Lifestyle Columns

Off the Shelf: Computer Classes at the Library, Round 2

Computers and digital devices; love them or hate them, they are here to stay. Computers, smartphones, tablets, they are everywhere. It is increasingly difficult to go about your daily life without going online. If you ever feel like you are being left behind, this is where we can help. New ...

Antiques & Collecting: Victorian furniture covers many styles and price points

Many authors define American Victorian furniture in terms of one of the many design types used from 1840 to 1900, but all of them are Victorian. Federal furniture, inspired by the French Empire style, was going out of favor and the heavy square look with straight backs, hard seats, black wood ...

Master Gardener: Lilies

There are approximately 110 species and hundreds of cultivars in the Lilium genus. Many plants that have “lily” as part of their common name (such as daylily, calla lily, canna lilly or peace lily) are not “true” lilies. True lilies belong to the genus Lilium. They grow from bulbs made ...

Hearing Problems in Loved Ones

FROM: Gail Gilman Family Life Consultant, M.Ed., C.F.C.S. and Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Do you find the need to repeat yourself more often than not to the person you are caring for? Does your talking level closely resemble your yelling level just so your care recipient ...

Public Health Corner: Shining the light on Colon Cancer Prevention

You may have noticed beautiful blue lighting in some local communities in the month of March. Cities across the nation united with the symbolic color of blue lighting up landmarks to draw attention to a very important issue - colorectal cancer. Most of us know someone or are someone with this ...

Photo of NUStep exercise machine and Board & Committee members Elaine Paa, Shari Fischer, Shannon Hillesheim, and Patty Matthews

In Appreciation

Oak Hills Foundation Thanks Bowling Classic Supporters On behalf of the Oak Hills Memorial Foundation Board and Bowling Classic Committee members, thank you to all that contributed to the success of the Bowling Classic Fundraiser at Concordia Lanes. As I came away from this event I thought, ...

Christine Brown-Tayler and Terry Johnson Jr.

Weddings: Christine Brown-Tayler and Terry Johnson Jr.

Christine Brown-Tayler and Terry Johnson Jr. were united in marriage on Feb. 17, 2017 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Christine is the daughter of Bill and Mary Brown of New Ulm. Terry Jr. is the son of Terry and Marjorie Johnson of Spicer. The Maid of Honor was Tyra Johnson. The Best ...

Conversations from the Cubicles: Books for mature audiences

Betty: Oh, my gosh! Did you get snow on your side of town, too? Kris: Yes. Where are you going with this? B: Well, I was just wondering because I guess that means you were skiing and sledding and stuff. K: Oh, ha ha. I’m willing to bet you were curled up with a book, just like I ...

Master Gardener: Vines for your partial shade garden

Question: My garden is partially shady. Are there any perennial vines that will grow in partial shade? Several vines can grow well in shadier spots, even when they typically prefer full sun.  1. American Groundnut. This attractive vine (Apios americana ) is native to the Eastern United ...

Family Living Focus: Eating difficulties

Suppose the person you are caring for has not been eating well for some time now. This is a great concern, as adequate nutrition is essential for maintaining optimal health and well-being. Eating problems are common and can be the result of many factors. First, consider your loved one’s ...

In Appreciation

New Ulm Lions say “Thank You” to Waffle Brunch Patrons The Lions Club of New Ulm would like to say “Thank you” to everyone who purchased tickets and attended our Dad’s Belgian Waffle Brunch fundraiser on Sunday, March 5th. We would also like to thank the following New Ulm businesses ...

College News

Emily K. Curtis, Sleepy Eye, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS degree om Neuroscience, from the University of St. Thomas in fall 2016. ——— The following local residents have received their degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The university held its 32nd semi-annual ...

Off the Shelf: Wowbrary: A weekly treat for your inbox

Here at the library, we open presents several times a week. Actually, Betty is the one who opens the presents, but we all celebrate. That’s because new books are shipped to us almost daily, and if there’s one thing a librarian loves, it’s new books. Patrons can experience that rush of ...

Family Living Focus: Dealing with Caregiver Guilt

Caregivers often carry around undeserved guilt, believing that they aren’t doing enough for their loved ones. This guilt can make the caregiving role even more stressful than it already is. One might ask why a caregiver feels guilty when they’re doing such a courageous job. Here are some ...

College News

Kaylee Dittmer of New Ulm, recently graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) at the end of Fall Semester 2016. Dittmer received AA for Liberal Arts and Sciences . ———— Three local students were named to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester at the ...

Off the Shelf: Black History Month

It is Black History Month. Here in the Children’s Room, we pulled books from our shelves that celebrate famous black people, and we displayed books illustrated by black artists and written by black authors. One of the wonderful things about books is that when you share them together, you have ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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