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NUHS presents: “Newsies”

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School will present “Newsies” from March 29-31 at the High School Auditorium. The musical is based on a strike by newspaper boys who have to go on strike because of Joseph Pulitzer, who set up rules that made it more difficult for the newsies to make ...

Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Presents… Newsies

Photos by Susan Marie Studio In 1899, New York City got its news from an army of ragged orphans and runaways called newsies. One homeless New York City newsboy Jack Kelly (Joseph Goedtke) befriends two newcomers to his trade, Davey (Kyle McKeown) and Les (Addie Hoffmann), who also dream ...

Mason creates art from bits of glass

SLEEPY EYE — Walking into Sleepy Eye Stained Glass, a visitor’s gaze is greeted by dozens of stained glass windows and hundreds of other colorful creations. Mike Mason, owner of the business and workshop, has been at it for over 40 years repairing or constructing hundreds of windows and ...

Time to think of Community Gardening

NEW ULM — The snow may still be three feet deep, but New Ulm Community Garden is already preparing for the green season. The Community Garden is located at 1915 S. Valley St. near the former Putting Green site and has been in operation for six years. The Community Garden has continued to ...

Sleepy Eye men build their own ice fishing house

Mike Schauman has participated in just about every Sleepy Eye Sportsman’s Club Fishing Derby over more than three decades. A retired 3M employee, Schauman said he would ice fish the lake during the day when just about nobody else was on the lake. “It’s a lot better fishing when there ...

The New Ulm Figure Skating Club presents… ‘Blades on Broadway’

NEW ULM — ‘Blades on Broadway’, the New Ulm Figure Skating Club’s (NUFSC) 2019 ice show, will slide into the New Ulm Civic Center (NUCC) this coming Saturday and Sunday. Performance times will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and also at 1 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $10 for ...

New Ulm CrossFit hosts Granites Games

NEW ULM — Shortly after his wife Brandy joined CrossFit, Jeff Toomer knew that he too wanted to see what all the hype was about. So Toomer joined seven years ago in Mankato, and now he’s the co-owner/head coach at the New Ulm CrossFit location, a job that has enabled him to gain friends ...

NUPU has been keeping the lights on for a long time in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The Electric Distribution plant of the New Ulm Public Utilities Commission has kept the lights on in the community for decades. Providing electricity and power to over 7,200 customers, the plant produces about 5,000 megawatts of electricity every year. The plant has pumped out ...

New Ulm’s ‘Underground City’

New Ulm’s ‘underground city’/tunnels were commonly known as the ‘steam tunnels’ because the steam lines were placed inside the existing tunnels under the sidewalks of Minnesota Street. The tunnels, however, were not built for the steam lines. The tunnels were built long before the ...

Pinball hobby blooms into a business

NEW ULM — For over a decade it looked like it was game over for pinball machines. The classic game of arcades and bars had its heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, but by the 21st century it seemed the last silver ball had finally slipped past the flippers and gone down the drain. However, as ...

Celebrating 40 years of school at Minnesota Valley Lutheran

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran is currently celebrating its 40th school year since the school was established in 1979. When Martin Luther Academy, the lutheran high school that shared the Dr. Martin Luther College campus in New Ulm, moved to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin to merge with ...

Looking back at 2018

Looking back at 2018, The Journal staff found that one recurring theme for the year was weather, from late winter/early spring blizzard, like the Friday the 13th storm in April (above and right) that buried New Ulm and its vehicles in a blanket of snow. Heavy rains later in the year kept river ...

Looking for help for above

Nora Unitarian Universalist Church was awarded a $15,000 grant in June for urgent structural needs including belfry (bell tower) and window repairs. Recognized as a significant Nordic Heritage Site by Partners for Sacred Places, a grant stipulation is that the church raise an equal or greater ...

To walk with the animals

Walking into one of Christian Lilienthal’s barns, you can see and hear a variety of animals scurry about. Some of them stare at you. Others even talk to you. “Hello, hello,” say macaws, sounding quite human-like. Then they screech rather loudly. Lemurs, native to Madagascar, appear to ...

Celebrating 75 years of Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball

NEW ULM — The Tomahawk Conference celebrates 75 years for boys’ basketball this season, leaving plenty of memories and milestones along the way. The conference first formed in 1944 as the “Tomahawk League”, borrowing the name from the old Tomahawk baseball league. The initial seven ...

New Ulm Tennis Association has given tennis players . . .An Opportunity to play

NEW ULM — Even at the age of 70, Wills Runck finds himself busy on the tennis courts around the city of New Ulm. And even though the winter season is coming up, Runck gives tennis lessons for the New Ulm Tennis Association at the New Ulm Park and Recreation Center and various tennis courts ...

A Season for Giving

NEW ULM — The holiday season is in full force and many people are hitting the shops to find gift items, but is also the time to think of those in need. In the New Ulm area there are several opportunities to donate to worthy causes this time of year. In Brown County, Santa’s Closet it one ...

Looking a Lot Like Christmas

A yearly tradition since 1933, fresh garland with lighted bells and stars will continue to adorn downtown New Ulm this holiday season. Due to safety concerns and downtown changes over time, the City of New Ulm, with the Chamber of Commerce acting in a liaison capacity, initiated conversation ...

New Ulm High School presents… Our Town

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School will be presenting the classic play, “Our Town,” to the public on Friday and Saturday in the New Ulm High School auditorium. Both shows will begin at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for children. Those with an activity pass get in free. ...