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Our hearts are heavy today as we report that our Managing Editor, Chuck Kajer, passed away suddenly last night. We will miss our “teammate” at The Times… his wit, his thoughtfulness and his amazing ability to recall sports trivia! We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during...
Evelyn Emma Salaba, age 94, of Lonsdale, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home in Faribault. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday,...
New Prague High School student athletes, from left, Sophia Andersen, Emily Russo, Luke Tupy, Will Busch and Kennedy Buckman signed letters of intent during a Wednesday, Nov. 13, ceremony in the high school’s commons area. Family, friends, coaches and teammates attended the ceremony. Buckman will be...
Kenneth M. Skok, age 76, of Kenyon, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Allina Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN.  Ken was born on July 22, 1943 in New Prague to Albert J. and Florence M. (Dahlberg) Skok.  He attended New Prague High School and then entered a lifetime of...
Ominous charcoal gray smoke and blazing orange flames rose from behind the trees bordering the New Prague Compost Site along Columbus Ave. N early Tuesday morning, Nov. 12. The fire was a controlled burn, with city crews burning and clearing the piles that had accumulated from city residents during...
Andrea Means Lehman, right, talks about honoring and remembering veterans during New Prague High School’s Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11. She is the widow of Marine Lance Corporal Dale Means and talked about his career and how all local veterans need to be honored. For more see an...

Pete Schoenecker and his dad, Virgil, tend to this year’s harvest of corn on a beautiful fall afternoon under a sunny, bright blue sky. Pete is the fifth generation running the 84 acre family farm. Impressively, Virgil at age 92, still energetically makes the climb into the combine. As he states though, “It’s a lot easier coming down!” (Mark Slavik photo)

On a sunny, fall afternoon under a clear, blue sky, Virgil Schoenecker and his son, Pete, are busy harvesting corn from the fields on land that’s been in the family for generations. Pete rents the land from his dad now, carrying on the tradition of farming that started decades ago when his great-...

New Prague High School graduate Kristin Wornson will take part in an all-woman expedition to the Arctic Circle later this month. (Submitted photo)

Kristin Wornson, daughter of Dick and Cathy Wornson of New Prague, has been selected to be part of the Sedna Epic Expedition, an allwomen's team of scientists, explorers, educators, filmmakers, photographers, journalists and artists, that will take part in an expedition to the Arctic Circle. From...

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