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Jean E. (Matko) Gelhar, 77 of  Mcgregor died Sunday, April 18, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born January 6, 1944 in Saint Paul to Joe and Marcella (Koppen) Matko.  She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Minneapolis High School in 1962.  Jean was united in marriage to...
Carol Jean (Erkel) Svoboda, 85, of Le Center, passed away on April 16, 2021, at Mala Strana Health Care in New Prague with family by her side.  Visitation will be on Thursday, April 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Funeral services will be held on Friday,...
Lawrence “Larry” F. Ruehling passed away peacefully on April 18, 2021 at Benedictine Living Community in Owatonna. He was born on January 30, 1923, at home in Helena Township, Scott County, the son of August Karl and Elisa (Bohnsack) Ruehling. Larry lived on the home farm and attended rural school...
A group of roughly 20 students from New Prague High School gather around the flagpole around 1 p.m. on Monday, April 19. The group joined other students across Minnesota who walked out in solidarity against racial injustice. The students at New Prague and other schools talked about the fatal...
Elgar N. Busch, age 91, of  New Prague, died peacefully with his family at his side, on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Praha Village.  Elgar was born a twin at the New Prague Hospital on February 6, 1930 to Florian H. and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Busch.  He grew up on the family farm in St. Benedict and...
Ruth Marie (Halloran) Flicek Johnson, age 90, of Madelia, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2021 at United Hospital in St. Paul following a stroke. Ruth was born in Belle Plaine, MN, in 1930 to John and Grace (Schoell) Halloran and grew up on a farm near St. Thomas. She graduated from New Prague...
Jean A. Hartman, age 72, of Jordan, MN, passed peacefully surrounded by family at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.  A time of gathering will be held on Wednesday, April 21, from 4-7 pm and on Thursday, April 22, from 9:30-10:30 am, at Ballard-Sunder...
Progress this Week of 4/12/2021: On Monday, the 1st utility crew broke ground and began construction of the main line sanitary sewer starting at 2nd Avenue NW (by Wells Fargo), and by the end of the week will have made it the 3 blocks to Central Avenue. Their goal is to get ahead of the 2nd utility...
As of Thursday, April 15, the City of New Prague announced it is allowing the one story “rear” portion of Downtown Sound at 104 Main St. E to reopen. This is the portion that is marked internally in the building – essentially all the rear portion except the north 12-feet closest to the two story...

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