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The photos and memorabilia belonged to the late LeRoy Henry Kline, who served in the Korean War in the Navy. The articles are part of an exhibit at the New Prague Library sponsored by the New Prague Area Historical Society and the family of Kline. (Patrick Fisher photo)

The New Prague Area Historical Society currently has two exhibits at the New Prague Library, 400 Main St. E. One is about 4-H Clubs, the other touches on the Korean War with memorabilia such as banners, books and prizes concerning 4-H and, for the Korean War, photos and articles collected by the...

Hunter Kleeberger

An 18-year-old male faces two felony charges for allegedly shooting a man with a BB gun during a drive-by on Main Street, Waterville, in the early morning hours of June 30. According to court documents, Hunter Storm Kleeberger, 18, who does not have a permanent address, shot a man twice in the arm...

Dr. Mark Brahs opened his dental office on First Street, Montgomery, on October 1, 1976. He had one customer that day, a lady with a broken tooth.

Local dentist Dr. Mark Brahs, who has provided dental care in Montgomery for 43 years, has hung up his tooth explorer tool and mouth mirror and is settling into retirement. “I was fortunate to have a good career,” stated Brahs, who officially retired on May 30. “I’ve had the privilege of seeing...
Thursday, July 4, is celebrated as the birthday of the United States, and many area communities will be celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and other festivities. In the immediate area, New Prague, Lonsdale and Veseli will hold their traditional fireworks displays, as will other communities...

Officer John Madigan is retiring on Friday, June 28, after 27 years as a police officer, 21 of those years with the New Prague Police Department. (Patrick Fischer Photo)

This Friday, June 28, will be the final day that New Prague Police Officer John Madigan will be on duty as he is retiring after a total of 27 years in law enforcement. For 21 years of that career, Officer Madigan has served in New Prague, with 15 years as the School Resource Officer. Officer...

Deacon Bob Wagner, left, with his wife Ruth, is retiring this weekend after 42 years of ministry. He was ordained a permanent deacon in September 1994. (Submitted photo)

For Deacon Bob Wagner a new chapter in his life will begin on July 1, as that is when his retirement begins after 42 years of ministry. "I began my church ministry on August 31, 1977," said Deacon Wagner. He said he found out that date when he was filling out paperwork. "I was applying for...
UPDATE: 6/27 11:05am - phones are back up. Currently (6/27 10:15am) our phone lines are down. Bevcomm is working on the issue. Thank you for your patience.
Patrick Goggins of New Prague has been appointed a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District by Governor Tim Walz. Goggins will be replacing the Honorable Martha Simonett and will be chambered at Le Center in Le Sueur County. “I am honored to appoint Patrick Goggins as a...

Patti and Jim Mladek were announced as this year’s Kolacky Days Grand Marshals at the Montgomery Area Community Club Meet and Greet on Monday. They are pictured with royalty (from left) First Princess Lizzie Trnka, Queen Rianna Doyle, Second Princess Maggie Trnka and Miss Congeniality Kailey Mach. (Wade Young Photo)

Jim and Patti Mladek are going to see a lot more of Kolacky Days this year. They were bestowed the honor of being named Grand Marshals at the Montgomery Area Community Club’s Meet and Greet Monday. The couple is no stranger to volunteering. Before they were introduced to a crowd that packed the...
Archdiocese Rural Life Mass at Dick and Mary Jo Hruby Farm south of New Prague

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