Hockey team gets assist in haunted house move

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt NU Steel team members assisted Turner Hall’s haunted house by helping move Halloween props out of Turner hall Monday. Kneeling: L to R: Michael Savelkoul, Michael Smits, Henry Baribeau, Noah Friedrich, James Spaargaren, Nate Andrade and James Royce. Standing L to R: Cooper Hoheisel, Jordan Cooper, Sam Ayd, Oliver Hoeschen, Josh Hodgkinson, Jack Parks, Baylor Hudson, Corey Stormer, Greta Berger (in pink), Carson Sandwick, Jacob Halvorson, Jarrett Cammarata and Hunter Johnson.

NEW ULM — Severed limbs, rotting corpses, evil teddy bears and unsettling paintings were a few of the items members of the New Ulm Steel helped relocate to Turner Hall’s new haunted house location on Minnesota Street

Over the last four years Turner Hall has hosted a haunted house called “New Ulm Nightmares,” promoted by Gymnastics Coach Doug Hughes. Hughes said the annual haunted house will continue again this year, but at a new location at 21 S. Minnesota Street, between the American Legion and the Backerei.

Hughes said everyone benefits from the move because the new location is bigger and scarier. The only obstacle is moving the haunted house props to the new location. Over the years New Ulm Nightmares has acquired many macabre items. Fortunately the NU Steel Hockey team volunteered their time to help haul the big items to a new location. The team was pleased to help out. They found the task entertaining. When it comes to assisting with a big move, haunted houses tend to be the most fun.

New Ulm Nightmares Haunted House will open to the public the weekend of Oct. 19 and Oct. 20. The even will continue Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 with additional tours scheduled Oct. 31.

This year’s theme is “Sanitorium.”