LeMar Nelson, Staff Writer
A transplanted South Dakotan, Nelson received his college degree from Dakota State University at Madison and taught in that state for three years. He joined the high school faculty at Blooming Prairie in 1957 and spent the next 35 years on staff. Nelson served as an assistant coach in both football and basketball, assumed the Principal's position for five years, from 1966 to 1972 and then returned to the classroom.
Nelson advised the school paper and the annual, directed senior class plays, and was the speech director until his retirement in 1992. He has spent the last 21 years as a columnist and the sports editor of the Blooming Prairie Times newspaper.