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Editor’s Mailbag

School Board Recognition Week set for February 18-22

NEW ULM — The Minnesota School Boards Association has set February 18-22 as School Board Recognition Week in Minnesota as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society.

New Ulm Public Schools is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to the New Ulm Area and its children.

“It takes strong schools to build strong communities, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are providing opportunities where every child can learn at a higher level,” Supt. Jeff Bertrang said. “They spend many hours studying education issues and directives in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.

“School board members give the New Ulm Area citizens a voice in education decision making. Even though we make a special effort to show our appreciation in February, their contribution is a year-round commitment.”

The members serving District 88 and their years of service are as follows:

Christie Dewanz, board member since 2013

Steve Gag, board member since 2011

Amanda Groebner, board member since 2019

Matt Ringhofer, board member since 2013

Jonathan Schiro, board member since 2017

Melissa Sunderman, board member since 2015

Denny Waloch, board member since 2014

Free Community Breakfast

NEW ULM — Free Community Breakfast, Saturday, February 23rd at First United Methodist Church on the corner of Center and Broadway in New Ulm. Come from 8-10 a.m. for pancakes, eggs, sausage, and coffee. Bring family, friends, and the grandkids. All are welcome!

League of Women Voters to host book club at library

NEW ULM — All are invited to a discussion of the book “A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota” edited by Sun Yung Shin on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. In this book, sixteen Minnesota writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota. This program, hosted by the League of Women Voters, is free and open to the public. Copies of the book are available at the library’s service desk. Call 507-359-8331 for more information.

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