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Sr. Anita Smisek, OP

Former St. Wenc Choir Director pens “Minnesota’s ‘Big Woods’ Musicians” A new book, authored by Sr. Anita Smisek, OP, a former choir director a St. Wencesalus Catholic Church, with narrative assistance from John Chromy, tells the story of how Bohemian immigrants brought their love of music to the “...
I know quite a few people are going to be enjoying the next few days because it’s going to be in the 30 degrees Fahrenheit, which compared to the previous temperatures when it was in the single digits, it will feel like a heat wave. Am I being too optimistic? Probably, but sometimes you just have...

Trojan senior Jaxon Short puts up a shot between two Delano players Thursday, Jan. 6. (Jay Schneider photo)

Three players scored in double figures for the New Prague boys basketball team in a season-opener Metro West Conference win Friday, Jan. 7. Ethan Chromy led the team in scoring with 20 points. Jaxon Short added 14 points and Noah Washa 11 points in a 69-61 win over St. Louis Park. The win came one...

Freshman Luke Portner takes a shot on goal against Shakopee Thursday, Jan. 6. (Jay Schneider photo)

Hopkins scored a goal 30 seconds into overtime to edge the New Prague boys hockey team 3-2, Friday, Jan. 7. Junior John Schmidt scored his 4th goal of the season and senior Will Andersen added his second goal of the year with less than two minutes to play in the third period to help the Trojans tie...
Led by four individual champions and a very solid overall team performance, the New Prague gymnastics team won the Matt Shetka Invitational Championship Saturday, Jan. 8 in New Prague. Ava Barsness, Jadyn Klein, Ava Bruegger, and Ellie Morris each claimed individual titles and the team had the top...
Dorothy Mae Machacek, age 88, of Faribault, MN, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at her home. Dorothy Mae was born on June 28, 1933, in Lonsdale, MN, to Emil and Mary (Chan) Malecha. She graduated from Faribault High School. Dorothy was married to Ronald F. Machacek on October 19,...
Robert W. Johnson, age 78, of Lonsdale, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, January 7, 2022.  Bob was born on September 22, 1943 in Litchfield, MN to Algot W. and Olga A. (Strom) Johnson.  He grew up in Dassel, graduating from Dassel High School and went on to attend the University of...
Jon Michael Eaves, age 82, of New Prague, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital New Prague.  Jon was born in North Platte, Nebraska on June 7, 1939 to Beuford and Genevieve (Goodmanson) Eaves.  He was the middle child to siblings, Gerhard Andrew,...
A son, Asher Jacob Larson, was born to Jay and Billi (Lambrecht) Larson of Fate, TX on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Baylor, Scott & White, Rowlett, TX. Asher weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Asher is welcomed home by his siblings, Daniel, age 15, William, age 13, Matthew, age...
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