Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Medford freshman sprinter Jackie Cole opens up a lead over Blooming Prairie’s Annaka Forsberg and Sierra Larson in the 100-meter dash. She finished the race in 13.11 seconds, nearly a whole second before anyone else.
It seemed like everything went the Tigers way when they competed in the Tiger Invite on Thursday, May 6. The Medford boys team won first place by scoring 97 points, which is 25 more points than its closest competitor, while the girls team won first place by scoring 91 points, which is 15 more...
Owatonna junior Preston Meier tries to cut off the Northfield attacker or midfielder from taking the ball any deeper into the Huskies’ defensive area during the second quarter of Owatonna’s 7-4 win on Thursday, May 6.
After a 10-9 win over Northfield earlier in the season, Owatonna boys lacrosse Head Coach Scott Seykora figured it would be another close game. It was another close game and another win for the Huskies as they come away with a 7-4 win over the Raiders on Thursday, May 6.   The Huskies took an early...
One of the perks of being co-principal for the day is Abel got to have a special lunch, pizza, with two of his friends, Jeffrey Bruns, left, and Owen Gimbel, and Principal Jacob Schwarz.
Last Tuesday, Blooming Prairie fourth-grader Coen Abel got the opportunity of a lifetime when he got to serve as Principal for the Day at Blooming Prairie Elementary School.Principal Jacob Schwarz said some of the perks that Abel got to do as principal for the day included making morning...
Tori Gaedtke, left, and Brittany Wencl are two accounting professionals at CLA in Owatonna. CLA has been recognized as the Best Place in Work in southeast Minnesota by Workforce Development, Inc.
The thought of working for a large CPA firm once crossed Brittany Wencl’s mind, but she settled for working at a smaller firm in her hometown of Owatonna six years ago. And it’s a decision she has never looked back on, especially in light of a recent honor for her firm. Clifton Larson Allen (CLA)...
Participating in the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Owatonna High School last week were representatives of the first four classes scheduled to graduate from the new school once it’s complete. Pictured, from left, are students Davaeh Williams, Class of 2027, Will Halverson and Christian Flores, Class of 2026. Istahil Hassan, Class of 2025 and Donte Miller and Kate Sande, Class of 2024.
Superintendent Jeff Elstad stood in front of the crowd gathered last week for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Owatonna High School and smiled. “This new high school will make Owatonna a better place to live,” said Elstad, adding his thanks to a myriad of organizations, partners, community...
An appeal hearing before the Minnesota Department of Administration for Blooming Prairie Police Chief Greg Skillestad is scheduled June 17-19 in Blooming Prairie. Skillestad is appealing an evaluation, written reprimand and a performance improvement plan directed at him by City Administrator Andrew...
Owatonna’s Grace Jacobs, left, Kiara Gentz, center, and Laura Stevensen get off to a fast start in the 1600-meter run on Thursday, April 29.
It was a banner day for the Owatonna girls and boys track and field teams when they traveled to Rochester to take on the Rochester Mayo Spartans, the Mankato West Scarlets, the Winona Winhawks and the Rochester John Marshall Rockets on Thursday, April 29. The Husky girls won their meet by scoring...
Blooming Prairie seniors Ashleigh Alwes, left, and Megan Oswald put some distance between themselves and the pack of runners behind them during the 1600-meter run. Oswald set a personal record and earned fourth place with a time of 6:58.00, while Alwes came in sixth place with a time of 7:18.93.
It was a successful day at the track and in the field for the Blooming Prairie girls and boys track and field teams when they competed against United South Central, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, Hayfield and Lyle-Pacelli in the Blooming Prairie Varsity Invite on April 27. The girls team earned...
Leah Watson has been chosen as the winner of the Fourth of July Button Contest for Blooming Prairie. Joining in on the special recognition for Watson were her fourth-grade teacher Haley Hasleiet, left, Principal Jacob Schwarz and Chamber Director Emily Glaser holding her daughter, Kymberly.
Plans for Blooming Prairie’s Fourth of July celebration are getting a jump start with a local fourth-grade student chosen as the winner of the design for the festival’s official button. Leah Watson of rural Austin received special recognition last Thursday by Emily Glaser, executive director of the...
Megan Copeland performs her speech during the recent state speech contest held virtually this year because of the pandemic.
Megan Copeland has a different view of life than most people. It's a view that has forced the Owatonna teenager to overcome obstacles in just carrying out the normal routines of daily life. She lives a life unseen, at least from her perspective. Copeland has been blind since birth. She suffered...

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