New Prague Times

The New Prague High School softball team is still alive in the Section 2AAA softball playoffs after a tough loss to Mankato West Thursday. Saturday, May 27, the Trojans advanced to play Tuesday, 5 p.m., at Caswell Park in North Mankato. NPHS advanced with a win over St. Peter and later a walk-off...
On a mild, late-spring evening, 300 seniors in New Prague High School's Class of 2023 graduated Friday evening and joined the ranks of the school's alumni. Welcomed by Superintendent Tim Dittberner, families and friends of the graduates-to-be packed the west side of Trojan Stadium to honor the...

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The fires still burning Thursday, May 25, at the Rice County landfill.

Rice County officials are continuing to respond to a fire at the county’s landfill solid waste facility at East 145th Street in rural Dundas. The fire began in the landfill portion of the solid waste facility shortly after it closed for the evening on Monday, May 22. The cause of the fire has yet...
Joan (Joni) Glynn, 83, passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2023, after a long fight against Parkinson’s Disease.  Joan was born on October 20, 1939 to Isidor and Estella (Klinkhammer) Mahowald. Joan grew up in Shakopee and attended Shakopee schools. In addition to school, she helped care for...

Eighteen seniors were selected for the hypnotist's show at the senior send-off Thursday afternoon at Next Chapter Winery south of New Prague.

Members of New Prague High School's Class of 2023 enjoyed the annual senior send-off this afternoon at Next Chapter Winery south of New Prague. The event included plenty of good food, games and the opportunity for the graduates-to-be to win prizes. It was capped off with a hypnotist show. The Class...
A member of the New Prague Fire Department works to bring a shed fire under control at a residence along Church Avenue, north of Union Hill, around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Belle Plaine Fire Department answered a call for mutual aid to provide manpower and water. Also at the scene were members...
Bernie L. Pikal, 79, resident of Naples, Florida, passed away at Avow Hospice House on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Bernie is survived by his wife Barbara Ann Pikal. He is the loving father of Kristen J. Shelton (Orval) and Chad J. Pikal (Carrie). He is also the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren...
Donna Lee James, age 75, of New Prague, died peacefully on May 23, 2023 at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital Mankato.  Donna was born on September 29, 1947 in Mankato to Peter and Marcella (Zastrow) Menten.  She graduated from Mankato High School and went on to attain her teaching degree from...
Memorial Day begins with the New Prague Veterans Honor Guard visiting area cemeteries to honor area veterans buried there. At each cemetery, the honor guard will read the names of veterans buried at the cemeteries followed by a 21- gun salute and the playing of Taps. The schedule for cemetery...
Rose Marie "Rosie" Seurer  October 9, 1933 - May 20, 2023 Rose Marie (Hauer) Seurer peacefully passed away on May 20, 2023, at Three Links Care Center in Northfield. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed. Rosie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Vernon...
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