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Just Keeping It Green Riverbend Recycling Center - 600 Webster Ave. North Mankato Nicollet County Recycling Site - 1700 Sunrise Dr. Upper-St. Peter (Nicollet County Public Works parking lot) Public Recycling Drop Off is M-F from 8 am to 4:45 pm
Yard Waste Drop-Off & Recycling Site - Southwest Corner of North Swift St. and West St. Julien
Waste Management Recycling Center located 4 miles south of Le Sueur on Cty road #36
Blue Earth County Household Hazardous Waste Facility 651 Summit Ave. Mankato - open to residents of Le Sueur, Nicollet counties
LJP Waste & Recycle - 2160 Ringhofer Dr. North Mankato Public Recycling Drop Off is M-F from 8 am to 4:45 pm
Tri-County Solid Waste Office
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County Profile History Outdoor Recreation Education Calendar Cleveland Elysian Map Heidelberg Henderson Kasota Kilkenny Le Center Le Sueur Montgomery New Prague St. Peter Waterville Worship
A special project of Le Sueur County News www.lesueurcountynews.com P.O. Box 142, Le Sueur, MN 56058 | Phone: 507-665-3332 General Manager Chad Hjellming Managing Editor Dana Melius
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Organized by the Le Sueur County Officials Association
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county profile Le Sueur County is located in both rich agricultural land and a diverse lake country, one of southern Minnesota’s true gems. Located about an hour south of the Twin Cities, it is now considered of that metropolitan statistical area. But with its rolling hills, prime farmland and over 100 lakes, there’s more of a country, small-town atmosphere. Lake Washington, the county’s largest, covers over 1,500 acres.
Population swells during the summer and fall months, as Le Sueur County sports great fishing, water recreation and thousands of campsites. Visitors flock to Le Sueur County from the Twin Cities, other regions of rural Minnesota, and throughout the U.S. to enjoy camping, boating, fishing and a variety of watersports. In the winter, many of the lakes boast great ice fishing and host clusters of ice houses in which anglers enjoy camaraderie and more great fishing. Le Center, as its historic name boasts, is the county seat with a population of 2,500. The historic Le Sueur County Courthouse’s architectural significance looms large in Le Center. Built in 1896 of brick and local Kasota stone, it is part of the Richardsonian Romanesque revival which dotted the Le Sueur County landscape during that period. Atop the courthouse tower is the Lady Justice figure. The Le Sueur County Board is comprised of five commissioners. For more information, visit www.co-lesueur. mn.us. Le Sueur County is the 38th largest of Minnesota’s 87 counties, with a population of 27,703 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, the county’s northernmost city, is its largest, with a population of 7,813 (2017 est.), though only about 3,100 reside in Le Sueur County. The city is split between Le Sueur County to the south and Scott County to the north.
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The city of Le Sueur has a population of 4,058. Previously known as the historic home to the Minnesota Valley Canning Co., a precursor to the Green Giant Company, it remains a vibrant manufacturing hub in the county. Still, the community continues to honor its historic ties to the famous Jolly Green Giant and company during Le Sueur’s annual Giant Celebration, with a buttery corn feed and festive events. City officials also hope to begin planning for efforts to re-open Main Street, with a partial demolition of its downtown mall if sufficient financing can be secured. Montgomery is the third largest city in the county, with a population of 2,956. Its widely-celebrated Kolacky Days celebrates Montgomery’s Czechoslovakian heritage and culture. The celebration is named for the small, roll-like pastry filled with a variety of fruits or poppy seeds. Visitors can enjoy colorful Czech dancers and singing groups of all ages, as well as a host of other fun events. Le Sueur County also maintains a strong agricultural economy. Estimates place the number of farms in the county at just over 1,000 totaling almost 250,000 acres. Major crops include corn and soybeans, while livestock production includes hogs, turkeys and chickens, beef and dairy cattle. Le Sueur County farms provide more than $224 million in agricultural products, with an estimated 63 percent in crop commodities and 37 percent in livestock.
In 2019, Le Sueur County will unveil its largest facility’s project in history with a new Justice Center building just off Hwy. 99 on Le Center’s southeast side. Another major infrastructure project will span over two years, with the Hwy. 112 stretch of roadway between Le Center and Le Sueur being turned back by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 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 County Soil and Water Conservation District: 507-357-4879, ext. 3; www.lesueurswcd.org License Bureau: 507-357-2251 (Road tests appointments in Le Center, call 507-344-2799) Parks: 507-357-8201 Public Health: 507-357-8246 Recorder: 507-357-2251 Sheriff’s Office: 507-357-4440 (non-emergency) U of M Extension: www3.extension.umn.edu/local/le-sueur 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.”
