the daily schedule at: www.cityoflesueur.com/158/Aquatics • Parks - Ten beautiful parks to enjoy; three have shelters that can be reserved. For more details, including information on each park, visit www.cityoflesueur.com. American Legion Park – Enjoy a picnic after a swim at the Aqua Valley Outdoor Pool. This park features a shelter, restrooms, kitchenette, electricity, ample seating and a playground. Anderson Park - features a shelter, basketball court, softball field and playground. Mayo Park - a quiet, peaceful getaway complete with a shelter, restrooms, kitchenette, electricity, volleyball court and horseshoe pits. River Park – 80 acres on the banks of the Minnesota River along the southwest entrance to town, featuring camping facilities, boating access, nature trails, picnic areas and restrooms. • W. W. Mayo House - Hand-built in 1859 by Dr. William Worrall Mayo, who with his sons founded the Mayo Clinic. Interpreters share with visitors the experiences of the Mayo family and later residents, the Cosgroves, and the home’s connection to the

Green Giant Co. Open April to November. Adjacent Mother Louise Park features the sculpture “The Mothers” by famed Minnesota sculptor Paul Granlund. • Farmers Market - Sponsored by the Le Sueur Chamber of Commerce, the market opens at 8 a.m. Saturdays from June to October at the corner of Bridge and Second streets. • Le Sueur Country Club – This 18-hole, 165-acre course is considered one of the most picturesque in the state. A restaurant, swimming pool and tennis court adjoin the club. Visit lesueurcountryclub.com.

Important numbers

City Hall - 203 South Second St., 507-6656401 Le Sueur Community Center - 821 East Ferry St., 507-665-3325 Fire Department - 950 Kingsway Dr., 507665-640 (non-emergency) Police Department - 205 South Second St., 507-665-3313 (non-emergency) Post Office - 202 North Main St., 507-6653194 Public Library - 118 East Ferry St., 507-6652662 Le Sueur Chamber - 500 Main St., 507-6652501 Minnesota River Valley Transit - 888-8804696 (in advance), 507-934-6070 (same day)

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le sueur Hospitals & Clinics

Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center - 621 South Fourth St., 507-665-3375 Mayo Clinic Health System – Le Sueur Clinic - 625 South Fourth St., 507-665-6299


First Lutheran Church - 116 Inner Dr., 507665-2615 Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 229 South Sixth St., 507-665-3477

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Presbyterian Church of Le Sueur, 404 Turril St., 507-665-2587 St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 217 North Third St., 507-665-2047 United Methodist Church 730 South Sixth St., 507-665-2314 Word of Life Lutheran Brethren 890 Kingsway Dr., 507-665-6393 Zion United Church of Christ 240 South Elmwood Ave., 507-665-6441

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montgomery Population: 2,956 • Settled: 1856 Incorporated: 1877 City Office: 201 Ash Ave. SW, 507-364-8888 • cityofmontgomerymn.com Chamber of Commerce: 101A First St. N 507-364-7281 montgomerymnchamber.com

What to do

• Kolacky Days – 83rd annual celebration held July 28-30 to celebrate Montgomery’s Czechoslovakian heritage and culture. It’s named for the small, roll-like pastry filled with a variety of fruits or poppy seeds. Enjoy colorful Czech dancers and singing groups. Activities: queen pageant; truck & tractor pull; classic car show; softball, volleyball and horseshoe tournaments; kiddie parade; kolacky eating and baking contests; wine tasting; Bun Run foot race; Tour de Bun bike classic; and plenty of old time music. Grand Day Parade at noon Sunday. Visit montgomerymn.org. • Torchlight Parade and Fireworks - Lights and music fill the air as the parade, held the Thursday after Thanksgiving, winds its way through downtown. Nov. 30 marks its 25th anniversary. The smell of kettle corn abounds at the end of the route where the fireworks begin. Set to holiday music, the display is a spectacular way to end the evening. Visit montgomerymn.org/torchlight-parade-fireworks. 42 | Le Sueur County community & Visitors Guide

• Masopust - Czech Mardi Gras celebrated the weekend before Ash Wednesday. Masopust king reigns over the celebration where we say goodbye to meat. Activities include polka music, costume ball, silent auction, Domaci Czech Children Dancers, a traditional Masopust skit and king coronation. Czech food is served. Visit montgomerymn.org/masopust • Ms. Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant – The 2017 pageant, on April 8, will be the 29th annual. Contestants of Czech, Slovak and/or Moravian descent compete for over $1,000 in cash and prizes and a chance to compete at the national pageant. Visit missczechslovakmnpageant.org • City Parks - Memorial Park is home to a renovated baseball stadium as well as volleyball court, horseshoe pits and trailhead for the SnoWizards Snowmobile Club trail. Northside and Westside parks boast updated softball fields, picnic areas and playgrounds. The newest park, Veterans Memorial Park, honors those who served our country and is a place for reflection. • Boulevard of Flags and Veterans memorials - Flags line Boulevard Avenue and First Avenue North. Boulevard Avenue from Hwy. 13 to First Street, is designated as Veterans Memorial Way. Tributes to hundreds of area veterans grace downtown storefronts. • Montgomery Golf Club – Open to the public, this golf course with tree-lined fairways offers green fees for 9 and 18 holes. Visit montgomerynationalgolf.com.

