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Back to school

As the 2021-22 school year begins, area teachers, principals, superintendents and staff are hopeful and optimistic for a successful nine months of academics, athletics and activities. The end of the 2019-20 school year saw cancelations, distance learning and difficult decisions being made as ...

Senior Men’s Baseball Searles Ballpark a hit

Al Drexler and his son Jeremy have been associated with Searles and Hanska baseball for a long time. The Drexlers, who are now putting in time with the Searles Bullheads, were among the many proud residents of Searles and Hanska the last two weekends as both towns were among four that hosted ...

Former printer breathes life into old Pontiac garage

Kevin Schafer has done quite a variety of jobs in his life. He’s been a printer, mechanic and auto body technician, took flight instruction, was a certified air vessel welder and worked for a hog barn accessorizing company, founded and published a newspaper for five years, and worked for a ...

153 years of the Brown County Fair

This week Brown County celebrates the 153rd Brown County Fair, one of the largest gatherings in the region. This year will take its place in history as the return of the fair after it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. Though the loss of the fair in 2020 disappointed many, it ...

Protean Players return for “Into the Woods” at SSTC

NEW ULM — Weaving together numerous, fantastic fairy tales into a fun-for-all musical called “Into the Woods,” the Protean Players will bring the State Street Theater Co. (SSTC) stage to life from Aug. 13-15. “Into the Woods” is being directed by Michael Koester, a veteran to the ...

Park and Rec gears up for Fall season

With the summer of 2021 heading into its final stretch, the New Ulm Park and Recreation department is already looking ahead to the Fall season and the department will have a number of activities planned for those of all ages. Because of COVID-19 and the construction of the Recreation Center, ...