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A real legend

THUMBS UP: It is a tribute to Dr. Marc Burkhart’s contributions to medicine in New Um that when he retired this year after 33 years as an obstetrician/gynecologist the New Ulm Medical Center recruited two OB/GYNs to replace him.

On Thursday, the NUMC presented him with its Legends of Medicine award.

Over 33 years, Dr. Burkhart has delivered who knows how many babies in New Ulm? (That number will be revealed this evening at his retirement party.) He has also helped develop the NUMC birthing center into a first-class facility.

Congratulations to Burkhart on his retirement, and we thank him for his many years of service.

Delightfully spooky

THUMBS UP: There is no shortage of places in New Ulm to go and get your fright on this weekend and on Halloween.

The 5th annual New Ulm Nightmares Haunted House is going on at 21 S. Minnesota Street this evening and on halloween. The Healthy Community Health Youth group is putting on its10th annual its haunted house this weekend, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 117 S. Valley. Kyle Goblirsch and Caleb Kirchberg return as constructers and operators of Halls of Horror Haunted House (HOHHH) from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. on Oct. 25, 26 and 31 at 1011 Lower Wallachei Lane. And the State Street Theater has been showing spooky movies, including the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight at 8:30 p.m.

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