Opinion

As of this Thursday, Aug. 19, edition of The New Prague Times I have reached 22 years of being a reporter here in New Prague. The majority of my 27 years as a reporter has been here in this community that has become my home. There’s been a lot of stories and photos in that time. There’s also been a...
With the current temperatures hitting the high 80s and the 90s, plus almost jungle like humidity on several of those days, the old question “Hot enough for you?” has likely been asked. There’s also probably been the statement, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” Whichever it is, these are days...
It seems like this year’s Kolacky Days was two years in the making. After last year, it was nice to see people getting together and coming to our town for our fantastic festival. Yes, it was hot, but not oppressively so. I applaud the Montgomery Area Community Club (MACC) and its list of volunteers...
I was having an in-depth discussion with a long-lost friend of mine the other day. We were talking about goofy things which people probably scratch their head about for hours. He showed me a website which includes many of these wild realizations people have on buzzfeed.com Here are some of my...
Like anyone watching the work on Main Street progress by our front door, we at The Times sometimes have questions about why the work crews do things. Recently we wondered about the new roundabout and why there are metal “grates” in the areas for the crosswalk. I sent an email to John Voigt, Lead...
Are my kids the only ones who forgot how to act in public? It has been months since the COVID lockdown guidelines were lifted, but I still find myself having to retrain my offspring on the basics.  It’s baffling, frustrating, and a bit hilarious. Last weekend, my family of four ventured to Kohl’s...
The last couple of months have been like a breath of fresh air. Life after the pandemic seems like it’s getting back to normal. We have had some events with face-maskless (is that a word?) people and more are coming up! Music was filling Memorial Park the end of June. That music returns Thursday,...
One of the benefits of a small town is seeing people come together as a community to help others or work on a project. Over the years I have covered I don’t know how many fundraisers to help a family with medical needs or to help the community in general with such things as the food shelf. This...
Friday was a night of wrestling as I covered Under the Big Top 4, pro wrestling with local favorite Mitch Paradise. This wasn’t the first time I covered the event at the Doublewide Lounge in Elko New Market, but it was the first time that the action landed very close to me. In my lap to be specific...
Last week and this week are busy for news and other events. Paging through The Times people can see there was a visit by the Deputy Consul General of the Czech Republic in Chicago, the Home Run Derby, the Henderson Tractor Ride and there’s going to be festivals again after the pandemic put most on...

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