Friday, September 18, 2020

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"It's sort of a juggling act but we will make it work," says first-year Blooming Prairie High School head volleyball coach Jennifer Wayne. High school girls volleyball has been moved to the spring by the Minnesota State High School League because of COVID-19. Minnesota high school volleyball teams...
It's nothing unusual for Blooming Prairie High School football teams to have a target on their back because of their repeated successes. The Awesome Blossoms will be defending their first-ever Section 1A state championship. Head Coach Chad Gimbel is entering his 24th year as head coach of the...
Steve Hansen, marketing manager for Minimizer of Blooming Prairie, didn't make the cover of the Rollin' Stone, but he did make the cover of a popular trucking industry publication, Fleet Equipment. The song about making the cover of a Rock'n Roll magazine entitled the Rolling Stone was made famous...
It was a family affair as brothers Alex, Wyatt and Colton Hemann were accompanied to the first day of school (Sept. 8) at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School by their mom, Misty.
What's new in the classroom? Let's find out by reading what our Blooming Prairie Elementary School teachers have to say about returning to the classroom after being away from students for more than six months. Most of the teachers, kindergarten through sixth grade, are ecstatic and joyful about...
Led by Hosea Baker's third-place finish and by four other finishers in the top 10, the Blooming Prairie High School boys cross country team won a triangular meet Tuesday, Sept. 1. Baker ran the course in 20.19.5. Other Blossoms in the top 10 were: Luke Larkoski, fourth in 21.25.0; Jesse Cardenas,...
Seven-year-old Mila Meres created a variety of drawings with her sidewalk chalk. She was part of a Blooming Prairie Youth Club chalk walk team.
The first and hopefully annual Chalk Your Walk event, sponsored by the Blooming Prairie Youth Club and Nanner Kruckeberg, was a grand success. The Chalk Your Walk event ran from Aug. 27-30 and drew 30 entrants. Object of the event was to place a design on their residential sidewalk, city sidewalk...
With the county fair being canceled, this is how 4-H projects were judged this year in Steele County. Hannah Parrish of Owatonna, far left, engages in a conference with a judge over one of her projects.
Showing at the Minnesota State Fair was out of the question for hundreds of 4-Hers across the state this year because of COVID-19. But they still had the opportunity to show, though it looked very differently than it has in the past. Hannah Parrish of the Owatonna Victory Boosters quickly found...
Mary’s Angels will be out in force this weekend during the annual Alzheimer’s Walk. They include: front row, from left: Ashley, granddaughter; Hanna, Carter and Caeden, all great grandchildren. Back row: Dakota, great grandchild; Jamie, granddaughter; Chloee, great grandchild; Delores, sister; Dana, son-in-law; Vickie, daughter; Sakada, great grandchild; Karen, daughter and Barry, son-in-law. Numerous other family members are not pictured but help out with the Alzheimer’s benefit.
Mary Behne has a lot of angels honoring a life that ended on a horrible note eight years ago. About 40 members of Behne’s family refer to themselves as “Mary’s Angels.” The entire group of angels has been chosen as the Owatonna Alzheimer’s Walk honorary family for 2020. The walk takes place this...
The foundation involving a retired Owatonna chiropractor and educator has awarded a $1 million grant to Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU), the premier evidence-based integrative health learning center. The grant was awarded from the Harry and Jan Sweere Foundation. This grant is given...
Eugene Hendrickson holds onto a photo showing him as a U.S. Marine during the World War II era in the mid-1940s. Hendrickson, shown on the far left, became a Marine when he was 16 years old. Yes, he lied about his age in order to serve his country. He should have been 17.
Barely a teenager, Eugene Hendrickson decided to serve his country during what has become known as the deadliest conflict in human history. He was just 15 when he served in the guards and 16 when he joined the U.S. Marines in 1946. And, yes, he fibbed about his age in order to make the sacrifices...

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