New Ulm

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey
A line of quilts is displayed at the August Schell Brewing Co. as part of the Quiltistry event held in New Ulm Saturday. For more photos go to page 6B

Colorful quilts display fine art in New Ulm ‘Quiltistry’ event Saturday

NEW ULM — Historic sites across New Ulm were draped with quilts Saturday for the bi-annual Quiltistry event. Six locations related to the history and cultural identity of New Ulm displayed the quilts. The often brightly colored patterns could be seen hanging at The Kiesling House, Hermann ...

Qilts hanging from a line outside Sewing Seeds Quilt Company.

Quiltistry

The bi-annual Quiltistry event for quilting enthusiasts hosted displays and demonstrations at historic sites across New Ulm. Pictured above: quilts hanging from a line outside Sewing Seeds Quilt Company. Right: This quilt was one of many hung on the fence next to the historic Kiesling House. ...

Thrivent office holding “Care” packing event for military

NEW ULM — The local office of Thrivent Financial is hosting an event this week that could help soldiers overseas and nonprofits at home. On Wednesday, June 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the New Ulm Community Center (600 N. German St.) visitors can help pack “Care” packages for soldiers in ...

Park & Rec Report

Concert in German Park Monday, June 26, 7 p.m. Entertainment by the Bee Balm Fields, an alternative folk music band. This concert is made possible through a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative with funding from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, written by ...

Construction workers use scissor lifts to access the ceiling of the New Ulm Middle School gym while construction on the roof continues. The floor of the gym has been completely removed and installation of the new floor will begin once the roof is water tight. Construction work continues this summer on projects that didn’t quite get finished last summer during District 88’s major construction project.

Summer Construction

Construction workers use scissor lifts to access the ceiling of the New Ulm Middle School gym while construction on the roof continues. The floor of the gym has been completely removed and installation of the new floor will begin once the roof is water tight. Construction work continues this ...

Commissioners to consider adding A-T staffer

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider authorizing the county Auditor-Treasurer (A-T) to include an additional staff person in the 2018 budget at their meeting June 27. Brown County Auditor-Treasurer Jean Prochniak wrote in her board action request that another staff person is ...

Johnson Park was filled with baseball fans wearing sweatshirts and jackets during the Junior Upper Midwest Classic Baseball Tournament Friday in New Ulm. With a high of 68 Friday, the weather was much cooler than normal for the midsummer tournament. The tournament continues today and concludes Sunday.
For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com. See game reports on page 1B.

Junior Upper Midwest classic

Johnson Park was filled with baseball fans wearing sweatshirts and jackets during the Junior Upper Midwest Classic Baseball Tournament Friday in New Ulm. With a high of 68 Friday, the weather was much cooler than normal for the midsummer tournament. The tournament continues today and concludes ...

A contractor installs semaphores at the intersection of Broadway and 3rd North Street Friday. The $7.7 million Highway 15 project going on in New Ulm includes replacing signals and improving sidewalk access, utility work, resurfacing and repairs on bridges over the Cottonwood River and Little Cottonwood River. Paving operations are now scheduled to begin in mid-July.

New semaphores

A contractor installs semaphores at the intersection of Broadway and 3rd North Street Friday. The $7.7 million Highway 15 project going on in New Ulm includes replacing signals and improving sidewalk access, utility work, resurfacing and repairs on bridges over the Cottonwood River and Little ...

Heartland Power to survey New Ulm customers

NEW ULM — Residents of New Ulm may soon receive a call asking about their electric service. New Ulm Public Utilities’ wholesale power supplier, Heartland Consumers Power District, has partnered with SDS Research to conduct a customer survey to learn more about the residents of the ...

Read a lot? Attend Camp Read-a-Lot!

Attention, educators, school media specialists, and librarians of students in grades 2-8: How would you like to read some of the best books of the past couple of years? Attend a workshop to talk about them? Learn about more amazing books? Listen to inspiring and informative speakers? And get ...

“Murder: Say Nix to Hollywood” at the Brown County Museum July 14

NEW ULM — Hollywood comes to New Ulm, at least for an upcoming Murder Mystery dinner theatre production on Friday, July 14 at 6:15 p.m. at the Brown County Historical Society located at 2 N. Broadway. The mystery is set in one of New Ulm’s most beloved and German looking building. The ...

Jane Baker turned a backyard lacking any shrubbery or trees into a large, serene garden, including these brightly flowering cacti.

