New Prague Times

High winds took out a transformer jumper, causing a brief power outage in part of New Prague Sunday, Feb. 24. New Prague Utilities General Manager Bruce Reimers said the outage occurred around 12:30 p.m. and affected just a few customers in the area of First Ave. SE. Power was out between 45...
New Prague High School wrestler Nick Novak was the lone Trojan to qualify for the State Class AAA wrestling tournament March 1 and 2 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Novak lost in the championship match at 120 pounds, 4-2 to Ben Lunn of Shakopee, then defeated Theron Wendt of Lakeville South...
The New Prague Trojan girls basketball team received the No. 5 seed in the Section 1AAAA tournament, which begins play Wednesday, Feb. 27. New Prague (13-12) will travel to No. 4 seed Lakeville South (9-17) for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday. The Cougars defeated the Trojans 58-44 on December 20....
Despite orders from a Le Sueur County judge and a retired, court-ordered judge, the Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS), has not turned over all its records. A motion was filed on February 8, 2019, to have Le Sueur County Judge Mark Vandelist address the many missing documents and hear...
William “Bill” A. Pass, age 84, of Jordan, MN, entered eternal peace on February 20, 2019, at New Prague Mayo Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February 26, at 11 am, with a time of gathering 2-hours prior, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Jordan. Father Neil Bakker will...
Author Julia Cook was a special visitor to Eagle View Elementary School in Elko New Market on Thursday, Feb. 21. She visited all three of New Prague Area Schools’ elementary schools talking to students about the things they can learn and reading a few stories from the 90 books she has written....
It’s a 25-year tradition that feeds several hundred people in one night and helps feed many more throughout the year. The St. Wenceslaus Church Soup Kitchen group held its annual Soup supper Monday, Feb. 18, in the church basement. This year’s event served 316 guests, who enjoyed either chili,...
Last week, The Times used this space to talk about the efforts of local snowplow drivers. There is one other group of public employees who deserve accolades for their efforts during this snowy winter: School bus drivers. New Prague Area Schools has a fleet of 61 vehicles. That includes 24 large...
Last week’s story on the closing of the New Prague Shopko Hometown store drew a mixed reaction from many on social media. On the New Prague Happenings Facebook page, dozens of people lamented the loss of the store, with some adding that they feel sorry for the employees. However there were some who...
New Prague’s Emma Anderson glides to the basket during New Prague’s loss to Waconia Friday, Feb. 15. (Photo courtesy of Ellen Everson)
Despite a loss to Waconia last week, the New Prague Trojans are still in the hunt for a tie in the Wright County Conference East division, going into the final games of the season. Holy Family Catholic leads the conference with a 7-2 record. New Prague and Waconia are tied for second at 6-3....

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