Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Yesterday was the annual Harry Wenger Band Festival in Owatonna. This DVD highlight is presented to you compliments of the Steele County Times. Congrats to all the band members who participated!
Ashlin Havumaki being crowned 1st runner up in the Little Miss division.
I  Isabel Brady was crowned Miss Medford 2016 at the third annual pageant held on Thursday June 16, at the high school auditorium, kicking off the Straight River Days Festivities.  “It feels really good,” Isabel said. “I’m very happy and surprised!” Isabel is the daughter of Byron and Laura Brady,...
A lot of moving parts are necessary to run the Blooming Prairie Country Club and those parts have been in motion since the clubhouse opened on Thursday, March 31. Warmer temperatures late last week brought more golfers to the nine-hole course, one of the more popular courses located in southeastern...
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...
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...
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...
Nineteen veterans received Quilts of Valor during a special ceremony as part of a Veterans Day program Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club. Pictured back row left to right:  Paul Stender, Paul Ingvaldson, Dale Anderson, Ken Trom, Marvin Camerer, Tom Walters, Charles Coughlin, Joe Wurst, John Dean Olson, Mike Nelson. Front row left to right: Ingval Hove, Ken Vermilyea, Ken Esplan, John Welch, Doug Johnson, Lerald Farrow, Marvin Stark and Alan Morton.
Longtime entertainer of U.S. military troops, comedian Bob Hope paid a visit to the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club on Veterans Day evening last Wednesday, Nov. 11. Hope, also known as Doug Johnson of Bloomimg Prairie, was master of ceremonies for a special Veterans Day evening program designed...
Doug Miner answers questions about Veterans Day during a program at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club.
On Veterans Day, Blooming Prairie fourth-grade students had the opportunity to visit with a local veteran and learn more about the importance of honoring the people who have served our country.    That morning, about 65 students visited the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club, where they heard from...

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