Important numbers • Montgomery Brewery – Located in a 130-year-old historic building, small batch craft beers are served by the glass or the growler. Food service available. Visit montgomerybrewing.com. • Montgomery Orchard — The apple orchard, 1-mile south of town, offers nature walks, hayrides, apple picking, entertainment, a ciderhaus and annual corn maze in the fall. Visit montgomeryorchard.com. • Next Chapter Winery - Boutique winery crafts barrel-aged wine, offers events from wine tastings to evenings filled with musical entertainment. Visit nextchapterwinery. com.

City Hall - 201 Ash Ave. S, 507-364-8888 Fire Department - 507-364-5701 (nonemergency) Police Department- 301 Boulevard Ave. NW, 507-364-7700 (non-emergency) Post Office - 156 Elm Ave. SE, 800-2758777 Public Library - 104 Oak Ave. SE, 507-3647615


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Population: 7,508 • Settled: 1856 Incorporated 1877 Chamber of Commerce, 101 E Main St. 952-758-4360 • newprague.com

What to do

• Run New Prague - Chamber-sponsored event held May 6 includes a half marathon, 10k, 5k and Kids Fun Run. Races begin and end in Memorial Park. Visit runnewprague. com or Facebook/RunNewPrague. • Classic Car Cruise – Kickoff to the annual fall Dozinky Festival, features approximately 400 vintage cars and trucks. Following the cruise, many of the cars are displayed on Main Street. After, there’s also a beer garden with live music.

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• Dozinky Festival – Czech harvest festival, patterned after the “old country” original, is held Sept. 15-16. Festivities center around Main Street, which is closed to traffic. The event kicks off with a car cruise on Friday evening and continues with a parade and many activities on Saturday. The Parade of Farm Pride begins at noon. Booths, demonstrations and the Czech Village line Main Street. Ethnic bands, singers and dancers perform on two stages. Mouth-watering ethnic and harvest treats to tempt every palate. Visit newprague. com or Dozinky Festival and Car Cruise on Facebook.

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• Historic downtown - Home to many historic buildings, three are on the National Register of Historic Places: St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, First National Bank and the recently renovated Hotel Broz, all located on Main Street. The church, completed in 1907, is named for a former Duke of Bohemia and is based on a church in Prague, Czech Republic. The hotel, a Georgian-revival structure, opened in 1898. The bank is a renaissance revival and known for its terra cotta façade. Downtown is also home to a number of building murals that depict

scenes from the city’s heritage. A historic context study and downtown historical reconnaissance survey are at ci.new-prague.mn.us.

Friday, December 13th, 2 OPEN HOUSE • Farmers Market – Provides locally grown, in-season produce, baked goods, jams, jellies and honey. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from May to October in the East Town Plaza.

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• Parks and trails - Nine city parks include ball fields, disc golf, a skate park and even an archery range. New Prague has over 7 miles of walking trails and 24 miles of sidewalks. Scott County’s Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, located on the south shore of Cedar Lake, is a picturesque site for picnicking, swimming, and shore fishing. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent Friday through Sunday and holidays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Visit threeriversparks.org/parks/cedar-lake-farm.aspx. • New Prague Golf Course – An 18-hole, municipal golf course in Memorial Park has been a fixture for over 85 years. Visit newpraguegolf.com.

