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The photos and memorabilia belonged to the late LeRoy Henry Kline, who served in the Korean War in the Navy. The articles are part of an exhibit at the New Prague Library sponsored by the New Prague Area Historical Society and the family of Kline. (Patrick Fisher photo)

The New Prague Area Historical Society currently has two exhibits at the New Prague Library, 400 Main St. E. One is about 4-H Clubs, the other touches on the Korean War with memorabilia such as banners, books and prizes concerning 4-H and, for the Korean War, photos and articles collected by the...
Maria J. “Mary” Vesters, age 92, of Kenyon, died on July 1, 2019 at 3 Links Care Center in Northfield.  Maria Jacoba Van der Kleij was born on June 19, 1927 in Voorburg, Holland to Joannes and Petronella Van der Kleij. Mary was married January 31, 1948 to Gerardus “Gerry” Vesters, and in the summer...
Joseph William Connolly, 74, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019, at his home in Le Center surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be held Friday, July 5 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Le Center. Funeral service will...
Kathleen E. Bruzelius, age 77, of New Prague, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, July 1, 2019, surrounded by her husband and family, some near and some far—but all dear. Kathleen was born on April 22, 1942 in San Rafael, CA to Edward and Helen (Truelson) Mullin.  She graduated from Talent High...
Agnes Gill, of St. Thomas, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the age of 91. She was surrounded by her loving family as she transitioned to heaven to be with her beloved husband Alois.    Agnes was born in Maple Lake on November 29, 1927 to John and Clara (Klanke) Callahan. She attended Le...
Elgin W. Skluzacek, age 78, of Kandiyohi, passed away May 31, 2019 after a brief, unfair fight with cancer. Preceded in death by parents William and Mary (Sticha) Skluzacek of New Prague , sister Ethel Jacobson, and son William F. Skluzacek. Survived by wife Patricia; sons Guy (June) Skluzacek...
Thursday, July 4, is celebrated as the birthday of the United States, and many area communities will be celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and other festivities. In the immediate area, New Prague, Lonsdale and Veseli will hold their traditional fireworks displays, as will other communities...

Officer John Madigan is retiring on Friday, June 28, after 27 years as a police officer, 21 of those years with the New Prague Police Department. (Patrick Fischer Photo)

This Friday, June 28, will be the final day that New Prague Police Officer John Madigan will be on duty as he is retiring after a total of 27 years in law enforcement. For 21 years of that career, Officer Madigan has served in New Prague, with 15 years as the School Resource Officer. Officer...
The spring activities season at New Prague High School came to an end last week, and what an end it was. On Thursday, June 20, the Trojan baseball team competed for the Minnesota State High School League Class AAAA championship - eventually losing to East Ridge 7-2. The team played in front of a...
The New Prague High School Class of 1989 will celebrate its 30th reunion at the Fishtale Bar and Grill on Saturday, July 20. Classmates who would like more information can contact Rose (Kubes) Simones by email at roses@bevcomm. net.

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