New Ulm

Off the Shelf: Summer Reading Program 2019

It’s May, time for warm winds, longer periods of daylight, and eventually summer break. The library has been a busy place as of late. We have spent all of late winter and early spring preparing for the Summer Reading Program. As I write this in the first week of May, we are finalizing the ...

Tanzania trek

KIKATITI, TANZANIA — Jim Thomas and Bill Koeckeritz are in Tanzania to help oversee a project that may at last bring a steady source of safe water to the Kikatiti Secondary School. Thomas and Koeckeritz have been involved with the school in many ways since 2000, when they first traveled to ...

‘It’s about getting a line wet, catching something’

SLEEPY EYE — Lyle Zobel of New Ulm watched his wife Priscilla and son Erik catch and release small fish from a bench on the northeast corner of Sleepy Eye Lake Saturday afternoon as a strong wind kept him cool. “Today’s about getting the line wet and catching something,” Zobel said. ...

Park & Rec Report

Hermann Monument is open on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) until Memorial Weekend, when it will be open daily. Admission is $3 per person. Ages 5 and under free with adult. No Park and Rec Commission Meeting Monday, May 13. The meeting is canceled due to lack of Agenda Items. Open ...

FFA Ag Day

Above: Students wait to climb into a large combine at the New Ulm FFA Spring Ag Day at New Ulm Middle School Friday. At left:

Middle School Park Cleanup

New Ulm Middle School students search for sticks and trash at Riverside Park Friday. Fifth through eighth-grade students tidied up six New Ulm parks by picking up sticks and trash. Above, New Ulm Middle School eighth-grade students Cole Fortwengler, left, and Trinity Moll, right, place a bag of ...

Film Society to show ‘Y Tu Mamá También’

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Film Society’s coming-of-age film series reaches maturity with a screening of “Y Tu Mamá También.” The screening starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 in the New Ulm Public Library basement. “Y Tu Mamá También” is a 2001 Mexican film directed by Alfonso ...

Two to join diaconate for New Ulm Diocese

NEW ULM – Bishop John M. LeVoir will ordain two men to the transitional diaconate Saturday, June 1, during a 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. The next step for Shawn Polman and John Hayes will be their ordination to the priesthood, tentatively set for ...

Junior Optimists ‘Walk for Water’

Submitted photo New Ulm High School JOI Club chose “WE Walk for Water” as their global service project this year. On Wednesday, May 8, members walked to raise $250 to help “WE” build schools and wells worldwide, so girls can go to school instead of walking hours each day collecting ...

River Bend Students Complete Service Project

Submitted Photo Students from River Bend Area Learning Center worked on a finance course with grant money provided through Wells Fargo. The students learned strategies to enhance financial literacy. The students worked together to lead a food drive within the Area Learning Center to start a ...

United Prairie gives to Optimists

United Prairie in New Ulm recently raised $900 through its Denim for Dollars program. Those funds were donated to the Optimist Club of New Ulm. Denim for Dollars is a company-wide program in which employees have the option to pay $5 on Fridays to wear denim. Four times each year, those funds ...

Off the Shelf: Spring into some adventure and romance

Lately I’ve been dipping my toe into a few new romances that just came out and I’m having a blast. “Meet Cute” by Helena Hunting begins as Kailyn is crossing the quad, earbuds in place, when (former teen star) Daxton misses a Frisbee and crashes into her. They share a moment as they ...

Menagerie back together again

NEW ULM — It was a music-filled weekend in New Ulm. “The Menagerie” reunion began Friday evening and continued through Saturday. Menagerie began in 1970 when Bob Wirtz was the Luther League advisor at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church alongside his wife Bettianne. One of the youth ...

Park & Rec Report

Hermann Monument opening on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) beginning this weekend!. Admission is $3 per person. Ages 5 and under free with adult. Open Pickleball at Rec Center Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 from 9-10:30 a.m., Memberships, ...

Grand says ‘Start the Presses’

NEW ULM — A crowd of visitors pressed into the basement of the Grand Center for Arts and Culture, Saturday for the official unveiling of the “Cellar Press.” The unveiling ceremony was part of an open house event celebrating the Cellar Press. Several working printing press models are ...

Women’s Expo held in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The fifth Annual Spring Into Summer Women’s Expo was held at the New Ulm Event Center, Saturday. The expo featured 27 vendor booths geared toward modern women and special seminar events. Cindy Patnaude’s Tupperware booth attracted plenty of attention. Patnaude said this ...

Fairfax man dies in Meeker Co. crash

MEEKER COUNTY — An 80-year-old Fairfax man died in a two-vehicle crash in Dassel Township, Meeker County Thursday morning. Lorenz R. Canfield, Fairfax, was driving a 2012 Ford pickup southbound on TH 15 when he crossed into the northbound lane, colliding with a 2015 Freightliner driven by ...

Frolic tunes in TV’s golden oldies

NEW ULM — Characters from television oldies and classics made a return appearance for the Retro TV 5th Annual Oak Hills Foundation Frolics at the Best Western Hotel in New Ulm Friday. Characters from the Addams Family, Beverly Hillbillies, cowboys and girls from classic westerns and the ...

The Cat’s act

Staff photo by Fritz Busch The Cat (Joshua Schroeder), center, balances many items as Ryan Kluba, left, and Joshua Eaker, watch in Dr. Suess’ The Cat in the Hat performed by Martin Luther College (MLC) Friday afternoon. The MLC Children’s Theater presents the show at 3 and 7:30 p.m. today ...