Editor’s Mailbag

Hot Topics Breakfast Friday

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its first Hot Topics for 2019 on Friday, Jan. 4, at 7:30 a.m. at the New Ulm Country Club.

This will be the first Hot Topics for Rod Marshall, the new utilities director for New Ulm Public Utilities. Marshall comes to New Ulm with over 30 years of utility management experience in a variety of states. He’ll be discussing the recent Cost of Service Study, the various divisions of utilities in New Ulm and the factors that impact the cost of utilities and services for customers.

Cost is $10, payable at the door, but please RSVP to the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce by noon on Wednesdasy, Jan. 2.

Our Night Sky: Video Lecture Series

NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Library will show The Great Courses’ “Our Night Sky,” which includes a series of video lectures from award-winning astronomer and Professor Edward M. Murphy.

Murphy will show attendees how to behold the marvels of the galaxy with just binoculars, a small telescope, or even the bare eye. The series, which is free and open to the public, will meet on Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Each session will include two or three 30-minute video lectures followed by a brief discussion. Call 507-359-8331 for more information.

Christmas Tree disposal offered

NEW ULM — Christmas tree pick-up and disposal service is once again to be provided to residents of New Ulm by the New Ulm city street department.

City street department crews will be picking up and disposing of your natural Christmas trees through January.

Residents are requested to remove all ribbon, wire, ornaments, tinsel AND PLASTIC BAGS, then place the trees on the boulevard area of the intersection nearest their home or business.

Gem & Mineral Society meeting

MORGAN — The New Ulm Gem & Mineral Society will meet Sunday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Morgan Public Library in the lower level meeting room. The building is wheelchair accessible. Everyone is welcome to join us and bring along rocks, fossils or gems for identification. For more information please call 760-468-8028.