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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.

Marathon of Service

St. Anthony Elementary School fifth-grade students pick up pine cones at the New Ulm Cemetery during St. Anthony’s Marathon of Service Friday. During St. Anthony’s Marathon of Service, students travel around the community to tidy up public properties and visit those living in assisted ...

Rysdahl shorts kick off film festival

NEW ULM — The first night of the New Ulm Film Festival kicked off with the screenings of five short films from actor and New Ulm native David Rysdahl. Rysdahl is the son of Gigi and Dr. Scott Rysdahl. He has accrued 50 acting credits to his resume. The opening night of the film festival ...

Commissioners to discuss how to continue work of USAC

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners have been asked to discuss how to prevent substance abuse for people of all ages with three healthcare leaders on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Brown County Public Health Director Karen Moritz, Adult Health Team Supervisor Jaimee Brand and Jen Maurer of the Heart of ...

Thrivent donation

Submitted Photo Amy Pearson of Thrivent Financial presents a check for $21,401 to Duke Backhaus, president of the Martin Luther College student body. The money was donated through the Thrivent Choice Progra, which gives eligible members an opportunity to recommend where Thrivent distributes ...

Popcorn Wagon Blast at Museum Saturday

NEW ULM — Celebrate the past at the Popcorn Wagon Blast from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 28, at the Brown County Historical Society Museum, 2 N. Broadway, New Ulm. This event is free to the public and provides visitors opportunities to view Gag family art and learn about the ...

New Ulm Diabetes Walk being held Saturday

NEW ULM — The Fifth Annual New Ulm Diabetes Walk will take place at the New Ulm Civic Center, 1212 North Franklin St. on Saturday, Sept. 28. This is a Strides, Lions for Diabetes Awareness Event and is a collaboration of the Lions Club of New Ulm and the Lafayette Area Lions Club. The walk ...

Mertz, Weier added to CHS Hall of Fame

NEW ULM - Longtime New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) inducted two longtime coaches into the 2019 NUACS Hall of Fame. Softball coach Bob Mertz and Bob Weier were both inducted during a special luncheon at the New Ulm Country Club Saturday. Both were nominated to the Hall of Fame for ...

Cathedral’s 100th anniversary homecoming

The Cathedral High School marching band marches past the Glockenspiel during the New Ulm Area Catholic Schools homecoming parade Friday afternoon. It is a special homecoming this year, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Catholic high school in New Ulm. At left, Cathedral High School ...