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New Prague Police Chief Jim Gareis, left, with new Officer Andrew Hallberg and Mayor Chuck Nickolay after Hallberg was given the oath of office at the New Prague City Council’s Monday, June 3, meeting. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

The New Prague City Council welcomed a new police officer at its Monday, June 3, meeting. Mayor Chuck Nickolay administered the oath of office to Andrew Hallberg, who had successfully completed his field training. Police Chief Jim Gareis provided a brief history of Hallberg, stating that he had...
“There’s nothing to do! I’m bored.” With school out for the summer, the nearly 4,000 students in New Prague Area Schools and parochial schools are looking for ways to fill their time. After nine months of living a structured lifestyle - be in class at this time, eat lunch, go to recess, etc., the...
For many people around New Prague, they already know June is National Dairy Month. A time to bring awareness about dairy farmers and celebrate the vast assortment of foods that come from dairy, such as milk, cheese, ice cream, butter, custard, cottage cheese, cream cheese, yogurt and many others....

New Prague city crews and staff from Vic’s Crane & Heavy Haul Inc. move a new substation transformer into place along Columbus Avenue SE on Monday, June 3. The new transformer is expected to be up and running within a week and replaces one that had been in service since 1975. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

New Prague city crews and staff from Vic’s Crane & Heavy Haul Inc., were busy on Monday, June 3, along Columbus Avenue SE. Residents could see the huge crane brought in to lift the old substation transformer out and install a new transformer. City Utilities General Manager Bruce Reimers said...

Zack Morris ran the opening leg of the 4x800 relay for the Trojans. The foursome placed fifth at the Section 2AA meet. (Photo courtesy of Emily Everson)

The New Prague Trojan boys track and field team ended its season Friday, May 31, at the Section 2AA meet. While the Trojans did not advance any athletes to the state meet, Coach Nick Meyer said that the team had a strong showing on the Gustavus Adolphus College track. “We had one of our best team...

New Prague’s Evan Minar gets a hit for the Trojans during their loss to St. Cloud Saturday,
June 1, at the State Adapted Softball Tournament. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

Softball team fought hard in both of their games at last week’s state tournament, but came up short in both as they went 0-2 in the tournament at Chanhassen High School. The Trojans opened with a 9-4 loss to eventual tournament champion Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville and then lost 8-6 to St. Cloud...
Amanda Maruska, daughter of Paul and JoAnne Maruska, and Tony Lambrecht, son of Diane and Kyle Stoleson and Randy and Linda Lambrecht, were married Saturday, May 4, 2019, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague. Father Kevin Clinton officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony. Lectors were Molly O’...
Don and Rose Marie Hauer are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married June 6, 1959, at St. Wenceslaus Church in New Prague. The couple has lived their entire lives in the New Prague-Heidelberg area.
Ken and Linda Picka of New Prague will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 23, with an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. at the KC Hall in New Prague. Ken Picka and Linda Hartman were married June 21, 1969, at St. Benedict Catholic Church. All relatives and friends are welcome.

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