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A group of roughly 20 students from New Prague High School gather around the flagpole around 1 p.m. on Monday, April 19. The group joined other students across Minnesota who walked out in solidarity against racial injustice. The students at New Prague and other schools talked about the fatal...
Morristown native Paula (Schwichtenberg) Meskan has been named the CEO of River’s Edge Hospital and Clinic in St. Peter. The 1987 Morristown High School grad earned her four-year Bachelor of Nursing Degree from the College of St. Catherine. “I took my first job at the Faribault Regional Treatment...
If you need a building permit, looking for assistance with your business or want to build a new subdivision, you’ll want to see the City of Montgomery’s new Planner and Economic Development Specialist. Joshua Mankowski started his position on March 16, taking over part of the role held by Leah...
Progress this Week of 4/12/2021: On Monday, the 1st utility crew broke ground and began construction of the main line sanitary sewer starting at 2nd Avenue NW (by Wells Fargo), and by the end of the week will have made it the 3 blocks to Central Avenue. Their goal is to get ahead of the 2nd utility...
As of Thursday, April 15, the City of New Prague announced it is allowing the one story “rear” portion of Downtown Sound at 104 Main St. E to reopen. This is the portion that is marked internally in the building – essentially all the rear portion except the north 12-feet closest to the two story...

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The WEM Speech team competed in the Section 2A North Sub-Subsection Meet on Tuesday, April 5th. Five of the girls will be moving on to Section 2A meet on Friday, April 16th. Paige Atherton and Kiri Kerekes placed second in Dramatic Duo. Alex Heuss took second place in Great Speeches. Emma McGraw...
A settlement was approved between the City of Waterville and MacQueen Equipment of St. Paul for a purchase made by the city which, once delivered, was not what they had initially ordered. MacQueen delivered an off-colored fire truck to the Waterville Fire Department last year and the city debated...

Roland Ceplecha spent a few hours this past Saturday powder blasting the Settler’s Log Cabin in Memorial Park. Submitted Photo

The restoration of the Settler’s Log Cabin in Memorial Park, Montgomery, continued over the weekend. Roland Ceplecha spent a few hours Saturday powder blasting the cabin. Ceplecha owns Kaderlik Well Drilling and Service, and he volunteered his equipment and labor for the job. Prior to the powder...
The Rice County Master Gardener volunteers are hosting their annual Arbor Day tree and shrub giveaway on Friday, April 30, at the Rice County Fairgrounds in Faribault. The giveaway will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m., while supplies last. The giveaway will take place as a drive-through, minimal...

Mark Trempe of the Post Office moves the mailbox along Main Street to its new location along First Avenue SE on the south side of the entrance to the alley. The box was moved due to the reconstruction of Main Street. Trempe grew up in New Prague and his late father was Richard Trempe.

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(This is the first in a series about changes that New Prague’s Main Street businesses are dealing with due to the reconstruction of Main Street.) Businesses on New Prague’s Main Street will be dealing with changes due to the reconstruction of the street and the placing of new infrastructure...

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