The local soft rock band, “Little Chicago,” will play at the New Prague Arts Council’s Ides of March Dance from 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Park Ballroom. (Submitted Photo)

The New Prague Arts Council (NPAC) will hold its “Ides of March” fund-raising concert/dance and raffle on Friday, March 29, at the Park Ballroom. This is the fourth annual fundraiser for the NPAC and replaces the former Black Friday dance held the past three years. The event will again feature the...

The Eddie Shimota Polka Band gets ready for its close-up some 40 years ago, when the
Jerry Minar Recording Studio, New Prague, produced the band's first album. The group as pictured then has a starring role in the new feature documentary, “Singin’ in the Grain”, premiering at the 38th Minneapolis/St.Paul International Film Festival. Pictured are (from left) Eddie Shimota Sr., Eddie Jr. (age 10), Harold Shimota, Helen Smisek, and Larry Smisek. (Submitted Photo)

A feature documentary tracing life in Minnesota’s “Czech Country” (Montgomery, New Prague, Veseli, Lonsdale), 40 years in the making, will have its world premiere on Saturday, April 6, at the Minneapolis /St.Paul International Film Festival, St. Anthony Main Theater, 125 Main St. SE, in Minneapolis...

Instead of the white snow, hundreds of snow-white swans were seen in a flooded field near North Morristown.

Hundreds of snow-white swans enjoyed a flooded field near North Morristown.

Alana Kukacka is egg-cited as she holds her basket of goodies, candy and prizes at the annual Easter Egg Hunt organized by CornerStone State Bank and American Legion Club Post #79. (Wade Young Photo)

The eggs-citement at this year’s annual Egg Hunt was about more than racing for an egg. It was about what prizes were inside of the eggs. “There was money in the eggs, coupons for stuffed animals, candy,” said Connie White Tupy, who has spearheaded the local community egg hunt for the last...

Brian Wheelock, owner of Waters Edge Cabinetry, left stands next to the video game console cabinet which he and Matt Coulsey of Morristown built. Coulsey has been building these consoles for a number of years. (Submitted photo)

Back in the days when there were actual video game arcades, Morristown resident Matt Coulsey enjoyed spending a quarter or two. His love of video games along with an interest in technology has blossomed into a part-time business for Coulsey. “Like many of us, I grew up playing video games on...
Due to the New Prague post office being shut down temporarily, the New Prague rural routes of the Extra deliveries will not be delivered until possibly Tuesday per the postmaster. The papers are inside the post office and are not retrievable at this time. 
UPDATE - March 26 The workers have removed and cleaned all mail and packages from the New Prague Post Office, and they have either been sent for delivery or are now available for pickup. Cleanup at the New Prague Post Office continues. Kristy Anderson, a spokesperson for the postal service, said...
Easter is on its way to Montgomery. To celebrate the religious and festive spring occasion, CornerStone State Bank, along with community businesses and sponsors, are hosting the annual community Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 24 at the American Legion Club. The activities are from 1 to 3 p.m....
Members of the New Prague Veterans Memorial Committee put up a sign this week to show the progress in fundraising for the new memorial, which will be built next year just east of the New Prague Library along Main Street at Memorial Park. To date, more than $200,000 of the needed $350,000 has been...

Hana Matousek, center, helps mother and daughter Janet Harty, left, and Mary Jane Gunderson, both of New Prague, on the finer points of making dumplings at the New Prague Library the evening of Tuesday, March 12. Nearly 30 people attended the “Dumplings Make and Take” at the library, hosted by the Czech Heritage Club. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Nearly 30 people, from children to adults, participated in the “Dumpling Make and Take” activity at the New Prague Library the evening of Tuesday, March 12. Hosted by the Czech Heritage Club, the group was taught the finer points of making dumplings by Hana Matousek, who immigrated from the Czech...

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