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Antiques & Collecting: Old iron antiques can pull a heavy bid

Part of the fun of bidding at auctions is seeing unusual, and perhaps useless, antiques selling for a lot of money. A very noticeable iron head of a clown with a mask, about 20 inches high, was offered in a Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, California. It was marked “J.T. Dickman, Pat’d ...

Gardening: Pansies add color and interest to every occassion

Pick a few pansy flowers and add a smile to any occasion. No matter where you live, pansies provide color, and in some cases, fragrance to the garden and containers during the cooler months of the year. Pick a few flowers and freeze them in ice cube trays to serve in your favorite beverage. ...

Park & Rec Report

ExploraDome is coming to the Rec Center on Monday, October 7 (this is a no school day for ISD 88 and NUACS). Explore Space and marvel at the wonders of the universe with the University of Minnesota Bell Museum’s Exploradome Traveling Planetarium. FREE space exploration shows for children and ...

In Appreciation

Goosetown The organizers of the Sept. 14, Gemuetlichkeit in Goosetown Event would like to thank all who made it a BIG success. Annelise Robinsen for face painting; Susan Haar for helping with the surveys and free drawing registration; Musical entertainment, Richard Schwartz, Smiley ...

Park & Rec Report

Hermann 5k Run/Walk and Hermann Tot Trot - It’s not too late to register for the Kids Race for children 3-9 on a special short course race, followed by post race activities OR the Hermann 5k!! Register online or at the Rec Center. ExploraDome is coming to the Rec Center on Monday, Oct. 7 ...

Antiques & Collecting: Pottery ring was great for slaking thirst

A pottery ring about 8 inches in diameter was auctioned recently and few seemed to understand how it was used. The pottery was shaped like a tube bent into a circle with an opening at the top. It is a 19th-century stoneware ring flask. Farmers worked in the fields all day and they could ...

Gardening: Moving plants indoors for winter? Ease them into it gently

Moving houseplants indoors with the onset of cold weather is not your typical furniture-shifting exercise. It requires planning, since houseplants for the most part are tender tropicals and need time to acclimate to a changed growing environment. "Bring them in over a two-week period," said ...

Off the Shelf: All’s well that ends well

Welcome to the library. We’ve got books! When Sadie’s brother Shane dies of an apparent heart attack in “The Wolf Wants In” by Laura McHugh, she has her doubts about how he really died. But in an economically damaged town ravaged by meth and opioid deaths, no one looks twice at a ...

Family Living Focus: Starting to exercise again after a break

Vacation? Flu? Out-of-town guests? Many things can interrupt your physical activity routine, but you can start again and be successful. Following are a few ideas to help: Don’t be too hard on yourself. Just try to get back to your activities as soon as possible. Think about the reasons ...

Park & Rec Report

Autumn Civic Center Garage Sales TODAY, Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Come check out the many garage sales under oneroof! Minnecon Park is closed again, due to flooding of the Minnesota River. Hermann Swim Club runs Sept. 24 through Nov. 19. This is a great opportunity for youth to ...

In Appreciation

Lions Club says “Thank You” for a successful Fly-In Breakfast The Lions Club of New Ulm would like to thank everyone who attended our 46th annual Fly-In Breakfast for their support. In spite of the rain, we served almost 1100 people and had a great time doing it. We screened 25 children ...

Antiques & Collecting: Ivory pie crimper has unusual history

Old tools can be hard to identify because many are no longer used. A carved ivory leg with a little wheel at the top looks like it might be a toy or a drawing aid, but it would be odd to make a tool of ivory. This auction item, recently sold by Eldred’s Auctions, is a pie crimper, probably ...

Gardening: Alliums for every garden

Short or tall, big or small, ornamental alliums are a treat for flower gardeners and for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Plant the bulbs in fall and enjoy months of colorful spring and summer blooms - this year, and for years to come. Just like their relatives, onions and chives, ...

Family Living Focus: Physical exercise: Good medicine for the brain

Regular physical exercise is important for brain health.  Being active is important whether a person has normal memory and thinking abilities or has a memory disorder such as a Mild Cognitive Impairment, early/moderate Alzheimer’s disease or related progressive memory ...

Public Health Corner: Be prepared, not scared

Natural Disasters in 2018 combined over 46 Billion dollars and cost 197 individuals their lives. So why do we plan for disasters? We plan for disaster’s to protect the safety and well-being of our children, loved ones, homes, domestic pets, and community. Knowledge applied is power. ...

College News

The following students graduated after the spring 2019 session at South Dakota State University. The students listed below completed all requirements for a degree and/or certificate program and those requirements have been verified by the appropriate college. The names of honor graduates ...

Off the Shelf: DVDs at the Library

Did you know the library has dvds you can check out? Yes we do! Your library card gives you access to many new release dvds, classics and everything in between. For the nonfiction lovers out there, I would like to highlight a few nonfiction dvds we have recently added to our ...

Antiques & Collecting: Hunzinger pioneered furniture designs

George Hunzinger (1835-1898) was born in Germany and trained as a cabinetmaker. In 1855, he emigrated to the United States and started making his own style of furniture, chairs and tables made of wood or wire — inspired by pipes, machinery and his 21 patented designs and methods. He invented ...

Gardening: Revive overcrowded and struggling perennials

Fall is the best time to divide spring and summer blooming perennials that are overcrowded, dead in the center, failing to flower or flopping open. Wait until spring to dig and divide fall or summer blooming perennials that were not moved the previous fall. These are guidelines that increase ...