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Red Rauschke, age 73, of New Prague, died peacefully in the loving presence of his family on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at his home.  Red was born on July 28, 1946 in Willmar, Minnesota to Leonard and Lorraine (Wondra) Rauschke.  He graduated from Montgomery High School and entered the US Army in...

The cast of New Prague High School’s fall musical “Once Upon a Mattress” take time for a group photo before their Sunday, Nov. 16, practice. Shows for the comedic version of the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” begin this Friday, Nov. 22, at the high school auditorium. (Patrick Fisher photo)

This Friday, Nov. 22, New Prague High School students begin their run of shows for the fall musical “Once Upon a Mattress.” A comedic take on the fairytale “The Princess and the Pea,” it includes incredible songs that are romantic, but also those that are hilarious. Performances will be over two...

Winners at Holy Cross Catholic School in the local competition of the International Lions Peace Poster contest were recently announced. From left are Veseli Lions Club President Jenny Malecha, seventh graders Lucy Havlicek, Jocelyn Simones, Charlotte Benolkin, and Veseli Lions Club Vice President John Kubes. (Photo courtesy of Cathy Mikel)

This fall Holy Cross Catholic School middle schoolers drew the month away creating their visions of what peace means. The students were competing in the International Lions Peace Poster contest sponsored locally by the Veseli Lions Club. This year’s theme was “Journey to Peace.” This is the first...

The Elko New Market Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner with some added fun of a murder mystery. The Murder Mystery Co. ran the program with Chamber members Kate Timmerman, Melissa Kreuser, Tim Sadusky, Josh Storlie, Todd Anderson, Tricia Timmons and Mario Frasson as the “suspects.” (Patrick Fisher photo)

The New Prague Times The Elko New Market Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner and meeting at the Firehouse Grille. There was a little twist this year. Besides holding elections and listing what were some highlights of the year, a murder mystery was included during the Monday, Nov. 18,...
As many of you know, The New Prague Times’ editor, Chuck Kajer, died unexpectedly last week. Chuck was at The Times for nine years and then left to work for Sun Newspapers in the Twin Cities metro area. Chuck eventually came back and he and I worked together for about 17 years. Our first meeting...
Matt and Diane Sirek of Webster will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. There will be an open house from 3-8 p.m. at the St. Patrick Social Hall, 24425 Old Hwy. 12 Blvd., Jordan. The couple was married November 22, 1969. No gifts please.
 A number of area teams have advanced to the 2019 Adapted Soccer State Tournament, which will start Friday, Nov. 22, and conclude the following day. Matches will be played at Stillwater Area High School. In the CI Division, White Bear Lake (10-0) will play Chaska/Chanhassen/Prior Lake/Shakopee (6-3...

Kianna Howard, #14, controls the puck down the ice. (Photo courtesy of Emily Everson)

Dodge County Dodge County scored three goals in the third period to defeat New Prague in the season opener for the Trojan girls hockey team. Both teams scored once in the first two periods before Dodge County knocked in the three goals in the final period. “I thought the nerves were out during our...
The DRS Baseball League held its Fall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Doublewide in Elko New Market, with all 13 teams represented. New managers were introduced for three teams. Tanner Graff is the new manager for Shakopee, Brent Goracke for St. Patrick and Mike Prochaska for Webster. Todd Klehn...
Arnie L. Tupy, age 86, of New Prague, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Mala Strana Care and Rehabilitation Center.  Arnie was born on October 10, 1933 in Lanesburgh Township, Le Sueur County to Wencel A. “Jim” and Mayme Rose (Turek) Tupy.  He attended St....

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