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Guests at the annual 4-H Valentine’s Dance enjoy line dancing on Friday, Feb. 14. The dance at Falcon Ridge Elementary School in New Prague is held for adults with developmental disabilities. There were 60 guests from area communities who had a fun time on the dance floor, with games, crafts and...
Steven A. Flynn, 45 of Green Isle entered eternal life on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at his home in Green Isle, Minnesota, with his family by his side. On August 1, 1974, Steven was born the son of John and Carol (McCollum) Flynn.  He grew up on the family farm in Green Isle and graduated from...

Ben Schoenbauer and Jennie Kotzenmacher of St. Paul credit their New Prague friends and family--as well as fate--with bringing them together twice, ultimately launching their love story. The couple is pictured with their children, Ben (5), Luke (3), and Jack (1). (Photo courtesy of Jeannie Kotzenmacher)

This love story starts in the halls of New Prague Middle School back in 1993 when a boy and a girl first crossed paths, as seventh graders. Jennie Kotzenmacher was the new girl in school with long red hair. Ben Schoenbauer stood at an impressive 6-foot, 2-inches tall. That’s pretty much all they...

There was plenty of excitement from Cub Scouts of New Prague Pack 323 during their Pinewood Derby on Saturday, Feb. 8, in St. Wenceslaus Church’s Parish Activity Center. The derby was open to all Cub Scouts and their family members. (Patrick Fisher photo)

New Prague’s Cub Scouts of Pack 323 had a lot of exciting fun on Saturday, Feb. 8, as they held their annual Pinewood Derby at St. Wenceslaus Church’s Parish Activity Center. This year’s races of 52 wooden cars, built by the Cub Scouts, was a record number of entries for the annual event. “It went...
This Tuesday, Feb. 18, New Prague area residents can provide input into what ambulance service will provide aid to the community and the region around town. This time of public comment will be held at New Prague City Hall at 6 p.m. Another option for those who wish to be heard, you can send...
 On Tuesday, Feb. 4, State Representative Bob Vogel, R-Elko New Market, announced he will not be seeking re-election for a fourth term to the Minnesota House of Representatives. Vogel has represented House District 20A since being first elected in 2014. “I never dreamed growing up in New Market,...

New Prague senior forward Nate Picka heads towards the Mound Westonka end of the rink during a 4-2 Trojan win Friday, Feb. 7. (Jay Schneider photo)

The New Prague boys hockey team scored three goals in a span of 70 seconds in a 4-2 win over Mound Westonka Friday, Feb. 7. After the two teams battled to a scoreless first period, the Trojans scored goals at the 4:43, 5:03, and 5:53 mark of the second period. Jake Lee scored his team-leading 15th...
It took one of the top teams in the state to end the double digit winning streak of the New Prague girls basketball team. St. Michael-Albertville, ranked 7th in Class AAAA, defeated the Trojans, rated 18th in Class AAAA, 66-63 Saturday, Feb. 8. The loss snapped a 10 game Trojan winning streak. The...

New Prague senior guard Mitch Callahan (1) played solid defense against Hutchinson guard Billy Marquardt during a 54-50 loss Friday, Feb. 7. (Jay Schneider photo)

A huge second half comeback came up just short Friday, Feb. 7 for the New Prague basketball team. The Trojans trailed 30-19 at halftime and fell behind by as many as 18 points before pulling to within three against Hutchinson. The Tigers held on, defeating the Trojans, 54-50 in a Wright County East...

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