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Retirees from B.F. Goodrich, Pantasote, Holm Industries and Ilpea Industries held a reunion on Oct. 1 at Finsted’s Hall. In the front row, from left, are: Elayne Hoffmann (Holm-1997), Karen Haack (Holm-1999), Sedonia Schnobrich (Pantastoe-1986), Gerta Winter (Holm-2001), Judy Gruenhagen (Holm-2006). Second row: Pat Rademaker-Hinderman (Ilpea-2012), Melinda Cooling (Holm-2003), Gladys Portner (Holm-1995), Dick Kral (Holm-1993), Carl Schwermann (Holm-2000), Tom Zitzman (Holm-2008). In the back are Paul Roiger (Ilpea-2015), Lee Peterson (Holm-1998), Gordy Haack (Holm-2003), Gordy Pey (Holm-1996) and Willy Korman (Cooper Tire-1999). The next retirees party will be in 2019.

Goodrich-Pantasote-Holm-Ilpea reunion

Submitted Photo Retirees from B.F. Goodrich, Pantasote, Holm Industries and Ilpea Industries held a reunion on Oct. 1 at Finsted’s Hall. In the front row, from left, are: Elayne Hoffmann (Holm-1997), Karen Haack (Holm-1999), Sedonia Schnobrich (Pantastoe-1986), Gerta Winter (Holm-2001), ...

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Teachers from New Ulm Public Schools trimmed and set up the Christmas Trees for downtown on Sunday, Nov. 19. The trees are provided by the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce and sponsors who contribut to purchase the trees. From left are Kevin Kluis, Angela Hoek, Michelle Hopp, Carla Berg, Ryan Ziemer, Randy Ogren, Sherry Ogren, and Mike Sasser.  Not pictured: Scott Stuckey and Amanda Frank. Anyone who would like to help sponsor the trees can contact the Chamber of Commerce at 507-233-4300.

Decking the Downtown

Submitted Photo Teachers from New Ulm Public Schools trimmed and set up the Christmas Trees for downtown on Sunday, Nov. 19. The trees are provided by the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce and sponsors who contribut to purchase the trees. From left are Kevin Kluis, Angela Hoek, Michelle Hopp, Carla ...

A large crowd turned out for the Community Friends Thanksgiving Dinner. The total count is unknown, but 950 were estimated to have attended.

Thanksgiving community dinner still a hit

NEW ULM — For 30 years the Annual New Ulm Community Friends Thanksgiving has brought hundreds of people together at St. Mary’s Church for a homemade meal. On average 950 guests attend the Thanksgiving meal and event, and co-chair Les Schultz anticipates they matched this number. All ...

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Outgoing Brown County Ag Society board members President Lucy Gluth, Sleepy Eye, left; and Secretary Sue Ahlness, Sleepy Eye, were honored for their service at the society’s annual meeting at the New Ulm Airport Conference Room Nov. 21.

Ag Society honors Gluth, Ahlness

NEW ULM — The Brown County Ag Society honored a pair of leaders at its annual meeting at the New Ulm Airport Conference Room Nov. 21. Lucy Gluth of Sleepy Eye was cited for 19 years of service on the board of directions, including service as president the last seven years. Sue Ahlness was ...

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Not all sales start Black Friday

Not all the big sales happen on Black Friday. Herberger’s opened its doors at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving. By 10:30 a.m. a line stretching half the block had formed. Aileen Roman and her family were the first in line. Roman said she was waiting since 9:30 a.m. She decided to do holiday shopping ...

Freier receives Park and Rec award

NEW ULM — Toby Freier, Park and Recreation Commission Chair, has been selected to receive a 2017 Professional Award from the Minnesota Recreation and Park Association in the Park and Recreation Board and Commission Award Category. He will receive this award at the MRPA Annual Awards Banquet ...

Some $5,200 awarded to Brown County youth

NEW ULM — The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council said that Youth Scholarships worth $27,000 from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, which is funded by the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment, have been awarded to 70 students in grades 7-12 and 30 students in grades 3-6 throughout the ...

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New Ulm-born psychologist Mindy Kimmel formally announced her campaign for Minnesota House District 16B this month.

Kimmel running for Torkelson seat

NEW ULM — This month New Ulm-born psychologist Mindy Kimmel formally announced her campaign for Minnesota House District 16B. Kimmel is seeking the DFL endorsement for the election. At this time she is the only candidate seeking the House seat. If endorsed by the DFL, she will go ...

City Council: city would heat historic buildings

NEW ULM — The City Council decided to take over the heating cost of the Riverside Park building and the Kiesling House and to seek additional information before modifying the lease agreements for both buildings. Earlier this month, the Park and Recreation Commission unanimously recommended ...

Board OKs solid waste, recycling rate hikes

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved 3 percent annual recycling contract rate hikes for River View Sanitation for the Brown County cities and surrounding rural areas, Tuesday. In addition, commissioners unanimously approved hikes in solid waste service fees utilized for ...

NU-Telecom receives state broadband grant

NEW ULM — NU-Telecom is the recipient of two grants from the state of Minnesota for expanding rural broadband. The internet service provider (ISP) is receiving a total of $736,598 to fund two projects in Hanska and the White Rock region that will increase broadband access to an estimated 31 ...

MVFH pays dividends

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes & Cremation Services recently paid patronage dividends to its members. Dividends of more than $31,000 went to families that had funerals in 2007, said General Manager Eric R Warmka. In the past 12 months, the association has distributed more than ...

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Gearing up the Glock

New Ulm Park and Recreation employee Doug Teneyck installs new holiday figurines at the Glockenspiel in Schonlau Park, 4th North and Minnesota Street, Monday morning.

Council to consider paying for heating

NEW ULM — Tonight the City Council considers a resolution for the drafting and signing of a lease amendment that would require the city to pay for winter heating of the Riverside Park building and Kiesling House. The Park and Recreation Commission unanimously recommended the city authorize ...

DNR seeks information on deer poaching

RENVILLE, MCLEOD COUNTY — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers seek information leading to arrests in two incidents where deer were illegally taken earlier this month. Both cases involve shooting deer on private property after shooting hours. The first case ...

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Arn Kind (center) used a couple of volunteers to demonstrate bartering between the French fur traders, represented by Michael (left), and the Native Americans, represented by Kira (right), in the middle school gym Monday.

CHS school teams compete in robotics event

John Gillis (left), Nate Hauser (middle) and Sam Guldan (right) work on their robot in the Greater Mankato VRC Tournament at Mankato East High School Sunday. The Cathedral High School teams took 11th and 13th in the competition out of 45 teams. Submitted photo

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Arn Kind (center) used a couple of volunteers to demonstrate bartering between the French fur traders, represented by Michael (left), and the Native Americans, represented by Kira (right), in the middle school gym Monday.

Students learn about fur trade

NEW ULM — History came to life Monday for sixth-graders at the public middle school as they learned about the first business in what is today Minnesota. Arn Kind, owner of Historical Experiences, taught students the history of the French fur trade in North America: how it started, how goods ...

Precinct consolidation, mail ballots could save more than $66K

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider a resolution for Auditor-Treasurer Jean Prochniak to apply for a Minnesota Voting Equipment Grant Nov. 21. Prochniak wrote in her request that Brown County is likely to receive a grant of about $54,400; based on about $1,700 per precinct. ...

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