Brown County Master Gardeners’ 2017 garden tour

NEW ULM — Join the Brown County Master Gardeners on their annual tour of of beautiful and interesting gardens. Thursday, June 22, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. the master gardeners will be touring six gardens for their 2017 Gardenfest Tour. Tickets are $10 a piece and can be purchased at the HyVee ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
Matt Senjem and Reynold Phillipsek performed at the “Été é Paris: An Evening in Paris” fundraiser at the Grand Center for Arts & Culture on Saturday.

Grand gala raises funds for art center endowment

NEW ULM — For one night New Ulm got a taste of the city of lights. The Grand Center for Arts and Culture began its endowment campaign with Paris themed fundraiser “Été é Paris: An Evening in Paris.” Over 60 guests attending the fundraiser in the best formal wear to support the ...

Submitted photo

Holy Trinity High School Class of  1954 had a 63rd reunion on June 7, 2017 at Turner Hall in New Ulm. Pictured in the first row, left to right are : Shirley (Fleck) Phillips, Marcus Faerber, Loraine (Portner) Guggisberg, Marian (Traurig) Petterson, Jean (Kunz) Ramsdell, Madlyn (Schneider) Halvorson, Shirley (Hauser) Carrier. In the second row, from left, are: Joe Wech, Helen (Fleck) Engelking, Arlene (Fleck) Nibbe, Joan (Palmer) Gleisner, LaVonne (Forst) Ebert, Joleen (Reinarts) Greene, Harriet (Braunreiter) Reiser, Louella (Klinkner) Heiling.Back row: Bernard Baumann, Leo Schlumpberger, John Henle.

Holy Trinity Class of 1954

Submitted photo Holy Trinity High School Class of 1954 had a 63rd reunion on June 7, 2017 at Turner Hall in New Ulm. Pictured in the first row, left to right are : Shirley (Fleck) Phillips, Marcus Faerber, Loraine (Portner) Guggisberg, Marian (Traurig) Petterson, Jean (Kunz) Ramsdell, Madlyn ...

Submitted photo
Rick Jensen, center, of Jensen Motors in New Ulm, Chair of the Minnesota Auto Dealers Association (MADA), presented a $500 check to Julie Baumgartner and Pat Herzog of the New Ulm Area Foundation from the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation.

New Ulm Foundation donation

Submitted photo Rick Jensen, center, of Jensen Motors in New Ulm, Chair of the Minnesota Auto Dealers Association (MADA), presented a $500 check to Julie Baumgartner and Pat Herzog of the New Ulm Area Foundation from the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation.

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
Area youth learn the basics of playing baseball. In groups of five kids 6 through 9 practice catching pop flies using the two-hand catch method. See more photos on page 10B, and on The Journal’s CU site (cu.nujournal.com).

Kids have fun, learn fundamentals at Twins baseball clinic

NEW ULM — Over a hundred area kid took part in the Twins Free Baseball Clinic in North Park on Friday. Instructors Donnie Geng, Jay Brown and Steve Hucke from the Minnesota Twins coached the kids in the basic fundamentals of baseball, including hitting, throwing and fielding. Around 35 ...

Tammy Sellner pets the kitten named Red Velvet during the Brown County Humane Society’s Kitten Shower Friday at Runnings Farm & Fleet store in New Ulm.

Hello, Kitty

Tammy Sellner pets the kitten named Red Velvet during the Brown County Humane Society’s Kitten Shower Friday at Runnings Farm & Fleet store in New Ulm.

Submitted photo
Local Knights of Columbus Member Nyle Mills, left, receives a $5,000 check from the Regional Consultant Lonnie Spaeth, right, after winning the grand prize in the 2017 raffle. The Minnesota Knights Foundation sponsors the raffle, offering tickets to members when they pay their dues. Half of all ticket sales go back to local councils and about $100,000 goes to the foundation’s fund.

K of C grand prize winner

Submitted photo Local Knights of Columbus Member Nyle Mills, left, receives a $5,000 check from the Regional Consultant Lonnie Spaeth, right, after winning the grand prize in the 2017 raffle. The Minnesota Knights Foundation sponsors the raffle, offering tickets to members when they pay their ...

Citizens Race to Raise 5k runners and walkers take to the streets and New Ulm bike trail Saturday morning. Mark Weinkauf, 31, of New Ulm finished first in 19:38.15. Greg Hartmann of Gibbon was second. Gwynne Gutzke of New Ulm was the first female finisher in 24:06.21. There were 63 finishers. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more results, visit www.gopherstateevents.com.

Race to Raise 5k

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Citizens Bank's Race to Raise 5k runners and walkers take to the streets and New Ulm bike trail Saturday morning. Mark Weinkauf, 31, of New Ulm finished first in 19:38.15. Greg Hartmann of Gibbon was second. Gwynne Gutzke of New Ulm was the first female finisher in ...

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