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Wabasso/Red Rock Central co-head coaches Brett Bartholomaus (left) and Gary Hindt coach Mason Irlbeck during his 106-pound match in a dual meet against Adrian Area at the Wabasso Invitational on Jan. 14 at the Wabasso Activity Center. Hindt has been the head coach of Wabasso wrestling since 1968.

Shacking up: Hindt, Zimmer recall unforgettable year

WABASSO — Heading into his senior year, Dan Zimmer was faced with an unusual choice: Either move with his parents to Litchfield, or finish the 1975-76 athletic season at Wabasso. Zimmer chose the former, going on to become Wabasso’s first-ever state champion in wrestling. He capped off ...

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Wabasso head coach Neil Dolan (center with         clipboard)
speaks to his team during a timeout at a section 3A Championship game at Southwest State University in 

Building a successful program

WABASSO — Tucked away in southwest Minnesota and with a population of less than 700, Wabasso isn’t a community at first glance that seems like it would produce so much talent on the girls’ basketball side. The high school itself has an enrollment of 131 and the community is about ...

Alan Koenig wrote a book “Mars Gets New Chariots, The Iron Horse in Combat, 1861-65,” published in 2006 by iUniverse, Inc.

Koenig brothers continue their passions on the farm

A retired U.S. Army Reservist, Lt. Col. Alan R. Koenig taught World War II and Russian/Soviet History, and Western Civilization at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. In the Army Reserve, he is an armorer (weapons maker or repairer), linguist, artillery and historical officer. Koenig’s ...

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The Union Hotel, built in 1860, was the second iteration of the hotel owned and run by Phillipp Gross. When it burned down it would become the Grand Hotel.

The Grand

NEW ULM — In the late 19th century the Union Hotel in New Ulm temporarily housed travelers. Today, as The Grand, it temporarily houses artists and their works for the benefit of New Ulm. The first structure built on the site in 1856 by German immigrant Phillipp Gross was called the ...


Hy-Vee Food

By Laura Schmidt Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. The most common pulses are dried beans, chickpeas, lentils and dried peas. Both economical and sustainable, pulses are a great way to add filling protein and fiber to your diet. Pulses’ unique fiber makeup has been ...

Simply Food

By Wendy Monro Yes, I was reminded of Mary and her little lamb; but, it had been a while since I have made something especially for Claud. He does love lamb. So, I quickly let that thought vanish from my mind and instead I concentrated on making Claud a meal he would enjoy. Usually, I think of ...

Simply Food

By Wendy Monro I am a huge fan of salad. I make salad all of the time, even for breakfast. Claud thinks it is so weird when I make a big salad for breakfast. I don’t think it is weird at all. Who says we need to eat eggs or cereal for breakfast? Salad is a great way to start my day. ...

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By Laura Schmidt RD, LD Along with Valentine’s Day, February also marks American Heart Month. Heart health deserves attention because heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. – about one in every four deaths. Several medical and lifestyle ...

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In Appreciation

MRCI Thrift Store memorials MRCI Bargain$ Thrift Store would like to thank the following person(s) for their recent contributions in memory of the following people: Sharon Zumberge in memory of Florinda Richter. Charlie and Carol Guggisberg in memory of Alice Henle, Andrew Lochner, and Joanne ...

Dean and 
Patricia Gutzke

Dean and Patricia Gutzke

Dean and Patricia Gutzke of New Ulm are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with their family. Dean Gutzke and Patricia Krohn were married Feb. 15, 1957, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm

College News

The University of Dubuque has named its Fall Semester 2016 Academic Dean’s List. The list includes Ellie Schneider, New Ulm To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for that semester. ——— Aaron D Radtke, of ...

Chuck and Dolores Windschitl

Chuck and Dolores Windschitl

Chuck and Dolores Windschitl of Sleepy Eye will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their families in February. Chuck Windschitl and Dolores Brown were married Feb. 9, 1957, at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Ulm.

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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 ...

Stacy Eckstein
and Drew Pfaff

Stacy Eckstein and Drew Pfaff

Together with their families, Stacy Eckstein and Drew Pfaff announce their engagement. Stacy’s parents are Mary and Joe Eckstein of New Ulm. Drew’s parents are Todd and Kelly Pfaff of New Ulm. Both Stacy and Drew are 2012 graduates of Cathedral High School in New Ulm. Stacy ...

Megan Tietz
and Nate Zabel

Megan Tietz and Nate Zabel

Megan Tietz and Nate Zabel of New Ulm announce their engagement. Megan is the daughter of Rich and Dawn Tietz of Morgan and Nate is the son of Ellwood and Beth Zabel of New Ulm. Megan is a 2009 graduate of Cedar Mountain High School and a 2015 graduate of Southwest Minnesota State ...

Whitney Osborne
and Aaron Pfaff

Whitney Osborne and Aaron Pfaff

Whitney Osborne and Aaron Pfaff were married August 19th, 2016 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. The bride is daughter of Scott and Linda Osborne of New Ulm. The groom is son of Todd and Kelly Pfaff of New Ulm.  Whitney attends the University of Minnesota in the Master of Occupational ...

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