Saturday, November 17, 2018

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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 ...
Here's a closeup of the special flag unveiled in memory of longtime  Blooming Prairie Cancer Group promoter Philip Milton. "No one fights alone" is the message on the flag. Milton died of cancer on July 15, 2018.
 There was something different about painting Blooming Prairie pink with 250 flags this year.  The something different on Sunday afternoon was the absence of Philip Milton, a member of the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group for many years. Milton died of cancer on July 15. Milton was always there, even...
"Oooh, this is hard work!" Peyton Peterson of Blooming Prairie helped out his dad, Jake, a BP fireman, shuck some sweet corn for the annual brat and sweet corn feed on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Records are meant to be broken. That's what happened Saturday, Aug. 25 at the 11th Annual Blooming Prairie Fire Department Brat and Sweet Corn Feed held at the fire hall when 650 enjoyed some delicious food. Firefighter Mike Hoffman manned a donations table and encouraged visitors to place freewill...
Milo Dahlin of Ellendale is operating Schem’s Kettle Corn at area festivals and community celebrations. He most recently sold kettle corn by the Village of Yesteryear through the Steele County Historical Society during the Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna. Dahlin is a former sheriff’s deputy.
After 25 years of protecting and serving people through law enforcement, a former sheriff’s deputy is popping and serving up something a little different these days. Milo Dahlin of Ellendale began operating Schem’s Kettle Corn this summer at various festivals and events around the area, including...
Carl and Denise Wieman of Owatonna organized this year’s annual MS River Road Run. Motorcyclists left Leo’s South in Lakeville Saturday morning and traveled 280 miles across southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The Wiemans say they ride for one reason—to help those with MS.
With a passion to help others, Carl and Denise Wieman of Owatonna are on a crusade to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. The Wiemans have found a unique way of combining their love for motorcycling as well as helping raise money for MS research. They are one of the organizers for the 33rdannual MS...
The top Steele County Senior Citizens awards were presented by the Steele County Exchange Club with the cooperation of the Steele County Free Fair and Senior Place during ceremonies on Senior Day last Thursday. Mary Larson and Gene Kispert received the awards.
Both outstanding senior citizens for Steele County expressed extreme humility when accepting the 2018 Senior Citizen of the Year awards on Thursday at the Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna. Mary Larson, 82, of Claremont was selected the top woman senior citizen and Gene Kispert, 87, of Owatonna...
Josh Wells of Owatonna puts the last minute touches to his Brat Dog stand located near the Children’s FFA Barnyard on the fairgrounds Sunday afternoon. Wells will be featuring brats from Steve’s Meat Market in Ellendale. “This is our first year. We have high hopes,” he said. The Steele County Fair opens today (Tuesday) in Owatonna and continues through Sunday.
Putting together the state’s largest county fair is no easy task in a normal year. But then add in what has transpired over the past year for officials at the Steele County Free Fair, it nearly becomes overwhelming.  Despite a year filled with obstacles and hurdles, the Steele County Fair kicks...

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