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‘Hooray 4 Summer’

Staff photos by Gage Cureton Jefferson Elementary students and parents pass by a chalk drawing stating “Hooray for Summer” after the final bell of the school year Friday.

Paul Hazuka named principal at Cathedral

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools announced Friday that Paul Hazuka has been selected as the new principal for Cathedral High School. Hazuka is no stranger to Cathedral High School. He has worked in the NUACS system for the past 35 years, both as a history and social studies teacher ...

Local movie theater changing hands

NEW ULM — New Ulm city residents can expect changes to the local movie theater in June. The theater was sold by AMC to Phoenix Theater Entertainment, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based theater management group. The local theater’s general manager, Brandon Jackson, said he received notification ...

Ubl family donates rare rocking chair to BCHS museum

NEW ULM — More of New Ulm’s history has made it back to the community and into the care of the Brown County Historical Society. A handmade rocking chair, crafted by the late Robert Ubl, was donated to the BCHS Friday with Ubl’s close and extended family in attendence. Martha Ortiz, ...

Students’ exhibit opens at The Grand

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture held an opening reception for its exhibit “Student Expressions: An Exploration of Mediums” in the Four Pillars Gallery Friday. The exhibit features artwork encompassing a variety of mediums, notably acrylic paintings, and includes work ...

Middle School Presidential awards

Submitted photo New Ulm Middle School recently recognized their Presidential Award winners at a school assembly. Every student in school is tested in 5 areas which are; Mile Run, Sit and Reach, Pull-ups/Flexed Arm Hang, Shuttle Run, and Sit Ups. Each person who gets the Presidential Award has ...

New research site offers info on German Bohemian legacy

NEW ULM — After a lifetime of research and writing, Robert J. Paulson announces the launch of a new website, “Our German Bohemian Legacy,” www.germanbohemianlegacy.com. Co-author of “German-Bohemians: The Quiet Immigrants” (with LaVerne Rippley) and founder of the German Bohemian ...

Honor Roll: St. Anthony Elementary School

NEW ULM — The 4th Quarter Honor Roll from St. Anthony Elementary School has been released: “A” Honor Roll, Grade 5 Alaina Blomberg, Bridget Bushard, Megan Fingland, Teresa Fischer, Abigail Hillesheim, Logan Klawitter, Evelyn Mages, Ava Schmid “A” Honor Roll, Grade 6 Colin ...

Down with the old, up with the new (bank)

NEW ULM — The house at 301 German St. N. and the building at 314 N. Minnesota St. were demolished Thursday afternoon. Construction crews began tearing down 301 German around 4 p.m. By 5 p.m., the house was gone and the demolition crew moved on to 314 N. Minnesota. The demolition was ...

Helping out at Community Garden

NEW ULM — Members of the New Ulm Police Department and participants from Bridge on Center helped out in the Community Garden, Thursday. The New Ulm Community Garden recently received a Healthy Connections grant from Allina to help host activities this summer. The first project included ...

GFW board hears community presentations

GIBBON — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) school board heard community presentations at a special meeting-work session at Gibbon Elementary School Thursday. Winthrop City Administrator Jenny Hazelton said Winthrop has at least two options that will meet or exceed the amount of land a ...

Planning panel OKs conditional use permit for flood plain

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Planning Commission recommended a conditional use permit (CUP) to place fill in a special flood hazard area for the construction of a house on South Front Street. Todd Zangel plans to construct a single family dwelling at 1305 S. Front St. This is a flood area subject ...

Concords on way to Germany

NEW ULM — The Concord Singers, New Ulm’s all male German-language chorus, left for Germany Thursday to visit New-Ulm’s Bavarian sister city Neu Ulm. The Concord Singers are traveling to Neu-Ulm to participate in the city’s 150th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of Neu-Ulm’s ...

Nicollet County commissioners OK watershed plan support

ST. PETER — Nicollet County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution approving a One Watershed One Plan (1W1P) Planning Boundary Map and support resolution May 28. The plan, approved on a motion by Commissioner Morrow, seconded by Commissioner Dranttel, encourages shared services and ...

Citizens donates to Turner Hall

NEW ULM — Citizens Bank Minnesota recently donated $15,000 to the Turner Hall Capital Campaign. Turner Hall has a goal of raising $600,000 and they are halfway through their three-year campaign. Funds will be used towards their recent kitchen remodel and sewer line renovations. Turner Hall ...

Former New Ulm mayor Joel Albrecht dies at 83

NEW ULM — Former New Ulm Mayor Joel Timm Albrecht, 83, died Sunday, May 26. Albrecht served as a city councilor before becoming mayor. His service to the city continued after he left city government. Former city manager Brian Gramentz remembered Albrecht as a man with a passion for a lot ...

River floods Riverside Park

A picnic table remains on dry ground, but the rising Minnesota River floods the eastern part of Riverside Park in New Ulm Tuesday. The river was measured at 801.3 feet at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Minor flooding is occurring and forecast. Flood stage is 800 feet. The river is forecast to rise to ...

Minnecon access still closed

The Minnesota River access at Minnecon Park remains closed due to high water. The Highway 14/15 New Ulm Gateway project that began in December 2017 is scheduled to be complete in fall 2019, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The project resulting in detours, ...

Grand to host ‘Student Expressions’

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture is set to host an opening reception Friday in the Four Pillars Gallery for its new exhibit “Student Expressions: An Exploration of Mediums.” The exhibit features artwork encompassing a variety of mediums and includes work from New Ulm High ...

Hurtling into summer

Washington Learning Center Eagles 3-4 students play with a parachute during WLC’s celebration day Thursday. Students and faculty celebrated with parachute play, tug of war and other games. Friday is the last day of classes for New Ulm Public Schools.