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A brief dedication ceremony was held Thursday, April 25, for Elko New Market’s new solar arrays. At the ceremony were, from left, Braden Solum of Ideal Energies LLC, Elko New Market Council member Kate Timmerman, Mayor Joe Julius and Assistant City Administrator Mark Nagel. The 86 solar arrays are mounted on the roof of the city’s Public Works building. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

The first of two solar energy projects in Elko New Market was dedicated the evening of Thursday, April 25. The city has been working with Ideal Energies LLC of Minneapolis on the projects. The first to be completed was the installation of 86 solar panels on the roof of the city’s Public Works...
On Monday, we will observe Memorial Day, a national holiday that honors those who died while serving in the US Armed Forces. Many communities, large and small, will hold some sort of observance. In New Prague, the Veterans Honor Guard will visit area cemeteries to pay their respects to deceased...
This week we are putting the finishing touches on our annual New Prague High School graduation section. Each year we work hard to include each member of the senior class, but invariably, some students choose not to participate. The Times has been producing this special section for 29 years, and I...

Trojan senior captain Zach Sirek hits a shot during a recent home match. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

On Tuesday, May 14, the New Prague Trojan tennis team played just their second home playoff match in the past 10 years. Seeded fourth in Section 2AA south, they faced off against No. 5 seed Hutchinson. “While New Prague beat Hutchinson earlier in the year, almost every match was close, and we knew...
Sunday’s rain washed out the entire six-game schedule in the Dakota-Rice-Scott Baseball league. Games that were postponed included Elko at Lonsdale, New Prague at Veseli, Montgomery at St. Benedict, Union Hill at New Market, Shakopee at Webster and Faribault at St. Patrick. The only makeup date...

Eagle View Elementary School fifth grade students perform a drum concert on Friday, May 10. The  students’ concert at the New Prague Area School in Elko New Market capped off a week where African drumming artist Christian Adeti shared the culture of his home in Ghana. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Students at Eagle View Elementary School in Elko New Market welcomed resident African drumming artist Christian Adeti. Christian was born and raised in Accra, Ghana of West Africa. He has been performing drumming, singing, and dancing internationally for the past 16 years. During the week of his...
New Prague jumped to a 10-2 lead and went on to defeat host Buffalo 16-7 to earn a spot in the MSHSL CI Adapted Softball Tournament. The tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, at Chanhassen High School. This is the sixth time the Trojans have advanced to the state...
The New Prague Trojan baseball team will begin the Section 1AAAA playoffs at 5 p.m. Friday, May 24, when they host Lakeville South at Memorial Stadium. New Prague received the No. 3 seed and South is the No. 6 seed in the eight-team double-elimination tournament. The Trojans completed their regular...
Talitha Rose Mueller, age 16 of South St. Paul, MN ended her years-long struggle with A-T (ataxia telangiectasia) on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Gillette Children’s Hospital. Talitha was born on October 9, 2002 in Shakopee, MN, to her mother, Laurie; her dad, Richard – both originally of New Prague;...

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