Opinion

On Monday, Sept. 2, we celebrate Labor Day. Typically considered the end of the summer recreation season, most people don’t put much thought into the holiday and its history and meaning. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor...
I was at a recent author visit at the library, Peg Meier, who said, “Everybody has a story.” That is appropriate in that August marks my 20th anniversary of working at The New Prague Times and in that time I have covered many people’s stories. The vast number of stories have covered a wide range of...
This week’s issue of The New Prague Times features our Back to School Section. The section includes messages from principals and administrators from area schools, talking about all the new and exciting things going on. New Prague schools - not just the public school system, but St. Wenceslaus and...

Four students from Europe stopped by The New Prague Times office last week, looking for information on the community’s Czech heritage and also some Czech food. Pictured are, left to right, Richard Sramek and Zaneta Paskerova, from the Czech Republic, Dennis Dvorak of the New Prague Historical Society, who volunteered to give them a tour of the community, and Valeriia Podolian and Oleksandr Borovskyi, both from Ukraine, who are studying in Prague, in the Czech Republic. The four are working at Valleyfair in Shakopee during the summer.

New Prague had some visitors from the Czech Republic on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Four university students who are spending the summer working at Valleyfair were in town, hoping to find signs of the community’s Czech heritage and perhaps some Czech food. They stopped by The New Prague Times office, hoping...
Years ago, a sheriff in rural Minnesota often lived and worked in the same building. He was in charge of the jail, and usually lived on-site with his family. His wife would be in charge of feeding prisoners and he was really on duty 24-7. The current Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office, where Sheriff...
New Prague has a lot to offer, and next week’s Czech Out New Prague event will showcase just that. The event, to be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Memorial Park, will feature more than 50 different businesses and organizations. Area residents are welcome to come to this free event and see...
With more than 20 Democrats vieing for the party’s presidential nomination, the 2020 presidential race is already getting plenty of press. While there are a few front-runners, there is no clear-cut favorite and it’s anyone’s guess who will, a year from now, be the party’s nominee. Regardless, we’d...
Next week, Tuesday, July 16, marks the beginning of County Fair season in the area. The Rice County Fair begins its six-day run in Faribault. The Scott County Fair will be held a week later, starting Wednesday, July 24, for five days in Jordan, and the Le Sueur County Fair will be held three weeks...
Next Tuesday, July 16, there will be several celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins’ launch from the Kennedy Space Center and their successful journey to the moon, landing on it and traveling back to Earth. I was only one year old...
The spring activities season at New Prague High School came to an end last week, and what an end it was. On Thursday, June 20, the Trojan baseball team competed for the Minnesota State High School League Class AAAA championship - eventually losing to East Ridge 7-2. The team played in front of a...

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