Sunday, February 16, 2020

Steele County Times

After a slow start in a thrilling game on the Hayfield Viking boys basketball home court Feb. 7, Blooming Prairie's Awesome Blossoms used an aggressive defense to take command. The Blossoms emerged victorious over the Vikings, 59-54. The victory upped the Blossoms' season record to 16-2, Gopher...
The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms girls varsity basketball team sank five three-point shots in the first half to help catapult the Blossoms to a 52-47 victory over Hayfield Feb. 6. The big Gopher Conference win pushed the Blossoms' season mark to 18-3 overall and to 10-2 in the conference....
Trailing by 12 points at halftime, the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG) boys’ basketball team got within three points in the second half but couldn’t complete the comeback as they lost 74-79 to United South Central (USC) on Feb. 6.  NRHEG Head Coach Isaiah Lundberg said USC took...
Parents of three Blooming Prairie High School football players watch as their sons sign their letters of intent to play college football. Signing, from left, are: Karson Vigeland, Concordia of St. Paul; Gabe Hagen, Minnesota State at Mankato and Zach Weber, University of Wisconsin at Stout. Behind their sons are, from left, Erik and Michelle Vigeland, Joan and David Hagen and Heather and Ryan Weber.
Lots of proud people gathered in the Blooming Prairie High School Library to witness the signings of letters of intent by three players from the state champion Awesome Blossom football team. Applying ink to letters of intent last Wednesday, Feb. 5 to play college football were Gabe Hagen, Minnesota...
It's the absolute truth. Every kid who sat in a dental chair at Main Street Dental offices in Blooming Prairie and New Richland, left with a wide smile. The smiles were provided free of charge by Main Street dentists and staff on Saturday, Feb. 1 as part of Give Your Kids a Smile program. Five Main...
For residents and visitors alike, a stop at The Chocolate Shoppe is a must when in downtown Mantorville. The store is currently run by Lynnette Nash, who along with family members, makes hand-dipped chocolates as well as offering ice cream cones and a variety of old-fashioned candies. The Chocolate...
An exciting new chapter has opened for Car Time of Owatonna as owner Justin Johnson recently moved into a new building replacing a decades-old facility. The old building served many different venues since it was built in 1973. It has been a restaurant, headquarters for U.S. Representative Tim Penny...
This is what a destructive fire can do. Debris is everywhere as fire reportedly started in the northwest corner of The Bakery's basement. Seven fire departments fought the Jan. 28 fire. It’s still unknown what will happen with the building, but it is likely it will be demolished soon.
Gregg Fristedt, owner of The Bakery in Blooming Prairie, said his world has been turned upside down since the Jan. 28 fire that destroyed his place of business. "It's like a death in the family," he confesses. Fristedt has owned The Bakery the past 23 1/2 years. "It's been my life," he admits,...
Some people set lofty goals in life. A certain Awesome Blos- som did just that and achieved her goal of running 5K races/ benefits in all 50 states. The Awesome Blossom is Sara Romeo, a 2005 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School. In 2016, Romeo made a New Year’s Resolution of completing one 5K...
  It is a dream come true,” says Ellendale Mayor Russ Goette about his newest adventure, that of owning the Ellendale Cafe. “We didn’t want to see it go away,” says Goette’s life partner and business partner, Patti Carlson. Goette and Carlson purchased the cafe from Judy Davidson who has owned the ...

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