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NUHS’s “Clue” canceled: The culprit? COVID-19

NEW ULM — A clever, funny whodunnit play called “Clue” will not be taking place at New Ulm High School (NUHS) on March 27 and 28 as originally scheduled after it was unfortunately canceled this past week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the coronavirus continues to spread across the ...

St. Mary’s, Sleepy Eye presents ‘High School Musical!’

Excitement and high energy from start to finish, “High School Musical,” will be presented in the St. Mary’s auditorium by Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s High School at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 20, 21 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 22. It is the story of two high school students, ...

Twin Rivers Community Orchestra is a home-grown music ensemble

NEW ULM — A new regional musical ensemble — the Two Rivers Community Orchestra (TRCO) — will soon make its debut in New Ulm. The vision of the TRCO is to establish an ensemble of area musicians. The group features some of the region’s best musicians from southern Minnesota including ...

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What’s for dinner? Depends what’s in the fridge and pantry

Just about now, you might be tired of cooking and eating what's in your refrigerator. We are all used to asking what's for dinner? What are we in the mood for — pizza, sushi, Mexican? And then going to a restaurant to get it. Now, with the coronavirus forcing many of us to stay home more, ...

Virus sends a nation of restaurant-goers back to the kitchen

Last Tuesday night in Tennessee, bluegrass musicians David and Virginia Blood were busy making sandwiches. In Pittsburgh, real estate agent Michelle Bushee was stirring a pot of homemade black-bean chili in her kitchen instead of shepherding curious buyers through potential dream homes. Marty ...

The secret to a great Irish Coffee isn’t what you’d expect

Last summer, I traveled to Ireland to learn about Irish whiskey, a spirit I knew relatively little about. The Irish drink I knew better was Guinness, which I enjoyed occasionally and use to make my favorite Chocolate Chocolate Cake. Turns out, I am not alone in my unfamiliarity with Irish ...

Amaranth, barley, corn and more: the ABC’s of whole grains

We all know by now that whole grains are good for us and that we should be eating more of them. Anyone who has dipped a toe (or spoon) into the world of farro, brown rice and quinoa also knows how satisfying and versatile the arena of whole grains can be. But what are whole grains exactly, ...

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Off the Shelf: Down the rabbit hole!

As we move further into a pandemic society it feels more and more like we have fallen down the rabbit hole with Alice. It seems like everything is topsy-turvy, and every day it changes. This is the first week of distance learning for the students of New Ulm. Though the library is closed for the ...

Gardening: Extend your garden season

No matter where you garden there never seems to be enough time to grow all the fresh vegetables desired. Planting earlier or just providing plants with some added warmth on chilly days and nights can reduce the time from planting to harvest. Southern gardeners will enjoy the additional time for ...

Family Living Focus: Caregiver guilt and finding balance

How do you find the balance? Is there a balance? Am I doing the right thing? Should I be doing more? These are important questions for a caregiver. They can dominate a caregiver’s daily thoughts. The experts all talk about balance. How do we find the balance when we are so busy doing the ...

Antiques & Collecting: That frog in your art is just a lark

Sometimes modern art is hard to understand, and often it is meant to be a joke. David Gilhooly (1943-2013) was a successful contemporary artist who often included big or small realistic or comic frogs in his sculptures. He is known as the founder and father of the Bay Area Funk Art group in the ...

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Ashlyn Schoof and Daniel Denning

Ty and Jeanne Shuck of Ellsworth, Wis., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlyn Rose Schoof to Daniel Denning, son of Brian Sr. & Kathy Denning of Buffalo, MN, and Sharla and the late Joseph Inggersoll. Daniel is an Inside Sales Rep for MSP Metals in Eagan, Mn Ashlyn is a ...

Jenny Baldwin and David Luepke

David Luepke of Courtland and Jenny Baldwin of Waterloo, IL announce their engagement. The groom-to-be is the son of John and Lorna Luepke of Courtland. He is a 2007 graduate of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School and a 2010 graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University with a Masters ...

