Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Hometown Living

Three youth group members dressed up as mice, calling themselves the Three Mousketeers. Left to right are teenagers Parker Moore, Spencer Steckelberg and Parker Holton.
One may not have found ghosts, goblins or grim reapers, but the Pumpkin Carving and Trunk or Treat event at the Associated Church in Owatonna offered plenty of fun for kids and adults on Friday night.   In its fifth year, the pumpkin carving event was organized by the Ministry Team at Associated...
Katie and Justin Nelson enjoy some quiet time outdoors with their children, Myles and Mavrik.  
We have special interest groups who continue with this false narrative suggesting virtually anyone wearing a uniform and badge is broken, is a danger to our communities, and is systemically racist. We have state leaders with absolutely no experience in law enforcement who are now the experts – who...
This past weekend six-year-old Kasson Belsaas, along with his parents, Drew and Jamie, plus two-year-old sister Emery, spent three days seeing the sights of the community. Jamie explained they had four names picked out at the hospital when their son was born and one of them was Cassen but they...
Peggy Koan of Owatonna has battled depression and anxiety for more than 40 years. She now believes that she is on the road to recovery with the support of many people.
It has been a more than 40-year battle, but Peggy Koan believes she is finally controlling her battle with depression and anxiety. “I think my depression has turned out to be a gift. I say that because the compassion that I have developed, the empathy that I have developed for people in pain, I...
For the first time in history, the Centennial Showboat, docked off Harriet Island, is being used as a venue for a historical display. Amy Noble Seitz, founder and CEO of Exhibits Development Group, is shown alongside the boat, a home to Treasures of Napoléon exhibit in St. Paul until Jan. 10, 2016.
Many adjectives could be used to describe Blooming Prairie Blossom graduate of 1986, Amy Noble Seitz, founder and chief executive officer of the Exhibits Development Group (EDG). Let’s start off with adventurous, effervescent, successful, entrepreneurial, family-driven, fun-loving, committed,...
The proposed Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial would recognize all men and women who have served, or will serve, in the United States Armed Forces.  Submitted photo. <!--break-->
The special Veterans Day observance on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club will be marked by the kickoff of a fundraising campaign for a Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial that will be constructed just east of the Servicemen’s Club. Tom Peterson, chairman of the Blooming...
After many happy years of painting and crafting together, the group still enjoys hosting their annual craft show. Pictured above, from left to right in the front row, are current group members Nancy Kepka, Patty Hocking, Mary Trautman and Deb French. In the second row are Mandra Peterson, Rose Halla and Melanie Teders. In the back row is Nancy Penning. Nancy Nelson, Katie Ladwig, Becca Penning. Kathy Grenier and Denise Running are not pictured.
What began with a shared love of painting has now grown into a multi-generational event that’s garnered a loyal following.  This year, the Creative Crafts show celebrates its 20th anniversary.  The Creative Crafts event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the...
The Haberman family live and breathe autumn entertainment at their family-operated Oak View Nursery Pumpkin Patch. A visit to Oak View Nursery Pumpkin Patch is more than just picking out the perfect pumpkin. Between choosing the perfect pumpkin to take home and over thirty autumnal activities, many...
Craig Aarsvold, 13, of Dodge Center, right, explains his refinished table to a judge on the far left during 4-H conference judging at the Minnesota State Fair Friday afternoon. There were other 4-H’ers from around the state listening in during the judging session. Aarsvold won a trip in the shop project and earned a red ribbon.
Despite a physical disability, Craig Aarsvold carries on with life just like anyone else, and he’s using the 4-H program to prove it. The Dodge Center teenager operates with only one arm as he was born without a right arm. He’s actually pretty handy when it comes to making things as he made a shop...


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