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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

Joe Allen of ScienceTellers educates a packed library of youth how to use their senses when observing science on Thursday, June 20. (Wade Young Photo)

Science experiments brought an intergalactic story to life for kids at the Montgomery Library last week. Through interactive storytelling and easy-to-understand science experiments, ScienceTellers, a national program, made learning fun for all ages on Thursday. It was part of the library’s Summer...

As part of the Praha Village grand opening a ribbon cutting ceremony was held with dignitaries from the City of New Prague, business leaders and leaders from the groups that built and those who run Praha Village. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Praha Village, New Prague’s new senior apartment complex, welcomed an estimated 300 to 400 people, or more, to its grand opening the afternoon of Thursday, June 13. The ceremony included a brief history of the complex, a ribbon cutting, tours, beverages and snacks as people looked through the 91...

Members of the New Prague Rotary Club, plus family, from left, Shannon Brusseau,
Cody Jacobson, Dan Jacobson, Emily Jacobson, Tonya Jacobson, Bob Hansen, Jessica Dohm and Luther Onken help move furniture from Hope House in New Prague on Tuesday, May 28. Hope House at 305 Columbus Ave. N in New Prague has served homeless families for five years. It is closing due to structural problems with the 1955 house. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

For five years Hope House at 305 Columbus Ave. N in New Prague has been a temporary residence for families that have been without a home. The 1955 house, across the street from Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague, provided a place for 72 families with 157 children to stay. Due to structural...
Elko New Market will be offering a lot of activities during its annual community celebration, Fire Rescue Days that will be held Thursday, June 27, to Sunday, June 30. Starting things off is a Free Family Fun Night at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) with the Fitness Boomers Obstacle Course, sponsored...

Anne Jans talks about kroje, the Czech ethnic dress, to 22 people during the Tuesday, June 11, meeting of the Czech Heritage Club in New Prague. Jans describes herself as more of an enthusiast than an expert on kroje as there is so much to learn. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

“I am not an expert, I describe myself as an enthusiast,” said Anne Jans during her presentation about kroje (Czech traditional ethnic dress) at the Tuesday, June 11, meeting of the Czech Heritage Club. Held in the second floor meeting room at New Prague City Hall, Jans had her collection of kroje...

Seventeen adoptees and their families gathered at The Village in Waterville to celebrate adoption, share their stories, and reunite. Lisa Ingebrand Photo

She grew up in an orphanage in eastern India and witnessed the adoption of many of her childhood friends. Their final destinations were unknown to her, but her memories of them never faded. Then, it was her turn. In 2012, Hardeep Kanne left Basundhara, an orphanage in Orissa, India. She was...

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