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St. Wenceslaus Catholic School students take off running at the start of the 2018 St. Wenceslaus School Marathon on Saturday morning, September 29.  Lisa Ingebrand Photo

St. Wenceslaus Catholic School in New Prague held its annual marathon Saturday morning, September 29. Students, parents, school staff members, and other supportors of the local school walked and ran around the school and church property and then enjoyed a meal of hot dogs and chips that was served...
People lined up all day for the annual Holy Redeemer Fall Festival chicken and ham dinner. The family event was held on Sunday, Sept. 30 in the school and church. In addition to the dinner, the crowd was entertained by live music, bingo, a silent auction, raffle, kids games and more. For more, see...

Blake Woodson breaks free for a big gain on the Trojan's first series during their game against Mankato West Friday, Sept. 28. 

Playing a state-ranked team for the third time in three weeks, the New Prague Trojans lost to Mankato West 41-14 in their Homecoming football game at Trojan Stadium Friday, Sept. 28.  Like last week against Northfield, both teams scored on their first possession of the game. The Trojans scored...

The 2018 WEM Homecoming Royalty, front row, left to right (King Candidates): Dawson Bauer, Devin Morris, Collin Adank, Jayson Schneider, and Gabe Malecha. Back row, left to right (Queen Candidates) Claire Buscho, Kayleen Stangler, Morgan Nusbaum, Addie Atherton, and Sarah Best. The Homecoming Coronation will be held Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

The 2018 WEM Homecoming Candidates were announced Wednesday, Sept. 26. Five senior girls and five senior boys have been chosen by their classmates as Homecoming Royalty. The Queen and King will be voted on by the high school students next week. The winners will be announced during the WEM...
Mason DeGross and Aidan McLoone were crowned as Homecoming King and Queen Friday, Sept. 28, during the morning pepfest in the school gym. Members of the Royal Court are (seated, left to right) prince Collin Schuette, King Mason DeGross, Queen Aidan McLoone and Princess Hadley Bailey; (standing)...
The New Prague Area School Board approved the preliminary levy payable in 2019 during its meeting Monday, Sept. 24. As it does each year, the board set the preliminary at “maximum.” Finance Director Sandy Linn explained that the Minnesota Department of Education has not finalized all of its numbers...
  MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists that Highway 19 from Henderson to Highway 169 has a high probability of closing on Tuesday, September 25 with the current river forecast. It is unknown at this time whether Highway 93 from Henderson to Highway 169 ...
A lasting honor for the memory of a man who dedicated his life to teaching and coaching is now permanent at the football field in Le Center.   A bench in the honor of the late Fred Schmiesing was dedicated on Monday at the west end of the Le Center Middle School football field. Schmiesing spent his...
A detour will be going into effect at the intersection of New Prague’s Main Street (Highway 19) and Union Pacific Railroad’s crossings beginning next week. While the sign says it will be Monday, Oct. 1, a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) says the detour begins...

The senior sideline erupts in celebration following a touchdown in the annual Powder Puff football game Sunday, Sept. 23.

Homecoming week at New Prague High School kicked off Sunday, Sept. 23, with the annual Powder Puff football game, a flag football game between the junior and senior girls. This year's senior class dominated play, winning 35-0. Homecoming activities continue throughout the week, highlighted by a pep...

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