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Time for a Face Lift

The Glockenspiel in Schonlau Park received a face lift—two in fact. The north- and east-facing clocks were taken down and refurbished Wednesday. The mechanical movements in the clock were replaced, the fluorescent lights were upgraded to LED, and the clock hands were redone. The two clock ...

Greatest Show on Earth

The Cathedral High School Band presented its spring concert Wednesday, with the theme “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Director Thomas Bierer and the band played selections from “The Greatest Showman,” and other circus music, while adding acrobats and jugglers.

Senior awards ceremony at high school

New Ulm High School seniors and scholarship recipients pose for a photo following their awards and recognition ceremony in the high school auditorium Wednesday. The scholarships and recipients are: 2019 Presidential Physical Fitness Award: Jack Raymond; Dr. Richard Fischer Scholarship: ...

Ellison: Can’t block students from graduation for lunch debt

ST. PAUL — According to a binding written opinion issued Wednesday by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, public school districts may not restrict student participation in graduation ceremonies because of unpaid meal debt. The binding opinion was issued in response to a request from ...

Sons of American Legion recognize Norm Warta

The New Ulm Sons of American Legion, posthumously recognized Norm Warta as their Volunteer of the Year, for several projects he assisted the SAL with in New Ulm. Pictured, from Left: Jim Bartels-SAL Vice Commander, Lynn Mathiowetz-daughter of Norm Warta, Ben Mathiowetz-SAL member and grandson ...

Sleepy Eye Board of Appeal, Equalization lowers values

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye Board of Appeal and Equalization unanimously approved reducing the estimated market value (EMV) of two residences Tuesday. A residence owned by Timothy Cleveland at 312 Maple St. S.E. was reduced from its 2018 EMV of $107,617 to $69,500 for 2019 assessment due to ...

Krzmarzick to address German-Bohemian Heritage Society

NEW ULM — Randy Krzmarzick, Brown County raconteur and columnist, will entertain the audience at the German-Bohemian Heritage Society’s spring meeting. His title is “Reflections of a 4th Generation Bohunk in the 21st Century.” Krzmarzick is a life-long Brown County farmer who ...

Choir concert at middle school

New Ulm Middle School’s fifth-grade choir performs “Shiru L’Adonai,” by David Neches - Psalm 96:1, in the high school auditorium Tuesday. The middle school’s fifth and sixth-grade choir concert was directed by Holly Kaderlik with piano accompanist RuthAnn Gehrke.

SE Police, BCA need help finding missing teen

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye Police and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension seek the public’s help in finding a missing Sleepy Eye 16-year-old boy. Tanner M. Klammer was last seen Friday, May 10, at the River Bend Area Learning Center in New Ulm. He was wearing a black t-shirt with ...

Developer meets with EDA about site

NEW ULM—A developer met with members of the Economic Development Authority (EDA) regarding a site formerly considered for the third Garden Terrace. No formal development proposal has come before the EDA, but the developer was sent a topography and utility map of the location to help ...

NU woman faces burglary, assault charges

NEW ULM — A New Ulm man told police a 19-year-old New Ulm woman he had a relationship with for four years before breaking up a month ago, forced her way into his apartment, began choking him and throwing him around Sunday, May 12. Hannah C. Nelson, 126 N. Jefferson St., was charged Tuesday ...

Planning panel OKs applications

NEW ULM — After more than 36 years of public service, Brown County Administrator Chuck Enter attended his final Brown County Planning Commission meeting Tuesday. “Thank you for your service,” Commissioner Brian Braun said to Enter who ends his Brown County career May 31. He has attended ...

Officers stop 31 drivers Monday

NEW ULM — Law enforcement officers with the New Ulm Police Department, Brown County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol stopped 31 drivers for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk Monday. The Stop For Me campaign began Monday to target drivers who fail to yield to ...

High school choir in concert

New Ulm High School’s Oak Street choir performs “Don’t Stop Me Know,” arranged by Mark Brymer, in the high school auditorium Monday. Other performances for the high school’s spring choir concert included Bel Canto, Men of Note, the Concert Choir and senior solo performances by Kareen ...

Pedestrian safety campaign leads to traffic stops

NEW ULM — A safety campaign to encourage motorists and pedestrians to move safely through the community got underway in New Ulm Monday. New Ulm Police, the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and South Central Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths regional partners including the Heart of New Ulm and ...

Never too old to learn

NEW ULM — Who said you’re too old to learn? As part of a community outreach program between Jefferson Elementary, Orchard Hill Assisted Living Community and Ridgeway on 23rd, residents of Orchard Hill visited the elementary school on Monday to meet with students and to learn about what ...

Manderfeld chosen as new PUC head

NEW ULM — Kris Manderfeld is the new utilities director following a special New Ulm Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Monday. Manderfeld previously served as the assistant finance director. In February, she was appointed to interim utilities director to fill the vacant director position ...

‘Little Mermaid’ auditions, performance dates announced

WINTHROP — The T-Bird Community Arts Group announceS its 4th summer musical, a production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” The Broadway musical is based on the classic Disney movie. A fully staged version will be performed Aaug. 1-4 at the auditorium at GFW High School in Winthrop. ...

Mother’s Day at Harkin Store

WEST NEWTON — The Harkin Store celebrated Mother’s Day with a display of dozens of aprons during its Sunday program. The privately-collected aprons — which were displayed on the building’s front porch or inside over the counter — included many different styles, craftsmanship and ...

Tanzania trek

KIKATITI, TANZANIA — Jim Thomas and Bill Koeckeritz are in Tanzania to help oversee a project that may at last bring a steady source of safe water to the Kikatiti Secondary School. Thomas and Koeckeritz have been involved with the school in many ways since 2000, when they first traveled to ...