Tuesday, January 21, 2020


A chapter held its annual awards banquet. As always it was held in the BPHS commons and was catered by Superior Foods. The banquet is the last meeting with graduating seniors before inducting 2017-2018 officer team.  The 2017-2018 officer team: President - Ethan Arett, Vice President - Tim Wolf,...
Hats off to Medford’s youngest scholars. On June 1, Medford’s kindergarten classes celebrated their graduation to the first grade. This is the first time Medford elementary has ever celebrated a kindergarten graduation. Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Padgett, and Mrs. Trapp’s classes processed onto the...
One of America’s best principals is coming back to the Owatonna School District as the second in command. Michelle Krell of Blooming Prairie will begin July 1 as the director of teaching and learning for Owatonna Schools. She looks at her new job as being the “assistant superintendent,” though it’s...
Last week marked the annual Owatonna Educators Awards and Recognition Banquet hosted by the Owatonna Education Association. It was held at Monterey Ballroom on May 10 with a dinner and award ceremony and about 200 people in attendance. The night honors teachers who are retiring or reaching...
“Good morning Mr. Arndt.” That refrain was heard over and over as Blooming Prairie first grader Talon Arndt made his classroom rounds as principal for the day at Blooming Prairie Elementary School. Thanks to his parents, Lori and Nate, Talon, 7 was given the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of...
Nothing was going to deter Blooming Prairie High School junior Megan Grunklee from participating in the 2017 BPHS Prom Grand March on Saturday afternoon, April 29. Let’s go back to Feb. 19, 2017. On that date, Megan was involved in a severe one-vehicle accident near Waseca. Megan suffered a spinal...
Mark Ristau
Medford’s search for a new superintendent has come to an early conclusion. Mark Ristau, Medford’s current elementary school principal, was announced as the school board’s pick at the last board meeting. Ristau would be replacing Rich Dahman who is taking over as superintendent in Winona. “A new...
There’s a bit confusion on Owatonna high school’s stage this spring. There are mistaken identities, accidental deaths, and lovers’ spats, and that’s just all in the first act of the high school’s latest comedy, Lend Me a Tenor. Under the direction of Erik Eitrheim, a cast of eight students is...
There’s nothing better than skipping school and going to The Bakery located on East Main Street in Blooming Prairie. Fifteen students in a Blooming Prairie High School creative foods class had the opportunity one day last week to not actually skip school but to be part of a bus trip across town...


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