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New Ulm

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 ...

German visitors enjoy stay in New Ulm

NEW ULM — For the next few days, New Ulm will have visitors from Dresden, Germany. Diana Uhlmann and Clemens Knop arrived in New Ulm on Saturday. This is Knop’s first visit to New Ulm, but Uhlmann is returning for the third time. She first came to New Ulm through the Hans Joohs Intern ...

Commissioners OK License Bureau request

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved establishing a 4 p.m. cutoff time for title transfers and Real and Enhanced ID applications at the Brown County License Bureau Tuesday. The approval came on a motion by commissioner Dean Simonsen, seconded by Commissioner Dave ...

“Loeffelmacher, Part 2” at museum Thursday

NEW ULM — Terry Sveine will give a one-hour presentation entitled, “The Life of New Ulm’s Old-time Music Master, Harold Loeffelmacher – Part Two,” on Thursday in the next Brown County Historical Society “ Lunch and a Bite of History lecture.” The presentation will be held in ...

New teachers at NUACS

New Ulm Area Catholic Schools welcomes these new staff members to both St. Anthony Elementary and Cathedral High School. New employees at St. Anthony Elementary are Amanda Andrews (after-school care supervisor) and Amber Kretsch (after-school care assistant). New employees at Cathedral High ...

Council OKs Planning Commission recommendations

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council addressed several Planning Commission issues at its meeting Tuesday. The council approved three variance request from James Scheman to allow the construction of a private storage facility without a permitted use being present and all the building to be ...

Amphitheater project on council agenda

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council will decide whether to move forward with the German Park Amphitheater project at its meeting Tuesday. In July, the council approved to begin the bidding process to determine the cost of the project. On Aug. 26, the city received three competitive bids for ...

‘Find Your Bliss’ event coming up Thursday

NEW ULM — Thursday, the community is invited to come together in support of Eden “Bliss” Kalk during a special celebration. The event is being called “Find Your Bliss ... Just Dance Fundraiser.” The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the alley and parking lot between New Ulm ...

Borth remains the big man in miniature building

NEW ULM — Greg Borth once again took home the top prize in the miniature display contest at the New Ulm Toy Show Sunday. Each year, guests are allowed to vote on the top miniature display, but this year the contest included a judged award as well. Borth’s farm model was awarded the top ...

Cowboy crooner brings Old West stylings to Harkin Store

WEST NEWTON—Visitors to Harkin Store were treated to the cowboy song styles of “Lonesome” Ron Affolter Sunday afternoon. Lonesome Ron is a returning guest for the Harkin Store’s Labor Day programming. Affolter has been performing at the old general store for at least 15 years and ...

The Journal to debut new Sunday Journal Edition on Sept. 7

NEW ULM — September 7 marks a new chapter for The Journal, as readers will experience our Sunday Journal Edition, featuring the best of New Ulm and the area, every Saturday. Since its first edition more than 150 years ago, The Journal has been telling the story of New Ulm and the ...

Small toys, big fun

NEW ULM — This weekend, the New Ulm Civic Center is hosting the smallest of farm shows with 34th annual New Ulm Toy Show. The event is held every Labor Day weekend and is dedicated to farm toy enthusiasts. The New Ulm toy show draws vendors and crowds from all across the Midwest. Over 250 ...