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Hockey coach's supporters, critics speak at school board meeting
Chuck Kajer, Managing Editor
A full house showed up for the open-forum portion of the New Prague Area School Board meeting Monday, March 24, to express their views regarding boys hockey coach John Barger.
Barger was told by high school principal Tom Doig on March 13 that he was recommending Barger's contract not be renewed for next season. The 27-year veteran coach was hired last September and led the team to a 20-7 record.
A number of people asked to speak. Acting board chair Jerry Walerius limited the open forum to three people on each side of the issue.