Wednesday, June 3, 2020


The NRHEG Panthers recorded their first victory of the season Friday night when they crushed St. James-Butterfield-Odin 55-6 in a non-conference match-up in New Richland. The Panthers piled on 320 rushing yards led by Blake Ihrke with 75 yards. Lonnie Wilson had 71 yards while Kordell Schlaak had...
Blossoms halfback Matthew Pryor (28) breaks away from a Wabasha-Kellogg opponent whose on the ground trying to pull him down, but misses. Karson Vigeland (15) steps in to help Pryor continue his running play. The Blossoms crushed W-K 49-0 in the home opener Friday night in Blooming Prairie.
*/ After a 46-0 shutout at Rushford the open- ing week, the Awesome Blossom football team bettered that score by three points in a 49-0 battering over Wabasha-Kellogg in the Blossom home opener Friday, Sept. 6. BP took a 34-0 lead into the halftime locker room and then coasted through the second...
Threading the needle. Cindy LaBathe works on alterations for a suit at her local shop. LaBathe has owned and operated Cindy’s Tailoring, Alterations & Dry Cleaning in Owatonna for 40 years.
Cindy LaBathe has been sewing nearly all her life. For 40 of those years, she’s run Cindy’s Tailoring, Alterations & Dry Cleaning located at 130 E Vine St. in Owatonna. “Both my grandmothers  sewed and my mom sewed,” LaBathe recalled. “It was just natural, ev- erybody sewed back then.” LaBathe...
The Awesome Blossom volleyball team won a home opener match Aug. 27, over JWP easily, dis- playing excellent team- work and a good attitude along the way. None of the three games put much pressure on the home team. As Coach Renee Kittel- son commented, “It was a great win tonight for our home...
Twelve years ago the son of Hay- field Math Teacher and Activities Director Chris Pack was born with Down Syndrome. Ever since then, his family has been looking for ways to help raise money that support special needs programs. For a couple of years, they did the Buddy Walk in St. Paul to help sup-...
Gopher 50 race fans at the Deer Creek Raceway come in all ages and sizes. One of the smaller race fans at the 40th annual race last Saturday was Joey Frederich, 2, of Princeton.
Three inches of rain on Friday night further soaked the race track at the Deer Creek Speedway, but it did not deter from the action enjoyed by 3,200 fans on Saturday night, July 6. Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. won the 40th annual Gopher 50 charity Late Model race. Sheppard earned his 11th...
What do Blossoms and Rockets have in common? Dennis Trom, a 1976 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School, carved out quite an outstanding high school athletic career as a Blossom. Now, he has built an enviable record as head girls basketball coach and head girls softball coach for the Randolph...
Blooming Prairie first baseman Maren Forystek makes a catch for the game-winning out in the Blossoms’ 2-1 win over Hayfield on Wednesday, May 22.
The 2019 Blooming Prairie softball season reached its conclusion on Tuesday, May 28 and left the Awesome Blossom (11-12) with a their first losing record since 2016. BP started off the day with a solid upset win over Wabasha-Kellogg (13-10), but fell later in the afternoon to Mabel-Canton (14-6)....
Medford’s Racheal Luebbe competes at the 2018 MSHSL State Meet at Hamline University in Saint Paul.
  Hayfield came away victorious, but just 15 points separated first and fourth- place at the girls’ Gopher Conference Track and Field Meet at Blooming Prairie High School on Tuesday, May 13. The Vikings finished with 117 total team points. They were followed by Maple River with 113, New Richland-...
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...


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