Monday, June 17, 2019

Community

The unique item was donated in memory of Grandma Dick. It is displayed by Pam Folkens and Cheri Krejci of the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group. It will be auctioned on Sept. 7-8 under the Big Tent.
The small community of Blooming Prairie has turned a shade of pink and that color will be further accented as the fight against cancer continues. The 18th Annual Blooming Prairie Cancer Auctions are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8 under the Big Tent, outside the Cue Company in ...
Here's a closeup of the special flag unveiled in memory of longtime  Blooming Prairie Cancer Group promoter Philip Milton. "No one fights alone" is the message on the flag. Milton died of cancer on July 15, 2018.
 There was something different about painting Blooming Prairie pink with 250 flags this year.  The something different on Sunday afternoon was the absence of Philip Milton, a member of the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group for many years. Milton died of cancer on July 15. Milton was always there, even...
"Oooh, this is hard work!" Peyton Peterson of Blooming Prairie helped out his dad, Jake, a BP fireman, shuck some sweet corn for the annual brat and sweet corn feed on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Records are meant to be broken. That's what happened Saturday, Aug. 25 at the 11th Annual Blooming Prairie Fire Department Brat and Sweet Corn Feed held at the fire hall when 650 enjoyed some delicious food. Firefighter Mike Hoffman manned a donations table and encouraged visitors to place freewill...
Milo Dahlin of Ellendale is operating Schem’s Kettle Corn at area festivals and community celebrations. He most recently sold kettle corn by the Village of Yesteryear through the Steele County Historical Society during the Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna. Dahlin is a former sheriff’s deputy.
After 25 years of protecting and serving people through law enforcement, a former sheriff’s deputy is popping and serving up something a little different these days. Milo Dahlin of Ellendale began operating Schem’s Kettle Corn this summer at various festivals and events around the area, including...
Carl and Denise Wieman of Owatonna organized this year’s annual MS River Road Run. Motorcyclists left Leo’s South in Lakeville Saturday morning and traveled 280 miles across southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The Wiemans say they ride for one reason—to help those with MS.
With a passion to help others, Carl and Denise Wieman of Owatonna are on a crusade to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. The Wiemans have found a unique way of combining their love for motorcycling as well as helping raise money for MS research. They are one of the organizers for the 33rdannual MS...
The top Steele County Senior Citizens awards were presented by the Steele County Exchange Club with the cooperation of the Steele County Free Fair and Senior Place during ceremonies on Senior Day last Thursday. Mary Larson and Gene Kispert received the awards.
Both outstanding senior citizens for Steele County expressed extreme humility when accepting the 2018 Senior Citizen of the Year awards on Thursday at the Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna. Mary Larson, 82, of Claremont was selected the top woman senior citizen and Gene Kispert, 87, of Owatonna...
Josh Wells of Owatonna puts the last minute touches to his Brat Dog stand located near the Children’s FFA Barnyard on the fairgrounds Sunday afternoon. Wells will be featuring brats from Steve’s Meat Market in Ellendale. “This is our first year. We have high hopes,” he said. The Steele County Fair opens today (Tuesday) in Owatonna and continues through Sunday.
Putting together the state’s largest county fair is no easy task in a normal year. But then add in what has transpired over the past year for officials at the Steele County Free Fair, it nearly becomes overwhelming.  Despite a year filled with obstacles and hurdles, the Steele County Fair kicks...
Lansing Corners has relit the iconic sign that has been a trademark of the popular restaurant for many years.
Two years ago, new Lansing Corners owners Tammy and Ward Jeno said, "We want to bring Lansing Corners back to its golden days, but with a modern touch. And, that's exactly what they've done. Beginning this spring, the Jenos worked on getting the sign completely redone with all new neon tubing and...
Mary Carstensen stands next to some of her homemade wares. Carstensen says that she’s always trying something new, with products on sale ranging from necklaces, to bracelets, to earrings, all homemade and creatively designed by her.
With crowds rolling into downtown and beautiful blue skies above, the premiere of Owatonna’s Downtown Thursday event could definitely be called a success. “I think people are really excited,” Owatonna MainStreet Director Shirley Shultz said prior to the celebration getting underway. Schultz...
Tim Wolf and Lexi Ripka are two of our future leaders because of their involvement with the Blooming Prairie Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter. They are shown with advisor Bill Rinkenberger.
The Blooming Prairie Future Farmers of America chapter will be telling Steele County Fair visitors about their activities during the year. The Blooming Prairie FFA, advised by Bill Rinkenberger, is one of the most active chapters in the area. Many of the BP FFA members have been active in 4-H at...

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