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NUMAS Haus expanding program to help homeless

NEW ULM — Four years ago, the New Ulm Ministerial Association (NUMAS) opened a shelter to provide emergency shelter and support for homeless women and children in Brown County called NUMAS Haus. The shelter is now expanding its service to include transitional housing. NUMAS Haus Board ...

State Street Theater Co. presents: Charlotte’s Web

Editor's Note: Because of Gov. Tim Walz's new COVID-19 restrictions, the production of "CHARLOTTE'S WEB" has been canceled. This article was published before the restrictions were announced. NEW ULM — State Street Theater will present Charlotte’s Web this weekend. The play opened Friday, ...

There’s no snowmobile like an old snowmobile

You may have noticed the signs in Kurt Wurtzberger’s yard on State Highway 68, several miles southeast of New Ulm. “Wanted: 1960s - 1990s snowmobiles.” What’s so great about older snowmobiles? “They’re easier to work on. They’re simpler than newer snowmobiles,” said ...

Election workers make democracy happen

BROWN COUNTY — Tuesday was another historic election night in the United States and the reason these elections can happen at all is thanks to the hard work of Election Judges. Every polling place in Minnesota is managed by a team of poll workers and election judges. In the General Election, ...

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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: Toy tourist buses

Buses were used for transportation as early as the 1820s, long before the modern motor was invented. They had horse-power -- live horses pulled the bus. By the 1830s, buses were powered by steam, and in 1882, the first electric bus was introduced. But the toy bus made after 1895 often ...

Family Living Focus: Home for the Holidays: What to watch out for

Many of us live far away from our families. The holidays are times when we reconnect with our loved ones. Holidays are an opportunity to take an objective look at how the seniors in our families are coping. Take time to notice if things have changed. Your visit may reveal that your frequent ...

Off the Shelf: Christmas is coming!

I hope you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. That you have eaten your fill of turkey last Thursday and have finished all of the leftovers. Maybe you are like me and you’re ready to swear off turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes for another year because you’ve eaten more than your ...

Off the Shelf: Gratitude in times of trial

2020 has been a year of commotion around the world that borders on the side of ridiculous. Hurricanes, fires, famine, drought, locust swarms, wars, politics, and everyone’s favorite, COVID-19, have impacted billions of people around the globe this year. People’s anxiety and mental stability ...

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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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Ken and Maryann Thorn

Ken and Maryann Thorn of New Ulm celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19. Ken Thorn and Maryann Flatt were married Nov. 19, 1960, in New Jersey.

Marlin and Nancy Schmidt

Marlin and Nancy Schmidt of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Marlin Schmidt and Nancy Wallin were married Nov. 19, 1970, in Mankato. Due to COVID-19 an social guidelines, a celebration has been postponed with hopes of getting together in 2021.

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 ...

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Robot-assisted bronchoscopy: diagnosing, staging lung cancer early

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer there is, killing more people every year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. One of the main barriers to improving survival is timely diagnosis. Patients with early stage lung cancer often have no symptoms, which delays the diagnosis until the ...

NUMC team takes unexpected delivery of triplets in stride

One New Ulm woman tripled her joy when she gave birth to triplets at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) in September. The momentous occasion was made even more joyful in that, even though the triplets were not supposed to be delivered at NUMC, the staff and providers at NUMC and their partners in ...

Legacy Giving: A meaningful gift for years to come

Those who have experienced that great feeling you get when giving once and for short-term benefit will be pleased to hear that when you give in such a way that many people will benefit in a meaningful way far into the future, that feeling is amplified. If New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) has ...

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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, ...