Friday, December 6, 2019

Community

Torey’s Restaurant & Bar at its new downtown location at 208 North Cedar Ave. in Owatonna. The restaurant recently completed a move and opened its doors in December of last year.
After 15 years located just off Bridge Street in Owatonna, Torey’s Restaurant & Bar decided to make a move to downtown when the opportunity to scoop up a good location fell into their hands. “The possible opportunity for this building was available and we talked about it and slowly pursued it...
Pastor Mike Walerius of First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie holds a Tootsie Roll bank that will be used as a fundraiser for a Blooming Prairie community Feed My Starving Children project.
An ambitious goal it is, admits the Rev. Mike Walerius, associate pastor of First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie. Pastor Walerius said the goal of a Blooming Prairie community project is to pack 101,000 meals in two days and send them to the needy in all parts of the world.  The work project...
: This owl sculpted by the Spencer family won first prize at the Snow Sculpture Competition held in Owatonna last weekend. The sculpture will be available for viewing at Central Park until it melts.
Although last weekend saw many Owatonna Winter Weekend Out events canceled or rescheduled due to a cold and snowy prelude of this week’s polar vortex, other events such as the Snow Sculpture Competition went ahead as scheduled. “We were happy we were able to pull off the Snow Sculpture Competition...
Andrea Rumpza, a 2004 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School has been fighting Lyme disease for more than 10 years. She says she was not diagnosed early enough and now is seeking suitable treatment.
It's been nearly 10 years that Andrea Rumpza, began to battle Lyme disease. The fight goes on 10 years later. Rumpza, 32, is an Awesome Blossom, graduating from Blooming Prairie High School in 2004. She is the daughter of Diane and Bruce Rumpza of Blooming Prairie. Andrea is single and currently...
 Beau Jones poses with three of his children at his graduation from the Steele Waseca Drug Court at the Steele County Courthouse on Jan. 30. From left are Keylan Jones, 7; Boniecanna Jones, 4 and Dorisha Jones, 5. Mom is Helena Shaw.
"This is more than a graduation from the Steele Waseca Drug Court. It is a commencement, or a new beginning." Those were the words of Third District Steele County Judge Joseph A. Bueltel as he addressed the 38th and 39th gradates of the Steele Waseca Drug Court on Wednesday, Jan. 30. A nearly...
The search for a new superintendent in Blooming Prairie School District 757 has continued to pick up steam with the job being officially posted on Jan. 30. Current superintendent Barry Olson will retire on June 30. The job has been posted internally and externally, reports Blooming Prairie School...
Trevor Kruckeberg is the manager of Kruckeberg Services, which includes sanitation and recycling services. He is shown by a truck graphically wrapped by Trevor's brother's firm, KIK Graphics.
A couple of enterprising young men are raising the Kruckeberg name to higher business levels. These men just happen to be twins Trevor and Tyler Kruckeberg. The twins are 28 and have been involved in business circles at Minimizer for many of their younger years. Tyler is the owner of KIK Graphics,...
A veteran Steele County highway worker is under investigation after being involved in a crash while working last fall that caused more than $20,000 of damages to utility lines in Owatonna. County administrator Scott Golberg confirmed that David Jensen faces possible disciplinary action once an...
All those in attendance including members from the Dinka, Nuer, and Anyuak tribes, gather for a group photo celebrating the covenant and the peaceful ties these groups all currently enjoy away from the civil strife plaguing their country.
On Saturday, Jan. 26, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Owatonna hosted a landmark signing. The signing established a covenant between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Africa-Mission in South Sudan. There to sign the covenant were Rev. Dr. Rafael...
These Blooming Prairie Youth Club kids have some fun on the ice.
It's been 16 months since the Blooming Prairie Boys & Girls Club split from the regional organization and became its own youth group. "I feel the club is settling in" after reorganizing into a youth group of its own, says Bryce Schlichter, co-president of the Blooming Prairie Youth Club. He...

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