Friday, June 5, 2020


“From the heart shows us we are not alone,” said Nick Larson and as most good couples do, his wife Niki completed his sentence. “Hearing the other people’s stories and struggles and knowing we are not the only ones going through this,” she said. “And the outpouring of support from the Owatonna...
Two decades in Owatonna have provided Marcy Jo Fenske and her family with some precious memories. Along with those came some stiff challenges. None more intimidating than the most recent in which they had to come face to face with a giant who is notorious for creating funeral processions. Cancer. A...
Cancer has no mercy. It has no dignity. It has no preference as to age, race, nationality or religious persuasion. It’s deceptive, tireless, has an insatiable work ethic and it’s persistent. To defeat it, one must possess not only the heart of a lion, but also must have a pride of lions surrounding...
The Larson Family have faced great odds the past 18 months as Nick was diagnosed with kidney cancer and had to have a 12 x 12 cm tumor removed along with his kidney. Join us for the "Where's Mark" segment where we take an intimate look at their journey from the Larson living room. UPDATE: The chemo...
A Blooming Prairie young woman was part of a winning dance duo in the Seventh Annual Dancing with Our Steele County Stars competition held in the Medford High School Auditorium on Saturday night, April 29. Kara Kubista, a 2013 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School, and a friend, Nate Chesney of...
Claudio (Michael Reider) is teased by Benedick (Cody Jensen) as Prince Don Pedro (Tom Walker) stands between them. Benedick is not impressed by his friend Claudio’s plans to marry.
Little Theater of Owatonna’s production of Much Ado About Nothing is an over-the-top theatrical spectacle. Jazz music and flapper costumes, a giant set and a three hour runtime, this is no small affair of the heart. Jeffery Jackson’s vision of Shakespeare is not the bare stage of the bard’s time,...
*/ 2017 marks the hundredth anniversary of “The Great War” or World War I, and the Steele County Historical Society formally opened their exhibit on it last Thursday. The exhibit, which is set to run for two years, covers both the nation at large, and Steele County in particular, during the time...
Cheri Krejci was honored as the 2017 Woman of Achievement. Her speech was brief, but true to character as she demonstrated her deep humility.
From among five nominees, Owatonna Business Women awarded Cheri Krejci the honor of the 2017 Women of achievement at their annual fundraiser.  Krejci, from Blooming Prairie, is well known for her efforts in the fight against cancer. As an active member of the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group, Krejci...
Ian Crum played a commanding Triton next to a comical Sebastian by Andrew Wall. Leah Moon’s Ursula was compleeing. Her sidekick eels, played by Bernadette Donlon and Lydia Weisenburger were equally eery.
Owatonna High School brought Disney’s The Little Mermaid to the stage in nothing less than spectacular fashion. Its dedication to the wonder of undersea life was clear in every ocean scene. The iconic “Under the Sea” number in particular was a clear sign this production was going all in. A...
The Emergency Services Explorer Post 007 SWAT team brought home a couple of trophies in mid-January after competing in SWAT competition in Chandler, AZ. Everything that a SWAT Officer carries, the local Explorers had.
Blooming Prairie Police Officer Dan Peach, 22, was not even born when the Emergency Services Explorer Post 007 was founded in 1988. Now, Peach, who himself was an Explorer at age 15, is an advisor to the group with founder Rick Ellingson. Peach and Ellingson are both part-time officers in Blooming...


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