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Gavel to fall on Brown County Teen Court

—————— Due to declining numbers of adolescents in the program, Brown County Teen Court will be converted to a traditional juvenile diversion program in January 2020. One of the longest-running programs in Southern Minnesota, Brown County Teen Court has handled more than 1,000 ...

New Ulm High School Presents… The Wizard of Oz

NEW ULM — Make sure your ruby slippers and a bucket of water are by your side because the Wicked Witch of the West is on the prowl. New Ulm High School will present its latest play, “The Wizard of Oz,” opening Thursday, Nov. 14 in the high school’s auditorium. ...

NUACS presents: Guys & Dolls

NEW ULM — Next weekend Cathedral High School’s theatre department will be all about dice and dames as they perform “Guys and Dolls.” “Guys and Dolls” is a Tony Award-winning Broadway play, based on short stories by Damon Runyon about the street characters in New York. It was first ...

New Ulm Park and Rec offers plenty of Winter options

NEW ULM — With winter season coming up, now is the time to start planning for exercise classes at the New Ulm Recreation Center. Most of the winter sessions begin their sign-up soon and Sandy Bromley, who is the Aquatic and Fitness Coordinator, said that it’s important to set small goals ...

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Deliver delicious brisket for holidays

Beef brisket is a relatively inexpensive, yet highly versatile cut of meat. It’s equally at home in a pastrami or corned beef sandwich as it is on Christmas and Chanukah holiday tables. When cooked correctly, brisket is tender and delicious. Brisket comes from the area of cows or steers ...

How to tame that intimidating winter squash

Hard winter squash is a delicious and versatile vegetable that can be used as a side dish, in fillings for ravioli or lasagna, as a noodle alternative, in soups, salads, stuffed and so on. This time of year, I crave a hot, buttery butternut or acorn ``squash mash’’ — think of it as an ...

The ideal wine for Thanksgiving? It’s complicated

For many of us who love to cook and host on Thanksgiving, one central mystery remains: What to pour? Before I turn to the experts, I'll offer up three things I do know about wine on this holiday: 1. You don't want to run out. 2. Opinions vary on what tastes delicious. 3. Do not make ...

Cocktail champions

NEW ULM — Lamplighter Restaurant and Lounge, Russell Davis' choice for first place, and Veigel's Kaiserhoff, the People's Choice for first place, won the bar crawl and cocktail competition hosted by celebrity bartender Russell Davis on Nov. 9. Davis ranked B&L Bar in second place and ...

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Park & Rec Report

Teen Day of Play Friday, Nov. 22 at the Rec Center from 9-11 p.m. This event is FREE and open to teens 12-18, thanks to the generous donations of our Days of Play sponsors!!! Enjoy Human Fooseball, Human Billiards and mini golf, pool and gym activities. Men’s Adult Basketball League for 18 ...

Antiques & Collecting: Toy’s value rises with art theft connection

A tin toy and its original illustrated box made in 1911 sold recently at a Bertoia toy auction in New Jersey for $12,000. The price was more than twice the low estimate. The clockwork toy is a boy riding a horse while carrying a copy of the now famous painting of Mona Lisa. Why was the 1507 ...

Gardening: Amaryllis bulbs for holiday blooms

Amaryllis make wonderful gifts to gardeners from beginners to experts. They provide entertainment to watch the stem grow daily and anyone confined to indoors in our winter weather would enjoy watching the amaryllis grow. They may be purchased as bare or planted bulbs. Amaryllis flowers range ...

Public Health Corner: Youth E-cigarette use is a public health threat

Vaping is the use of an electronic device to inhale nicotine or other substances into the respiratory system. Vaping uses an atomizer and a cartridge. The cartridge holds the liquid, or e-juice, and the atomizer turns the liquid into a vapor. Vaping devices are known by names such as ...

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Ruth Soeffker and Dale R. Bode

Dale R. Bode of New Ulm and Ruth Soeffker of Arlington announce their engagement. A Nov. 30, 2019, open house wedding is being planned at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Arlington.

Lindsey Hofmeister and Robert Vogel

Mark and Lori Hofmeister of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Hofmeister, to Robert Vogel, son of Dana and Clint Bahe and Todd and Carol Vogel of Mankato. Lindsey is a 2004 graduate of New Ulm High School. She is employed by Walmart in New Ulm. Robert is a 2004 ...