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. A new Le Sueur County Justice Center is expected to open in 2019. Le Sueur County began with four settlers in a board house on the site of Kasota. Today 28,011 (2017 est.) 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.” Photos courtesy of Le Sueur County Historical Society
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Le Sueur County has one state park, 12 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. For more information on outdoor recreation, visit co.le-sueur.mn.us and click on “Departments,” then “Parks”.
Located in Le Center near the fairgrounds, this 29-acre wooded park is full of native big woods trees including Basswood, Elm, Maple, and more. Within the woods you can find nearly a half mile trail loop and park benches. If you are looking for a quick getaway to explore the quiet and native big woods, or enjoy the changing colors of the leaves in the fall, this is the perfect park.
Clear Lake Park
35194 Clear Lake Lane, Le Center Located on the west side of Clear Lake near the boat ramp, this quiet park and campground sits on a hill that overlooks the lake. The park consists of over 2 acres of land, 550 feet of shoreline, and a floating fishing pier. The campground consists of 4 primitive campsites with a picnic table and fire pit, and are available on a first-come, firstserved basis for $10 per night.
Lake Emily Park
33016 Lake Emily Road, St Peter This 1.5-acre park on the south side of Lake Emily features a fishing dock and 1,000 feet of shoreline that provides fishing for bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass, northern pike and yellow perch.
Geldner Saw Mill & Park
46542 Beaver Dam Road, Cleveland Located along Beaver Dam Road, the 4.5acre park features a historic saw mill that is the last steam powered saw mill that is still standing in the state of Minnesota. The park is located on a bay of East Jefferson Lake and provides a fishing pier and shoreline for fishing, which is popular amongst anglers in the spring months.
Lake Gorman Park & Access
19634 Gorman Lake Park Lane, Kilkenny Within the 8 acres of this park is a road that leads to a dam on the south side of Lake Gorman, as it flows into the Cannon River. This provides a year round shore fishing location for multiple species of fish, along with a launch point for canoes and kayaks.
Henderson Station River Access & Park
29030 River Street, Le Sueur On the banks of the Minnesota River near Henderson sits a 52-acre park that features a covered picnic shelter, picnic tables, and an opportunity to shore fish along the Minnesota River for its multiple species. The park also provides an access point to the river for canoe and kayak launches.
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outdoor recreation Lake Jefferson Fishing Pier
28211 470th Street, Madison Lake With 600 feet of shoreline, a floating fishing pier, paved sidewalk, and picnic tables, this is a popular location to spend the day fishing for panfish. The park can also be used as a launch point for canoes and kayaks.
Ney Nature Center
28238 Nature Center Lane, Henderson 507-248-3474 • www.neycenter.corg firstname.lastname@example.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 sunup 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. Ney Nature Center has been a favorite for weddings and reunions, and the Education Building can be rented for gatherings and events.
Ray’s Lake Park
1395 1st Street North, Elysian This beautiful park overlooks Ray’s Lake while featuring several areas of native willow and cedar trees, prairie, and mowed trails within the park. The 9.5-acre park consists of 3,000 feet of shoreline on Ray’s Lake, a fishing pier and launch area. It is a popular park amongst people looking to shore fish for wide range of species including panfish, largemouth bass and northern pike.
Richter Woods Park
35674 173rd Ave, Montgomery An 80-acre park located 1.5 miles west of Montgomery, the park is heavily wooded and reminiscent of the native “big woods.” The park features a basketball hoop, volleyball net, fire pit and playground. There are 2.5 miles of trails that are popular for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. While hiking the trails, make sure to keep your eyes and ears open for abundance of wildlife, vegetation and birding! The park is home to a unique barn that is available to rent for small gatherings and events. To reserve the barn for your event, please call 507-357-8201.
Lake Volney Park
18608 Beach Lane, Le Center Located on the south side of Lake Volney next to the boat ramp, this 3-acre park features 600 feet of shoreline, a large sand play area, sand volleyball court, picnic tables, and a path to access the sandy bottom lake just beyond the restored shoreline. This park is a good location for a day of recreating outside, enjoying a lake, the sand or having a picnic.
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.
