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Praha Village residents held a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association on December 13, where they raised $1,623.75. The Bake & Craft Sale was the first one the residents held for the Alzheimer’s Association. (Submitted photo)

Residents of Praha Village, New Prague’s senior apartment complex, held a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, bringing in $1,623.75. The residents held a Bake & Craft Sale on December 13 that was open to the residents and their families. It was the first year that the residents held the...
National American Legion Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford, center, addresses an audience of 130 people on Wednesday, Feb. 19, during his visit to New Prague American Legion Post 45. A dinner and program was held for Commander Oxford, who was visiting several American Legion Posts in Minnesota. For...
A youth from Lonsdale, and junior at TCU High School, died in a single-vehicle accident due to icy roads on February 18. According to TCU Superintendent Teri Preisler through a school-notification, Blake Asher died at the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Le Sueur County Road 28, east of County...
Due to a lack of a quorum, the New Prague City Council meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 18) has been cancelled. For the council to meet it needs at least three of its five members to be present. The agenda, which included public comment on the renewal of the Ambulance Service...
More than 340 people showed up to warm up at the 26th annual Soup Supper at St. Wenceslaus Church on Monday, Feb. 17. The all you can eat supper had three delectable choices for the evening, chili, vegetable beef soup and chicken noodle soup, plus homemade breads, cookies and bars. The proceeds...
Guests at the annual 4-H Valentine’s Dance enjoy line dancing on Friday, Feb. 14. The dance at Falcon Ridge Elementary School in New Prague is held for adults with developmental disabilities. There were 60 guests from area communities who had a fun time on the dance floor, with games, crafts and...

Alex Ahlbrecht, 3, who is known locally as the “Heart Warrior,” is at home in Waterville recovering after an extensive heart and pulmonary surgery in California. (Photo courtesy of Ahlbrechts)

Waterville’s little Heart Warrior is breathing easier this Valentine’s Day. Three-year-old Alex Ahlbrecht, son of Craig and Stephanie Ahlbrecht, recently returned from a three-week stay at Standford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California, where he underwent an intricate open-...
A Waterville man faces a second-degree felony assault charge for allegedly driving on a sidewalk, nearly striking a pedestrian. Clint Weston Sellers, 24, was charged in Le Sueur County Court for the alleged assault that occurred near the Corner Bar in Waterville, early Monday morning, Feb. 3....

Members of the Montgomery Fire Department who participated in the Fight for Air Stair Climb of Minnesota are (front, from left) Kenny Pavek, Sean Benz, Joe Anderson (back) Rick Sembauer, Bryan Ehlers, Isaac Schugel Dave Gaul, and Travis Rose. (Submitted photo)

The Montgomery Fire Department raised more than $1,400 for the American Lung Association (ALA) over the weekend. Eight members from the department participated in the ALA’s Fight for Air Climb in Minneapolis. Participating were Fire Chief Kenny Pavek, Sean Benz, Joe Anderson, Rick Sembauer, Bryan...

Ben Schoenbauer and Jennie Kotzenmacher of St. Paul credit their New Prague friends and family--as well as fate--with bringing them together twice, ultimately launching their love story. The couple is pictured with their children, Ben (5), Luke (3), and Jack (1). (Photo courtesy of Jeannie Kotzenmacher)

This love story starts in the halls of New Prague Middle School back in 1993 when a boy and a girl first crossed paths, as seventh graders. Jennie Kotzenmacher was the new girl in school with long red hair. Ben Schoenbauer stood at an impressive 6-foot, 2-inches tall. That’s pretty much all they...

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