Editor’s Mailbag

Irish ‘Gathering of the Clans’ on Sunday

NEW ULM — The Irish Cultural Society of New Ulm will host its annual Gathering of the Clans Banquet on Sunday, March 17 at Don’s Pub (aka Veigel’s Kaiserhoff), 221 North Minnesota. The event will be held in the Wilhelmina Room and begin immediately after the parade which steps off at 5 pm.

Grand Marshal Terry Dempsey and Irish Queen Janet Dempsey will oversee the festivities. The Concord Singers of New Ulm will rename themselves the “O’Concord Singers” for St. Patrick’s Day and will sing traditional Irish music.

Entertainment is free and open to the public. Funding is provided by the O’Connor, Dempsey, Donnelly, Guldan, Glawe, and Kearney families.

Call 507-359-2071 to make your clan reservations. Guests may order a’ la carte and the special for the evening is bangers and mash.

Spring road weight restrictions start Friday

NEW ULM — Spring weight road restrictions on Brown County roads will go into effect on the morning of Friday, March 15 at 12:01 a.m. to coincide with weight restrictions imposed by Mn/DOT in the South Zone.

All County roadways are restricted to five, seven, nine or ten tons per axle as indicated by posted signs. For gravel roads, the weight restriction is five tons per axle. Any Brown County paved road not marked by signs is restricted to 10 tons. These limits are imposed to minimize road damage during the spring thaw.

A weight restriction map for Brown County roads can be found on the Brown County Website: www.co.brown.nm.us click on Departments, Highway, Maps, Weight restrictions.

Tacos for Tots

NEW ULM — The Southern MN Crisis Nursery will be holding a Tacos for Tots fundraiser on Wednesday, March 20, from 4-7:30 p.m. at Leifeld Hall in the Cathedral Church basement.

Prices are free for 4 and under, $5 for ages 5-11, and $12 for ages 12 and up. Pay at the door. All you can eat tacos and fun activities for kids. All proceeds to benefit the SMNCN.

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