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The New Prague Fire Department dealt with a fire along Main Street that was more smoke. In a preliminary report around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, firefighters responded to a report of a fire at an apartment at 112 Main Street E. New Prague Police Chief Tim Applen said the residents were cleared...

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Pictured, from the left, in the front row are Dakota Meadows, Abby Grant, Addy Schroer, Nathan Glockner, Darby Phelps, Isaak Worm, Nick Mejia, Bella Keltgen, Eva Tikalsky and Kendelyn Sauter; and in the back row are Josiah Velarde, Xiani Medina, Nora Titus, Kaelyn Barta, Tahlia Buckingham, Audrey Keltgen, Olivia Skluzacek, Riley Witte, Aidan Miland, and One-Act Play Director Elise Lundeen.

The Tri-City United High School one-act play team is shown here adorning their second-place awards at the Section 2A finals at Waseca High School and does not advance to the state competition. Belle Plaine High School placed first and will continue to the state competition. Congratulations to the...

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VFW Department of Minnesota Commander Dan Meyer (left) presents Michael Bass-Smith with his Department of Minnesota Smart/Maher VFW National Citizen Education Teacher Award for 2023-2024 in the middle school category on Jan. 13.

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) selects elementary (grades K-5), middle (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9–12) teachers to participate in the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher program. Founded in 1899, the VFW supports the education of America’s youth. The...

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George Romano presents to members attending the Montgomery Historical Society’s annual meeting about the submarine H.L. Hunley on Jan. 31 at the Rustic Farmer on Main.

The search for a museum space to display and store items for the Montgomery Historical Society (MHS) continues. This was one of the messages at their annual meeting at the Rustic Farmer on Main on Jan. 31. MHS has been looking for an affordable museum space for some time and, as of recent, it...
The weather looks good so if you are interested in raising some money or just doing something you probably have never thought of, you can join dozens of others at the Camp Omega Plunge Sunday, Feb. 25. For the first time, the Camp Omega Plunge will be moving its location from the Morristown Fire...

The 2024 WEM Snow Week Royalty featured King Kymin Morsching and Queen Nora Ell. Back row, left to right are the Snow Princes and Snow Princesses Kavan Sheehy, Jacob Androli, Gavin Brown, Halle Fessel, Jocelyn Brown, and Alix Velzke. (Jay Schneider photo)

Nora Ell, daughter of Steven and Laura Ell was crowned Snow Queen and Kymin Morsching, son of Rhonda Morsching and Russell Morsching, was crowned Snow King during the Snow/FFA Week Coronation held Tuesday morning in Waterville. Snow Princes and Snow Princesses were also crowned from the freshman,...

The United States Postal Service has announced plans to replace the existing facility in downtown New Prague. (John Mueller photo)

After years of calling for improvements, plans for a new post office in New Prague were announced Thursday, Feb. 15. According to the United States Postal Service (USPS), the new facility would either be relocated to an existing building in New Prague or the postal service will purchase...

Alaina Bishop turned $100 into $2,000 and, with a matching grant from Otto Bremer Trust, $4,000 to help Southern Valley Alliance with its capital campaign to fund a new facility in Shakopee. The New Prague teenager researched and prepared a presentation to solicit donations earlier this fall. (Submitted photo)

In a small village in South Sudan, a plaque on a well is evidence of a New Prague girl’s willingness to help people she’s never met with the most basic of life’s necessities. Closer to home, Alaina Bishop has helped people with another of life’s most elementary needs. As an elementary school...
John Mueller news@newpraguetimes.com A former school board member from another community and a previous candidate for the New Prague School Board who came up short in 2022 and two others are seeking the appointment to an open school board seat share a common belief and commitment to students and...
New Prague High School’s Peter Arita, left, was crowned Snoball king and Destiney Lofton was crowned queen during a Friday, Feb. 2, pep fest in the high school gym. The coronation was a highlight for the annual celebration at the high school. A dance will be held Saturday evening, Feb. 3, in the...

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