Editor’s Mailbag

Free Community Breakfast

NEW ULM — A free community breakfast will be held Saturday, June 30 at First United Methodist Church on the corner of Center and Broadway in New Ulm. Come from 8 to 10 a.m. for pancakes, eggs, sausage, and coffee. Bring family, friends and the grandkids. All are welcome.

CAST presentation on tasks after loss

NEW ULM — CAST Senior Programming will host Mark Santelman with a presentation about dealing with paperwork and processes after losing a loved one. Santelman calls it “125 Tasks After A Loss – A Practical Presentation.” He will also answer specific questions. The presentation will be held July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Community Center, Room 111, 600 N German Street, New Ulm. Everyone is welcome.

Gas Department to hold telephone survey

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety (MNOPS) requires the New Ulm Public Utilities Gas Department to conduct an automated telephone survey every four years, as part of its Public Awareness and Education Program regarding natural gas pipeline safety.

This survey involves a statistical sample of our gas customers plus an equal number of non-customers. Non-customers are included in this survey as they may live in an area near a gas or propane distribution pipeline.

The American Public Gas Association (APGA) contracts a separate company to conduct this phone survey. Blue Otter Solutions is the company that will be conducting the survey this year and the survey is expected to begin mid-July. NUPU asks the public to help promote public safety and cooperate in this phone survey.

High water on Lake Hanska

HANSKA — Due to high water levels on Lake Hanska, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone to please be considerate and mindful of the wake your boat generates while enjoying boating activities. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is asking boaters to keep speeds at a minimum near the shorelines due to concerns of environmental erosion. Your cooperation is much appreciated!

Heartland Express will close on July 4

NEW ULM — Brown County Heartland Express office will be closed, and the buses will not be running on Wednesday July 4 in observance of the Holiday. Any rides needed for Thursday July 5 need to be called into the transit office by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3.

Human Rights video contest announced

NEW ULM — To celebrate Immigration Month (June 2018), the New Ulm Human Rights Commission announces the 2018 Immigration Celebration video contest.

The contest will have three categories: grades 5-8, grades 9-12, and one adult category. Participants will need to submit a 1-3 minute video in an electronic format (YouTube, DVD, or another general format).

Prizes for winners will be $200 for each category, with an additional $200 going to the school sponsoring the student groups. Submission forms, waivers, and the movie must be submitted by July 15, 2018.

Winners will be announced during the July or August Human Rights Commission meeting. Full contest guidelines, forms, and waivers are available from New Ulm City Hall, on the City’s website: www.newulmmn.gov or from the local school offices. For more information, contact Lisa Grathwohl at New Ulm City Hall at LisaG@newulmmn.gov.