New Ulm

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Miss Sleepy Eye 2017 Courtney Engholm (center) and 2017 Princesses Megan Sellner (left) and Maleah Berry (right) stand together for the first time after receiving their new titles.

Miss Sleepy Eye 2017 crowned

SLEEPY EYE — The title of Miss Sleepy Eye was awarded to Courtney Engholm during the 2017 coronation ceremony at the Orchid Inn Sunday. Engholm is the daughter of Brian and Brenda Engholm. She impressed the judges and audience during the question and answer portion of the evening. Asked ...

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German Club members (L to R) Angela Jahr, Klaus Jahr, Henk Exoo, Linda Meidl, Roy Joel and George Glotzbach stand behind 101-year-old Veronica Johanneck. Johanneck’s grandparents were fluent in German and she remembers some of the language, but admitted the club members were more knowledgeable about speaking the language. The meeting in Sleepy Eye allowed her to hear the language again.

Deutsche Sprach Klub heads to Sleepy Eye for 101-year-old member

SLEEPY EYE — The German Language Club (Deutsche Sprach Klub) of New Ulm held a special meeting at Divine Providence in Sleepy Eye Sunday afternoon. The meeting allowed German speakers from the Sleepy Eye area to practice speaking the language, especially 101-year-old Veronica ...

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Pictured (left to right) are the New Ulm High School finalists from the Big South Conference Speech tournament last Thursday: Jordan Rummel, Emma Maudal, Nick Schultz, and Bethany Janssen. Not pictured: Rachel Dauer

Big South Conference Speech Tourney held in New Ulm

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School hosted the Big South Conference Speech Tournament on Thursday, March 16 with 260 competitors. Nick Schultz of New Ulm was named the Big South All-Conference Campion in Humorous Interpretation. Additional finalists included Bethany Janssen (5th place in Great ...

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New Ulm High School speach team members who placed among the finalists at the JWP “Bulldog” speech tournament Saturday are ictured: (left to right): Front row: Jordan Rummel, Abigail Allen, Megan Hietala, Rachel Dauer. Back row: Nick Schultz, Emma Maudal, Bethany Janssen, Fadhil Orbandi.

NUHS 5th in Team Sweepstakes at JWP Speech Meet

The New Ulm High School Speech Team took 5th place in the team sweepstakes on Saturday, March 18 at the JWP “Bulldog” Invitational against 17 area schools. Varsity finalists included Nick Schultz (1st place in humorous), Megan Hietala (4th place in humorous), and Bethany Janssen (4th place ...

New Ulm utilities workers check out the sinkhole on 10th South and Summit Street caused by a sewer main break.

Sinkhole forms at 10th S. and Summit

NEW ULM—A sinkhole was discovered Saturday afternoon near the intersection of 10th South Street and Summit. A three-foot section of roadway collapsed due to erosion caused by a sewer main break. The hole was discovered around 2 p.m. by eight-year-old Charlie Weidman and nine-year-old Rhett ...

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Terry Sveine, son of the late George Sveine, awaits the next deal in an early round of the tournament. Terry would failed to win any money from the tournament, but was happy people continue to attend the annual tournament held to honor his father. Terry’s son Steve finished third overall.

Sveines honor their father with cribbage tourney

NEW ULM — Some families honor the memory of loved ones through donations or dedications on a park bench. For close to a decade the Sveine family has chosen to honor George Sveine through a cribbage tournament. Saturday afternoon 36 people participated in the Ninth Annual George Sveine ...

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DNR Naturalist Scott Kudelka explains the intricacies of animal tracks at a program at the New Ulm Public Library Saturday morning.

Kids find lesson in animal tracks during DNR program at New Ulm Library

NEW ULM—Saturday morning a group of children and their parents learned the basics of identifying animal tracks as part of the Public Library’s youth programing. The presentation was given by DNR Naturalist Scott Kudelka. Kudelka has given a similar several times each year and it always ...

Park & Rec Report

Self-Paced Triathlon is a great way for competitors to be challenged physically but also work at your own pace, and even call yourself a triathlete. Competitors will choose which category they would like to compete in with 40 days to reach their goal. Activity miles may be completed indoors ...