Aimee Abrahamson and Corben Montgomery

Darreel and Traci Abrahamson of Lafayette would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Aimee Abrahamson to Corben Montgomery, son of Brian and Lynee Montgomery of Stewartville. Aimee is a 2012 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2017 graduate of University of Minnesota, Duluth. ...

Larissa Helget and David Suprenant

David and Tammy Helget and Scott and Judy Surprenant, all of Sleepy Eye, announce the engagement of their children, Larissa Helget and David Surprenant. Larissa is a 2014 graduate of Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s, and a 2018 graduate of Southwest Minnesota State Univeristy. She is a first grade ...

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Sal and Bev Windschitl

Sal and Bev Windschitl of New Ulm are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, in Leifeld Hall at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Your presence is your gift. Sal Windschitl and Bev Goerish were married Nov. 7, 1959 at St. Thomas ...

Ernie and Theresia Kretsch

Ernie and Theresia Kretsch of New Ulm celebrated 65 years of marriage on Nov. 9, 2019. Ernie Kretsch and Theresia Schroepfer were married Nov. 9, 1954 in Sleepy Eye. They celebrated in early September 2019 with fmaily.

Marvin and Eunice Frericks

Marvin and Eunice Frericks of New Ulm are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Orchard Hill Senior Living Center. Your presence is your gift. Marvin Frericks and Eunice Huiras were united in marriage on Oct. 28, 1959 at the Church of the Japanese ...

John and Dorothy Fitterer

John and Dorothy Fitterer of New Ulm are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Searles Community Center. Your presence is your gift. John and Dorothy were married in Oct. 17, 1959, in Billings, Montana.

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Medicare Advantage: A seamless connection between body, mind & spirit

Imagine a scenario where your health care provider and health insurance company work together to ensure your experience is both efficient and meets your personal needs. One that provides coordinated care where your doctors, hospitals, specialists, and your health plan are all part of one ...

Telehealth: Transforming patient care in New Ulm

People in small towns and rural areas get the same illnesses that people in larger cities do, but they may not have access to the same kinds of doctors. That is changing in New Ulm, thanks to the expanding use of telehealth technology at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC). Telehealth technology, ...

Lauren Murphy, DO, to see patients at NUMC

New Ulm Medical Center is excited to welcome Lauren Murphy, DO, adult and child/adolescent psychiatrist in October of 2019. Murphy will be the first child and adolescent psychiatrist at New Ulm Medical Center, where she will practice part-time via telehealth. Telehealth is the use of ...

Heart of New Ulm Tobacco 21 Campaign coming this fall

Across Minnesota, from St. Peter and Mankato to Twin Cities’ suburbs and Duluth, Tobacco 21 (T-21) efforts are gaining ground. According to the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation’s Tobacco 21 website (tobacco21.org), as of May 2019, more than 34 Minnesota communities had passed laws to ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Stacey Schugel and Chao Liu

Stacey Schugel and Chao Liu were married on June 29, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in New Ulm by Rev. JoAnne Taylor. Parents of the couple are Dan and Shelley Schugel of New Ulm and Homgmin Liu and Schuyun Li of China. Maid of Honor was Sheila Ruiz. Bridesmaids were Ashley Schugel, ...

Carrie Mohr and Riley Ahlness

Carrie Mohr and Riley Ahlness were united in marriage on December 8, 2018, at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church in rural Hanska. The marriage was officiated by Pastor Sarah Taylor. Parents of the couple are Pat and Deanna Mohr and Lynn and Jane Ahlness, all of rural Hanska. Maid of Honor was ...

Candace Teigen and Matthew Mecklenburg

Candace Teigen and Matthew Mecklenburg were married Jan. 19, 2019, at “The Barn at Dunvilla” near Pelican Rapids. Candace is the daughter of Kevin and Sonja Teigen of Moorhead. Matt is the son of Dave and Ruth Mecklenburg of Sleepy Eye. Matron of Honor was Carilynne Elofson, sister of ...

Betty Shin and Matt Soukup

Betty Shin and Matt Soukup were married Nov. 4, 2018, at The Royal Lahaina Resort, Lahaina, Hawaii. Mother of the bride is Yon Suk Kim of Bloomington. Father of the bride is Kyung Ho Shin of Soul, South Korea. Parents of the groom are Paul and Linda Soukup of New Ulm. The couple resides ...