Wednesday, December 19, 2018


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...
Mervin Nelson, 95, of Blooming Prairie harvested close to 800 acres of corn this past harvest season, said his son Brian, a large crop farmer in the Blooming Prairie area.
An old farm adage says "It's all in the barn." This means that the crops are out of the field and the harvest is finished for another year. Mervin Nelson, 95, of rural Blooming Prairie, just completed his 73rd harvest. The corn is in the bin and now Nelson is heading to his winter solace in Mesa,...
Donning an orange hat, Owatonna running back Jason Williamson hoisted the Class 5A state championship trophy after leading the Huskies to a 14-3 victory over St. Thomas Academy Saturday night at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Joining in the excitement with Williamson were the rest of his teammates, including Joe Edel, far left, Ben Zappa (11) and Christian Nogle, far right. It was Owatonna’s second straight state title and third in six years.
It’s becoming a familiar feeling for the Owatonna Huskies. On Saturday, the Huskies (13-0) claimed their second consecutive state football championship at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Owatonna survived a thrilling game against another unbeaten team, St. Thomas Academy (12-1), to claim the...


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