Time flies

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Chuck Kajer, The New Prague Times
It seems like it was not that long ago when snow covered the ground and we were longing for spring weather, so we could get outside and enjoy the outdoors.
OK, granted we had a late winter and had received 15 inches of snow in mid-April, so it was just a little more than three months ago, but my point is that we are now two-thirds of the way through the summer months… Not the actual calendar summer that started June 20, but what is widely considered the summer - that begins on Memorial day and ends on Labor Day.
If you go into the stores, you’ll find summer products on clearance and back-to-school products dominating the store displays. Heck, we’ve already begun working on our annual Back-to-School section (Look for it in our August 9 edition). In just a few weeks, students will be getting their schedules, bus assignments and teacher assignments. The first day of school is a month away (August 27) and the first high school football game is five weeks from tomorrow. (Our Fall Sports section will be in the August 30 edition of The Times).
It seems like we just got started with summer, and now it’s almost over.
But there is still time to enjoy the summer, and you needn’t go very far. Get out to Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park and enjoy a day on the beach, having a picnic and renting a canoe. Or just stay in town and visit the New Prague Municipal Pool, or go to Memorial Park and have a picnic.
Summer means festivals and fairs. Montgomery celebrates its annual Kolacky Days this weekend. A full slate of events is planned, highlighted by the Parade at noon on Sunday. Or check out the Scott County Fair, also going on this weekend, in Jordan.
Minnesota summers are short, but there is plenty to do. You just can’t wait too long to do it.
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As I mentioned earlier, we are working on our Back-to-School section and the Fall Sports Section is also coming up next month. We are also working on information on the August 14 Minnesota Primary Election, including candidate profiles for the Scott County Sheriff’s race, with four candidates on the ballot. The top two vote-getters in the primary will move on to the November general election. Look for a story in next week’s edition of The Times, and also look for coverage of local races throughout election season as we head toward the November general election. Statewide and Congressional races will get lots of attention, but there is no better place to stay informed on the local races than your local newspaper.

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