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Generations Theatre Company took its cast from its summer production “Blame it on the Movies” on the road on Thursday, Aug. 12. The tour consisted of stops at Tradtions of Montgomery, Mala Strana Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Center and Praha Village, the senior apartment facility, both in New...

New Prague City Administrator Mike Johnson, left, is honored by Mayor Duane Jirik during the New Prague City Council’s Monday, Aug. 16, meeting. Johnson was presented with a plaque and a key to the city for his 13 years working as the city administrator. (Patrick Fisher photo)

The New Prague City Council honored City Administrator Mike Johnson during its Monday, Aug. 16, meeting. Johnson who has been the city administrator for 13 years is retiring on Friday, Aug. 20. The council unanimously approved a resolution recognizing Johnson for his work and presented him with a...

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By Den Gardner (NPGC Board Member) One-hundred years ago New Prague residents dreamed of a four-hole golf course in a new park planned for the city, along with tennis courts, a football field, playground and other amenities. That vision never materialized, but a seed had been planted. Ninety years...
Crews place temporary cluster boxes outside of the New Prague Post Office on Thursday, Aug. 19. The New Prague Post Office will temporarily close beginning Saturday, Aug. 21, to undergo floor repair. The post office will tentatively be closed for 26 days with the lobby also closed. Customers who...
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics will be held every Thursday at Rice County Public Health, 320 NW 3rd Street, Faribault 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. throughout August and September   Rice County Public Health continues to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics every Thursday from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.  These clinics are open...
The Czech Heritage Club will hold its August program on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, at the Lonsdale Public Library, 1006 Birch St NE, Lonsdale, at 7 p.m.  All Czech Heritage Club members and the public are invited to attend this free event. The program will be a “History of Lonsdale” presented by...
Long-time local teacher Jon Bakken has earned a spot in the WEM Board of Education following a special election held Tuesday, August 10. The WEM Board canvassed the votes Friday, August 13 in the WEM Elementary lobby. Bakken received 113 votes, 10 more than runner-up David Schuster who received...
Due to a breakdown at the printing press in Princeton, MN, the August 12th issues of The New Prague Times, Montgomery Messenger and the LifeEnterprise, which are mailed, will be a day late. Area newsstand papers will be available on Wednesday as usual. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, all Rice County employees and visitors are required to wear a face covering in Rice County government buildings. This requirement is going into effect to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Rice County is currently classified as “high” community transmission of...
Mental Health Awareness Day at the Minnesota State Fair will be held on Monday, Aug. 30, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dan Patch Park located next to the Grandstand. This event, which features about 60 mental health organizations from across the state, is an opportunity for all Minnesotans to raise...

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