Lifestyle Columns

Master Gardener: Hydrangea basics

I recently attended the Horticulture Day hosted by the U of MN at the Lamberton Outreach Center. One of the speakers was Jeff Farber, owner of the greenhouses in Marshall and Tracy. His topic was Hydrangeas. He had beautiful colored pictures to go along with his presentation, but I did try to ...

In Appreciation

Bloodmobile thanks donors On behalf of the American Red Cross we would like to thank all the donors who gave blood at our New Ulm Civic Center blood drive. Thanks to all the volunteers for their help. A special thanks to the following business who made donations: Kwik Trip, Burger King, ...

Public Health Corner: Food Safety Tips for Summer Outings

No ants, no bees, no food poisoning! What better way to celebrate a beautiful summer day than with a picnic outside at the park, at the beach or even in your own backyard. Here are some tips from www.foodsafety.gov and www.FDA.gov to keep your picnic perfectly safe: Plan ahead. Don’t forget ...

College News

St. Cloud Technical & Community College has named its honors lists for the Spring 2017-2018 year. Area students on the list include: Jackson Reinarts, New Ulm Nicholas Strate, Sleepy Eye Evan Busche, Winthrop ———— Tonia Henning, of New Ulm, was recently honored at the ...

Off the Shelf: Upcoming book adaptations

Most avid readers will agree: The book is always better than the movie. But that does not mean that the movie or television adaptation won’t be pretty good, too! It seems that there is always a new spate of book adaptations on the horizon; here are some recent notable adaptations. Hulu has ...

College News

The following students have been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence after the spring 2018 semester at South Dakota State University. To earn dean’s list distinctions in SDSU’s colleges, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 ...

Antiques & Collecting: Rarity is only one factor in antique price

“I’ve never seen one before, so it must be valuable!” is a common comment made by collectors. But rarity doesn’t always add to the price. Fame, beauty, workmanship, even usefulness adds to the dollars paid for an unusual piece. A recent Skinner auction in Boston sold an 1840s-shaped ...

Master Gardener: Growing vegetables

The goal of most vegetable gardeners is to have a good harvest of tasty vegetables. We may have to tolerate low levels of plant disease, but here are a few strategies to keep the plant diseases in your garden at a tolerable level. Before beginning to start your plants or set plants in the ...

Family Living Focus: Medicine for the soul – a caregiver’s guide

The easiest part of caregiving is taking care of physical needs of the elderly and disabled. You can take courses on CPR, medication management and a variety of much needed services which keep the body clean and healthy. However, it is rare to find courses on “medicine for the soul”, the ...

College News

Kendra Kormann graduated from the Model College of Hair Design in St. Cloud, MN on Thursday, May 16 and is certified by the State of Minnesota. The Model College of Hair Design is a private Nationally Accredited Cosmetology College that provides a state-of-the-art beauty school and advanced ...

Off the ShelfLeaving with the best memories

As I finish my final weeks at New Ulm Public Library, I have been reflecting on nine years in this community and can’t believe how fast the time has passed. It seems just yesterday that Richmond and Connie Scharf hosted a welcome gathering for me with the Library Board, Library and City staff ...

Antiques & Collecting: Riding the waves a Pacific islander pastime

Surfing is a popular worldwide sport today, but when did it start and what is collected? People have been swimming and bodysurfing by riding the waves since ancient times. But it was the Polynesians who started riding the waves on a board long before the Europeans discovered the sport during ...

Master Gardener: Coral bells

Coral Bells (Heuchera Spp.) may not be new to you. You may have “Palace Purple”, a well-loved variety that looks great in a shade garden with its’ large burgundy leaves. But there is more to this family of plants as plant breeders and hybridizers have been very busy adding new cultivars ...

Family Living Focus: Beat the heat: summer tips for seniors

Every summer, thousands of Americans suffer from heat stroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration. And each year, an average of 300 people in the United States dies from heat-related illnesses, according to reports from the Center for Disease Control. Seniors are more susceptible to heat-related ...

Coalition Corner: Serving Alcohol to teens: unsafe, illegal and irresponsible

The legal drinking age protects kids. Did you know that since laws established 21 as the minimum drinking age, the likelihood that a 15 – 20 year old driver will be involved in a fatal car crash has dropped by more than half? The “We Don’t Serve Teens” program, a national program ...

College News

Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, Michigan, has released the Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester. Nearly 1,600 students were named to the Dean’s List this spring. To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. A pound sign indicates a ...

College News

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has announced its Dean’s List for Spring Semester 2018. Students on the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Area students on the list include: Arlington: Miss Tina R Larsen, Junior, UMD-Sci & Eng. Swenson Coll ...

In Appreciation

Citizens Bank holds 4th annual 5K Citizens Bank Minnesota held its 4th Annual Race 2 Raise 5K fundraiser on Saturday, May 19, 2018. 160 participants came to run and walk the 5K route, which started at Citizens, continued south on Minnesota Street to 16th South, then back along the bike ...

Off the Shelf: Conversations from the Cubicles: The end of an era

Betty: As you know, readers who love the Penderwicks REALLY love them. Kris: Yes, I’ve heard you raving about them. B: My sister was eagerly awaiting the next book and tried to look online to find out about it. She was aghast when she ran across the title: “Die Penderwicks.” K: ...

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