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Antiques & Collecting: Emile Galle known best for cameo glass

Talented artists often become well known for just one type of art when they actually created many different things. Emile Galle (1846-1904), the famous artist known for his cameo glass, designed, made and sold pottery and furniture. The glass and furniture are popular with today’s collectors. ...

Cole D. Rueckert

Front & Center

U.S. Air Force Airman Cole D. Rueckert graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and ...

Off the Shelf: ‘Before We Were Yours’: Fiction base on history

Stolen children, abuse, secrets, and lies that affected families for generations is the story told in “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. It’s an unbelievable story, so it has to be fictional, right? Although “Before We Were Yours” actually is fiction, the story is based on the ...

Antiques & Collecting: Methods of glass coloring effect value

Is a red-and-white glass decanter made of cased glass, flashed glass or stained glass? All three were methods of adding color to a clear glass piece to make it more decorative. The cost and quality of each is different, and collectors should look carefully and ask questions before they buy. ...

Master Gardener: Numerous butterflies noted recently

by Marianne Schotzko University of Minnesota Master Gardener, Brown County For the past month, I have been noting a large amount of brown and orange butterflies that are smaller than the Monarch butterflies that I normally see in our area. I have watched many, many land on the flowers in my ...

Family Living Focus: Alzheimer’s caregiving tips – driving safety

Good drivers are alert, think clearly, and make good decisions. When a person with Alzheimer’s disease is not able to do these things, he or she should stop driving. But, he or she may not want to stop driving or even think there is a problem. As the caregiver, you will need to talk with ...

Prevention Corner: Protecting our children from medicine abuse

From the Brown County Underage Substance Abuse Coalition October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month. National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month promotes the message that over-the-counter and prescription medicines are to be taken only as labeled or prescribed, and that using such ...

In Appreciation

“New Ulm Diabetes Walk” Thanks You The Lions Club of New Ulm and the Lafayette Area Lions Club would like to thank everyone who attended and/or gave donations to our third annual Lions Strides “New Ulm Diabetes Walk” for their support. Forty people enjoyed the walk and more than $8,000 ...

College News

Katelyn Forst, of Gibbon, received a Bachelor of Science, Therapeutic Recreation Major, with Highest Honors, at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduation ceremony in August

Conversations from the cubicles: Great books, no lying

Betty: One of us is lying. Kris: Well, it’s not me. B: Me, either. K: Then I’m lost. B: Hmmm. I was starting our article. “One of Us Is Lying” by Karen M. McManus was one of the bestselling young adult books of the summer. I would sum it up as murder comes to “The Breakfast ...

Antiques & Collecting: Weathervanes, useful and aesthetic in 1700s

By Terry and Kim Kovel The recent floods in Houston and the hurricane in Florida show how important weather, rain and wind are to everyday life now and in the distant past. Weathervanes told the direction of the wind and aided in forecasting the weather. The earliest known weathervane was ...

Master Gardener: Garden notice

The University of Minnesota Extension Service posts up-dates, articles and notices on their website. Here are a few of the latest notices. Emerald Ash Borer in Martin County By: Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reported the week of ...

Jess Wiborg and Jason Rewitzer are this year’s Alumni Award winners for the Eagles 5000.

In Appreciation

Friends of ISD 88 thank Eagles 5000 participants The Friends of ISD88 would like to thank all the NUHS band, student groups, parents and ISD 88 staff and coaches for their awesome volunteer efforts in helping with the sixth annual Eagles 5000 race. We would also like to thank the New Ulm ...

Master Gardener: Cicada killers are common now

There have been several questions about a large wasp that has been seen burrowing in the ground around our area. The cicada killer wasp has become common in many areas of Minnesota. It is a large, solitary wasp that is 1 to 1 ½ inches long. The cicada wasp has a black abdomen with yellow ...

Family Living Focus: Helping family members to deal with a fall risk

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” How many times have we heard comics deliver that line from a now-famous 1980s TV commercial? The truth is that a dangerous fall is no laughing matter.  It’s a real worry for those who suffer from balance dysfunction and for the family caregiver.  ...

In Appreciation

Lions Club of New Ulm Says “Thank You” For a Successful Fly-In The Lions Club of New Ulm would like to thank everyone who attended our 44th annual Fly-In Breakfast for their support. We served 1500 people and had a great time doing it. We screened 36 preschool children for vision problems ...

College News

Winona State University is pleased to announce the names of students completing academic requirements for degrees following Spring Term 2017. Attached is a list of graduates whose zip codes match your service area. Academic honors are listed Karissa, Besemer NewUlm,MN Doctor of Nursing ...

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