Lifestyle Feature

The giving season

NEW ULM — The holiday season is often marked as a season of excess and materialism, but it is also the season for giving. In the New Ulm area there are several organizations and charities working to help those in need. For over 30 years the New Ulm Sertoma Club has been seeking donations ...

Area hoopsters commit to Division II schools

Anyone familiar with girl's basketball within the New Ulm area knows of the sport's high talent level and competitiveness.For some, it is probably no surprise that the New Ulm area has three girl's basketball players who have committed to playing collegiately at the Division II level next year. ...

New Ulm High School presents: Sunrise Boulevard

A humorous twist on the 1950 drama film "Sunset Boulevard," the New Ulm High School Fall Play will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, and at 1 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18 & 19 in the new high school auditorium. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students."Leave It to Daddy" is the most ...

New Ulm Area Catholic Schools present: Robin Hood Tale of Ye Merry Woode

NEW ULM - Laugh along with Robin Hood and his merry band as they outwit Prince Richard and his guards during New Ulm Area Catholic Schools' (NUACS) performance of "Robin Hood Tale of Ye Merry Woode."This musical comedy will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee ...

The Sound of Music to be heard and seen at MLC

NEW ULM-The 1959 play "The Sound of Music" has it all: romance, music, adorable children, nuns, the Austrian Alps and the Nazi occupation of Austria. Beginning Friday, Nov. 4 New Ulm audiences will be able to attend a live performance of the play at Martian Luther College.Set in Austria before ...

After more than 150 years, New Ulm Battery still one-of-a-kind

By Jake CalhounJournal Sports WriterNEW ULM - Established in 1863, the New Ulm Battery remains the only town-based Civil War-era militia in the country that is still in existence.The New Ulm Battery formed to protect the town in the aftermath of the U.S. Dakota War of 1862 (also known as the ...

NU Park and Recreation offers several options for the fall and winter seasons

NEW ULM - With the winter months fast approaching and people making the transition from being outside to indoors, now is the time to start planning ahead to stay in shape during the fall and winter months.The New Ulm Park and Recreation Department has plenty of options for people of all ages to ...

Radon—the silent, invisible, odorless killer

A few years ago, Ron Anderson of New Ulm saw a Brown County Public Health newspaper advertisement in The Journal about radon test kits available in the public health office. He got one, noticed an action level reading and wound up buying an active radon mitigation system for his home.Radon is a ...

An Austrian architect discovers New Ulm

Judith Eiblmayr is a practicing architect, architectural critic and teacher, and was the Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Fall of 2015. She studied at Vienna University of Technology, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and for one semester in Venice, Italy. ...

Springfield native Tyler Marz adjusts to life on the Titans practice squad

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It seems like Tyler Marz can finally relax after a busy spring and summer that had him auditioning for a spot in the NFL, a lifelong dream for so many but realized by so few.The Springfield native was recently signed to the Tennessee Titans' practice squad, where he's one of ...

Meatless Bolognese

By Wendy MonroMany of my friends and family believe that by cutting some of the meat out of their diets, they will become healthier and lose weight in the process. I know that I personally shed twenty-five pounds since I changed my diet to include very little animal products and almost no oil. ...

Minute meals for your kitchen

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDWe have all been there. You get home from a long day and you are hungry! You don't want to take the time to make dinner, so you just end up ordering food to go. And while that idea may be fine every once in a while, if it becomes a daily routine, it may cost you and your ...

Fairfax man has hundreds of license plates

FAIRFAX-If you have a question about license plates, especially unusual ones, Everett Hanson is a good person to ask. He has collected more than 400 plates over the past 70 years.Hanson who lives in Fairfax has had a deep passion for license plates for a long time - since he bought his first ...

Local woman finds family on Guatemala mission trip

NEW ULM - In less than a month, on Oct. 8, long time resident Dani Winter will marry her fiance Kevin Andrews. However, in the midst planning the wedding Winter decided after 25 years it was time to visit her birthplace in Guatemala. Before the trip was over she would reunited a family she ...

Sleepy Eye’s Hernandez set for big time on MMA stage

By Jake CalhounJournal Sports WriterSLEEPY EYE - When Juan Hernandez first discovered mixed martial arts, he knew he loved it.Hernandez, who was born in Texas and has moved from there to North Carolina as well as many other towns in Minnesota before settling in Sleepy Eye in 2009, was first ...

Fort Ridgely State Park loaded with history

Staff WriterFORT RIDGELY - The removal of Fort Ridgely's golf course is at the center of much controversy recently. However, the fort is far more than a sporting location. The history of the fort-turned-park reserves it a special place in many locals' hearts.The story of Fort Ridgely begins ...

Celebrating 37 years of coaching New Ulm Cathedral Softball

By Jeremy BehnkeJournal Sports EditorNEW ULM - It's not easy to get one by New Ulm Cathedral softball coach Bob Mertz. But over the course of several months, his wife Linda and a few others managed to do just that.Last Sunday, the coach was honored by about 75 or so of his former players ...

Pokémon Go

NEW ULM-The wild, Charmander, Rattata, Drowzee and Zubat have all been spotted in New Ulm over the last few weeks by those who know where to look.These bizarre animals are collectively called Pokmon and thanks to a popular game app Pokmon Go, the number of sightings is expected to ...

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