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Sigel Ballpark

Baseball, mom and apple pie. You can still find these things and a few other slices of Americana at Sigel Ball Park. More than 50 years ago, local farmers gathered in front of the Sigel Creamery, waiting for their milk to be dumped. They talked about the weather, grain price, told jokes and ...

Balloon-A-Kazoo!

NEW ULM — Balloon Artist Clare Fischer, 13, is hoping to expand Balloon-a-kazoo! which has grown from a gift into her business. The soon-to-be eighth-grader makes balloon animals and other creations. She works at events ranging from birthday parties to library events. It all began with a ...

B-47 crash victims not forgotten

COMFREY — Brown County loves to remember its history. Special markers identifying significant events from the county’s past can be found everywhere, which makes it surprising the five-decade-old crash site of an Air Force B-47 bomber near Comfrey has remained obscure until recently. In ...

Area teams making transition to 9-man football

Even though summer is just around the corner, preparations have already begun for a few area high school football teams’ transition to the 9-man class this fall. Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s and Red Rock Central are 9-man’s newest full members in the area, while Cedar Mountain/Comfrey is ...

Get ready for Gardening

NEW ULM — As summer nears, now is as good a time as any to get that summer vegetable garden planted while there’s still time left in the planting season. Because Minnesota has a shorter gardening season than states to the south, it’s usually best to start a majority of the plants in May ...

A Fair Trade Store in New Ulm? Why Not Here?

NEW ULM — A new shop is hoping to use shopping to facilitate being a responsible global citizen in New Ulm. Fair-trade market New Ulm’s Own is opening at 212 N. Minnesota St. Friday, May 12, the day before World Fair Trade Day. The shop will sell fair-trade products from around the world ...

New Ulm natives Rysdahl, Sperl succeeding in entertainment

EW ULM—Success in the film and television industry is a challenge. Few who seek it manage a successful career, but New Ulm is fortunate enough to have a few successful natives. Two weeks ago residents of New Ulm were delighted to see native David Rysdahl make his second appearance as ...

MVL, NUC combine for joint clay target team

NEW ULM — In what is touted as the fastest-growing sport in Minnesota, clay target shooting has had new teams popping up throughout the state. Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School and New Ulm Cathedral High School are teaming up to form a brand-new clay target team, which will compete in ...

New Ulm Park and Rec gears up for a new spring/summer season

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Park and Recreation department is gearing up for another spring/summer season filled with new activities aimed at both youth and adults. The department will feature the normal events geared toward younger participants this year along with new events designed to bring in ...

Bentz swims in the shadow of Lloyd Bridges at Sea Hunt Forever

Brown County Deputy Sheriff Ron Bentz has a flair for excitement. He’s drag raced at eighth-mile strips. In more recent days, he went scuba diving much as Lloyd Bridges did decades ago in his television series filmed at what is now Sea Hunt Forever in Silver Springs, Fla. Due to its crystal ...

Delivering meals and more

NEW ULM – Monday through Friday, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) operates the Senior Dining and Meals on Wheels program in Brown County. The program operates out of New Ulm Community Center. Persons 60 or over and their spouses are eligible to participate. LSS has no set charge for the meal. ...

Area athletic trainers covering all bases

NEW ULM — When people think of athletic trainers, they typically only think of them as the people who provide bags of ice or tape ankles during athletic events. And even though those are part of their daily routine, there is a much more important role that athletic trainers fill as educators ...

The State Street Theater Company presents: The Odd Couple

NEW ULM — The State Street Theater Company will present “The Odd Couple” beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24. Additional shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 7:30 p.m., and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 in advance. The play is based on the ...

The New Ulm Figure Skating Club presents: Skate Games!

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Figure Skating Club presents this year’s annual ice show “Skate Games!” Performances are Friday March 3 through Sunday March 5, starting at 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, all at the New Ulm Civic Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ...

Shacking up: Hindt, Zimmer recall unforgettable year

WABASSO — Heading into his senior year, Dan Zimmer was faced with an unusual choice: Either move with his parents to Litchfield, or finish the 1975-76 athletic season at Wabasso. Zimmer chose the former, going on to become Wabasso’s first-ever state champion in wrestling. He capped off ...

Building a successful program

WABASSO — Tucked away in southwest Minnesota and with a population of less than 700, Wabasso isn’t a community at first glance that seems like it would produce so much talent on the girls’ basketball side. The high school itself has an enrollment of 131 and the community is ...

Koenig brothers continue their passions on the farm

A retired U.S. Army Reservist, Lt. Col. Alan R. Koenig taught World War II and Russian/Soviet History, and Western Civilization at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. In the Army Reserve, he is an armorer (weapons maker or repairer), linguist, artillery and historical officer. Koenig’s ...

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