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John F. Bisek, age 91, of New Prague, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center.  John was born on May 11, 1927 in Helena Township, Scott County to Frank M. and Stephania (Mamer) Bisek.  He attended St. Wenceslaus Catholic School...
About 20 children and 20 area law enforcement officers gather at HillSpring Church on Wednesday, Dec. 12, after participating in the third annual Shop With a Cop at Shopko in New Prague. The Salvation Army, Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office, local schools and KCHK Radio assist with the program where...
The New Prague Chamber of Commerce has parted ways with Deb Kalousek, executive director for nearly five years, it was announced this week. Barb Skluzacek, chamber president, said the chamber’s executive board made the decision to “go in a different direction” last month. The change was effective...
The Le Sueur County Board of Commissioners approved an amended Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Plan during the regular Tuesday, Dec. 11 meeting. Environmental Resources Specialist Holly Kalbus presented the updated AIS Plan, which included a few minor changes. Kalbus said there are 128...
It’s not often a government body cuts taxes, but that’s what happened at Monday’s meeting of the New Prague Area School Board. Following its state-mandated Truth in Taxation hearing, the board approved a 2019 property tax levy of $13.37 million. That is a reduction of $56,299 from 2018, or 0.42...
A son, Logan Arnold Novak, was born to Matthew and Christina (Murphy) Novak of Belle Plaine on Sunday, Nov.11 2018 at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia. Logan weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Kevin and Janet Murphy of Elko, Barb Novak of New Prague and Mike and...
Elko New Market City Clerk Sandy Green, left, visits with interim Police Chief Craig Bell, Mayor Bob Crawford and city council member Dawn Seepersaud on Thursday, Dec. 6, during an open house for Green’s retirement. She is retiring on Friday, Dec. 14, after 19 years with the city. (Patrick Fisher Photo)
Elko New Market City Clerk Sandy Green was honored on Thursday, Dec. 6, for 19 years of service to the city. An open house was held that evening for Green, who is retiring this Friday, Dec. 14. During the Elko New Market City Council meeting later that evening she was presented a plaque by Mayor...
New Prague’s Colby Dunkel controls his opponent at 113 pounds during a win over Tri-City United Thursday, Dec. 6. (Chuck Kajer photo)
The New Prague Trojan wrestling team hosted a three-team meet last week and earned a sweep, defeating Rochester John Marshall and Tri-City United. The Trojans improved their season record to 5-2 and will compete in their first Wright County Conference dual of the season Thursday, Dec. 13, at...

New Prague’s Belle Clancy competed in the floor exercise during the Trojans win over Breck Thursday, Dec. 6. (Chuck Kajer photo)

The New Prague Trojan gymnastics team opened its season Thursday, Dec. 6, with a win over Breck. Score for the meet was 131.7- 126.275. New Prague used 12 different gymnasts in the meet. Top performer was Emmalyn Dickerson, who placed second in the all-around with a score of 32.7. Dickerson had the...
Three long-time New Prague Area School board members, left to right, Jerry Walerius, Sherry Brooks and Don Dvorak, were honored with a reception following the board’s Monday, Dec. 10 meeting. The three are stepping down, and Monday was their final meeting. (Chuck Kajer photo)
Monday’s meeting of the New Prague Area School Board was the final meeting for three long-time board members. Jerry Walerius and Don Dvorak served 13 years on the board and Sherry Brooks nine. All three chose not to run for reelection this year. Their seats will be taken by Mark Bartusek, Leo...

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