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New Ulm

Trying something new

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey Chef James Knittel and Teri Jespersen, director of Dining Services at District 88, distribute samples of korean chicken with asian spiced rice Thursday during lunch at the public high school. A couple of times each year the food program at ISD 88 hands out ...

MOPS Teddy Bear drive

Photo Submitted Mother’s of Preschoolers, pregnancy to kindergarten (MOPS) wrapped up their Teddy Bear drive this week. This year as a service project, MOPS collected teddy bears to donate to the New Ulm Police Department. The police can then use the bears to comfort children in need and ...

Red Kettle campaign seeks bell ringers

NEW ULM — The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign of Brown County is ready to launch its 2017 bell ringing season. Money raised in Brown County through the Red Kettle Campaign stays in Brown County. It assists individuals and families with basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, ...

Wanda Gag House annual meeting/open house on Sunday

NEW ULM — The Wanda Gag House Association will hold its annual meeting and open house reception on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Visit the house and enjoy wine and hors d’ ouevres. A short business meeting will be held at 2 p.m.

Honoring America’s Military Veterans

Veterans Day was celebrated with pomp and ceremony on Friday at the New Ulm High School Gymnasium. Below, the New Ulm Area Veterans Color Guard presents the colors. At bottom, the crowd stands for the National Anthem, performed by the Concord Singers and the New Ulm High School Band. At top, ...

RENU session gets to basics of projects

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council held a special RENU (Reinvest in New Ulm) work session Thursday night to discussion the basics of planning for projects approved by voters last year. No formal decisions were made during the meeting. The work session was to provide information and discuss ...

SOAR Store encourages good behavior at Jefferson

NEW ULM — The new SOAR Store is encouraging better behavior in Jefferson Elementary students. The store opened recently for students to patronize. However, the store does not accept money. “It is part of our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) program,” Fourth-Grade Teacher ...

“Heroes” section salutes Veterans

“Heroes,” a new magazine supplement to The Journal, is included in today’s paper. The magazine is a salute to the men and women who have served in the military from this area. The Journal offers its thanks to all area veterans for their service to our country.

Nw Ulm FFA attends national FFA convention

NEW ULM — An alumna of the New Ulm Public High School and member of the FFA Chapter earned the FFA’s highest degree in October. The FFA (Future Farmers of America) held its national convention at the end of October, where, among other things, Mariah Vogel was announced as a recipient of ...

Humane Society hosts wine tasting

NEW ULM — An estimated 300 people took a little “hair of the dog” Thursday night at the Brown County Humane Society (BCHS) wine and beer tasting gala. Guests could sample 85 types of wine and beer from 15 different producers along a line of tables. They could bid in a silent auction and ...

School Lunch Menus

Lafayette Charter School Monday: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Winter Blend Vegetale, Fruit / Veggie Sticks Tuesday: Walking Tacos, Corn, Veggie Sticks / Lettuce, Fruit Wednesday: Meat Loaf/ Bread, Potatoes, Veggie Sticks / Lettuce, Fruit Thursday: Pork Riblet Sandwich, Baked Beans, Veggie ...

Honor Roll: St. Anthony’s Elementary

NEW ULM — St. Anthony Elementary School (NUACS) has announced its first quarter honor roll for the 2017018 school year “A” Honor Roll, Grade 5 Colin Anderson, Elijah Bolduan, Ava Brennan, Brock Carlson, Jase Christiansen, Jack Edwards, Jake Finstad, Caleb Forstner, Lucy Gaalswyk, ...

A legendary surprise

NEW ULM — Staff at the New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) ambushed the recipient of this year’s Legends Award Wednesday morning. Monica Mueller learned of the award in a surprise announcement outside the entrance of the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute where she volunteers. “During her ...

Local artists’ work will be on display at 9th annual ArtScape

NEW ULM — The Ninth Annual ArtScape opens Friday with a variety of locally-made art on display. An opening reception starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the 4 Pillars art gallery at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture. First through third places in both the adult and young artists ...

Family donates Anton Gag painting to historical society

NEW ULM — An original Anton Gag painting has been donated to the Brown County Historical Society by the Olmanson family of St. Peter.1 The painting has been cited with two names. Some have titled it “The Garden Scene” while others call it “Muses”. The painting features a painter in ...

Council votes to dissolve Board of Zoning Adjustment

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council Tuesday ordered the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance to dissolved the New Ulm Board of Zoning Adjustment. The city council approved a recommendation from the Zoning Board to dissolved itself and transfer the duties and responsibilities of Zoning ...

Backer back as local museum director

NEW ULM — An old face is the new executive director at the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS). Kathleen Backer officially started this month as the new executive director. This is her second time at this museum since she helped get it moved into the old post office in the 1980s. “I ...

Count commissioners approve auditor-treasurer request

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a $23,347.06 Auditor-Treasurer’s (AT) request for more office/storage space and several budget call-back items Tuesday. The approval resolution came on a motion by Commissioner Scott Windschitl, seconded by Dean ...

Off the Shelf: Moving the Library forward strategically

I had no idea that developing a strategic plan would be so gratifying. I thought the process would be time-consuming and challenging. Turns out it is both of those things, but it also is rewarding and enjoyable because a group of people committed to New Ulm Public Library has gathered to plan ...

CHDC closes on Middle School property

NEW ULM — After several months of planning the Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC) closed last Saturday on the purchase of the old middle school on State Street. The new owners of the building will be moving forward with the plan to convert a portion of the old middle school ...