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outdoor recreation Lake Washington Regional Park and Campground
47102 Washington Park Road, Kasota One of only 50 designated regional parks in the state of Minnesota, this 164-acre park is located on one mile of Lake Washington’s shoreline. The campground caters to non-seasonal campers and features 27 RV Sites with electric hookups, 1 non-electric RV site, 3 primitive tent sites, and 1 group camping site with 4 electric hookups. Each site comes with a spacious gravel pad, fire ring and picnic table. The campground also has a dump station, shower house and 5 water spigots. The park has 3.5 miles of trails of varying terrain that can be enjoyed by hiking, walking, jogging, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. There are 2 different playgrounds located within the park, along with an open air picnic shelter and a year-round building that can be rented out for gatherings and events. For more information or for reservations, please call 507-995-1161.
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 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 are required for horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Snowmobilers need a state trail sticker. Call 1-888-6466367.
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. 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. There are three public access ramps to the Minnesota River in Le Sueur County, in Henderson, Kasota and Ottawa.
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
400 Sixth St., Cleveland • 507-931-5953 • cleveland.k12.mn.us Mascot: Clippers Community Education — cleveland.k12.mn.us Early Childhood Family Education — cleveland.k12.mn.us Little Clippers Preschool — 507-931-5953 • cleveland.k12.mn.us
Le Sueur-Henderson 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 • 952-758-1700 • npaschools.org Mascot: Trojans Community Education — 952-758-1734 • ce.np.k12.mn.us Early Childhood Family Education — 952-758-1734 • ce.np.k12.mn.us Preschools — 952-758-1674 • ce.np.k12.mn.us 14 | le sueur county community & visitors guide
Tri-City United Public Schools
Little Saints Preschool — 1801 W. Broadway Ave., St. Peter • 507-931-4314 • littlesaintspreschoolmn.org
101 Second St. NE, Montgomery • 507-364-8100 • tcu2905us.new.rschooltoday.com Mascot: Titans Community Education — 507-364-8118 • tcu2905us.new.rschooltoday.com Early Childhood Family Education — 507-364-8107 • tcu2905us.new.rschooltoday.com Little Titans preschool — 507-364-8116 • tcu2905us.new.rschooltoday.com
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Schools 500 E. Pacquin St., Waterville • 507-362-4432 • wem.k12.mn.us Mascot: Buccaneers Community Education — 507-362-4403 • wem.k12.mn.us Early Childhood Family Education — 507-685-4222/507-362-4403
St. Peter Public Schools
100 Lincoln Drive, St. Peter — 507-934-5703 • stpeterschools.org Mascot: Saints Community Education — 600 S Fifth St., St. Peter • 507-934-3048 • stpetercommunityedonline.com Early Childhood Family Education — 507-934-3048 • stpeterschools.org/ community-family-education/ecfe-preschool/program-info/ecfe.htm
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Saint Peter Public Schools Ensuring educational excellence for all Where Learning Matters:
• An AdvancEd accredited school district dedicated to continuous improvement. • Committed to ensuring high levels of learning for all students in safe and caring school environments. • Focused on developing knowledgeable critical thinkers, communicators, and collaborators throughout the PreK-12 system. • Joined by outstanding community and college partners, we are working together to develop well-rounded students in the Saint Peter area.
