Sunday, October 20, 2019

Community

The 2018 Firefighter Banquet will be held on Monday, Oct. 15 at the Owatonna VFW beginning with a social at 6 p.m. and followed by dinner at 6:30.   Ticket price is $20 per person and tickets are available at Owatonna InstyPrints, Owatonna City Administration Building and Kottkes. Deadline to...
Steele County Indivisible partnered with Solar Connection, Inc. in order to present a solar energy seminar and discussion in celebration of Clean Energy Week. The seminar was held at the Owatonna Public Library and featured solar energy expert Chris Olofson, who spoke on the importance and...
Rachel Harberts taught 16 years in the Blooming Prairie School system. The BP Elementary School was her home away from home and the school of choice for her two children.
With purple hearts over his shoulder on his office window, Blooming Prairie Elementary School Principal Chris Staloch said the staff, students and community must "stick together." He was reflecting on ways students, parents, staff and community must deal with the loss of an elementary teacher and...
A Touch of Charm of Blooming Prairie has a new owner and it will also soon have a new name, Prairie Home Floral, Decor & Gifts. Former owner Leanne Hanson, left, is shown with new owner Jacqueline Reiter Vorlicek.
It's now official. A Touch of Charm, a floral and gift shop at 330 East Main St. in Blooming Prairie, has a new owner. Leanne Hanson, proprietor of A Touch of Charm for almost 30 years, announced that the business has been sold and is now owned by Jacqueline Reiter Vorlicek. The business will also...
A lemonade stand was created by three boys who were students in Rachel Harberts' first grade class a year ago. Their teacher, Mrs. Harberts, and her daughter were killed in a car crash Sept. 7. Shown from left are Levi Staska, Owen Gimbel and Payton Lembke. Pictured in the back left is Brad Staska, who had Harberts as a teacher 12 years ago.
Sitting beneath a large umbrella and shade tree, some youngsters and adults encouraged passersby on Third Street SE to stop and have a glass of lemonade, and at the same time, remember the Harberts family. The lemonade stand was set up by three friends who were students of first grade teacher...
Rachel Harberts, 43, of Dodge Center passed away around 5:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester about two days after her family made the difficult decision to pull her off life support.
A beloved grade school teacher in Blooming Prairie has died from the injuries she suffered in the car crash that initially killed her 8-year-old daughter. Rachel Harberts, 43, of Dodge Center passed away around 5:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester about two days after her family...
Robert Sikel and Rally Witzel stand next to their trailer with the American flag blowing in the breeze. Each year Sikel and Witzel get an idea for an area they’d like to plan the ride around and scout the route together.
With the sun shining and a light autumn breeze, it was a perfect Saturday to be out riding on the road. For those who took part in the seventh annual Jacob’s Run, there was no where else they’d rather be. The yearly event, which departs from Owatonna and circles through chosen destinations before...
John Kraling of Blooming Prairie is always willing to be a model for Cuts for a Cure, part of the BP Cancer Group's Paint BP Pink activities. Here, he shows a fish he caught recently. "I was going to the hardware store but don't think I will now," he laughed.
It may sound like a broken record and it is. The 18th Annual Blooming Prairie Cancer Group benefit auctions, part of the Paint Blooming Prairie Pink event on Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9 brought in $45,000, reports Cheri Krejci, treasurer of the organization.  This year’s auction total...
Emerson Harberts, a third grader at Blooming Prairie Elementary school, is shown participating in Vacation Bible School activities at First Lutheran Church early this summer. She especially liked  showing off her prowess with a hula hoop.
Tragedy has marred the new school year in Blooming Prairie just days after school began as a third grader was killed in a car crash on her way to classes. Emerson Harberts, 8, of Dodge Center died instantly in the vehicle driven by her mother Friday morning along a stretch of roadway in Dodge...
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 ...

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