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Thomas L. Fahey, age 50 of rural New Prague, died at Methodist Hospital in Rochester on Friday, December 23, 2022 after a very short illness.  Memorial Mass will be on Thursday, December 29, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Union Hill.  Visitation will be at the Kolden Funeral Home...
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case of a deceased man found this morning, Friday, Dec. 23, around 8:45 a.m., near the northbound exit ramp from County Road 2 (260th Street East/Deuce Road) onto Interstate Highway 35 in New Market Township. “Our investigators will be working...
Because of severe weather and delivery complications, delivery of the Dec. 25 edition of The Extra for the Kilkenny and Le Center areas could be delayed until Tuesday, Dec. 27. The Extra will be available at newsstands in Montgomery and New Prague. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
New Prague High School’s boys basketball team split two games last week as the Trojans defeated St. Peter, 69-53, Tuesday, Dec. 13, and lost a close, 59- 52, game to Worthington, Saturday, Dec. 17. New Prague will host New Ulm tonight (Dec. 22) with a 7 p.m. game. The Trojans will then be at the...

Trojan Susie Dalsin competes on the vault. She placed second on the vault for New Prague. (John Mueller photo)

A weary New Prague High School gymnasts had to get through its Tuesday, Dec. 13, meet against Waconia. The Trojans tamed the Wildcats, 140.925 to 125.175 for a win. “These girls pushed through the meet being very tired and worn down with this being their third meet in seven days,” said New Prague...
A son, Auggie Thomas Lacey, was born to Joshua and Katie (Raker) Lacey of New Prague on Wednesday, December, 7, 2022 at Northfield Hospital. Auggie weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. Auggie is welcomed home by big brother Trent, age 4. Grandparents are Tom and Jill Raker of Arvilla...
A man walked through the new-fallen snow Christmas Eve 2004. The cemetery was quiet and the moonlight reflected brightly off the thick blanket of snow. There’s something different, perhaps contradictory about visiting the cemetery, the final resting place of loved ones, Christmas Eve. We brought...

Fifth-grader Graecyn Helmer used an old photo of buildings along the north side of Main Street in downtown New Prague to pattern the drawing she created for The New Prague Times’ annual Christmas edition. (John Mueller photo)

She likes to draw and appreciates the unique appearance of downtown New Prague. Graecyn Helmer combined those two interests into an impressive display of art and ability. The daughter of Michelle and Anthony Helmer, Graecyn, a fifth-grader at Falcon Ridge Elementary, submitted a unique pencil...

Tom and Jenn Wetschka of New Prague will be without their children this Christmas. Their youngest son and his wife, Ryan and Katie Wetschka, are in Germany. Ryan is a corporal in the U.S. Army. This will be Ryan’s first Christmas away from home. Jacob Wetschka and his girlfriend, Leah Wilcox, both live in Iowa. They hope to be in the Twin Cities for a holiday visit. (Photo courtesy Wetschka family)

They all knew the day would come when Ryan Wetschka would not be home with his family for Christmas. And while his family has accepted the reality of a son, a brother, a grandson and nephew serving his country in the United States Army, it doesn’t make the missing him any easier. Wetschka, the son...
Elizabeth D. “Betty” Tupy, age 66, of New Prague, died peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at her home at Praha Village.   True to Betty’s nature, she timed her death to occur in the window of an impending storm, between the falling snow and the high winds that...
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