Important numbers

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City Hall - 118 Central Ave. N, 952-758-4401 Community Center/Ice Arena - 100 12th St NW, 952-758-7825 Community Pool - 401 Lexington Ave. S, 952-758-6222 Fire Department - 505 5th Ave. NW, 952758-2798 New Prague Chamber of Commerce - 101 E Main St. • 952-758-4360 Police Department - 118 Central Ave. N. Suite 3, 952-758-2791 (non-emergency) Post Office - 124 Main St. E, 952-758-7678 Public Library - 400 Main St. E, 952-7582391

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2017 Giant Celebration Le Sueur - Legion Park

August 4, 5, 6

• 14th Annual Classic Car Show • Crafts/Games/Food • Live Music - All weekend

Band Rhino Friday Night -- Blue Ringers Saturday Night

• Fireworks

Saturday at 10 pm

• Giant Parade 1 pm

• FRESH Giant Corn Feed • Marching Bands in park • Miss Le Sueur Coronation • And Much More! Find us on Facbook

new prague Hospital & Clinics

New Prague - Mayo Clinic Health Systems • Hospital - 301 Second St. NE, 952-7584431 • Clinic - 212 County Road 37, 952-7584461 • Express Clinic - 200 Alton Ave. SE, 952758-7228 Parkview Medical Clinic - 1400 First St. NE, 952-758-2535


Community Baptist Church - 500 County Road 37, 952-758-3287 FaithPoint Lutheran Church - 201 Central Ave. N, 952-758-6297 Friedens Evangelical Lutheran - 28982

181st Ave., 952-758-3245 Heritage United Methodist Church - 200 E. 280th St., 952-758-4151 Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - 1300 Main St. E, 952-758-3513 NewDay Church - 1201 First St. NE, 952758-5683 New Prague Alliance Church - 830 Fourth Ave. SW, 952-758-2800 St. John’s Catholic Church - 20087 Hub Dr., Union Hill, 952-758-4642 St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church - 215 E. Main St., 952-758-3225 Spirit of Life Church - 540 W. 280th St., 952-758-2894


Le Sueur Community Center • Olympic Size Indoor Pool • Fitness & Weight Room • 24 Hour Card Access • Ice Arena/Rentals • Gymnasium • Outdoor Pool • Racquetball & Wallyball Courts • Meeting Rooms • Facility Remodeled in 2015 Numerous Health Reimbursement Programs Accepted Call for Activity Information and Hours 507-665-3325 | 821 E. Ferry St. | Le Sueur, MN www.cityoflesueur.com


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st. peter Population: 11,445 • Founded: 1853 Incorporated: 1873 stpeterchamber.com

What to do

• Old-fashioned Fourth of July - Parade, picnic in Minnesota Square, food, activities, music, classic cars and fireworks. Visit www.stpeterchamber.com/4th-of-july • Rock Bend Folk Festival - Two-day celebration with non-stop music of all genres at the free festival Sept. 9-10 in Minnesota Square Park. Visit www.rockbend.org. •Nicollet County Free Fair – The fair, held in early August, features a rodeo, demo derby, tractor pull, talent show, rides, 4-H exhibits and livestock. Visit nicolletcountyfair.com. • Winterfest - The mid-winter festival includes medallion hunt and Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office’s Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics. Visit stpeterchamber. com. • Arts Center of Saint Peter -Exhibitions, performances, classes and outreach. Public galleries. Visit artscentersp.org • Treaty Site History Center - Exhibits tell stories of the 1851 treaty and relationships between the Dakota and the white settlers, as well as agriculture and commerce. Visit nchsmn.org.

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• E. St. Julien Cox house - A fully restored Victorian treasure, the 1871 home is an example of Gothic Italianate architecture. Events yearround, tours by appointment. Visit nchsmn. org. • Linnaeus Arboretum – At Gustavus Adolphus College, features acres of prairie, woodlands, ponds, gardens and trails. Visit gustavus.edu/arboretum • Riverside Municipal Campground - Tent sites and 11 electric campsites at the cityowned campground. Visit saintpetermn. gov/camping

Important numbers

City Hall - 227 S Front St., 507-934-4840 Chamber of Commerce - 101 S Front St, 507-934-3400 Community Center - 600 S Fifth St., 507934-0667 Fire Department - 227 W Mulberry St., 507-934-1120 (non-emergency) Police Department - 227 S Front St., 507931-1550 (non-emergency) Post office - 300 S Third St, 507-931-1950 Public Library - 601 S Washington Ave., 507-934-7420 Senior Center - 600 South Fifth, St. Suite 219, 507-934-7434 Minnesota River Valley Transit - 888-8804696 (in advance), 507-934-6070 (same day)

Hospital and clinics

River’s Edge Hospital - 1900 N Sunrise Dr., 507-931-2200 Mayo Clinic Health System St Peter - 1900 N Sunrise Dr, Suite 200, 507-931- 2110 Mankato Clinic Daniels Health Center – 1900 N. Old Minnesota Ave., 507-934-2325


Church of St Peter Catholic - 1801 Broadway Ave, 507-931-1628 First Lutheran Church - 1114 W Traverse Road, 507-934-3060 Holy Communion Episcopal Church - 118 N Minnesota Ave., 507-934-2542 Jesus Assembly of God - 722 Sunrise Dr., 507-934-1468 River of Life Lutheran Church - 830 Sunrise Dr., 507-519-1204 St. Peter Calvary Baptist Church – 516 W. Jefferson St., 507-931-4567 St. Peter Lutheran Church - 427 W Mulberry St., 507-931-1866 Trinity Lutheran Church - 511 S Fifth St., 507-934-4786 Union Presbyterian Church - 730 S Third St., 507-934-4602

Supporting Families and Individuals Affordable, personalized, non-medical care for children through seniors and their families. Free consultation face-to-face with you (and your family) to assess and determine your individual needs. We will work with your schedule at a location that works best for you, on weekdays, evenings and weekends.

