Sunday, January 26, 2020


Marilyn Heinz, left and Vivian Ulrich helped wrap gifts on a recent Monday morning to benefit the needy at the Marie Sandvik Center of Minneapolis.
Christmas is a time of giving and receiving. It's only August but that giving and receiving spirit has been kindled by the women of First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie. Some busy First Lutheran church women and some other volunteers met at the church on a recent Monday morning to wrap shoe...
The Blooming Prairie Elementary School has become a new home for Jacob (Jake) Schwarz. He recently took over as principal of the school after serving three years as a principal at the Grand Meadow High School and Middle School.
Jacob (Jake) Schwarz says he is "blessed" and "honored" to be the new principal at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School. "I have some big shoes to fill," Schwarz said in making reference to succeeding Chris Staloch, previous BP Elementary principal who has now become the Blooming Prairie...
A Steele County jury has found a man with a violent history who attacked and stabbed a woman with a knife guilty of attempted murder. On Friday, the jury returned a guilty verdict against Ron Jaeger, 36, of Rochester in Steele County District Court. He was convicted of second-degree attempted...
Third grade teacher Wendy Schultz, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva discussed the environment kit her team chose during Science Teacher Days at Arkema in Blooming Prairie.
It's called a smart investment. Arkema Inc. of Blooming Prairie has been grooming future engineers since 1996 when the chemical plant made a commitment to provide area schools with the resources to educate their students further in the realm of science. Six teachers from southeastern Minnesota...
After a year’s absence, David “The Bullet” Smith will be returning to the Steele County Free Fair. Twice a day he will be thrilling fair goers as he is shot out of a cannon over the GoldStar Midway. Performance times will be 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. on...
Third District Judge Joseph A. Bueltel presents a Community Partner award to two members of the Owatonna Community Education team who helps Steele Waseca Drug Court participants earn their GED. Shown with Judge Bueltel are award recipients Angela Donlon and Kimberly Reyant. Judge Carol Hanks and Nicole Grams, Drug Court coordinator are also pictured.
It takes a lot of partners to make the programs work, said Assistant Third District Chief Judge Joseph A. Bueltel when addressing the products of the Steele Waseca Drug Court. Judge Bueltel represents the Steele County side and Judge Carol Hanks works with the Waseca County part of the program....
Henry Sundine became a police officer at Blooming Prairie Night Out on Tuesday night, July 30. He is the son of Shawn and Marcy Sundine of Blooming Prairie.
It was a doubleheader of sorts at the Blooming Prairie Police Department's National Night Out on Tuesday, July 30 at Central Park in Blooming Prairie. The BP Police Department with area businesses sponsored the third annual Blooming Prairie Night Out on Tuesday, July 30. The weather conditions...
Don and Martha Pauley, owners of the oldest car at Gus’ Car Show. The couple are the third owners of a 1910 Sears and Roebuck Buggy.
On a warm Saturday morning, around 150 cars lined the back lot of the History Center, including convertibles, custom jobs, classics, Model Ts, and automobiles from every decade in history. The event, in its fifth year, helps to raise money for the Steele County Historical Society, specifically for...
As we close in on September, Blooming Prairie is getting ready to paint the town pink once again, a symbol of a "Fight for a Cure" for cancer. The Blooming Prairie Cancer Group is a very active community organization of volunteers eagerly working to find a cure for cancer. This year marks the 19th...
Glen Johnson works with a youngster in tying up a calf during a recent Cow Camp at the Clover Glen Farm in eastern Steele County. Johnson and his wife, Deb, are being recognized as the Farm Family of the Year for Steele County
Glen Johnson admits he was a “little surprised” when he found out his farm operation has been named the Farm Family of the Year for Steele County. Johnson and his wife, Deb McDermott-Johnson, own Clover Glen Farms located in the far eastern part of the county. Johnson said he’s surprised because it...


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