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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. ...

Small Museum, Big Memories

FAIRFAX — Jim Weinzetl says he’s always been a fan of baseball, especially in his hometown of Fairfax. However, he thought that he could do more for the history of the game in his town. Late last summer, he came up with a plan to show off the town’s baseball history. It wouldn’t be ...

The American Legion at 100

After six months in development, the New Ulm American Legion Seifert-Bianchi Post 132 Centennial history website is operational. Including 101 years of history from World War I forward, the website edited by George L. Glotzbach, includes photographs and capsule stories of the history of WWI, ...

The Rathaus Sessions

NEW ULM — Co-Producers Rudy Nelson and John Wildauer have joined forces on a project to raise profiles of local artists. Nelson is the lead singer for the local band The Futons. He studies at Martin Luther College, graduating in December and has spent much of his free time watching session ...

The Grand Garden Tour

NEW ULM — Do you have a green thumb? Does landscaping your yard sound appealing? If so mark Thursday, June 28th on your calendar for the annual Brown County Master Gardeners’ Gardenfest Tour. The tour will start at 4:30 p.m. and go through 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. Garden site information is ...

Sioux Valley Gun Club welcomes all ages

NEW ULM — Whether you’re a seasoned shooter or a young beginner, the Sioux Valley Gun Club in New Ulm offers those interested plenty of opportunity to get out there on the range this summer. The club is more than happy to help shooters of all ages get started having fun this summer in a ...

Nicollet’s Football Family

NICOLLET — Sean and Travis Murphy grew up with the sport of football. Their dad, Tom Murphy, is the longtime coach of the program who has given the community a 9-man football identity as a state powerhouse. Tom Murphy, who recently took over as the head football coach at Nicollet, is ...

Soldier to retire from Army Reserves on Flag Day

Sergeant First Class (E-7) Celeste Bischel maintained a family tradition, to say the least, serving 40 years in the Army Reserve. Her voice crackles with emotion when she realizes her military time ends soon. A Winona High School student, she had a brother in the Army and Navy and her father ...

‘Bliss Stock’ to celebrate, benefit Bliss Kalk

NEW ULM — A little of 1969 will be coming to New Ulm this Father’s Day as the first of an annual music festival raising money for Eden “Bliss” Kalk. Starting at noon Sunday, June 17, Bliss Stock will fill the Turner Hall lawn with music, activities and families the headlining band ...

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