New Ulm

Steinholders hold up their end of the fun at Oktoberfest

NEW ULM — Picture-perfect weather with warm sunshine greeted Oktoberfest-goers Saturday. Following a downtown parade including cast members from the Martin Luther College new Gershwin Musical “Crazy For You,” music began on the Center Street stage with Minnesota Vikings house band ...

Day of Caring gives disabled, seniors a boost

NEW ULM — Disabled and/or senior residents of Brown County got a helping hand Saturday morning as the United Way of the Brown County Area sprang to action. After breakfast was served by the New Ulm Farm City Hub Club in the Jefferson Elementary School cafeteria, service organizations ...

‘Remember When” show to benefit Sibley County Act on Alzheimer’s

WINTHROP — Sibley County Act on Alzheimer’s presenting a new musical show, “Remember When - American Top 40 - The Hits from the 60s and 70s, Groovy Tunes and Far Out Stories from the 60s and 70s,” starring Pat and Donna Surface. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sibley County Act ...

Illegal dumping

Photo from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information on and illegal dumping in the northern part of Brown County. On October 11, at approximately 6:24 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting an illegal dumping of materials ...

Oktoberfesting

Old Man Winter was far away as Oktoberfest 2018 got underway with gusto Saturday. Temperatures climbed into the upper 50s and the sun shined at times, making it feel even warmer outside as the music played, people danced, ate, drank and made merry.

Another festive weekend starts

NEW ULM — The Concord Singers sang and The Narren led snake dances to the delight of Oktoberfesters as the Best Western Plus Friday night, as Weekend 2 of Oktoberfest got underway. Activities continue today. A costume-themed parade begins at 11 a.m. near the Glockenspiel at Fourth North and ...

NU Rotary holds Ethics Workshop

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Rotary Club presented its annual Ethics Workshop to several dozen junior and senior high school students at the New Ulm Country Club Friday. The focus of the community service project emphasized ethical behavior as an everyday concern, not just a buzzword. Situations ...

Five generations

Submitted photo Lillian Fruhwirth of New Ulm recently celebrated the arrival of her great-great grandaughter, Scarlett Miller of St. Michael. The family is pictured above: (Bottom row, left to right): Lillian Fruhwirth of New Ulm and her daughterr Diane LeBrun of Gaylord. (Back row, left to ...

Off the Shelf: Automatic renewals

We’re trying something new here at the library and we think you’ll like it. You may have noticed that some of the items you have checked out from the New Ulm library have a different due date than you thought they had. Your eyes are not playing tricks on you! New Ulm Public Library is now ...

Oktoberfest crowd grows this year

NEW ULM — On Center Street the air was filled with the sound of polka music, the smell of cheese curds and the sight of grown men in lederhosen. This could only mean it was Oktoberfest weekend. Despite colder than normal weather, the downtown Oktoberfest celebration saw a huge increase in ...

Morgan Creek has grape stompers hopping

NEW ULM — For many, Oktoberfest means beer, but at Morgan Creek it’s the perfect time for wine. Each year during the first week of New Ulm’s Oktoberfest celebration, Morgan Creek Vineyard holds special Grape Stomp competition. Registered teams in festive costumes kick of their shoes, ...

Hermann 5K not dashed by chilly temps

NEW ULM — Over 100 runners braved the chilly morning air to run in the 10th Annual Hermann 5K. The 5K route began in front of the Recreation Center, traveled up the steep Center Street Hill, then followed Summit Ave. into Flandaru State Park, up the Indian Point Steps, those that avoided ...

Five inducted into ISD 88 Hall of Fame

NEW ULM — The ISD 88 Foundation inducted five new members into the school’s Hall of Fame SAturday. The Hall of Fame wall in the High School commons will now include the late Clifton Anderson, James Hoffmann, Dan Loose, James Senske, and David Silcox. Anderson’s Jean Anderson accepted ...

Diabetes Walk raises funds for research

NEW ULM — The fourth annual Lions Club Diabetes Walk was held Saturday morning at the Civic Center. Each year the Lion Club strives to raise around $13,000 to find a cure for diabetes, which is on the rise. The organization has already raised $30,000 in the last four years. All of the funds ...

Park & Rec Report

Thank you 10th Annual Hermann 5k Sponsors! We wish to thank our sponsors for yesterday’s race! Hy-Vee, Mike’s Collision, Nuvera, Century 21/Red Shoe Realty, Klassen’s, Gislason Law Office, Schell’s Brewery, Happy Joe’s, Riverview Sanitation, Dittrich Specialties and Ahren’s Heating ...

NUHS Class of 1960 reunion

Submitted photo On Sept. 3, the 1960 graduating class of New Ulm High held their 58th “Minnie Reunion” At the New Ulm Country Club. Those attending were: Row 1: Joyce (Borchert) Wilking, Cathy (Clobis) Steinkopf. Tricia (Lindemann) Sticha. Janice (Buggert) Griebel, Elizabeth (Rewitzer) ...

Oktoberfest gets underway

NEW ULM — Merrymakers got underway in earnest Friday night as The Concord Singers and The Narren sang and danced to the delight of Oktoberfesters at the Best Western Plus. That’s just the star of the fun. Events get underway at 11 a.m. Saturday with the German-American Day Parade starting ...

Family gets warm gift as cold season nears

NEW ULM — With cold weather around the corner one local family received the gift of heat. The Tietel family of New Ulm received a new Lennox furnace at no cost through Lennox’s “Feel the Love” program. Ahrens Heating & Air Conditioning installed the new furnace for the family ...

MVL coronation

Jake Kettner and Lauren Paulsen were crowned homecoming king and queen during Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s inauguration at halftime of the Chargers football game Friday at Johnson Field in New Ulm.

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