Friday, July 10, 2020


Steele County Sheriff’s deputy Kari Woltman provided the Christmas miracle to a young girl from Owatonna on Dec. 5 at the Target store in Owatonna. They shopped together as part of the Shop with a Cop program sponsored by the Salvation Army.
The Christmas miracle came a little early for some needy children from around Steele County as they took advantage of a shopping experience with a least expecting shopper in hand.  Fifteen children were paired up with uniformed officers from Owatonna Police and the Steele County Sheriff’s Office on...
Little Hudson Linse will be spending the holidays in the hospital recovering from his fourth open-heart surgery. A benefit is planned on Saturday outside of Blooming Prairie.
Just like the Grinch in the storybook holiday tale, Hudson Linse has a heart smaller than normal. But Hudson is nothing like a Grinch and it certainly isn’t because he lacks Christmas spirit. Hudson was born with congenial heart defects in which he only had one ventricle. In his short life of 20...
On a unanimous vote by the Blooming Prairie City Council on Monday night, Dec. 17, Andrew Langholz, city clerk at Starbuck, Minn., was selected the next BP city administrator. He will succeed current city administrator Mike Jones. His duties begin on Feb. 2, 2019. Andrew Langholz is 31 years old...
Santa and Mrs. Claus marvel at his magical timepiece after entertaining children during the Cocoa with Santa event held last Saturday at the Owatonna Arts Center.
The magic of the holiday season can bring joy to the hearts of people of all ages. For more than 20 years the Owatonna Arts Center has whipped up its own version of that classic Christmas cheer by inviting Santa and the Missus to take part in a Saturday of cocoa, carols, and cookies. With Mrs....
Food is packaged and ready to be picked up from the St. Columbanus Catholic Church every week. It will be delivered to nearly 50 Blooming Prairie students identified as recipients of free food for the weekend.
Blooming Prairie's Backpack Program has made a difference after two years in operation, claims coordinator Karen Peterson. The Blooming Prairie schools Backpack Program sends home meals for kids who need some healthy nutrition on the weekend. Volunteers who work with the program say it is their way...
Walking Christmas ornaments Stacy Salinas and Ann Wiedeman and their friend the Grinch posed with Santa for a Christmas photo at the Holiday Dazzle photo booth in F & M State Bank last Friday during Blooming Prairie’s annual Holiday Dazzle celebration. Hundreds of people showed up for the event.
Temperatures were not near 40 degrees as they were last year for the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Dazzle celebration, but they were tolerable on Friday, Dec. 7. More than 30 merchants participated in the Chamber Holiday Dazzle event, an annual cooperative effort involving...
The Owatonna Knights of Columbus distributed 72 new coats to families in need on Nov. 8.  This was conducted as a part of the Supreme Council’s “Coats for Kids program.” Coats for both boys and girls in various colors and sizes were available. The KCs coordinated the distribution with the help of...
Tom and Nancy Peterson of Blooming Prairie visited a beautifully decorated upstairs room in the Dunnell House of the Village of Yesteryear in Owatonna. The room was decorated by Donna Maixner, Joanne Sorenson and Kaye Toquam.
The Blooming Prairie stamp of approval was placed on Christmas decorations for the Village of Yesteryear in Owatonna. Christmas in the Village was celebrated last Friday and Saturday at the Steele County History Center.  Decorations had a special Blooming Prairie touch with women of First Lutheran...
Every fourth grader at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School got at least one pet of Summit last week when Paul Dale brought her to his grandson Alex's fourth grade class.
Blooming Prairie Lions Club member Paul Dale and his Leader Dog, a Golden Retriever, met at school 2 1/2 years ago. They met when Paul Dale flew to Rochester, Michigan to be acquainted with his third Leader Dog, this one named Summit.  Leader Dog School is sponsored by the Lions Clubs International...
The Kasson-Mantorville Learning Innovation Grant program has provided numerous opportunities for students to enhance their education in the district. A programmable robot that was added to Lisa Bronk’s classroom got an outstanding reaction when it was brought to life.
When discussing the Learning Innovation Grant Program, Kasson-Mantorville Director of Teaching and Learning Kelly Braun has one picture in mind. When former Project Lead the Way teacher Lisa Bronk used the program to acquire a grant to purchase a programmable robot for her classroom, the kids were...


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