Lifestyle Feature

Fab five of 2015

Journal photographer Steve Muscatello shares a few of his favorite photos from the past year.

Gordon bounces back fast from a flesh-eating disease

Chris Gordon of New Ulm survived a bout with necrotizing fasciitis, a rare, bacterial skin infection that spreads fast and kill's the body's soft issue. Accurate diagnosis, prompt treatment with antibiotics through a vein and surgery are important to stopping the infection before it becomes ...

Something for Everyone, with Community Ed

NEW ULM - Some people might not be aware of the expansive nature of Community Education programming.Community Education is an umbrella that covers a wide variety of experiences for children, adults, and seniors, says New Ulm Community Education Coordinator Carol Davis.The system of Community ...

Tis the Season for Christmas Trees

NEW ULM - Few symbols evoke memories of the holiday season like a fully decorated Christmas tree.The tradition of decorating a tree for the Yule season dates back hundreds of years. These days artificial trees are widely available, but the hunt for a real tree is a tradition for many ...

Dear Lois…

A woman with New Ulm ties is a co-author of the book "Dear Lois," which is a series of letters sent from her mother who adopted her to the woman who gave birth to her.Amalie Bowling co-authored the book with Karen Schlindwein, who adopted Bowling in January 1991 - one day after her birth. ...

Destination: Play

NEW ULM - The first ever "inclusive" playground in the New Ulm city park system is coming to Hermann Heights Park.Despite appearances, "inclusive" is not synonymous with just "accessible," noted New Ulm Park and Recreation Director Tom Schmitz.The playground is intended to be welcoming to, and ...

Gunpowder Artist

MINNEAPOLIS-The new Minnesota Vikings stadium will not open until 2016. But when it does, the stadium will include an impressive variety of artworks commissioned by Minnesota artists. One of the artists is Courtland native Lisa Friedrich.Friedrich, daughter of Char and the late James Friedrich, ...

Life in sports: Brad Ryan brings experience, passion as New Ulm AD

NEW ULM - New Ulm High School's new activities director Brad Ryan has spent a life in sports.Ryan, who was hired in July after Chad Eischens resigned to take the same position at Belle Plaine High School, played Division I hockey and coached numerous sports for 19 years before becoming the ...

A passion to coach and teach

NEW ULM - Martin Luther College men's soccer coach Paul Koelpin admits that 20 years ago, he had no idea what he was getting himself into.Koelpin became the men's soccer coach at Martin Luther College in 1995. Two decades later, he continues to lead one of the more consistent teams in the ...

Sibley County Deputy reports UFO near St. George

Story byFritz BuschArt Strauch was the first to see a strange object that seemed to be about 2,000 feet above the ground, to the northwest, about a quarter mile away. After watching the silver gray object that changed to a bright white to dull orange color several times, Strauch stopped his car ...

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church: 150 years of tradition

NEW ULM - Few institutions in New Ulm are as deeply steeped in tradition as St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.From a heart-stoppingly beautiful Christmas service carried out entirely by the children of the congregation, to a Confirmation service that always happens on Palm Sunday; from ...

The Grand Falls Back into Art School

NEW ULM - For students, September typically means classes will be starting for the fall semester. This is even true for those enrolled in art courses at The Grand Center for Arts & Culture.From the beginning, The Grand had aspired to offer public classes. Program Director Joey Steinbach ...

Little by little: Steven Sherman’s weight loss journey

NEW ULM - The radical diet fads and avant-garde exercise routines did not appeal to Steven Sherman; they probably would not have worked for him either.Instead, the 29-year-old from Franklin whittled away with patience and perseverance to get to where he is today.At his heaviest, Sherman weighed ...

A life changing event

NEW ULM - Everyone has that life-changing event that they remember, whether it be something like marriage, the birth of a child or something as simple as a dream job or vacation.But for Martin Luther College student Luke Rothe, a fly ball in the outfield on April 2 of a college baseball game ...

Lund builds P-51 Mustang 3/4 replica

SLEEPY EYE - Over a nine-year period, Sleepy Eye Airport Manager Larry Lund has labored to build a 3/4-scale replica of a P-51 Mustang in an airport hangar.The P-51 Mustang, often described as the best all-around fighter plane developed during World War II, had a major impact in the European ...

New inductees in ISD 88 HOF

By Kremena SpenglerStaff WriterNEW ULM - What do Ray Bentdahl, John Heymann, Kent Knutson, Curt Lambrecht, Ted Marti and Ann Vogel have in common?Apart from the inspirational quality that exceptional career and civic success lends each of the names on this list, the people on it also share a ...

New Ulm’s Farmers Market: Fresh Foods at Fresh Location

NEW ULM - Farmers markets are a long-held seasonal tradition across the Midwest. The pop-up markets allow local food producers to direct market to the customers, who in turn get the freshest products available.New Ulm has hosted a regular Farmers Market for years. In 2012, KNUJ and the Heart of ...

Fighting the odds:

NEW ULM - Whether it's weightlifting or cardio, exercising requires a certain amount of strength and endurance that not everyone can exhibit.But for Drew Aufderheide, a fifth-generation New Ulmite and manager at Anytime Fitness in New Ulm, he needs a different type of strength as of late.Last ...

MVL grad Josh Ziesemer finds his niche’ designing gym floors

As a gym-rat, Minnesota Valley Lutheran graduate Josh Ziesemer couldn't have mapped out a more perfect career for himself.Ziesemer, who graduated from MVL in 2009 and Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2013, played basketball at both schools. After college, he found the once-in-a-lifetime job that ...

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