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New Ulm

‘In honor of 100 years’

NEW ULM – This year’s Junior Pioneers annual picnic came with another reason to celebrate. After four years of construction and preparation, the new park shelter and electricity at Junior Pioneers Park were ready in time for the group’s 101st anniversary of owning the park. Former ...

New Ulm couple share family connection to orphan trains

NEW ULM – Sid and Jan DeLeo of New Ulm shared their findings surrounding Guy DeLeo and others who rode on the orphan trains during their lunch and a bite of history event Thursday. From 1854 to 1929, an estimated 250,000 orphans were sent from overcrowded cities like New York to smaller ...

Park and Rec approves veterans square additions

NEW ULM — After discussions and revisions, a concept plan for the German Park Veterans Square was approved unanimously by the Park and Rec board at its meeting Monday. The matter was originally discussed in March and received mixed opinions. Dr. Ann Vogel and Maggie Schwab were concerned ...

NUHS Fine Arts chosen for spring NUAF grant

NEW ULM – The New Ulm Area Foundation (NUAF) presented $4,600 to the New Ulm High School Fine Arts Booster to purchase two new digital pianos. Every spring and fall, NUAF picks a cause to donate to. This spring, there were 18 applications. NUAF Executive Director John Illikman said this ...

Park board discusses proposed membership merger, fee hikes

NEW ULM – New Ulm Park and Rec board discussed membership fee increases and new facility usage opportunities during its work session Monday. The biggest changes were to membership fees for the Civic Center and Rec Center. The proposed change would eliminate the separate annual membership for ...