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In one week’s time New Prague High School will have a Homecoming King and Queen. Candidates for King are (left to right, front row) William Andersen, Nicholas Geis, Aidan King, Ian DeGross, Evan Anderson, Luke Shepard, Matthew Kudrle and Ethan Chromy. Queen candidates are (left to right, back row)...

Even though TCU Homecoming Week doesn’t start until Monday, the high school began its Homecoming festivities Friday with the announcing of its Homecoming Court. The Homecoming Queen candidates are (from left) Lauren Houn, Kacie Traxler, Charlotte Houn, Molly Closser, and Madison Dooley. The King candidates are Reice Narum, Dylan Hunt, Adam Henze, Caleb Whipps, and Brendan O’Keefe. (Wade Young Photo)

Tri-City United is going to “Celebrate Good Times” next week when it holds Homecoming Week, which runs to next Friday, Sept. 24. The high school announced the Homecoming Court on Friday. The Coronation will be held on Monday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the high school Performing Arts Center. The event...

Family members and friends of the late Corporal Caleb L. Erickson gathered on August 28th at a sign that commemorates the renaming of Highway 13 through Waseca County in honor of the 20-year-old Marine’s life and service. (Photo courtesy of Karla Erickson)

Highway 13 running north to south through Waseca County, has been renamed the Corporal Caleb L. Erickson Memorial Highway. Twenty-year-old Erickson, who was born and raised in Waseca, died on Friday, February 28, 2014, as the result of injuries received during an attack by a suicide bomber while...

Vietnam veteran Roger Howland, who lives part-time in Waterville, poses for a photo near the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Forest City, Iowa, resident participated in the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight out of Fort Dodge, Iowa, on August 28. (Photo courtesy of Roger Howland)

Roger Howland was 25 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was fresh out of college, having just earned his Business Degree, when he was told to report for duty. Howland served during the Vietnam War from 1962 until 1964, spending the majority of his time working as a data control specialist...

Jerry Minar and Gary Pikal, members of the Czech Area Concertina Club, provided a musical finale to
the Czech Heritage Club’s display “A Kaleidoscope of Czech Heritage” on September 4. (Photo courtesy of Jean Keogh)

Pieces of Czech culture in The Czech Heritage Club’s exhibit, “A Kaleidoscope of Czech Heritage,” have been put away. The display at the Montgomery Arts and Heritage Center, that ran during the summer, ended on Saturday, Sept 4. The display, celebrated Czech costumes, glassware, art, crafts, and...
A house historically connected to St. John’s Catholic Church at Union Hill came down the morning of Friday, Sept. 17. Just part of its history is that it was a home for nuns who taught at the local parochial school at Union Hill, west of New Prague. For some time it was a rental property and for...

Lisa Ingebrand photo

The little Irish City of Kilkenny, Minnesota, did it again. The town, which boasts a population of 168, hosted hundreds of visitors for another grand ol’ Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day celebration on Saturday, Sept. 11. The day’s events included a car show, an Irish-themed parade, live music, food,...

More than 130 cars made up the Heidelberg Community Day Car Show on Sunday. (Wade YOung photo)

After a year off due to COVID-19, the Heidelberg Athletic Association’s annual event for its park and pavilion returned Sunday with strong support from area communities. “It was the best turnout!” said Therese Hlavac, one of the event’s organizers. “Every dollar we earn goes into the Park, because...

One Book, One New Prague had around 100 people show up at Next Chapter Winery last weekend. (Pamela Sherlock photo)

All the elements came together for this year’s One Book, One New Prague event at Next Chapter Winery last weekend: good weather, an entertaining author, and an engaged group of about 100 readers. The event was sponsored by the New Prague Community Action Network, Scott County Library, Next Chapter...
First Bank & Trust of New Prague announced on its Facebook site that the Dozinky Medallion has been found. Amanda Myers, Wendy Anderson, and Anne Stroening discovered the medallion. The bank has an annual hunt for the medallion, which is hidden somewhere in the community, and people depend on...

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