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More than Books

NEW ULM — The public library has long been synonymous with books, but recently libraries across the country have expanded offers beyond literature. This winter, the New Ulm Public Library has adopted a growing trend of offering a “Library of Things.” Patrons now have the option of ...

A LOOK BACK: Sleepy Eye’s 2018 state tournament run

SLEEPY EYE — Heading into the 2018 high school baseball season, the Sleepy Eye Indians had high expectations for a team that was senior-heavy. The Indians won the Tomahawk Conference title that year after they went 18-6 overall and 6-1 in the conference. But the conference title didn’t ...

‘Batter Up! Baseball in Brown County’

The Brown County Museum remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but an extensive digital exhibit on the 150-year history of Brown County baseball is available on Brown County Historical Society website: browncountyhistory.mn.org ———— Brown County baseball games were ...

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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: Crockery may take some detective work

There were many small potteries making stoneware and other ceramics for use in the kitchen, bedroom or farm. Most utensils made in America by the 1800s were made with thick pottery sides in simple shapes with almost no decoration. The most expensive examples collected today have a design or ...

Off the Shelf: Minnesota Book Award finalists

The Minnesota Book Award Finalists were announced earlier this month, so I would like to highlight a few of them that will be available at the library. The Minnesota Book Awards are annual awards presented for the best books by Minnesota authors that honor Minnesota stories. You can be sure all ...

Public Health Corner: Remember your heart

February is upon us and some may have those yummy candy hearts and their loved ones on their mind as this month is often known for Valentine’s Day. This month, we encourage you to think about YOUR heart as well. February is a month that we focus help Americans learn about heart disease ...

Antiques & Collecting: Whirlygigs have been around a long, long time

Whirligigs were invented centuries ago. They are both toys and tools, indicators of wind direction and the weather. Sources disagree on where the first were made; it was probably in China about 400 B.C. or by Native Americans about 550 B.C. The whirligig must have a spinning part and a base and ...

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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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Wayne and Patty Nelson

Wayne and Patty Nelson of Hanska are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Wayne and Patty Nelson were joined in marriage on January 27, 1961 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hanska. They still reside in Hanska , living a quiet life together with all their children nearby. They have six ...

Virgil and Dianne Debban

Virgil and Dianne Debban of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 19, 1970, at the Elim Baptist Church in Anoka. Celebrating with them are their three children: Craig (Regan) Debban of Maple Grove; Mark Debban of Chanhassen and Kristi Debban of ...

Ron and Sandie Borth

Ron and Sandie Borth of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Ronald Borth and Sandra Koosmann were married Dec. 5, 1970, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm.

Edward and Mary Lee Schotzko

Edward and Mary Lee Schotzko of Sleepy Eye are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 10, 1960 at St. Mary’s Church in Sleepy Eye. Celebrating with them are their four children, Katie (Mark) Dalbec of Champlin, Becky (Jeff) Braegelmann of New Ulm, Janet (Todd) ...

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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, ...