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• State-of-the-art Saint Peter High School (grades 9-12) building, built to support the growing Saint Peter community (1,000 student capacity), opened in fall of 2017. • The first-ever Saint Peter Middle School, which also opened in fall of 2017 at the former grade 7-12 site, is designed for the unique academic and social needs of adolescents. • Recently remodeled and repurposed buildings at North Intermediate (grades 2-4) and South Elementary (grades K-1), helped alleviate capacity issues. Saint Peter High School
Contact South Elementary 507-934-2754 North Intermediate 507-934-3260 Middle School 507-934-4210 High School 507-934-4212 Early Childhood Center 507-934-4211 Community & Family Education 507-934-3048 District 508 Office 507-934-5703 www.stpeterschools.org
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3 – 19th Annual Masopust C elebration, Montgomery 9 – Queens’ Talent Show, Le Center 9 – Maple Syrup tour, Ney Nature Center 15 – Miss Shamrock Coronation, Le Center 16 – St. Patrick’s Day parade and celebration, Le Center 17 – St. Patrick’s Day parade, St. Peter 21 – Ney Center Senior Learning Series: Maple Syruping 23 – Maple Syrup tour, Ney Nature Center 28 – Le Sueur Business & Retail Expo, Valleygreen Square Mall Look for: Tri-City United Kindergarten Roundup Tri-City United Spring Early Childhood Screening
1 – Reservations open for Lake Washington Regional Park & Campground 6-11– Book Sale, Montgomery Public Library 13 – Ms. Czech-Slovak Minnesota pageant, Montgomery 14 - Palm Sunday, Montgomery Lions Pancake Breakfast 18 – Ney Center Senior Learning Series: Bee Keeping 20 – Easter Egg Hunt & Vehicle Fair, Le Center (Saturday before Easter)
20 – Geocaching Egg Hunt, Ney Nature Center 26-27-28 Pioneer Power Swap Meet, north of Le Center 27 - Night Owl Hike, Richter Woods 28 – Heritage Breakfast, Hilltop Hall, Montgomery Look for: Tri-City United Spring Play
Saturdays (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) – Mayo House tours, Le Sueur Sundays (1-4 p.m.) – Mayo House tours, Le Sueur 3 – Le Center Area Fireman’s Dance 4 – Flowers and Feathers Hike, Ney Nature Center 4 – Annual May Day celebration, Montgomery 5 – Cinco de Mayo, Rustic Farmer on Main, Montgomery 4 – Citywide Garage Sale, Montgomery 4 – Run New Prague Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kid Fun Run 10 -11 Citywide Garage Sale, Cleveland 11 – Montgomery Garden Club Plant Sale 13 – Le Sueur Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, Le Sueur Country Club 16 – Ney Center Senior Learning Series: Beginning Birding 18 - Citywide Clean up, Cleveland 21 – Car Roll-In, Montgomery 23 – Hot Summer Nights, Waterville 25 – Classic Car & Motorcycle Roll-In, Cleveland Look for: Tri-City United High School Graduation
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Henderson Classic Car Roll-Ins (late May through September)
Saturdays (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) – Mayo House tours, Le Sueur Sundays (1-4 p.m.) – Mayo House tours, Le Sueur Tuesdays – Henderson Classic Car Roll-In 1 – National Trail Day, Ney Nature Center 7-9 – Bullhead Days, Waterville 8 – Classic Car & Motorcycle Roll-In, Cleveland 8 – Family Archery, Lake Washington Regional Park & Campground 8 – Ambassadors’ Blues Fest, St. Peter 14-15 - Cherry Creek Days, Cleveland 14-16 – Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse Trail ride/Ranch Rodeo, Le Center 18 – Car Roll-In, Montgomery 20 – Ney Center Senior Learning Series: Aquatic Invasive Species 22 – Classic Car & Motorcycle Roll-In, Cleveland 27 – Hot Summer Nights, Waterville 27-30– Sauerkraut Days, Henderson 29 – Montgomery Firefighters Dance, Montgomery Fire Hall 29 – Geocaching for S’mores, Ney Nature Center 29 – Family Archery, Ney Nature Center
Saturdays (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) – Mayo House tours, Le Sueur Sundays (1-4 p.m.) – Mayo House tours, Le Sueur Tuesdays – Henderson Classic Car Roll-In Early in July - Pontoberfest Parade on Lake Tetonka 3-7 – July Fourth Celebration, Elysian 4 – Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, St. Peter 12 – Le Sueur County Relay for Life, Le Center 12 – Geocaching for S’mores, Richter
Woods County Park, TCU Community Ed. 16 – Car Roll-In, Montgomery July 17 – August 17 – Concertina Exhibit, Hilltop Hall, Montgomery 19 – Ney Center Senior Learning Series: Red-Headed Woodpecker Recovery Project, Ney Nature Center 25 – Hot Summer Nights, Waterville 26-27-28 – Kolacky Days, Montgomery 27 – Live Animal Meet and Greet, Ney Nature Center 27 – Annual Moth Survey, Ney Nature Center
