New Prague Times

Next week, over 4,000 New Prague Area School District students will return to their classrooms for the start of the 2023-2024 academic year. With any luck, it will be a good, really good, school year. The school district has spent the year working to make this school year the best year possible. It...

Crews had removed the two fuel tanks at the former Crawford’s Standard Services in downtown New Prague by Monday afternoon, Aug. 14. One tank was able to hold 10,000 gallons and the second tank could hold 8,000 gallons. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Between Monday, Aug. 14, through Wednesday, Aug. 16, a crew was busy removing two fuel tanks, pipes and other items from the former Crawford’s Standard Service, at the southwest corner of the intersection of New Prague’s E Main Street and SE First Avenue. “The tanks have to be out of the ground...

Matthew Stensrud, left, and Allie Meyer will be co-directing New Prague High School’s fall musical. The two decided they wanted to co-direct the production when the school was looking for a director. Auditions for students will be in early September. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Allie Meyer and Matthew Stensrud were recently chosen to be co-directors for New Prague High School’s fall musical. The two wanted to co-direct the upcoming production as they both have the experience and can coordinate together. “I heard there was an opening for director, so I went to Matt and I...
Agnes Mary Machacek Kratochvil, age 100, passed away peacefully on August 25th.   Agnes was born in 1923 to Josephine (Pumper) and Frank Machacek on the family farm in Wheatland Township, Rice County. She joined her older sister Elsie (Bisek) and was later joined by siblings Bernice (Zelenka) and...
LeRoy Herbert Geiger, 85, with his family by his side, passed away peacefully on the morning of August 25th, 2023. As a man loved by his family and one who valued and respected his many friends, his absence is profoundly felt by all those blessed to have known him. LeRoy was born on December 27th,...
The latest round of results from the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) given last spring in reading, math and science show New Prague students are well above the state average yet down slightly in one of the three subject areas. Results from the MCAs given last spring show 60.5 percent of...
Please join us for a Celebration of Life for Darlene Pelcl, Saturday, September 2, 2023 from 1-4. Come share a meal and memories in Darlene’s honor at the Lake Front Bar & Grill, 35032 Clear Lake Lane, Le Center MN 56057.
A grassfire in a small area along the 2600 block of Redwing Avenue in Helena Township required the services of New Prague firefighters to be contained this afternoon. Around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug . 23, firefighters were called to the site after a brushfire spread to a grassy area in a slough,...
Loren Robert Pumper, age 61 of New Prague, MN passed away surrounded by his loving family on August 19, 2023. Loren lived his life with hope, selflessness, and passion, while being an inspirational husband and father. He so cherished his friendships and time with family, always wanting everyone to...
Ivan Simon, front, caught a prize of orange sunglasses at one of the games during the Veseli Ho-Down Sunday, Aug. 20. Held at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Veseli the festival had a large turnout of people who showed up for music, food and fun. The weather cooperated as temperatures were in...
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