John Krocak of Montgomery, center, races for home plate during a costumed obstacle course at the third annual Home Run Derby the evening of Saturday, June 15, at Union Hill. The event was a fundraiser for Aurora Jesperson, daughter of Nate and Sarah Jesperson of Elko New Market. Despite the rain,...

Saturday's Home Run Derby at Union Hill ballpark will benefit Aurora Jesperson, 21-month-old daughter of
Nate and Sarah Jesperson of Elko New Market. Aurora was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, and other developmental delays. 

Who will step up to bat for a local family’s little princess? The third annual Home Run Derby sponsored by Ted Nytes, owner of Nytes Cabinets and Home Town Bats, will be held this Saturday, June 15 at Union Hill ballpark west of New Prague, starting at 5 p.m. The event will benefit a little girl...

MaeLea Harmon won the 2019 Class A State 100-meter dash Championship Saturday, June 8 at Hamline University in St. Paul.

WEM senior MaeLea Harmon capped off a fantastic high school track and field career by winning the Class A State 100-meter dash championship. She placed in the top four in this race at State all four years she competed in track. Harmon is a school record holder in the 100-meter dash, long jump, and...

Praha Village, the senior living center located at 10th Avenue and First Street SE, will hold an open house from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, June 13. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

She began her career in a small country school in 1949 and taught for just a few years until she married. When her children got older, Anna Mae Witt became a school teacher in New Prague, and is known widely for her dedication, patience and the love so many in the community feel for her. When Praha...

Tri-City United’s Ben Sladek is pictured with Elsa Strom from Le Sueur-Henderson High School. Sladek and Strom both earned the High Overall Average (HOA) for shooting 100 out of 100 clays at the 2019 Southern MN High School Trap Championship at the Caribou Gun Club. (Submitted Photo)

With steady hands and eyes on the flying targets, TCU alumnus Ben Sladek shot a perfect score at the Caribou Gun Club and Hunting Preserve’s 2019 High School Trap Championship event June 1-2. Shooting against seven local teams, Belle Plaine, Cleveland, Jordan, Le Sueur–Henderson, Sibley East, St...
Minnesota Viking Anree Saint-Amour, left, signs a football for Kolby Nixon as Joel and Dylan Greening watch. Saint-Amour was among 18 Vikings players and coaches to attend the annual Le Sueur County Sheriff's Mounted Posse’s Take a Kid Fishing Day on Saturday, June 8, at Beaver Dam Resort. There...

Aviana Swanson, center, was crowned Miss Waterville 2019 Friday, June 7. Left, Yoselin Morales and right, Megan Schmitz, were named Miss Waterville Attendants.

Aviana Swanson, daughter of Rhiannon Swanson, was crowned 2019 Miss Waterville Friday, June 7. Her attendants are Yoselin Morales, daughter of Antonio and Aurelia Morales and Megan Schmitz, daughter of Jessica Koski. Morales received the Miss Congeniality Award and Schmitz received the Talent Award...

The Buccaneer softball team placed 6th in Class A Friday, June 7. Above, Head Coach Crystal Lamont talks with her pitcher and infield during the consolation championship.

The WEM softball team finished out a record-breaking season with a 6th place finish in the 2019 Class A State Tournament Friday, June 7 at Caswell Park in North Mankato. The Bucs finished the season 23-2. They were defeated in the opening round by Badger-Greenbush/Middle River, 4-2. In the...
You CAN get there from here.... The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Friday morning that Highway 19 from Highway 169 to Henderson opened to traffic this morning, Friday, June 7 - just in time for the city’s Prince Festival on Saturday. Highway 93 from 169 to Henderson opened on June...
The New Prague Area School Board has cancelled its scheduled June 10 workshop meeting due to lack of an agenda. The board’s next regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, June 24. the main agenda item at that meeting will be adopting a budget for the 2019-20 school year.

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