MVL speech team at Janesville

JANESVILLE — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran speech team competed Saturday in the JWB Bulldog Invitational in Janesville. In the novice division, Ari Selvey placed 2nd in the Humorous Intrepretation category, and Rachel Ruschmeyer placed 1st in novice Poetry. On the varsity team, Hannah ...

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Orchard Hill Royalty

The staff and residents of Orchard Hill crowned the King and Queen for 2017 at their Annual Valentine’s Day Party on Feb. 14, 2017. They are King Jerry Schriefer and Queen Jeanie Gareis.

Editor’s Mailbag

NUACS 2017-2018 PreKindergarten Open House NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools will host a PreK Open House on Thursday, March 16, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Elementary School, 514 N. Washington St. Registration materials for the 2017-2018 school year will be available. ...

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New Ulm firefighters go through the trailer home damaged by fire at Skyview Trailer Park near New Ulm on Saturday. No one was in the home at the time.

Fire damages home in trailer park

NEW ULM — A fire damaged a trailer home in the Skyview Trailer park near Highway 15 and 68 Saturday. Scott Schaible of Mankato and his two sons were driving past the park on Highway 15 when they saw smoke at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. They pulled into the park and saw the smoke coming from ...

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A large crowd of spectators gathered at the New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club show on Saturday at the New Ulm Civic Center.

Farm show full of information on farm, health

NEW ULM — Preventative care was the topic of Dr. Ruth Ann Vogel’s seminar at the 36th Annual Farm-City Hub Club Farm Show. Vogel spoke on ways to reduce colon and lung cancers. Specifically, she talked about the importance of screening for colon cancer and radon testing to prevent lung ...

Irish luncheon kicks off celebration in New Ulm

NEW ULM — Irish and Germans alike had an early taste of St. Patrick’s Day Saturday, March 11, during the Irish Tea and Luncheon. Guests were served salad, potato and leek soup and chocolate cake with Bailey’s Buttercream frosting. After the meal, guests were treated to Irish folk songs, ...

Irish overcome election controversy for 52nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEW ULM — The Irish in New Ulm will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17 with the 52nd annual New Ulm St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade is the longest continuous St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the state. It will go on despite some electoral controversy in the selection ...

Slide Show: Starting the Celebration

The St. Patricks’ Day celebration started early in New Ulm on Saturday with the Irish Tea and Luncheon, put on by the New Ulm Irish Cultural Society at the Best Western Plus in New Ulm. The event featured traditional Irish food, storytelling, music and dance, all to get the New Ulm ready ...

New Ulm firefighters outside the trailer at Skyview Trailer Park.

Fire damages home in trailer park near New Ulm

NEW ULM — A fire damaged a trailer home in the Skyview Trailer park near Highway 15 and 68 Saturday. Scott Schaible of Mankato and his two sons were driving past on Highway 15 when they saw the smoke at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. They pulled into the park and saw the smoke coming from the ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey
The art in the Kiddo Show is arranged by the age of the artist. This corner displays pieces by kids under 1-year-old to 3-years-old.

Kids’ art moves into gallery at Grand

NEW ULM — At The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, children’s art will be on display during the Kiddo Show opening reception. Tonight, 5-7 p.m. at The Grand’s 4 Pillars art gallery, art by kids 12-years-old or younger will be on display along with snacks and drinks for viewers’ ...

NU man faces felony charges in Walgreen theft attempt

NEW ULM — A 40-year-old New Ulm man faces felony attempted simple robbery and attempted theft charges following a Tuesday incident at the Walgreen Pharmacy in New Ulm. According to court documents, Jason M. Waltz, 40, 622 S. Front St., was arrested and interviewed Wednesday by New Ulm ...

Holdup attempt at Walgreen

NEW ULM — New Ulm police are investigating an attempt to hold up the Walgreen Drug Store pharmacy counter in New Ulm on Tuesday. According to a New Ulm Police Department press release, an adult male approached the Walgreen pharmacy counter on Tuesday afternoon and handed the attendant a ...

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