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Celebrating 75 years of Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball

NEW ULM — The Tomahawk Conference celebrates 75 years for boys’ basketball this season, leaving plenty of memories and milestones along the way. The conference first formed in 1944 as the “Tomahawk League”, borrowing the name from the old Tomahawk baseball league. The initial seven ...

New Ulm Tennis Association has given tennis players . . .An Opportunity to play

NEW ULM — Even at the age of 70, Wills Runck finds himself busy on the tennis courts around the city of New Ulm. And even though the winter season is coming up, Runck gives tennis lessons for the New Ulm Tennis Association at the New Ulm Park and Recreation Center and various tennis courts ...

A Season for Giving

NEW ULM — The holiday season is in full force and many people are hitting the shops to find gift items, but is also the time to think of those in need. In the New Ulm area there are several opportunities to donate to worthy causes this time of year. In Brown County, Santa’s Closet it one ...

Looking a Lot Like Christmas

A yearly tradition since 1933, fresh garland with lighted bells and stars will continue to adorn downtown New Ulm this holiday season. Due to safety concerns and downtown changes over time, the City of New Ulm, with the Chamber of Commerce acting in a liaison capacity, initiated conversation ...

New Ulm High School presents… Our Town

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School will be presenting the classic play, “Our Town,” to the public on Friday and Saturday in the New Ulm High School auditorium. Both shows will begin at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for children. Those with an activity pass get in free. ...

New Ulm Cathedral presents . . .Fairy Tale Courtroom

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral will present “Fairy Tale Courtroom,” which was written by Dana Proulx. The play is under the direction of Michael and Christina Koester. Michael is from South Bend, Indiana and graduated from MLC. Christina is a New Ulm Cathedral graduate and the two met while ...

Nissels share a passion for green

NEW ULM — Some people collect stamps other collect baseball cards, but Marv and Carol Nissel have set their sights on something bigger. For over four decades the couple has collected John Deere tractors. They started collecting 45 years ago, and now they have entire sheds full of the green ...

Rathman says farmer employees make Leavenworth Silage Co. go

For more than 30 years, Leavenworth Silage Company has specialized in sweet corn silage sales to stock growers. General Manager Jim Rathman of Sleepy Eye has been instrumental in the firm. He credits the company’s success to its employees, farmers, he says know what to do when things need ...

Heaping helping of haunts this Halloween

NEW ULM — October might be known for its cool breeze, falling leaves and playoff baseball, but it’s also famous for its month-long slate of movies, stories and activities of haunts, scares and things that go bump in the night. For those in the New Ulm area this month, the second half of ...

State Street Theater presents . . . The Butler Did It

NEW ULM — The State Street Theater Company will present Tim Kelly’s “The Butler Did It”, a comedy that spoofs English mystery plays. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. The performance is ...

A short flight to another country, a giant leap out of my comfort zone

Editor’s Note: Anna Koehler was the Hans Joohs Exchange Intern from Ulm, Germany to New Ulm this summer. After working at KNUJ and The Journal, she is returning to her home in Ulm, Germany, this weekend. As a European, visiting other countries is relatively easy. Three hours to Italy, ten to ...

Milford 4-H Club has plenty to celebrate

The Milford 4-H Club of Brown County is celebrating its 90th year in 2018, and to celebrate, get more involved in the community and commemorate its long heritage, the club has decided to do at least nine Community Pride projects. Nearly every club member was involved in at least one of the ...

Bee Balm Fields: Where they’ve been and where they’re going

MANKATO — Former New Ulm native and 2001 New Ulm High School graduate Laura Karels is having the time of her life doing something that she loves to do: creating and performing with her Mankato-based band, Bee Balm Fields. Bee Balm Fields was formed in the early, cold winter months of 2015. ...

Gardening: Preparation for 2019 begins now

NEW ULM — While many Minnesotans love having a garden in the summer — either vegetable or flower — the reality of such a project is that it’s a short-lived season to for growing. Now that we’re in the month of September, those who have vegetable gardens are running out of time to ...

After years of preparation, City Center Apartments ready to open

NEW ULM — After nearly five years of planning and redesigning the City Center Apartments on Minnesota Street will welcome tenants in their new homes next week. Project developer Jim Kretsch has been working to build these apartments for the last several years. The process has required ...

Remembering the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862

NEW ULM — One hundred fifty-six years ago, an armed conflict erupted between several bands of Dakota and settlers in Minnesota and Dakota Territory. That conflict came to be known as the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Stopping into the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS), one is able to ...

Antiques & Collecting: Campeche chairs are collectible, comfortable

This Mexican chair with its leather sling seat is known as a Campeche chair. The style was inspired by a Roman magistrate’s chair, which had a similar shape and sloping seat that was considered very restful. More recent Campeche chairs were made in the 19th century in Latin America, the ...

As Summer winds down, New Ulm Park and Rec Department is Focusing on Fall

NEW ULM — With the end of summer near, now is the time to look ahead to the wide variety of fall activities that the New Ulm Park and Recreation Department offers to those looking to stay busy. The department is wrapping up yet another busy summer, and it is starting to shift its gears ...

The making of… ‘Max Bishop’

NEW ULM — For some New Ulm residents, the summer of 2018 will be remembered the as the summer Max Bishop came to town. Who is Max Bishop? Max Bishop is the name of new independent film directed by New Ulm native Jack Beranek. Starting in May, Beranek and the production team came to New ...

State Street Theater Co. presents… Mary Poppins

NEW ULM — Ready to go on a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure? Theater fans that answered yes to that question are in luck. The State Street Theater Company (SSTC) will proudly be bringing the story of Mary Poppins to its stage at 7 p.m. from July 26-28 and at 2 p.m. on July 29. ...

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