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The Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) recently recognized TCU's Assistant Principal Jeff Eppen.

Tri-City United High School Assistant Principal Jeff Eppen has been named Southwest Assistant Principal of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). Eppen is one of eight Assistant Principals in the state to receive this honor. Assistant Principals Kelli...

The 2019 Miss Elysian and Princes of the Lakes Royalty, front row, left to right: Payton James, Princess of the Lakes Breanna Muellerleile, and Jacelynn Mulder. Back row, left to right: Alexis Schatz, Miss Elysian Sophia Alladin, and Akalie Molitor.

Sophia Alladin, daughter of Chad and Molly Alladin, was crowned Miss Elysian 2019 Tuesday, July 2 as part of the Elysian 4th of July celebration. Attendants are Akalie Molitor (1st attendant) and Alexis Schatz (2nd attendant). Breanna Muellerleile, daughter of Jason and Sara Muellerleile, was...

Four-year-old Reece Pieper, granddaughter of Ray and Bridget Pieper, happily demonstrates how a calf sucks on fingers. (Lisa Ingebrand Photo)

A herd of hundreds (of people) visited the Pieper family farm in rural New Prague on Saturday, June 29, as part of Rice County American Dairy Association's free Day On the Farm event. Visitors were treated to a free lunch, milk shakes, kids' games, and tours of the approximately 890-head dairy farm...
About 650 people attended “Under the Big Top 3,” a pro wrestling card held outside the Doublewide in Elko New Market. The event, promoted by Mitch Paradise (New Prague’s Dan Michel) featured six matches. Besides Paradise, other wrestlers of note included Mr. Anderson, a former WWE wrestler who now...

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...

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