Editor’s Mailbag

Chamber announces spring Hot Topics schedule

NEW ULM — Taking advantage of warmer weather and a change in seasons, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is announcing a strong Hot Topics schedule for spring.

“We’ve got a lot of irons in the fire to improve this community and the Business Action Team considered over 12 possible topics.” said Chamber President Audra Shaneman. “The ones we are presenting rose to the top of the list based upon interest in the business community and opportunity.”

March 16 – Todd Kjolstad, MnDOT Project Supervisor – Gateway New Ulm 14/15 Project

April 13 – Status of Housing in New Ulm. Updates from a variety of projects and initiatives

April 26 – Lisa Havelka, Southern MN Tourism Director – Economic Impact of Tourism

May 11 – City of New Ulm – Status of RENU Projects

All events will be held at the New Ulm Country Club, start at noon and end before 1:30 p.m., allowing time for lunch, presentation and some Q&A to the presenters.

The cost of each event is $10 and includes lunch and presentation and payable at the door. RSVP to each event by calling the New Ulm Chamber at 507-233-4300 or sending an email to chamber@newulm.com.

Sauerkraut dinner at St. Mary’s Sunday

NEW ULM — A Sauerkraut, Landjaeger & Dumpling Dinner and Bake Sale is being held this Sunday, March 18, at St. Mary’s Parish, 417 S. Minnesota St., New Ulm.

Serving is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Food will be served ala carte and take outs are available.

The menu includes; sauerkraut, landjaegers, dumplings, german potato salad or mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverages. Homemade caramel and cinnamon rolls will be on sale. The event is sponsored by the Cathedral Council of Catholic Women.

MnBIF Brain Bash on Monday

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Brain Injury Force will hold a “Brain Bash” for area brain injury/stroke survivors on Monday, March 19, starting at 4 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch.

New Ulm Pizza Ranch is opening their doors to allow area survivors and their families to meet and share their stories of courage and hope.

Attendees will receive: 2018 MN Brain Injury Force calendar of events; “ABC’s Challenges that Come with Brain Injury”; and a copy of “The Brain Diet”

Door prizes have been provided by generous New Ulm businesses and Thrivent Financial seed money.

Later, from 5 to 8 p.m. Pizza Ranch is donating a portion of its buffet sales and all the tipsto help fund programs for area brain injury/ stroke survivors.

MN Brain Injury Force, Inc. is a local non-profit that provides programs for area brain injury / stroke survivors.

Ag Day Parade

on Tuesday

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club and the New Ulm FFA will hold its annual Ag Day Parade on Tuesday, March 20, starting at 10:30 a.m.

The parade, open to all participants, will start at the Glockenpiel, (4th North and Minnesota Streets) and proceed down Minnesota Street.

Hub Club Farm Show door prize winners announced

Four people won fire extinguishers and four others won carbon monoxide detectors, as a result of registering for door prizes at the New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club Farm Show Friday and Saturday, March 9-10.

Winners of fire extinguishers were Kim Schlumpberger, Myrtle Gieseke, and Jerome Zitzman of New Ulm and Bob Sievert of Gibbon. Winners of carbon monoxide detectors were Neal Hoffmann, Lynne Flatau, and Nicole Hendrickson of New Ulm and Bernie Lendt of Lamberton.