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Back to the movies

The 80-year-old theater at the west end of downtown Madelia was extensively remodeled while it was closed due to COVID restrictions last spring and summer. “We were shut down like everybody else last March (due to initial COVID restrictions), so I went to my dad (the late Everett ...

A look back

NEW ULM — Dave Biedenbender’s career coaching girls’ basketball at Minnesota Valley Lutheran will always be considered one of the more successful runs in New Ulm sports history. Biedenbender coached for 15 years at the school and had a career record of 316-99. During that time, he took ...

Off the Shelf: My Best Books of 2020

Happy New Year one and all! I don’t know about you but I have been looking forward to the end of this year since March. I know that many people enjoy year end reviews, but I don’t. The only thing I like about looking back at the previous year is the many lists of “Best Books” produced ...

Looking Back at 2020

In a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, a look back at 2020 should mention all the things that did NOT happen. There was no Bavarian Blast, no Hermannfest. The State Amateur Baseball tournament that was supposed to have been held in New Ulm was moved after the New Ulm City Council decided ...

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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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Scherenschnitte still popular in 20th century

Scherenschnitte is a paper cutting art form. It was known to the ancient Chinese and others, and it became popular again in the early 1800s, especially in the Pennsylvania area. A group of the pictures were sold at folk art auctions in New England about 2011 to 2019. They often pictured a ...

Off the Shelf: Ring in the new year with new books

I hope you all had wonderful holidays. Mine were quiet and cozy, and I made plenty of time for reading. Here are some of the books I enjoyed while sipping my hot cocoa. Senator Cleo McDougal is eyeing a presidential run when MaryAnne, her former best friend from high school, writes an op-ed ...

Antiques & Collecting: Collectibles with company logos

Company logos are a quick message to customers that identify a product on a store shelf or in an ad on TV explaining quality or improvements. Very few have been changed but many have been updated for a more modern look. The clothing, hairdos and changes in the style of the letters have made ...

Park & Rec Reports

We are open! Masks must be worn anytime in the Rec and Civic Centers, including when working out or playing sports. Everyone entering must do a self-screening at the door prior to entering. If you answer yes to any of the questions, you may not enter. Everyone must check in at the Welcome ...

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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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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) ...

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.

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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 ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

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, ...