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Mary Lucille Jirak, age 93, of New Prague, died peacefully surrounded by family on January 29, 2023, at MCHS Hospital, Mankato.  Mary was born on May 20, 1929 at St. Thomas in Derrynane Township, Le Sueur County, Minnesota to Richard J. and Nora E. (Sullivan) Shaughnessy.  She graduated from Le...
Daniel H. “Danny” Tietz, age 85, of New Prague, Minnesota died peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2023, surrounded by family at Mayo Clinic Hospital in New Prague.  Danny was born February 21, 1937 in New Prague, Minnesota to Adolph A. and Ethel (Scharf) Tietz. He attended New Prague Public School...
Susan K. Kriha, age 57, of New Prague, passed away suddenly at her home Sunday, January 29, 2023.  Sue was born February 24, 1965 in New Prague to Leonard F. and Mary Lou (Blasnitz) Kriha.  Growing up in New Prague, Sue graduated from New Prague High School, and Mankato State College.  She worked...
New Prague High School seniors chose their king and queen candidates Tuesday, Jan. 24. Queen candidates are (left to right, back row) Madison Tupy, Lizzie Wieskus, Peyton Plaisance, Kenzie O’Brien, Claire Baribeau, Evie Zack, Lohla Yarolimek, Abi Bartusek; (front row) king candidates are John...

Members of New Prague’s varsity jazz group, from left, Charli Hruby, Abby Hankinson, Ella Gjerde, Lauren Spiess, Carly Wiener and Katie Kotek perform at New Prague High School’s invitational Saturday, Jan. 21. Varsity jazz won their portion of the invite. (Patrick Fisher photo)

New Prague High School’s dance team won its own invitational Saturday, Jan. 21, as both the varsity jazz and varsity high kick groups placed first in their events. New Prague will next be at the Mounds View High School competition Saturday, Jan. 28. “It was exciting, well deserved. The girls worked...
When two similarly matched teams put their best swimmers against one another, the results can often be quite close. Thus was the case when New Prague and St. Louis Park met in a dual meet Thursday, Jan. 19, with the Orioles winning 97-86. “They have a couple of big dogs and we have a couple of big...

Ray Parker flipped the puck by the Owatonna goalie early in the Trojans’ season-opening win Jan. 23 in New Prague. Parker was one of seven New Prague players to score goals against the Huskies. (John Mueller photo)

If being a defending state champion isn’t enough, the New Prague floor hockey team is showing early it has the skills to handle competition aiming to knock off the champ. In their first two games, the Trojans have won two games by a cumulative score of 23-2. In both games, New Prague has had seven...
The Elko New Market City Council unanimously approved a request from the Minnesota DNR (Department of Natural Resources) for a 30-day extension on its decision of whether an EAW (Environmental Assessment Worksheet) is needed for a water bottling plant proposed by Niagara Bottling LLC. The decision...
We’ve all seen the insurance company commercials, the ongoing series featuring counselor Dr. Rick trying to keep people from adopting the behavior of their parents. It’s an amusing concept with lasting power, because, well, there’s a certain amount of truth to it. But when remembering the...

New Prague High School’s cast and crew of its one act play, “Eurydice,” won first place at the Metro West Conference One-Act Play Festival, Saturday, Jan. 21, at NPHS. (Patrick Fisher photo)

For the second straight year, New Prague High School won first place at the Metro West Conference One-Act Play Festival. There were five schools participating in the festival Saturday, Jan. 21, in New Prague High School’s auditorium. New Prague’s production was “Eurydice,” by Sarah Ruhl. The play...
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