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Hall of Famer

Harry Wojahn of Fairfax was inducted in April into the World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame in Merrill, Wis. A self-taught musician, Wojahn is still playing in his 80s, entertaining at nursing homes and assisted living center, playing for church services and other events throughout the ...

Brown County Master Gardener Garden Tour: How does their garden grow?

NEW ULM — Late June is the perfect time for gardeners. The weather is cooperating and everything is in bloom. That makes it the perfect time for the annual Brown County Master Gardener Tour. The Master Gardener tour is held the same week each year. In late June, the gardens have time to ...

Samuelson reflects after bringing American football talents to Italy

COMFREY — When Comfrey’s Eli Samuelson got an email for an opportunity to take a trip to not only enjoy the sights and sounds of Italy but also compete against an Italian national 19U team in a football game in Varese, the decision he had to make wasn’t exactly a tough one. Samuelson, a ...

Summer programs a hit for Park and Rec Department

NEW ULM — With summer rapidly approaching, the New Ulm Park and Recreation Department is in full swing for its summer activities list. Like usual, there are the traditional popular events that include Concerts in the Park, swimming lessons, soccer, baseball, T-ball and softball. The Puppet ...

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To kick up your chicken salad, turn to your spice rack

To apply some modern tricks to old-school chicken salad, we turned to our spice rack. Most spices boast an impressive portfolio of phytonutrients_often the very same compounds that give them such potent flavor. Mild, creamy chicken salad was an ideal canvas. First, we found we could replace ...

Dive into a Greek gyro, with lamb and yogurt sauce stuffed in a pita

What's not to love about a Greek gyro, a sandwich of seasoned, marinated lamb, tomato, lettuce, and cucumber-yogurt tzatziki sauce stuffed inside a soft pita? The traditional method for cooking the meat employs an electric vertical rotisserie on which layers of sliced and marinated leg of ...

Try this light, summertime bean salad with corn and avocado

For an easy, light, summertime bean salad, we combined fiber-rich black beans with fresh corn, bright tomato and creamy avocado. Toasting the corn in a skillet until golden brown brought out its natural sweetness. Chipotle chile, cilantro, and lime juice provided the perfect Southwestern ...

Make this messy, cheesy, utterly delicious grilled corn

In Mexico, vendors sell this messy, cheesy, utterly delicious grilled corn from carts. To bring this street food to the home kitchen, we broiled the corn on the cob instead of heading out to the grill, first brushing it with oil to keep it from drying out. Mayonnaise makes a good substitute ...

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Off the Shelf: Light-hearted romances

In her May article, Acquisitions Librarian Betty Roiger shared a couple of romances that caught her attention. I was in search of some light summer reading, so I took her recommendation for “The Flatshare” by Beth O’Leary and really enjoyed it! Tiffy is desperate: she broke up with her ...

Antiques & Collecting: The history of popular Nantucket baskets

Nantucket baskets have been popular purses and collectibles since the 1940s. The first baskets on Nantucket Island were made by the Wampanoag Indians, but they were not like the later Nantucket baskets. A lightship is a substitute for a lighthouse in waters that can’t hold a lighthouse ...

Family Living Focus: Celebrate June Dairy Month

Celebrate National June Dairy Month with your favorite dairy treat. Originally established as a grocery/milk promotion in 1937, National Dairy Month now acts as a reminder of the health benefits that dairy products provide. They contain essential nutrients including calcium, potassium, vitamin ...

Gardening: Flower bed maintenance

A bit of grooming and care will keep your flower gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months and into fall. Remove the flower stems of salvias, veronicas and similar flowers as the blooms begin to fade. Use a pruner or sharp garden scissors and cut just above the first set of ...

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Lexi Platz and Eric Niemerg

Paul and Donita Platz of Lafayette announce the engagement of their daughter, Lexi, to Eric Niemerg, son of Joe and Deb Niemerg of Dieterich, IL. Lexi is a 2012 graduate of GFW High School in Winthrop, and a 2016 graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato. She is employed at The Equity in ...

Taylor Moldan and Bryce Kloeckl

Glen and Lisa Moldan of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Moldan, to Bryce Kloeckl, son of Tim and Jane Kloeckl of Arlington. Taylor is a 2010 graduate of New Ulm Cathedral High School and a 2014 graduate of the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, where she ...

Taylor Moldan and Bruce Kloeckel

Glen and Lisa Moldan of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Moldan, to Bruce Kloeckel, son of Tim and Jane Kloeckel of Arlington. Taylor is a 2010 graduate of New Ulm Cathedral High School and a 2014 graduate of the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, where she ...

Kara Hendrickson and Kevin Guttum

Eric and Janelle Hendrickson and Paul and Darlene Guttum, both of New Ulm, announce the engagement of their children, Kara Hendrickson and Kevin Guttum. Kara is a 2011 graduate of New Ulm Public Schools, and a 2015 graduate of Minnesota State University in Mankato. She is a Senior ...

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Lloyd and Helen Christenson

Lloyd and Helen Christenson of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a family celebration with their six children and 12 grandchildren. They were married June 15, 1969, at First Lutheran Church in Worthington.

Jerome and JoLene Nordlund

Jerome and JoLene Nordlund of Gibbon are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, June 15, at the Gibbon Sportsman’s Club, from 1 to 4 p.m.m Jerome Nordlund and JoLene Doering were married on June 21, 1969, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon. Your ...

Jerry and Connie Thompson

Jerry and Connie Thompson of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding annviersary with family later this summer. Jerry Thompson and Connie Lange were married June 14, 1969, at Immaculate Conception Church in St. Clair, Minn.

Don and Myrtle Brand

Donald and Myrtle Brand of New Ulm will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 5 with family. Donald Brand and Myrtle Griebel were married June 5, 1954, at St. John the Baptist Church in Searles.

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How healthy are your bones?

Osteoporosis is a sneaky disease. Your bones can weaken significantly before you even know you have it. Many people don’t realize they have osteoporosis until they have a fracture. Because there may be no obvious symptoms of bone loss, it is important to talk with your doctor about whether ...

Is your heel in need of healing?

“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” —Leonardo daVinci Just think about it. Your feet contain nearly one-quarter of all the bones in your body, and each foot contains 33 joints. When these work together to help you stand, walk, run, jump and dance, the ...

Medicare Advantage: The new plan that has you covered

With 2019 bringing a variety of new health plans to Minnesota – including Allina Health | Aetna Medicare Advantage plans – consumers are able to simplify their coverage and identify options for better care. Whether you’re just learning about Medicare or actively looking for a new plan, ...

You don’t need to be an older woman to get osteoporosis

Unless you are a woman who has gone through menopause, you don’t have to worry about osteoporosis, right? Not quite. It’s true that women who are past menopause are at higher risk of osteoporosis, which is a decrease in bone density. But everyone’s bones naturally become weaker with ...

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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 ...

Sarah Rosenau and Clayton Strobel

Sarah Rosenau and Clayton Strobel were married Aug. 25, 2018, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Ulm. Parents of the bride are Randy and Cindy Rosenau of New Ulm. Parents of the groom are Ron and Patty Strobel of Henderson. Maid of honor was Amanda Rosenau. Bridesmaids were Marie Rose, ...