Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Danielle Hein and her twin sons, Gabe, left and Zack, right, recently volunteered to pack food at Feed My Starving Children headquarters in Eagan. They also will be helping with the mobile pack in Blooming Prairie on May 10-11.
"It's really cool that we can help other people in need," remarks Gabe Hein when reflecting on the Feed My Starving Children program. Gabe, his twin brother Zack and their mother and father, Danielle and Roger, recently helped pack food at the Feed My Starving Children warehouse in Eagan. The Heins...
The exterior of the new Steele County Public Works Building located off Highway 14 in Owatonna. The new building will be completely finished in early summer and is set to house all of the public works staff and equipment.
At a total budgeted cost of $10,752,000, Steele County’s new Public Works Building will begin its fully operation status this summer. Some county staff have already begun moving into the new facility, which is located just off Highway 14. “We received a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy this week...
A harsh winter often means a spring and summer of road repair. This leads to dollars and effort spent on road maintenance by counties each year. During the regular county board meeting, Steele County Commissioners were offered a resolution for transportation funding from County Engineer Greg Ilkka...
It's back to Wisconsin for a converted Minnesotan, Pastor Lindsay (Stolen) Brennan. She spent the last 7 1/2 years as pastor of a rural congregation at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, rural Austin. She says Red Oak Grove reminded her of the church she "grew up in" nearby Edgerton in south central...
Hannah Noel Lager, 24, was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Kansas April 24. She is pictured with her husband, Austin Lager. They were married in Blooming Prairie last June.
A pregnant school teacher originally from Blooming Prairie has been killed in a motor vehicle crash in Kansas. Hannah Noel Lager, 24, of Atchison, Kan., and her unborn child, Matthias, were killed in a two-vehicle wreck on K-4 Highway north of Valley Falls April 24. The crash happened just after 7:...
For a moment on Saturday night, April 27, Shelby Zempel and Scott McCauley thought they were John Travolta and Olivia Newton John performing a popular number from Grease. The duo, not a married couple but friends for many years, won the 2019 Dancing With Our Steele County Stars competition staged...
Comedy ensues as an ensemble of eccentric characters spend a crazy vacation in an Arkansas fishing inn in the new comedy “Farce of Habit” showing at the Little Theatre of Owatonna.
The Little Theatre of Owatonna’s newest production has all the ingredients of a good comedy. There’s an uptight businessman, a policewoman with a bold personality, a nun, a husband and wife who run a fishing lodge, their son and daughter-in-law, and an axe murderer on the loose, all thrown together...
"It's OK to get stuck, to fail and to eventually get through it," said Blooming Prairie High School robotics coach Sarah Oelkers when addressing the Arkema CAP (Citizens Advisory Panel) group. Oelkers, her assistant coach (Brandon Oelkers) and Wrench Warmers team members Riley Millam, Viridiana Villarreal and Baylee Sorensen came to a recent meeting of Arkema CAP members to inform the group about the Wrench Warmers success during the past season. Millam was on the Drive team and served as a programmer. Vill
"It's OK to get stuck, to fail and to eventually get through it," said Blooming Prairie High School robotics coach Sarah Oelkers when addressing the Arkema CAP (Citizens Advisory Panel) group. Oelkers, her assistant coach (Brandon Oelkers) and Wrench Warmers team members Riley Millam, Viridiana...
The Heimgartners of Blooming Prairie proudly displayed their trophies won in the 8th Annual Dancing with Our Steele County Stars last year at Medford High School. Heidi and Paul are shown with sons Jonathan and Luke.
A culmination of over two months of practicing their dance moves will be on display Saturday, April 27 when the 9th Annual Dancing With Our Steele County Stars goes on stage. The Medford High School auditorium will be the site of this popular fundraising event sponsored by the Healthy Seniors of...
"I didn't give him the chance to say 'no,'" said Kelly LaMotte when discussing how she and Derrick became one of the eight couples to be entered in the 2019 Dancing with Our Steele County Stars competition. Kelly, a local sales representative for LulaRoe clothing, said Becky Hoffman contacted her...

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