Friday, February 23, 2018

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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,...
Jim Gleason turned in his resignation to the Steele County Free Fair effective Jan. 1.
Minnesota’s top county fair will be without a manager beginning next week. On Friday, Jim Gleason, who has been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer since October, turned in his resignation to the Steele County Free Fair effective Jan. 1. He began as assistant manager in 2011 under former...
The Owatonna Huskies captured the state Class 5A Football Championship Saturday night at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Huskies crushed Elk River 63-26 to capture the state title. This is the second time Owatonna has won the state football title. The last time was in 2013. The Times will...
Pastor Heidi Heimgartner on Nov. 15 began her new role as senior pastor of First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie. She is shown with a new stole given to her by the congregation.
The Rev. Heidi Heimgartner, associate pastor at First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie for the past 16 years, has a new calling. She officially began her duties on Wednesday, Nov. 15, as the new senior pastor at First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie. "You're on redial!  GET IT, THEY CALLED...
Owatonna police detective Joel Hunt demonstrates the newest technology available to local law enforcement as well as other city departments. The city has purchased a drone, which will be activated by the beginning of the year for emergency situations like search and rescues, chemical spills, armed suspects and missing persons.
Emergency personnel in Steele County will soon have an extra eye to aide in protecting the safety of area residents.  The Owatonna Police Department is in the process of launching a drone to assist officers and firefighters with search and rescue missions, as well as other emergency situations in...
 Two sentenced for the June 2016 killing of Richard Jurgensen of Medford .
Two men will be spending considerable time behind bars for their involvement in the 2016 drug-related homicide in Steele County. On Monday, Judge Joseph Bueltel sentenced Cyrus Trevino to more than 32 years in prison and Gerald Blevins to 12 years for killing Richard Jurgensen of Medford in a...
The results are in from the Blooming Prairie School District 756 elections Tuesday. All three referendum questions passed. There were 601 total votes cast. Question 1 passed 393-206, Question 2 passed 364-234 and Question 3 passed 363-234. The school board race included three incumbents and one...

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