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New Prague Area Schools held its induction ceremony for its Hall of Fame the evening of Thursday, Sept. 23. at the New Prague High School auditorium where 10 people and one group were inducted. Those inducted for Distinguished Service were the Duck Cup Memorial, the late Chuck Kajer and the late...

Two-time SCAD heart attack survivor Melissa (Bemis) Lorenz will host a SCAD Awareness Walk and Run in Elysian this Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Melissa Lorenz)

‘Because we need to know more’ She had her first heart attack at 35. She remembers nothing. No pain. No aches. Without warning, she collapsed. It took 22 minutes of CPR, seven defibrillator shocks, and five days in the ICU to bring the young, healthy marathon runner back to life. “When I came to...
A Le Center man was one of 12 people injured Sunday, September 19 when a semi struck six passenger vehicles from behind on southbound I-35. The vehicles were stopped for a construction zone. According to State Patrol incident reports, the incident occurred near milepost 73, just south of Elko New...

The TCU Homecoming Royalty Court were announced on Friday. On Monday, they crowned Brendan O’Keefe and Madison Dooley as Homecoming King and Queen (center). The candidates who make up the Homecoming Court include (from left) Reice Narum, Dylan Hunt, Adam Henze, Caleb Whipps, Molly Closser, Charlotte Houn, Kacie Traxler, and Lauren Houn. (Submitted photo)

Students and staff in the TCU School District are celebrating good times as they hold Homecoming Week. The annual event started Monday and runs to Friday, Sept. 24. As part of the festivities, the high school announced the Homecoming Court on Friday in the Performing Arts Center in front of the...
The purpose is the same, but the event that celebrates survivors, remembers those who lost their battles, and raises money to fight cancer, will look a little different this year. Sara Slavik, one of the organizers for the Le Sueur County Annual Relay for Life, said they have adjusted the relay so...

Bob Hrabe of the New Prague Utilities Department places a US flag in one of the new street lights along Main Street the morning of Thursday, Sept. 16. (Patrick Fisher photo)

New Prague area residents likely noticed over this last weekend US flags flying over the city’s Main Street by the new street lights. It is part of a flag project that was started by New Prague American Legion Post 45 and funded jointly with New Prague VFW Post 5145. There are a total of... To see...
New Prague High School is celebrating Homecoming this week with lots of activities. Students have been dressing up by themes each day this week. The annual Powderpuff game was played on Sunday, Sept. 19. The Pep Fest, coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen, the football game and the dance are...

2021 WEM Homecoming candidates, front row, left to right: Urban Casteel, Daniel Akemann, Samuel Rezac, Troy McBroom, and Domanik Paulson. Back row, left to right: Samantha Lowe, Paige Atherton, Katelyn Missling, Anna LeBlanc, and Gloria Cortez. (Jay Schneider photo)

After an abbreviated version of the 2020 WEM Homecoming festivities, the school’s yearly event will return to normalcy next week. The week of Monday, Sept. 27 through Friday, Oct. 1 will be filled with many activities, special dress-up days, and sporting events celebrating Homecoming 2021. A Meet...
Parade of Farm Pride Grand Marshals Bev, left, and Jerry Minar wave to the crowd as the parade made its way north on First Avenue SE in New Prague on Saturday, Sept. 18. It was a beautiful day for a parade with lots of sun and temperatures of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. New Prague continues Dozinky, its...
People lined up to watch the Classic Car Cruise the evening of Friday, Sept. 17. The Car Cruise started at New Prague High School and part of its route for this year went south on 10th Avenue NE (formerly Scott County Road 37). According to an early count more than 280 vintage vehicles participated...

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