Board focused on helping students succeed


To the editor: I urge my fellow citizens to vote in the Nov. 8 election. When voting for members of the New Ulm Board of Education, please vote for the three incumbent candidates: Steve Gag, Amanda Groebner (who is my daughter-in-law) and Melissa Sunderman. New Ulm’s public schools are ...

Vote yes to continue ISD 88 levy


To the editor: Strong communities start with strong schools, and in November residents of District 88 can show their support for New Ulm by voting YES for the continuation of the ISD 88 operational levy approved by voters in 2012. Voting YES on this referendum does not mean you are signing ...

Backer is open-minded, success-driven leader


To the editor: Kathleen Backer has an infectious smile and laughter, she is bright and has confidence. She is an experienced leader, business person, effective communicator and has worked with all levels of government from local to county and state. In these busy, confusing and sometimes ...

Dear Annie: There Is no guilt in taking space to grieve


Dear Annie: I had a cousin who was dating an actress. On her biography, she listed people she had dated but did not bother to mention my cousin. My cousin committed suicide because she dumped him. Before killing himself, he said he was so upset that he was going to take his own life. That was ...

Hints from Heloise: Wedding hints


Dear Heloise: I just returned from my grandson’s lovely wedding. His clever bride arranged a unique “Bachelorette’s Event.” She had arranged, with her florist, to gather the bridesmaids together two days before the wedding to arrange all the wedding flowers. They did the table ...