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NUACS Can Collection Saturday NEW ULM — Aluminum Can Collection & Scrip Sales will be held on Saturday, June 3, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the St. Anthony Elementary School parking lot. Accepting all metals. Examples include, but are not limited to: metal plumbing fixtures, piping, ...

Presidential Fitness Awards

Presidential Fitness Awards

Submitted photo New Ulm Middle School presented Presidential Phusical Fitness Awards to students in grades 5-8 pictured above. The Presidential Physical Fitness Award is awarded to students in grades 5-8. Every student in school is tested in five areas which are; Mile Run, Sit and Reach, ...

Off the Shelf: “Build a Better World” – Summer Reading Program 2017

Assemble your most curious, energetic learners. Set up the environment so they can evolve into the engineers, carpenters and inventors of the future. Model habits of reflecting, questioning, composing and dreaming. Make great literature available. Compile a wonderful collection of nonfiction. ...

Elks donate to Veterans

Elks donate to Veterans

Assistant Veterans Service Officer Dave Koester (left) accepts a bundle of gift cards exceeding $500 from Scott Gross of the Mankato Elks Club #225. The Elks are making similar donations to area Veterans Offices for their needy vets programs. The cards can be obtained by any Veteran ...

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In the first quarter of 2017, United Prairie in New Ulm raised $1,100 through its Denim for Dollars program. Those funds raised were recently donated to the New Ulm Ministerial Association Shelter Haus (NUMAS). The NUMAS Haus provides emergency shelter and support services to homeless single mother families with school age children from the area. From Left to Right: Rev. Jo Anne Taylor, president of NUMAS, Rebecca Hulke, Jennifer Konakowitz, Luke Northagen, Julie Wilson, Alex Arends, Rachel Smith, Tim Schultz, Katie Nosbush, Mark Petersen, Susannah Setterholm, Kari Steele, and Jayne Maday-Hulke, NUMAS Shelter Coordinator.

United Prairie Donates to NUMAS Haus

Submitted photo In the first quarter of 2017, United Prairie in New Ulm raised $1,100 through its Denim for Dollars program. Those funds raised were recently donated to the New Ulm Ministerial Association Shelter Haus (NUMAS). The NUMAS Haus provides emergency shelter and support services to ...

Dart Tournament donation

Dart Tournament donation

Submitted photo This year’s annual Schell’s Dart Classic Annual Tournament, held in March, resulted in a donation to the Optimist Club,. Pictured Mick Penkert, tournament chairman, Ann Scharfencamp, Terry Sveine, and Phyllis Brandt.

Lafayette Pie & Ice Cream social June 2

LAFAYETTE — St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church of Lafayette is sponsoring a Pie and Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Lafayette Community Center. The menu includes BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs. potato salad, beans, pie desserts, ice ...

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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Registration for “Jack and the Beanstalk” NEW ULM — Registration has started to be in Healthy Community Healthy Youth’s Prairie Fire Children’s Theater production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” this July 10-15th. This is open to all students entering grades 3-9 this fall at ...

Emma and Kayla Martin, daughters of Ross & Valerie Martin of New Ulm, recently donated 12 inches of hair to “Wigs for Kids.” Their hair was cut by Kelly Brennan at InStyle Salon.

Hair donors

Submitted photo Emma and Kayla Martin, daughters of Ross & Valerie Martin of New Ulm, recently donated 12 inches of hair to “Wigs for Kids.” Their hair was cut by Kelly Brennan at InStyle Salon.

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Dar Schmidt, along with fellow Optimist Club members, Jim Schmidt and Terry Sveine, accepts a donation for $500 from Don Hellendrung, representing the Knights of Columbus  Council 1076. The donation is to help with the transition of the sponsorship of Boy Scout Troop 25 from the Knights to the Optimists.

