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Elko New Market Police Chief Steve Mortenson, left, receives a plaque from New Prague Police Chief Jim Gareis during the Thursday, Nov. 15, open house for Chief Mortenson’s retirement. Held at Elko New Market City Hall, Mortenson was honored by fellow law enforcement officers and residents of Elko...
New Prague High School student Josh Shumaker, a member of the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Corps and a US Marine Corps recruit, performed the MIA/POW Empty Table ceremony during a Veterans Day program at New Prague High School Monday, Nov. 12. Ryan Wetschka, also a member of the Cadet Air Corps, read the script. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
New Prague Area Schools presented Veterans Day ceremonies throughout the day on Monday, Nov. 12, in cooperation with the New Prague Veterans Honor Guard. The first of the ceremonies was held at 8:30 a.m. at New Prague Middle School. The school’s choir and band provided music. There were also...
The Domaci Czech Folk Dancers performed at the Czech 100 Celebration on October 28. Their final performance before the group ends will be at the Hometown Holidays event on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Park Ballroom in New Prague.  (Patrick Fisher Photo)
A Czech cultural organization whose ambassadors have appeared in events throughout Minnesota and other states for close to two decades will come to an end next month. Domaci Inc., and its groups, the Domaci Czech Folk Dancers and the Czech Heritage Junior Royalty, will hold its final performance...
Alexa Barta, a graduate of New Prague High School and the University of Minnesota- Morris, has earned a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for 2018-19. A statistics and Spanish graduate of UMM, Barta will spend nine months teaching English in Brazil, beginning February, 2019. Barta earned an...
A Le Sueur County judge has ordered the Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS) to turn over all of its financial records and books, hold a fair and democratic election for members, and allow the additional members to join the lawsuit against it, among other things. This order was filed on...

Elementary and middle school students stand with their hands on their hearts as the local color guard starts the Veterans Day program at TCU Elementary and Middle School. (Wade Young Photo)

Every year on November 11, Americans honor the 19.6 million active and former US service members who have gone to war. Locally, Veterans Day is often marked by school programs with speeches and solemn ceremonies, and special meals as a way to offer our appreciation. As a way to say "thanks for your...

Army Reservist and local mother Sara (Southard) Warner of Waterville holds an Afghan infant at the army hospital in Bagram, Afghanistan. Lisa Ingebrand

Her son was just two years old when she boarded a military plane bound for Afghanistan. Leaving was hard. Really hard. But, the young mother knew that her military service was important and embraced her one-year deployment. Sara (Southard) Warner of Waterville enlisted in the Army Reserve...
Girl Scouts from New Prague and their leaders on Saturday, Nov. 10, held a vigil for the three Girl Scouts and their leader who died in a hit and run a week ago in Wisconsin. Before the vigil the Girl Scouts cleaned up the park north of Casey’s in New Prague. For more see an upcoming print issue...

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