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Flavian H. Weiers, age 91, of Union Hill, died peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at his home. He was born May 12, 1927, in Derrynane Township, Le Sueur County to Henry E. and Cecelia A. (Wolf) Weiers. He attended school at Union Hill and entered the US Army in 1950, was discharged in 1952, and...
Descendants of Felix Kolars and Barbara Simmer, who were married at St. Wenceslaus Church in New Prague in 1890, visited the city on Friday, May 28, to look for their roots. Their grandparents moved to  St. Paul and the six siblings were raised in the St. Louis, MO, area, and are now scattered...
Falcon Ridge Elementary School fourth grader Brody Hutton, center, almost made it to the next round of the fourth grade class’ egg drop contest. The annual spring event at the New Prague school has students use science to make devices that will allow eggs to survive drops from continuing further...
Page 2 of this week’s newspaper features a salute to the police and emergency medical service providers whose job it is to keep the people of the New Prague area safe. May 13-19 is National Police Week, a week in which Americans are asked to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law...
Those who have been reading my columns in the paper know that my life has been turned a bit upside down over the past few months, between moving and then having two funerals all within a six-week span. As these, and other life’s incidents have taken more of my time than usual, my time in the...
A daughter, Autumn Lois Jindra, was born to Brian and Ann (Hoffer) Jindra of New Prague on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee. Autumn weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Gary and Connie Hoffer, Adrian and Greg Jindra and the...
The Minnesota DNR has recorded at least five bear sightings in Le Sueur, Scott and Dakota counties since
May 1, 2018. (Screenshot of MN DNR Bear Tracking Website)
A lone bear was spotted walking in a field south of Montgomery, near the intersection of Highway 99 and County Road 3, on May 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR Wildlife Resource Biologist Andrew Tri, who is one of two bear research specialists in the state, spoke to...
Shakopee and St. Patrick each won two games this week to stay undefeated in Dakota-Rice-Scott Baseball League play. The Coyotes defeated Prior Lake and Lonsdale to go to 4-0, while the Irish topped Union Hill and Montgomery and are 3-0 in the league standings through May 13. New Market (3-1) and...
Dr. Dave Bruzek, left, Dr. Thomas Borak, John Chromy, Dave Timmons and Paul Busch discuss plans for a rededication ceremony of the Charles Borak Post 45 American Legion in New Prague. Busch is the Commander of the American Legion Post. Thomas Borak is a nephew of Charles Borak, soldier from New Prague who was killed in 1918 during World War, and for whome the post is dedicated. (Patrick Fisher photo)
New Prague’s American Legion Post 45 commander met with family members of the late Charles Borak the morning of Thursday, May 10, to discuss a proposed rededication ceremony to be held possibly in September or October. Legion Commander Paul Busch met with Dr. Thomas Borak, a relative of Charles...

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