New Ulm

Park & Rec Report

FREE Concert in the Park and Family Night, sponsored by Thrivent; Monday, June 10 from 6-8 p.m. at German Park. Be sure to enjoy Rec on the Go activities, the Moon Bounce, Face painting, Balloon artist, ice cream treats for all and a summer packaging event! Puppet Wagon Show starts at 6:5 ...

Life at Fort Ridgley in 1862

FAIRFAX — Those traveling to Fort Ridgely State Park this weekend were also traveling back in time. Company B military re-enactment was camped out at the fort from Friday to Sunday. It is the closest visitors can come to experiencing Fort Ridgely life during its peak use in 1862. A total ...

Keeping cool on a sunny afternoon

NEW ULM — With temperatures reaching as high as 90 degrees, the coolest place to be Friday were the local swimming spots at Washington Park, Lincoln Park, and Flandrau State Park. The wading pools at Washington and Lincoln Park were overrun with young kids. New Ulm Assistant Park and ...

Film Society to show ‘Taking Woodstock’

NEW ULM — Take a trip back to 1969 and learn about the people who made the generation-defining Woodstock Festival possible. The New Ulm Film Society will screen the 2009 comedy-drama “Taking Woodstock,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. “Taking Woodstock” is the final film in the Film ...

Gnome on the Road: Can you find Karl the Konstruction Gnome?

NEW ULM — The New Ulm area Business and Retail Association announces the return of their campaign called “Gnome on the Road” to help encourage supporting local businesses during the New Ulm construction projects. Karl the Konstruction Gnome will be hiding at a different Chamber Member ...

Free Twins Tickets still available

NEW ULM — Healthy Communities Healthy Youth still has 15 free Tickets for young Twins fans and their parents from Twins Care for Kids, for the Twins 7:10 game on Tuesday, June 11 vs. the Seattle Mariners. If you are interested in going call Healthy Communities Healthy Youth of Brown County ...

Honor Roll

NEW ULM — Cathedral High School has announced its 4th Quarter Honor Roll for the 2018-2018 school year: A Honor Roll Grade 12 Kateri Abraham, David Berg, Abagail Furth, Bridget Grathwohl, Zachary Helget, Mary Herzog, Alexander Hillesheim, Heidi Hoffman, Ethan Kirchberg, Mckenna Miling, ...

Hub Club supports youth leadership programs

The New Ulm Farm City Hub Club donated $1,000 each to the Nicollet and Brown County 4-H Federations and to the New Ulm FFA recently. Club members presented a check to the FFA at that group’s banquet in May and to representatives of the 4-H programs Tuesday, June 4. The funds have been ...

Legion Auxiliary sending two to Minn. Girls State

NEW ULM — The Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post 132 Auxiliary is sending two local girls to attend the 73rd American Legion Auxiliary Minnesota Girls State, June 9-15 on the campus of Bethel University, St. Paul. Those attending are Bethany Janssen, daughter of Dave and Jenny Janssen, ...

Off the Shelf: Remembering D-Day

On June 6, 2019 the 75th Anniversary of D-Day will be commemorated. The Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944 was a turning point in World War II. There have been many books written about D-Day, but the 75th anniversary has prompted several new titles. The following are just three of the most ...

NU American Legion sending four delegates to Boys State

NEW ULM — Americanism Chairman Alberta Marth-Wohlfeil has announced that the Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post 132 in New Ulm will sponsor four local boys to attend Boys State June 9-15 on the campus of St. John’s University, Collegevill. Boys State will be a week of learning about ...

Prohibition exhibit opens at BCHS Museum

NEW ULM — Brown County Historical Society unveiled its new Prohibition-themed exhibit Saturday almost just in time for the 100 year anniversary of Prohibition. The exhibit, titled “Wet Stills and Dry Agents: Brown County and the Prohibition Years,” highlights Brown County’s ...

Newly Ordained Deacons

Newly ordained deacons John Hayes, left, and Shawn Polman, 25, exit the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity following their ordainment by Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Catholic Diocese of New Ulm to the transitional diaconate Saturday. The next step for Polman and Hayes will be their ordination to ...

That’s a big Saugeye

Submitted photo Joe Kaseforth of Springfield recently caught a 27” saugeye in the Cottonwood River on May 20th. His dad, John netted the fish. After measuring and taking pictures of the fish it was released back into the Cottonwood River. Joe shared the pictures with Brian Schultz, DNR ...

New chamber music festival coming to Mankato

MANKATO — A new chamber music festival, ProMusica Minnesota, is coming to Mankato. The festival, under the artistic direction of Bethel Balge and Peter McGuire, brings together ten performers in a series of four concerts from June 16 to June 21. Balge and McGuire will collaborate to ...

Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Community Concert series start tomorrow, June 3, 7 p.m. at German Park. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Original German Band. Municipal Band Concerts offered Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. on June 5, June 12, June 19, July 10, July 17 and July 24! Outdoor Wading ...

‘Hooray 4 Summer’

Staff photos by Gage Cureton Jefferson Elementary students and parents pass by a chalk drawing stating “Hooray for Summer” after the final bell of the school year Friday.

Paul Hazuka named principal at Cathedral

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools announced Friday that Paul Hazuka has been selected as the new principal for Cathedral High School. Hazuka is no stranger to Cathedral High School. He has worked in the NUACS system for the past 35 years, both as a history and social studies teacher ...

Local movie theater changing hands

NEW ULM — New Ulm city residents can expect changes to the local movie theater in June. The theater was sold by AMC to Phoenix Theater Entertainment, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based theater management group. The local theater’s general manager, Brandon Jackson, said he received notification ...