Editor’s Mailbag

Lind House Association hosts Pitchfork Fondue

NEW ULM — The Lind House Association is hosting its annual Pitchfork Fondue Steak Fry at Hermann Heights Park in New Ulm on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will feature sirloin steak, corn on the cob, baked beans, pickles, and Dilly Bars.

A child’s hot dog meal will be available for ages 12 and under. Beverages include 1919 Root Beer, other soft drinks, and water. Guests are welcome to bring their own beer or wine.

Cost is $20 per person, and the child’s hot dog meal is $5. Tickets may be purchased at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce office, Hy-Vee, or from a board member. You may also call or text Trudy Beranek at 507-766-0725 or e-mail lindhouse@newulmtel.net. Advanced ticket sales and reservations are recommended, but a number of tickets will be for sale at the door. Take-outs are available. Musical entertainment will be provided.

The event is sponsored by Hy-Vee, Thrivent Financial, Arneson Distributing, Lakes Gas, Dairy Queen, and AMPI.

Free Community Breakfast

NEW ULM — A Free Community Breakfast will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 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!

Lafayette Lions holding Hog/Corn Roast Saturday

The Lafayette Area Lions Club will host its annual Hog/Corn Roast Saturday, Aug. 25. Proceeds from the event go towards community projects.

The event includes a pork chop/sweet corn meal, served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., along with musical entertainment by local musicians. The Lafayette Band will present its final concert of the season at 6:30 p.m.

The second annual Cornhole Tournament will also be held. Sign-up will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Dave’s Place, with the tournament starting at 3 p.m.

The evening will conclude with the Lafayette Fire Department Relief Association’s Street Dance with music by the Radio Active, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

All events will be held the Lafayette Fire Station.

Heartland Express off Sept. 2, 3

NEW ULM — Brown County Heartland Express will NOT be operating on Sunday Sept. 2 , or Monday Sept. 3 due to the Labor Day Holiday. Reservations for rides for Tuesday Sept. 4, need to be made by calling the transit office at 800-707-2717 or 507-359- 2717 by Friday Aug. 31 at 3 p.m.

MN Sheriffs’ Scholarships

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2018.

A scholarship fund has been established for awarding up to 15 $600 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 Sheriffs of the State of Minnesota.

MSA gives special recognition to the financial needs of students attending the peace officer skills course, or one of the two or four-year law enforcement degree colleges.

The Scholarship Committee, in making its selection of awards, intends on achieving representation from all geographical areas of the state. Scholarship awards will be announced at the 2018 MSA winter conference. Application forms and a statement of procedures are available at the student’s local county sheriff’s office. Scholarships are only available to students currently enrolled in one of the following three categories:

1. Mandated POST Skills Program

2. In their second year of a two-year law enforcement program.

3. In their third or fourth year of a four-year college criminal justice program.

Students meeting these criteria are invited to obtain a scholarship application form from their local sheriff’s office or online at www.mnsheriffs.org .