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Pete Schoenecker and his dad, Virgil, tend to this year’s harvest of corn on a beautiful fall afternoon under a sunny, bright blue sky. Pete is the fifth generation running the 84 acre family farm. Impressively, Virgil at age 92, still energetically makes the climb into the combine. As he states though, “It’s a lot easier coming down!” (Mark Slavik photo)

On a sunny, fall afternoon under a clear, blue sky, Virgil Schoenecker and his son, Pete, are busy harvesting corn from the fields on land that’s been in the family for generations. Pete rents the land from his dad now, carrying on the tradition of farming that started decades ago when his great-...

New Prague High School graduate Kristin Wornson will take part in an all-woman expedition to the Arctic Circle later this month. (Submitted photo)

Kristin Wornson, daughter of Dick and Cathy Wornson of New Prague, has been selected to be part of the Sedna Epic Expedition, an allwomen's team of scientists, explorers, educators, filmmakers, photographers, journalists and artists, that will take part in an expedition to the Arctic Circle. From...
A daughter, Helen Katherine Toenies, was born to Chris and Renee (Trnka) Toenies of Webster on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Northfield Hospital. Helen weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. Helen was welcomed home by big brother Charlie, age 2. Grandparents are Clarence and Margaret...
The Winter Sports Season at New Prague High School gets underway Tuesday, Nov. 12, when the Trojan girls hockey team hosts Dodge County in its season opener. Game time is 7:15 p.m. The team began practice on Monday, Oct. 28. The Trojans are coming off a 14-9-3 season under thirdyear Head Coach...

The Scott Le Sueur Waterfowlers will continue to offer the Kids Wood Duck Box Building day in February, along with other projects to promote wildlife. (File photo)

After 52 years, the Minnesota Waterfowl Association (MWA) decided to disband earlier this year. However, the 170 local members of the Scott-Le Sueur Chapter of the organization have elected to continue with their mission of working to maintain habitat for waterfowl hunting in the area. The chapter...
Susan Evelyn Sticha, age 99, of New Prague, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Mala Strana Care and Rehabilitation Center.  Susan was born on October 30, 1920 in New Market to Frank X. and Elizabeth (Thomas) Koppen.  Raised in the New Market area, she attended...
The New Prague area woke up to 1-2 inches of snow Wednesday, Nov. 6, the first measurable snowfall of the season. City snowplows were on the road for the first time this season, clearing the roads for motorists.
JoAnn Lorraine (Boer) Olson was born on March 24, 1947 in Chester, SD to parents William and Lorraine Boer.  She attended school on the campus of General Beadle State Teachers College and finished high school at Madison Central.  JoAnn attended one year of college before seeking employment at John...
Genevieve Terese Lepeska Rockwood died October 12 in Plano, TX. She was born February 22, 1928, in Lonsdale, MN, to Ludmilla (Schoenbauer) and John Lepeska. Genevieve “Gen” and her two brothers were raised by their maternal grandparents (Wenceslaus and Rose Schoenbauer) in New Prague, MN, following...
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