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Summit Avenue Music Series presents ‘Brahmsfest’ on Sept. 16

NEW ULM — The Summit Avenue Music Series announceS its 2018-19 season of concerts. The series begins Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Martin Luther College Chapel of the Christ with a Brahmsfest. In celebration of Brahms’ music, violinist Peter McGuire, cellist Richard Belcher, and ...

Poultry Show in New Ulm Sept. 15, 16

NEW ULM — The Brown County Poultry and Pigeon Association will host the 109th New Ulm Poultry Show Sept. 15 and 16 at the Youth Coliseum on the Brown County Fairgrounds in New Ulm. The doors to the show open on September 15 at 7 a.m. and judging will start at 9 a.m. The show will go on ...

Sleepy Eye native Gen. Lehman commanded 93rd Infantry Colored Division

NEW ULM — Thursday’s Lunch and a Bite of History took audiences back to WWII to learn about Sleepy Eye native Gen. Raymond “Joe” Lehman’s successful command of the 93rd Infantry Colored Division. The presentation was given by Lehman’s grandson Raymond G. Lehman III. Lehman was ...

Beams beam back!

New “I” beams are back on the 7th North Street bridge over Front Street as part of the U.S. Highway 14 Gateway New Ulm Project. The beams replace defective beams that were recently removed from the bridge. For more information, visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/14newulmtomankato/.

New Ulm Area Catholic Schools Hall of Fame luncheon Sept. 29

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools will induct five members into the 2018 Hall of Fame. A luncheon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the New Ulm Country Club to honor the newest members. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance, no later than Sept. 24. Tickets can be ...

Holy monarchs!

KLOSSNER — Myron Fluegge of New Ulm was in his farm garden three miles east of Klossner on Friday, Aug. 31 when he was greeted by hundreds of monarch butterflies. “Most where perching in the trees on the north side of the grove. Others were filling up with zinnia flower nectar on the edge ...

Sister Cities intern’s parents visit New Ulm

NEW ULM — I have lived in New Ulm for two months now. In these two months I have not only seen a lot in and around New Ulm, but I also got accustomed to living here. And since I really like it here, it was a special treat for me to show this city, which has been my home for quite some time ...

New faculty at Martin Luther College

Front, left to right, Catherine St. John, Pre-Primary Lead Teacher at Early Childhood Learning Center; Kelli Green, Professor of Special Education; Emily Rider, Admissions Counselor Back rown, left to right, Nicolas Schmoller, Professor of Theology and Foreign Language; Paul Koester, Tutor ...

NU man allegedly tries to conceal drugs in mouth

NEW ULM — A 30-year-old New Ulm man charged with felony 5th-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana Wednesday allegedly tried to swallow baggies of methamphetamine and marijuana while he was being searched at the Brown County Jail July 24. Quinton A. Brooks, 101 S. Broadway, ...

New ID scanner

The Underage Substance Abuse Coalition (USAC) recently purchased a handheld ID scanner to be used to check IDs during county-wide events and prevent underage drinking. Abby Schwab, USAC, presents Jason Seidl, Brown County Sheriff s Office, with the ID scanner.

First grade’s first in school!

Jefferson Elementary School first-graders participate in physical education class as they begin the school year Tuesday. Other grades except kindergarten begin school Wednesday. Kindergarten classes start Thursday.

NU man faces 1st-degree arson charge

NEW ULM — A 30-year-old New Ulm man accused of starting a fire in the B & J Laundromat Aug. 30 was charged with felony 1st-degree arson in Brown County District Court Tuesday. Unconditional bail was set at $150,000 for Cotey J. Bandow, 308 Front St. S., in court Tuesday. He was ordered ...

Board tables salary issue

NEW ULM — By a 4-1 vote Tuesday in front of a roomful of county employees, Brown County commissioners tabled a Salary Administration Task Force recommendation to implement a 13-step salary range schedule for paying non-union, salaried and hourly employees effective Jan. 3, ...

City council approves noise variance; contest has to be indoors

NEW ULM — By a split 3-1 vote, the New Ulm City Council approved a noise variance for Dan Horner of PROformance Auto Start & Security on Sept. 8 at 1218 N. Front St., to allow amplified music during Midwest SPL and DB Drag Show. The condition is for the contest take place indoors. The ...

Godahl’s population swells on Labor Day

GODAHL — Hundreds of people young and old, maybe more than 1,000, flocked to this tiny village on the Brown-Watonwan County Line to celebrate Labor Day together for the 63rd year, and support the local ball field maintenance plus youth recreation programs. A handful of people, maybe a few ...

Godahl Celebration

The 63rd Annual Godahl Day Labor Day Celebration was held Monday in Godahl. The festivities drew hundreds of people and spectators to town to watch the parade along State Highway 4.

Holiday garland might have to go

NEW ULM — The holidays are only a few months away, but due to liability concerns downtown Minnesota Street might go without garlands this year. Since 1925, fresh garlands featuring lighted bells and stars have adorned downtown New Ulm during the holiday season. The decorations continue to ...

‘Lonesome’ Ron croons at the Harkin Store

NICOLLET COUNTY — ’Lonesome’ Ron Affolter belted out cowboy tunes as Harkin Store visitors climbed the stairs from County Road 21 to the old-time general store Sunday. Also known as king of the valley yodelers, Affolter strummed an acoustic guitar to tunes including “Don’t Fence Me ...

Board considers 10-year road, bridge plan

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will review and consider a 10-year road and bridge construction program Tuesday, Sept. 4. In addition, they will consider continuing the Local Option Sales Tax for Transportation (LOST). Changes have been made based on current construction costs, bond ...