Friday, December 6, 2019

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Jane Elsner, right, receives her award from Ryan Gillespie, president of Owatonna Business Women’s, after being named this year’s Woman of Achievement. Elsner thanked the crowd upon winning the award during the 47th Annual Woman of Achievement celebration.
This year marked the 100th anniversary of the Owatonna Business Women, and Jane Elsner was given the distinction of being named the Woman of Achievement during its 47th annual ceremony. Elsner was all smiles as she humbly received her award at the end of the night’s celebration March 8 at Torrey’s...
Andrew Langholz has taken over the reigns of city administrator in Blooming Prairie. He says BP is right where he wants to be.
Blooming Prairie’s new city administrator Andrew Langholz is right where he wants to be. Langholz, who started on Feb. 4, comes to BP with the experience the city was looking for, according his predecessor Mike Jones. “Everything has been moving along excellently,” Jones said. “I think we made the...
Medford’s Charley Elwood has his hand raised after winning the Class A 113-pound state championship at Xcel Energy Center.
SAINT PAUL — Medford’s Charley Elwood couldn’t contain his excitement after winning the 113-pound Class A state championship on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center. So he took a victory lap around the backstage corridor area. “It was just a little walk to let it soak in,” he said moments after defeating...
They competed against one another but they were best of friends after the 28th Annual Blooming Prairie District Spelling Bee went into the history books. Giving one another high fives are Abby Smith (second) at left and Jaylee Schleicher (first), right.
Twelve spellers (six from each Regional Spelling Bee) competed in the Final Spelling Bee on Feb. 27 at the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester.  These 12 students were narrowed down from 75 students from 36 districts in Southeast Minnesota who participated in the two Regional Spelling Bees...
A row of spruce trees planted in the mid-1970s is creating controversy along Interstate 35 at Highway 30 by Ellendale. Snow drifts of 5 to 14 feet high piled up in the area, forcing officials to close the freeway for more than 36 hours during the Feb. 23 blizzard. Motorists are concerned about the safety hazard the trees create.
A line of spruce trees along Interstate 35 at Highway 30 by Ellendale is drawing new criticism of being a safety hazard during blizzards for motorists. The recent Feb. 23 blizzard caused substantial drifting along the I-35 corridor outside of Ellendale that led to drifts from 5 to 14 feet high. The...
State Trooper William Tjon accepts the award for Peace Officer of the Year from Exchange Club of Steele County President Steve Frodl. Tjon’s boss, Lt. Brian Buck, left, was also there to congratulate him.
This year’s honor for Peace Officer of the Year went to State Trooper William Tjon, who gracefully accepted the award from the Exchange Club of Steele County on Feb. 22. Trooper Tjon hails from Twin Valley, Minn., and has served as a state trooper in Steele and Rice counties for 12 years. During...
Members of the Owatonna Area Retired Educators Association have bundled area children with extra love and warmth this winter. OAREA provided 60 hats and more than 20 pairs of mittens and gloves to Wilson Elementary in Owatonna. Shown with students Gavin Becker and Ray Baycado are back row from left: Alisha Field, social worker at Wilson, Gaylene Steckelberg, Cherry Schwartz and Gary Schwartz, all members of OAREA.
Some area children are being bundled with extra love and warmth this winter. The Owatonna Area Retired Educators Association recently completed its collection efforts for cold weather hats, mittens and gloves for students at Wilson Elementary School in Owatonna. Members delivered 60 hats and more...
The demon barber himself, Sweeney Todd played by Patrick McColley, glowers and scowls on stage in Little Theatre of Owatonna’s production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
In the Little Theatre’s newest production, there’s a killer barber on the loose, but putting together a unique and large-scale production like this wouldn’t be possible without a skilled and dedicated team. Kathy Purdie, the technical director for Little Theatre’s production of “Sweeney Todd: The...
State public safety officials are hoping to make a lasting impression on teenagers across Minnesota through a video recounting the horror a Dodge County family has faced over a teenager who made a fatal mistake. The Minnesota State Patrol has rolled out “Lasting Impact,” a video about Logan Maas, a...
Kelli Naatz and Andy Jacobson became engaged just before Christmas and plan to get married in June.
Minnesota’s largest county fair produces more than just fair food, fun and exhibits. It also produces love and romance. Just ask Andy Jacobson and Kelli Naatz, former Steele County 4-H members who grew up showing at the Steele County Fair in Owatonna. Just two days before Christmas, Jacobson and...

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