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Raven Stream Elementary School students gather for a group photo to celebrate their completing the seventh annual Jump Rope For Heart program. The students raised $13,768 for the American Heart Association. (Photo courtesy of Jesse Bastyr)
The students at Raven Stream Elementary School in New Prague recently had an amazing two weeks of raising money for the American Heart Association (AHA). In fact, it was the highest amount the school has ever raised. Through the school’s participation in the Jump Rope For Heart (JRFH) program, the...
The Elko New Market City Council discussed the concept design for a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Scott County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 2 and 91 (respectively Main Street and Natchez Avenue) at its Thursday, March 22, meeting. The consensus of the council was to endorse the current...
We are in the process of launching our newly-designed website this weekend for the New Prague Times, Montgomery Messenger, Waterville Lake Region Life and Elysian Enterprise. We hope you like the new look, new functions, new design, including the new mobile versions. We apologize if there are any...

Siblings Caroline, left, and Daniel Larson have fun playing a version of Easter bingo during the Easter for Kids at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 24. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

While the weather outside of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church may have been gray on Saturday, March 24, inside 21 children were providing their own color during the church’s ninth annual Easter for Kids. Diverse shades of green, red, blue, yellow and orange were being used to color Easter eggs...

Two New Prague High School gymnasts will compete Saturday, Feb. 24, in the State Class AA gymnastics meet at the Maturi Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota. Caitlyn Pint, left, and Tina Shimota placed fifth and third respectively in the vault at the Section 2AA meet at Lakeville South High School to earn a berth at the state meet. As a team, the Trojans placed fourth with a score of 140.95. Lakeville North, the defending state champions, placed first with a score of 150.05. Read more on Page 9. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

Tina Shimota and Caitlyn Pint will represent New Prague High School at the State Class AA Gymnastics meet Saturday, Feb. 24, at the University of Minnesota’s Maturi Sports Pavilion. The meet begins at 6 p.m. The two Trojan athletes qualified by placing fifth and third, respectively, in vault at the...
The crocheting members of The Sisterhood of Bag Ladies are pictured (left to right): Linda Ruhland, Gwen Beissel, Bonnie Bergquist (standing), Kay Keohen, Dorothy Kovarik (standing), and Sharon Horejsi. Not pictured: Shorty Dietz, Sue Mach, Cathy Herrmann, Mary Kotek, Kathy Segna, and Carol Freid. (Lisa Ingebrand Photo)
Every Monday morning at 9 a.m., a group, known as "The Sisterhood of Bag Ladies," meets at the Montgomery American Legion to turn plastic bags into mats for homeless people. The group has produced and distributed 360 six-foot by 2-1/2-foot bed rolls since July 2016, and now they need your help (...
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New Prague saw its best year in building permits in more than a decade, especially concerning single family home permits. In 2017 single family construction permits reached 56, nearly double of the 33 issued in 2016. The city also had 175 total housing units for the year, which is the highest total...

Father Kevin Clinton, center, offers a blessing the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 20, to the seventh and eighth grades students from St. Wenceslaus Catholic School participating in Cardboard Box City. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

The seventh and eighth grade students from St. Wenceslaus Catholic School had a chilly night Wednesday, Dec. 20, and going into the morning of Thursday, Dec. 21, as they slept in cardboard boxes with temperatures at 18 degrees Fahrenheit. The experience was part of Cardboard Box City, where...
Excellence in community, education and leadership.....this is what the ExCEL Award for high school juniors is all about. WEM happens to have two of those outstanding, well-rounded students who “ExCEL” in all three of these areas. Morgan Nusbaum and Jarod Pavek were nominated for the local honor by...

Erma Kohout (left) and Gladys Nickolay work on opening one of the Sharing Tree gifts. (Wade Young Photo)

Not a single tag was left hanging on the Montgomery Sharing Tree this year, which means local donors helped spread a lot of Christmas cheer! More than 100 people in the community received gifts from anonymous donors through the community’s Sharing Tree tradition this year, explained Karen Hiscox of...

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