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waterville bike in sites, 2 group campsites and 1 camper cabin. Visit dnr.state.mn.us

Population: 1,868 • Founded: 1856 Incorporated: 1898 City Hall: 200 Third St. S, 507-362-8300 • cityofwaterville.com

What to do

• Bullhead Days - The annual summer celebration, from June 9-11, includes fireworks, bingo, carnival rides, great food, kids fishing content and several sporting events. Visit watervillemn.com. • Pontoberfest Parade - Parade on Lake Tetonka is held in early July benefits the Waterville Lakes Association and features music, auction and food. Visit minnesotawaters.org/watervillelakes. • Hot Summer Nights – The fourth Thursday of June, July and August feature a car and bike roll-in on Main Street. Bring lawn chairs, dancing shoes and enjoy outdoor music. Food, drink specials and free popcorn. • Annual Firemen’s Weekend – August celebration includes food, a dance and a pancake breakfast. • Holiday in Hooterville - Take part in the holiday festivities held the second Saturday in December. Stop to enjoy pictures with Santa, a children’s holiday party and much more. Visit watervillemn.com. • Sakatah Singing Hills State Park/Trail The 39-mile trail runs through the park/ campground just east of town. Sixty-two drive-in campsites, 14 electric sites, 5

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• Waterville Area Fisheries - Located just west of town, it offers presentations on fisheries management, aquatic environment and related topics. Visit www.dnr. state.mn.us. • Farmers Market - Open 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays from July to September on Common Street near the high school football field. • City Beach - Open mid-June to mid-August. Located at 617 Reed St. N.

Important numbers

City Hall - 200 Third St. S, 507-362-8300 Chamber of Commerce - 507-461-9490 Police Department - 114 Hoosac St. W., 507-362-4244 (non-emergency) Post Office - 125 Third St. N, 507-362-4648 Public Library - 210 E. Paquin St., 507-3628462


Waterville - Mayo Clinic Health System 212 Lake St. E, 507-362-4221


First Baptist - 14534 State Hwy. 60, 507362-4314 Holy Trinity Catholic - 506 Common St., 507-362-4311 St. Andrew’s Episcopal - 210 Lake St. W, 507-362-8073 Trinity Lutheran - 415 Lake St. W, 507-3624454 Waterville Evangelical United Methodist 319 Main St. E, 507-362-4379

The Cafe´ Breakfast served all day. 219 Main Street East | Waterville, MN 507-362-8977 | 507-362-4308 fax Owner Ronald Haslip | rhh6262@yahoo.com

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Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care • Large one bedroom apartments • Restaurant quality food • Variety of activities to choose from

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Parkview Medical Clinic

Arts Center of Saint Peter 315 S. Minnesota Ave. www.artscentersp.org 507-931-3630 Galleries are free & wheelchair-accessible. Open T1-6, W 1-6, Th1-8, F1-5, Sa10-5 & Su1–5

Over 45 years of dedicated service 1400 1st St NE, New Prague, MN 56071 Mainline: 952-758-2535 | www.parkviewclinic.com

John H. Berg, MD | Daniel R. Berg, MD | Michael P. O’Rourke, MD Jean Craig, MD | Heather Hamernick, MD

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General & Children’s Books - Unique Gift & Jewelry St. Peter’s largest selection of greeting cards Gustavus Clothing & Gifts - Art & Office Supplies

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8:30am - 5pm Monday - Friday 11am - 3pm Most Satrudays Call for confirmation

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Le Sueur community guide

44th Annual Le Sueur County

Pioneer Power Show August 25, 26, 27, 2017 • 7:00 am–5:00 pm

Preserving Our Agricultural Heritage with Antique Ag. & Construction Equipment and Working Demonstrations for both men & woman using on a 100 Acre Showground.

