November - 2004

November 4

New Prague voters went to the polls in record numbers Tuesday, and returned Mayor Craig S. Sindelar to office by a surprisingly narrow margin...More than 63 percent of the voters said “no” to the park referendum...Wells Fargo has named Sherry Valley as community banking president in New Prague effective November 15...The top-seeded New Prague Trojans had trouble moving the football and lost to Hutchinson, 7-0 in the Section 6AAAA semifinal game.

November 11

Fifty years ago this month, 11 young, New Prague area men joined the Naval Air Reserve: Harold Borak, Charles Chromy, Stephen Doyle, Gilbert Hartmann, Fritz Hertaus, Tom Jensen, Wallace (Bill) Miller, Donald Pexa, Robert Proshek, Don Simek and Marty Timmons...The neighboring communities of Elko and New Market began examining the possibility of merging their two cities with a joint meeting of their city councils on October 28...New Prague Area Schools has announced a series of four community meetings that will be held in anticipation of the December 14 bond referendum...In their first game since last year’s state championship loss to Benilde-St. Margaret’s, the New Prague Trojan girls hockey team upended Mound-Westonka 5-3 Saturday.

November 18

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty visited New Prague Friday, broadcasting his weekly radio show from Schumacher’s Hotel and Restaurant...At its November 15 meeting the New Prague City Council accepted the resignations of Scott Proshek and Rob Giesen, general manager and assistant manager of the New Prague Golf Club...New Prague High School will begin the run of its fall musical, “Honk!” on Friday...New Prague High School senior diver Heidi Kick, a member of the Montgomery-Lonsdale/New Prague swimming and diving team, has qualified for the state meet next week.

November 25

Michael Zimanske, a 13-year-old needing a kidney transplant, received a life-saving kidney from his aunt, Marilyn Phelps...After nearly three months of discussion, the planning and zoning commission approved a compromise solution on the layout of Lexington Avenue N, in the preliminary plat for the Heritage Estates 11 subdivision...Area senior citizens Hilda Bruzek, Estellene Bastyr, Olive Cemensky, Anne Juni and Ed Sticha were interviewed by author Jerry Abraham for his book, “Voices From Minnesota”...The Trojan girls hockey team upped its record to 4-1 with a pair of wins.

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