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Being a long-distance caregiver has a unique set of problems.  There are both sides of the coin.  Know that the emotional drain of being too far from our loved one to be of direct help, can be devastating.  How can one describe the fear that envelops you when the phone rings?    It is something you...
A brick from Ochs Brick and Tile Co. made a long journey to the National Master Bricklayer Training Center in Maryland.  For over 100 years, Ochs Brick Company led the brick industry in quality and innovation. The Ochs Brick and Tile Co. was founded by Adolph Casimir “A.C” Ochs in 1891. Over the...
During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions.   Cancer and cancer treatments can put patients at risk for low red blood cell...
Video of a guided tour of the Pioneer Section of the New Ulm City Cemetery is available on BCHS website.
For the safety of the Brown County Historical Society staff, volunteers and visitors and to support the effort to contain COVID-19, the Brown County Museum and Kiesling House continue to be closed.  During this time, the BCHS is exploring creative ways to provide program opportunities and is...
The University of Minnesota has named Sleepy Eye’s Rosenhammer family Brown County’s “2020 Farm Family of the Year”.
The Rosenhammer family of  Sleepy Eye has been named Brown County’s “2020 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota. The Rosenhammer family farm had its origin on May 9, 1959 when Dennis and Mildred married. They started with a few cows and were given a few more as a wedding present...
Springfield Girl Scout Troop #37883 spent a day making fleece blankets to donate to the Springfield Area Lions Club fleece blanket drive.
On Saturday, July 18, the  Springfield Girl Scout Troop #37883 spent a day making fleece tied blankets to donate to the Springfield Area Lions Club fleece blanket drive.  The colorful blankets were cut and hand-tied by the local troop. The blankets will help comfort and cheer pediatric oncology...
Despite being thrown a significant curveball by the COVID-19 pandemic, Allina’s newest clinics in Springfield and Lamberton are open and thriving.  The clinics, owned and run since April 1,  by New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC), part of Allina Health, are fully operational and provide primary,...
Trevor and Erin Wittwer be taking over the Anytime Fitness Clubs in both Springfield and Sleepy Eye. The Wittwer’s are pictured with former owner Colleen Braun and new manager Sara Schwarzrock.
Colleen Braun has sold both of her Anytime Fitness branches in Springfield and Sleepy Eye to husband and wife team, Trevor and Erin Wittwer.  Braun has owned the businesses for approximately 15 years. Selling to someone who is as invested in the businesses as she has been is very important to her...
The Active Aging Programs, of Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota, is now offering a Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshop series.  Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free six-week wellness program for those who provide care for a loved one.  Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an interactive...
The graduating senior class of 2020 at Springfield High School features three sets of twins: Ivan and Nolan Hovland, Samantha and Noah Richert and Sylvan and Curtis Tauer.  According to the U. S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “in 2009, one in every 30 babies born in the United States...

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