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A person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Le Sueur County Road 3 just north of Le Sueur County Road 29 in Lanesburgh Township this afternoon, Thursday, May 9, around 3 p.m. Le Sueur County Sheriff's deputies and troopers from the Minnesota State Patrol are investigating the crash. The name of...

Tina Kreger (front center) took up taekwondo after seeing it helped her son, Orion (back left) deal with unexpected variables in his day. She is now a fourth-degree black belt and teaches three classes a week in New Prague. Orion lives with autism spectrum disorder. He works in food service at Mala Strana Assisted Living and Rehabilitation Center in New Prague.

Like most any mom, Tina Kreger wanted the best for her three children. She wanted her sons and daughter to be comfortable participating in activities and to be accepted by their peers. For her son, Orion, that presented a unique challenge she willingly embraced. When he was 2½-years-old, Orion,...
The New Prague City Council approved a bid from Central Ag LLC to install a fence for a dog park on the north side of town. Central Ag LLC had the lowest of two bids at $23,844. The council approved the bid 4-0, with Mayor Duane Jirik absent. The city has been considering the park for a year or...
New Prague School Board members will consider proposed settlements with several unions representing over 200 employees during a special meeting Monday, May 13. The 6 p.m. meeting is an addition to the board’s previously established schedule. A work session will follow the completion of the special...
The rain on Saturday morning, May 4, stopped just in time for the start of the 5K race as part of Run New Prague. Starting at the intersection of First Street SW and Main Street in New Prague the race drew 135 participants. It was the 39th and final Run New Prague. It also had a kids color fun run...

The Rev. Kevin Clinton is enjoying a less-hectic lifestyle these days at his geodesic dome house south of New Prague. He’s working on supporting a hermitage where people slow down and appreciate a more relaxed and reflective pace of life. Sunday, May 5, he’ll celebrate his 50th anniversary as a priest and his 75th birthday.

Emotionally, spiritually and chronologically, the Rev. Kevin Clinton seems to be comfortable where he is as he looks back over 75 years, 50 spent as an ordained Catholic priest. And now, he wants to take the time to slow down, to reflect and help people do the same in their lives. He’s comfortable...
New Prague’s citywide cleanup day this year is a three-day opportunity for waste disposal. Because of the inability to align the busy calendars of three groups hauling away materials, the annual waste disposal event is divided into three days depending on the items people want to trash. Saturday,...

Last year’s Run New Prague 5K drew over 120 runners to Memorial Park for the start/finish line. This year’s run is the final installment of Run New Prague, said Brooke Sticha, the New Prague Area Chamber of Commerce’s executive director. (File photo)

When hundreds of people begin a 5K run Saturday, May 4, they’ll be among the final runners who cross the finish line in the 39th installment of the popular event. The 5K race will begin at 10:30 a.m. on W Main Street in New Prague. Runners can register at Central Ave North (Central Plaza) with the...
The cast of "The Enchanted Bookshop."

Jarrod Schoenecker photo

The cast of “The Enchanted Bookshop” play, from the left, in the front row are Weston Dietz, Sam Tiegen, Aubrey Kuchinski, Royce Fitzgerald, Harper Brockway, Alice Harmeier, Zoe Lien-Garcia, Nora Christensen, Cailyn Meadows and Leo Kukacka; and in the back row are Kaelyn Barta, Vincent Carpenter, Everleigh Moen, Myla Harmon, Johanna Zasoski, Lila Wallskog, Carolyn Houn, Kayla Hunt, Gavin Danielson, Lincoln Mecus and Paul Sexton. 

“The Enchanted Bookshop,” by Todd Wallinger, will have performances at the high school’s performing arts center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3. A well-rehearsed cast of 4th through 6th grade children are ready to make the bookstore characters of Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Dorothy...
Montgomery Mayor Thomas Eisert speaks at the State of the Community.

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Montgomery Mayor Thomas Eisert speaks at the State of the Community.

“We talked about putting together an event like this,” Montgomery Community Foundation Chair Mick McGuire explained in his opening comments to a small crowd at Hilltop Hall on Saturday morning. “Everybody has a State of the Union, State of State, State of the City programs. Our thought was to do a...

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