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Conversations from the Cubicles: Off to a great start

Kris: This has been an amazing year for books. Betty: What?! We’re only two weeks into 2018. K: I know, and I stand by my statement. B: Well, don’t just stand there; explain yourself. K: In my ongoing quest to read all the books, I have been furiously turning pages on some amazing ...

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Milford 4-H Club is celebrating 90 years of helping 4-H club members "make the best better." Since the 4-Her's value the community in which they live, go to school and their parents work, they have a goal to do at least 9 community service projects as part of their celebration. So on Tuesday, Jan. 9, Milford 4-H Club said "Thank You" to local Law Enforcement on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, by bringing 90 treats for the officers and staff of the Law Enforcement Center. In the morning they brought in 45 doughnuts and donut holes with coffee. Then in the afternoon they brought 45 cookies with milk for the afternoon and evening shift employees. Front row (left to right): Aiden Schroeder, April Schroeder, Shelby Seifert. Middle row (left to right): Kallie Olson, Aubree Schmidt, Fynn Vavra, Frankee Vavra, Kate Schmidt, Korbin Olson, Alex Schroeder, Kaden Olson, Jayce Schroeder. Back row (left to right): Sheriff Rich Hoffman, Sergeant Jeremy Reed, Deputy Sheriff Jacob Stueber, Officer Aaron Lewandowski, MacKenze Vogel.

Milford 4-H Anniversary

Submitted photo Milford 4-H Club is celebrating 90 years of helping 4-H club members "make the best better." Since the 4-Her's value the community in which they live, go to school and their parents work, they have a goal to do at least 9 community service projects as part of their ...

A roomful of quilters worked on their projects in the St. George Parish Center on Saturday during the Sewing for Sight quilt fundraiser.

Quilt show raises funds for vision clinic in Guatemala

ST. GEORGE — Around 250 quilts were on display Saturday in the St. George Parish during the Sewing for Sight fundraiser. The annual event is part of an effort to raise money for The Foundation for Saving Sight which works to provide eye care to the people of San Lucas-Toliman, ...

Park & Rec Report

New Rec Center Admission Fees: Rec Center Admission: $5.25, Walking Track Admission: $2.25, Ultimate Admission $7.25. Punch cards will adjust accordingly. New Civic Center Admission Fees: Open Skate/Hockey/Broomball: $4.75, Rock on Ice: $5.25, Skate Rentals remain at $2.25, Skate Sharpening: ...

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Cindy Winters with the Downtown Action Group spoke on her teams progress in improving the downtown Minnesota Street business district. Early efforts focused on parking issues and sidewalk additions.

Community Visioning groups report on progress

NEW ULM — Over 50 people listened to an update on the New Ulm Community Visioning 2020 efforts at the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce’s Hot Topic Lunch Friday afternoon. A year ago, around 100 people representing the New Ulm area discussed community issues and prioritized projects as ...

Cathedral High School seniors Nathan Hauser and Becca Schwarz were chosen as this year’s AAA Award winners from Cathedral High School. The AAA Award, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, is given to one male student and one female student who excel in the areas of Arts, Academic, and Athletics. Nathan’s high school activities have included PSEO and CIS classes, band, robotics, football, basketball, and baseball. Becca’s high school activities have included PSEO and CIS classes, Knowledge Bowl, band, volleyball, basketball, and softball.

Cathedral AAA Award winners

Cathedral High School seniors Nathan Hauser and Becca Schwarz were chosen as this year’s AAA Award winners from Cathedral High School. The AAA Award, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, is given to one male student and one female student who excel in the areas of Arts, ...

County Board to hold ditch benefit hearings

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will hold redetermination of benefits (ROB) public hearings for County Ditches 71, 11 and 68. The board meeting begins in the courthouse commissioner’s room at 9 a.m., Jan. 16. The ditch hearings will begin at 11 a.m.. The Drainage Authority will ...

Sister Cities seeking Hans Joohs applicants

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Sister Cities Commission is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the year 2018 Hans Joohs Cultural Exchange Program. The recipient of this award will live up to 12 weeks in or near the City of Ulm, Germany. The New Ulm Sister Cities Commission will provide ...

Deutcher Sprachklub to meet Jan. 21

The New Ulm Deutscher Sprachklub will meet on Jan. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Martin Luther Collegeroom adjacent to the cafeteria for a Christmas get together. The college will serve in the cafeteria from noon until 1 p.m. All are welcome. Any level of German speaking ability is ...

