Editor’s Mailbag

Bloodmobile collects 78 units of blood

NEW ULM — The Red Cross Bloodmobile took in 78 units of blood on Friday, the third day of the blood drive in New Ulm. The total was four short of the daily goal of 82.

An eight-gallon pin was presented to Ellen Preisinger, and 17 gallon pins were presented to Russ Haber and Peter Newmann.

The blood drive collected a total of 274 units of blood for the three-days, short of its goal of 310.

The next blood drive in New Ulm will be Jan. 16, 17 and 18 in Vogel Arena.

St. Mary’s Fall Festival Sept. 23

NEW ULM — St. Mary’s Fall Festival takes place on September 23 at the Church of St. Mary, located at 417 S. Minnesota Street in New Ulm.

Entertainment at the festival begins at 10 a.m. on the grounds with a Bean Bag Tournament, Kids Train Rides, AFC Talent show, Food and Beverage stands, a televised Vikings game and much more.

There will also be a mass before the festival starting at 9 a.m., which is followed by a family style Bone-In Ham and Meatball Dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a Big Ticket Drawing at 3:30 p.m.Take-outs for the dinner are available. You do not need to be present for the ticket drawing to be eligible to win.

Courtland Ice Cream Social Sept. 19

COURTLAND — The Courtland Ice Cream Social takes place on Wednesday, September 19 from 4.30 to 7 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rural Courtland. The church is located 3 miles east of Courtland on County Road 25, 478th Street.

The menu ranges from Barbeques, Hot Dogs, and Baked Beans to Egg Salad Sandwiches, Ham Sandwiches and Potato Chips. For those with a sweet tooth there will be pie, cake and ice cream, along with coffee and lemonade. Gluten free products will be available.

The organizers ask for free will offerings. Everyone is welcome to join.

Hanska Library holding quilt raffle

HANSKA — A Quilt Raffle is being held at the Hanska Community Library, where entrants can win a queen sized quilt with a “Fairy Dust” design by Mari Martin, sewn by Shirley Olson and quilted by Lisa Schwartz.

The drawing will be held on September 8, at 7 p.m. at the Firemen’s Porkchop Dinner in Hanska. Tickets are available at the Hanska library on 109 Broadway Street, Hanska or the City Clerk’s Office. You do not need to be present to win.

For more information, contact the Library at 507-439-7323 or email connortricia8@gmail.com or hanska@sleepyeyetel.net.

Gemuetlichkeit in Goosteown is Sept. 9

NEW ULM — Gemuetlichkeit in Goosteown is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 9, to celebrate one of New Ulm’s most unique neighborhoods. The ‘Gemuetlichkeit’ will take place in Riverside Park from 12 to 4 p.m.

‘Music for Memories’ will be provided byformer Goosetowner RIchard Schwartz. Tours of the Nature Learning Center and local live animal visits will be offered. Further activities are canoeing on the river and National Guard Ball Toss Games, including baseball, football and basketball. Food will be provided by Joni’s Catering.

Free will donations are more than welcome and in turn visitors will have the opportunity to take a picture with a WWII motorcycle.

Deer Hunters annual banquet Sept. 17

NEW ULM ‚ The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will hold its annual banquet on Monday, Sept. 17 at the Best Western in New Ulm for the Sioux Trails Chapter. The doors open for the Social Hour at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

There will be entertainment in form of a 4 Gun Raffle, where you can win a Remington 1911 .45 caliber pistol, an APF AR15 .223 cal, a Mossberg .20GA. Combo and a TC Impact .50 cal. Muzzleloader. You have not to be present to win. Furthermore, there will be a Kid’s Raffle and a Card Raffle with great prizes and games for young and old.


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