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Nicole Adams, high school principal at Le Sueur-Henderson, has been named principal at New Prague High School, pending school board approval at its meeting Monday, July 16.  According to New Prague Superintendent Tim Dittberner, Adams “has established herself as a highly effective educational...
Dennis Pomije of New Prague has found a new hobby for retirement. He makes recumbent bikes out of old bicycle parts in his backyard shop. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
Dennis Pomije likes to fix problems. Growing up on a farm, he learned a lot about fixing things. "If something broke down, my dad had to find a way to fix it," he said. The ability to fix things also came in handy as he worked as a builder and a painter, and later as owner of Strike Force Bowl....
Members of Friedens Church who attended the WELS teen rally at Bowling Green State University in Ohio were, left to right, Samuel Barnack, Heidi Jahn, Pastor Henry Koch, Maddilyn Holicky, Gabriella Meyer, Greta Steinhagen and Nathanael Koch. (Submitted Photo)
Six teens from Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Prague, along with Pastor Henry Koch, traveled to Bowling Green State University in Ohio for the 2018 WELS teen rally June 25-30. Teens and chaperones from Friedens and Trinity in Belle Plaine took minivans to Menomonie, WI, where they...
Lydia Schmitz, left, and Libby Olson practice a scene for the upcoming free performance that caps off StarStruck Performing Arts Camp. The show, StarStruck Storm, is 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the middle school auditorium. (Patrick Fisher Photo)
StarStruck Performing Arts Camp marks seven years this summer of offering fun and an assortment of the arts to children and teens. This week at New Prague Middle School, 80 campers ranging in age from 5 to 16 are participating in StarStruck Storm. They are learning songs and dances and are creating...

Spencer Syvertson of Paynesville won the 35th annual Elysian Rookie's Triathlon Championship Saturday, July 7. 

Specer Syvertson, a 22-year-old graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, who lives in Paynesville, claimed the title in the 35th annual Elysian Rookie's Triathlon Saturday, July 7. Competing in this event for the first time, Syvertson edged previous champions Brett Lovaas and Mike Cahill...
A growing number of Minnesota school districts are looking to the sun to stabilize their energy costs.   Tri-City United is the latest Minnesota school district to consider using solar power to save money. School board members are debating whether to join a nearby solar garden that could save the...
Rep. Bob Vogel (R-Elko New Market), left, and Sen. Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake) provide a rundown of this past state legislative session the morning of Monday, July 9, at New Prague City Hall. The city, the chamber of commerce and the New Prague Area School District hosted the event, where area...
The New Prague Chamber of Commerce, New Prague School District 721 and the City of New Prague will host a state legislative recap from 7:30-9 a.m. on Monday, July 9, in the second floor meeting room at New Prague City Hall, 118 Central Ave. N. Sen. Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake) and Rep. Bob...
When is a child old enough to stay home alone? It’s a question all parents eventually face. Unfortunately, there’s no magical age for parents to use as to when it is safe—and legal—to leave children home alone because all children mature at different rates, but there are guidelines. According to...
It was a sweet treat for more than 25 people who attended the Montgomery Historical Society’s Show and Tell on Thursday. It was held at, and about, Franke’s Bakery. (Wade Young Photo)
It was a sweet tour down memory lane for the latest show and tell for the Montgomery Historical Society. The journey started and ended at the famous Franke Bakery on Thursday, June 28 for the society’s bimonthly Show and Tell meeting. With more than 25 people along for the ride, Jean Franke, the...

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