Editor’s Mailbag

State Street Theater Co. to hold “Behind the Curtain” &

“Theater After Hours” events

NEW ULM — State Street Theater Company (SSTC) in New Ulm will be hosting two brand new events to give community members a chance to go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of their summer musical, “Mary Poppins.” “Behind the Curtain” and “Theater After Hours” will be held in conjunction with performances of “Mary Poppins” at both State Street Theater and the Retz in downtown New Ulm.

“Behind the Curtain” is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the history of the musical Mary Poppins, witness behind the scenes magic at the theater, and see how we plan to make Mary fly!

“Behind the Curtain” will take place on Saturday, July 21st from 10:30-11:30 am in the air-conditioned theater at 1 N. State Street in New Ulm. Cost for “Behind the Curtain” is $5 a person.

“Theater After Hours” is a special event taking place at the Retz in New Ulm following the July 26 opening night performance of Mary Poppins, with catering provided by the Best Western. A $25 ticket includes admission to the Thursday night performance, admission to the after party at the Retz, a free drink and appetizers, and meet & greet with the cast! The Retz is located at 518 Center St., Suite E., in New Ulm.

Tickets for both events are available at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, the Best Western in New Ulm, or online at statestreetnewulm.org/tickets. For further information, please contact SSTC at statestreettheater@gmail.com or 507-359-9990. Performances of “Mary Poppins” will be held July 26-29. State Street Theater is located at 1 N. State Street, New Ulm, MN.

Minnesota seniors

selected for FFA’s James W. Tracy


PLAINVIEW– The Minnesota FFA Foundation announced the names of the 18 Minnesota high school seniors who will receive the James W. Tracy scholarship. The scholarship is available to Minnesota high school seniors enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited post-secondary school and pursuing a degree in Agriculture. The Scholarship is scored on leadership, involvement, agriculture interest and financial need.

The scholarship is possible due to the generosity of James W. Tracy, a farmer from Dennison, Minn., who lost his battle with illness in 2014. Jim had a deep love for the land, farming and the desire to support youth which lead him to donate his farm to the Minnesota FFA Foundation. Generations of high school seniors interested in studying agriculture will benefit from this donation through the James W. Tracy Scholarship.

Scholarship recipients and the high school they attend are listed below:

Ethan Arett of Blooming Prairie

Jessica Christoffer of Round Lake

Dakota Johnson of LeRoy

Shelby Kuechle of Eden Valley

Isabelle Lindahl of Lindstrom

James Mathiowetz of New Prague

Anna McCosh of Granite Falls

Emelia Melson of Trimont

Hannah Neil of Northfield

Kaiya Novacek of Greenbush

Bailey Ruen of Lanesboro

Camren Saxton of Granada

Grace Schlueter of Janesville

Haley Schwecke of Gibbon

Dakota Scott of Windom

Kylee Sherod of Howard Lake

Laura Shoutz of Litchfield

Johanna Welter of Stewartville

The scholarship guidelines and application for school year 2018-2019 will be available Nov. 15, 2018, at www.mnffafoundation.org.

The Minnesota FFA Foundation partners with individuals and businesses to provide resources that promote and enhance premier leadership, personal growth and career success for Minnesota youth in Agricultural Education. For more information about the Minnesota FFA Foundation, contact executive director Val Aarsvold at 507-534-0188 or visit us on the web at www.mnffafoundation.org.