Ruth Soeffker and Dale R. Bode

Dale R. Bode of New Ulm and Ruth Soeffker of Arlington announce their engagement. A Nov. 30, 2019, open house wedding is being planned at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Arlington.

Lindsey Hofmeister and Robert Vogel

Mark and Lori Hofmeister of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Hofmeister, to Robert Vogel, son of Dana and Clint Bahe and Todd and Carol Vogel of Mankato. Lindsey is a 2004 graduate of New Ulm High School. She is employed by Walmart in New Ulm. Robert is a 2004 ...

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Sylvester and Lavon Fischer

Sylvester and Lavon Fischer of New Ulm celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family on Feb. 9. 2020. They were married at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Ulm on Feb. 6, 1970.

John and Jean Heuchert

John and Jean Heuchert of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 28, 1969 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Good Thunder. A reception will be held on April 4, 2020 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Turner Hall in New Ulm. The family requests no gifts.

Sal and Bev Windschitl

Sal and Bev Windschitl of New Ulm are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, in Leifeld Hall at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Your presence is your gift. Sal Windschitl and Bev Goerish were married Nov. 7, 1959 at St. Thomas ...

Ernie and Theresia Kretsch

Ernie and Theresia Kretsch of New Ulm celebrated 65 years of marriage on Nov. 9, 2019. Ernie Kretsch and Theresia Schroepfer were married Nov. 9, 1954 in Sleepy Eye. They celebrated in early September 2019 with fmaily.

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Allina Health New Ulm Pharmacy: A competitive option

Allina Health New Ulm Pharmacy proves that good things do come in small packages. Although it may seem like a small establishment, its services, prices and care make it a big competitor within the community. “Our services our top-notch,” said Jenifer Kalis, pharmacist in charge. Kalis ...

Prediabetes: Are you the one in three?

This article originally ran as a blog post in Allina Health’ Healthy, Set, Go. Read more stories like this at allinahealth.org/healthysetgo. Being diagnosed with prediabetes means your body is not metabolizing glucose (blood sugar) as effectively as it should. Today, one in three ...

A family gift that keeps on giving

New Ulm Medical Center’s future looks bright thanks to an influential gift from a generous family. A $50,000 donation to expand the Neurology Center was made by the Fenske family. This donation was given in Harold and Betty Fenskes’ name. Harold Fenske was a long-time health care leader ...

2019 Events, Support Groups & Classes at New Ulm Medical Center

New Ulm Stroke Support Group Date/Time: Second Tuesday of each month from 10 - 11 a.m. Cost: Free Description: Come to support each other, learn, share what you have learned and encourage others. Location: New Ulm Medical Center Board Room, First floor behind Coffee Shop RSVP: Call ...

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Kara Hendrickson and Kevin Guttum

Kara Hendrickson and Kevin Guttum were married on May 31, 2019 at Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery in Kasota, with Sharon Hubly officiating. Parents of the couple are Eric and Janelle Hendrickson and Paul and Darlene Guttum, both of New Ulm. Maid of honor was Kelsey Hendrickson. ...

Stacey Schugel and Chao Liu

Stacey Schugel and Chao Liu were married on June 29, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in New Ulm by Rev. JoAnne Taylor. Parents of the couple are Dan and Shelley Schugel of New Ulm and Homgmin Liu and Schuyun Li of China. Maid of Honor was Sheila Ruiz. Bridesmaids were Ashley Schugel, ...

Carrie Mohr and Riley Ahlness

Carrie Mohr and Riley Ahlness were united in marriage on December 8, 2018, at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church in rural Hanska. The marriage was officiated by Pastor Sarah Taylor. Parents of the couple are Pat and Deanna Mohr and Lynn and Jane Ahlness, all of rural Hanska. Maid of Honor was ...

Candace Teigen and Matthew Mecklenburg

Candace Teigen and Matthew Mecklenburg were married Jan. 19, 2019, at “The Barn at Dunvilla” near Pelican Rapids. Candace is the daughter of Kevin and Sonja Teigen of Moorhead. Matt is the son of Dave and Ruth Mecklenburg of Sleepy Eye. Matron of Honor was Carilynne Elofson, sister of ...