Opinion

As many of you know, The New Prague Times’ editor, Chuck Kajer, died unexpectedly last week. Chuck was at The Times for nine years and then left to work for Sun Newspapers in the Twin Cities metro area. Chuck eventually came back and he and I worked together for about 17 years. Our first meeting...
In our democratic society last week, residents voted down a solution to solve the fire, ambulance and police departments’ building problems. With totals of 452 to 174, the $6.7 million decision was soundly defeated by Montgomery voters. I attended almost all of the public meetings, council work...
This weekend, most of the United States will try to remember the old adage, “Spring forward, fall back.” as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end. Twice each year, our internal clocks get rewired as we have to adjust to a slightly new sleep schedule. It’s going to get dark earlier in the evening and...
If you spend any time driving rural roads this time of year, you know it’s harvest time. Farmers can be found out in the fields at all hours of the day, racing the clock, putting in long hours to bring the crops in before snow arrives. Their plans are complicated by the whims of Mother Nature, who...
Halloween is “creeping around the corner,” according to a press release that came across my email this week. The holiday brings back a mixed variety of memories. My earliest Halloween memories are the costumes we had for trick-or-treating when I was young. My mom didn’t believe in going out and...
Last week’s snow brought attention to the fact that summer is definitely over.  Still, it doesn’t mean that winter is here. Fall weather is here in full force, and the crisp morning and evening air, along with the crackling of leaves underfoot and colorful canvases on the trees makes it a time of...
Motorists traveling on Minnesota roads this fall should be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. "Harvest season is ramping up across Minnesota and farmers need the highways to...
It’s October and we all know what that means. It’s a time when the trees really begin changing colors and for some farmers it’s the final stages of harvest season. It’s a time when some fields are golden with corn stalks or a bright orange with pumpkins. When you can come over a hill or around a...
New Prague’s Charles Borak Post 45 of the American Legion is celebrating its 100th anniversary Friday, Sept. 27, with a celebration at the Park Ballroom. The American Legion is an organization of U.S. war veterans that was formed in 1919 It was chartered on September 16, 1919, by the US Congress,...
It’s New Prague’s biggest annual event. The 35th Annual Dozinky Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, with Dozinky Cruise Night set for Friday, Sept. 20.                  The first Dozinky Festival wasn’t really a Dozinky Festival. In October, 1985, the New Prague Chamber and New Prague...

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