New Prague Times

For more than 24 years I’ve been covering the news in New Prague. There’s been the good and the bad and plenty of events. There’s been events where friends and neighbors gather to help someone in town. This weekend, I was at the grand march for New Prague High School’s prom. This coming weekend, I...

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...
Devin Michael Efta, age 26, of Le Center, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.  Devin was born on June 11, 1997, in Shakopee, to Lee and Trisha (Slavik) Efta.  He grew up in New Prague, graduating from New Prague High School.  He was currently employed as a landscaper, which...
Ellie Dahl Rutherford, age 88, of Prior Lake, MN, passed away April 28, 2024, at McKenna Crossing in Prior Lake. A celebration of life for Ellie and husband Robert Rutherford will be on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, with a gathering from 10:30-11:45 a.m., at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Prior...
MVEC remains grounded amidst industry changes   Jordan, Minn. – While the energy sector is facing many changes in the coming years, Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative’s focus will always remain on putting members first and the unique needs of the co-op’s service area in 2024. Addressing these...
Vernon S. “Chub” Ebnet, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.  Chub was born on January 27, 1922, in Albany, MN, to Michael and Mayme (Griedel) Ebnet.  He graduated from Albany High School, received his Bachelor of Science Degree from St. John’s University, and his Masters from...
Joann “Joanie” Hattie Skluzacek, age 80, of Montgomery, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 25, 2024. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 11...
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