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Dale William Benson passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018 at the age of 59. Dale was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 15, 1959.   Dale was born to parents Elinore (Lynn) and William (Bill) Benson. He married Vicki Benson on August 11, 1979. They have two children: Son, Kaleb (Cassie)...
The New Market Muskies were the last Dakota-Rice-Scott baseball team to bow out of the State Amateur Baseball Tournamet, but they didn't go down easily. The Muskies tied Young America late in regulation before falling to the Cardinals in 14 innings, 4-3. the quarterfinal game was played Sunday...

New Prague second baseman Aaron Kes makes the relay throw during the fourth inning of New Prague's 2-0 to Kimball in the State Amateur Baseball Tournament in New Prague Saturday, Sept. 1. An overflow crowd was on hand to watch the game. 

New Prague could not come up with the timely hit and lost its State Class C Tournament third round game to the Kimball Express 2-0 Saturday, Sept. 1, in New Prague.  Nathan Sprouls pitched six innings and allowed just six hits while striking out 11, but one of those hits was a solo home run in the...

Mitchell Callahan breaks free for a big gain during the second quarter in New Prague’s 60-20 win over Red Wing Friday, Aug. 31. 

  The New Prague Trojan football team got their season off to a big start as they defeated Red Wing 60-20 Friday, Aug. 31, at Red Wing.  Parker Johnson threw five touchdown passes, two of them to Ryan Schoenabuer, and also scored on a 1-yard run. The Trojans had plenty of big plays, with five...
Joseph Smisek, age 70 of Northfield, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00AM, Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield.  Visitation will be at the church beginning at 9:00AM.  Interment will be in...

State Class C brackets

  The Minnesota Amateur Baseball Tournament will conclude this weekend with games at three sites, New Prague, Shakopee and Jordan.  Champions in Class B and Class C will be crowned on Monday, Sept. 3, with the Class B championship game or games scheduled for noon in Shakopee. The Class C...
Helen Keogh, 89, of Montgomery, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Mala Strana Health Care in New Prague.    Visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery from 9 to 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be...
“Johnny,” a 1,040-pound boar raised at Widmer Pork in New Prague, is on display at the Minnesota State Fair as the state’s largest boar for 2018. (Photo courtesy of Widmer Pork)
Each year, the Minnesota State Fair features the state’s biggest boar, and this year, the prized pig has ties to Le Sueur County. “Johnny,” a pig raised at Widmer Pork in the Heidelberg- New Prague area, topped the scales at 1,040 pounds and was featured first at the Le Sueur County Fair in Le...
The New Prague Area School Board got an update on the high school roofing project and approved a plan to have a licensed therapy dog available at Falcon Ridge Elementary School during its meeting Monday, Aug. 27. Roofing project Superintendent Tim Dittberner went over a report from Building and...
August is nearly done and for me the month marks when I began working for The New Prague Times 19 years ago. I was 31 years old and in my first month at The Times I was part of two sections, the previews for New Prague High School’s fall sports and Dozinky, the city’s Czech harvest festival. Add to...

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