Saturdays (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) – Mayo House tours, Le Sueur Sundays (1-4 p.m.) – Mayo House tours, Le Sueur Tuesdays – Henderson Classic Car Roll-In 1 – Czech Out New Prague, 5 pm – 8 pm 2-4– Giant Celebration, Le Sueur 7-11 – Nicollet County Fair, St. Peter 10 – ATV Ride, Kilkenny 15 – Ney Center Senior Learning Series: Minnesota River Artifacts 15-18 – Le Sueur County Free Fair, Le Center 17 – Hummingbird Hurrah, Henderson 17 – Minnesota River Kayak Tour, Ney Nature Center 20 – Car Roll-In, Montgomery 23-24-25 – Pioneer Power Show, north of Le Center 22 – Hot Summer Nights, Waterville
Saturdays (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) – Mayo House tours, Le Sueur Sundays (1-4 p.m.) – Mayo House tours, Le Sueur Tuesdays – Henderson Classic Car Roll-In 7 – Fireman’s Dance, Kasota 7 – Monarch Tagging, Ney Nature Center 7-8 – Rock Bend Folk Festival, St. Peter 8 – Heidelberg Community Day 14 – Half-way to St. Paddy’s Day, Kilkenny
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calendar 14 – Monarch Butterfly Tagging, Lake Washington Regional Park & Campground 14 – Classic Car & Motorcycle Roll-In, Cleveland 17 – Car Roll In, Montgomery 19 – Ney Center Senior Learning Series: Machinery Wagon Tour 20-21 – Classic Car Cruise/Dozinky, New Prague 27-28 – Oktoberfest, St. Peter 28 – Classic Car & Motorcycle Roll-In, Cleveland
3 – Ladies Night Out, New Prague 5 pm – 8 pm 5 – Fall Festival and Trail Run, Ney Nature Center 6 – Fire Prevention Open House, Waterville 6 – Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast, Montgomery Fire Hall 12 – Halloween Camp Er’ Treat, Lake Washington Regional Park & Campground 17 – Ney Center Senior Learning Series: Wind Energy 31 – Spooky Trail, Elysian Look for: Tri-City United Fall Early Childhood Screening
2 - Fall Fling, Ney Nature Center, at Montgomery American Legion 3 – Talking Turkey Tunes with Dick Kimmel, Ney Nature Center 29 - Lighted parade and Celebration in the Park, New Prague, 6:30 p.m. 30– Hollydaze Parade, Le Center
30 – Small Business Saturday, Montgomery 30 – 3rd Annual Artisan Day, Rustic Farmer on Main, Montgomery 30 – Christmas Tours at the Mayo House, 1-4 p.m., Le Sueur Look for: Tri-City United Fall Musical
5 – Torchlight Parade and fireworks, Montgomery 6 - Lighted Parade and Celebration in the Park, New Prague, 6:30 p.m. 7 – Christmas in Elysian 7 – Christmas on Main, Le Sueur 7 – Christmas Tours at the Mayo House, 1-4 p.m., Le Sueur 7-8 – Christmas Boutique, Le Sueur 13-14 – Candlelight Tours at the Mayo House, 6-8 p.m., Le Sueur 14 – Holiday in Hooterville, Waterville Look for: Tri-City United Winter Concerts
JANUARY 2020 Winterfest, St. Peter
2 – Conquer the Lake Ice Fishing Contest, Elysian 15 – Candlelight Event, Ney Nature Center 24 – Annual Masopust celebration, Montgomery
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Population: 713 (2016) • Founded: 1857 Incorporated: 1904 Visitors Center: City Hall 507-931-6380 • clevelandmn.govoffice2.com What to do • Cherry Creek Days - Named after the creek that runs through town, the annual celebration, set for June 14-15, includes a grand parade, open houses at the Fire Department, a street dance, bean bag tournament, water fights, and fireworks. For more, visit Cherry Creek Days on Facebook. • Classic Car & Motorcycle Roll-ins - 5 p.m. every other Friday during May, June and September in downtown Cleveland. NOTE: Event will not be held in July or August due to road construction. Important numbers City Hall – 205 Fourth St., 507-931-6380 Fire Department — 507-931-2490 (non -emergency) Police Department — 205 Fourth St., 507931-6380 (non-emergency) Post Office — 309 Broadway St., 507-9314360
Churches • 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 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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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 • Farmers Market- Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. Stop by for produce, baked goods, preserves and crafts. • Spooky Trail – Sakatah Singing Hills Trail comes alive Oct. 31 with ghosts and goblins as families trick-or-treat along the trail.
After, enjoy hot dogs and chips at the fire hall. • Christmas in Elysian – Held the first Saturday in December. 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. • Conquer the Lake Ice Fishing Contest – Compete for prizes at the event held the first Sunday in February. Hosted by American Legion Post 311. www.madbobber.com • Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail – In 1991, a group of 25 Elysianites began a four-year 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.
