Thursday, October 18, 2018

Community

Steele County workers began ripping up the north end of the race track at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna last week. The removal of the fence and track is part of the fair board’s reconfiguration effort passed seven years ago. The area will be used to add more space to the fair beginning next year.
The idea has been swirling around for years, but it wasn’t until last week that the Steele County Fair began kicking around some dirt to make it become reality. Steele County workers with excavating machines moved in on the north end of the Steele County Fairgrounds to rip out the race track as...
Awesome Blossoms grow in Russia, too! Russian foreign exchange student Kristina Makarenko spent her junior year in high school as a student at Blooming Prairie High School. She was hosted by Jim and Kelli O'Connor and family. Her Blooming Prairie experience was six years ago when Makarenko was 16....
A seventh grader critically injured in a crash that killed his mother and sister is back talking again. On Saturday, his family reported through Caring Bridge that Jaxon Harberts is saying words. “He started talking today and saying names and 4-5 words together,” Kelsy Flowers posted. “It is so...
It was a tale of two halves on Friday as the Medford Tigers lost to the Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Bulldogs, 46-44 in overtime. Both team sputtered early and LPHT held a 8-6 halftime advantage before both team’s offenses exploded in the second half. “In the first half, we shot ourselves in the...
In a game befitting two state-ranked teams, the Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms celebrated a successful homecoming with a hard-fought 20-14 victory over visiting Goodhue (4-1) on Friday, September 28. It marked a small measure of revenge for the Blossoms, who had lost twice to the Wildcats this...
The 2018 Firefighter Banquet will be held on Monday, Oct. 15 at the Owatonna VFW beginning with a social at 6 p.m. and followed by dinner at 6:30.   Ticket price is $20 per person and tickets are available at Owatonna InstyPrints, Owatonna City Administration Building and Kottkes. Deadline to...
Steele County Indivisible partnered with Solar Connection, Inc. in order to present a solar energy seminar and discussion in celebration of Clean Energy Week. The seminar was held at the Owatonna Public Library and featured solar energy expert Chris Olofson, who spoke on the importance and...
Rachel Harberts taught 16 years in the Blooming Prairie School system. The BP Elementary School was her home away from home and the school of choice for her two children.
With purple hearts over his shoulder on his office window, Blooming Prairie Elementary School Principal Chris Staloch said the staff, students and community must "stick together." He was reflecting on ways students, parents, staff and community must deal with the loss of an elementary teacher and...
A Touch of Charm of Blooming Prairie has a new owner and it will also soon have a new name, Prairie Home Floral, Decor & Gifts. Former owner Leanne Hanson, left, is shown with new owner Jacqueline Reiter Vorlicek.
It's now official. A Touch of Charm, a floral and gift shop at 330 East Main St. in Blooming Prairie, has a new owner. Leanne Hanson, proprietor of A Touch of Charm for almost 30 years, announced that the business has been sold and is now owned by Jacqueline Reiter Vorlicek. The business will also...
A lemonade stand was created by three boys who were students in Rachel Harberts' first grade class a year ago. Their teacher, Mrs. Harberts, and her daughter were killed in a car crash Sept. 7. Shown from left are Levi Staska, Owen Gimbel and Payton Lembke. Pictured in the back left is Brad Staska, who had Harberts as a teacher 12 years ago.
Sitting beneath a large umbrella and shade tree, some youngsters and adults encouraged passersby on Third Street SE to stop and have a glass of lemonade, and at the same time, remember the Harberts family. The lemonade stand was set up by three friends who were students of first grade teacher...

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