Monday, June 1, 2020

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Dan Moeckly, left, and James Lundgren of the Steele County Historical Society stand in front of one of the current exhibits at the Steele County Historical Museum. This exhibit traces events of World War I. Two new exhibits will begin to take shape in November: American Legions of Steele County and Rural Schools of Steele County.
"We can't do it alone," says Daniel Moeckly, archives and technology manager of the Steele County Historical Society. Moeckly and James Lundgren, executive director of the Historical Society, are embarking on an ambitious goal of raising some funds to make over two exhibits at the Steele County...
"Who can bark the loudest?" That was a challenge directors Derek Brookens and Danae DeShazer leveled at a group of wanna-be Totos during tryouts for a Wizard of Oz production last week at Blooming Prairie High School. The production carries the footprints of another professional and successful theatrical performance of the Prairie Fire Children's Theatre. This stop by two highly acclaimed actors was Prairie Fire's eighth visit. Prairie Fire is a professional touring theatre company based in Barrett, Minn.,
"Who can bark the loudest?" That was a challenge directors Derek Brookens and Danae DeShazer leveled at a group of wanna-be Totos during tryouts for a Wizard of Oz production last week at Blooming Prairie High School. The production carries the footprints of another professional and successful...
Barry Olson is retiring after logging 43 years in education, many of those years in Blooming Prairie, most recently as superintendent of schools.
"Will I miss it? Sure" Speaking about his retirement from education, Blooming Prairie Schools Superintendent Barry Olson says his education career of 43 years "has been a good ride" for him. Olson officially steps down as Blooming Prairie School District superintendent on July 1. Enter Chris...
By a slim margin, voters in the Owatonna School District rejected a plan to build a new high school. During a special election on Tuesday, May 14, the bond referendum failed by only 120 votes. Final results show 5,762 voters or 50.52% said no to the referendum while 5,642 voters or 49.47% said yes...
Alekzander Wilcox, 9, of Triton salutes the American flag during opening ceremonies of the ZED (Zumbro Education District) Activity Day at the Blooming Prairie High School track on Friday, May 10.
It was an exciting day for 150 special education kids on Friday, May 10 at the Blooming Prairie High School track. These students in grades K-6 were the star attractions on this special Zumbro Education District (ZED) Activity Day. It was the 29th annual ZED Activity Day. Mostly sunny skies...
Destiny Reich was surrounded by her children during Steele Waseca Drug Court graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 8 at the Steele County Courthouse in Owatonna. Pictured with Destiny are: Zayleigh, 10; Tyler, 6 and Trynity, 11.
"How many days of sobriety are you at?" Destiny Reich, 28, of Owatonna, replied to a friend's inquiry, "Let me check my phone." Her research on her phone revealed 791 days. These 791 days reflected significant progress in the Steele Waseca Drug Court program and meant that she represents the 43rd...
Assistant instructor Christa Kain helps teach technique to Blooming Prairie student Madelyn Harvey during a special enrichment workshop at Owatonna Arts Center.
Area students are getting a chance to explore art by getting their hands dirty and molding pottery. Last year Medford students were given the opportunity to participate in a pottery class at the Owatonna Arts Center, and this year it was Blooming Prairie students who tried their hand at the wheel....
Women of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church presented 10 quilts to Heidi Becker for her Warrior wagons project. Shown presenting the quilts at Guest Day at First Lutheran Church on Wednesday May 1 are: Judy Wambeam, Suzanne Hamersma and Linda Christianson.
It's about building trust in the Lord. That was an emotional message brought to a group of mostly women gathered at First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie on a chilly May Day. Attendance was listed at 120. It was a third annual Guest Day where Lutheran Church Women of First Lutheran invited...
For 75 years, Luverne Wanous has been entertaining thousands of people with his old-time music on the concertina. Last week, he performed at the Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. The Owatonna musician has been named to the World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame. “I’ll go as long as I can play my main squeeze,” he says.
Seventy-five years after he played for a Farmer’s Union meeting with his button accordion at 8 years old, Luverne Wanous is being recognized for his contributions to performing old-time music and being hailed as a hall of famer. On Tuesday, May 14, Wanous, of Owatonna, will be inducted into the...
Just one week before the school referendum was set to go before voters, another business joined in support of a new high school for Owatonna. On May 6, Gopher Sport announced that if the referendum passes on May 14, it wants to contribute equipment to ensure students at the high school have more...

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