New Ulm

4th of July and apple pie

NEW ULM — Hy-Vee in New Ulm is starting a new tradition to celebrate Independence Day. On Saturday, the grocery store held an apple pie-eating contest in the deli restaurant area, tucked to the right of the entrance. Each of the 17 contestants who participated had to eat as much of a ...

Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Concert in German Park on July 2 will have entertainment Grace Community Kids and Worship Band starting at 7 p.m. Bring the family early to enjoy the Puppet Wagon at 6:15 p.m. Look for our new FREE Rec On the Go program traveling to a location near you to play games, sports, ...

Mustang lovers ride into New Ulm

NEW ULM — A herd of pony cars cruised through town Saturday in appreciation of a piece of Americana. The Southwest Metro Mustang Club (SMMC) held a cruise in New Ulm Saturday morning. They stopped at the Chuck Spaeth Ford Dealership to listen to a technician talk shop before going to ...

Over a foot of rain in New Ulm in June

NEW ULM — Over a foot of rain fell in New Ulm during the month of June, making it one of the wettest Junes on record. National Weather Service observer Victor Roepke said his statistics showed 12.22 inches of rain fell in the city. Rain fell on at least 18 days out of the month – Roepke ...

Scorcher

NEW ULM — Citizens of New Ulm were starting to miss the rains Friday. The temperatures reached a sweltering 96 degrees by early afteroon, according to the Martin Luther College weather station, combining with the humidty for a heat index of over 100 degrees. Residents tried to beat the heat ...

Get ready for Independence Day

BROWN COUNTY—The Independence Day holiday is less than a week away and several area communities are celebrating the occasion. July 3 Both New Ulm and Cambria start the fun early on Tuesday, July 3. At Riverside Park in New Ulm, the American Legion will open the food-beer stand at 5 p.m. ...

Dalton enjoying challenges in first few months as assistant city manager

NEW ULM — On April 4, Chris Dalton became New Ulm’s new Assistant City Manager. He is the first employee to fill the position since 2011. In addition to serving as assistant city manager, Dalton takes over economic development duties for the city and his work is cut out for him. ...

No Journal on July 4

The Journal will not publish a paper on Wednesday, July 4th for the Independence Day holiday. The Journal offices will be closed on Wednesday, but the newsroom will be staffed after 3 p.m. to prepare the Thursday edition. The Journal offices will be open for business as usual on July 5.

Ridgeway Assisted Living residents assist NUMAS Haus

Residents at Ridgeway Assisted Living, Ridgeway on 23rd made lap blankets for the Ridgeway Memory Care Units. They teamed up together to cut squares and sew them together, then as a group they tied them and then one resident finished the final product. Once finished they had around 20 blankets, ...

Schouvieller receives ANFP award

ST. CHARLES, IL — The Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) recently presented awards to several 1ndiv1duals and corporate partners that demonstrate the highest level of dedication to the association and the foodservice industry. The honors were awarded during ANFP's ...

New Ulm man gets $20,000 motorcycle for $100

RAYMOND, Minn. — JT Engel of New Ulm won a $20,000 motorcycle after buying a $100 raffle ticket recently in Raymond, Minn. The new Harley has a Milwaukee-8 engine that has four valves per cylinder, totaling eight valves, hence the name. Engle say’s he purchased a raffle ticket from his ...

Off the Shelf: Who was reading biographies?

The library has a huge non-fiction collection. You can find information on just about anything! The Dewey Decimal 921 section opens our ears and eyes, and hearts, to the interesting lives of others. I’ve been reading biographies from our children’s room and they are fascinating! Some ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Heartland Express closing on July 4 NEW ULM — Brown County Heartland Express office will be closed, and the buses will not be running on Wednesday July 4 in observance of the Holiday. Any rides needed for Thursday July 5 need to be called into the transit office by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July ...

Autofest carries on despite rain

NEW ULM — The 18th annual Autofest kept trucking along despite the torrential rain Sunday. Storms were in the forecast for the day, but it was hoped the storms would miss New Ulm. Unfortunately the rain hit just as the car show started. This was not the first rain incident in the ...

SSTC celebrates new piano with concert

NEW ULM — The State Street Theater Company (SSTC) recently acquired a 1960’s Baldwin Grand piano and held a concert Sunday to celebrate. The concert was called “Making Life Grand” and featured the talents of ten local pianists performing everything from Johannes Brahms and Irving ...

Ahrens set to move at end of June

NEW ULM — A new space does not mean a new way of doing business for a local HVAC installer that moves down the street soon. Ahrens Heating & Air Conditioning is moving to 1618 S. Broadway. The deal closes at the end of June and they will be moved in by Aug. 1. “It is like two, ...

Autofest Care and Motorcycle Show

Sunday morning’s thunderstorms put a bit of a damper on the New Ulm Autofest Care and Motorcycle Show at the Brown County Fairgrounds, but after a while the rain stopped and the sun came out to dry the vehicles on display. At right, a Corvette searches for an open spot in the line up of ...

Drive In

Saturday night movie goers were able to travel to the past for a drive-in film at the Brown County Fairgrounds. The film was shown on the eve of New Ulm’s Autofest, which takes place today at the fairgrounds. This is the fifth year the Autofest has celebrated with drive-in movie. Each year ...

Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Concert in German Park on June 25 will have entertainment by The Original German Band starting at 7 p.m. Bring the family early to enjoy the Puppet Wagon at 6:15 p.m. Look for our new FREE Rec On the Go program traveling to a location near you this summer to play games, ...

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