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It was a few days later and as Dale dropped off his “Windows for Veterans” ballot at LaNette’s, he ran into the 2018 Kolacky Days Grand Marshals Jake and Kay Keohen who both were having a Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler cone.    Dale congratulated them both and bet as the former editor and publisher of...
It was after History Night at the Arts & Heritage Center where the Kolacky Queen candidates learned about the place they call home and how this year’s Grand Marshals Jake Koehen’s great uncle Peter Keohen coined the celebration’s name “Kolacky Day” back in 1929 that a few of the historical...
Happy Kolacky!! It’s the greatest days of summer in Minnesota Czech Country! As we begin celebrating our 84th year, the Montgomery Area Community Club once again decided to hold the “The Great Kolacky Pursuit – A Medallion Hunt” as one of its activities planned this week in Montgomery!    To help...
The train ride for children was again a popular event during the Summer Festival at St. Patrick’s Church of Cedar Lake. Located north of New Prague, the annual festival had a great day as sun and temperatures  in the low 80s brought out families. There were children’s games, music, a silent...
Nicole Adams was hired last week as the New Prague High School Principal. Adams spent the last two years as principal at Le Sueur-Henderson high school, and four years prior to that she was assistant principal at Owatonna High School. Adams, originally from Massachusetts, also worked for two years...
The New Prague City Council dealt with two items concerning Dozinky, the city’s Czech Harvest Festival, at its Monday, July 16, meeting. The first was approval of a request from the Chamber of Commerce to expand the time food vendors can serve their fares on Saturday. The second were requests from...
Kenneth Janda explains the history behind his book “The Emperor and the Peasant” during the Tuesday, July 10, meeting of the Czech Heritage Club at New Prague City Hall. Patrick Fisher Photo)
The Czech Heritage Club hosted Kenneth Janda at its Tuesday, July 10, meeting at New Prague City Hall. Janda is the author of the book “The Emperor and the Peasant,” which provides a look at the Great War (World War I) from two vastly different perspectives. Janda, the Payson S. Wild Professor...
Clara Novak, left, assists Ann Prchal at Professor Prchal’s Science Show the afternoon of Wednesday, July 18,  at the New Prague Library. Prchal was demonstrating how air moves, plus she performed illusions and tricks that depended on science for a crowd of 28 children and adults. For more see an...

Two bicyclists participating in the Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota event smile as they peddle into Elysian on July 18. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

Hundreds of Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota (formerly known as TRAM) peddled through the local area Wednesday morning, July 18, stopping for water in Waterville and enjoying a rest stop with snacks in Elysian. It was day three of the five-day, 300-mile trek. The event raises funds to support...
Kay Wilcox, a former member of the New Prague City Council, will fill the remaining six months of the seat that had been held by Amy Jirik. The council approved a resolution appointing Wilcox to the seat at its Monday, July 16, meeting. Jirik had resigned in June and the council chose Wilcox due...

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