Saturday, July 20, 2019


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...
It takes teamwork to pack over 101,000 food packs for the Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack. This team consists, from left to right, Tyler Anderson, Claire Staloch, Gabe Staloch and Kay Zellmer. They chanted: "1-2-3-4, Feeding Children with Four."
"For I was hungry and you gave me food." -- Matthew 25:35 This Bible verse printed on Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack t-shirts symbolized a community-wide effort in Blooming Prairie on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, to provide food for those in need around the world. First Lutheran Church...
By a narrow margin, the bond referendum for a new high school in Owatonna has failed. Voters in the Owatonna School District rejected the referendum during a special election Tuesday. The referendum was defeated with 5,762 no votes to 5,642 yes votes. The widest disparity of votes arose out of the...
Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce President Brad Meier, Corky’s tournament director Loren Deitz, Corky’s tournament founder Corky Ebeling, Doug Meier and Owatonna Mayor Tom Kuntz.
In his ten years as the tournament’s director, Loren Deitz has seen the field of teams more than double at the Corky’s Early Bird Softball Classic. On Saturday night, the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism recognized Deitz for the economical impact of the tournament. “We want to...
On Wednesday, May 1, Owatonna High School played host to the first Steele Co. Works signing day. During the event, seniors were able to showcase their commitment to pursue a career after graduation. The Owatonna Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is partnered with Steele Co. Works, Owatonna Workforce...
The Owatonna Explorers include back row, from left: Officer Melissa Michael, Garrett La Plount, Liam Miller, Griffin Flemming, Julia Hansen, Ellie Youngquist, Maddie Ziegler and Officer Derrik Quinlan; front row- Dietrich Piepho, Jerimiah Wencl, Gabbie Flemming, Tristan Wencl and Abby Morriss.
They can perform traffic stops, know how to deal with situations such as those involving burglars and quick decisions, they can cite rules and laws, and many of them are still only in high school. The Owatonna Explorer program is a great way for young people to learn about law enforcement and the...


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P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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Kasson, MN 55944


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