October - 2004

October 7

The New Prague City Council heard a briefing about a proposed plat that calls for Lexington Avenue NE, which currently ends at Bohemia Street, to extend north, connecting with 12th Street NE...New Prague Police, in cooperation with the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, arrested two men Tuesday morning after executing a search warrant at a home on West Main Street...New Prague High School students Abigail Borchers and Sarah Knight were recently named as Commended Students in the 2005 National Merit Scholarship Program...Trojan cross country runner Ellie Stasney took first place at the Montgomery Fun Run on September 30.

October 14

At the request of coaches and parents within the program the New Prague Area School Board voted to dissolve the New Prague/ Montgomery-Lonsdale cooperative boys hockey team effective with the 2005-06 season...Public health services in Scott, Le Sueur and Rice counties are working to revise their influenza immunization clinics after learning that delivery of half the U.S. supply of flu vaccine has been cancelled due to contamination concerns...What began as a routine traffic stop by New Prague police on October 7, ended more than an hour later in Bloomington with the driver, Derek Thrun, of New Prague, shooting himself...The Trojan girls cross country team finished first and the boys team second in last week’s New Prague Invitational.

October 21

New Prague will select from two candidates, Jeff Drabant and incumbent Craig S. Sindelar, for a two-year term as mayor when they go to the polls November 2...Brothers Marty and Geoff Johnson of New Prague each spent time serving overseas this past summer; Marty with the U.S. Army in Iraq and Geoff with a mission group in Kenya...A two-vehicle crash south of New Prague turned into a chase that ended with the arrest of an armed individual by the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s office...Three Trojan tennis players, Megan Kubes, and doubles team Teresa Higgins and Tanya Halloran, advanced beyond subsections in 2AA tennis.

October 28

The final open house for the New Prague Park Referendum was held a week before residents will vote on the proposed $3.5 million project...Rapid growth has put New Prague’s wastewater treatment facility close to its capacity, meaning the city must decide whether to build a new plant or make major renovations to the current one...Union Pacific recently completed improvements necessary to increase the speed of its trains from 10 to 30 miles per hour from Jordan to Montgomery, travelling through New Prague...Paula Vlasak, of Kilkenny, recently bowled a 300 game at Strike Force Bowl in New Prague.

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