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Photos taken at Gander, Newfoundland were provided by Susie and Jeff Pelzel of Sleepy Eye who visited the site earlier this year. Above, a plaque carries the names of all who were killed in the crash.

Gander air disaster nears 32nd anniversary

An airplane crash with the highest death toll on Canadian soil and the second-highest of any crash involving a DC-8 claimed the life of a Sleepy Eye soldier Dec. 12, 1985. All 248 passengers and all eight crew members on Arrow Air Flight 1285 died when the aircraft stalled, crashed, and burned ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey
Executive Director Brad Kirk stands next to the Food Shelf sign at 1305 S. Valley Street. The New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf offers low-income families monthly rations of staple foods to help make ends meet.

Need for Food Shelf knows no season

NEW ULM — During the giving season The New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf receives a lot of support to help families feed themselves. The food shelf serves roughly 175 families per month, a recent increase since August. That demand can make it hard to keep the shelves well stocked. “They may ...

Staff photos by Clay Schuldt
The 2017 Menzel Village is layout in the style of mountain community complete with skiers, frozen waterfall and sledders.

Menzel Village continues to delight visitors at BCHS Museum

NEW ULM — The Menzel Village has returned to the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) this weekend. On Friday the public was invited to see the miniature village as part of the open house weekend. The tiny town will remain on display through Christmas. The Menzel Village is a re-occurring ...

Photo by Travis Rosenau
Hornick poses with her camera in her new studio located at 526 South Minnesota Street in New Ulm. My Eye Photography had its grand opening Saturday.

Shamara Hornick has an eye for detail… and a new studio to boot

NEW ULM — Shamara Hornick’s love of art started at a very young age as she watched her mother draw. Hornick’s mother was an artist and a big inspiration for Shamara when it came to branching out and becoming more artistic. Hornick, a New Ulm native, is a professional photographer now ...


7 things to appreciate about pears

Let’s just take a second and talk about pears. While everyone else is buzzing about apples and oranges, pears are often cast aside as the hard fruit in the produce section. And that’s too bad, for many reasons! 1. Pears are loaded with fiber—more so than apples—which is something ...

Prepare your kids for busy season with energy-sustaining foods!

We all know after the first school bell rings, the race is on. Busy schedules get even busier, the days get shorter, and packing healthy lunches can become more challenging. Fortunately, your Hy-Vee registered dietitian is ready to help with a few motivating pointers. Think Outside the ...

Dinner is solved with advanced meal prep

Many parents plan to gather the kids and loved ones at the dinner table to help build a stronger family and successful kids. But on Tuesday night at 5:00, you are struggling to quickly put together a meal using what is left in the refrigerator, that everyone will enjoy, and that allows you to ...

Start school day right with back-to-school breakfasts

There are several health benefits to eating breakfast as part of a regular routine. Eating breakfast may assist with weight loss or maintenance, increase overall nutrient intake, and help kids perform better in school. A healthy breakfast can also add nutrients such as protein, fiber, calcium, ...

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Antiques & Collecting: Old ads gain value as antiques

Advertising signs are popular collectibles at antiques shows, but some are sold as art at galleries or auctions. Travel posters, French Art Deco wine ads, Art Nouveau ads by Alfred Mucha, magazine covers by Rockwell Kent, pictures from calendars by Maxfield Parrish and many other commercial ...

Family Living Focus: Cancer during the holidays

FROM: Gail Gilman, Family Life Consultant, M.Ed., C.F.C.S. and Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota The holidays can be a difficult time of year when you or a loved one is facing cancer. Your usual traditions may be disrupted by treatment needs or unpleasant side effects; the demands ...

Master Gardener: Christmas tree facts

by Marianne Schotzko U of MN Master Gardener Information taken from the University of Illinois Extension website about Christmas trees updated in 2012: USEFUL OR USELESS: FACTS TO USE IN CONVERSATION TO ASTONISH EVERYONE AROUND YOU OF YOUR GREAT WISDOM……. WHAT DID GOOSE FEATHERS HAVE ...

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SEE.SAFE.SMART.: Save lives, not seconds: slow down New Ulm!

Have you ever driven your car faster than the posted speed limit on a street in New Ulm? If you’re like most people, your honest answer to that question is likely “yes.” That’s why New Ulm’s School Resource Officer Mike Brehmer has something for all of us to think about the next time ...

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Amber DeSaer
and Ryan Pool

Amber DeSaer and Ryan Pool

Don and Phyllis DeSaer of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber DeSaer, to Ryan Pool, son of Geri Pool and Kevin and Charlotte Pool. Amber graduated in 2004 from New Ulm Public High School and in 2008 from University of Minnesota Mankato with a Marketing Degree. Amber is ...

Erin Kober and
Eli Biesanz

Erin Kober and Eli Biesanz

Francis and Rebecca Biesanz of Sleepy Eye announce the engagement of their son, Eli Biesanz, to Erin Kober, daughter of Sheila and Neil Rame of Alden, and Mark Kober and Carrie O’Neil of Minneapolis. Erin, the Marketing Director of Aeration Industries International, holds a Master of ...

Tori Zanke and 
Bradly Hagberg

Tori Zanke and Bradly Hagberg

Alan and Kris Hagberg of Lafayette announce the engagement of their son, Brad, to Tori Zanke. Tori is the daughter of Carrie Thomas and Greg Thomas, and Darin and Jessica Zanke, all of New Ulm. An Oct. 28 wedding is planned.

Jessica Brandel and Andrew Gleisner

Jessica Brandel and Andrew Gleisner

Peter and Sharon Brandel of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica, to Andrew Gleisner, son of Mark and Claudia Gleisner of New Ulm. Jessica is a 2008 graduate of Cathedral High School, New Ulm, and a 2014 graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings. She is ...

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