Optimist Donation

Submitted photo Dar Schmidt, along with fellow Optimist Club members, Jim Schmidt and Terry Sveine, accepts a donation for $500 from Don Hellendrung, representing the Knights of Columbus Council 1076. The donation is to help with the transition of the sponsorship of Boy Scout Troop 25 from ...

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The 13th annual Nick Mueller Memorial Scholarship was presented to graduating senior, Brandon Mehlhop at the NUHS 2017 Senior Awards Ceremony. One of Nick’s dreams was to become a police officer; however, he died suddenly in September of 2004 from an acute asthma attack.  His mother, Nancy, established the scholarship to help others reach their dream and, in spirit, help Nick reach his as well.  Brandon is the son of Stacey Pribyl and Mike Mehlhop. Pictured with Brandon  is Nick’s aunt, Julie Klover.

Nick Mueller Scholarship

Submitted photo The 13th annual Nick Mueller Memorial Scholarship was presented to graduating senior, Brandon Mehlhop at the NUHS 2017 Senior Awards Ceremony. One of Nick’s dreams was to become a police officer; however, he died suddenly in September of 2004 from an acute asthma attack. ...

Park & Rec Report

Hermann Heights Monument Open weekends in May from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Beginning May 27, the Monument will be open daily from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., except for during inclement weather conditions. There will be a full moon over Hermann on Friday, June 10 where Hermann will be open until 10 p.m. for those ...

Bishop to celebrate Memorial Day Mass at Catholic cemetery

NEW ULM – The Most Reverend John M. LeVoir, bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm, will celebrate a Memorial Day Mass at the New Ulm Catholic cemetery on Monday, May 29 at 8 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. In case of inclement weather, the Mass will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy ...

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 ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Library fun for all on Saturday NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Library has something for all ages this Saturday, May 20. At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday Cinema will be held in the Children's Room. The family friendly film, sponsored by the Optimist Club of New Ulm, is rated G and runs 1 hour, ...

The Lions Club of New Ulm presented the “Helen Keller Sight Award” to the staff of Lion Kenneth Windschitl DDS at their April 11th meeting. For 34 years the staff has collected used eye glasses that are sorted and distributed to needy people in third world countries who have little or no eye care available to them. The staff estimates that they have helped collect and sort hundreds of thousands of used eyeglasses in the past 34 years. The public is invited to donate their used eyeglasses to collection boxes that are available at local banks and other places in New Ulm. The staff is pictured from L-R, Katlyn Tessmer, Dr. Windschitl, Karon Metz, Julie Schugel, Mary Windschitl, Nancy Haala, Natalie Helget, Kayla Weinkauf, Carly Jensen, Elizabeth Fischer, Chris Iles and Dr. John Brownfield.

Windschitl staff recognized

Submitted photo The Lions Club of New Ulm presented the “Helen Keller Sight Award” to the staff of Lion Kenneth Windschitl DDS at their April 11th meeting. For 34 years the staff has collected used eye glasses that are sorted and distributed to needy people in third world countries who ...

School Lunch Menus

Lafayette Charter School Monday: Cooks Choice, Vegetable, Fruit Tuesday: Cooks Choice, Vegetable, Fruit Wednesday: Cooks Choice, Vegetable, Fruit Thursday: NO SCHOOL Friday: NO SCHOOL St. Paul’s Lutheran School Monday: Tacos, Hard & Soft Shell, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Refried ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Library fun for everyone NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Library has something for all ages this Saturday, May 20. At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday Cinema will be held in the Children’s Room. The family friendly film, sponsored by the Optimist Club of New Ulm, is rated G and runs 1 hour, 21 ...

School Lunch Menus

Lafayette Charter School Monday: Corn Dogs on a Stick, Corn, Lettuce/Carrot Sticks, Fruit Tuesday: Cheese Bread Dunkers, Vegetable, Lettuce/Carrot Sticks, Fruit Wednesday: Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, Peas, Carrot Sticks, Fruit Thursday: Soft Shelled Taco, Vegetable, Lettuce, ...

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