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Wilkommen Shannon Mosenden

Wilkommen Shannon Mosenden

Quick Lane at Chuck Spaeth Ford has a new manager, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by to meet her. Shannon Mosenden started working at Quick Lane in August and has quite a bit of experience. She served as a diesel mechanic in the military for 6 ...

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Dr. Kenny Deutz is a new veterinarian at the New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by to welcome him. Deutz is a Marshall native where he grew up on a dairy and beef cattle farm.  He graduated from the U of M in May and began working in New Ulm in June.  Deutz, who specializes in large animal, chose to work in New Ulm because he says the NURVC has four experienced veterinarians that he would be able to work with and learn from, and he was looking for a rural community with a lot of dairy in the area.  Deutz and his wife are living in New Ulm and expecting their first child in March. Pictured are: Donna Lambrecht, United Way of Brown County; Dr. Kenny Deutz, NURVC; Samantha Domeier, Your Ideal Weight Loss Center.

Willkommenn, Dr. Deutz

Submitted photo Dr. Kenny Deutz is a new veterinarian at the New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by to welcome him. Deutz is a Marshall native where he grew up on a dairy and beef cattle farm. He graduated from the U ...

Audubon Society
A snowy owl, like the one pictured above, was spotted in New Ulm in Dec. 16’s Christmas Bird Count.

Snowy Owl a first on Christmas bird count

NEW ULM — The results of the annual Christmas Bird Count are in with two unusual species making a mark on the report. More than a dozen counters spent Saturday, Dec. 16, watching feeders and traveling a total of 213 miles to count 32 separate species and 1,374 individual birds. “It was ...

VFW Essay winners
These students were chosen as winners from New Ulm Area Catholic Schools in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contests, sponsored by the VFW.  Pictured from left to right are: Lenny Stern (VFW), Helen Fischer (grade 6 – 1st place, Patriot’s Pen contest), Grace Gleisner (grade 9 – CHS winner for the Voice of Democracy contest), Clare  Fischer (grade 8 – 2nd place, Patriot’s Pen contest), and Will Schumacher, CHS principal. The girls were presented with their awards on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Cathedral High School.

VFW Essay winners

Submitted photo These students were chosen as winners from New Ulm Area Catholic Schools in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contests, sponsored by the VFW. Pictured from left to right are: Lenny Stern (VFW), Helen Fischer (grade 6 – 1st place, Patriot’s Pen contest), ...

Park & Rec Report

The Park and Rec. Department Staff extend our warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season! Thank you for your patronage this past year and we look forward to serving you in 2018. Look for exciting things to come with the beginning of RENU projects! Special holiday break swims: Tuesday, Dec. ...

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The three women responsible for making Bliss Bulbs, to raise money to help their friend Bliss Kalk fight her stage four breast cancer stand next to a display of their bulbs at a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting. Pictured left to right: Holly Schaefer, Ivy Harrison, Emily Korbel and Emily’s son Ethan.

‘Bliss Bulbs’ raise funds for friend with cancer

NEW ULM — Three friends who raised money to help a fourth diagnosed with breast cancer this year are grateful to New Ulm for its enthusiastic response to the “Bliss Bulbs” they made this year. After Eden “Bliss” Kalk was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, her friends, Emily ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey
Veteran Paul Wojahn, 96, volunteered to ring the bell for the Salvation Army kettle inside Hy-Vee Saturday.

Marine vet still serving at age 96

NEW ULM — A 96-year-old World War II veteran volunteered to ring the bell for the Salvation Army Saturday. Next to checkout aisles doing brisk business in Hy-Vee, Paul Wojahn rang a hand bell and solicited donations for the familiar red kettle. “They (the Salvation Army) were calling on ...

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Dogs play off-leash with their owners at the Happy Tails Dog Park in New Ulm. It would be the only park in New Ulm where dogs could be off-leash under regulations being considered by the New Ulm City Council.

City seeking comment on proposed leash law

NEW ULM — The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on a proposed amendment to New Ulm’s leash laws. A survey is available on the city’s website asking for opinions on how dogs and cats should be leashed. “The Park and Recreation Commission desires to reinstate ...

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New Ulm Middle School students celebrated the upcoming holiday break with Christmas House Games. Students competed with their “house” mates in a variety of games and races.

Racing to the holidays

Submitted photo New Ulm Middle School students celebrated the upcoming holiday break with Christmas House Games. Students competed with their “house” mates in a variety of games and races.

