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Students at Falcon Ridge Elementary School on Friday, May 18, welcome and congratulate past students of the school who will be graduating from New Prague High School this Friday, May 25. High School students went back to their former elementary schools for a “Senior Stroll” to meet up with old teachers or to share memories. See more in the special section, saluting the Class of 2018 in this week’s edition of The Times. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

New Prague High School will hold its annual commencement exercises Friday, May 25, beginning at 7 p.m. The ceremony is scheduled to be held at Trojan Stadium, south of the high school, along 12th Street NE, weather permitting. There are 306 students scheduled to receive their diplomas. New Prague...
Heather Tietz, Community Relations Officer at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague, makes a presentation during the hospital’s Community Stakeholder Breakfast Thursday, May 17. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
Approximately 45 people from New Prague and other area communities attended the annual Stakeholder’s Breakfast at the Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague’s Jameen Mape room to learn what is happening at the local health care facility. Among those speaking were Dr. James Hebl, vice president of...

Emily Stiernagle, left, and Elijah Bass, were named the WEM Class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian.

A total of 44 seniors will graduate Friday, May 25 at WEM High School. Emily Stiernagle is the valedictorian and Elijah Bass is the salutatorian. A total of 19 students were named honor students. For more on the graduation ceremony, the Class of 2018, and the top students, check out the May 25...

Waseca County Sheriff Brad Milbrath, left, presented Tim Kinniry with a Medal of Valor Award May 15.

Waseca County Jail Administrator Tim Kinniry received an honor Tuesday, May 15 from Waseca County Sheriff Brad Milbrath. Kinniry was one of eight county employees who were cited for efforts above and beyond the call of duty. Kinniry was awarded the Medal of Valor for his work during a January 17,...

Rice County Veterans Service Officer Tracy McBroom will be this year’s Memorial Day speaker.

Memorial Day, which will be observed on Monday, May 28, commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States.    Around the country, many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day, and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.  ...

Four young women will participate in the 2018 Miss Morristown Pageant on May 30. Contestants are pictured (left to right): Heather Thompson, Iszabela Kalis, Alexis Morsching, and Ellenor Whitney. Photo courtesy of Sarah James

The 33rd Annual Morristown Dam Days Celebration will begin with the coronation of Miss Morristown 2018 on Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. in the Morristown Community Center, 402 Division Street South. Four young ladies, Heather Thompson, Ellenor Whitney, Alexis Morsching, and Iszabela Kalis, will vie...

Larry Ahlman will oversee the 2018 Morristown Dam Days Celebration as the grand marshal.   Submitted Photo

Larry Ahlman, a life-long resident of Morristown, has been named the 2018 Dam Days Grand Marshal.    Pick up a copy of the March 31, 2018, LIFE or Enterprise to read more. 
Descendants of Felix Kolars and Barbara Simmer, who were married at St. Wenceslaus Church in New Prague in 1890, visited the city on Friday, May 28, to look for their roots. Their grandparents moved to  St. Paul and the six siblings were raised in the St. Louis, MO, area, and are now scattered...
Falcon Ridge Elementary School fourth grader Brody Hutton, center, almost made it to the next round of the fourth grade class’ egg drop contest. The annual spring event at the New Prague school has students use science to make devices that will allow eggs to survive drops from continuing further...

Elementary students from across the Tri-City United School District oogled and awed over the baby animals at the TCU FFA Baby Animal Day on Wednesday, May 16. (Wade Young Photo)

It was hard to determine who enjoyed Baby Animal Day more - the students or the baby animals.   Puppies, kittens, kids, chicks and other baby animals received plenty of holding and attention at the annual Baby Animal Day on a beautiful spring day, May 16. It was held in the district’s former Ag...

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