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Gopher State Railway Museum member Jeff Braun, left, guides Shane Mahowald in operating the train at the museum. Shane and his family were able to ride the engine and then he was surprised as he was asked if he wanted to drive it down the track at the site. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Shane Mahowald and his parents Bob and Amy Mahowald were out at Gopher State Railway Museum, north of New Prague, on Saturday, Oct. 2, for Shane’s senior photos at Jordan High School. The family got a surprise in that members of the train museum made sure it was a day Shane wouldn’t forget. Shane,...

Mason is pictured with just a few of the surprises he received while at the hospital. (Caring Bridge Photo)

Most people in the stands at the Trojans’ homecoming football game could have probably named the quarterback who led the home team to victory. Even more could have probably named the newly crowned king and queen, but the majority of people in the stands—on both sides of the field—knew the name of a...
Allen L. Tikalsky, age 76, of New Prague, died peacefully with his family at his side on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at his home at Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living.  Allen was born on June 4, 1945 in New Prague to Henry and Lorraine E. (Hadac) Tikalsky.  He attended St....
Allen Tikalsky, age 76, of New Prague, died peacefully with his family at his side on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Mala Strana Assisted Living. Arrangements are pending.
Kurt M. Swaggert, age 33, died unexpectedly at his New Prague home on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Born on April 15, 1988, in Minneapolis to Patrick J. and Lynn (Tisdel) Swaggert, Kurt moved with his family to New Prague for the start of kindergarten. Kurt went on to graduate from New Prague High...
The New Prague Fire Department was a busy place the morning of Sunday, Oct. 3, as people came out for demonstrations, children’s activities and a pancake breakfast. Held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. people could get tours of the station, children enjoyed being able to explore the fire trucks and...
Georgean Kohoutek, age 89, of New Prague, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Traditions of Montgomery.  Georgean was born on January 26, 1932 at home to Alois J. and Lidwina (Steinhoff) Pauly.  She attended a small country school in Helena Township and New Prague High School.  When...
John C. Sheehan, age 67, of Chaska, died peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Hennepin County Medical Center.  John was born on July 27, 1954, in Waseca, MN to Edward F. and Lucille M. (Kreuser) Sheehan.  He grew up in New Prague, attended St. Wenceslaus School...
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