Thanks for a thankless job

By Chuck Kajer

New Prague is losing two dedicated city council members in Duane Jirik and Jim Kratochvil. With a combined 20 years of experience serving on the council, their expertise and contributions will be missed by the city as it faces the challenges that are sure to face the city in 2009 and beyond.

With Kratochvil's background in construction and Jirik's background in law enforcement, each brought his own perspective to the council and both contributed in many ways.

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