New Ulm

Editor’s Mailbag

Deutscher Sprachklub meeting moved NEW ULM — The Deutscher Sprachklub will meet this month at a different time and place. Instead of the 3rd Sunday it will meet on the 4th Sunday due to Easter. It will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 28 at Ridgeway on 23rd, 720 23rd St. N. From Minnesota ...

Brown Co. Rd. 13 closed again due to flooding

Brown County Road 13 (North Broadway), including the Beussmann Bridge, is being closed between the KC Road to Nicollet County 21 due to flooding. Many people in the area had been using County Road 13/Beussmann Bridge as an alternative route due to the Highway 14/Highway 15 bridge ...

Off the Shelf: Books about libraries

Librarians love to read about libraries and librarians and we love to encourage others to read about them, too. Libraries are a great setting for mysteries, romances, adventures, and more, plus give the author a chance to introduce lots of interesting characters. Here are a few books about ...

St. Anthony completes food shelf project

Submitted photo On Tuesday, April 16, St. Anthony Elementary School completed its annual Lenten Food Shelf Project by delivering over $1,600 in donated food and household supplies to the New Ulm Food Shelf. K-6 students collected donations over the past 40 days. Three shoppers from each ...

St. Paul’s donation

Submitted photo The New Ulm Optimist Club recently donated to St. Paul’s Lutheran School for “preschool building blocks” in the amount of $4905.50. Pictured in photo from left to right- Jack Havemeier, Gambling Manager New Ulm Optimist Club, Karla Havemeier, member New Ulm Optimist ...

Free bikes, family fun make Family Fair Funtastic

NEW ULM — There was fun for the whole family at the New Ulm Civic Center, Saturday. Allina’s annual free bicycle giveaway and the Early Childhood and Family Education’s Funtastic Family Fair were held together. For the last eight years Allina Health employees volunteered at nine ...

Lots of lunching at the Legion

NEW ULM—The New Ulm American Legion was host to food related fundraisers, Saturday. In the morning, the monthly Made Right sandwich lunch was served. In the evening the New Ulm American Legion Auxiliary Unit 132 held a Chili feed and silent auction to benefit Brown County Veterans. The ...

Commissioners to hear administrator recruitment report

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners will hear a county administrator search/recruitment report from management consultant Liza Donabauer on Tuesday, April 16. The board meeting begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the courthouse commissioner’s room. On Wednesday, commissioners unanimously ...

Park & Rec Report

Registration for Spring/ Summer Activities is available online at www.newulmmn.gov or at the Rec Center. Tot Swim is held the first and third Fridays of the month; the next one is April 19 from 9:30-11 a.m. This is an opportunity to Swim and play with your tot in the shallow part of the pool. ...

MVL at State Speech

Submitted photo On Friday, three members of MVL’s speech team competed at the class A Minnesota State Speech Meet at Wayzata High School after advancing from their Section tournament last week. Sophomore Emma Niebuhr (right) and junior Lauren Schauer (left) both competed in the ...

Brown County Parks opening delayed

NEW ULM — The Brown County Parks will be opening April 22 due to the delayed spring thaw. The Parks will open as conditions allow.

Hazelton turns down county administrator job

WINTHROP — Jenny Hazelton, the Winthrop City Administrator/ EDA Director who was offered the Brown County Administrator job Wednesday after an hour-long interview with commissioners, said Friday she has turned down the position. “After lots of discussion with my family and the ...

MRCI turns 65, celebrates with party

NEW ULM — MRCI-New Ulm turned 65 years old Friday. Employees celebrated Friday afternoon by taking a break and eating some cake. The celebration wrapped up a week of events held at each MRCI location. Events, including donating personal care items to the New Ulm Area Food Shelf, were ...

PUC won’t hire recruiter for director search

NEW ULM — Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has decided not to appoint a recruiting service to search for a new Utilities Director. During a special PUC meeting Friday, Commissioner Sean Fingland said it was the recommendation of the Personnel Committee to look at internal candidates and ...

Summit Avenue Music Season finale features “Artymiw-Smith”

NEW ULM — The season finale of the Summit Avenue Music Series is Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. in Martin Luther College’s Chapel of the Christ and features pianist Lydia Artymiw and cellist Wilhelmina Smith. Artymiw and Smith will perform the Beethoven Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1, ...

Veteran receives car donation

Submitted photo Allan Christle Sr. of rural Hanska (right) receives the keys to a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix that was donated on March 26th by a US Navy Veteran from Courtland. Brown County Veterans Service Officer Greg Peterson (left) arranged the donation for Christle whose Jeep was destroyed ...

Scoutmaster of the Year

Submitted photo Dan Kotten (right), Scoutmaster of Troop 25 New Ulm, sponsored by the Optimist Club ,was recently selected Scoutmaster of the Year from Twin Valley Council. Troop 25 is the largest Troop in southern Minnesota with 53 boys. Pictured with Dan is Ray Brauer, Twin Valley Council ...

Highway 14/15 detour to start April 19

NEW ULM — Highway 14/15 motorists in the New Ulm area need to plan for a new detour beginning as early as Friday, April 19 as New Ulm Gateway project construction crews tackle the completion of the new Highway 14/15 interchange and Minnesota River bridge. The new detour will consist of ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Oakwood Spaghetti Supper postponed NEW ULM — Oakwood United Methodist Church is postponing its Spaghetti Supper, originally scheduled for Thursday, April 11, to Thursday, May 16 because of the weather. It will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1630 Oakwood Ave., New Ulm. A ...

Off the Shelf: A library experience

I have always loved libraries. My childhood library, the Kent Free Library in Ohio, holds an almost magical quality in my memories. The children’s area was in the basement and could be accessed by elevator or a metal spiral staircase near the adult service desk. It felt like stepping into ...