Sunday, June 24, 2018

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With a look of dread and despair in his face and clutching a single turkey in his hands, Sidney Schultz walks away from the twisted wreckage of a camper that nearly took the life of his mother and grandmother May 29 east of Geneva. It took emergency rescuers about 30 minutes to free them. They were both transported to the hospital. The grandmother remains in intensive care at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Sidney rescued one turkey from the rubble. Nearly 8,000 other turkeys perished during the thunderst
One of the survivors of a furious storm that decimated a turkey farm outside of Geneva says it’s a miracle that her family survived.  “It’s the hand of God,” said Cindy Schultz, who had just been discharged over the weekend from St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester after being trapped in the wreckage...
The Rev. Heidi Heimgartner delivered the sermon at a special Sunday Pentecost service at the Westfield Lutheran Church in Westfield Township.
First Lutheran Church senior Pastor Heidi Heimgartner definitely makes house calls. On Saturday, May 19, she married Pamela Grochowski and Leslie Shawback at Westfield Lutheran Church, located six miles northeast of Blooming Prairie. On Sunday, May 20, Heimgartner baptized John William Dahl, son of...
The Owatonna boys’ golf team finished seven out of nine teams on Saturday at the Federated Insurance Open at the Owatonna Country Club. Northfield won the event with a score of 308. The Raiders were followed by Rochester Mayo (310), Lake City (312), Forest Lake (321), Prior Lake (332), Forest Lake’...
In Owatonna Jeff Kath’s name was synonymous with auctions. As an auctioneer for over 35 years, Kath drew local residents to each event with his entertaining approach to the art. It is a skill only few can master, and one which requires both personality and passion. Kath passed away earlier this...
Tom Peterson, chairman of the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial Committee, outlined the past history of the drive to create a veterans memorial in BP, and he looked into the future. Dedication of the memorial is planned for Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2018.
Saturday (May 19, 2018) was a special day in Blooming Prairie. It was the day when a dream became reality, a dream to have a veterans memorial paying tribute to the many veterans who have served from this area, or are related to current residents. Tom Peterson, chairman of the Veterans Memorial...
The feedlot controversy in Dodge County appears to be sparking again, but this time in a different township. A lawsuit has been filed in Dodge County District Court involving a proposed feedlot in Ripley Township located on the southern end of the county next to Westfield Township where the...
Rick Ellingson, organizer of the TASAR Explorer Scout Troop 007, was given special recognition at a SWAT competition for Explorers in Chandler, AZ last month. Fellow Blooming Prairie officer Dan Peach gives Ellingson a plaque of appreciation following the competition in Arizona.
The founder of Explorer Scout Post 007, Rick Ellingson, was speechless when honored by current TASAR Post 007 Explorers following competition in Chandler, Ariz., last month. Ellingson, a part-time officer with Janesville and Blooming Prairie police departments, was recognized for his 30 years of...
Blooming Prairie Youth Club unit coordinator Kelli Naatz and staff member Alicia Ptacek do some planning for the upcoming Rib Fest in June. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud
Leadership comes in different commodities, and Kelli Naatz, 24, of Blooming Prairie, is one of those untapped leaders. Naatz, a 2012 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School, was recently named unit coordinator of the Blooming Prairie Youth Club. She succeeds Marcy Sundine. “I never envisioned...
Owatonna athletes (back row, left to right) Zach Mensink, Ben Stelter, Braeden Meier, Peyton Robb, Jacob Dub, Terrell Conner, Tucker Alstead, (front row) Margo Achterkirch, Jamie Davison, Sophie Amundson, Kenna West, Sarah Spears,Sydney Schultz and Jenna Zeman stand for a photo after signing their Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Friends and family gathered to view as 14 Owatonna student-athletes took turns putting pen to paper and signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 7. at a ceremony in the school’s commons area.  Owatonna Director of Activities Ryan Swanson said the school’s largest class in his...
Logan Pleschourt, a sophomore at Medford High School who is battling cancer,  will be attending the Super Bowl in Minneapolis with his family. Pleschourt, left, also attended the Jan. 14 playoff game between Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints with his brother Anthony Lique.
Medford’s Logan Pleschourt and his older brother, Anthony Lique, were attending the Minnesota Vikings’ divisional-round playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints on Jan. 14 at U.S. Bank Stadium when a surprise visitor came to ask him a question.  The visitor, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell,...

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