Editor’s Mailbag

ECFE Bedtime Stories

NEW ULM — ECFE and the New Ulm Public Library will host story time for parents and their preschoolers. Each session will include stories, simple activities, and a free book for each child to take home courtesy of an anonymous donor in our community.

Parents and their Preschools can join us on Wednesday, February 13th from 6 to 7 p.m. at the New Ulm Public Library. This is a free family event.

Early Childhood Screening

NEW ULM — Early Childhood Screening is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13, Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13. These are the last three screenings held in our district for this school year.

Screening is available to any child who is between the ages of 3 years and Kindergarten. During screening children will participate in an evaluation of speech, language, fine and gross motor skills, behavioral, social and emotional development, hearing and vision, height and weight measurement, immunization recording, and a parental question and answer period.

Screening is free of charge and is required entrance into Eagle’s Preschool, Headstart, and Kindergarten. Early Childhood Screening will be held at the Washington Learning Center, 910 14th Street North. Appointments will be 90 minutes long, and we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make an appointment for your child please contact our ECFE Office at 507.233.8311

Made Rights at the Legion Saturday

NEW ULM — Made Rights are being served on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the American Legion Club, 13. N. Minnesota St. from10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or until gone.

German-Bohemian Society’s Open House

NEW ULM — Attend an entertaining free slide show on the history of central Europe focusing on Germany, Austria and Bohemia during the German-Bohemian Heritage Society’s Open House on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p. . The presentation is at 1pm at the GBHS – Research Center and Library, 1200 South Broadway New Ulm, MN 56073. Enter the lower level in the back of the building.

Join other for fun conversation, “Gemutlichkeit.” Perhaps learn something about your ancestors. Do some family research. Enjoy treats and refreshments. For more information call 651 260-9444.

Understanding this confusing history enable a better understanding of the places one’s ancestors once lived. For those trying to determine where their ancestors are from, it is often vital knowing a little history in order to figure out where to search.

Wade Olsen, President of the German-Bohemian Heritage Society has a passion about central European history. Since 2012, Wade has been leading tours to Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria. Wade breaks the history down into an entertaining conversation covering a thousand years of history in an easy timeline including maps and photos from around the region today. Walking in the lands of your ancestors enables one feel more connected with ancestral roots and to gain a better understanding of the European story.