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There’s a new Candyman in town

Back in 1992, Jeremy Drexler’s father Al quit farming dairy, corn and beans and got into the fast food business. He became known as The Candyman after purchasing (Gus) Henle Confections of New Ulm. Al filled candy machines for a decade, operating the business out of a former dairy milkhouse ...

State parks a sure cure for cabin fever

During the long cold Minnesota Winters, state parks offer an alternative to cabin fever. Area state parks are open for visitors during the winter season. While some amenities are closed during cold months, the natural beauty of the parks is retained year-round. In some cases, the winter ...

A look back at the top prep teams and athletes from 2021

After the 2020-21 prep winter sports season was delayed due to COVID and finally got underway in the middle of Jan., 2021, numerous milestones, moments and championships followed for the area’s top teams and athletes. And after lost, shortened and delayed sports seasons in 2020, athletes ...

‘A student of the game’

By no means has basketball always come easily or just naturally to Dunwa Omot. But the 2020 Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School graduate seems to always make it look that way. Omot, a 6-foot-3 redshirt sophomore at Southwest Minnesota State University, is making an impact already in his ...

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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: Reading out loud for yourself

Reading has been around for as long as the written word, but did you know that for most of reading’s history it was a pretty loud experience? Early decrees, laws, and letters included instructions to listen to them. That’s right, not see or read, but listen! Many parents and grandparents of ...

Antiques & Collecting: Betty Lamps lit our way before electricity

Think how difficult it was before 1800, when you had to have light to work at night and there were only candles or several kinds of oil lamps. By the 1850s, it was easier. There were kerosene lamps, gas lamps and finally electric lamps. Today, we get a hint of what that was like when the ...

In Appreciation

New Ulm Community Education The Grand Center for Arts & Culture would like to thank New Ulm Community Education for their continued support of our Summer Creativity Camps for youth. During the summer of 2021, The Grand held two Creativity Camps, one in June and one in August, which served ...

Family Living Focus: The Big Chill – Winter Safety

Winter weather can be a real challenge as the temperatures drop. Plan now for your health and safety during the remainder of this winter season. Here are a few tips to consider. Have you had your flu shot? It is not too late to get a flu shot. The shot may not prevent the flu, but it will ...

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Kati Erb and Michael Schlottman

Kati Erb and Michael Schlottman announce their engagement. Kati is the daughter of Karen and Larry Erb of Lakeville, Minn. Michael is the son of Dale and Amy Schlottman of New Ulm. Kati is a 2012 high school graduate of Apple Valley High School. She completed her teaching degree at the ...

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 ...

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Greg and Dianne Merkel

Greg and Dianne Merkel of New Ulm celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 27 with their family. Greg Merkel and Dianne Hillesheim were married at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn, MN on Nov. 26th, 1971.

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.

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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 ...