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• City park and beach – Updated playground, sand volleyball courts, ball field, beach and picnic shelters provide on the south shore of Lake Francis. Parking and restrooms. • Lake Tustin Park – Quiet park with picnic shelter and horseshoes. 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
Churches 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 Education 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
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heidelberg Population: 124 • Founded: 1852 Incorporated: 1894 952-290-4062 • cityofheidelbergmn.com
Important numbers City Hall – 31552 181st Ave., 952-290-4062 Email: cityofheidelbergmn.com
What to do Heidelberg Community Day – This year annual event is Sept. 8 in the town’s park. It features a car show, kids’ activities including inflatables, area crafters, lots of food, and fun.
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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 turn-of-thecentury items. • Sauerkraut Days – Held annually the last weekend in June. 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 – This unique celebration is held the third Saturday in August and offers information about the amazing little birds, attracting them and keeping them happy. Great for birders and photographers. Visit www.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 late May through September. Visit www.hendersonrollin.com • Allanson’s Park - Fifteen developed campsites, a picnic shelter with restrooms and showers, playground and walking trail. 500 South St. • Bender Park – The community’s two softball
parks are nestled just west of the Minnesota River. • Tiger Park – Henderson’s town baseball team, the Tigers, plays amateur baseball in the River Valley League. • Ney Nature Center – County park offers 446 acres of exploration, programs and education, facility rentals, panoramic overlooks, picnic areas, native wildlife, historic farmsteads and more. Find Ney Nature Center on Facebook or at www.neycenter.org. Hospital & Clinics 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., 507-2483234 (non-emergency) Post Office - 500 Main St., 507-248-3636 Public Library - 110 S Sixth St., 507-2483880 Churches 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
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kasota Population 670 • Founded: 1851 Incorporated: 1858 kasotamn.govoffice2.com What to do • Firemen’s Dance – Annual event set for Sept. 7 celebrates the Kasota Fire Department’s anniversary. Music, food and refreshments are available through the evening. Visit Kasota Fire Department on Facebook. • 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. It’s located about 2 miles south of Kasota on 367th Avenue. Visit dnr.state. mn.us/snas/detail.html?id=sna00961. • 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 scientific, 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 are on site. It’s located approximately 1 mile south of Kasota on township road 140. Visit skp.org
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• 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. Important numbers City Hall - 200 N Webster St., 507-931-3290 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 Church Kasota Presbyterian Church – 141 S. Rice St., 507-931-2100
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Population 134 • Founded: 1856 Incorporated: 1883 Community Center: 156 S Laurel Ave. 507595-3999 • kilkennymn.com What to do • ATV ride: August 10. Visit kilkennymn. com • Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day - This year, Kilkenny will celebrate its 7th year of the formal twinning with sister city Kilkenny, Ireland. The annual celebration, set for Sept. 14, honors the city’s Irish heritage with a parade, 5k Fun Run/Walk, music, toilet bowl races, a flea market, craft booths and fireworks. A representative from Kilkenny, Minnesota, goes to Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and our Irish counterpart comes here for our Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day in September. It is always a fun time and the entertainment from Ireland is not to be missed. You will leave a little bit more Irish than when you came! Visit kilkennymn.com.
Important numbers Community Center/Library - 156 S. Laurel Ave., 507-595-3999 City Clerk’s cell: 507-491-6597 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 Churches 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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le center event brings all you’d expect and more to Le Center: animal exhibits, tasty treats, music, demo derbies, tractor pulls, and even talent shows. For more information visit lesueurcountyfair.org. 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 Aug. 15-18. What’s a summer without a county fair? The annual
St. Patrick’s Day – The city’s well known for its annual St. Paddy’s Day festivities. It all started Jan. 27, 2019 with the Grand Marshal and Candidates Brunch, 11 a.m., American Legion. The Queen’s Talent Show is Saturday, March 9, with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. at the American Legion. The Miss Shamrock Coronation is at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, also at the American Legion. The
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parade and celebration is Saturday, March 16. The parade runs along Minnesota Street starting at 2 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt and ECFE Vehicle Fair – The dual events are held April 20, 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 – In late August, the annual Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Days opens one of the most complete farm displays in the county to the public. 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 14-16, 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, 507-357-8152.
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le center 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.
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.
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., 507357-4844 (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
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.
Churches 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. 2-4, 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 teen 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.
