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‘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 ...

Making movies one frame at a time

NEW ULM — Filmmaking comes in all shapes and sizes. For the last decade, local filmmaker Emory Moody has been working in the smaller-scale film style known as stop-motion animation. Moody had dabbled in all kinds of animated films, but stop-motion is his preferred medium. “I sculpt better ...

CRUSH 80/20 brings a healthier alternative

NEW ULM — CRUSH 80/20 Nutrition is coming up on its one-year anniversary on June 14 and has seen positive growth while making an impact on the New Ulm community and beyond along the way. CRUSH is an Herbalife nutrition club that allows people the opportunity for a healthier way of living. ...

You can’t keep a good man down

SLEEPY EYE — Operation Iraqi Freedom war veteran Gary Kuebler doesn’t let the loss of both of his kidneys get the best of him. Not even dialysis three days a week can stop him from working, maintaining his physical fitness and doing other things he enjoys like visiting his family and ...

Master Gardener: Don’t feed your plants, feed your soil

If you’re like most gardeners, I know what you’re thinking; soil doesn’t need the nutrients; the plants do. So how does feeding the soil help our plants? There is another world below the soil surface that most home gardeners don’t fully understand. Yet soil scientists tell us that in ...

The Call of the Wild

NEW ULM — A local youth has found a new calling in competitive duck calling. Anton Freiderich, 13, recently started competing in duck call competitions, and has been learning how to make the hunting instrument. “I took him duck hunting once and he started blowing on the call and he blew ...

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 ...

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