Saturday, November 17, 2018

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Children’s book author Mary Bleckwell of Northfield visited New Richland Hartland Ellendale Geneva Elementary School on Wednesday, May 23 and encouraged students to write. She is shown with fifth graders Gavin Sletten and Georgia Zimtrich who helped her portray two of her characters from “Henry! You’re late AGAIN.”
Want to be an author? Take something unexpected in your life and turn it into something good, children’s book author Mary Bleckwell challenged New Richland Hartland Ellendale Geneva (NRHEG) Elementary School students. The Northfield author visited over 400 NRHEG Elementary School students just...
 Senator Dave Senjem, left, pops open the cork from a bottle of champagne as fellow Senator John Jasinski cheers on in celebration of the legislative victory for funding of U.S. Highway 14 from Dodge Center to Owatonna. It has taken decades of battling, but Highway 14 will finally be expanded to four lanes beginning next year.
As Minnesota’s governor signed the bonding bill last week, a cloud of uncertainty that loomed for more than 25 years had finally been lifted off southern Minnesota. U.S. Highway 14 will finally become a continuous four-lane stretch between Rochester and Mankato.  The last part of the highway...
With a look of dread and despair in his face and clutching a single turkey in his hands, Sidney Schultz walks away from the twisted wreckage of a camper that nearly took the life of his mother and grandmother May 29 east of Geneva. It took emergency rescuers about 30 minutes to free them. They were both transported to the hospital. The grandmother remains in intensive care at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Sidney rescued one turkey from the rubble. Nearly 8,000 other turkeys perished during the thunderst
One of the survivors of a furious storm that decimated a turkey farm outside of Geneva says it’s a miracle that her family survived.  “It’s the hand of God,” said Cindy Schultz, who had just been discharged over the weekend from St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester after being trapped in the wreckage...
Lois Riess has been indicted on first-degree murder charge in the death of Pamela Hutchinson in Florida.  The charge is first-degree murder with a firearm. Reiss was not in court Wednesday, and her next court appearance is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. June 11.  We will have more...
Lois Riess has been indicted on first-degree murder charge in the death of Pamela Hutchinson in Florida.  The charge is first-degree murder with a firearm. Reiss was not in court Wednesday, and her next court appearance is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. June 11.  We will have more...
The suspected killer grandma from Dodge County skipped her arraignment hearing in a Florida courtroom Tuesday.  Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie waived her right to appear in court for the hearing.  The judge set a case management date for July 11 at 8:30 a.m.  The case has been assigned to Assistant...
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton today signed the legislature’s bonding bill, which has full funding for U.S. Highway 14 between Dodge Center and Owatonna. The highway expansion finally became reality 25 years after the first Environmental Impact Study was completed in 1993. “At long, long, long last...
Past VFW Commander Joe Wacek, left, and Ken Trom, representing both the American Legion and VFW of Blooming Prairie, showed Blooming Prairie Elementary School third graders how the American flag is to be folded in honor of a veteran.
Third graders at Blooming Prairie Elementary School respectfully saluted America on a recent school day just before Memorial Day. Forty-three third graders of teachers Angie Avery, Becky Johnson and Chelsea Van Roeckel welcomed members of American Legion Post 52, VFW Post 878 and their auxiliaries...
The Rev. Heidi Heimgartner delivered the sermon at a special Sunday Pentecost service at the Westfield Lutheran Church in Westfield Township.
First Lutheran Church senior Pastor Heidi Heimgartner definitely makes house calls. On Saturday, May 19, she married Pamela Grochowski and Leslie Shawback at Westfield Lutheran Church, located six miles northeast of Blooming Prairie. On Sunday, May 20, Heimgartner baptized John William Dahl, son of...
Blooming Prairie Elementary School sixth grader Brandon Ripka drew double duty on Friday, May 4 at the 2018 BP Elementary Spring Concert. He handed out programs and also sang as part of the sixth grade music section.
Nearly half of the students attending Blooming Prairie Elementary School participated in a Spring Concert Friday, May 4 at the elementary school. Students in the concert represented grades 4-6 and totaled 187. Family members, friends and staff filled the BP Elementary School gymnasium for the 1:30...

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