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Lifestyle Columns

Public Health Corner: Breastfeeding Awareness

Brown County Public Health’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program is celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), breastfeeding is the standard for infant feeding. It is recommended that infants be fed only breastmilk to about ...

College News

Ruth Holten, Nicollet, aa junior, nursing student at Concordia University, Mequon, Wis., has been named to the Spring Honors List for the 2018-2019 academic year. To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a minimum 3.60 GPA. Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 ...

Tomato troubles

You have waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit. But don't worry, you can still have a great harvest this year while improving things for next season. Blossom end rot is a common problem. It's due to a calcium deficiency often caused by ...

Off the Shelf: Commemoration Week U.S.-Dakota War is August 21-25

Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) and New Ulm Public Library (NUPL) are sponsoring a number of events to commemorate the 157th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War the week of Aug. 21-25. All presentations and tours are free and open to the public; seating is first come, first ...

Antiques & Collecting: Dancing figurines a hit in Art Deco era

Pairs of ceramic dancing figures in exotic costumes were favorites in the Art Deco period, starting about 1920. Many different pairs about 19 or 20 inches high have been selling with the mark “Cia Manna” and sometimes the added words “Turin, Italy.” A search of old books and even new ...

Gardening: Growing edibles later in the season

Don't let fall or potentially frosty temperatures stop you from enjoying garden-fresh produce. Extend the nutritional value and homegrown flavor into your fall and early winter meals with the help of short season crops and season extending strategies. Lettuce, spinach, radishes, turnips, and ...

Family Living Focus: Managing Your Medicines: Take charge of your medicines

Keeping track of your medicines is very important. Making sure that they are stored properly, that they have not expired when you take them, and that prescriptions are refilled requires time and attention. Also, taking many different medications at the same time is difficult. It can be hard ...

In Appreciation

Jim Hoffmann says “Thanks” I want to say “Thank You” to all the residents of New Ulm and surrounding area for allowing my agency to provide insurance products and service to cope with life’s difficulties. I would like to think my agency in some small manner has tried to do its best. ...

College News

Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall has named its 2019 spring graduatesThe students earned their degrees in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Area graduates are listed here. A * behind the name indicates Dean’s List: Fairfax Katrina Dawn Grams (Bachelor of ...

College News

Megan Demaris, Sleepy Eye, daughter of Mary Kay Bougie and Scott Demaris, was named to the second semester, 2018-19 Dean’s List at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Winona Campus. The list includes 343 undergraduate students who earned a grade point average of 3.60 or better on a 4.0 ...

Off the Shelf: Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

National Book Lovers Day is on Aukg. 9. What will you do to celebrate? The beauty of this made up holiday is that you can tailor it to your literary interests. The staff at the library is full of bibliophiles. We love to get wrapped up in telling stories about the characters that we’re ...

College News

Ruth Holten of Nicollet, a junior studying Nursing, has been named to the Spring Honors List at Concordia University, Mequon, Wis. To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a minimum 3.60 GPA. ———— The following students have been named to the 2019 spring semester Dean’s ...

Antiques & Collecting: Popcorn Wagons made the treat popular

Popcorn wasn’t a popular snack food until the 1890s, when Charles Cretors created a steam-powered machine to roast peanuts, coffee and popcorn to sell from a wagon on the street near his Chicago candy store. He kept improving the machinery and the product, and in 1885, he started C. Cretors ...

Gardening: Still time to make additions, changes to your landscape

The cool wet spring delayed planting, deck and patio installations and other outdoor projects. Fortunately, there is still time to complete much of your outdoor work. Many gardeners missed or limited spring planting due to the weather. You can still add vegetables to your garden, mixed ...

Family Living Focus: Older Drivers – Other ways to get around

In many communities, driving is just one form of transportation. There are plenty of other ways to get around. “Retiring” from driving can feel like a big loss at first, but it does not mean giving up independence. Getting Guidance Your transportation options depend on where you live. ...

In Appreciation

Children’s Creativity Camp summer 2019 The Grand Center for Arts and Culture would like to extend a big thank you to all who helped to make our second summer Creativity Camp a huge success. We doubled our participation this year to almost 40 students! A special thanks to New Ulm Community ...

Off the Shelf: Summer time at the Library

Summer is the busiest time in most children’s areas of a library. It is a whirlwind of activity each day that helps most of us sleep well at night. Whether it is planning and presenting story times, selecting and preparing a new craft and scavenger hunt, changing out displays, picking up ...

Antiques & Collecting: Petit porcelain perfume bottles popular

Many small porcelain figures were made in France, Germany and England in the 18th century, and many were made to resemble the work of the German Meissen factory. Realistic figures dressed in the robes of an unfamiliar country or vases with scenes and additional raised floral decoration were ...

Gardening: Concrete planters are easy, cheap to make

By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — What's the difference between cement and concrete? In my case, about $9, 55 pounds and a slightly sore back. Though the two terms are often used interchangeably, cement is an ingredient in concrete, which also includes aggregates like ...