Editor’s Mailbag

Diabetes presentation at

Community Center June 29

NEW ULM — Community and Seniors Together will host a Diabetes Type 1 presentation on Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at the New Ulm Community Center, 600 N German Street, Room 112.

Bob and Bonnie Schirlinger will speak about diabetes and the need for a cure. Bonnie has had Type 1 Diabetes since she was a child, has lived with this disease for 55 years, and lost her sight from complications of this disease. She will share about the daily life of a diabetic and the importance of finding a cure for this disease, so that no child will have to follow her footsteps in their journey through life.

Both Bob and Bonnie are members of the Lions Club of New Ulm. Learn how the Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation is aiding in the research at the University of Minnesota for a cure for diabetes. Any questions can be directed to the Senior Programming office, 507-354-3212. This event is open to the public.

Gibbon Band concert June 23

GIBBON — The Great Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown kicks off its summer season with its first concert on Friday, June 23, in Gibbon City Park.

Come rain or shine and enjoy the sweet sounds of the most versatile band in the area. If you’re “In the Mood” to hear the “Sound of Music” “In the Summertime,” then bring along “Peggy Sue” and “Barbara Ann” and join us in the park.

Gibbon Book Buddies will begin serving food at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m.

Community Breakfast June 24

NEW ULM — A Free Community Breakfast is being held Saturday, June 24, at First United Methodist Church on the corner of Center and Broadway, New Ulm. Come from 8 to 10 a.m. for pancakes, eggs, sausage. All are welcome.

Tour of the Parks for Kids

NEW ULM — New Ulm Community Education has partnered with Kid Connection and will be doing a “Tour of the Parks” field trip on Wednesday, June 21. The group will tour four different parks and enjoy some fun in the sun. Please call 507-233-8307 to sign up.

Tour of the Parks- June 21 from 8:40 a.m. to 3 p.m. (loading bus at 8:45 a.m. and heading back from Hanska Park at 3 p.m.)

Fee: $3 (bring a sack lunch).

Meet at the District 88 Annex (located between Jefferson and the Middle School to load bus at 8:45 and pick up about 3 p.m.

Parks include Northside Park, Riverside park, Hermann Heights Park and finally Hanska Park for the afternoon.

Vaudeville Show at

Community Center

NEW ULM — People of all ages are invited to Peter Bloedel’s Perpetual Vaudeville Show on Tuesday, June 20 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the New Ulm Community Center, 600 N. German Street. Peter’s fun-filled performance includes music, juggling, magic and comedy.

The free program is a special event of New Ulm Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program. For more information, call the library at 507-359-8336.

Peter’s schedule at other Brown County public libraries is as follows: Tuesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. — Dyckman Library, Sleepy Eye; Tuesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. — Comfrey Area Library; and Tuesday, June 27 at 2 p.m. — Hanska Community Library.

This project is made possible by New Ulm Park and Rec and a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Ian Kimmel and The Heard

to Play Noon Tunes

NEW ULM — Singer-songwriters Ian Kimmel and The Heard will perform at Noon Tunes on Thursday, June 22 at 12 p.m. at New Ulm Public Library.

Kimmel, a New Ulm native, and Mark Donohue are students at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.

The program is sponsored by Friends of the New Ulm Public Library. Call 507-359-8332 for more information.

Mending Spirits donates

to animal sanctuary

NEW ULM — Mending Spirits Animal Rescue hosted a bake sale in April to raise funds for special needs animals. It was decided to share a percentage of sales with another animal rescue, since it is important to help mend animals in need of care.

Recently, Deb Roiger and Gerald Woodley of Mending Spirits presented a check for $124.81 to Pete and Susan Guggisberg of Forever Home Animal Sanctuary in rural New Ulm.


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