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New Ulm

Board to consider 2020 tax levy Tuesday

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will establish the 2020 proposed property tax levy on Tuesday, Sept. 17. For discussion purposes considering the Sept. 6, 2019 draft of the 2020 county budget, the $13,906, preliminary levy represents a 4.9 percent increase over the total 2019 certified ...

NUHS ’49ers hold 70th anniversary reunion

The New Ulm High School class of 1949 poses for a photo during their 70th anniversary reunion at Pizza Ranch Friday. Pictured in the front row, seated, left to right is Marion Guggisberg-Havemeier, Marian Haubrich, Margaret Neisen-Hoyer, Alice Lambrecht and Carol Krumer; middle row, left to ...

Willkommen, Paul Hazuka

Students, parents, and faculty of New Ulm Area Catholic Schools will be seeing a familiar face in a new position, as Paul Hazuka takes the helm as Principal of Cathedral High School this fall. Hazuka originally grew up in the Twin Cities area, attending Benilde St. Margaret High School in St. ...

Park & Rec Report

Adult Swim Lessons will be offered Tuesday evenings; September 17 through October 15 from 5:15-6 p.m. Register online or at the Rec Center! Early Bird Hermann 5k Run/Walk registration is taking place from now through September 20. Please register online or at the Rec Center. Hermann Tot ...

NU man faces felony domestic assault charge

NEW ULM — A felony domestic assault charge was filed in Brown County District Court Thursday against a 33-year-old New Ulm man for allegedly hitting a woman in the head several times. In court Friday, unconditional bail was set at $100,000; $50,000 with conditions for Paul G. Mercer, 1400 ...

Water Main flushing on State Street Monday

NEW ULM — On Monday, Sept. 16 the Water Department will be flushing water water mains on North and South State Street in New Ulm. Flushing will be approximately between the hours of 8 a.m.. to 3 p.m. Avoid doing any laundry when flushing is being done in your neighborhood. It is advisable ...

Willkommen, Project Lunchbox

Submitted photo United Way of the Brown County Area has a new program, Project Lunchbox, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by to learn more. Executive Director Lori Pickell-Stangel said planning for this new weekend food program began 1.5 years ago. ...

Hermannfest Fireworks

The skies over the Hermann Monument were exploding with fireworks Saturday.

Here’s lookin’ at ‘Casablanca,’ kid!

NEW ULM—The State Street Theater (SST) rolled out the red carpet for audiences, Friday evening as part of its “Golden Age of Hollywood Fundraiser.” The theater held formal dress screening of the classic Hollywood film “Casablanca.” SST board member Mark Santelman said Casablanca ...

Miss New Ulm Candidates

NEW ULM — One of these 11 young ladies will be crowned Miss New Ulm next Saturday, Sept. 14, at the New Ulm Firefighters Dance at the New Ulm Event Center. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. From 5 to 7 p.m. the Johnny Helget Band will play, and from 7 to 11 p.m. the Dam Jammers will play. The ...

CHS Homecoming Court

Submitted photo New Ulm Area Catholic Schools announces its 2019 Homecoming Court. The members are, left to right, Brianna Schumacher and James Gillis, Sierra Wilson and Kyle Goblirsch, Alayna Spaude and Will Schabert, Gabby Rohlik and Jon Zinniel. The coronation of the 2019 Cathedral High ...

Time for retirement

Submitted photo Dr. Marc Burkhart Lori Burkhart, RN, Surgery, were honored Thursday at New Ulm Medical Center with a reception marking their retirement. Dr. Burkhart, an OB/GYN, has practiced 33 years in New Ulm and his wife has been a surgical nurse, an EMT and a founder of the Heart Safe ...

Blood drive concludes in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The Red Cross Blood Drive in New Ulm concluded on Friday. The Bloodmobile collected 55 units of blood on Friday, and 79 units on Thursday. Its three day goal in New Ulm was 284 units, and the blood drive collected 240 On Thursday, Cindy Gustafson received a 2-gallon donor pin. ...

Film Society to show noir classic “Touch of Evil”

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Film Society continues its noir film series, Tuesday with a film about police corruption on the Mexican-American border. Though the topic might seem modern, the film is the 1958 noir classic “Touch of Evil.” “Touch of Evil” was released at the end of the ...

CHS Class of 1959

Cathedral High School Class of 1959 held its 60th class reunion on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the New Ulm Country Club. With a class of 66 graduates, 36 were in attendance. Pictured l. to r., first row: Bob Wirtz, Mary (Black) Wirtz, Mary (Becker) Donnelly, Curt Windschitl, Sue (Borchert) ...

Modenschau Downtown: A Boutique & Pub Crawl

NEW ULM — The shops of historic downtown New Ulm are teaming up once again for an evening of fashion, fun, and prizes. This time, they are partnering with four downtown bars to bring a fun new shopping event for the community. “Modenschau Downtown: A Boutique and Pub Crawl” will take ...

Brown County Area Girl Scout Day Camp

Submitted photo Brown County Girl Scouts attended Day Camp in early August where they learned about moving from “Here to There.” The girls learned about careers in trucking from Leah Shaver, Kelli Kral, and Angel Schaffer of the National Transportation Institute with Women in Trucking, ...

NUHS starts year with 1:1 program

NEW ULM — Tuesday ushered in another school year for students and districts statewide, and at New Ulm High School, incoming freshmen were the first group of students introduced to New Ulm Public School’s “one student to one device” program. The freshmen are the first group of ...

Bid OKed, work to begin on amphitheater

NEW ULM — A full crowd in City Council Chambers applauded the approval of a bid for the German Park Amphitheater project, Tuesday. Members of several organizations connected to German Park attended the meeting including Friends of German Park, the Narren and members of the New Ulm Municipal ...

New Chamber of Commerce president starts work in NU

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce has a new president. This week Michael Looft arrived to fill the vacant position at the Chamber. The Chamber president position has been vacant since former president Audra Shaneman resigned in April. She is currently the New Ulm Assistant City ...