Lifestyle Columns

Family Living Focus: Exercise – How to get started

Safety First - Start Out Slowly Most older adults, regardless of age or condition, will do just fine increasing their physical activity to a moderate level. However, if you haven’t been active for a long time, it’s important to start out at a low level of effort and work your way up ...

Off the Shelf: Saving your digital stuff!

Growing up, our phone was just a phone. People could call us, and we could call them. Today, phones are planners, photo albums, phone books and more. Have you ever thought about all the stuff you have on your cell phone or other digital devices? Would you like to save it? I recently attended ...

Antiques & Collecting: Sometimes copies of antiques are valuable

Although antique dealers tell us early 1900s oak furniture doesn’t sell, average Chippendale pieces are not wanted and fancy French designs of the past are out of style, some average examples and even good copies can be useful and a good investment. In 1899, Wallace Nutting started ...

Family Living Focus: Family activities for fun and good health

Being physically active with your family is a great way to stay healthy and make exercise fun. Whether you play team sports with the entire family or take brisk walks with your spouse, child, or grandchild, you’ll be rewarded with improved health and time spent together. Family ...

Public Health Corner: Adolescents need annual wellness exams

Summertime is not only a great opportunity to spend days with family and friends, but also, to begin planning for back to school. Oftentimes, this planning includes getting children into their medical provider for a checkup and vaccinations. Adolescents need this checkup as much as young ...

College News

The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth has announced its list of conferred graduates for Spring 2018. The following local students graduated: Lacy Kloeckl of Nicollet. Kloeckl graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. Miranda Sweely of Stewart. Sweely graduated Cum ...

In Appreciation

Thanks to our “Grand” Celebration Participants The State Street Theater Co. wants to thank those who made possible yet another first-time event at the theater: Celebrating the acquisition of its first grand piano by hosting a free piano concert for the community on Sunday, June 24th! Thank ...

Antiques & Collecting: Antique names vary and evolve

There are many unfamiliar names for antiques and even vintage collectibles. What is a collectible “dumbwaiter,” a “finger vase” or a “swift”? And what is a “tazza” and how was it used? The tazza originally was a large basin for bathing. But the meaning changed, and by the 17th ...

Family Living Focus: Lessen the squeeze: caregiver coping skills

According to the Alzheimer’s Association (2000), 5.75 million Americans are in the “Sandwich Generation” of caring for both children and parents, and women represent the majority of caregivers for family members. Following are a few things you can do to prepare for and live your life ...

Coalition Corner: Prescription opioid abuse: a first step to heroin use

Prescription opioid pain medications such as OxyContin and Vicodin can have effects similar to heroin when taken in doses or in ways other than prescribed and are currently among the most commonly abused drugs in the United States.  Research now suggests that abuse of these drugs may open the ...

In Appreciation

Garden Tour Success The Brown County Master Gardeners wish to thank many folks for helping to make our Garden Tour a big success. First, thanks to The Journal and Clay Schuldt for his thoughtful presentation in Sunday’s Lifestyle section. Thank you also for including us in the daily ...

Off the Shelf: Landscaping at the Library

In 2016 The Wanda Gag Monument Committee generously donated the sculpture of Wanda Gag, a New Ulm artist and illustrator, which faces Broadway outside the New Ulm Public Library. The sculpture was designed and created by New Ulm native Jason Jasperson. In June 2018, the Committee completed its ...

Antiques & Collecting: Shedding light on deck prisms

A 4 1/2-inch-high heavy glass pyramid was in a recent house sale. It was inexpensive, but no one knew what it was used for. It was almost too heavy to lift, so it wouldn’t be a practical paperweight, but we bought it to display on a table with our obelisks. A long search of pictures online ...

Family Living Focus: Travel Guidelines for people with memory disorders

Family Life Consultant, M.Ed., C.F.C.S. and Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Many people enjoy travel as a form of recreation, relaxation, and an opportunity to learn. While travel may be a positive experience for most people, it poses special problems for people with dementing ...

College News

The Academic High Honor and Honor lists (Dean’s lists) for the past spring semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been announced by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Marilyn Wells. Among 3,035 students, a total of 768 students qualified for the High Honor ...

In Appreciation

Creativity Camp The Grand Center for Arts and Culture would like to extend a big thank you to all who helped to make our first summer Creativity Camp a success. A special thanks to New Ulm Community Education for a grant that helped offset some of our costs, as well as to teachers Beth Sletta, ...

Off the Shelf: Who was reading biographies?

The library has a huge non-fiction collection. You can find information on just about anything! The Dewey Decimal 921 section opens our ears and eyes, and hearts, to the interesting lives of others. I’ve been reading biographies from our children’s room and they are fascinating! Some ...

Antiques & Collecting: Rookwood fountains valuable with wear

Flowers were an important part of lives of the 1880s to 1950s Americans. Technology had advanced to a time when pottery could be made in multiples in molds and large kilns. New types of plants had been introduced to the country, flower arrangements were a sign of wealth and good taste. Formal ...

Master Gardener: Radishes

Radishes are a very old vegetable. They were grown throughout Europe before the Romans arrived. They grew in the colder Northern European climates, and some types stored well through the cold winter. They are very nutritious and add flavor and seasoning to many dishes. There’s a history of ...

Family Living Focus: Keeping track of medications safely

The over 65 population in America purchases and consumes more medications than any other age group. They purchase more than 30 percent of all prescription medication and more than 40 percent of over the counter (OTC) medicines. Estimates are that as many as 90 percent of seniors use either ...

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