Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Members of the Owatonna Area Retired Educators Association have bundled area children with extra love and warmth this winter. OAREA provided 60 hats and more than 20 pairs of mittens and gloves to Wilson Elementary in Owatonna. Shown with students Gavin Becker and Ray Baycado are back row from left: Alisha Field, social worker at Wilson, Gaylene Steckelberg, Cherry Schwartz and Gary Schwartz, all members of OAREA.
Some area children are being bundled with extra love and warmth this winter. The Owatonna Area Retired Educators Association recently completed its collection efforts for cold weather hats, mittens and gloves for students at Wilson Elementary School in Owatonna. Members delivered 60 hats and more...
The demon barber himself, Sweeney Todd played by Patrick McColley, glowers and scowls on stage in Little Theatre of Owatonna’s production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
In the Little Theatre’s newest production, there’s a killer barber on the loose, but putting together a unique and large-scale production like this wouldn’t be possible without a skilled and dedicated team. Kathy Purdie, the technical director for Little Theatre’s production of “Sweeney Todd: The...
State public safety officials are hoping to make a lasting impression on teenagers across Minnesota through a video recounting the horror a Dodge County family has faced over a teenager who made a fatal mistake. The Minnesota State Patrol has rolled out “Lasting Impact,” a video about Logan Maas, a...
Kelli Naatz and Andy Jacobson became engaged just before Christmas and plan to get married in June.
Minnesota’s largest county fair produces more than just fair food, fun and exhibits. It also produces love and romance. Just ask Andy Jacobson and Kelli Naatz, former Steele County 4-H members who grew up showing at the Steele County Fair in Owatonna. Just two days before Christmas, Jacobson and...
Torey’s Restaurant & Bar at its new downtown location at 208 North Cedar Ave. in Owatonna. The restaurant recently completed a move and opened its doors in December of last year.
After 15 years located just off Bridge Street in Owatonna, Torey’s Restaurant & Bar decided to make a move to downtown when the opportunity to scoop up a good location fell into their hands. “The possible opportunity for this building was available and we talked about it and slowly pursued it...
Pastor Mike Walerius of First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie holds a Tootsie Roll bank that will be used as a fundraiser for a Blooming Prairie community Feed My Starving Children project.
An ambitious goal it is, admits the Rev. Mike Walerius, associate pastor of First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie. Pastor Walerius said the goal of a Blooming Prairie community project is to pack 101,000 meals in two days and send them to the needy in all parts of the world.  The work project...
: This owl sculpted by the Spencer family won first prize at the Snow Sculpture Competition held in Owatonna last weekend. The sculpture will be available for viewing at Central Park until it melts.
Although last weekend saw many Owatonna Winter Weekend Out events canceled or rescheduled due to a cold and snowy prelude of this week’s polar vortex, other events such as the Snow Sculpture Competition went ahead as scheduled. “We were happy we were able to pull off the Snow Sculpture Competition...
Andrea Rumpza, a 2004 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School has been fighting Lyme disease for more than 10 years. She says she was not diagnosed early enough and now is seeking suitable treatment.
It's been nearly 10 years that Andrea Rumpza, began to battle Lyme disease. The fight goes on 10 years later. Rumpza, 32, is an Awesome Blossom, graduating from Blooming Prairie High School in 2004. She is the daughter of Diane and Bruce Rumpza of Blooming Prairie. Andrea is single and currently...
 Beau Jones poses with three of his children at his graduation from the Steele Waseca Drug Court at the Steele County Courthouse on Jan. 30. From left are Keylan Jones, 7; Boniecanna Jones, 4 and Dorisha Jones, 5. Mom is Helena Shaw.
"This is more than a graduation from the Steele Waseca Drug Court. It is a commencement, or a new beginning." Those were the words of Third District Steele County Judge Joseph A. Bueltel as he addressed the 38th and 39th gradates of the Steele Waseca Drug Court on Wednesday, Jan. 30. A nearly...
The search for a new superintendent in Blooming Prairie School District 757 has continued to pick up steam with the job being officially posted on Jan. 30. Current superintendent Barry Olson will retire on June 30. The job has been posted internally and externally, reports Blooming Prairie School...

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