Jeff Toomer, left, and his son Leeroy, 5, make a gingerbread house at the Washington Learning Center. The annual event is held to engage parents of kindergarteners and give them some time to build the houses out of donated materials.

Gingerbread Houses

Jeff Toomer, left, and his son Leeroy, 5, make a gingerbread house at the Washington Learning Center. The annual event is held to engage parents of kindergarteners and give them some time to build the houses out of donated materials.

Authorities search for Sleepy Eye man

By Fritz Busch Staff Writer SLEEPY EYE — Authorities are searching for a 32-year-old Sleepy Eye man facing three felony 1st degree burglary charges, including the use of a dangerous weapon, 2nd degree felony assault and three other charges in Brown County District Court. In addition, an ...

New Ulm area Girl Scouts gathered in October for the annual “Juliette Low Birthday Party” to celebrate the birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, who was born October 31, 1860 and is the founder of Girl Scouts in America. Held at the New Ulm Recreation Center, It was an evening of pizza, cupcakes, swimming and hanging out with fellow scouts.

Founder’s party

Submitted photo New Ulm area Girl Scouts gathered in October for the annual “Juliette Low Birthday Party” to celebrate the birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, who was born October 31, 1860 and is the founder of Girl Scouts in America. Held at the New Ulm Recreation Center, It was an evening ...

Middle School Band Concert

Middle School Band Concert

Submitted photo The Middle School Band’s Christmas Concert was on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Directed by Jodene Johnson, itt featured 5th through 8th grade students, including jazz band.

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
Above: In their matching blue painter’s berets, sisters Lexi (left) and Payton (right) Fluegge and 17 other students learn paint Santa Claus at the Grand Center for Arts & Culture.

Painting classes make up for lack of holiday snow

NEW ULM — Thanks to unseasonably warm temperatures it is not beginning to look a lot like Christmas outside, but specially themed arts and crafts go a long way to lift holiday spirits. The Grand Center for Arts and Culture held a holiday themed painting class for children Saturday morning. ...

Commissioners to consider MDH well water testing program

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider a Joint Powers Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for the Township Nitrate-Nitrogen Testing Program Dec. 19. The program is an opportunity for rural residents in Leavenworth, Mulligan and Stark Townships that live in ...

Former New Ulm woman dies in Washington traffic accident

POULSBO, Wash. — A former New Ulm woman, 69-year-old Pamela A. (Cordes) Romberg of Poulsbo, Wash., died Friday at Harborview Medical Center in Poulsbo from injuries she received earlier in the day when she was struck by a car while in a crosswalk on Front Street and Torval Canyon ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
 Jeff Rosatte, Director New Business Development Department of Employee and Economic Development (DEED), spoke to a full crowd at the New Ulm Country Club on community approaches to economic development.

DEED official says cities need unified ED goals

NEW ULM — The Director of New Business Development at the Minnesota Department of Employee and Economic Development (DEED) gave a presentation at Friday’s Hot Topics Lunch at the New Ulm Country Club. Rosatte is responsible for all business development activities, the regional business ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
From left are Grand Director Ann Makepeace, Citizen’s Bank President Lou Geistfeld, Incoming Grand Board Chair Andree Boettger and outgoing Chair Tori Granholz stand with the check donated by Citizen’s Bank to the Grand Center for Arts & Culture.

Citizens surprises Grand with big donation for endowment fund

NEW ULM — An early Christmas gift was given to The Grand Center of Arts and Culture Friday night. Citizen’s Bank donated $25,000 to The Grand’s Endowment Campaign. The donation was surprise gift. Citizen’s Bank President Lou Geistfeld announced the donation during musical event at ...

Members of the New Ulm Jaycees package donated food items Friday at the New Ulm Cashwise store. The items will be delivered this morning to families referred to the Jaycees by the New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf. In all, 135 households will receive two grocery boxes of food each, with any extra food being donated to the Food Shelf. The Jaycees have been doing this program for more than 25 years and would like to thank Cashwise and all area businesses and individuals who made donations this year.

Jaycees Christmas baskets

Members of the New Ulm Jaycees package donated food items Friday at the New Ulm Cashwise store. The items will be delivered this morning to families referred to the Jaycees by the New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf. In all, 135 households will receive two grocery boxes of food each, with any extra ...

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