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Downtown Le Sueur’s Christmas on Main – Dec. 7 - Celebrate the Christmas season with us! Downtown businesses open their doors and sponsor events such as a petting zoo, professional photos with Santa, a Holiday Lights parade, and a spectacular tree lighting, ending with a beautiful fireworks display. Christmas boutique Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8. Le Sueur Community Center – a year-round multi-generational facility that provides recreation activities and gathering spaces for all ages. It contains a fitness training area, meeting rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, ice arena, sport gymnasium, and racquetball courts. Visit: cityoflesueur.com/155/community-center. Aqua Valley Outdoor Pool – Open to the public daily during summer months. Find the daily schedule at: www.cityoflesueur. com/158/Aquatics. Parks - Ten beautiful parks to enjoy; three will shelters that can be reserved for public and private events. 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, 165acre course is considered one of the most picturesque in the state. A restaurant, swimming pool and tennis court adjoin the club. Visit lesueurcountryclub.com.
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le sueur 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)
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 • St. Anne’s School 511 N. Fourth St., Le Sueur • 507-665-2489 • stanneslesueur.org
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 Churches First Lutheran Church - 116 Inner Dr., 507665-2615 Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 229 South Sixth St., 507-665-3477 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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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 – 85th annual celebration held July 26-28 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, Czech craft village, 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 polka music. Partake in the US National Championship of Prune Spitting. Grand Day Parade at noon Sunday. Visit www.kolackydays.com or Czech us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or U-Tube. • Torchlight Parade and Fireworks - Lights and music fill the air as the parade, held the Thursday after Thanksgiving, winds its way through downtown. Dec. 5th marks its 27th 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. • 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, a traditional Masopust skit, and king coronation. Czech food is served. Visit montgomerymn.org/masopust • Ms. Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant – The 2019 pageant, on April 13th, will be
the 31st 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 in Wilber, NE in August. Visit missczechslovakmnpageant.org • The 3rd annual Czech May Day “Prvni Maj” celebration will be held on May 4. The festival welcomes spring with authentic Czech foods, desserts, pivo, horse-drawn wagon rides, and polka music. A traditional raising of the Maypole, a 50-foot pine tree, is the highlight of the day. Join in the traditional ribbon dances where colorful ribbons are intertwined by dancers around the Maypole itself. • 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. 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 and are displayed in Veterans Memorial Park. • Montgomery National Golf Club – Open to the public, this golf course with treelined fairways offers green fees for 9 and 18 holes. Visit montgomerynationalgolf.com. • 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.
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montgomery • 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.
Little Titans preschool — 507-364-8116 • tcu2905.us/page/4265 Private schools • Most Holy Redeemer Catholic School 205 Vine Avenue W, Montgomery • 507-364-7383 • mosthrs.org
Important numbers City Hall - 201 Ash Ave. S, 507-364-8888 Fire Department - 507-364-5701 (non -emergency) Police Department- 301 Boulevard Ave. NW, 507-364-7700 (non-emergency) Post Office - 156 Elm Ave. SE, 800-275-8777 Public Library - 104 Oak Ave. SE, 507-364-7615 Clinic Mayo Clinic Health System Montgomery501 Fourth St. NW, 507-364-5600 Churches Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church 206 Vine Ave. W, 507-364-7981 St. John Lutheran Church - 105 Spruce Ave. W, 507-364-5002 Tri-City United Public Schools 101 Second St. NE, Montgomery • 507-364-8100 • tcu2905.us Mascot: Titans Community Education — 507-364-8110 • tcu2905.us/page/4231 Early Childhood Family Education — 507-364-8107 • tcu2905.us/page/4236
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new prague Population: 7,725 • Settled: 1856 Incorporated 1877 Chamber of Commerce, 101 E. Main St. 952758-4360 • www.newprague.com What to do • Run New Prague - Chamber-sponsored event held Saturday, May 4 includes a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and Kids Fun Run. Races begin and end in Memorial Park starting at 8 a.m. Visit runnewprague.com or Facebook/ RunNewPrague for more information. • Classic Car Cruise – Kickoff to the annual fall Dozinky Festival, features approximately 400 vintage cars and trucks. Following the cruise, visit the Chamber beer garden and live music on Central Ave. • Dozinky Festival – A Czech harvest festival, patterned after the “old country” original, is held Sept. 20–21. Festivities take place on 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. • 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, com-
pleted 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.newprague.mn.us. • Farmers Market – Provides locally-grown, in-season produce, baked goods, jams, jellies and honey. Open Wednesdays, 3 – 7 p.m. (starting mid-June) and Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12 noon from May to October in the East Town Plaza. • 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.
