Sunday, January 20, 2019

Community

 After holding the position for nearly two decades, Blooming Prairie City Administrator Mike Jones will finally get a chance to step away for good next month. Jones had planned to retire a few months ago, but ended staying on in a part-time capacity as the search to find his successor dragged on....
Third District Steele County Judge Joseph Bueltel presented graduation plaques to Steele Waseca Drug Court graduates of the DWI Track program. Brandon Oreskovich is at left and Jamison Allen is at right.
The first two graduates of the Steele Waseca Drug Court DWI (driving while intoxicated) Track Program were honored at a special ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 19. Graduating from the special DUI track program were: Jamison Allen and Brandon Oareskovich, both of Owatonna. "I don't have the...
Rick and Robin Christensen show off some of their snowmen they have on their Christmas lighting display at their residence in rural Blooming Prairie.
It's all about spreading the joy of Christmas. That's the way Rick and Robin Christensen of rural Blooming Prairie feel about their Christmas light display they have provided for public enjoyment the past four years. "It's Jesus' birthday," Rick says about the reason for having a Christmas lighting...
Little Hudson Linse will be spending the holidays in the hospital recovering from his fourth open-heart surgery. A benefit is planned on Saturday outside of Blooming Prairie.
Just like the Grinch in the storybook holiday tale, Hudson Linse has a heart smaller than normal. But Hudson is nothing like a Grinch and it certainly isn’t because he lacks Christmas spirit. Hudson was born with congenial heart defects in which he only had one ventricle. In his short life of 20...
Santa and Mrs. Claus marvel at his magical timepiece after entertaining children during the Cocoa with Santa event held last Saturday at the Owatonna Arts Center.
The magic of the holiday season can bring joy to the hearts of people of all ages. For more than 20 years the Owatonna Arts Center has whipped up its own version of that classic Christmas cheer by inviting Santa and the Missus to take part in a Saturday of cocoa, carols, and cookies. With Mrs....
Walking Christmas ornaments Stacy Salinas and Ann Wiedeman and their friend the Grinch posed with Santa for a Christmas photo at the Holiday Dazzle photo booth in F & M State Bank last Friday during Blooming Prairie’s annual Holiday Dazzle celebration. Hundreds of people showed up for the event.
Temperatures were not near 40 degrees as they were last year for the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Dazzle celebration, but they were tolerable on Friday, Dec. 7. More than 30 merchants participated in the Chamber Holiday Dazzle event, an annual cooperative effort involving...
The Owatonna Knights of Columbus distributed 72 new coats to families in need on Nov. 8.  This was conducted as a part of the Supreme Council’s “Coats for Kids program.” Coats for both boys and girls in various colors and sizes were available. The KCs coordinated the distribution with the help of...
Tom and Nancy Peterson of Blooming Prairie visited a beautifully decorated upstairs room in the Dunnell House of the Village of Yesteryear in Owatonna. The room was decorated by Donna Maixner, Joanne Sorenson and Kaye Toquam.
The Blooming Prairie stamp of approval was placed on Christmas decorations for the Village of Yesteryear in Owatonna. Christmas in the Village was celebrated last Friday and Saturday at the Steele County History Center.  Decorations had a special Blooming Prairie touch with women of First Lutheran...
Donning an orange hat, Owatonna running back Jason Williamson hoisted the Class 5A state championship trophy after leading the Huskies to a 14-3 victory over St. Thomas Academy Saturday night at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Joining in the excitement with Williamson were the rest of his teammates, including Joe Edel, far left, Ben Zappa (11) and Christian Nogle, far right. It was Owatonna’s second straight state title and third in six years.
It’s becoming a familiar feeling for the Owatonna Huskies. On Saturday, the Huskies (13-0) claimed their second consecutive state football championship at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Owatonna survived a thrilling game against another unbeaten team, St. Thomas Academy (12-1), to claim the...
The Blooming Prairie Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter is again collecting toys and other items for the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester. Helping make collection boxes were Lexi Ripka, left, Erin O'Brien and FFA advisor Bill Rinkenberger.
The Blooming Prairie Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter is once again joining hands with the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester. Their objective is to put smiles on the faces of little kids fighting medical issues. The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester provides a home-away-from home and...

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