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New Ulm

Commissioners to act on election support position

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider approving a temporary election support position in the Auditor- Treasurer’s Office for the Presidential Nomination Primary (PNP) on Tuesday, Oct. 15. “The end of the year and early part of next year are extremely busy in the A-T ...

Oktoberfest keeps warm despite cold

NEW ULM — The second weekend of Oktoberfest began Friday and despite a chill in the air, hundreds flock to celebrations at Schell’s Brewery and the Best Western. Schell’s Brewery always opens its gate on the second Saturday of Oktoberfest, but this year the brewery also hosted a ...

Ducks and geese by the hundreds on display at International Waterfowl show

NEW ULM — Before all the birds fly south for the winter, the Brown County Fairground is hosting the International Waterfowl Breeder’s Association (IWBA) and American Bantam Association 2019 national show. Friday, the IWBA and American Bantam Association checked-in over 1,000 waterfowl ...

NUHS Class of 1969 50th Reunion

The New Ulm High School Class of 1969 held its 50th anniversary reunion on September 21, at the New Ulm Country Club. Pictured, from left, are: Row 1- Joyce (Kraus) Reinhart, Sharon (Kraus) Ellingsberg, Nancy (Schmidt) Semple, Marlys (Block) Schmid, Eunice (Breu) Milner, Connie (Neumann) ...

1969 Homecoming Queen

Nancy Asleson Backer, who was the New Ulm High School homecoming queen in 1969, was invited to participate in this year’s homecoming parade last Friday.

Stompin’ for a cause

Norma Kurtzweg of St. James plays a three-row buttonbox with the Save The Bell stompers of St. James at Stomp New Ulm! at Morgan Creek Vineyards Saturday. The stompers have raised $7,000 in an effort to save the bell from the original St. James High School.

Oktoberfest visitors come from near and far

NEW ULM — Visitors from across Minnesota and as far away as the San Francisco Bay Area gathered at the Best Western Plus indoor ballroom as the 38th Annual Oktoberfest began Friday. With The Concord Singers on stage, a number of children and adults gave and received high fives and danced ...

MVL Coronation

Willie Sanders and Lexi Fosburgh were crowned Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s homecomeing King and Queen during a ceremony held at halftime of the Chargers’ football game against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Friday at Johnson Field in New Ulm.

Bentz honored for National Guard service

Retired U.S. Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Jerome Bentz, left, receives an award from U.S. Navy Capt. David Schubkegel, right, during a special ceremony at Prairie Senior Cottages Friday. Bentz retired from the National Guard in 1995 after 31 years of service. Bentz also served the community as ...

Oktoberfest Schedule

Saturday, October 5 Performances 11 am-1:30 pm – Bockfest Boys/ Downtown 11 am-6 pm - STOMP New Ulm! – Grape Stomp/ Morgan Creek Vineyards 2-3 pm - Concord Singers/ Best Western - Indoor Ballroom 2-5 pm - Rock of Ages/ Downtown 3:15-6:15 pm - Josh Norman ...

Film Society to air neo-noir classic ‘Chinatown’

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Film Society’s noir film series moves into the cynical ‘70s with “Chinatown.” The screening begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the New Ulm Public Library basement. Set in 1937, the film follows private investigator J.J. Gittes (Jack Nicholson) who finds ...

Brown County Museum receives $5,000 from Nuvera and $5,000 from CoBank

NEW ULM – Brown County Historical Society has received a $10,000 donation from Nuvera and CoBank, a cooperative bank serving vital industries throughout rural America. Headquartered in New Ulm, Nuvera provides voice, Digital TV, Wireless, Internet, Managed Services, computer sales and ...

Cathedral High School Class of 1964

Submitted photo The Cathedral High School Class of 1964 held its 55th anniversary reunion on Sept. 21 at Hermann Heights Park. In front, from left, are Barb (Mertensoto) Ubl, Sue (Franta) Dietz, Linda (Dietz) Hull and Norma Sondag. In the second row, from left, are Alyce (Henle) Konz, Al ...

Editor’s Mailbag

ECFE Gym Night Friday NEW ULM — Have children who need to run off some extra energy? Join us for ECFE Family Gym Night! Family Gym Night provides an indoor space for kids to scooter, jump, play ball, use riding toys, and lots more. Join us at the Washington Learning Center from 6 TO 7 ...

Popcorn Wagon to be open three dates during October

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society’s popcorn wagon will be open 3 dates in October before the 2019 season comes to an end. It operates on Center Street in front of the Museum, 2 North Broadway, New Ulm. It will be open during Oktoberfest, October 5 and 12. The final date is ...

Donation to Scouts

Submitted photo American Legion Seifert-Bianchi Post 132 presents Boy Scout Troop 25 with a $100 donation for being volunteers at the 2019 Bavarian Blast Run watering station. Left to Right: Ian Schotzko, Jackson Holm, Dan Kotten (Troop Leader), Mitchell Schotzko, Joey Kotten. Back Row: Tony ...

Citizens delivers loads of snacks

Submitted photo Approximately 13 million American children are at risk of hunger. Because of this, Citizens Bank Minnesota chose to collect snacks for children in need in the area for community snack backpack programs. These snack backpack programs help ensure students in need have access to ...

Park & Rec Report

Hermann 5k Run/Walk and Hermann Tot Trot - It’s not too late to register for the Kids Race for children 3-9 on a special short course race, followed by post race activities OR the Hermann 5k!! Register online or at the Rec Center. ExploraDome is coming to the Rec Center on Monday, Oct. 7 ...

3M Club donations

The 3M Club presented donations recently to three groups in New Ulm. Donations were raised during the annual 3M club Golf outing held at N.U. Country Club on Aug. 17. Over 60 golfers and volunteers took part.