Thursday, August 6, 2020


It was the Awesome Blossoms of Blooming Prairie vs. the Spuds of Moorhead in the annual Minnesota State High School League Nickname Challenge. The Spuds edged the Blossoms for the mascot nickname championship.
It was a battle to the finish in the annual Minnesota State High School League Nickname Challenge. Combatants in the championship of the MSHSL contest were the Awesome Blossoms of Blooming Prairie and the Spuds of Moorhead. Voting ended on June 29 with the Spuds winning the challenge of having the...
The 761 Foundation recently awarded scholarships totaling nearly $140,000 to 20 Owatonna High School (OHS) graduates. Since its inception more than 25 years ago, the 761 Foundation has awarded nearly $1.4 million in scholarships to OHS graduates. In announcing this year’s scholarship recipients,...
Not just once, but twice within the past 2½ years Logan Pleschourt has bounced back from a near death situation. Despite the daunting task of battling cancer, Pleschourt graduated from Medford High School Friday night. Pleschourt, who has been diagnosed two different times with Stage 4B Hodgkin’s...
Because of the coronavirus, many high schools nationwide chose to honor their graduating seniors of 2020 with a special and unique commencement. Blooming Prairie did just that for its 118th graduation in the school's history. Sunday's graduation honoring 50 graduates was a virtual one. In fact,...
The 2020 commencement of Blooming Prairie High School seniors will be a one of a kind production and one they will never forget but remember with fondness. The school's Valedictorian and two Salutatorians will address those in virtual attendance at the commencement ceremonies of Sunday, May 31....
Third grade was represented at last Thursday's Teacher Appreciation Parade by Kristin Romeo, Alli Schmidt, Becky Johnson and Angie Avery.
It was bumper-to-bumper appreciation between Blooming Prairie teachers and students on a beautiful Thursday night. Vehicles completely encircled a square block that includes the school and its playground. The appreciation parade started at 5:30 p.m. and lasted until 7 p.m. Students and teachers...
When Shaun Robbins joined on as a teacher last fall at Owatonna Middle School, he didn’t know he would find himself in the middle of helping out with a pandemic crisis.  Robbins has not only been forced to navigate into the waters of distance learning for students, but he’s also helping with an...
Blooming Prairie Elementary School first grade teacher Natalie Sorensen takes time to check her family's work in distance learning. Second grader Carter is at far left, pre-schooler Madeline hugs her mom and fourth grader Max is at right.
As much as I miss seeing my students in my first-grade classroom in Blooming Prairie, I feel very fortunate that I am able to distance teach during the COVID-19 epidemic. It’s a scary time in our world. I am thankful to be able to stay home with our own children and hopefully continue to “flatten...
Second graders at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School recently found out first hand how a small town business community functions. Thanks to the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce and its Junior Entrepreneur program, second graders were given a hands-on opportunity to learn about city...
NRHEG celebrated Homecoming Week last week with the king and queen being crowned at the coronation ceremonies Sept. 23 in New Richland. This year’s king and queen are Blake Ihrke and Jayna Domeier. Top: The entire royalty includes, from left: Lonnie Wilson, Agro Gushwa, Mason Ferber, Prince Jadon...


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