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Brian Spatenka of Waterville, left, received the 2018 Friend of the Fire Department Award from Waterville Fire Chief Chris Meskan.
Brian Spatenka of Waterville was honored with the 2018 Friend of the Fire Department Award during the Waterville Fire Dept. annual meeting March 19. According to Waterville Fire Chief Chris Meskan, during the recent flooding events the last few years, Spatenka has voluntarily worked side-by-side...
Contract negotiations are currently underway between Waterville-Elysian-Morristown School principals and the school district. Two of WEM’s three principals are working without current, signed employment contracts. High School Principal John Kaplan’s most up-todate employment contract with the...

Katie Kasendorf and Cole Erickson rehearse a scene from “Almost, Maine.” (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Area residents can travl to "Almost, Maine,” although it won’t require booking a flight or a long car drive as it is New Prague High School’s spring play. In nine brief vignettes audiences can explore friendship, love and loss at the high school auditorium, 221 12th St. NE, at 7:30 p.m. Friday,...
The New Prague City Council unanimously approved a resolution directing staff to proceed with a proposed Veteran’s Memorial Wall. The wall would be in Memorial Park, east of the New Prague Library. City Planning Director Ken Ondich explained the area reserved for the memorial would be 60 feet by 60...
Crews work to put up one of the new poles for light towers at the Memorial Park Baseball Stadium on Thursday, March 15. The poles were one of the last projects at the baseball stadium as it will be the site of the 2018 Minnesota Amateur Baseball State Tournament. (Photo courtesy of Glen Sticha)
Work on improving New Prague’s Memorial Park Baseball Stadium comes closer to an end. One of the last projects to prepare the field as a host site for the 2018 Minnesota Amateur Baseball State Tournament was the installation of new poles for light towers. Crews did the work on Thursday, March 15,...

Maggie O'Rourke was all ears and smiles for her photo with the Easter Bunny at the Morristown Commercial Club's Egg Scramble event. (Lisa Ingebrand Photo)
Hundreds of kids and their families participated in local egg hunt and Easter events on Saturday morning, March 31. The fun started in Elysian at 9 a.m. with the Lake Area Women's Easter Party, which was co-sponsored by the Willing Workers 4-H Club, and included live bunnies and many games. First...
The Montgomery National Golf Club will swing into spring under new ownership. Greg McKush of Prior Lake has purchased the 18-hole golf course from the Morgan family and is looking forward to greeting golfers when the weather warms.    "I like to be the first course open," stated McKush, who started...
Nolan Gossett, left, and Rhett Pauling were among the nearly 50 youngsters taking part in the New Prague Aquatic Center's Easter Egg Hunt Friday, March 30. The hunt was held in the recrational pool, with four different groups scheduled during the time. The Easter Bunny was also on hand to visit...
Students from Most Holy Redeemer re-enact the Seventh Station of the Cross on Wednesday, March 21 as part of the “Living Stations”. Pictured are (clockwise) Nate Leonard as Jesus, William Trcka, William Bulger and Tyler Kadrlik. (Wade Young Photo)
Members of Most Holy Redeemer School presented the “Living Stations” last week on Wednesday in the lead up to Easter Sunday on April 1. The Stations of the Cross retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. They have been prayed for centuries, allowing Christians who are unable to make a...
Raven Stream Elementary School students gather for a group photo to celebrate their completing the seventh annual Jump Rope For Heart program. The students raised $13,768 for the American Heart Association. (Photo courtesy of Jesse Bastyr)
The students at Raven Stream Elementary School in New Prague recently had an amazing two weeks of raising money for the American Heart Association (AHA). In fact, it was the highest amount the school has ever raised. Through the school’s participation in the Jump Rope For Heart (JRFH) program, the...

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