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Runners, walkers, riders raise $50k for breast cancer survivors

New Ulm and area breast cancer survivors and their supporters raised $50,000 for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2020 breast cancer fundraiser Oct. 1-8. The virtual event included teams of people, individuals and members of New Ulm Crossfit and Power Haus Yoga who even did fundraisers on their ...

Spooky activities

BROWN COUNTY — Halloween will be significantly different this year with extra precautions around COVID-19, but spooky activities are still plentiful in the Brown County Area. NEW ULM NIGHTMARES FUNERAL HOME New Ulm Nightmares is continuing the haunted house tradition with its sixth annual ...

A look back at 2004: The year of the Rabbits

WABASSO — Wabasso girls’ basketball coach Neil Dolan knew that his 2003-04 team was stacked with veterans who had played in big games before, but there was one thing missing from that group — a state tournament trip. The previous two years, Wabasso made it to the Section 3A championship ...

150 years of fighting fires

Established in 1870, the New Ulm Fire Department (NUFD) celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2020. Since the health and safety of its guests, volunteers, and community is the department’s top priority, celebration events have been postponed to 2021. A 5k walk/run is scheduled for Saturday, ...

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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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Antiques & Collecting: Collecting Halloween decorations

Halloween is becoming one of the most popular holidays for collectors. Of course, children still dress in costumes and go door to door for treats, but the holiday’s collectors are more interested in the “trick or treat” bags or decorations that are created each year. Carved pumpkin ...

Off the Shelf: Halloween reads from the Childrens’ Room

At the time of printing this article, it should be just one week away from Halloween. I loved the night as a child. I loved all the preparation that went into finding or making the perfect costume for trick or treating each year. As a young mother I think I had even more fun dressing my ...

In Appreciation

Thanks, Community Education Pro Kinship for Kids Board of Directors and youth would like to take this time to thank Independent School District #88 Community Education for their grant to us to support our educational field trip. The mission of Pro Kinship for Kids is to improve lives by ...

Family Living Focus: Making sense of long-term care insurance

Although your focus is probably on providing care for your loved one, it is important to think about and prepare for your own future caregiving needs. Long-term care insurance (LTCI) is a hot topic these days as the more than 76 million baby boomers approach retirement. Statistics say that ...

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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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Judith and Eugene Nelson

Judith and Eugene Nelson of New Ulm recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with small adventures and good wishes from family and friends. Judi and Gene were married Aug. 29, 1970 in Pine City, Minnesota.

Dick and Joyce Seitz

Dick and Joyce Seitz of rural Lafayette are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Richard Seitz and Joyce Plaetz were married on September 30th, 1970 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso. Since COVID will not allow us all to gather together to celebrate, cards and well wishes ...

Steve and Buffy Spilman

Deacon Steve and Buffy Spilman celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with family and wedding party. Steve Spilman and Buffy (Beverly) Rastetter were married Aug. 22, 1970, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Lake Elmo.

Ken and Betty Kohlhepp

Ken and Betty Kohlhepp of New Ulm are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Ken Kohlhepp and Betty Sorenson were married Sept. 30, 1950, in Eau Claire, Wis. Anniversary greetings can be sent to them at Ridgeway on 23rd, 720 23rd St. North, New Ulm, MN 56073.

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Springfield, Lamberton Clinics open for primary, specialty care

Despite being thrown a significant curveball by the COVID-19 pandemic, Allina’s newest clinics in Springfield and Lamberton are open and thriving. The clinics, owned and run since April 1 by New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC), part of Allina Health, are fully operational and provide primary, ...

End of life resources available through several avenues at NUMC

End of life situations can be extremely difficult not only for the patient but for the family and loved ones in the patient’s life. However, with a certain amount of planning and support from the resources available through Allina Health, these situations don’t have to be quite as ...

HPV vaccine for your child can prevent cancer later in life

Parents want the best for their child, including the best health they can provide for the long term, into adulthood. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is extremely common and every year, in the United States, HPV causes more than 30,000 cases of cancer in men and women. Ensuring that their child has ...

Virtual Prenatal Classes offered at NUMC

We are currently looking into providing a “Virtual Prenatal Class.” Classes would be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays for four consecutive weeks. Each week includes a speaker and education from an OB nurse. It’s recommended that families plan to attend around their seventh or ...

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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 ...

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, ...