Minnesota Valley Testing Labs (MVTL) held a Holiday contest to raise donations for the Food Shelves in New Ulm, MN and Bismarck, ND. A total of 1542 items were donated during the contest from the 10 departments vying for the win and the prize of a pizza party. The Bismarck Lab was the winning department raising 25 items per employee. Pictured with the donations from the New Ulm facility are Thomas Berg (CEO) and Colleen Skillings (CFO).

Food Shelf Donation

Submitted photo Minnesota Valley Testing Labs (MVTL) held a Holiday contest to raise donations for the Food Shelves in New Ulm, MN and Bismarck, ND. A total of 1542 items were donated during the contest from the 10 departments vying for the win and the prize of a pizza party. The Bismarck Lab ...

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Delsin “Dee” Zamzow enjoyed a visit from sons Ryker, left: Dalton, front, and Zeke at Allina’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Center in Golden Valley. Zamzow wasparalyzed in a dirt bike accident May 31, 2017. The Lafayette Lions Club is holding a benefit next week to raise funds to make his home handicapped accessible, so he can return home

Lafayette Lions to host benefit for Delsin Zamzow

LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Area Lions Club is stepping forward to support an area man who is learning to adjust to life as a quadriplegic. In conjunction with its annual Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast Sunday, Jan. 14, the club is hosting a silent auction benefit for Delsin “Dee” Zamzow ...

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Tyler Buckentine practices his puck handling and shooting skills at the Harman Park ice rink. Saturday was the first weekend that warming house was open this season.

Harman Park ice rink open for business

NEW ULM — With temperatures in the single digits on Saturday is was the perfect day for outdoor ice skating. The warming fouse at the Harman Park ice skating rink was open for the first weekend of the season. Park and Recreation Maintenance workers were able to flood and freeze the rink ...

Park & Rec Report

New Rec Center Admission Fees: Rec Center Admission: $5.25, Walking Track Admission: $2.25, Ultimate Admission $7.25. Punch cards will adjust accordingly. New Civic Center Admission Fees: Open Skate/Hockey/Broomball: $4.75, Rock on Ice: $5.25, Skate Rentals remain at $2.25, Skate Sharpening: ...

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School Board Members Christie Dewanz, left, and Matt Ringhofer will be receiving the Minnesota School Board Associations Directors’ Award at its annual Leadership Conference next Thursday.

Two District 88 board members to receive MSBA award

NEW ULM — Two ISD 88 board members will receive a directors’ award from the Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA). During the MSBA’s annual Leadership Conference starting Thursday, Jan. 11, in Minneapolis Vice-Chair Christie Dewanz and Treasurer Matt Ringhofer will be awarded for ...

Three students from the public high school received Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) ExCEL and AAA Awards. Pictured left to right: Emma Maudal, ExCEL; Sarah Longtin, AAA and Peter Spengler, ExCEL. ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) is an award given to high school juniors who participate in a MSHSL fine arts or athletic activity, hold a leadership position in their school and volunteer in the community. The AAA (Academics, Arts and Athletics) award is similar but for seniors. Both awards require satisfactory academic achievement to be eligible.

ExCEL, AAA awards

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey Three students from the public high school received Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) ExCEL and AAA Awards. Pictured left to right: Emma Maudal, ExCEL; Sarah Longtin, AAA and Peter Spengler, ExCEL. ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and ...

NU man faces two burglary charges

NEW ULM — A 28-year-old New Ulm man charged Thursday with felony second-degree and third-degree burglary plus misdemeanor theft and fourth-degree damage to property said he was “extremely sorry” and had already returned the stolen money to the alleged victim. According to court ...

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Mala Powers in “Outrage,” (1950), the first film in the New Ulm Film Society’s series of films by women directors. “Outrage” was directed by Ida Lupino.

Film Society to highlight films directed by women

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Film Society will kick off its new film series featuring movies directed by women. For the first film in the series the Film Society has dug up a low-budget classic from 1950 called “Outrage.” The film starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 in the Library basement. The ...

Flandrau State Park hosts cross-country ski run Jan. 13

NEW ULM — Minneopa Area Naturalist Scott Kudelka will lead an informative cross-country ski run at Flandrau State Park beginning at 9 a.m., Jan. 13. Participants meet in the day use area of the park beach house. There is no charge for the event, but vehicles are required to have a permit ...

“Cry, Die, Hate” by Josh Schutz, mixed media. The name, which references the “Live, Love, Laugh” written on the lampshade is marked out in colors on the back of the torso.

Beatniks

The “Beatniks” exhibit at The Grand Center for Arts and Theater had its opening reception Friday night. Two sculptors, Hanna Newman and Josh Schutz, both deconstruct the human body in their sculpture. Newman’s work is marked with incomplete bodies, either missing pieces or pieces missing ...

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