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Members of the New Prague Rotary Club, plus family, from left, Shannon Brusseau,
Cody Jacobson, Dan Jacobson, Emily Jacobson, Tonya Jacobson, Bob Hansen, Jessica Dohm and Luther Onken help move furniture from Hope House in New Prague on Tuesday, May 28. Hope House at 305 Columbus Ave. N in New Prague has served homeless families for five years. It is closing due to structural problems with the 1955 house. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

For five years Hope House at 305 Columbus Ave. N in New Prague has been a temporary residence for families that have been without a home. The 1955 house, across the street from Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague, provided a place for 72 families with 157 children to stay. Due to structural...
As has been reported in this paper and across the state over the past few months, the Minnesota Legislature passed a Hands-Free cellphone law that goes into effect on August 1, 2019. The new law allows a driver to use their cell phone to make calls, text, listen to music or podcasts and get...
When did we come to the belief that history should be a pretty subject or a comfortable one? On the flip side of that question, when did we decide that it should be all dark or that one aspect of a person should define who they are throughout history? When you really dig deep into history it can be...
A daughter, Bella May Puncochar, was born to Michael and Rachel (Rice) Puncochar of New Prague on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System, New Prague. Bella weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Bella was welcomed home by her older siblings Wyatt, age 5 and Evie, age...
Elko New Market will be offering a lot of activities during its annual community celebration, Fire Rescue Days that will be held Thursday, June 27, to Sunday, June 30. Starting things off is a Free Family Fun Night at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) with the Fitness Boomers Obstacle Course, sponsored...
New Market continues their dominance, sitting undefeated at 16-0 in DRS League play, holding a commanding 6 game lead on St. Patrick, the 2nd place team. St. Patrick holds a 0.5 game lead on the surging Montgomery Mallards, who are winners of 4-straight, and have settled into 3rd place in the...

Anne Jans talks about kroje, the Czech ethnic dress, to 22 people during the Tuesday, June 11, meeting of the Czech Heritage Club in New Prague. Jans describes herself as more of an enthusiast than an expert on kroje as there is so much to learn. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

“I am not an expert, I describe myself as an enthusiast,” said Anne Jans during her presentation about kroje (Czech traditional ethnic dress) at the Tuesday, June 11, meeting of the Czech Heritage Club. Held in the second floor meeting room at New Prague City Hall, Jans had her collection of kroje...
Danny (Dan) Lee Standfield, age 71, of New Prague, died on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at his home. Services will be in Farmersville, Texas. Danny was born on November 16, 1947 in Dallas, Texas to Lee Roy and Francie Marie (Kaufman) Standfield. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Woodcock on...
Allen W. Scharf, age 78, of New Prague, died peacefully, with his wife at his side, on Monday, June 17, 2019 at The Lodge on Natchez Ave.  Al was born on August 19, 1940 in New Prague to Wilmer and Elizabeth Ann (Davis) Scharf.  He attended New Prague High School and then began his lifelong work of...

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