New Prague Times

It was the last day of school for the seniors at New Prague High School, and keeping with tradition, a group of seniors drove tractors to school on the final day. This included Tyler Lund, who drove a late 1950s John Deere that he said was purchased new by his great-grandfather.
The New Prague Trojan's Section 1AAAA baseball opener against Lakeville South, scheduled for Friday, May 24, has been postponed due to today's rain. The game has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Memorial Stadium in New Prague.
After a two-day delay due to rain, the New Prague Trojan softball team won two games Thursday, May 23, to remain unbeaten in the Section 1AAAA softball tournament. in the first game, Mia Kraimer had a three-run home run and Kennedy Buckman had two home runs as New Prague defeated Owatonna 13-1 in...

Captain Lesley Fierst

US Navy Captain Lesley Fierst will be the speaker at New Prague’s annual Memorial Day observance, to be held Monday, May 27, at Memorial Park. The observance includes cemetery visits, a parade from City Hall to Memorial Park, and a program at Memorial Park. The New Prague Veterans Honor Guard will...

A brief dedication ceremony was held Thursday, April 25, for Elko New Market’s new solar arrays. At the ceremony were, from left, Braden Solum of Ideal Energies LLC, Elko New Market Council member Kate Timmerman, Mayor Joe Julius and Assistant City Administrator Mark Nagel. The 86 solar arrays are mounted on the roof of the city’s Public Works building. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

The first of two solar energy projects in Elko New Market was dedicated the evening of Thursday, April 25. The city has been working with Ideal Energies LLC of Minneapolis on the projects. The first to be completed was the installation of 86 solar panels on the roof of the city’s Public Works...
On Monday, we will observe Memorial Day, a national holiday that honors those who died while serving in the US Armed Forces. Many communities, large and small, will hold some sort of observance. In New Prague, the Veterans Honor Guard will visit area cemeteries to pay their respects to deceased...
This week we are putting the finishing touches on our annual New Prague High School graduation section. Each year we work hard to include each member of the senior class, but invariably, some students choose not to participate. The Times has been producing this special section for 29 years, and I...

Trojan senior captain Zach Sirek hits a shot during a recent home match. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

On Tuesday, May 14, the New Prague Trojan tennis team played just their second home playoff match in the past 10 years. Seeded fourth in Section 2AA south, they faced off against No. 5 seed Hutchinson. “While New Prague beat Hutchinson earlier in the year, almost every match was close, and we knew...
Sunday’s rain washed out the entire six-game schedule in the Dakota-Rice-Scott Baseball league. Games that were postponed included Elko at Lonsdale, New Prague at Veseli, Montgomery at St. Benedict, Union Hill at New Market, Shakopee at Webster and Faribault at St. Patrick. The only makeup date...

Eagle View Elementary School fifth grade students perform a drum concert on Friday, May 10. The  students’ concert at the New Prague Area School in Elko New Market capped off a week where African drumming artist Christian Adeti shared the culture of his home in Ghana. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Students at Eagle View Elementary School in Elko New Market welcomed resident African drumming artist Christian Adeti. Christian was born and raised in Accra, Ghana of West Africa. He has been performing drumming, singing, and dancing internationally for the past 16 years. During the week of his...

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