Friday, December 6, 2019

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A contingency of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church women work on processing strawberries for the upcoming Strawberry Festival on Tuesday, June 11. Removing berry stems are, from left: Joyce Peterson, Galen Peterson, Dorothy Peterson, Babe Doocy, Doris Draayer, Marlene Nelson, Holly Ille, Karen Beede, Verna Magnuson, Judy Wambeam, Marlys Peterson, Laura Tjomsland, Suzanne Hamersma, Orlie Grant, Louise Peterson and Karen Johnson.
"When we all work together, good things happen," said Marlys Peterson as she participated in a strawberry work fest recently at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, rural Austin. Women of Red Oak Grove plus one man cleaned 225 pounds of the red berries recently, in preparation for the 78th annual Red Oak...
These patriotic singers were in fine tune at the Blooming Prairie Memorial Day event on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Shown from left are: Mary Delzer, Paul Habermann, Tom Peterson, Tom Blome and Connie Habermann.
Severe weather didn’t stop area residents from paying tribute to the many fallen veterans who have served. Although the parades were cancelled due to heavy rain, both Blooming Prairie and Owatonna held Memorial Day Programs at the BP Servicemen’s Club and the Steele County Four Season Centre,...
Missy Fisher and Aaron Bourdage of Lucky 19 Sauce. Bourdage and Fisher took home the grand prize for professional competition at this year’s Smokin’ in Steele BBQ and Blues Festival, which was held this past weekend at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna.
There were no clouds this year at the 12th annual Smokin’ in Steele BBQ and Blues festival in Owatonna. The festival, which is held each year on the Steele County Fairgrounds, helps raise money for Special Olympics. “All the money goes to benefit charity,” Entertainment Director John Hammer...
Images from a special service held at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna to celebrate Trinity Lutheran Church’s 100-year anniversary. The service included a luncheon and was held on Sunday, April 28.
For 100 years Steele County residents have flocked to Trinity Lutheran Church to worship and come together. To celebrate the 100-year anniversary Trinity Lutheran Church held a special service at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna on April 28. More than a thousand people showed up for the service...
"Who can bark the loudest?" That was a challenge directors Derek Brookens and Danae DeShazer leveled at a group of wanna-be Totos during tryouts for a Wizard of Oz production last week at Blooming Prairie High School. The production carries the footprints of another professional and successful theatrical performance of the Prairie Fire Children's Theatre. This stop by two highly acclaimed actors was Prairie Fire's eighth visit. Prairie Fire is a professional touring theatre company based in Barrett, Minn.,
"Who can bark the loudest?" That was a challenge directors Derek Brookens and Danae DeShazer leveled at a group of wanna-be Totos during tryouts for a Wizard of Oz production last week at Blooming Prairie High School. The production carries the footprints of another professional and successful...
Alekzander Wilcox, 9, of Triton salutes the American flag during opening ceremonies of the ZED (Zumbro Education District) Activity Day at the Blooming Prairie High School track on Friday, May 10.
It was an exciting day for 150 special education kids on Friday, May 10 at the Blooming Prairie High School track. These students in grades K-6 were the star attractions on this special Zumbro Education District (ZED) Activity Day. It was the 29th annual ZED Activity Day. Mostly sunny skies...
Women of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church presented 10 quilts to Heidi Becker for her Warrior wagons project. Shown presenting the quilts at Guest Day at First Lutheran Church on Wednesday May 1 are: Judy Wambeam, Suzanne Hamersma and Linda Christianson.
It's about building trust in the Lord. That was an emotional message brought to a group of mostly women gathered at First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie on a chilly May Day. Attendance was listed at 120. It was a third annual Guest Day where Lutheran Church Women of First Lutheran invited...
It takes teamwork to pack over 101,000 food packs for the Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack. This team consists, from left to right, Tyler Anderson, Claire Staloch, Gabe Staloch and Kay Zellmer. They chanted: "1-2-3-4, Feeding Children with Four."
"For I was hungry and you gave me food." -- Matthew 25:35 This Bible verse printed on Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack t-shirts symbolized a community-wide effort in Blooming Prairie on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, to provide food for those in need around the world. First Lutheran Church...
Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce President Brad Meier, Corky’s tournament director Loren Deitz, Corky’s tournament founder Corky Ebeling, Doug Meier and Owatonna Mayor Tom Kuntz.
In his ten years as the tournament’s director, Loren Deitz has seen the field of teams more than double at the Corky’s Early Bird Softball Classic. On Saturday night, the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism recognized Deitz for the economical impact of the tournament. “We want to...
Danielle Hein and her twin sons, Gabe, left and Zack, right, recently volunteered to pack food at Feed My Starving Children headquarters in Eagan. They also will be helping with the mobile pack in Blooming Prairie on May 10-11.
"It's really cool that we can help other people in need," remarks Gabe Hein when reflecting on the Feed My Starving Children program. Gabe, his twin brother Zack and their mother and father, Danielle and Roger, recently helped pack food at the Feed My Starving Children warehouse in Eagan. The Heins...

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