Thursday, January 18, 2018

Steele County Times

Blooming Prairie’s Ethan Arett lifts his hips as NRHEG’s Brett Kubiatowicz attempts to take him to the mat. Arett won the bout with a 12-8 decision.  Photo by James Knoop
After wining the second match in a quadrangular meet at St. Clair, the Blooming Prairie wrestling team is already halfway to its win total of a year ago.  The Blossoms defeated the host Cyclones 40-25 in the second match of the invitational at St. Clair on Tuesday, Dec. 1, to win one and lose two...
Ann Weedman (right) cheers as she is crowned the 2015 Blooming Prairie Scrooge. Staff photo by James Knoop
The air was fresh and crisp. Main street lights and decorations were hung and on display, and music filled the air as Blooming Prairie community members gathered to celebrate Christmas in their hometown last Friday. Running from mid-afternoon to late evening, guests had their pick of the crop when...
Hometown Pizza & BBQ, located at 301 East Fifth Avenue in Ellendale, opened in late September and serves a variety of pizzas, BBQ platters and other meals.
Hometown Pizza & BBQ, in Ellendale, is a family-owned restaurant that offers a family-friendly atmosphere for its guests.  The restaurant opened in late September and offers its namesake pizza and barbecue platters, in addition to pastas, sides, sandwiches and more. Located at 301 East Fifth...
Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet played tunes from their album “When There’s Good to be Done” at the Owatonna Arts Center on Nov. 21.
The Owatonna Arts Center was crowded on Nov. 21 for the Twin Cities-based folk artists Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet’s debut performance of their new album “When There’s Good to be Done.”  “This whole album is about real people that have gone through huge obstacles,” said Loretta about the...
Blooming Prairie’s defense presses against St. Clair’s offense, but ultimately falls 72-63 in the Blossom’s home-opener.
Another hard-fought game effort fell just a bit short for the Blooming Prairie boys basketball team. St. Clair held on for a 72-63 win in the home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 24.   The loss dropped the Blossoms to 1-2 over the first three games.  Three-point shooting by the Cyclones’ Brandon Goebel in...
74 year-old Jeanette Raichle is up for National Aerobics Instructor of the Year Award. She teaches several water aerobics classes at the Owatonna Fitness Center throughout the week.
Seventy-four-year-old Jeanette Raichle is up for National Aerobics Instructor of the Year award. She swears by the importance of fitness, and she is walking, swimming, dancing and hiking proof of the long-term benefits of an active lifestyle.  “Not bad for 74, huh?” said Jeanette Raichle after...
Dr. John Henry (retired) serves slices of turkey during the annual Thanksgiving Day meal at the Owatonna VFW.
Last year, it was estimated that more than 1,100 people packed into the Owatonna VFW on Thanksgiving Day. This year, that number was easily reached and possibly surpassed as family members enjoyed a turkey meal. “It is normal to have a lot of people,” said Jim Gasner of Owatonna, who along with his...
A Level III Community Notification meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Dec. 3, at the Steele County History Center in Owatonna. Sean Patrick McKee, 30, has been convicted of a criminal sexual conduct and will be residing in the vicinity of 44th Avenue and U.S. Highway 14 East in Owatonna, according to...
Blooming Prairie High School received a donation of 40 flags from the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club and its membership at the BPHS on Thursday morning. From left to right are Blooming Prairie High School Principal John Worke, Gary Thorson, Tom Walters and Doug Johnson. They are holding one of the flags that will soon be displayed in BPHS classrooms.
Blooming Prairie High School is now home to 40 more flags, thanks to a generous donation from the Booming Prairie Servicemen’s Club and its membership.  Last Thursday, Gary Thorson, Tom Walters and Doug Johnson, on behalf of the Servicemen’s Club and its members, presented 40 American flags to...
Anca Sima poses next to her portrait “Butterfly of Rio,” painted by Barbara Porwit.
Everyone in the room gasped out of admiration when the black cloak that covered the painting was shed and the portrait of Anca Sima was revealed at the Owatonna Hospital through the Healing Arts Program reception on Nov. 17.  The portrait, painted by Barbara Porwit, is colorful, full of life and a...


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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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