New Prague Times

“Johnny,” a 1,040-pound boar raised at Widmer Pork in New Prague, is on display at the Minnesota State Fair as the state’s largest boar for 2018. (Photo courtesy of Widmer Pork)
Each year, the Minnesota State Fair features the state’s biggest boar, and this year, the prized pig has ties to Le Sueur County. “Johnny,” a pig raised at Widmer Pork in the Heidelberg- New Prague area, topped the scales at 1,040 pounds and was featured first at the Le Sueur County Fair in Le...
The New Prague Area School Board got an update on the high school roofing project and approved a plan to have a licensed therapy dog available at Falcon Ridge Elementary School during its meeting Monday, Aug. 27. Roofing project Superintendent Tim Dittberner went over a report from Building and...
August is nearly done and for me the month marks when I began working for The New Prague Times 19 years ago. I was 31 years old and in my first month at The Times I was part of two sections, the previews for New Prague High School’s fall sports and Dozinky, the city’s Czech harvest festival. Add to...
A daughter, Braelyn Kae Hoppert, was born to Thomas and Kim (Chlan) Hoppert of Elko New Market on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Northfield Hospital. Braelyn weighed 8 pounds and was 20-1/2 inches long. Braelyn was welcomed home by big sister Brynlee, age 4. Grandparents are Rich and Darcy Chlan of...
New Prague’s Zach Clark gets a big lead for New Prague during the team’s 3-0 win over Hanska Sunday, Aug. 26. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
Three of four Dakota-Rice- Scott baseball teams won their second round games at the State Class C Amateur Baseball Tournament Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25 and 26, in New Prague and Shakopee. St. Patrick played on Saturday in Shakopee and lost 4- 3 to Red Wing. The other three teams, playing...
New Prague diver Lauren Kitner shows off her form during New Prague’s season-opening meet against Mankato East Thursday, Aug. 23. (Photo courtesy of Robb Luckow)
The New Prague Trojan girls swim and dive team opened its season Thursday, Aug. 23, with a meet at Mankato East. The host Cougars claimed a 98-88 victory in the meet, but Coach Tracy Torgerson said there were plenty of New Prague highlights. “It was phenomenal to watch our young seventh and eighth...
It took a while to get going, but the New Prague Trojan volleyball team got on track in the second set and scored an impressive win in its season opener Thursday, Aug. 23, with a four-set win over the defending State Class A Champions Mayer Lutheran. The Trojans followed with a sweep of Faribault...
Raven Stream Elementary School principal Pat Pribyl, center, gets hugs from his students on their first day back to school the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 29. Parents were taking photos of their children heading back to school and providing some last minute advice as teachers greeted the students...
Richard L. Deutsch, age 86, of New Prague, died peacefully, in the presence of his loving family on Monday, August 27, 2018 at his home.  Richard was born on May 17, 1932 in Helena Township, Scott County to John and Marie “Mary” (Wampach) Deutsch.  He attended St. Benedict Parochial School and...

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