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MLC multi-sport athletes juggle academics, athletics

Martin Luther College student-athletes Anna Treder and Joey Behm know all too well about the struggles of juggling academics and Division III college sports. However, both Treder and Behm are among a number of student-athletes who play not one, but two sports at the college. Treder is a ...

Dist. 88 CTE Center takes shape in former Windings site

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students with academic and technical skills, knowledge and training to succeed in future careers and become lifelong learners. ISD 88 Supt. Jeff Bertrang said he’s hearing that CTE jobs are in high demand and not enough employees are ...

Haunted houses provide ‘Boos Cruise’ thrills in October

For many, October means a spooky season and there is no shortage of Halloween-themed activities in Brown County this year. Events range from haunted houses, ghost tours and dancing the Time Warp, again. Zoo Man’s Wacky World of Fun In Sleepy Eye, Brent “Zoo Man” Mielke is once again ...

Weisensel gets into the swing of things at Crookston

When 2020 Minnesota Valley Lutheran graduate Mara Weisensel committed to play volleyball 300 miles northwest of New Ulm at the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC), she had no idea that her freshman season would be as limited as it was. With the COVID-19 pandemic controlling most of last ...

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Sure, throw hot dogs on the grill. But don’t forget bananas

In this pandemic summer, who doesn't want to eat and cook outdoors? And if you're firing up the grill, don't forget dessert. I am bananas for grilled bananas. Fast and easy, they become instant favorites and remind you of classic desserts. And there are so many variations: You can make ...

Support your immune system with grapes

(Family Features) Boosting immune function through a healthy diet has become an important new focus for many people these days. One key dietary recommendation is to eat more fruits and vegetables each day to improve immune function and prevent heart disease and diabetes. When looking to guide ...

Turn homemade ice cream into tasty sandwiches

Ice cream and hot days are a perfect match. Ice cream can be served in many different ways — from sundaes to cakes to sandwiches. Ice cream sandwiches are comprised of a favorite ice cream flavor nestled between wafer-type cakes or cookies. They’re available pre-made in a grocer’s ...

‘Berry’ bountiful muffins

Blueberries are tiny powerhouses of nutrition and eating more of them can be an easy way to get the antioxidants necessary to fend off many different diseases. While blueberries are nutritional allies, they also happen to taste delicious, whether it’s all on their own or mixed into various ...

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Off the Shelf: Leaving with fond memories

As I finish my final weeks at New Ulm Public Library, I have been reflecting on three years in the community. It’s a wonder how fast time has passed. It feels like just yesterday that I was meeting and getting to know the Library Board, and Library and City staff and our regular ...

Family Living Focus: Fight fraud that targets the elderly

Older people may be victims of fraud, such as con games, insurance scams, home repair scams, and /or telephone and internet scams. Even trusted friends or family members can steal an older person’s money or property. Trust what you feel. The following tips may help: Be smart with your ...

Antiques & Collecting: Folk artists used materials, tools at hand

Artists don’t spend all their time making large oil paintings, huge statues or even sketches and doodles that help them create a new and different style. Many worked for years before they found the special, individual look that pictured the world in a unique way. But a different group of ...

Public Health Corner: Mental well-being check-in

Many of us have gone through a difficult time adjusting to the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought us and it has certainly taken its toll on our mental, emotional, social, and even physical health. As we move forward into the busy holiday season, which often times brings stress to ...

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Kathleen Kini and Jack Schwartz

Kathleen Kini and Jack Schwartz wish to announce their upcoming wedding on September 11, 2021. Parents of the couple are Mike and Karen Kini of De Pere, WI and Mike and Michelle Schwartz of New Ulm. Kathleen is a 2016 graduate of De Pere High School and a 2020 graduate of the University of ...

Anna Mohr and Michael Skillings

Anna Mohr and Michael Skillings wish to announce their upcoming wedding on August 28, 2021. Parents of the couple are Sandy and Marty Mohr and Colleen and Bob Skillings. Anna and Michael are 2016 graduates of Cathedral High School. Anna is currently completing a Doctorate of Pharmacy at South ...

Lindsay Simon and Kyle Franta

Lindsay Simon and Kyle Franta wish to announce their upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Vickie and the late Robert Simon and Diane and Brad Franta. Both Lindsay and Kyle are graduates of Cathedral High School and South Dakota State University. Lindsay received her Master’s Degree ...

Tamara Rueckert and Doug Stimpert

Doug Stimpert and Tamara Rueckert of Kasson announce their upcoming marriage. The marriage will be held in New Ulm on August 28, 2021. Parents of the couple are Jean Stimpert of Hutchinson and the late Greg Stimpert; and the late Art and Lucy Rueckert. The couple are both originally from New ...

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Michael and Lillian Fruhwirth

Michael and Lillian Fruhwirth of New Ulm will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Oct. 9 with family. Michael Fruhwirth and Lillian Havemeier were married at Brighton Church on Oct. 9, 1946.

Roger and Joyce Bauer

Roger and Joyce Bauer of New Ulm celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 18, with their family. Roger Bauer and Joyce Hoffmann were married at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette on Sept. 18, 1971.

Lyle and Shirley Fluegge

Lyle and Shirley Fluegge will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 16 with family. Lyle Fluegge and Shirley Clyne were married at St. Paul’s church in New Ulm on Sept. 16, 1961.

Delbert and Adelle Fischer

Delbert and Adelle Fischer of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 12 with their family and friends. Delbert Fischer Jr. and Adelle Sellner were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, Mn on Sept. 17, 1971.

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NUMC Foundation Golf Tourney to support Med/Surg refresh project

The New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) Med/Surg (Medical/Surgical) unit will receive a “refresh” in 2021 and area residents are invited to help support the project by participating in the Annual NUMC Foundation Golf Tournament. After taking a break due to COVID-19 last summer, the golf ...

NUMC’s spine, back, and neck care services take a big step forward

Throughout its history, New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) has built a reputation for innovating and integrating medical care, all for the benefit of patients. The newest example is the comprehensive spine, back, and neck care services at NUMC: combining a full-time Physical Medicine and ...

Take steps to prevent skin cancer this summer

As summer approaches and you start to head outdoors more frequently, now is a good time to talk about the dangers of the sun and how to protect yourself against skin cancer. Skin cancer Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. and in the world. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans ...

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Jenny Baldwin David Luepke

Jenny Baldwin and David Luepke were united in marriage on May 2, 2020 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg in Waterloo, IL. The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Carleen Baldwin of Waterloo, IL. The groom is the son of John and Lorna Luepke of Courtland. The bride is a 2010 graduate ...

Josie Mikosch, Jason Shaul

Josie Mikosch and Jason Shaul were married September 12, 2020 at Ashery Lane Farm in Mayer, MN. Parents of the bride are Donna and Michael Stamer and Jeff Mikosch of Willmar. Parents of the groom are Mike and Angie Shaul of New Ulm. Logan Henrich and Katie Bobb were maids of honor. ...

Brenna Sievert and Austin Bushman

Brenna Sievert and Austin Bushman were married January 25, 2020, at The Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs in Chaska. The bride is the daughter of Craig and Laura Sievert of New Ulm, and the bridegroom is the son of Rich and Julie Bushman of Stillwater. The ceremony was officiated by ...

Lexi Platz and Eric Niemerg

Lexi Platz and Eric Niemerg were married on September 21, 2019 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette, with Father Matthew Wiering and Father Bruno Santiago officiating. Parents are Paul and Donita Platz of Lafayette, and Joe and Deb Niemerg of Dieterich, Ill. Grandparents are ...