Thursday, May 23, 2019

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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...
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...

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