• Featuring International Harvestor • 25 Buildings with Displays of Yesteryear • Food and Musical Entertainment • Parade Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 12:30 p.m. • Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Saturday & Sunday • Antique Tractor Pull, Saturday

40th Swap Meet & Flea Market

Friday, April 28, 29, 30 2017 7 am–6 pm At Showgrounds Rural Le Sueur • Rain or Shine

Located 6 miles East of Le Sueur on County Road 26 For more information contact Tom Graham 507-248-3515 or visit our website @ www.pioneerpowershow.com

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ALL your party needs!! Graduations, Weddings or whatever the reason!! Offering “Quantity Discounts” every day!!

Le Center Municipal Liquor Bar & Off Sale

20 North Waterville Ave. | Le Center, MN Phone: 507-357-4451 Email: lecentermuni@hotmail.com Open: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m. Happy Hour: Mon. - Fri. 3:30 - 6:30

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Experience a Different Way to Bank MNCS Elementary 213 S. 6th Street Henderson, MN (507) 822-0035 mncselementary.weebly.com

We have been a part of the community since 1924, and we strive to personally get to know customers, building strong relationships they can trust, and give back to our communities. Come experience the difference.

MNCS High School 210 Main Street Henderson, MN (507) 258-3353 www.newcountryschool.com

MNCS is a public charter school that offers: Personalized project-based education for every student in grades K-12 & meets state grad standards. Free Transportation from 10 local communities (St. Peter, Cleveland, Le Center, Le Sueur, Belle Plaine, Arlington, Gaylord, Gibbon, & Winthrop)

LE SUEUR 309 N. Main St. • 507-665-6411 CLEVELAND 326 Broadway St. PO Box 249 • 507-934-3174 ST. PETER 102 S 3rd St. • 507-934-2823

First State Bank


Neighbors matter, especially in a smaller community. We’re here to lend a hand when you need it.

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hearty, homemade entrees | Delectable baked goods | Beverages & Fair Trade coffee | Grab-n-go sandwiches, salads, sides & desserts | Fresh salad 3/13/2013 12:19:05 PM bar | Build-your-own burrito bar | Three soups featured daily | Bright, cozy dining area & outdoor seating area | Vegetarian & vegan friendly

COMMUNITY-OWNED GROCERY and Deli IN DOWNTOWN ST. PETER 228 Mulberry | stpeterfood.coop | 507.934.4880 | Open 7 am - 9 pm | EVERYONE IS WELCOME EVERY DAY

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“A small town community under one roof ” • 30 One-bedroom apartments • Income based rent

• Meals-on-wheels dining site • Smoke-free Property

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area churches

First Presbyterian Church 141 S. Rice Street P.O. Box 69 Kasota, MN 56050-0069 Email: kasotachurch@hotmail.com

Every Sunday

9:15 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Fellowship Time 10:30 a.m. Sunday School (September - May) Sunday School and Confirmation Classes Vacation Bible School held each summer Church, Hall & Kitchen are available for rentals. Contact the church office.

Weekly Schedule

Sunday morning Sacred grounds Coffee House 8:30 Sunday School 9:00 | Worship Service 10:00

Mass Times:

Church of St. Peter (Catholic) 1801 West Broadway • St. Peter, MN • (507) 931-1628

John Ireland School K-6 (507) 931-2810 St. Peter Thrift Store 401 S. Minnesota Ave. • St. Peter • (507) 931-9150 www.churchofstpeter.org

Churches of St. Mary and St. Henry

Mass Schedule Saturday - 4:30 p.m. (St. Mary) Sunday - 8:00 a.m. (St. Henry) | 10:00 a.m. (St. Mary) | 12:00 p.m. (St. Mary, Spanish)

St. Mary’s | 165 N. Waterville Ave. | Le Center, MN St. Henry | Highway 112 on 261st Ave. | Le Sueur, MN 507-357-4838 (phone/fax) | 507-357-6633 (phone) www.stmarysthenry.org

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Mass Times: Saturday - 4:00 p.m. (Oct. - March) 5:00 p.m. (April - Sept.) Sunday - 10:00 a.m.



Assembly of God

722 Sunrise Drive, St. Peter | 507-934-1468 sunriseassembly.org | church@sunriseassembly.org

Zion UCC United Church of Christ

Worship times are Sundays, 9am (weekly) and 10:30am (1st & 3rd Sundays). Sunday School, Sept. - May, 10:10 am 507-665-6441 240 S. Elmwood Ave., Le Sueur, MN www.zionlesueur.com | zion@zionlesueur.com Rev. Kent A. Meyer, Ph. D. | Rev. Jean Sidner

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church 232 W. Minn. St. Le Center, MN 507-357-2212

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Assisted Living and Memory Care 811 South 4th Street Le Sueur, MN 56058 507-593-8500