New Ulm

Grand Gallery exhibit opens

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for the Arts held an opening reception for the “Form and Fragments” gallery exhibit Friday. The gallery show is unique in that it features the work of two artists. Both Charlie Putnam and Le Ann Gehring-Ryan were on hand to talk about their work with ...

Pokémon Go event in New Ulm this Sunday

NEW ULM — German Park and downtown New Ulm will be crowded with Pokémon hunters on Sunday. The local Pokémon Club as well as the clubs from Mankato and St. Peters are coming to town. The gathering will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in German Park. The event will include fun and ...

Water main flushing on State Street Monday

NEW ULM — On Monday, Oct. 22 the Water Dept. will be flushing mains North and South State Streets. Flushing hours will be from 8 a.m.. to 3 p.m.. Monday through Friday until completed. It is advisable to allow about an hour after daily flushing for water to clear. If problems arise, ...

Editor’s Mailbag

New Release Movie at Library NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Library will show a newly released DVD on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. This movie is rated PG-13 and runs 114 minutes. Popcorn will be served at this free event, which is sponsored by the Optimist Club of New Ulm. For more ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Erin Hart to lead book discussion NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Library and CASTLE will welcome author Erin Hart to the library on Friday, October 19 at 1:30 p.m. Hart will discuss her second book in the Nora Gavin and Cormac Maguire series, “Lake of Sorrows,” which is set in Ireland and ...

Frandsen supports Project Lunch Box

Submitted photo Frandsen Bank & Trust staff recently held a fundraiser for the benefit of Project Lunch Box, raising a total of $1,100 dollars. The staff donations were matched by Frandsen Bank & Trust, for a total donation of $2,200. Project Lunch Box is a weekend meal program for ...

CHS Class of 1962

Submitted photo The Cathedral High School Class of 1962 held its 56 year reunion recently in New Ulm. In the front row, left to right, areMary Kay (Bieraugel) Hartten, Darlene (Wendinger) Kuester, Jane (Boettger) Grundmeyer, Kathy (Lindsay) Jensen, Joanne (Kretsch) Windschitl, Pauline (Dietz) ...

Steinholders hold up their end of the fun at Oktoberfest

NEW ULM — Picture-perfect weather with warm sunshine greeted Oktoberfest-goers Saturday. Following a downtown parade including cast members from the Martin Luther College new Gershwin Musical “Crazy For You,” music began on the Center Street stage with Minnesota Vikings house band ...

Day of Caring gives disabled, seniors a boost

NEW ULM — Disabled and/or senior residents of Brown County got a helping hand Saturday morning as the United Way of the Brown County Area sprang to action. After breakfast was served by the New Ulm Farm City Hub Club in the Jefferson Elementary School cafeteria, service organizations ...

‘Remember When” show to benefit Sibley County Act on Alzheimer’s

WINTHROP — Sibley County Act on Alzheimer’s presenting a new musical show, “Remember When - American Top 40 - The Hits from the 60s and 70s, Groovy Tunes and Far Out Stories from the 60s and 70s,” starring Pat and Donna Surface. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sibley County Act ...

Illegal dumping

Photo from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information on and illegal dumping in the northern part of Brown County. On October 11, at approximately 6:24 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting an illegal dumping of materials ...

Oktoberfesting

Old Man Winter was far away as Oktoberfest 2018 got underway with gusto Saturday. Temperatures climbed into the upper 50s and the sun shined at times, making it feel even warmer outside as the music played, people danced, ate, drank and made merry.

Another festive weekend starts

NEW ULM — The Concord Singers sang and The Narren led snake dances to the delight of Oktoberfesters as the Best Western Plus Friday night, as Weekend 2 of Oktoberfest got underway. Activities continue today. A costume-themed parade begins at 11 a.m. near the Glockenspiel at Fourth North and ...

NU Rotary holds Ethics Workshop

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Rotary Club presented its annual Ethics Workshop to several dozen junior and senior high school students at the New Ulm Country Club Friday. The focus of the community service project emphasized ethical behavior as an everyday concern, not just a buzzword. Situations ...

Five generations

Submitted photo Lillian Fruhwirth of New Ulm recently celebrated the arrival of her great-great grandaughter, Scarlett Miller of St. Michael. The family is pictured above: (Bottom row, left to right): Lillian Fruhwirth of New Ulm and her daughterr Diane LeBrun of Gaylord. (Back row, left to ...

Off the Shelf: Automatic renewals

We’re trying something new here at the library and we think you’ll like it. You may have noticed that some of the items you have checked out from the New Ulm library have a different due date than you thought they had. Your eyes are not playing tricks on you! New Ulm Public Library is now ...

Oktoberfest crowd grows this year

NEW ULM — On Center Street the air was filled with the sound of polka music, the smell of cheese curds and the sight of grown men in lederhosen. This could only mean it was Oktoberfest weekend. Despite colder than normal weather, the downtown Oktoberfest celebration saw a huge increase in ...

Morgan Creek has grape stompers hopping

NEW ULM — For many, Oktoberfest means beer, but at Morgan Creek it’s the perfect time for wine. Each year during the first week of New Ulm’s Oktoberfest celebration, Morgan Creek Vineyard holds special Grape Stomp competition. Registered teams in festive costumes kick of their shoes, ...

Hermann 5K not dashed by chilly temps

NEW ULM — Over 100 runners braved the chilly morning air to run in the 10th Annual Hermann 5K. The 5K route began in front of the Recreation Center, traveled up the steep Center Street Hill, then followed Summit Ave. into Flandaru State Park, up the Indian Point Steps, those that avoided ...

Five inducted into ISD 88 Hall of Fame

NEW ULM — The ISD 88 Foundation inducted five new members into the school’s Hall of Fame SAturday. The Hall of Fame wall in the High School commons will now include the late Clifton Anderson, James Hoffmann, Dan Loose, James Senske, and David Silcox. Anderson’s Jean Anderson accepted ...

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