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Staff photo by Jake ATC Scott Mangen tapes an ankle in the athletic training room at New Ulm High School. Mangen is one of four full-time athletic trainers contracted through the Courage Kenny Rehab Institute at the New Ulm Medical Center.

Area athletic trainers covering all bases

NEW ULM — When people think of athletic trainers, they typically only think of them as the people who provide bags of ice or tape ankles during athletic events. And even though those are part of their daily routine, there is a much more important role that athletic trainers fill as educators ...

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Above: Kent Menzel (left) plays Felix and David Holmes (seated) is Oscar in the State Street Theater Company’s performance of The Odd Couple.

The State Street Theater Company presents: The Odd Couple

NEW ULM — The State Street Theater Company will present “The Odd Couple” beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24. Additional shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 7:30 p.m., and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 in advance. The play is based on the ...

The Alpha/Beta group will skate to Chubby Checker’s “Let’s Twist Again” in reference to the party game “Twister.” Pictured from left to right: Amelia Holmberg, Natalia Frederickson, Kylie Berdan, Evalyn Altmann, Mollie Berdan, Ellie Hoffman and Chloe Beranek.

The New Ulm Figure Skating Club presents: Skate Games!

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Figure Skating Club presents this year’s annual ice show “Skate Games!” Performances are Friday March 3 through Sunday March 5, starting at 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, all at the New Ulm Civic Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ...


Tips and tricks of a dietitian

We’ve all seen similar headlines relating to nutrition on magazine covers and social media posts coming from the latest and greatest reality TV star or music artist, so what makes this article different? It’s written by a Registered Dietitian, and more specifically one who works for ...

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Tuscan White Bean Soup

I hope none of you had a chance to look at my personal Facebook page this weekend. It may have been eighty-four degrees here in Las Vegas and I may have been boating. Then, I saw the news and you guys were hit with a serious snow storm. Mankato was even in the national news revealing the white ...

St. Patrick’s Day Shake

Shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, seas of green clothing, and various beverages of the same color: whether you are 100 percent or 0.1 percent Irish, many of us enjoy partaking in St. Patrick’s Day traditions and festivities. If you’re looking to keep the “new you” from the beginning ...

Avocados 101 – Picked, peeled, and prepped to perfection!

Avocados are becoming a must-have to pick up in the produce department because of their versatility and variety of powerful nutrients. Between their healthy monounsaturated fats that can improve heart health, the fiber that may lower cholesterol, and folate’s ability to improve brain health ...

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Off the Shelf: Computer Classes at the Library, Round 2

Computers and digital devices; love them or hate them, they are here to stay. Computers, smartphones, tablets, they are everywhere. It is increasingly difficult to go about your daily life without going online. If you ever feel like you are being left behind, this is where we can help. New ...

Christine Brown-Tayler and Terry Johnson Jr.

Weddings: Christine Brown-Tayler and Terry Johnson Jr.

Christine Brown-Tayler and Terry Johnson Jr. were united in marriage on Feb. 17, 2017 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Christine is the daughter of Bill and Mary Brown of New Ulm. Terry Jr. is the son of Terry and Marjorie Johnson of Spicer. The Maid of Honor was Tyra Johnson. The Best ...

Photo of NUStep exercise machine and Board & Committee members Elaine Paa, Shari Fischer, Shannon Hillesheim, and Patty Matthews

In Appreciation

Oak Hills Foundation Thanks Bowling Classic Supporters On behalf of the Oak Hills Memorial Foundation Board and Bowling Classic Committee members, thank you to all that contributed to the success of the Bowling Classic Fundraiser at Concordia Lanes. As I came away from this event I thought, ...

Public Health Corner: Shining the light on Colon Cancer Prevention

You may have noticed beautiful blue lighting in some local communities in the month of March. Cities across the nation united with the symbolic color of blue lighting up landmarks to draw attention to a very important issue - colorectal cancer. Most of us know someone or are someone with this ...

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Abbigayle Ahlbrecht and Jesse Bue

Engagements: Abbigayle Ahlbrecht and Jesse Bue

Todd and Marnie Ahlbrecht, Gibbon, announce the engagement of their daughter Abbigayle to Jesse Bue, son of Alan (Pudley) & Cindy Bue, New Ulm. The wedding and reception will take place on May 13, 2017 at Clear Lake Sportsmans Club, Gibbon.

Tracey Billmeier  and Jeffery Ahl

Engagements: Tracey Billmeier and Jeffery Ahl

Tom and Jean Ahl of Lafayette announce the engagement of their son, Jeffrey, to Tracey Billmeier, daughter of Randy and Sue Billmeier of Bird Island. After graduating from New Ulm High Jeff, joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Submarine service. He received his HVAC degree from South ...

Brynne Retzlaff and Matt Ambroz

Engagements: Brynne Retzlaff and Matt Ambroz

Together with their parents, Brynne Retzlaff and Matt Ambroz announce their engagement. Brynne’s parents are Brad and Jody Retzlaff of New Ulm. Matt’s parents are Bob and Sue Ambroz of New Prague. Brynne is a graduate of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm, Gustavus ...

Lexi Platz and Thomas Windschitl

Lexi Platz and Thomas Windschitl

Paul and Donita Platz of Lafayette announce the engagement of their daughter, Lexi, to Thomas Windschitl, son of Patrick and Colleen Windschitl of Springfield. Lexi is a 2012 graduate of GFW High School in Winthrop, and a 2016 graduate of Minnesota State University Mankato, where she studied ...

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