In Appreciation



(At left) Char Dannheim presents a check to Maggie Leland MWGA for $700 raised at the New Ulm Ladies Golf Invitational for the Minnesota Woman’s Golf Association Scholarship Foundation.

The Minnesota Woman’s Golf Association has provided 67 scholarships since 1998 and gives $3,000 each year for four years.

We would like to thank these sponsors for their help with this golf event: The Journal, Tim Huffman, Citizens Bank Minnesota, Alliance Bank , Tech Trends, Wells Fargo, Frandsen Bank, River Bend Office Products, South Point Federal Credit Unoin, Bank Midwest, Walmart, United Prairie Insurance, Perkins, B & L, Applebee’s, New Ulm Chamber, 3M, Furth-Meile Insurance, Cash Wise, Hy-Vee, New Ulm Furniture, Runnings, Beacon Promotions, Jensen Motors, Nicklasson’s, Green Mill, Lambrechts, Great Clips.

Night at Museum a Success

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Brown County Historical Society want to thank all those who contributed to the success of its First Annual Night at the (bchs) Museum. Its goal was to raise funds to help in offsetting costs for slate roof expenses and HVAC upgrades. While grants played a significant role in covering these expenses, the Society used $38,000 of reserve funds to provide local cash matching. Thanks to sponsorships, ticket sales, a live auction, bucket raffle sales, and donations, the event netted over $18,300 to help replenish reserves. We are very grateful for the generous community support. Anyone wishing to make a donation can send or bring it to the Brown County Historical Society at 2 N. Broadway, New Ulm, MN 56073.

The evening commenced at the front of the museum with welcome music provided by members of the Sleepy Eye Concertina Band and the historic red popcorn wagon setting the atmosphere! The affability was further enhanced when guests entered the museum to be welcomed by “Amalia Fritsche,” (Lisa Besemer), spouse of Mayor Dr. Louis Fritsche and none other than the state’s 14th governor and his wife, “John and Alice Lind,” (Dan and Trudy Beranek). Mingling with guests during the social hour on all three floors were other guests from the past, such as “Carrie Nation,” (Kathleen Backer) who stopped in New Ulm on her way to Redwood Falls, and admonished those sipping wine, and Sleepy Eye’s “Dr. Mary Hanson Stickler,” (Dr. Ann Vogel), ever at the ready with stork in hand. Other luminaries of the past mingling with guests were “Maggie Harkin,” (Opal DeWanz); “Herman Hein,” (Dan Hoisington); “Popcorn Wagon Lady”, (Barb Marti); “Ted Marti of the Schell/Marti Family,” (Ted Marti); “George Glotzbach,” (George Glotzbach); “William and Catherine Pfaender,” (Willis and Christine Runck). Ben Marti on keyboard provided background music during the social hour. Upon departing the museum to stroll to Lola’s Bistro for dinner, guests paused at the popcorn wagon to receive a complimentary bag of popcorn. They were led to Lola’s to the sound of music by strolling concertina players.

At Lola’s, the 120 dinner guests were treated to music by the Ben Marti Trio, an elegant meal, good company, and more good times. Deemed a resounding success by the Planning Committee co-chaired by Vicki Pieser and Anne Earl, the committee set Saturday, September 16, 2017 for the 2nd Annual Night at the (bchs) Museum.

CAST?Variety Show

Community And Seniors Together would like to thank the talented individuals that performed in our Variety Show fundraiser, “Everything But The Kitchen Sink” on Sept. 22 at the Community Center. A wonderfully full audience enjoyed performances from singers, pianists, storytellers and dancers. A special thank you goes to Isla Hoffman for organizing the show. Thank you all for sharing your gifts to support senior programming in New Ulm.