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Editor’s Mailbag

CAST offers ‘Hang Up on Fraud’ seminar NEW ULM — Fraud happens daily and it seems that it is reported weekly to the New Ulm Police Department. Most often, it’s a money scam where good people send their hard-earned money at the request of someone they don’t know who claims they have ...

Conversations from the Cubicles: Off to a great start

Kris: This has been an amazing year for books. Betty: What?! We’re only two weeks into 2018. K: I know, and I stand by my statement. B: Well, don’t just stand there; explain yourself. K: In my ongoing quest to read all the books, I have been furiously turning pages on some amazing ...

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Milford 4-H Club is celebrating 90 years of helping 4-H club members "make the best better." Since the 4-Her's value the community in which they live, go to school and their parents work, they have a goal to do at least 9 community service projects as part of their celebration. So on Tuesday, Jan. 9, Milford 4-H Club said "Thank You" to local Law Enforcement on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, by bringing 90 treats for the officers and staff of the Law Enforcement Center. In the morning they brought in 45 doughnuts and donut holes with coffee. Then in the afternoon they brought 45 cookies with milk for the afternoon and evening shift employees. Front row (left to right): Aiden Schroeder, April Schroeder, Shelby Seifert. Middle row (left to right): Kallie Olson, Aubree Schmidt, Fynn Vavra, Frankee Vavra, Kate Schmidt, Korbin Olson, Alex Schroeder, Kaden Olson, Jayce Schroeder. Back row (left to right): Sheriff Rich Hoffman, Sergeant Jeremy Reed, Deputy Sheriff Jacob Stueber, Officer Aaron Lewandowski, MacKenze Vogel.

Milford 4-H Anniversary

Submitted photo Milford 4-H Club is celebrating 90 years of helping 4-H club members "make the best better." Since the 4-Her's value the community in which they live, go to school and their parents work, they have a goal to do at least 9 community service projects as part of their ...

Park & Rec Report

New Rec Center Admission Fees: Rec Center Admission: $5.25, Walking Track Admission: $2.25, Ultimate Admission $7.25. Punch cards will adjust accordingly. New Civic Center Admission Fees: Open Skate/Hockey/Broomball: $4.75, Rock on Ice: $5.25, Skate Rentals remain at $2.25, Skate Sharpening: ...

Area Church Services

Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at Markplatz Mall. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery ...

School Lunch Menus

Lafayette Charter School Monday: Soft Shelled Taco, Corn, Veggie Sticks / Lettuce, Fruit Tuesday: Tater Tot Hot Dish, Bread, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Wednesday: Silly Fish Nuggets, Broccoli, Veggie Sticks / Lettuce, Fruit Thursday: BBQ Pork Sandwich, Green Beans, Carrot Sticks/ Lettuce, ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Nicollet Community Holiday Dinner NICOLLET — The Nicollet High School FFA and all Student Organizations are hosting a Nicollet Area Holiday Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nicollet Public School Commons, 1 N. Pine St. The purpose for this dinner is to provide ...

Minnesota Valley Testing Labs (MVTL) held a Holiday contest to raise donations for the Food Shelves in New Ulm, MN and Bismarck, ND. A total of 1542 items were donated during the contest from the 10 departments vying for the win and the prize of a pizza party. The Bismarck Lab was the winning department raising 25 items per employee. Pictured with the donations from the New Ulm facility are Thomas Berg (CEO) and Colleen Skillings (CFO).

Food Shelf Donation

Submitted photo Minnesota Valley Testing Labs (MVTL) held a Holiday contest to raise donations for the Food Shelves in New Ulm, MN and Bismarck, ND. A total of 1542 items were donated during the contest from the 10 departments vying for the win and the prize of a pizza party. The Bismarck Lab ...

Off the Shelf: Conversations From the Cubicles: Reading in the New Year

Kris: If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? Betty: Wow, that’s heavy. Why would you ask me that? K: That’s the premise of the book I just read, “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin. B: So it is sort of, I’m going to die young so live fast. Wait. Just ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Heartland Express will operate on MLK Day NEW ULM — Brown County Heartland Express will operate as normal for MLK day on Monday, Jan. 15. If you need to schedule a ride for that day, please make sure to call the Brown County Heartland Express office at 507-359-2717, or 800-707-2717 before ...

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A donation of $5,000 has been made to Turner Hall to be used to purchase new kitchen equipment to be installed in the remodeled kitchen. Dr. Ann Vogel made this donation in recognition of the present Turner Hall staff, renovation contractors, and legion of volunteers, Turner Ladies, and Board Members.  This is also given in honor of Rich Runck and Lucille Stegeman, dedicated and tireless workers at Turner Hall down and through the years past. Pictured, from left, are Virginia Suker Moldan, Janell Chrobak, Ed Weber, Dr. Ann Vogel, Dan Beranek and Kathleen Backer.

Turner Hall Donation

Submitted photo A donation of $5,000 has been made to Turner Hall to be used to purchase new kitchen equipment to be installed in the remodeled kitchen. Dr. Ann Vogel made this donation in recognition of the present Turner Hall staff, renovation contractors, and legion of volunteers, Turner ...

Area Church Services

Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at Markplatz Mall. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery ...

School Lunch Menus

Lafayette Charter School Monday: Grilled Chicken, Sandwich, Winter Blend Vegetale, Fruit / Veggie Sticks Tuesday: Walking Tacos, Corn, Carrot Sticks / Lettuce, Fruit Wednesday: Meat Loaf/ Bread, Potatoes, Veggie Sticks / Lettuce, Fruit Thursday: Pork Riblet Sandwich, Baked Beans, Veggie ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Heartland Express open on MLK Day NEW ULM — Brown County Heartland Express will operate as normal for Martin Luther KingDday on Monday, Jan. 15. If you need to schedule a ride for that day, please call the Brown County Heartland Express office at 507-359-2717, or 800-707-2717 before 3 p.m. ...

Off the Shelf: Lego your Legos!

The library looks and sounds a bit different than it did when you were a child. The Children’s Room has building blocks and puzzles, I-Pads, DVD’s and scavenger hunts. Plus, it is not always quiet! The kids are busy and sometimes you hear them reading aloud, singing or creating their own ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mankato Area Youth Wind Ensemble seeking young musicians MANKATO — The newly-minted Mankato Area Youth Wind Ensemble is looking for musicians ages 14 and up to join its ranks. Any student who plays brass, woodwind, and percussion concert band instruments (including piano, harp, and string ...

NU-Telecom employees recently held internal fundraisers to support the Shop with a Hero Program in New Ulm.  Pictured are Aaron and Leah Widmark (Shop with a Hero Program) and Steve Baker (NU-Telecom).

NU-Telecom Donation

NU-Telecom employees recently held internal fundraisers to support the Shop with a Hero Program in New Ulm. Pictured are Aaron and Leah Widmark (Shop with a Hero Program) and Steve Baker (NU-Telecom).

Ask a Trooper: Keep a cold weather emergency kit in your car

Question: What items should I have in my vehicle during this extreme cold weather? What is the proper procedure if I become stranded and/or go off the road? Answer: With the recent below zero temperatures, being prepared with an emergency kit and plan can save your life. We recommend the ...

Park & Rec Report

The Park and Rec. Department Staff extend our warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season! Thank you for your patronage this past year and we look forward to serving you in 2018. Look for exciting things to come with the beginning of RENU projects! New Rec Center Admission Fees go into ...

Area Church Services

Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at Markplatz Mall. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery ...

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