Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Community

Laurie Running is the director of Advocates for Developmental Disabilities of Steele County. Her organization is holding a Festival of Trees fundraiser on Nov. 17 to benefit people throughout Steele County suffering from developmental disabilities.
Devastation overcame Laurie Running when she found out her oldest daughter was developmentally disabled more than 30 years ago.  Her daughter, Natalie, was 1 year old at the time when they received the diagnosis that she was severely globally developmentally delayed at a Twin Cities hospital. She...
The polls will be open from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 7
"We need people to get out and vote for the betterment of education," says Barry Olson, superintendent of Blooming School District 756. The polls will be open from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 7 with three referendum items on the ballot. Four school...
Because of wet weather conditions, the corn harvest timeline has been pushed back. Here, crews of Ingvalson Farms harvest a field just north of Blooming Prairie in Steele County. A light snowfall on Thursday night kept the farmers out of the corn fields on Friday, further delaying an already prolonged harvest season.
Southern Minnesota farmers had a good reason to be grumpy after a light dusting of snow struck overnight last Thursday. The snow forced Blooming Prairie area farmers to stay out of the corn fields on Friday because of wet conditions. "The snow causes the combines to get plugged up," said Jerry...
Kevin Walsh of rural Ellendale grew three giant pumpkins this year with the top two weighing in at 1,480 and 1,440 pounds. He earned honors at two contests in Iowa and Stillwater this fall. He is sitting on the pumpkin that was chosen as the ugliest pumpkin in one of the contests.
Kevin Walsh didn’t need to search very far or long for the great pumpkin this Halloween. He found it right in his rural Ellendale back yard. In fact, he stumbled across three giants of pumpkins weighing 1,480, 1,440 and 1,300 pounds each. The largest one brought him ninth place and a $300 cash...
Calvin Chambers assisted other volunteers Friday with building the house that his family will live in later this year. The house, which is located on Glendale Street in Owatonna, is being constructed through Habitat for Humanity of Steele-Waseca area. Chambers and his wife, Dessa, and their four children will enjoy the house once it’s completed.
Behind the backdrop of a beautiful fall day, 17 volunteers donated their sweat and talents to help build the latest Habitat for Humanity home in Steele County Friday. With hammers pounding and siding being cut to size, there were volunteers everywhere—inside and outside the home under construction...
 Alonso Hernandez has been a familiar face at the Steele County Food Shelf in Owatonna. A special spaghetti supper and silent auction are planned as a fundraiser for Hernandez from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Owatonna Eagles Club. Hernandez is scheduled to receive a kidney transplant on Oct. 24 from his son, Ashley.
He's a man who has helped many Steele County residents over the years. Now, it's time for the Steele County community to help Alonso Hernandez in his battle to improve his health, deteriorated by two malfunctioning kidneys. */ A spaghetti supper and silent auction will be held from 4-7 p.m....
 Worlein Funeral Home of Austin and Bloooming Prairie has unveiled The Empty Chair to pay tribute to veterans and their families. The chairs are placed at funeral services to honor a departed veteran.
Veterans are to be remembered with honor, believes the staff of Worlein Funeral Home of Blooming Prairie and Austin. Just two weeks ago, The Empty Chair, made its debut at funeral services at First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie for military veteran Joe Wurst of Blooming Prairie.  The Empty...
Blooming Prairie youngsters eager to expand their knowledge about keeping safe.
*/ Learning about fire safety can never start too young as evidenced by Blooming Prairie youngsters eager to expand their knowledge about keeping safe. On Thursday morning, three kindergarten classes toured the Blooming Prairie Fire Station and received fire prevention tips from firefighters Mike...
Carl Barber of Blooming Prairie has been a popular visitor to Central Park when he brings his two colorful parrots to entertain a crowd that gathers around him.
We have often heard the refrain, “Polly, want a cracker?” Well, now if you visit Central Park in Blooming Prairie on any afternoon, you may hear the refrain, “Holly, want a cracker?” Holly is Blooming Prairie resident Carl Barber’s beautifully colored Macaw parrot. Macaws are long-tailed, often...
Sisters Diedre Rahn, Kay Zellmer and Nancy Horn were searching for the name of their loved one honored at the Field of Flags in Blooming Prairie. The local cancer group put up 250 pink flags near Highway 218.
It was a record year for the Paint Blooming Prairie Pink event in 2017. With a sea of pink around town and various weekend activities, the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group cracked a new record of more than $60,000.  The crown was placed on all of the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group's benefit auctions...

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