New Ulm

Jingle Bell Jam gets new life

NEW ULM — Fifty-four runners and walkers participated in a new version of the Jingle Bell Jam Fun Run 5k Saturday morning. Originally created by the Heart of New Ulm organization a number of years ago, the 3.1 mile fun run/walk that formerly began and ended at the New Ulm Medical Center ...

Deer Hunters donation

Submitted photo The Sioux Trails Chapter of the MN Deer Hunters Association donated $1,362.00 to the City of New Ulm Park and Recreation Department completing the local match to the MNDNR grant of $22,362.00. The trap and skeet clay target shooting facility will see improvements totaling ...

Park & Rec Report

Tot Swim: Friday, Dec. 21 from 9:30-11 a.m. This is an opportunity to Swim and play with your tot in the shallow part of the pool. Toys provided and tot slide will be open. Whirlpool is closed during this time. Admission is $2.50/tot. Lifeguard Training Class offered Dec. 26 (2-6 p.m.), 27, ...

NU man found dead near Cottonwood River

NEW ULM — Police found a 31-year-old New Ulm man dead in a pickup truck near the Cottonwood River under the State Highway 15 bridge early Saturday afternoon. Late Saturday afternoon, after next of kin were notified, police said Erik Ryan Simning died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The ...

Deutscher Sprachklub meets Dec. 16

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Deutscher Sprachklub will meet Dec. 16 at the German Bohemian Historic Society Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Any and all are welcome to join in and try their luck at speaking or just listening to New Ulm German spoken. The GBHS Library is at 1200 South Broadway rear ...

Hy-Vee donates to NUMC

Submitted photo New Ulm Hy-Vee recently donated $988.34 to support Virginia Piper Cancer Institute-New Ulm. This donation was provided from funds raised at Hy-Vee during the month of October. Donations to VPCI-New Ulm allow patients and their families to have access to the extra support and ...

Students get a lesson in how NOT to drive

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School students learned what it was like to drive while texting and while impaired by alcohol and drugs in health class Friday. Drunk Buster goggles provided by New Ulm Police and the Minnesota National Guard helped improve the effectiveness of substance abuse ...

Wojahn recalls Pearl Harbor attack

NEW ULM — Ninety-seven-year-old Paul Wojahn still vividly recalls the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He recalled the event Friday, the anniversary of the “date that will live in infamy.” “I just got off my graveyard shift as a machinist at Douglas Aircraft in Santa ...

‘The Night Shift Before Christmas’

Submitted photo St. Anthony’s Elementary School presented its K-4 Christmas Program on Thursday. The play was called “The Night Shift Before Christmas” and featured 4th graders in the speaking roles and K-4 students singing the songs. The story takes place in a Bethlehem falafel house ...

Documentary examines case of triplets separated at birth

NEW ULM — Often real life is stranger than fiction and there a few better examples than the new documentary “Three Identical Strangers.” The New Ulm Film Society is holding a free screening of the documentary 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. at the New Ulm Public Library. The documentary was ...

‘Nutcracker’ coming to New Ulm Saturday

NEW ULM — The Mankato Ballet Company is returning to the State Street Theater for two performances of the “The Nutcracker.” The Nutcracker is a famous ballet about a Christmas nutcracker that comes to life to battle the Mouse King and takes a young girl to a fantastical land. Based on ...

District 88 School Board expecting slightly lower tax levy in 2019

NEW ULM — The New Ulm school district is looking at a slight decrease to school levy of 0.64 percent from last year. Business Manager Myrna Meunier gave a presentation on next year’s budget during the District 88 School Board’s Truth in Taxation meeting Thursday. In 2019, the school is ...

MnDOT warns of open waters near Minnesota River Bridge

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) warns the public, especially snowmobilers, that Highway 14/15 Minnesota River Bridge construction in New Ulm will result in open water on the river throughout the winter. The highway department will place buoys to keep sportsmen ...

Event invites people to shop New Ulm at night

NEW ULM — To encourage shopping local, the New Ulm Business & Retail Association and the Small Business Owner’s Group are hosting the annual #ShopNewUlm at Night event on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m.. For this one-evening-only event, each of these Chamber member businesses ...

Arts scholarships awarded to 22 Brown County youth

MANKATO — The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council is awarding Youth Scholarships of $27,000 from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, which is funded by the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment, to 70 students in grades 7-12 and 30 students in grades 3-6 throughout the region. Youth ...

Santa’s Closet donation

Submitted photo Sertoma Club of New Ulm received a donation from the Flying Dutchmen Cycle Club of New Ulm for their Santa’s Closet project. Santa’s Closet provides toys, hats and mittens and books to children in need at Christmas time. Pictured: LaNaye Kral from Sertoma; Charlie Hoffman, ...

Veteran helping Veteran

On Friday, Nov. 30 Tom Cotterman (L) of Jasper\\ receives keys from Kenny Drexler of New Ulm to a van that Drexler donated through the Disabled American Veterans Donor Connect Program. Cotterman, an Army Veteran of the Gulf War who served in Somalia, is a single father of four and has ...

Off the Shelf: Sharing a good book

Sue and I were talking about what we were reading the other day. Go figure. Hazards of working with books, I guess. She said something like: “Here, this is good, I can’t tell you a thing.”? Hmm. Well, I just put that very book down this morning, and she was right about everything. I would ...

City makes small cuts in 2019 levy at budget hearing

NEW ULM — The City Council made a slight cut to the 2019 preliminary tax levy during the Truth-in-Taxation meeting, Tuesday. In September, the council set the preliminary tax levy at $7,759,527. This is an increase of 7.42 percent from the 2018 budget. Due to changes in the county and city ...

Donations for Santa’s Closet

Submitted photo Gus Mattson and Layla Kump are pictured donating presents to Santa’s Closet at Washington Learning Center. If you would like to donate, Washington Learning Center is one of the drop-off locations for the Sertoma Club’s Santa’s Closet program, which provides Christmas ...

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