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As part of the Praha Village grand opening a ribbon cutting ceremony was held with dignitaries from the City of New Prague, business leaders and leaders from the groups that built and those who run Praha Village. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Praha Village, New Prague’s new senior apartment complex, welcomed an estimated 300 to 400 people, or more, to its grand opening the afternoon of Thursday, June 13. The ceremony included a brief history of the complex, a ribbon cutting, tours, beverages and snacks as people looked through the 91...

Members of the New Prague Rotary Club, plus family, from left, Shannon Brusseau,
Cody Jacobson, Dan Jacobson, Emily Jacobson, Tonya Jacobson, Bob Hansen, Jessica Dohm and Luther Onken help move furniture from Hope House in New Prague on Tuesday, May 28. Hope House at 305 Columbus Ave. N in New Prague has served homeless families for five years. It is closing due to structural problems with the 1955 house. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

For five years Hope House at 305 Columbus Ave. N in New Prague has been a temporary residence for families that have been without a home. The 1955 house, across the street from Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague, provided a place for 72 families with 157 children to stay. Due to structural...
Elko New Market will be offering a lot of activities during its annual community celebration, Fire Rescue Days that will be held Thursday, June 27, to Sunday, June 30. Starting things off is a Free Family Fun Night at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) with the Fitness Boomers Obstacle Course, sponsored...

Anne Jans talks about kroje, the Czech ethnic dress, to 22 people during the Tuesday, June 11, meeting of the Czech Heritage Club in New Prague. Jans describes herself as more of an enthusiast than an expert on kroje as there is so much to learn. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

“I am not an expert, I describe myself as an enthusiast,” said Anne Jans during her presentation about kroje (Czech traditional ethnic dress) at the Tuesday, June 11, meeting of the Czech Heritage Club. Held in the second floor meeting room at New Prague City Hall, Jans had her collection of kroje...

Seventeen adoptees and their families gathered at The Village in Waterville to celebrate adoption, share their stories, and reunite. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

She grew up in an orphanage in eastern India and witnessed the adoption of many of her childhood friends. Their final destinations were unknown to her, but her memories of them never faded. Then, it was her turn. In 2012, Hardeep Kanne left Basundhara, an orphanage in Orissa, India. She was...
The Montgomery City Council is letting the public decide whether or not to proceed with its planned emergency services building and City Hall remodel. The council made the unanimous decision on Monday during its regular meeting to ask the public via a referendum to issue general obligation bonds...
The third annual Final Leg Torch Run 5K in New Prague, sponsored by Electromed, was held the morning of Tuesday, June 18, and drew 36 people. Adults and children were traveling the route by bike and rollerblades as well as running and walking it. The Torch Run is to raise awareness for Special...
John Krocak of Montgomery, center, races for home plate during a costumed obstacle course at the third annual Home Run Derby the evening of Saturday, June 15, at Union Hill. The event was a fundraiser for Aurora Jesperson, daughter of Nate and Sarah Jesperson of Elko New Market. Despite the rain,...

Saturday's Home Run Derby at Union Hill ballpark will benefit Aurora Jesperson, 21-month-old daughter of
Nate and Sarah Jesperson of Elko New Market. Aurora was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, and other developmental delays. 

Who will step up to bat for a local family’s little princess? The third annual Home Run Derby sponsored by Ted Nytes, owner of Nytes Cabinets and Home Town Bats, will be held this Saturday, June 15 at Union Hill ballpark west of New Prague, starting at 5 p.m. The event will benefit a little girl...

MaeLea Harmon won the 2019 Class A State 100-meter dash Championship Saturday, June 8 at Hamline University in St. Paul.

WEM senior MaeLea Harmon capped off a fantastic high school track and field career by winning the Class A State 100-meter dash championship. She placed in the top four in this race at State all four years she competed in track. Harmon is a school record holder in the 100-meter dash, long jump, and...

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