Editor’s Mailbag

Road to Stardom presentation

by author and speaker Kathleen Baxter

NEW ULM — Author Kathleen Baxter will discuss authors Wanda Gag, Maud Hart Lovelace, and Laura Ingalls Wilder at the Wanda Gag House, 226, N. Washingnton St., New Ulm, on Saturday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m.

Learn about these extraordinary women who grew up along Minnesota Highway #14 and their lives in this fast-paced and entertaining presentation.

Baxter is a native of Walnut Grove, a lifelong reader, a retired librarian, writer and nationally known speaker. Baxter’s new book, “My Betsy-Tacy Miracle: A Literary Pilgrimage to Deep Valley,” will be available for sale at the event or can be found at www.mnheritage.com.

Tours of the Wanda Gag House will be available after Baxter’s presentation in New Ulm. These free programs are open to the public and are sponsored by the North Mankato Taylor Library, New Ulm Public Library and the Wanda Gag House Association.

Firearms Safety Class Signup

NEW ULM — Firearm Safety Class Signup will be held at the Izaak Walton Building in the Brown County Fairgrounds on Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24 from 6-8 p.m.

Cost of the firearm safety class is $15; $7.50 is due at signup.

Classes will be held April 30 and May 2 and 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 from 8 to 4 p.m. at the Izaak Walton Building.

Community Ed trip to “Chicago”

NEW ULM — New Ulm Community Education is hosting a trip to the musical “Chicago,” which is coming to the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, June 10. Deadline is Monday May 7 to get tickets.

The New Ulm trip will be for the 6:30pm show. The cost for charter bus and tcket is $74.

The bus will leave at 4 p.m. from the Middle School Parking Lot on South Garden Street.

To reserve a ticket, call the Community Ed office at 507-233-8307.

Christenson Concert at State Street Theater

NEW ULM — Pastor Chris Christenson will be coming home to New Ulm to play his first concert at the State Street Theater on Friday, April 27. Christenson, a 1990 graduate of NUHS, used to attend New Ulm Junior High and is looking forward to playing the theater where he used to play dodge ball as student. Christenson and his daughter Phoebe are part of the Christian Music Group, Cross to Glory, and are making a stop in New Ulm during their 2018 tour.

Christenson has been writing and performing music for the past ten years. Although the genre of his songs may vary from folk, country, rock, and gospel, the message is always the same. You can hear the Scripture in all the songs and a message in the music. Much of his writing came through his study of Scripture as a pastor. He also wrote an entire album dealing with the struggle of having his 8 year old son fighting cancer and going to heaven.

Cross to Glory will not only share the uplifting and inspirational music but Pastor Christenson will also share where the songs came from and bring meaning to the message for all who hear. Featured in the concert is singer/songwriter/guitar, Chris Christenson; violin, mandolin, vocals, Phoebe Christenson and lead guitar, harmonica and vocals, Mike Madson.

From Chris Christenson