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The New Prague City Council approved a bid from Central Ag LLC to install a fence for a dog park on the north side of town. Central Ag LLC had the lowest of two bids at $23,844. The council approved the bid 4-0, with Mayor Duane Jirik absent. The city has been considering the park for a year or...
New Prague School Board members will consider proposed settlements with several unions representing over 200 employees during a special meeting Monday, May 13. The 6 p.m. meeting is an addition to the board’s previously established schedule. A work session will follow the completion of the special...
The rain on Saturday morning, May 4, stopped just in time for the start of the 5K race as part of Run New Prague. Starting at the intersection of First Street SW and Main Street in New Prague the race drew 135 participants. It was the 39th and final Run New Prague. It also had a kids color fun run...

The Rev. Kevin Clinton is enjoying a less-hectic lifestyle these days at his geodesic dome house south of New Prague. He’s working on supporting a hermitage where people slow down and appreciate a more relaxed and reflective pace of life. Sunday, May 5, he’ll celebrate his 50th anniversary as a priest and his 75th birthday.

Emotionally, spiritually and chronologically, the Rev. Kevin Clinton seems to be comfortable where he is as he looks back over 75 years, 50 spent as an ordained Catholic priest. And now, he wants to take the time to slow down, to reflect and help people do the same in their lives. He’s comfortable...
New Prague’s citywide cleanup day this year is a three-day opportunity for waste disposal. Because of the inability to align the busy calendars of three groups hauling away materials, the annual waste disposal event is divided into three days depending on the items people want to trash. Saturday,...

Last year’s Run New Prague 5K drew over 120 runners to Memorial Park for the start/finish line. This year’s run is the final installment of Run New Prague, said Brooke Sticha, the New Prague Area Chamber of Commerce’s executive director. (File photo)

When hundreds of people begin a 5K run Saturday, May 4, they’ll be among the final runners who cross the finish line in the 39th installment of the popular event. The 5K race will begin at 10:30 a.m. on W Main Street in New Prague. Runners can register at Central Ave North (Central Plaza) with the...
The cast of "The Enchanted Bookshop."

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The cast of “The Enchanted Bookshop” play, from the left, in the front row are Weston Dietz, Sam Tiegen, Aubrey Kuchinski, Royce Fitzgerald, Harper Brockway, Alice Harmeier, Zoe Lien-Garcia, Nora Christensen, Cailyn Meadows and Leo Kukacka; and in the back row are Kaelyn Barta, Vincent Carpenter, Everleigh Moen, Myla Harmon, Johanna Zasoski, Lila Wallskog, Carolyn Houn, Kayla Hunt, Gavin Danielson, Lincoln Mecus and Paul Sexton. 

“The Enchanted Bookshop,” by Todd Wallinger, will have performances at the high school’s performing arts center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3. A well-rehearsed cast of 4th through 6th grade children are ready to make the bookstore characters of Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Dorothy...
Montgomery Mayor Thomas Eisert speaks at the State of the Community.

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Montgomery Mayor Thomas Eisert speaks at the State of the Community.

“We talked about putting together an event like this,” Montgomery Community Foundation Chair Mick McGuire explained in his opening comments to a small crowd at Hilltop Hall on Saturday morning. “Everybody has a State of the Union, State of State, State of the City programs. Our thought was to do a...

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Members of the Montgomery American Legion Post 79, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 79 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 79 gathered to celebrate the American Legion's 105th Birthday on Saturday, April 20. After enjoying a Czech meal made by Taco Terco, the post presented three Certificates of Continuous Membership awards. The awards were "issued in grateful appreciation for faithful and dedicated allegiance to the ideals of the American Legion." Pictured, from left, are award recipients Roger Velishek, for 50 years of membership; Donna Ruhland, who received the award for her late husband Roger Ruhland, for 70 years of membership; and Gary Ruhland, for 50 years of membership. 

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Austyn Menk

Austyn Menk, a 2016 graduate of Tri-City United High School and Le Center native, is releasing a jazz album with some of his colleagues on May 3. The self-titled album, “IRIS,” is the first release of the professional jazz quintet out of the Chicago area. If the band’s name sounds familiar, it may...

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