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Shirley A. Sticha, age 61, of Webster, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Shirley was born on September 25, 1957 in New Prague to William and Bernadine (Kubes) Svoboda. She attended St. Nicholas Parochial School and graduated...
Aidan McLoone and Samantha Kubes qualified for the State Class AA Girls Track and Field meet, which will be held Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8 at Hamline University. At the Section 2AA meet in St. Peter, Kubes won the shot put with a toss of 36 feet, 9 inches. McLoone placed second in the long...
Falcon Ridge Elementary School teacher Cindy McNab, left, received the Paul Flick Silver Apple Award from Roseann Flick, widow of former school administrator Paul Flick, during the New Prague Area Schools' Year-End Celebration Friday, May 31. McNab has not only taught in the same building -...
The New Prague Trojans had plenty of chances to score, but couldn't get the key hit they needed and lost to Farmington 5-0 in the Section 1AAAA softball championship game Thursday, May 30, in Austin. The Tigers scored one in the fourth and four in the fifth. This was the third time in four years...
Lawrence Gregory Vavra, 78, originally from Lonsdale MN, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Kennewick WA. Lawrence “Larry” was born on May 9, 1941 on the family farm called “The Brown Place,“ located on County Rd. 61 (also called Circle Lake Trail...
UPDATE - Driver Pronounced Dead The Hennepin County Medical Examiner is investigating the cause of death of Joshua David Bastyr, 34, who had a medical emergency while driving along Chalupsky Avenue SE in New Prague on Thursday, May 30. New Prague Police Chief Jim Gareis said that officers were...
Clarence J. Malecha, age 87 of Faribault, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 28, 2019.  Preceded in death by his infant son, Andrew J. Malecha and siblings, Elaine Graff and Alvin Malecha. Survived by his best friend and wife of 63 years, Virginia; children, Linda (Paul)...
On June 2, 1974 Father Kevin Clinton was ordained a priest at St. Paul Seminary, now 45 years later he will be holding his last Mass this Sunday, June 2, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague. Fr. Clinton grew up in Le Sueur County and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1966. He...

Attending the Thursday, May 23, groundbreaking ceremony for Braith Auto in New Prague are, from left, Zak Kvam of Braith Auto, City Building Official Chad Lunder, Tim Braith of Braith Auto, City Administrator Mike Johnson, City Planning Director Ken Ondich, Doreen and Howard Braith of Braith Auto, Market President Eric Krogman of First Bank & Trust, city council members Maggie Bass and Bruce Wolf, Mayor Chuck Nickolay, Pete Sletten of the city’s Economic Development Authority and Brent Quast, president of the EDA. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Braith Auto Repair and city officials held a ground breaking ceremony the morning of Thursday, May 23, in New Prague’s Industrial Park, just off of Highway 21. The ceremony was the latest step for the business, located outside of New Prague, to relocate into the community. Howard Braith, owner of...
The Minnesota Legislature finished its business for 2019 last week, with a special session that wrapped up Saturday morning, with all of the necessary budget bills passed and expected to be signed by Gov. Tim Walz. As noted on this page last week, while a special session was needed to complete the...

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