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Brian Lee Efta, 64, of Jordan, passed away surrounded by family on September 25, 2023 after dealing with years of failing health.  Brian was born on December 21, 1958 in Shakopee, MN to Jerry and Joan Efta. He grew up in St. Patrick and attended New Prague Area Schools.  Brian worked doing masonry...
Joan Monica (Simon) Zuk, age 90, of Fridley, MN, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2023 at home with family. Joan was born December 31, 1932. Joan grew up in New Prague, MN, went to nursing school at St. Mary's Hospital and graduated in 1953. She married Carl Zuk in 1958 (65 years!) She was...
New Prague High School’s cross-country runners are continuing to hone their skills in preparation for the big meets late in the season. After hosting its lone home meet of the season Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, the Trojans will be at Owatonna Thursday, Oct. 5, 4 p.m., and...
The occasional meeting of the Get The Heck Off My Lawn Society will now come to order. Today’s agenda includes a rant on how a business uses technology to serve more people efficiently, while at the same time telling those not ready to embrace a certain level of technology, sorry, this is the way...

Community Homeowner Outreach Manager at Habitat for Humanity Holly Schoettler, left, talks with new homeowner Brittney LaVigne, while her children, Robbie and Aubrie, get comfortable in the gift of new blankets during the Habitat for Humanity home dedication Wednesday, Sept. 20, in New Prague. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Exciting and stressful were two words used to describe the work on New Prague’s ninth Habitat for Humanity house. Habitat for Humanity South Central Minnesota out of Mankato and the New Prague branch of the organization held a home dedication ceremony for Brittney LaVigne and her family Wednesday,...

Randy (left) and Ron Busch will retire this week after starting Busch Bros. Machining in 1987. They brought the company from Northfield to New Prague’s new industrial park in 1987. (John Mueller photo)

They started in leased space in Lonsdale, two brothers working hard to build a company they could be proud to carry the family name. Nearly 40 years later, they are easing into retirement, deservedly proud of the machining company and jobs they created. This week, Ron and Randy Busch will end their...
Glen J. Schoenbauer, age 86, of New Prague, died peacefully with his family at his side on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at his home.  Glen was born on April 25, 1937, on the family farm in Helena Township to Joseph B. and Rose L. (Tuma) Schoenbauer.  He graduated from St. Wenceslaus Parochial School...
Motorists from New Prague, Montgomery and the area who use use Highway 21 through Jordan, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today the Highway 21 and County Road 66/Sawmill Road roundabout in Jordan will fully open at 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29. Crews began building the $3.06...
Charles E. "Chuck" Slavik, age 82, of Tucson, AZ, and formerly of New Prague, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023.  Chuck was born May 17, 1941, in Saint Paul, MN to Stanley and Catherine “Kay” (Schloesser) Slavik. Chuck graduated from New Prague High School and soon after entered the US...
Angela Mary Brewer, "Rainbow Woman", age 67, of Jordan, MN, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her family. Angela was born in Shakopee, MN, on July 24, 1956, the daughter of Richard "Butch" and Carol (Wermerskirchen) Majerus. She was very loving, caring and always...
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