As a former educator, Mary Larson knows the value of a quality education. That’s why it probably comes as little surprise that she has been pushing people to invest in young minds through the 761 Foundation over the past quarter of a century.
On Friday night, Larson and others representing the...
After a 46-0 shutout
at Rushford the open- ing week, the Awesome Blossom football team bettered that score by three points in a 49-0 battering over Wabasha-Kellogg in the Blossom home opener Friday, Sept. 6.
BP took a 34-0 lead into the halftime locker room and then coasted through the second...
Yes, Blooming Prairie did it
again for the Steele County Toys
for Tots campaign.
Harvey and Nancy Farr of J &
H Liquors represented the annual
BOB (Bikers of Blooming) ride
held on Aug. 17 by turning over
$17,500 to the Steele County Toys
for Tots program.
The Blooming Prairie contribution
The VFW parking lot in Owaton-
na was full of motorcycles Saturday morning as bikers prepared to take part in the eighth annual Jacob’s Run.
The event grew out of a tragic event, the suicide of 15-year-old Tri- ton student Jacob Sikel.
At the time no one thought that a simple motorcycle ride would...
Cindy LaBathe has been
sewing nearly all her life. For 40 of those years, she’s run Cindy’s Tailoring, Alterations & Dry Cleaning located at 130 E Vine St. in Owatonna.
“Both my grandmothers sewed and my mom
sewed,” LaBathe recalled. “It was just natural, ev- erybody sewed back then.” LaBathe...
Not a day goes by that Anna
Durst doesn’t grieve because of
something that has taken over
her husband’s body.
For nearly four years, Dr.
Ed Durst, 77, has been battling
Alzheimer’s disease. Since this
past March, Anna has been able
to no longer take care of him, and
he has been confined to a memory...
“This was such great fun
and isn’t it just amazing,”
said Blooming Prairie Cancer Group treasurer Cheri Krejci when reflecting on the 2019 cancer auctions.
Unofficial money figures indicate that another auctions record was set in raising mon- ey for the BP Cancer Group. Nearly $47,000 was raised...
Steele County has been
placed under quarantine
after a highly destructive tree
killing disease was discovered
On Sept. 4, the Minnesota
Department of Agriculture
confirmed that the Emerald
ash borer has been found within
the City of Medford. It’s the
first time the disease has been...
It was kind of a trifecta for a
Steele County 4-Her at this year’s
4-H Livestock Auction during the
Minnesota State Fair.
Not only was Lauren Arthur of Owatonna chosen to present Minnesota’s governor with a 4-H t-shirt, she also earned a $1,000 scholarship at the auction on Aug. 24. She capped it...
For Stacy Burton, her
vacation is mostly all work.
Burton takes off 14 days from her normal routine as a mother and civic booster around Owatonna to work at the Minnesota State Fair. She’s in charge of operat- ing Ole and Lena’s, a food trailer owned by Dave and Renae Jeno of Owatonna. Their...