Thursday, May 23, 2019

Community

"I didn't give him the chance to say 'no,'" said Kelly LaMotte when discussing how she and Derrick became one of the eight couples to be entered in the 2019 Dancing with Our Steele County Stars competition. Kelly, a local sales representative for LulaRoe clothing, said Becky Hoffman contacted her...
First Lutheran Church quilters have spent every Monday since Jan. 7 until April 8 working on making 230 quilts. The quilts were displayed and dedicated at the church on Palm Sunday. The quilters include: back row, from left— Diane Boullion, JoAnn Sorenson, Marilyn Heinz, Connie Habermann, Doreen Blome, Vicki Wacek, and Austra Hanson;  front row— Donna Maixner, Margaret Delger, Nancy Peterson, Bev Hoveland, Ramona Jacobson, Jan Nirk, Phyliss Peterson, Gwen Kubista, and Dona Gullickson. Absent from the photo:
The number 13 is lucky for some and not so lucky for others. For First Lutheran Church women quilters, the number 13 is lucky. It took women of the church 13 Mondays to fabricate 230 quilts. Every year Lutherans across the U.S. sew quilts and assemble kits of supplies that Lutheran World Relief...
Blooming Prairie VFW Post 878 Auxiliary women have been working on creating fleece blankets for veterans at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis. Shown from left are: Vikki Wacek, Doreen Blome, Marilyn Meshke, Joyce Johns, Rita Goodnature and Judy Lestrud.
The Blooming Prairie Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 878 Auxiliary is one very active group that cares for its veterans. Just last week, a group of Auxiliary members gathered at First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie, to finish a project of donating 20 fleece blankets to the Veterans...
A full house attended the final service at Trinity Lutheran Church on Dec. 30. In the last few years, the church had only about 12 regular worshippers.
It’s not the outcome that parishioners had hoped to usher 2019 in with, but their declining membership and changing rural landscape made the decision inevitable. Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Blooming Prairie ended 144 years of ministry on Dec. 30, the latest victim of churches closing their...
A man known for his gift to gab and inherited the name, “Mr. Happy,” from his colleagues while keeping the Steele County Free Fair at the top of Minnesota’s county fairs has lost his battle with cancer. On April 3, Jim Gleason of Owatonna died surrounded by his family after an 18-month battle with...
Garrison Keillor shares some of his thoughts, jokes, memories, and poems with those in attendance during the Garrison Keillor Live presentation March 28 at the Little Theatre of Owatonna.
On Thursday night, Steele County residents packed into the Little Theatre of Owatonna to see a live performance of famed Minnesota humorist, author, voice actor, and radio personality Garrison Keillor. There was a meet and greet with Keillor at the historic Dunnell House in Owatonna prior to the...
Leigh Block gives a heartbreaking testimony of her past struggles with domestic abuse, which culminated in a tragedy involving her 5-year old daughter. She spoke March 26 at the Owatonna Country Club as part of the Hearts of Our Children luncheon.
The Crisis Resource Center of Steele County offers unquestionably valuable services to those within the community, and during its 18th Annual Healing the Hearts of Our Children Luncheon on March 26 this fact was made apparent by Leigh Block, the guest speaker. Block used her past tragedies to...
Sisters Emmerson Nelson, 8, and Raegan Nelson, 3, spin the wheel on one of the games featured at the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation's 16th Annual Auctions on Saturday at the Pizza Celler and Cue Company.
Calculators were buzzing as bids were tabulated last Saturday night at the 16th Annual Blooming Prairie Education Foundation staged at the Cue Company and Pizza Cellar. Preliminary totals revealed earnings of $76,500 for the 2019 auctions, which ranks as the third highest total in the history of...
Pot recovered at the Bryon Site near Red Wing. It is approximately 1,000 years old.
The Steele County Historical Society will host the annual Gopher State Archeological Society show on Saturday, March 30. This is the fifth year for the show at the SCHS and it has grown to become the largest artifact show in the region. This event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and...
One of the more unusual items that has become a big hit at the BP Education Foundation Auction in recent years is a Favorite Things Brunch. “This is a great item we have, but it is misunderstood by many people,” said Julie Noble, president of the foundation. To get to the bottom of making it more...

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