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New Ulm

Park & Rec Report

Additional Fall/Winter Open Pickle Ball Scheduled! Sundays Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sundays in Nov. from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays in Dec. through March from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Please note: there would NOT be pickleball February 10 or 17 due to basketball tournaments. ...

Poetry Reading Group at Library

NEW ULM — THE New Ulm Public Library is launching a Poetry Reading Group on Monday, OCT. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Participants should be prepared to read aloud and discuss at least two poems; original work or work by others is welcome. The group will continue to meet the second Monday of each month. ...

Floating Pumpkin Patch

New Ulm Parks and Recreation held its first Floating Pumpkin Patch Friday evening at the pool in the New Ulm Recreation Center. Kids were able to hunt down their perfect pumpkin floating in the pool and then bring it to a separate room to decorate it.

Milford 4-H donates banner

Submitted photo Several members of the Milford 4-H Club donated their award-winning banner to the Brown County Fair Board Tuesday, September 19. The banner honoring the 150th anniversary of the fair won Grand Champion at the county fair and a blue ribbon at the State Fair. Pictured from left ...

Oktoberfest begins with a tap and a pour

NEW ULM — A ballroom full of people lined up for a cup of Schell’s beer Friday night from the official Festkeg, kicking this year’s Oktoberfest at the Best Western Plus. The annual fall celebration started up at the Best Western with Mayor Robert Beussman instructing the crowd to line up ...

Film Society to screen ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Film Society is continuing its WWI film series on Tuesday, Oct. 10 with a screening of the 1962 classic “Lawrence of Arabia.” “Lawrence of Arabia” is an important film milestone, but in terms of historical context it offers a different perspective of WWI. ...

State claims 94 percent buffer law compliance

Brown County is 84 percent compliant ST. PAUL — State officials claimed on Thursday a 94 percent statewide buffer compliance rate on public waters with just under a month to go until the Nov. 1 implementation deadline. Board of Water and Soil Resources Executive Director John Jaschke ...

Auditions set for ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’

NEW ULM — Are you bossy and opinionated like Lucy? A human soil bank like PigPen? Do you have a precocious skill at playing the toy piano like Schroeder? Then read for a part in the State Street Theater Company (SSTC) production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Auditions will be held ...

Bank Midwest Open House Oct. 13

NEW ULM — Bank Midwest will hold its public open house on Friday, Oct. 13. The date was incorrect in Friday’s report on the bank’s ribbon cutting.

New Ulm in competition for Best Minnesota Town

NEW ULM—New Ulm has been selected as a finalist in the Minnesota Monthly “Best Minnesota Town” contest. A total of 31 Minnesota towns submitted themselves for nomination and the editors of Minnesota Monthly narrowed the list down to 10 finalists. In addition to New Ulm the list of ...

Students at FCCLA

Submitted photo New Ulm High School and Middle School had the opportunity to attend the Southwest Area Fall FCCLA Conference in Worthington on Wednesday, Oct. 4. They attended round table workshops presented by the State and Area Officers as well as participating in Leadership activities. The ...

Eagles Nest offers hands-on learning to business students

NEW ULM — Just off the cafeteria at New Ulm High School is nestled a new school store. The Eagle’s Nest opened its doors at the beginning of this school year and is run by students in the Intro to Business class. “We have water bottles, planners, pop-sockets for phones, we have got ...

Homecoming Parade

The New Ulm High School Marching Band led the way down North Highland Ave on Friday during the New Ulm High School homecoming parade. At right, homecoming King and Queen Wyatt Huard and Jane Arnoldt ride in style as the school celebrated homecoming. Later in the evening, the New Ulm Eagles ...

MVL Homecoming Royalty

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello Isaiah Koepsell and Magdala Diersen were crowned Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s homecoming king and queen at halftime of the Chargers football game against United South Central Friday at Johnson Field in New Ulm. For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

Brown County Fair’s history recounted at Junior Pioneers’ gathering

NEW ULM — Decades ago, the Brown County Fair was among the largest and most popular county fairs in Minnesota. Members of the Junior Pioneers of the New Ulm Vicinity learned all about the fair history at their annual meeting Friday as historical author Dan Hoisington talked about his latest ...

Arts grants given to three Brown County organizations

NEW ULM — The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council (PLRAC) awarded grants to three Brown County organizations at the end of September. A total of $17,150 in arts grants from PLRAC were awarded to: Springfield Community Theatre, State Street Theater Company (SSTC) and the Summit Avenue Music ...

New Pastor at First Baptist Church of New Ulm

NEW ULM — Pastor Patrick Thompson is the new pastor of First Baptist Church at 305 South Payne Street, New Ulm. There will be an installation service for Pastor Thompson on Saturday, September 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church. Pastor Thompson, his wife Stacy, and their three children have ...

Commissioners to consider CSAH 29 project surface

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners are being asked to select a concrete or bituminous surface for the 2019 CSAH 29 project at their meeting on Oct. 3. CSAH 29 from TH 4 to CSAH 12 is scheduled for a surface rehabilitation in 2019 using the Local Option Sales Tax as the funding source. The ...