New Ulm

Tractor pulling at the Fair

Staff photo by Steve MuscatelloMichael Portner participates in antique division of the Tractor Pull Friday evening at the Brown County Free Fair in New Ulm. For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

Wet weather pushes horse show back

NEW ULM - Due to rain on Thursday and Friday, the Brown County Free Fair 4-H Horse Show, originally scheduled for 8 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 11 has been rescheduled for 8 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 13 in the horse arena in the northwest corner of the fairgrounds.The change adds more events to Sunday's ...

Rainy weather can’t keep pedal pull enthusiasts away

NEW ULM - Rain could not deter a crowd from gathering for the kids pedal pull, Friday at the Brown County Free Fair.The pedal pull was divided into nine categories based on age, from 3-year-olds to 11-year-olds. Every competitor walked away with a pop, but the top three in each category won a ...

Portners, Nelsons, Noveys lead County Fair 4-H dairy show

NEW ULM - It was a good day at the office, er, dairy barn and arena Friday for the Portner sisters and Nelson brothers of the Sleepy Eye Wide Awakes 4-H Club and the Noveys at the 4-H, FFA and Open Dairy Shows at the Brown County Free Fair.Crystal Portner, 19, a an Iowa State University ...

Showing hogs is fun for champion Mallery Drake

NEW ULM - Kids of all ages competed in the open hog show at the Brown County Free Fair, Friday.The were two categories that hogs could be entered into: market gilt and market barrow.The overall market swine champion was 12-year-old Mallery Drake and her hog Jack Trice. Drake has been showing ...

The birds are back!

NEW ULM - Last year, amid concerns about avian flu, county fairs across the country banned poultry exhibits limiting the FFA and 4-H involvement. One year the birds have returned to the flater air, but it is a rebuilding year.Poultry Supervisor, Tina Meine, said the numbers were lower than ...

4-H Auction lineup

Staff photo by Fritz BuschBryce Jensen of Comfrey leads a paint horse at the Brown County 4-H Premium Livestock Auction at the Brown County Free Fair Friday. The 2016 Brown County 4-H Premium Livestock Auction raised $23,230 for 4-H programs Friday in the Brown County Free Fair Swine Arena.

Domeier and Dewanz are 2016 county senior honorees

NEW ULM - The Brown County Fair recognized the county's Outstanding Senior Citizen and Distinguished Service Award winner at Senior Citizen's Day ceremonies Thursday.The 2016 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award was given to Evelyn "Evie" Domeier. Domeier has been an active volunteer since retiring ...

Rockin’ and Rollin’ at the Fair

Staff photos by Steve MuscatelloThere was some rockin' and some rollin' at the Brown County Fair on Thursday. Above, the Christian rock band 7eventh Time Down performs at the New Ulm Civic Center. The free concert, moved inside becasue of the threat of rain, was sponsored by Grace Community ...

4-Hers compete in Beef Show at fair

NEW ULM - Kids had a shot at competing in the state fair Thursday during the Brown County Free Fair 4-H Beef Show.Cattle could be entered in four broad categories: cow/calf pair, breeding heifer, prospect calf and market beef. Most categories were broken down into two to four categories as ...

Brown County Sheep Show held Thursday

NEW ULM - Six people went home a champion from the Brown County 4-H Sheep show, in categories ranging from Ewe to show person.Members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), 4-H and a small open class show all competed Thursday for prestige and chances to go to the state fair. Each championship ...

Rabbit Show winners

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt(Left to right) Martina Nienhaus, Winsten Nienhaus, Morgan Hoffman, Cassidy Hoffmann, and Jaden Winterfeldt took home the top awards in the 4-H rabbit show. Martina Nienhaus won Champion Pen 3 ribbion and a Reserve Champion Market Rabbit. Winsten Nienhaus won ...

Waiting to show

Staff photo by Clay SchuldtBryce Jensen holds his small breed Sr. Doe while waiting for his show division to present for judging.

Norma Gag going strong at 100

NEW ULM - Norma Gag turned 100 Saturday and talked about growing up in Goosetown near the Minnesota River."My grandma has geese and my dad had chickens in the backyard," Gag said from her residence on North Washington St. "My parents were thrifty. I learned to recycle. You should see all the ...

Ringhofer hopes to build on first term experience

NEW ULM - Incumbent Matt Ringhofer is running for reelection to the District 88 School Board of Education.Ringhofer is serving his first term as a member of the board and is hoping that his experience can get him reelected."One of the reasons I am rerunning is because, it really takes a full ...

District 88 has one-stop site for online registration

NEW ULM - "We call it a one stop shop spot for parents and community members," said District 88 Superintendent Jeff Bertrang about the school's new online registration system.The district has implemented a new online registration system that allows parents to register and pay for anything from ...

Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Comm-unity Concert Monday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. at German Park musical entertainment by the Larry Mages and the Mages Family Band. Please listen to KNUJ for weather related changes. .Animal Tracks Camp Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 1-2 p.m. at Flandrau State Park. Animals of all sizes and ...

District 88 projects nearing completion

NEW ULM - District 88's construction projects are largely entering their last phases of paint and touch up.Jefferson School is nearing completion. Flooring in the offices starts this week. The secure entrance is awaiting interior doors. Mechanical installations are going into the multipurpose ...

Gas line break creates stir near Jefferson School

NEW ULM - Construction near the Jefferson school building broke a gas line Friday afternoon.Around 3:15 p.m. workers building the new shared road between St. Paul's Lutheran School and Jefferson struck an 80 lbs. gas line that fed Jefferson's boiler.The building was evacuated along with ...

Legion Riders visit Oak Hills Living Center

NEW ULM - Live to ride, ride to raise money for the children of fallen veterans, could be the motto of the Minnesota American Legion Riders (ALR).The riders rolled through New Ulm, stopping at Oak Hills Friday as part of their 2016 Legacy Run. The run raises money for the Legacy Scholarship ...