Friday, December 6, 2019


Pure elation takes over Blossoms Coach Chad Gimbel as he jumps into the arms of one of his assistants just seconds after his team captured Blooming Prairie’s first ever state football title. The Blossoms easily rolled over BOLD 41-15 to claim the state Class 1A title Nov. 29 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Relentless pressure on both sides of the ball pounded BOLD into submission, and the Awesome Blossom football team laid claim to its first state championship in school history and the number one rank in Class 1A football. The final 41-15 score pretty much indicated the dominance of the Blossoms....
It’s understandable if the Awesome Blossoms were a bit nervous at halftime. After all, the BOLD Warriors had just scored to trim Blooming Prairie’s lead to just six points, and the Awesome Blossoms had lost to BOLD in last year’s state tournament after a similarly close score at halftime. However,...
The Medford Tigers volleyball team recently brought home third place at the state tournament in St. Paul. Members of this year’s team included: top row, from left: Assistant coach Haily Bliss, assistant coach Trisha Chell, Brooke Purrier, Julia Niles, Mackenzie Kellen, Kinsey Cronin, Clara Kniefel...
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency’s (SMMPA) member municipal utilities have committed to establishing an electric vehicle (EV) charging network to help facilitate the transition to EVs in Greater Minnesota. Participating members will be installing a DC Fast Charger and two dual-port level 2...
With five different patterns at her side, Jean Westberg kept her sewing machine humming nearly non-stop for the past two years in an effort to make 14 quilts in time for her 50th class reunion in Owatonna. The recipients were classmates who served in the military.
Consider this Jean Westberg’s coming-out reunion of sorts. For nearly two years, West and her trusty Janome sewing machine had a secret bottled up inside of them. Together, the two executed a plan that took Westberg’s classmates by total surprise at their 50th class reunion from Marian High School...
During last week’s regular council meeting, the City of Medford opted to make a few tweaks to its ordinances in order to allow pet stores and zoos to operate on commercial property within the city. The primary reason for this change is the future relocation of the Reptile & Amphibian Discovery...
Old enough to be drafted into American military service in 1943, Blooming Prairie resident Ernie Betlach said he didn't have much choice of whether to serve or not. "I was given the choice of which branch I wanted to serve and I chose the United States Navy because my brother Frank joined the Navy...
St. Mary’s School Business Manager Connie Lembke receives a $25,000 Challenge check from Steve Hoeppner, vice president of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.
St. Mary’s School recently received a $25,000 check for successfully completing a challenge they were offered by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.  Schulze is the founder and chairman emeritus of Best Buy Co., Inc. The Foundation’s mission is to create transformational impact in several...
Leaders of the Owatonna Parkinson's Support Group, Sandi Tobin, left, and Ardis Woods, right, visit with Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Dr. Kai J. Miller at a recent Support Group meeting at the Owatonna Public Library. Miller is one of two neurosurgeons at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
An expert in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), a treatment for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia, spoke to members of the Owatonna Parkinson's Support Group at a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 25 at the Owatonna Public Library. Sharing his thoughts about DBS was Dr. Kai J. Miller, a...
For the first time in the school’s history, the Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms are state football champions! The Blossoms captured the Minnesota State Class 1A Championship Title Friday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Blooming Prairie is celebrating after defeating BOLD 41-15.  A...


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