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After nearly 60 years as a barber, Bob Hanek will close up his barber shop on Main Street in New Prague (Chuck Kajer photo)

Friday, Sept. 20, will mark the end of a career for Bob Hanek.   A barber since 1960 and the proprietor of Bob’s Barber Shop since 1972, Hanek will put down his clippers for the last time at his shop at 127 Main Street E, in front of Czecher’s Sports Bar.  The son of a barber. Bob’s dad - also...

Karen, left, and Ross Nelson of Nelson’s Apple Farms show off the Golden Apple Award they received from the Minnesota Apple Growers Association earlier this year. The award is given to those who have contributed to the Minnesota apple industry. Ross Nelson opened the apple orchard near Webster in 1974 and has had Karen helping him all that time. (Patrick Fisher photo)

 Nelson recognized with Golden Apple Award. Nelson’s Apple Farms is observing two accomplishments this year, as the apple orchard near Webster is celebrating 45 years in business and owner Ross Nelson was recognized by the Minnesota Apple Growers Association with the Golden Apple Award. The award...

New Prague’s Dani Friedges (3) attacks from the back row during a recent home game for the Trojan volleyball team. (Chuck Kajer photo)

The New Prague Trojan volleyball team swept Mankato East on Tuesday,Sept. 10, winning 25-13, 25-13, 25-18. "It was a good night forTrojan volleyball, with New Prague sweeping at all levelsof play," Coach Angie Andersen said. Sophia Andersen led theTrojans with 28 kills, with Dani Friedges adding...

Midfielder Sam McDougall brings the ball downfield during a recent New Prague home boys soccer game. (Chuck Kajer photo)

The New Prague Trojan boys soccer team won two of three matches last week, defeating Mound Westonka and Rochester Century. The Trojans also lost to Holy Family Catholic.  New Prague lost to Chaska 7-2 on Monday, Sept. 16. Details of that game will be in next week’s issue.  The Trojans return to...
The New Prague Trojan girls tennis team lost two matches last week, to Orono and Mankato East.  The Trojans are preparing to wrap up the regular season over the next week. They were scheduled to host Delano on Tuesday, Sept. 17, and will host Hutchinson on Thursday, Sept. 19. On Monday, Sept. 23,...
The Elko New Market City Council provided direction for city staff concerning proposed changes to its ordinance for snowmobiles, golf carts and other special vehicles. The Thursday, Sept. 12, meeting drew nine people, the majority who asked questions or commended city staff on their work on the...
It’s New Prague’s biggest annual event. The 35th Annual Dozinky Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, with Dozinky Cruise Night set for Friday, Sept. 20.                  The first Dozinky Festival wasn’t really a Dozinky Festival. In October, 1985, the New Prague Chamber and New Prague...
Leroy A. Reinke, age 82. Passed away Sept. 16, 2019. Born Feb. 24, 1937 in Helena Twp, Scott County, rural New Prague to Alvin and Hilda (Boettcher) Reinke. Confirmed on May 13, 1951 at Friedens Lutheran Church, rural New Prague. Married May 15th, 1960 to Elisabeth  E. Krause at St. Johns Lutheran...
William “Bill” Frank Proshek, age 86, of New Prague, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center in New Prague.  Bill is survived by his wife, Mary; sons Scott (Patty) of Shakopee; Todd (Mary Kay) of New Prague; Tom (Sandra Lynn-Proshek) of New Prague...

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