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A ‘shot in the dark’ pays off

NEW ULM — After graduating from New Ulm High School in 2019 and finishing her senior season as the All-Journal Softball Player of the Year, former Eagles softball pitcher Ashlyn Donner had big goals in mind for her future in the circle. One of Donner’s biggest goals was playing Division 1 ...

Playing at another level

NEW ULM — As a high school player, Minnesota Valley Lutheran graduate Jake Kettner was often the best player on the floor, even in a tough Tomahawk Conference that featured a handful of players that went on to play at the next level. But as he transitioned into a Division II men’s ...

‘Survival Fitness’ aids breast cancer survivors

“Survival Fitness,” an eight-week class at New Ulm CrossFit focusing on yoga and strength training is helping women who have been through cancer. Created by Dr. Cori Jordan of New Ulm Medical Center and Brandy Toomer of New Ulm CrossFit, the hour-long program begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays ...

From the Beginning… BCHS exhibit to show formation of Brown County

BROWN COUNTY — The Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) is putting in the final touches of one of its most ambitious museum exhibits, “Becoming Brown County.” This will be a new permanent exhibit in the Brown County Museum. It will outline the history of Brown County from the last ice ...

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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 Record: Read for Your Mental Health

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. It is a reminder, especially in the stress of a pandemic, to be aware of our own state of being and to be compassionate to the inner struggles of others around us. There are many well proven methods to provide boosts to your mental fortitude. ...

Public Health Corner: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is designated as the month to call attention to the millions of Americans who live with mental illnesses. Mental health disorders are very common. Statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) illustrate its prevalence. If you hear someone say “I’m a 1 in 5”, they are ...

Antiques & Collecting: Coffee grinders were part of full service groceries

In the 1950s, there were still A&P grocery stores that only sold bags of coffee beans that had to be ground in a large iron grinder in the store, even though there were other brands of ground beans in bags. The customer chose the type and could grind it or ask a clerk to help. Some health ...

Family Living Focus: Older Americans Month: Communities of Strength

In tough times, communities find strength in people and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we have seen this time and again in our local area, statewide, and around our country as friends, neighbors, and businesses have found new ways to support each other. In our ...

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Haleigh Korn Eric Platz

Marly Arens of Fairmont, along with Paul and Donita Platz of Lafayette, are pleased to announce the engagement of Haleigh Korn and Eric Platz. Haleigh is a 2010 graduate of United South Central High School in Wells, and a 2014 graduate of Minnesota State University Mankato. She is employed at ...

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.

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Randy and Monica Wenninger

Randy and Monica Wenninger of New Ulm will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 15 with their family. Randy Wenninger and Monica Kretsch were married May 15, 1971 at St. Mary’s Church in New Ulm.

Greg and Cathy Roiger

Greg and Cathy Roiger of Sleepy Eye will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 1, 2021 at Frank Mill Farm. Greg Roiger and Cathy Bruns were married May 1, 1971 at St. Mary’s Church New Ulm.

Denny and Sue Penkert

Denny and Sue Penkert of New Ulm celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 24 with family. Denny Penkert and Sue Hanson were married April 24, 1971 at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, Mn.

John and Phyllis Griebel

John and Phyllis Griebel of Searles will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the New Ulm Country Club on Sunday, May 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. John Griebel and Phyllis Braun were married on May 6th, 1971, at St Michael’s Church in Morgan.

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Nathan Holm, DNP, APRN, CNP now seeing mental health patients at NUMC

Nathan Holm, DNP, APRN, CNP knew from a young age that health care was his life’s calling. Holm, a New Ulm native, worked for an area assisted living and memory care unit during his high school years and found his passion for health care in that work. “Throughout my education and clinical ...

HONU Action Teams are Looking for New Members!

If you are interested in lending a hand to HONU’s efforts to support health and well-being in the New Um community, we encourage you to join us on an action team! Action teams generally meet monthly (virtually for now) and you can choose your personal level of involvement and time commitment ...

COVID-19 survivor shares his experience, encourages all to get vaccinated

Franklin resident Jerry Weldy wants to make a couple things clear about COVID-19: if you are one of the unlucky ones, the recovery can take longer than the recovery from a heart attack; and masks and social distancing protections work to keep the uninfected safe from the virus. Weldy knows ...

Clinical Neuropsychologist begins seeing patients at New Ulm Medical Center

Clinical Neuropsychologist Angela Buffington, PhD, MA, LP, ABPP-CN, began seeing patients at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) in early February. Dr. Buffington, who has practiced neuropsychology for 15 years, has special interests in dementia evaluation, concussion, traumatic brain injury, and ...

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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 ...