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Suel Printing Company is the parent company of The New Prague TimesMontgomery MessengerLifeEnterprise newspapers and associated publications, including The EXTRA shopper, and The Source, an annual directory serving the New Prague area.

To access one of our newspapers just click on the corresponding newspaper tab at the top of the page.

A tradition of responsible journalism was started with the September 6, 1889 printing of the first edition of The New Prague Times. In 1977, The EXTRA, our total market coverage shopper, distributed on weekends, has been a tremendous companion publication for The Times.

The Montgomery Messenger was founded in 1888. It is a weekly newspaper and is published on Thursdays. The Messenger serves the community of Montgomery and the surrounding areas.

Waterville’s first newspaper was published in 1871. That publication, and others, were predecessors of today’s LifeEnterprise, published on Thursdays, covers the City of Waterville, Elysian and the lakes region in the area. 

The Elysian Enterprise, serving Elysian and surrounding areas, was first published in 1893. This publication has now been combined into LifeEnterprise.

The City of New Prague is located in Scott and Le Sueur counties, and the cities of Montgomery, Waterville and Elysian are located in Le Sueur County, among the gently rolling hills and scenic lakes of south central Minnesota.


General Mgr. — Arthur S. Wann
Advertising Mgr .— Mark Slavik
Advertising Rep. — Deidra Holetz Slavik
Production Mgr. — Jen Leff
Pressroom Foreman — Kurt Wann
Accounting Mgr. — David Wann
The New Prague Times Managing Editor  - John Mueller
Montgomery Messenger Managing Editor — Jarrod Schoenecker
LifeEnterprise Managing Editor — Jay Schneider
Online Editor — Jan Wann
Staff Writers — Patrick Fisher, Wade Young
Staff: Donna Schumacher, Nellie Molitor, Mary Widmer, Debbie Rank, Jeff Segna and Deb Atherton.