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Drew’s Crew runners showered with colors

NEW ULM — Participants of Drew’s Crew 5k Colorfest Run/Walk were treated to cool morning temperatures Saturday — and a shower of colors. Saturday’s walk/run marks the fifth year of the event that helps raise funds for Drew Aufderheide, who was diagnosed with a rare and incurable form ...

Kids’ vision screened at fly-in

NEW ULM — Kaden Suggs, 2, may need an eye exam. Suggs’ mother, Kimberly Enck, said she’ll probably bring the toddler in for an eyesight exam after he underwent a free vision screening for kids at the 46th Annual Fly-in Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Lions Club of New Ulm. While ...

Hermannfest Fireworks

The skies over the Hermann Monument were exploding with fireworks Saturday.

PHOTOS: Drew’s Crew 5k Colorfest Run/Walk

Participants of Drew’s Crew 5k Colorfest Run/Walk were treated to cool morning temperatures Saturday — and a shower of colors. Saturday’s walk/run marks the fifth year of the event that helps raise funds for Drew Aufderheide, who was diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of Chronic ...

Farm fire near Sleepy Eye

Firefighters from Sleepy Eye and the New Ulm Rural Fire Association battled a fire in a farm building near Sleepy Eye Saturday morning. The farm is located on Highway 14 near the Christensen Farms silos.

Here’s lookin’ at ‘Casablanca,’ kid!

NEW ULM—The State Street Theater (SST) rolled out the red carpet for audiences, Friday evening as part of its “Golden Age of Hollywood Fundraiser.” The theater held formal dress screening of the classic Hollywood film “Casablanca.” SST board member Mark Santelman said Casablanca ...

Miss New Ulm Candidates

NEW ULM — One of these 11 young ladies will be crowned Miss New Ulm next Saturday, Sept. 14, at the New Ulm Firefighters Dance at the New Ulm Event Center. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. From 5 to 7 p.m. the Johnny Helget Band will play, and from 7 to 11 p.m. the Dam Jammers will play. The ...

CHS Homecoming Court

Submitted photo New Ulm Area Catholic Schools announces its 2019 Homecoming Court. The members are, left to right, Brianna Schumacher and James Gillis, Sierra Wilson and Kyle Goblirsch, Alayna Spaude and Will Schabert, Gabby Rohlik and Jon Zinniel. The coronation of the 2019 Cathedral High ...

Time for retirement

Submitted photo Dr. Marc Burkhart Lori Burkhart, RN, Surgery, were honored Thursday at New Ulm Medical Center with a reception marking their retirement. Dr. Burkhart, an OB/GYN, has practiced 33 years in New Ulm and his wife has been a surgical nurse, an EMT and a founder of the Heart Safe ...

Blood drive concludes in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The Red Cross Blood Drive in New Ulm concluded on Friday. The Bloodmobile collected 55 units of blood on Friday, and 79 units on Thursday. Its three day goal in New Ulm was 284 units, and the blood drive collected 240 On Thursday, Cindy Gustafson received a 2-gallon donor pin. ...

Film Society to show noir classic “Touch of Evil”

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Film Society continues its noir film series, Tuesday with a film about police corruption on the Mexican-American border. Though the topic might seem modern, the film is the 1958 noir classic “Touch of Evil.” “Touch of Evil” was released at the end of the ...

Brown County Fair 4-H Competition Results

NON LIVESTOCK Champion Aerospace (3-5), Adam Mages, Sleepy Eye Wide Awakes Champion Club Banner, Milford 4-H Club Champion Club Poster, Golden Rose Riders 4-H Club Reserve Champion Club Poster, Leavenworth Lucky Clovers Champion Community Pride, Golden Rose Riders 4-H Club Reserve ...

CHS Class of 1959

Cathedral High School Class of 1959 held its 60th class reunion on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the New Ulm Country Club. With a class of 66 graduates, 36 were in attendance. Pictured l. to r., first row: Bob Wirtz, Mary (Black) Wirtz, Mary (Becker) Donnelly, Curt Windschitl, Sue (Borchert) ...

Dance with Bliss

NEW ULM — Thursday, the community was invited to come together in support of Eden “Bliss” Kalk during a special celebration. The event was called “Find Your Bliss... Just Dance Fundraiser.” The event was held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the alley and parking lot between New Ulm ...

Lunch and a Bite of History: Loeffelmacher’s story, continued

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society continued its monthly Lunch and a Bite of History program Thursday with part two of local historian Terry Sveine’s presentation on the life and career of Harold Loeffelmacher, founder of the old time band Six Fat Dutchmen. Sveine recapped ...

Red Cross collects 106 blood units

NEW ULM — The American Red Cross reported collecting 106 units of blood at the New Ulm Civic Center Wednesday. Byron D. Hornick received a pin for donating 14 gallons of blood. The blood drive continues from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at the New Ulm Civic Center.

Carnahan talks about State Fair experience

NEW ULM — Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan talked in no uncertain terms about her Minnesota State Fair experience at the Brown County Republican FunRaiser at the New Ulm Community Center Thursday. “People threw garbage at me and called me trash when I was in the ...

CRC open house

Central Region Cooperative hosts an open house that drew a large crowd Thursday at its new fertilizer plant just east of Fairfax along State Highway 19.

Raising resilient children presentation is scheduled on Sept. 11

What: Raising Resilient Children. Presented by Dr. Jules Nolan Where: Cathedral High School Gymnasium. 600 N. Washington St., New Ulm When: Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 P.M. Free Admittance NEW ULM — Parents want to make certain their children have the tools they need to become strong, ...

GFW may buy land

GIBBON — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) school board unanimously approved a purchase agreement Wednesday for 50 acres of land pending passage of a Nov. 5 bond referendum. Action came on a motion by board member Phil Klenk, seconded by Jason Haas, to purchase land just northeast of ...