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GFW holds special board meeting Oct. 1

GIBBON — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) school board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the primary school gym in Gibbon. The board will discuss the Minnesota Commissioner of Education’s review and comment on the proposed building bonds. The school district ...

Cathedral High marks 100 years

NEW ULM — It was a full weekend of celebrating for Cathedral High School (CHS), which marked its centennial this year. Saturday, the New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) were open to the public for tours. NUACS alumni attended to see what had changed in the building and what remained ...

Afternoon tea aims to help oncology unit

NEW ULM — Afternoon tea was held at the New Ulm Country Club Sunday to raise money for the New Ulm Medical Center Oncology Department. The event was called Tea for Ta-Ta’s, supporting all cancer. Nearly 200 women and a few men attended the party in their best Sunday dresses and most ...

Fall festival filled with fun

NEW ULM — The Church of St. Mary held its annual Fall Festival Sunday. The event filled St. Mary’s parking lot with carnival games for kids and adults and live music. Msgr. Douglas Grams said the goal of the festival is to have something for every age group. Grams said this year ...

A wild cast of characters hobnob at museum gala

NEW ULM — A wild cast of characters was spotted hobnobbing at the Brown County Historical Society Saturday. This year’s museum gala featured former Schell’s president George Marti and his wife Emma Marti, mingling with officer Joseph Tauer and a probation judge. Meanwhile, Al Capone was ...

Coaches inducted into HOF

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) inducted two longtime coaches into the 2019 NUACS Hall of Fame. Coaches Bob Mertz and Bob Weier were both inducted during a special luncheon at the New Ulm Country Club Saturday. Both were nominated to the Hall of Fame for Distinguished ...

St. Mary’s Homecoming Court

Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s crowned Kyle Fischer and Lauren Hoffmann as Homecoming King and Queen, Saturday. The titles were handed off by 2018 Royalty Callie Bohnen and Dominic Helget. Fischer is the son of Darrel and Nikki Fischer. Hoffmann is the daughter of Rusty and Tiffany ...

Mertz, Weier added to CHS Hall of Fame

NEW ULM - Longtime New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) inducted two longtime coaches into the 2019 NUACS Hall of Fame. Softball coach Bob Mertz and Bob Weier were both inducted during a special luncheon at the New Ulm Country Club Saturday. Both were nominated to the Hall of Fame for ...

Cathedral’s 100th anniversary homecoming

The Cathedral High School marching band marches past the Glockenspiel during the New Ulm Area Catholic Schools homecoming parade Friday afternoon. It is a special homecoming this year, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Catholic high school in New Ulm. At left, Cathedral High School ...

Exhibit opening

Fairfax artist Bernd Hillmann visits with a guest at the opening of his new display at the Four Pillars Gallery in the Grand Center for Arts & Culture on Friday. The exhibit, “Land, Sea and Sky, Oil Paintings by Bernd Hillmann,” will be on display now through Oct. 18. The Gallery is ...

Water main flushing on Jefferson Monday

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Street Department will be flushing water mains on Monday, Sept. 23, on North & South Jefferson Street. Flushing take place approximately between the hours of 8 a.m.. to 3 p.m.. Avoid doing any laundry when flushing is being done in your neighborhood. It is ...

Blood Drive at Redeemer Lutheran Sept. 26

NEW ULM — The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Redeemer Lutheran Church (700 S Broadway St, New Ulm) on Thursday, Sept. 26 from noon to 6 p.m. Your donation is greatly needed at this time. We will be doing a promotion for half-off ValleyScare admission for all donors.

Kitchen and Bath Tour to spread ideas, raise funds

NEW ULM — As the seasons' change, many homeowners are looking to change up their home interiors. next Saturday’s Kitchen & Bath Tour is a chance to see the new trends. New Ulm Real Estate and Route 1 Interiors is partnering host the first New Ulm Kitchen & Bath Tour. Six homes in ...

Cathedral Celebrates Centennial

Cathedral High School’s student body turned out in force for the Homecoming Parade through downtown New Ulm Friday.

Counting with Penny

NEW ULM — In the children’s room at the New Ulm Public Library, kids learned the importance of financial responsibility during a special story time with Penny the Pig. Penny the Pig helped Sarah Budenski and Jean Osbourne of Frandsen Bank acted out a selection of three children books ...

New Ulm Forward: A time to listen, learn

NEW ULM — Family Table, a time to listen to each other, learn from one another and a time for welcoming and understanding, drew a diverse couple dozen people to The Grand Center for Arts and Culture Thursday night. Sponsored by New Ulm Forward, designed to celebrate diversity in a healthy ...

Peterson elected to state office

Brown County Director of Veterans Services Greg Peterson was elected President of the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers (MACVSO) on Sept. 11. He had been filling in as president since May when the previous president resigned. In this position Peterson will oversee the ...

Arrive Alive event rivets students

SPRINGFIELD — Hundreds of students silently watched as first responders tended to a pretend fatal two-vehicle crash near Sticker Field Wednesday. A girl who “died” in the mock crash was covered with a white blanket before a hearse arrived. She was loaded into the back of the hearse and ...

Burned into the artist’s mind: Land, sea, sky

NEW ULM — When Fairfax-based artist Bernd Hillmann sees something, it’s burned into his mind. “When I was younger, my teacher tried to tell me something and I forgot it the next morning,” Hillmann said. “But when I saw something, it was in there.” The Grand Center for Arts and ...

Emerald ash borer found in Brown County

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed emerald ash borer (EAB) in Brown County in southern Minnesota. This is the 21st county in the state with EAB. A tree care professional contacted the MDA after they noticed an ash tree with EAB symptoms at New Ulm home. ...