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...
The Awesome Blossom
volleyball team won a home opener match Aug.
27, over JWP easily, dis- playing excellent team- work and a good attitude along the way.
None of the three games put much pressure on the home team.
As Coach Renee Kittel- son commented, “It was a great win tonight for our home...
Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for pro- posals in three categories: Arts & Cultural Heritage, Presenter/Production As- sistance, and Small Towns/ Rural Areas.
All proposed projects must begin no earlier than Dec. 1, and be completed within 12 months, culmi- nating in a...
As of Aug. 28, the
Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca reports growing degree units (GDUs) since May 1 are 5% less than normal. The Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton reports GDUs are behind as well, running
5.8% behind the long-term average as of Aug. 26. Corn has...