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Iraq War vet finds relief with baseball

“I’ve always been a big baseball fan since my grandmother took me to a Chicago Cubs game when I was about 10,” said Dan Schroeder, looking out over the Riverside Park ball field being prepared for a game on a warm, summer afternoon. Growing up in Stillwater, Oklahoma, his grandmother ...

State Street Theater Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

NEW ULM — State Street Theater Company (SSTC) is going somewhere green with its production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 with a 2 p.m. performance Sunday, July 25. “Little Shop of Horrors” is a horror comedy rock ...

‘Generation Gap’ of musical talent comes together on stage

MANKATO — A mutual bond and passion for music has made Rod Scheitel and his grandson Carter Quast a duo to keep an eye out and an ear open for in Southern Minnesota. The two formed the appropriately-named band called Generation Gap back in late 2018 after Quast, a Janesville native, took up ...

Classic Baseball

NEW ULM — Over the last couple of weeks, baseball took over the City of New Ulm as it once again celebrated the Junior Upper Midwest Classic (June 24-27) and the Upper Midwest Classic at Johnson and Mueller Parks, along with two other sites in Searles and in Essig. The Upper Midwest Classic ...

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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: Enamel on metal has inspired artists for ages

Enamel has been used to decorate metal since medieval times, creating elaborate designs on copper, silver and other metals. Early pieces made in Europe, especially pieces used in religious services, were created in ever-changing styles. Enameled pieces for home use were rare before the 1800s. ...

Off the Shelf: The value of book choice

By LeRoy Nosker Tanner Programming & Technology Services Librarian In the Star Wars Film, “The Phantom Menace,” the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn utters the words: “The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.” That’s a harsh insult coming from someone supposed to be a diplomat. ...

Park & Rec Report

Civic Center is open for fitness and walking through noon on Monday July 19 Hours are Monday through Thursday 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to noon, Sunday 12 to 6 p.m. Everyone entering must do a self-screening at the door prior to entering and leave if answering ...

Antiques & Collecting: Footstools have served function for centuries

Footstools were used to elevate the feet of a person sitting in a chair as long ago as ancient Egypt. The stool was usually rectangular with four small feet. In the following centuries, footstools were made as long rectangles with four or more feet. They were used by all those sitting on a ...

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Tiffani Lebert Nathan McMullen

Jim and Pam McMullen of Sleepy Eye announce the engagement of their son, Nathan, to Tiffani Lebert, daughter of Carri Popka of Volga, S.D. The couple are both graduates of South Dakota State University. Tiffani is a parole officer, and Nathan works in construction trades. An Aug. 14, 2021 ...

Michel Elysa Weinhagen and Brandon Stern

Lenny and Sue Stern of New Ulm announce the engagement of their son, Brandon Michael Stern, to Michel Elysa Weinhagen, daughter of Michael and Nancy Weinhagen of Roseville. The wedding will take place on June 26, 2021, in White Bear Lake.

Stephanie Bernier and Jake Stein

Stephanie Bernier and Jake Stein announce their engagement. Stephanie is the daughter of Jerry and Lori Bernier of Hanska and Sue Bernier of Madison, Minn. Jake is the son of Dan and Kelly Stein of rural Courtland. Stephanie is a 2012 high school graduate of Sleepy Eye Public High School. ...

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 ...

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Norman and Shirley Krienke

Norman and Shirley (Rosin) Krienke of Sleepy Eye will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were married July 24, 1971 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nicollet.

Leon and Shirley Wendinger

Leon and Shirley (Schmitz) Wendinger of St. George will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married June 29, 1961at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. The Wendingers will celebrate the occasion with their family.

Willard and Dorothy Waibel

Willard and Dorothy (Hoffmann) Waibel of New Ulm will celebrate their 6Sth wedding anniversary. They were married on June 14, 1956 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. The Waibels will celebrate the occasion with their family on Sunday, June 13, with mass at the Cathedral of the ...

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.

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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 ...