Editor’s Mailbag

Stations at Way of the Cross on Friday

NEW ULM — Bishop John M. LeVoir will lead the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30, at 3 p.m. at The Way of the Cross, located on 5th North Street behind the New Ulm Medical Center, weather permitting.

If inclement weather occurs, it will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

United Way Free Tax Prep Program

If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, there is still time! United Way is offering free tax preparation by IRS certified volunteer preparers in the lower level of the New Ulm Public Library. This service is by appointment only by calling 507-766-4982. Appointments are available through April 17.

If you prefer to self-file your taxes, myfreetaxes.com is a free and safe way for anyone earning $66,000 or less to file both federal and Minnesota tax returns at absolutely no cost to you. In 2017, 80 percent of filers completed their taxes in under one hour using myfreetaxes.com.

Bernadotte to host Swedish concert;

host families needed for choir members

BERNADOTTE — The Vettern College of Music in Jonkoping, Sweden has chosen to return to Bernadotte to present its sixth concert in ten years. The 40-member choir will sing at Bernadotte Lutheran Church, rural Lafayette, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 24. The program will consist of choral music from different times and traditions.

The public is invited to the concert. A free will offering will be accepted to help the choir defray its costs.

Choir members will stay overnight in the area, before preparing to return to Sweden. The church is looking for a few more host families to provide overnight accommodations for choir members the night of the concert. The hosts’ responsibilities will be to pick up their students at the end of the concert, provide a comfortable sleeping area and bathroom/showers, provide breakfast, and transport them back to BLC to meet their bus the next morning. Those willing to help, or who would like more information, are asked to contact Deb Sjostrom at 276-0452 or sdsjostrom@centurytel.net.

Kimmel to hold

meeting in Hanska Satuday

HANSKA — Mindy Kimmel, DFL candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 16B will have a “Common Ground” coffee meeting Saturday, March 31st at 8:30 a.m. at the Hanska Community Center, 201 Broadway, lower level. She will be meeting with people wishing to share concerns and questions.