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Jordan Milbrath delivers a pitch with his new sidearm motion with the Lynchburg Hillcats, a Class A team in the Cleveland Indians minor league organization. Milbrath switched his delivery style prior to the start of the season because the Indians thought it could be his fastest way to reaching the majors.

Milbrath’s switch may be fast track to big leagues

LYNCHBURG, VA — Change in the professional world is difficult for anyone. But in Jordan Milbrath’s case, that initial difficulty could have been the key for someone chasing his big league dreams. The 2016 season for Milbrath was unforgettable to say the least. Milbrath, a 2010 graduate of ...

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This recent photo was taken from a drone flying over the Sigel Ball Park fields.

Sigel Ballpark

Baseball, mom and apple pie. You can still find these things and a few other slices of Americana at Sigel Ball Park. More than 50 years ago, local farmers gathered in front of the Sigel Creamery, waiting for their milk to be dumped. They talked about the weather, grain price, told jokes and ...

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Clare Fischer, 13, and her siblings show off a collection of patterns Fischer has learned. Pictured from left to right: Clare (behind), in a viking hat; Elizabeth, 5, with a flower; Helen, 11, with a flamingo and Max, 7, with a big sword.

Balloon-A-Kazoo!

NEW ULM — Balloon Artist Clare Fischer, 13, is hoping to expand Balloon-a-kazoo! which has grown from a gift into her business. The soon-to-be eighth-grader makes balloon animals and other creations. She works at events ranging from birthday parties to library events. It all began with a ...

Staff photos by Clay Schuldt

The American Flag located less than a mile from Comfrey marks the spot where in February 1963 a B-47 bomber crashed, claiming the lives of four Air Force crew members.

B-47 crash victims not forgotten

COMFREY — Brown County loves to remember its history. Special markers identifying significant events from the county’s past can be found everywhere, which makes it surprising the five-decade-old crash site of an Air Force B-47 bomber near Comfrey has remained obscure until recently. In ...

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Do good for your gut with probiotics

One of the more recent health crazes is adding more probiotic-rich foods into our diet… and for good reason! Probiotics help increase the amount of good bacteria in our gut flora, the space where millions of both good and bad bacteria live in our gut. Recent research is showing how the health ...

Balanced diet: Pairing protein and carbs to regulate blood sugars

In 2010 the USDA introduced MyPlate as the new guideline for proper nutrition. Since then, it has been the education tool that dietitians use to teach clients about eating a healthy diet. A balanced diet should contain protein, carbohydrate and fat. Each of these macronutrients provides us with ...

Go gluten free with Glutino

Did you know that May is Celiac Awareness Month? Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It affects nearly 1 in 100 people. Hy-Vee registered dietitians are in each store and are available to answer your questions related ...

Milk by the glass

Walk down a grocery aisle today and you will find a lot of competition for cow’s milk. Whether customers have a specific food allergy or just prefer the taste of one over another, customers are exploring their options. Let’s take a closer look at some of the competition. • Soy: You’ll ...

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In Appreciation

Thanks to George’s Fine Steaks Community And Seniors Together Board members and Director Kathy Austinson want to give a big thank you to George Cottom for a very successful Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The funds raised will be used for senior programming in the New Ulm ...

College News

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls spring semester Dean’s List honoring 1,375 students has been released by Registrar Kelly Browning. To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time undergraduate must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0, or midway between an ...

8 ways to help your aging parents

As they age, our parents might need more help but you might not know exactly how to lend a hand or even where to start. Plus, what do you do if your parents balk at your attempts to assist them? While every situation is unique, following are some suggestions for helping aging parents. 1. ...

Apple scab causes naked crabapple trees

What causes attractive crabapple trees to drop their leaves in August?  A fungal disease called apple scab. Unfortunately many of the older cultivars of crabapple trees are susceptible to apple scab. A fungus called Venturia inaequalis infects crabapple leaves early in the spring.  ...

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Courtney Schaefer and Logan Messner

Courtney Schaefer and Logan Messner

Willis and Linda Schaefer of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Schaefer, to Logan Messner, son of Kendal and Lori Messner of Gaylord. Courtney is a 2012 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2015 graduate of South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. She is ...

Lauren Wahouske and Adam Johnson

Lauren Wahouske and Adam Johnson

Lauren Wahouske and Adam Johnson announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Bill and Marilyn Wahouske of Crookston, and Jim and Susan Johnson, New Ulm. Lauren is a 2007 graduate of Crookston High School, and a 2011 graduate of the University of MInnesota-Duluth (UMD). She is ...

Lindsay Miller 
and Kent Thoreson

Lindsay Miller and Kent Thoreson

Lindsay Miller of Pella, Iowa and Kent Thoreson of Bussey, Iowa announce their engagement. Their parents are Tom and Sharon Miller of Winfield, Iowa, and Jon and Gail Thoreson of Lafayette. Lindsay is an elementary education graduate from Central College in Pella. She also holds a master’s ...

Laura Holm 
and Erik Franta

Laura Holm and Erik Franta

Alan and Janet Holm of Sleepy Eye announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Holm to Erik Franta, son of Jeff and Ann Franta of Lafayette. Laura is a 2011 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2015 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is employed at Citizens Bank ...

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