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Sylvia Turbett, age 80, of Gaylord passed away July 15, 2019, at The Lutheran Home of Belle Plaine in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. Memorial Service will be Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00 P.M. at the United Church of Christ in Gaylord with interment in Ferguson Cemetery, rural Norwood Young America,...

United in the fight against cancer, survivors took the first steps of the night. Some joined hands and cheered as they set out to complete the special Survivors' Lap.

Cancer survivors made the first lap at the 26th Annual Le Sueur County Relay for Life on Friday night, July 12, at the Le Sueur County Fairgrounds in Le Center. The event, which celebrates the fight against cancer, remembers those who lost their battle with cancer, and raises money for the American...
Violet Mae Patterson, age 85, of rural New Prague, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, July 12, 2019, at her home. Vi was born on March 12, 1934 in Freeborn County, MN to Harry and Rose (Rebelien) Fink. She graduated from Albert Lea High School and shortly after graduation,...
Ray Moran, age 98, died peacefully with his son at his side, on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center.  Ray was born on November 1, 1920 in New Prague to Amab F. and Emma (Blaha) Moran, Jr.  He graduated from New Prague High School, entered the US Navy and served in both WWII...

Father Eugene Theisen (Patrick Fisher photo)

On Monday, July 1, Father Eugene Theisen became the Parochial Administrator for the New Prague Area Catholic Community. He takes over for Father Kevin Clinton who recently retired. He explained that it is policy in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that when a priest is assigned to their...
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...

Taylor Ledwein qualified for her second US Women’s Amateur Championship by winning a qualifier at Woodhill Country Club in Wayzata Monday, July 8. (Submitted photo)

Carding a round of even par 71 at Woodhill Country Club Monday, New Prague’s Taylor Ledwein earned a share of medalist honors as well as a spot in the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship next month. A field of 50 golfers competed for five qualifying spots to this year’s national championship,...

New Prague’s James Fuerniss delivers a pitch during the Orioles’ 6-5 win over Shakopee Wednesday, July 3. (Chuck Kajer photo)

DRS season enters final two weekends With just two weekends remaining in the Dakota-Rice- Scott League regular season, the surging New Prague Orioles have won seven games in a row and have moved into the top four of the league standings. New Market continues to lead the league with an 18-1 record,...

Inductees into the Minnesota Valley Bowling Association Hall of Fame are, from left, Darin Pomije, Dee Pomije, Judy Otto, Earl “Fuzzy” Schultz, Cheryle Wilke, Pat Koepp, Bill Maczkowicz, Pat Mayerhofer, Robert “Pepper” Havlicek, Bert McGuiggan, Gloria Quance, Dan Mayerhofer and Shirley Hespenheide. (Submitted photo)

The Minnesota Valley Bowling Association held a Hall of Fame induction recently at the New Prague Knights of Columbus Hall. The association consists of bowlers from New Prague, Le Sueur, Belle Plaine, Montgomery and the surrounding area. The group meets periodically to honor those who have...

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