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Off the Shelf: Books about libraries

Librarians love to read about libraries and librarians and we love to encourage others to read about them, too. Libraries are a great setting for mysteries, romances, adventures, and more, plus give the author a chance to introduce lots of interesting characters. Here are a few books about ...

Editor’s Mailbag

MLC Children’s Theatre presents: ‘The Cat in the Hat’ NEW ULM — MLC Children’s Theatre presents Dr. Seuss’s ‘The Cat In The Hat’ at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the MLC Auditorium. What usually happens in your home when your mom is out and the kids are left behind? Does ...

St. Anthony completes food shelf project

Submitted photo On Tuesday, April 16, St. Anthony Elementary School completed its annual Lenten Food Shelf Project by delivering over $1,600 in donated food and household supplies to the New Ulm Food Shelf. K-6 students collected donations over the past 40 days. Three shoppers from each ...

St. Paul’s donation

Submitted photo The New Ulm Optimist Club recently donated to St. Paul’s Lutheran School for “preschool building blocks” in the amount of $4905.50. Pictured in photo from left to right- Jack Havemeier, Gambling Manager New Ulm Optimist Club, Karla Havemeier, member New Ulm Optimist ...

High school girls oratory competition accepting applications

ST. PAUL — Fifty high school girls will be selected to compete in a juried Minnesota oratory competition, sponsored by Metro Republican Women. The speech topic is “A Republic if you can keep it” Rising to Benjamin Frank-lin’s Challenge. Applications are being accepted as of April 1. ...

Park & Rec Report

Registration for Spring/ Summer Activities is available online at www.newulmmn.gov or at the Rec Center. Tot Swim is held the first and third Fridays of the month; the next one is April 19 from 9:30-11 a.m. This is an opportunity to Swim and play with your tot in the shallow part of the pool. ...

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 ...

School Lunch Menus

Lafayette Charter School Monday: Walking Tacos, Corn, Vegetable Sticks, Lettuce, Fruit Tuesday: Grilled Chicken Sandiwch, Winter Blend Vegetables, Fruit, Vegetable Sticks Wednesday: Meatloaf, Bread, Potatoes, Vegetable Sticks, Lettuce, Fruit Thursday: No School Friday: No ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Oakwood Spaghetti Supper postponed NEW ULM — Oakwood United Methodist Church is postponing its Spaghetti Supper, originally scheduled for Thursday, April 11, to Thursday, May 16 because of the weather. It will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1630 Oakwood Ave., New Ulm. A ...

Nuvera Gift Campaign

Nuvera recently completed their “Working Together Great Things Can Happen” campaign, raising over $16,000 for local nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves. Pictured at right, Tricia Gieseke (Nuvera) presents one of the donations to Lori Pickell-Stangel (United Way of Brown ...

Off the Shelf: A library experience

I have always loved libraries. My childhood library, the Kent Free Library in Ohio, holds an almost magical quality in my memories. The children’s area was in the basement and could be accessed by elevator or a metal spiral staircase near the adult service desk. It felt like stepping into ...

Park & Rec Report

Self Paced Triathlon is being offered April 8-May 17 at the Rec Center. Activity miles may be completed in or outdoors. We will rely on the honor system when recording mileage totals. All competitors that reach their goal by the end of the event will receive a t-shirt. You do not need to be a ...

New Ulm’s Own gives to NUMAS Haus

Submitted photo New Ulm’s Own Fair Trade & Art, 212 N. Minnesota, gave NUMAS Haus a $1,000 gift from profit realized in 2018. Since January 2017 New Ulm’s Own has contributed $2,700 to the women’s shelter from sales of fair trade artisan crafted items from developing countries and ...

Area Church Services

Editor’s Note: Please notify The Journal by Thursday of any changes in service times. 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. ...

School Lunch Menus

Lafayette Charter School Monday: Turkey Gravy Over Rice or Chef Salad, Vegetable Sticks, Corn, Fruit Tuesday: Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Peas, Vegetable Sticks, Fruit Wednesday: Hot Dog on a Bun, Baked BEans, Vegetable Sticks, Lettuce, Fruit Thursday: Cheezy Beefy Nachos, ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Free dental care for kids MANKATO — Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Dental Hygiene Department, within the College of Allied Health & Nursing, to provide free dental care to area children on Thursday, April 18, for children ages 5-17 Services provided include cleanings, ...

Off the Shelf: Series: One thing after another

A few weeks ago I reintroduced readers to Candice Fox’s Crimson Lake series.  I don’t think you can adequately imagine my jubilation when I realized the third book in her series was already out.  “Gone by Midnight” begins when an 8-year-old boy goes missing.  In a parallel story, ...

Editor’s Mailbag

‘The Accidental Hero’ in Fairfax FAIRFAX — The Friends of Fairfax Public Library are hosting a performance of “The Accidental Hero” by Patrick Dewane on Saturday, April 6, at 6 p.m., at Fairfax Community Center. “The Accidental Hero” is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII ...

Honor Roll: St. Anthony Elementary

NEW ULM — St. Anthony Elementary School has released its honor roll for the 3rd quarter of the 2018-19 school year: “A” Honor Roll, Grade 5 Alaina Blomberg, Megan Fingland, Teresa Fischer, Abigail Hillesheim, Logan Klawitter, Evelyn Mages, Ava Schmid “A” Honor Roll, Grade ...

Park & Rec Report

Spring/Summer Activities Guide is in TODAY’S JOURNAL. Registration begins April 8 at 10 a.m. Easter Ceramics class is offered April 2 and 4 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Register online or at the Rec Center. Tot Swim is held the first and third Fridays of the month; April ...