Thursday, August 6, 2020


Staff Sgt. Dan Wieman of Owatonna, a 19-year veteran of the U.S. Army, leads a special salute to veterans Friday night at the Chateau Speedway in Lansing. Wieman’s brother, Matt, is an avid racer at the Chateau.
It was a full night Friday night at Chateau Speedway as they rolled out night five of racing action in this abbreviated 2020 season in Lansing. The night’s program, sponsored by Zumbrota Ford, featured a salute to veterans.  Representing the veterans was Staff Sgt. Dan Wieman of Owatonna, a 19-year...
Wayne Busho has been known as the bicycle repair guy for the past 41 years in Owatonna. He retired from Straight River Sports on Friday.
There’s a good chance that anybody who has needed a bicycle repair in Owatonna over the past four decades has had the hands of one person doing the repairs and allowing for a smooth ride. For 41 years, Wayne Busho’s name has been synonymous with bicycle repair and service. Last Friday the legendary...
Dave and Mark Noble of Blooming Prairie were the feature winners at the Chateau Speedway on Aug. 9, 1986. The raceway remembered Dave Noble, a long-time racing competitor, Friday night. Dave died last week at 86.
There was a bit of a somber moment at the beginning of the Chateau racing last Friday night as it was announced that one of the original members of the Chateau Speedway Hall of Fame, which was started last year, had passed away during the week.  Three-time track champion Dave Noble of Blooming...
Matt Wieman of Owatonna celebrates in Victory Lane as he claims the Kruckeberg Services WISSOTA Hornet Feature title Friday night at the Chateau Speedway in Lansing.
Temperatures were plenty warm Friday Night at Chateau Speedway but not as hot as the racing. The Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) Non Wing Traditional Sprints joined the track’s regular seven classes making for a full night of high-speed action.  The night’s program featured the largest field...
Troy Tuma of Owatonna earns the winner title in the Kruckeberg Services WISSOTA Hornet Feature Friday night at the Chateau Speedway in Lansing.
It was Kids Night Friday at the Chateau Speedway in Lansing.    Rides in the stock cars for the kids started out the night and there were plenty of bicycles and scooters given away at intermission. Every year the track picks up a couple bikes to give away and the fans and drivers join in and bring...
What's there to do on a Thursday night? Stay home! That's what four Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossom softball seniors did recently. Julia Worke, Marti Snider, Riauna Bishop and Maya Lembke were told to stay home and wait on this Thursday night, May 14. Quiet then turned to noise as a car caravan,...
The Steele County Blades hockey team is proud to announce that veteran goaltender Niilo Ventelä has signed a professional contract with Osby IK of the Swedish HockeyTvåan  Ventela, from Säkylä, Finland. He wrapped up his second season in between the Blades’ pipes.   In his two seasons with the...
Awesome Blossoms senior athletes thought they had "something special" as they were set to embark on the 2020 spring sports season. That something special, burning inside the senior athletes from the baseball, softball and track teams will never be unleashed as the season was cancelled by the...
The message was brief but hurtful. The Minnesota State High School League made this announcement on April 23, 2020: “Minnesota State High School League spring athletics and fine arts have been cancelled for the remainder of their seasons." The announcement continued: "With this cancellation, all...
Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) in strategic partnership with Youth 1st, Federated Insurance, Pearson, Cashwise, Bennerotte & Associates, Jaguar Communications, The Retrofit Companies, U.S. Bank, Profinium, Pizza Ranch, Heartland Chevy Dealers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Institute for...


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