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Sharron Lynn Gillingham, age 88, of New Prague, MN died on July 15, 2020 at her home.  She was married to her love, the late Sterling Hart Gillingham for 63 years.  She was born in Rock Bridge, WI on August 14, 1931, daughter of the late Bernard and Bernice Johnson.  Sharron graduated from...

Pastor Steve Trewartha gives the sermon during the combined service and groundbreaking ceremony for Faith-Point Lutheran Church’s new church on Sunday, July 12. Approximately 100 people attended the outdoor service north of New Prague. (Patrick Fisher photo)

In what was described as a “patiently planned” date, FaithPoint Lutheran Church of New Prague broke ground for a new church on Sunday, July 12. A combined service and groundbreaking ceremony were held at 9 a.m. on 14 acres north of New Prague near the intersection of Redwing Avenue and 270th Street...

During Holy Trinity Lutheran Church’s “@ Home with Jesus” Macy Pongratz participates in one of the daily challenges relating to the Lord’s Supper. More than 100 children were registered for the program. (Photo courtesy of Casey Fremstad)

Summer youth programming amidst a pandemic looks quite different from summer youth programming in a pandemic-free world. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague came up with a different Vacation Bible School for this summer. “We had to be creative this year and figure out how to put together...

Corbin Cross safely slides into second base during the Prior Lake Mudcats’ 10-0 roust against the Webster Sox in Webster on July 12. Cross leads the Mudcats with a .500 batting average. (Andrea Nelson photo)

There is a log jam at the top of the DRS Amateur Baseball Standings after the second full week of play. Seven teams have one loss, led by Prior Lake with a 4-1 record and Lonsdale with a 3-1 record. St. Patrick, Faribault, and Montgomery have 2-1 records. Union Hill and St. Benedict are 1-1 overall...

Just under 100 people showed up for the screening of “A Breath for George” at Bruzek Funeral Home’s parking lot in New Prague the evening of Tuesday, July 7. The movie, created by New Dawn Theatre, is a collection of songs, interviews and poems to honor George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Ben Thietje)

The parking lot at Bruzek Funeral Home in New Prague was part of a program across the Twin Cities Metro Area and surrounding communities the evening of Tuesday, July 7, featuring an outdoor screening of “A Breath for George.” Local theater, DalekoArts joined with other Twin Cities Metro Area...
There are people who are slowly moving back to normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic, others have been moving more quickly and some never made any changes at all. Personally I think I’ve been all over the map. One way I haven’t changed is that I’m still coming in to work. A little hard to report news...
Gordon J. Malterud, age 65, of New Prague, died peacefully, with his family present after a prolonged illness at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital – Mankato on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.  Gordy was born on May 15, 1955 in Corpus Christi, TX to James and Janet (Roberts) Malterud.  He grew up in the...
Kay Schanus, age 74, of New Prague, died suddenly at her home on Monday, July 13, 2020.  Kay was born on January 27, 1946 in La Crosse, WI to Arnold and Pat (Corcoran) Forschler.  She attended and graduated from Brownsville Public Schools and went on to attend secretarial school in Winona, MN.  She...
The New Prague Fire Department was called to the scene of a barn fire around 7:36 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14. First Assistant Fire Chief Steve Rynda said the barn was fully engulfed when the fire department arrived. A car and van were also damaged. Firefighters kept the blaze from spreading. The...

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