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Important numbers City Hall - 118 Central Ave. N, 952-758-4401 Community Center/Ice Arena 100 12th St NW, 952-758-7825 New Prague Aquatic and Fitness Center410 Central Ave. N., 952-758-1753 Fire Department - 505 5th Ave. NW, 952-758-2798 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, 952-758-2391 Hospital & Clinics New Prague - Mayo Clinic Health Systems • Hospital - 301 Second St. NE, 952-758-4431 • Clinic - 212 County Road 37, 952-758-4461 • Express Clinic - 200 Alton Ave. SE, 952-758-7228 • Parkview Medical Clinic - 1400 First St. NE, 952-758-2535 Churches 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 HillSpring 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, 952-758-5683 Pillar of Grace 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 New Prague Area Schools 410 Central Ave. N., New Prague • 952-758-1700 • npaschools.org Mascot: Trojans Community Education — 952-758-1734 • ce.np.k12.mn.us/ Early Childhood Family Education — 952-758-1734 • ce.np.k12.mn.us/ Preschools — 952-758-1674 • ce.np.k12.mn.us/ • St. Wenceslaus Catholic School 227 Main St. E., New Prague • 952-758-3133 • www.swsaints.org
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st. peter • Arts Center of Saint Peter -Exhibitions, performances, classes and outreach. Public galleries. Visit artscentersp.org Population: 11,906 • 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 •Nicollet County Free Fair – The 2019 fair is scheduled for Aug. 7-11. Features often include a rodeo, demo derby, tractor pull, talent show, rides, 4-H exhibits and livestock. Visit nicolletcountyfair.com. • Rock Bend Folk Festival - Two-day celebration with non-stop music of all genres at the free festival Sept. 7-8 in Minnesota Square Park. Visit www.rockbend.org. • Oktoberfest – The St. Peter Ambassadors hosts the annual celebration near Minnesota Avenue and Grace Street in the heart of the downtown. The 2019 events are set for Sept. 27-28. See www.stpeterchamber. com or the St. Peter Ambassadors Facebook page. • Ambassadors’ Blues Fest – The Ambassadors also will host a one-day Blues Fest on Saturday, June 8.
• 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. • E. St. Julien Cox house - A fully restored Victorian treasure, the 1871 home is an example of Gothic Italianate architecture. Events year-round, 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 city -owned campground. Visit saintpetermn. gov/camping LIVE MUSIC & READINGS GALLERY EXHIBITIONS ARTSY GIFTS CLAY PARTIES KNITTING PARTIES CLASSES & PRIVATE LESSONS Arts Center of Saint Peter 315 S. Minnesota Ave. artscentersp.org 507-931-3630 Galleries are free & wheelchair-accessible. Open T1-6, W 1-6, Th1-6, F1-5, Sa10-5 & Su1–5
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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., 507934-1120 (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
Churches 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
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waterville 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 7-9, 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 – May 23rd, June 27th, July 25th, August 22nd -- Features a car and bike roll-in on Main Street. Bring lawn chairs, dancing shoes and enjoy outdoor music. Food, drink specials and free
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popcorn. • Annual Firemen’s Fire Prevention Open House is on Oct. 6. • 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 bike in sites, 2 group campsites and 1 camper cabin. Visit dnr.state.mn.us • 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., 507362-4244 (non-emergency) Post Office - 125 Third St. N, 507-362-4648 Public Library - 210 E. Paquin St., 507-3628462 Clinic Waterville - Mayo Clinic Health System - 212 Lake St. E, 507-362-4221 Churches 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 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Schools A respectful, responsible, positive and safe place to learn 500 E Paquin 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
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worship First Presbyterian Church 141 S. Rice Street P.O. Box 69 Kasota, MN 56050-0069 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
217 N. 4th Street, Le Sueur, MN 56058 • Phone: 507-665-3811 St. Anne’s Catholic Church Mass Schedule • Saturday at 5:15 pm and Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:30 am • Tuesdays - School Mass at 10:30 am (Sept. - May), Summer and School Holidays Mass is at Church at 8:00 am • At Church Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 am St. Anne’s Catholic School Grades Pre-K through Grade 5 • Phone: 507-665-2489
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Catholic Church of St. Peter 1801 West Broadway ▪ St. Peter, MN ▪ (507) 931-1628 Mass Times: Saturday - 4:00 pm (Oct.-March) 5:00 pm (April-Sept.) Sunday - 10:00 am John Ireland School K-6 (507) 931-2810 Little Angels Preschool St. Peter Thrift Store 401 S. Minnesota Ave. ▪ St. Peter ▪ (507) 931-9150 www.churchofstpeter.org
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