Friday, February 21, 2020


Blooming Prairie High School senior Riley Millam discusses his creation of a special application for conjugation of Spanish verbs with members of the Arkema Citizens Advisory Panel.
WOW! That reaction was echoed by members of the Arkema Citizens Advisory Panel (CAP) at a regular monthly meeting held at the Blooming Prairie City Center on June 13. The WOW factor was provided by Blooming Prairie High School senior Riley Millam, who was the featured speaker at the regular meeting...
Children’s book author Mary Bleckwell of Northfield visited New Richland Hartland Ellendale Geneva Elementary School on Wednesday, May 23 and encouraged students to write. She is shown with fifth graders Gavin Sletten and Georgia Zimtrich who helped her portray two of her characters from “Henry! You’re late AGAIN.”
Want to be an author? Take something unexpected in your life and turn it into something good, children’s book author Mary Bleckwell challenged New Richland Hartland Ellendale Geneva (NRHEG) Elementary School students. The Northfield author visited over 400 NRHEG Elementary School students just...
Past VFW Commander Joe Wacek, left, and Ken Trom, representing both the American Legion and VFW of Blooming Prairie, showed Blooming Prairie Elementary School third graders how the American flag is to be folded in honor of a veteran.
Third graders at Blooming Prairie Elementary School respectfully saluted America on a recent school day just before Memorial Day. Forty-three third graders of teachers Angie Avery, Becky Johnson and Chelsea Van Roeckel welcomed members of American Legion Post 52, VFW Post 878 and their auxiliaries...
Blooming Prairie Elementary School sixth grader Brandon Ripka drew double duty on Friday, May 4 at the 2018 BP Elementary Spring Concert. He handed out programs and also sang as part of the sixth grade music section.
Nearly half of the students attending Blooming Prairie Elementary School participated in a Spring Concert Friday, May 4 at the elementary school. Students in the concert represented grades 4-6 and totaled 187. Family members, friends and staff filled the BP Elementary School gymnasium for the 1:30...
The kids of the Blooming Prairie School District are the recipients of a caring community.  The existence of the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation proves that point. The 15th Annual BP Ed Auctions are scheduled for Saturday at the Pizza Cellar and Cue Company. As soon as the 14th annual...
That sincere greeting was conveyed to Arkema plant manager David Price by Blooming Prairie Elementary School third grade teacher Angie Avery.  Avery was one of four teachers participating in the annual Arkema Science Teachers Program workshop at the Arkema plant located on the north side of...
Young minds are often cooking up the most brilliant ideas, even when stereotype says kids aren’t old enough to make a difference. Two years ago, sixth graders from Owatonna proved that they could do something extraordinary, regardless of their age. Under the direction of teacher Jennifer Hanson,...
DJ Stender is embarking on his Eagle Scout project. He has noticed a place of improvement at Blooming Prairie High School. For his Eagle Scout project, he has proposed the idea of implementing a cement patio on the south side of the main entrance. “It would help benefit the school by making the...
As part of their graduation, the kindergartners at NRHEG Elementary school were asked to think about what they wanted to be when they grew up. Miss Talamantes’s class: Chrysantha Aronson-  Kindergarten Teacher August Bethke- Teacher Isaac Calcamuggio- a Dad Benjamin Carlson- Dirt Bike Rider Brandon...
A sea of blue caps stretched across the arena floor, as over 300 hundred Owatonna seniors sat ready to graduate. Owatonna High School principal Mark Randall welcomed the graduating students and thanked them for all the work they had done over the last several years in their school and in their...


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