Monday, June 17, 2019

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Lexi and Grady Steckelberg weigh the feed before giving it to their pigs. They must feed carefully in the proper amounts to ensure their animals are gaining the desired weight and muscle for show day.
Weigh, feed, walk, repeat.  This routine keeps Steele County 4-Hers Lexi and Grady Steckelberg of rural Blooming Prairie occupied as can be from the beginning of spring through the end of summer. The siblings have been showing swine in 4-H for five years now and are eager to see their dedication...
Cleaning out the attic can sometimes produce some big dividends. Or, at least in the case of the Steele County Free Fair, pirate’s gold. As members of the fair’s maintenance crew began renovating the bathrooms in the Beer Garden, they made a discovery that has the fair’s historians gleaming. They...
Framed in a live puzzle during Southeast Minnesota Synod craft time at the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas were: from left, Riauna Bishop, Kiya Thompson, Ayren Ingvalson and McKenna Hein.
For a moment, in fact for a week, Blooming Prairie, Minnesota moved to Houston, Texas. The heartbeat of Blooming Prairie was transfused into the city of Houston, Texas with 24 youths and five adult leaders descending on Houston for the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) Youth Gathering....
David DeNeui channels his inner cartoon as he rehearses the opening number of “Seussical,” a Dr. Seuss inspired musical playing at the Little Theatre of Owatonna.  DeNeui plays the Cat in the Hat in the production.
Oh the things you can think of, if only you might. Like a play full of Seuss, boy what a sight. There’s Horton and Whos and the Cat in the Hat, so come watch some Seuss on opening night. “Seussical,” a musical production based on several of the works of famed children’s author and illustrator Dr....
Preston Rieken, 17, of Blooming Prairie, and his mom Heather have been battling his eye disease for the past two years and recently received help from the Blooming Prairie Lions Club to purchase a set of special contact lenses.
Blooming Prairie High School senior Preston Rieken likely had never heard of Helen Keller until he was introduced to the Blooming Prairie Lions Club. It is because of Keller, who became blind due to a fever at 18 months of age, that Rieken has received assistance to protect his vision. He has...
With a look of dread and despair in his face and clutching a single turkey in his hands, Sidney Schultz walks away from the twisted wreckage of a camper that nearly took the life of his mother and grandmother May 29 east of Geneva. It took emergency rescuers about 30 minutes to free them. They were both transported to the hospital. The grandmother remains in intensive care at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Sidney rescued one turkey from the rubble. Nearly 8,000 other turkeys perished during the thunderst
One of the survivors of a furious storm that decimated a turkey farm outside of Geneva says it’s a miracle that her family survived.  “It’s the hand of God,” said Cindy Schultz, who had just been discharged over the weekend from St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester after being trapped in the wreckage...
The Rev. Heidi Heimgartner delivered the sermon at a special Sunday Pentecost service at the Westfield Lutheran Church in Westfield Township.
First Lutheran Church senior Pastor Heidi Heimgartner definitely makes house calls. On Saturday, May 19, she married Pamela Grochowski and Leslie Shawback at Westfield Lutheran Church, located six miles northeast of Blooming Prairie. On Sunday, May 20, Heimgartner baptized John William Dahl, son of...
The Owatonna boys’ golf team finished seven out of nine teams on Saturday at the Federated Insurance Open at the Owatonna Country Club. Northfield won the event with a score of 308. The Raiders were followed by Rochester Mayo (310), Lake City (312), Forest Lake (321), Prior Lake (332), Forest Lake’...
In Owatonna Jeff Kath’s name was synonymous with auctions. As an auctioneer for over 35 years, Kath drew local residents to each event with his entertaining approach to the art. It is a skill only few can master, and one which requires both personality and passion. Kath passed away earlier this...
Tom Peterson, chairman of the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial Committee, outlined the past history of the drive to create a veterans memorial in BP, and he looked into the future. Dedication of the memorial is planned for Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2018.
Saturday (May 19, 2018) was a special day in Blooming Prairie. It was the day when a dream became reality, a dream to have a veterans memorial paying tribute to the many veterans who have served from this area, or are related to current residents. Tom Peterson, chairman of the Veterans Memorial...

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