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Introducing the ISD 88 Hall of Fame

September 14, 2014 NEW ULM — A diverse group of extraordinary people — each of whom has left a strong and unique footprint on the world around us — comprises the first slate of inductees in the fledgling ISD 88 Hall O... more »»

New Ulm man survives WWII German POW camp Elmer Grams shot down over Italy

August 31, 2014 A 95-year-old former New Ulm implement dealer owner who bailed out of his B17 over Italy during World War II and survived a German POW camp. more »»

The Southern Minnesota Basketball Acedemy gains popularity

August 24, 2014 NEW ULM — Chances are that anyone who’s attended more than a few high school basketball games in the past few years have seen Kory Kettner watching from the bleachers. more »»

Southern Minnesota Basketball Academy gains popularity

August 24, 2014 By Jeremy Behnke Journal Sports Editor NEW ULM — Chances are that anyone who’s attended more than a few high school basketball games in the past few years have seen Kory Kettner watching from the... more »»

No excuses: Health condition pushes Dan Buboltz to path of exercise, triumph

August 17, 2014 NEW ULM — Excuses can be common for some who try to exercise regularly. But Dan Buboltz doesn’t make excuses. After seven heart attacks, he has no need for them. more »»

A novelist at 99:

August 10, 2014 NEW ULM — “The year 1862 is indelibly impressed in my memory, for in that year, the blood-thirsty Indians descended into the Minnesota Valley, killing and plundering... more »»

Fair exhibits a way of life for Beran

July 27, 2014 Story, photos by Fritz Busch Kari Beran of New Ulm has been entering the open class at county fairs since she was an eight year old 4-H club member, and hasn’t missed a year sinc. more »»

New Ulm Actors Community Theatre presents: Fiddler on the Roof

July 20, 2014 NEW ULM — Theater professional Paul Warshauer said that he’s been a part of 543 play productions in his long career, a fascinating number even for someone who practically lives on the stag. more »»

Living legends: Woitas, Weier similar in philosophies, differ in paths to hall of fame

July 13, 2014 NEW ULM — Among active area high school coaches, no two names are more synonymous with baseball than Bruce Woitas and Bob Weier. Woitas of Sleepy Eye St. more »»

Bobleter: A Forgotten Artist Remembered

July 6, 2014 NEW ULM — Few have heard of Lowell Stanley Bobleter (1902-1973), an educator, painter and etcher, born in New Ulm. It is more likely that New Ulmers have heard of his grandfather, Brig. Gen. Joseph A. more »»

The Sleepy Eye Community Theatre presents: Church Basement Ladies

June 28, 2014 SLEEPY EYE — Make way for lutefisk, lefse, and lots of butter. The Sleepy Eye Community Theatre (SECT) is presenting “Church Basement Ladies. more »»

Gardenfest Tour set for Saturday, June 28

June 22, 2014 Enjoy a leisurely walk at your own pace through five unique gardens selected by Brown County Master Gardeners. The organization is sponsoring the 2014 Gardenfest Tour from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. more »»

25 years and still going strong

June 15, 2014 NEW ULM — While New Ulm is known for its baseball history, another spring and summer sport can lay claim to having a pretty proud tradition of its ow. more »»

Rwandan holocaust survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza to speak in New Ulm

June 8, 2014 Twenty years ago, the African nation of Rwanda suffered through one of the worst spates of genocide since World War II. more »»

Wanda Gag House marks 25th anniversary of restoration

June 1, 2014 NEW ULM — Long retired, but likely to remain a school teacher in spirit forever, Charlotte Anderson kept meticulous handwritten records of the many, seemingly countless, hours she and husband Hobart... more »»

Immanuel Lutheran School Celebrates Sesquicentennial

May 25, 2014 COURTLAND—-The Immanuel Lutheran School in Courtland is small, but in terms of history it is huge. The school was founded in 1864. This was a time of great turmoi. more »»

The Old Tractor Guy

May 18, 2014 Bob Pelzel of Sleepy Eye is the guy a number of antique tractor and implement enthusiasts and dealers call when they need an old tractor part, or perhaps an entire tractor of piece of machinery. more »»

To protect and serve — and coach

May 11, 2014 NEW ULM — By the way they see it, Jay Backer and Matt Andres have the best of both worlds. Both Backer and Andres work full-time as police officers. more »»

Drying out

May 4, 2014 NEW ULM — As the old adage goes, April showers bring May flowers. more »»

Turner Ladies: The backbone of the Turnverein

April 27, 2014 By Kremena Spengler Staff Writer NEW ULM — They are the backbone of the Turnverein — providing the free labors behind numerous functions that bring families and community groups togethe. more »»



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