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Editor’s Mailbag

NUHS Class of 1994 planning for reunion NEW ULM — New Ulm High School’s Class of 1994 is hosting a 25-Year Class Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Social will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at The Retz 227, with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. at Lola’s - An American Bistro. To ...

Off the Shelf: Summertime and the livin’ is… for reading

Now that the days are longer and getting hotter, it might be a good time to sit back with a good book. Every year the five MacAllister siblings went to camp together because their parents owned and ran the camp. Now decades later, mostly estranged from each other, they are all returning to ...

Honor Roll: New Ulm High School

New Ulm High School has released its honor roll for the second semester of the 2018-19 school year: Grade 9 Highest Honors Marcarious Amoah, Paige Frederick, Isaac Gieseke, Natalie Hacker, Logan Kletscher, Makenna Lang, Anna Lee, Jacob Martinka, Riley Merkel, Kylee Nosbush, Makiah Otto, ...

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‘Night of One-Acts’ this weekend NEW ULM — The 9th Annual “Night of One-Acts” will be held at the Grand Kabaret, 210 N. Minnesota St. in New Ulm at 7 p.m. on July 19 and 20, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 21. First up is “Speed Date” by Janet Allard. We all want to find the right ...

Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Community Concert in German Park Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m. Entertainment by New Ulm’s very own Concord Singers! Be sure to come early for a Puppet Wagon performance at 6 p.m.! Municipal Band Concerts are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. on July 17 and July 24! July is National ...

Area Church Services

Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at 324 20th South St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery Available. Baptist CALVARY ...

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Outstanding Brown County Senior nominees sought NEW ULM — Do you know an outstanding Senior Volunteer in your community? Let the Brown county Free Fair recognize them for their accomplishments. Individuals must be over the age of 70, reside in Brown County, and show outstanding volunteer ...

“Beauty and the Beast” on stage at State Street Theater Co.

NEW ULM — “Be Our Guest!” when the Academy Award-winning film comes to life on stage at State Street Theater Co. This magical performance will take place over the course of two weekends. Dates and times are Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m.; ...

Little Mermaid Sails into Winthrop Aug. 1-4

WINTHROP — The Disney musical, “The Little Mermaid” opens with a large cast at the GFW High School Auditorium, 1001 Cottonwood St, Winthrop, for five shows, on August 1, 2, & 3 at 7:30 p.m. and August 3 & 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or in advance, call ...

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Brown County DFL Picnic to feature Attorney General Keith Ellison NEW ULM — This year’s Brown County DFL Picnic will be held on Thursday, July 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hermann Heights Park in New Ulm. The featured guest will be Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison, who was elected in ...

Off the Shelf: Summer at the Library

Summertime has finally arrived. I thought I would take this time to remind you of some of the services available at the library that will help get you through the remainder of summer. If you have visited the library in the past month you have noticed a dramatic increase in the activity level. ...

Sleepy Eye Lions Club receive Dream Catcher Award

Submitted photo The Sleepy Eye Lions Club Members received their Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation “Dream Catcher Award” at their meeting on July 2, at the Railway Bar and Grill. The Sleepy Eye Lions have now donated more than $1,000 to the MLDF to find a Cure for diabetes. Pictured, ...

Off the Shelf: Summer cookbook roundup

Summer has sprung up the last few days. When it’s too hot to cook, I like to grab a quick crockpot, sheet pan, or grilling recipe. Reference Librarian Leasa Sieve purchases most of the library’s non-fiction collection and the new books section in cookery (641) is a treat to browse.  The ...

Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Community Concert in German Park Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m. Entertainment by Ken and Ken Show. Municipal Band Concerts are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. on July 10, July 17 and July 24! Get to Know Nature Camps that include Geocaching, Canoeing and wildlife are offered for ...

Five Generations

Submitted photo Lucille Burdorf of New Ulm, formerly of Courtland, gathered with her family for a five generation photo to welcome Nora Jo Burdorf to the family. Clockwise, from lower left, are Lucille Burdorf, her son Bruce Burdorf of Montevideo, her grandson Scott Burdorf, also of ...

Area Church Services

Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at 324 20th South St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery Available. Baptist CALVARY ...

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Live music Sunday at Schell’s NEW ULM — The August Schell Brewery Biergarten will be open on Sunday, with live music from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This Sunday Jim Strehlke and Alpensterne will be entertaining. The Bier Garten is open daily from noon-5 p.m., but live music is on Sundays ...

Off the Shelf: Light-hearted romances

In her May article, Acquisitions Librarian Betty Roiger shared a couple of romances that caught her attention. I was in search of some light summer reading, so I took her recommendation for “The Flatshare” by Beth O’Leary and really enjoyed it! Tiffy is desperate: she broke up with her ...

Cigar Workshop coming in July

NEW ULM — David Harmening and Paul Warshauer are admitted cigar aficionados, so they decided to invite the public to join them in an event entitled, “Three Flights in the Garden of Ruin.” The location for the event is at the former Hauenstein Brewery Gardens, located at 1604 Hauenstein ...

Reminiscing About the Prohibition Era with Denny Warta

NEW ULM — The public is invited to the program “Reminiscing about the Prohibition Era with Denny Warta” on, Thursday, June 27, in the Museum Annex at 7 p.m. (The museum annex is located just north of the museum.) This program complements the exhibit “Wet Stills and Dry Agents: Brown ...