New Prague Times

Even though the Home Town Bats benefit home run derby was canceled Saturday, June 22, several dozen supporters stopped by the Union Hill Bar parking lot to help raise funds for the Schmitz family of Lonsdale. New Prague natives Maddie and Sean Schmitz appreciated the support even if the plans had to be changed. (John Mueller photo)

Supporters change plans to help Schmitz family and Chandler They tried pumps, hoses, shovels, most every tool available to a grounds crew trying to make a ball field playable. In the end, the rainfall at Don Giesen Field the past week just wouldn’t allow the annual home run derby to be held. But...
FOX9’s Town Ball Tour will be stopping at the Elko Express’ Fredrickson Field along France Avenue in Elko New Market, Wednesday, July 3, as the Express take on the Prior Lake Jays. FOX 9 will broadcast live from the Express’ ballpark starting at 5 p.m. The Minneapolis-based TV station’s Town Ball...
Two updates have been made to the schedule for Fire Rescue Days, Elko New Market’s annual community festival. This Sunday, June 30, the pancake breakfast held by Scout Troop 325 has been moved to Wagner Park, 120 Park St. and will be held 8 a.m. to noon. The annual breakfast is sponsored by the NEW...
Wilson J. “Butch” Peterman, age 72, of Le Center, died on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Central Health Care in Le Center. Graveside service to be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis on Friday, July 5 at 11 a.m. Honors will be given by the Fort Snelling Cemetery Honor Guard. Butch...
Rosemary (Rosie or Rose) Hasty, was a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife and best friend, and she leaves behind a legacy of laughter. She was known for a lot of fantastic things, but making people laugh and feel good about themselves was her specialty. People were drawn to her, laughing with her,...

Le Sueur County Board chairman declared a disaster declaration, a move that will help the county access federal funds for cleanup once floodwaters recede.

Le Sueur County commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday, June 25, declaring the county in a state of emergency for conditions resulting from the flooding events beginning on June 17. This declaration follows a previous three-day state of emergency declaration signed and submitted June 20, and the...
Kenneth “Ken/Kenny” Kimmet, age 74, of Le Center, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at the Estates of Roseville in Roseville. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 2 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 3 at 11...
Norman Kent Nelson, 98, of Rochester, MN, died June 9, 2024, at Charter House in Rochester, MN.  Born February 9, 1926, in West Palm Beach, Florida, he married Hilda Marie Olive of Durham, NC, in 1949. Norman received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Duke University where he was employed as public...
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