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FaithPoint Lutheran Church’s Rev. Dr. Steve Trewartha (far left) cuts a ceremonial ribbon with the help of Church President David Hagene, kicking off the church’s grand opening celebration on Sunday, August 22. Pictured (left to right) are: Trewartha, Hagene, board member Keith Kugler, and Communications and Confirmation Coordinator Marla Mayer. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

With sun shining through the large windows in FaithPoint Lutheran Church’s new sanctuary, Rev. Dr. Steve Trewartha warmly welcomed congregation members, friends, and visitors to the church’s Grand Opening worship service and celebration on Sunday morning, August 22, approximately one year after the...

George Mikiska of the Czech Heritage Club helps a woman with her family history at the Pope County Fair on August 6 in Glenwood. (Submitted photo)

The Czech Heritage Club were on the road a few weeks ago. Club Members George Mikiska and James Simon appeared at the Pope County Fair in Glenwood on August 6. According to the members, Pope County has the next highest population of Czech immigrants in the state after Czech Country (Veseli,...
Today's Music in the Park concert has been postponed and will be rescheduled. The band Back Up and Push was formed out of band members overlapping love of Kenny Baker fiddle tunes, Jim and Jesse vocal harmonies, Stanley and Scruggs banjo licks, and a healthy skepticism of guitar breaks, Back Up...

A benefit event—and victory party—will be held this Sunday in honor of local businessman Harry “Chip” Beadell of Waterville, who was diagnosed with stage-4 prostate cancer two years ago. For Beadell, the event is a victory celebration and an opportunity to raise awareness. (Lisa Ingebrand Photo)

He was given only six months to live. That was two years ago. Now, the stage-4 advanced, metastatic prostate cancer survivor is ready to celebrate. This Sunday, August 22, a victory party, which family and friends have turned into a benefit, will be held in honor of local businessman Harry “Chip”...

More than 400 vehicles and 700 people rode in the Kilkenny Fire Department ATV Ride Saturday, August 14. The picture above shows hundreds of vehicles at the Hideway in Lexington. (Submitted photo)

The annual Kilkenny Fire Department ATV Ride, which was held Saturday, August 14, had the biggest turnout in the history of the event. This is the fifth year the Kilkenny Fire Department has been in charge of the event. The ATV Run was started by the Kilkenny Park Committee a decade ago. A total of...
An inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has highlighted the need for a new police department building. During the regular council meeting on Monday, City Administrator Brian Heck reported on an OSHA inspection done in late July. While, he hasn’t received the final...
Minnwest Bank and Roundbank announced on Thursday, Aug. 12, the signing of an agreement to merge. Completion of the transaction, which is currently expected to occur by the end of 2021, is contingent upon regulatory approval. Roundbank, originally chartered in 1881, is part of the Claire Erickson...

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Generations Theatre Company took its cast from its summer production “Blame it on the Movies” on the road on Thursday, Aug. 12. The tour consisted of stops at Tradtions of Montgomery, Mala Strana Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Center and Praha Village, the senior apartment facility, both in New...

New Prague City Administrator Mike Johnson, left, is honored by Mayor Duane Jirik during the New Prague City Council’s Monday, Aug. 16, meeting. Johnson was presented with a plaque and a key to the city for his 13 years working as the city administrator. (Patrick Fisher photo)

The New Prague City Council honored City Administrator Mike Johnson during its Monday, Aug. 16, meeting. Johnson who has been the city administrator for 13 years is retiring on Friday, Aug. 20. The council unanimously approved a resolution recognizing Johnson for his work and presented him with a...

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By Den Gardner (NPGC Board Member) One-hundred years ago New Prague residents dreamed of a four-hole golf course in a new park planned for the city, along with tennis courts, a football field, playground and other amenities. That vision never materialized, but a seed had been planted. Ninety years...

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