"It's a different world out there," commented new Blooming Prairie Schools Superintendent Chris Staloch as he walked the halls of the high school.
Staloch officially became the Blooming Prairie superintendent on July 1, succeeding Barry Olson.
Across town, Jacob Schwarz was starting his first day...
All her life Maxine Ronglien loved gardening and now her name will live on in the Maxine Ronglien Memorial Garden located on the former Minnesota State School grounds in Owatonna.
During the annual fall celebration and fundraiser on the grounds, the museum held a dedication ceremony for the garden...
As a former educator, Mary Larson knows the value of a quality education. That’s why it probably comes as little surprise that she has been pushing people to invest in young minds through the 761 Foundation over the past quarter of a century.
On Friday night, Larson and others representing the...
After a 46-0 shutout
at Rushford the open- ing week, the Awesome Blossom football team bettered that score by three points in a 49-0 battering over Wabasha-Kellogg in the Blossom home opener Friday, Sept. 6.
BP took a 34-0 lead into the halftime locker room and then coasted through the second...
Yes, Blooming Prairie did it
again for the Steele County Toys
for Tots campaign.
Harvey and Nancy Farr of J &
H Liquors represented the annual
BOB (Bikers of Blooming) ride
held on Aug. 17 by turning over
$17,500 to the Steele County Toys
for Tots program.
The Blooming Prairie contribution
The VFW parking lot in Owaton-
na was full of motorcycles Saturday morning as bikers prepared to take part in the eighth annual Jacob’s Run.
The event grew out of a tragic event, the suicide of 15-year-old Tri- ton student Jacob Sikel.
At the time no one thought that a simple motorcycle ride would...
Cindy LaBathe has been
sewing nearly all her life. For 40 of those years, she’s run Cindy’s Tailoring, Alterations & Dry Cleaning located at 130 E Vine St. in Owatonna.
“Both my grandmothers sewed and my mom
sewed,” LaBathe recalled. “It was just natural, ev- erybody sewed back then.” LaBathe...
Not a day goes by that Anna
Durst doesn’t grieve because of
something that has taken over
her husband’s body.
For nearly four years, Dr.
Ed Durst, 77, has been battling
Alzheimer’s disease. Since this
past March, Anna has been able
to no longer take care of him, and
he has been confined to a memory...
“This was such great fun
and isn’t it just amazing,”
said Blooming Prairie Cancer Group treasurer Cheri Krejci when reflecting on the 2019 cancer auctions.
Unofficial money figures indicate that another auctions record was set in raising mon- ey for the BP Cancer Group. Nearly $47,000 was raised...
Steele County has been
placed under quarantine
after a highly destructive tree
killing disease was discovered
On Sept. 4, the Minnesota
Department of Agriculture
confirmed that the Emerald
ash borer has been found within
the City of Medford. It’s the
first time the disease has been...