Editor’s Mailbag

Chamber hosts Hot Topics July 11

on ISD 88 Referendum

NEW ULM – For its last Hot Topics event of the season, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a presentation on Friday, July 11, on the ISD 88 referendum which proposes the building of a new high school complex and other facility improvements.

The presentation itself will take place in the lunchroom at the current high school at 414 S. Payne St., with complimentary coffee and muffins available for those attending.

“I recently heard a presentation that stated there are four key things for economic development: transportation, education, education and transportation,” said Audra Shaneman, President & CEO of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce. ‘This issue certainly qualifies for Hot Topic status and we want to ensure that the business community and interested citizens have access to the information.”

The public is invited to attend the informational presentation by Jeff Bertrang ISD 88 Superintendent. To RSVP for the event, please call the Chamber at 233-4300 or send an email to chamber@newulm.com.

The presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. and will conclude approximately 8:30 a.m. This event is open to the public. Attendees will need to use Payne Street to enter the High School Parking Lot and then follow the signs.

Kid’s Concert at German Park

NEW ULM – A special concert for kids will be held at German Park in downtown New Ulm on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. The Cogley Sisters of Hutchinson will entertain audience members of all ages with sing-along children’s classics and music from the ’40s and 50s. This free event is a partnership of New Ulm Park & Recreation and New Ulm Public Library and generously funded by the Friends of the New Ulm Public Library. Rain location is New Ulm Public Library. Please call 507-359-8336 for more information.

DNR Shares Animal Tracks &

Signs Program at New Ulm Library

NEW ULM – DNR naturalist Scott Kudelka will present Animal Tracks & Signs on Wednesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. at New Ulm Public Library. All ages are welcome to find out how to identify a wide range of Minnesota animal tracks and signs in the wild. No registration is required for this summer reading program event. Please call 507-359-8336 for more information.

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