Editor’s Mailbag

Make butter at Historic Kiesling House on Sunday, June 17

NEW ULM — Following a slight delay in getting the 2018 started, the Historic Kiesling House will open Saturday, June 16. The house, built in 1861 by pioneer settlers Friedrich & Caroline Kiesling, underwent major repairs and this spring including replacement of the siding and windows.

The public is invited to learn how to make butter at the Kiesling House Sunday, June 17, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Visitors will have an opportunity to help make the butter. They will experience the stages of making butter including churning, removing the butter milk and shaping the butter. A variety of butter churns, molds and other items used for making butter will be on display.

Explore the past at Historic Kiesling House constructed in 1861; it survived the US – Dakota War of 1862 and is the only wood-framed house from that era remaining in Brown County. Participate in a wide variety of experiences scheduled at various times throughout the season.

Learn about early pioneer settlement, customs and traditions of area immigrants and events, like the US-Dakota War of 1862, that shaped New Ulm. Examine the development of community and influence of social and political issues on area residents.

Better Breathers Club meeting

NEW ULM — The next Better Breathers Club of New Ulm meeting will feature Sandy Kistner, RRT giving a presentation on, “Oxygen: Why We Need It, When to Monitor It, How to Get More.” The meeting will be held Thursday, June 21, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the New Ulm Medical Center Auditorium 2 . For closest entry, park on the 3rd floor parking lot at rear of hospital off North 5th Street or enter main hospital or clinic entrances and request wheelchair assistance if needed.

If you or your family member has COPD or another lung disease, please attend this free support group to learn the skills to help manage your condition and improve your quality of life. For more information, contact Sandy Kistner, RRT at 507-217-5956 or at sandra.f.kistner@allina.com .

PEO Brat Sale Thursday

NEW ULM — DoN’t miss the brat sale on Thursday, June 14, at the Cash Wise parking lot in New Ulm. The sale runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brats, hot dogs, buns, sauerkraut, onions, and other condiments will be available.

Proceeds from this sale will help support a New Ulm chapter of P.E.O.

P.E.O. stands for Philanthropic Educational Organization. Our P.E.O is dedicated to supporting women’s education through scholarships, grants, awards, and loans. We also help support Cottey College, a fully accredited liberal arts and sciences college for women.

Pigeon, Small Animal swap show

NEW ULM — The Brown County Poultry and Pigeon Association will hold a Bird and Small Animal Swap and Sell Day on Saturday, June 16, at the Brown County Fairgrounds in New Ulm.

The gate fee is $3 for 16 and over. Gates open and the swap starts at 7 a.m. for selling and trading fancy poultry and pigeons, fancy gamefowl, rabbits and equipment.

For information call Trevor Nau at 507-375-4916.

CAST program on smartphones

NEW ULM — Thursday, June 21 at 9 a.m., Community And Seniors Together (C.A.S.T.), invites everyone to a free presentation on Smartphones with Chad Aukes, owner of Tech Unlimited. It will be held at the Community Center, Room 112, 600 N German, New Ulm.

Chad Aukes will give an overview of smart phone applications and will answer questions. Everyone is welcome. Sixth Avenue North is the direct route to the Center

Mountain Lake Pow Wow

MOUNTAIN LAKE — Mountain Lake is holding its 84th annual Pow Wow on Friday, June 15 throught Tuesday, June 19.

The events start Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m. Miss and Little Miss Mt. Lake Pageant at High School Auditorium.

Other special events include a Tractor Cade Meet on Saturday, from 8 to 4:30 p.m.; the Mayor’s Bike Ride and Alumni Baseball and Softball games.

On Sunday, June 17 a Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m.-noon at City Park Gazebo Sponsored by Center Point Church

10 a.m. Mt. Lake Ministerial Association Community Worship Service, City Park

12 Noon 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, north side of City Park

12-3 Mt. Lake Booster Club Dunk Tank

2:30 p.m. Registration for 45th Annual Mt. Lake Road Race

5:30 p.m. Kiddie Parade, Peterson Drug to City Park

6 p.m. Antique Car & Tractor Parade/Show on 3rd Ave-nue

On Monday, June 18:

12 Noon Petting Zoo in City Park Opens

2-5 p.m. Mt. Lake Booster Club Dunk Tank

2 p.m. Midway Opens

7 p.m. Grande Parade on Third Avenue

** After the Parade Summerline Groove will perform in the City Park in front of the Band Shelter followed by a performance by The Wendinger Band. **

Tuesday, June 19

11 a.m. Petting Zoo, Midway, Food/Commercial Stands open in City Park

12-2 FREE Midway Tickets Drawing Every 1/2 Hour @ Chamber Tent. Must be present to win, ages 10 and under.

3 p.m. Kids Pedal Tractor Pull. on 10th Street

5:30 p.m. Fire Department Water Fight.

on 10th Street

6:30 p.m. Kristoffer Olson, Funny Magician, Band Shelter

8 p.m. The Jeremy Poland Band, Band Shelter

9:30 p.m. Raffle Drawing and $1,000 Grand Prize and Two $500 Cash Prizes, Band Shelter