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Hannah Marzinske of Courtland earned Dean’s List recognition for the 2019 fall term at Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students achieving a 3.5 grade point average for the semester. ———— The College of St. Scholastica has ...

Park & Rec Report

Glow Day in the Park Sunday, Feb. 9 from 4-7 p.m. at Harman Park! Free glow in the dark and snow activities, skating and bonfire. Bring your own skates or rent a par of ours for $2.25 S’mores and refreshments for sales. This program may be canceled from inclement weather. Racquetball ...

College News

Anna Schoo of New Ulm has been named to the Dean’s List for Academic Excellence for the 2019 fall semester at the University of Minnesota. Schoo, the daughter of Ron and Barb Schoo, attended Cathedral High School in New Ulm. ———— Area Minnesota students were among the 4,069 North ...

Off the Shelf: 2020 Youth Media Award Winners

The American Library Association Midwinter Conference recently concluded in Philadelphia. During Midwinter, the top books, video,and audiobooks for children and young adults are revealed. And the ones that have been announced are a delight! A recent read of mine topped the list! “New Kid” ...

Antiques & Collecting: ‘Sailor’s Valentine’ really made in Barbados

You can’t always trust the information in old books and on old websites about antiques, particularly everyday items used in the latter part of the 1800s but not expensive or large enough to be of serious interest to collectors until the 1900s. A double octagonal frame filled with a design ...

Gardening: Keep your Valentine flowers looking their best

Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like a fresh bouquet of flowers. Make sure your gift provides many days of enjoyment by selecting the freshest flowers and providing the best possible care. Take some time to evaluate the quality of the cut flowers you plan to purchase. Select fresh flowers ...

Park & Rec Report

Short Track on Saturdays from 7-10 a.m. through February 1. We apologize for the inconvenience. Weight Lifting for Seniors Class is a 6-week, 60-minute program designed to approach strength training in a safe, effective and fun way to keep you strong for life. Strength training can ward off ...

Family Living Focus: Be physically active without spending a dime

Be Physically Active Without Spending a Dime You don’t need to spend a fortune to be physically active. In fact, you can be active in many ways without spending any money. Here are a few ideas to get you moving for free! Close to Home: • Get some exercise and socialize with friends ...

Off the Shelf: Upcoming Library programs

We always have a fun variety of programs happening at New Ulm Public Library. We hope you’ll join us for some of these upcoming events. Who saved countless people from the horror of the Hinkley Fire? How did it feel to be on a sinking frozen ore boat just yards from shore in Duluth during ...

In Appreciation

Smileys Food Shelf Drive Smileys Tavern had a very successful Food Drive for the New Ulm Food Shelf on Nov. 23. They took in 225 pounds of food and $2,200, Accepting the donations is Brad “Sarge” Kirk (left), from Al Kopischke (far right) from Smiley’s. In the middle, from left, are ...

Antiques & Collecting: ‘Penny toys’ are worth a lot more today

Children’s toys are valuable records of what life was like in the past. From about 1880 to 1914, inexpensive, mechanical lithographed tin toys known as “penny toys” were popular and affordable in America. A toy rickshaw with a driver and a lady in a small cart was made by George ...

Gardening: Keep houseplants healthy while keeping pets safe

You love them both — your pets and houseplants — but it can be challenging to safely raise them together in the same house. Reduce the risk by selecting pet-safe plants and safely managing houseplant pest problems. Avoid problems by selecting plants suited to your home's growing ...

Park & Rec Report

Glockenspiel is experiencing technical difficulties. A new controller is coming within the next 8 weeks, which we believe will resolve these issues. Short Track on Saturdays from 7-10 a.m. through February 1. We apologize for the inconvenience. Weight Lifting for Seniors Class is a 6-week, ...

Family Living Focus: Real life benefits of physical exercise

Endurance activities help you: • Keep up with your grandchildren during a trip to the park. • Dance to your favorite songs at the next family wedding. • Shovel snow. Sweep the front step. Rake the yard and bag up the leaves. Strength training will make it easier ...

College News

Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has announced the students named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2019-20 academic year. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above (on a ...

Off the Shelf: The power and purpose of the graphic novel

What do you think of when you hear the term, “graphic novel”? I’ve overheard parents call them “comics” and “easy readers”. I had one young reader tell me he had to check out a “real” book. I’ve been told by a parent that their child needed to do some “actual reading” ...

Antiques & Collecting: How to serve caviar like the Rockefellers

You probably won’t find a blue cut-to-clear glass caviar server like this one that just sold for $2,318 at a recent Neal Auction in New Orleans, but you might want to serve caviar the right way for a party. The event will be the talk of the town. Here’s the proper Victorian way. Serve ...

Gardening: Grow houseplants with style and convenience

It starts with one plant on a sunny windowsill then morphs into an impenetrable jungle. You may feel you need a machete to reach each individual plant to water and tend. Clear the way to improved growing conditions and convenient care while showcasing every plant with style. Group plants with ...

Park & Rec Report

New Open Swim Hours! – In an effort to better-serve our customers, our NEW open swim hours are Mondays 3:30-5, Tuesdays 6-8 p.m., Fridays 3:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Winter/Spring Activities Brochure was distributed in The Journal, Shopper and is available online. ...

Family Living Focus: Building up the benefits of physical activity

Once you start exercising and become more physically active, you’ll begin to see results in just a few weeks. You’ll feel stronger and more energetic. You’ll notice that you can do things easier, faster, or for longer than before. This tells you that your body is getting used to a ...