Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Guests at the Star of Hope service and lighting ceremony take pause to remember long-time volunteer Phyllis Rowe, who passed away in November. Staff photo by Laura Berndt
Area residents gathered at DayBreak Community Church in Owatonna on Sunday for the Star of Hope service and lighting ceremony. Speakers and musicians shared a message of love and hope, while benefiting a worthy cause.  Donations to the Star of Hope event will go toward the Patient Care Fund, which...
Gerry Gunderson, of Owatonna, rings the bell at Hy-Vee Grocery store in one of his dozen shifts as he volunteers his time. Staff photo by Anna Segner
With less volunteers ringing bells near the red kettles in local store fronts, Steele County’s Salvation Army has raised much less money than it has in past years. This year, Black Friday donations to the Red Kettle campaign only amounted to about one-third of funds raised last year. In 2014 Black...
Ann Weedman (right) cheers as she is crowned the 2015 Blooming Prairie Scrooge. Staff photo by James Knoop
The air was fresh and crisp. Main street lights and decorations were hung and on display, and music filled the air as Blooming Prairie community members gathered to celebrate Christmas in their hometown last Friday. Running from mid-afternoon to late evening, guests had their pick of the crop when...
Hometown Pizza & BBQ, located at 301 East Fifth Avenue in Ellendale, opened in late September and serves a variety of pizzas, BBQ platters and other meals.
Hometown Pizza & BBQ, in Ellendale, is a family-owned restaurant that offers a family-friendly atmosphere for its guests.  The restaurant opened in late September and offers its namesake pizza and barbecue platters, in addition to pastas, sides, sandwiches and more. Located at 301 East Fifth...
A Level III Community Notification meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Dec. 3, at the Steele County History Center in Owatonna. Sean Patrick McKee, 30, has been convicted of a criminal sexual conduct and will be residing in the vicinity of 44th Avenue and U.S. Highway 14 East in Owatonna, according to...
Blooming Prairie High School received a donation of 40 flags from the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club and its membership at the BPHS on Thursday morning. From left to right are Blooming Prairie High School Principal John Worke, Gary Thorson, Tom Walters and Doug Johnson. They are holding one of the flags that will soon be displayed in BPHS classrooms.
Blooming Prairie High School is now home to 40 more flags, thanks to a generous donation from the Booming Prairie Servicemen’s Club and its membership.  Last Thursday, Gary Thorson, Tom Walters and Doug Johnson, on behalf of the Servicemen’s Club and its members, presented 40 American flags to...
The Owatonna Police Department is investigating several incidents involving thefts from commercial business locations that resulted in the loss of construction equipment, trailers, a skid steer and a semi-tractor. There were also attempted thefts of an ATV and an ATM machine. According to reports,...
The Steele County Administration building was busy after the votes closed on Nov. 3. Many gathered to be the first to know the results of the Owatonna School District’s request for the $77.9 bond referendum.
After 10:30 p.m. at the Steele County Administration Building, there were cheers for news that the voters approved the K-8 bond referendum. In fact, after a ward and precinct voted yes, one of the referendum supporters rang a cowbell.  Owatonna School District voters approved the $77.9 bond...
Quilter Martha Waddell wrapped the quilt she made for veteran Earle Taylor around his shoulders at the presentation of the Quilts of Valor at VFW on Oct. 20. Waddell is one of 10,000 volunteers of the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Three veterans were gifted handmade quilts as a token of appreciation from the Quilts of Valor Foundation.  Quilter Martha Waddell of Northfield not only worked on the quilts herself, but she was able to wrap the finished quilt around the shoulders of the three veterans at the VFW Auxiliary meeting...
After 8,649 votes were tallied, Owatonna School district’s $77.9 million bond referendum has been passed. The results were 57.3% yes and 42.7% no. Out of the eleven ward and precincts, only one leaned towards no. The rural votes swung 33.4% yes. Though a few were close, all of the other ward and...

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