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Living with Cancer

NEW ULM — Dean Tessmer does not look sick. In fact, for a 61-year-old he appears to be in great shape. But Tessmer has been battling Stage 4 Prostate Cancer for eight years, a battle he plans to keep fighting. His cancer has progressed to the point where he cannot be cured, but he can ...

The New Ulm middle school presents… Saga of the Golden Horseshoe

NEW ULM — Giddy up! The New Ulm Middle School would like to invite ya’ll to a wisecracking, slapstick western spoof called Saga of the Golden Horseshoe. The play will be performed at the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. on April 13 and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 14. The cast is ...

Get ready: Summer is coming!

NEW ULM — Even with the long winter this year, summer is eventually coming, although it doesn’t feel like it. The New Ulm Park and Rec Department once again has a variety of activities for the Summer of 2018 for people of all ages throughout the community. Summer registration begins at ...

Moldova: another tough job that we have come to love

Editor’s note: Tom and Marcy Macaulay are former New Ulm residents. Tom was the New Ulm assistant city manager for several years before he and Marcy decided to join the Peace Corps. Here is a report on their most recent assignment. For the past year and a half we have been living in a small ...

In the long, cold winter nights, Board Games Rule

NEW ULM — Everyone has a favorite game, and these days the varieties of games are as unique as the people playing. When you live where the outside temperature is below freezing for several months of the year, finding an indoor board game you love is important. In New Ulm, multiple groups ...

Even though he made enough progress to be a part of a team’s 53-man roster last year, Tyler Marz knows that there’s a lot of work to do this offseason. He knows he must always be Preparing for the battle ahead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The 2017 NFL season was a big one for Springfield native Tyler Marz. The offensive lineman got his first taste of NFL life after he was picked up off the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad by the L.A. Chargers in September of 2017. He was on the team for seven weeks ...

‘Happily Ever After’

Boys, girls, young and old, there is something for everyone to enjoy in “Happily Ever After.” The New Ulm Figure Skating Club’s annual ice show features classic princesses, “Cinderella,” “Snow White” and “Beauty and the Beast” to the more modern favorites “Princess and The ...

STEM learning comes from trying, trying again

NEW ULM — Out of chaos comes learning, creativity and collaboration in the Jefferson Elementary STEM Lab. An acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, the STEM class presents students with one hour every seven days of problem solving and collaboration. “The goal is to have ...

Winter’s most popular destination… A City on the Ice

BROWN COUNTY — Ice fishing season is in full force. There is no better time to get out on the ice and land a record-breaking walleye. The ice fishing fever is especially contagious around this time year, thanks to several ice fishing contest. Last Sunday the Hanska Firemen’s Relief ...

Alternative Roots Farm: Living as stewards of the land

MADELIA — Brooke and John Knisley are the owners of Alternative Roots Farm, which sits on five acres in rural Madelia. The Knisleys also manage an orchard of two acres offsite that is just outside of New Ulm. Alternative Roots Farm is a certified (as of Aug. 6, 2014) organic family farm ...

River critter mounts, pelts brought to Oak Hills Living Center

Not even Macie the therapy cat can stay away from the river critter collection in the hallway outside room 318 in Deer Haven Hallway at Oak Hills Living Center. Riverside History & Nature Learning Center Curator Ron Bolduan recently underwent back surgery for the sixth time but is on the ...

Museum packing up history

NEW ULM — An old program is becoming new this year at the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) Museum. The museum’s outreach program is getting revamped as a two-part system involving traveling trunks and a more robust station in the building due to flagging popularity. “We are ...

Gander air disaster nears 32nd anniversary

An airplane crash with the highest death toll on Canadian soil and the second-highest of any crash involving a DC-8 claimed the life of a Sleepy Eye soldier Dec. 12, 1985. All 248 passengers and all eight crew members on Arrow Air Flight 1285 died when the aircraft stalled, crashed, and burned ...

Need for Food Shelf knows no season

NEW ULM — During the giving season The New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf receives a lot of support to help families feed themselves. The food shelf serves roughly 175 families per month, a recent increase since August. That demand can make it hard to keep the shelves well stocked. “They may ...

Menzel Village continues to delight visitors at BCHS Museum

NEW ULM — The Menzel Village has returned to the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) this weekend. On Friday the public was invited to see the miniature village as part of the open house weekend. The tiny town will remain on display through Christmas. The Menzel Village is a re-occurring ...

Shamara Hornick has an eye for detail… and a new studio to boot

NEW ULM — Shamara Hornick’s love of art started at a very young age as she watched her mother draw. Hornick’s mother was an artist and a big inspiration for Shamara when it came to branching out and becoming more artistic. Hornick, a New Ulm native, is a professional photographer now ...

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School will perform “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” with three shows beginning on Friday, Nov. 17 at New Ulm High School. The directors of the musical are Kim Horning and Sarah Thursby. The musical is put on by students in grades 9-12 at NUHS and it will ...

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