Saturday, December 4, 2021
Representatives of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) accept an anonymous $250,000 donation earmarked for the Leo Augusta Academy of Blooming Prairie. Accepting the donation are Rae Jean Hansen and Tim Penny of SMIF, from left, and Amy Hinzmann, Doug Anderson and Sara Winzenburg of the academy. The Academy has now raised $1.25 million of its $3 million goal. Staff photo by Rick Bussler
A new academy for childcare slated to open in Blooming Prairie next spring may not have its nonprofit status yet, but that isn't stopping the organization from ra
Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele, left, talks about the day four employees at the Steele County Detention Center saved an inmate’s life. Sgt. Greg Huebbe, Cpl. Jesse Steneman and nurse Leah Kent performed CPR for several minutes after the man’s heart stopped. Officer Matt Gwin was also part of the crew, but wasn’t able to attend the presentation at last week’s county board meeting. Staff photo by Kay Fate
If ever there was a time for a lesson to stick, it was Oct. 12.
Beth Fink and her sons, Max, left, and Zac are eager to spread holiday cheer in their Owatonna neighborhood. They are hosting a holiday parade on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on 16th Street S.E.  Submitted photo
Beth Fink and her neighbors know how to throw a party, at least when it comes to the Christmas holiday season.
Tanya Ackerman, left, and Lorita Placencia began their Thanksgiving celebrations a day early. The two became the 78th and 79th graduates of Steele Waseca Drug Court on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Lorita Placencia and Tanya Ackerman were both smiling as they accepted accolades from Third Judicial District Chief Judge Joseph A. Bueltel.
Angie Langlie read aloud from a book at last week’s Owatonna School Board meeting that she said is on a shelf of the local middle school library, which serves six
A two vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Dodge County has critically injured an Owatonna teenager.
Representatives of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) accept an anonymous $250,000 donation earmarked for the Leo Augusta Academy of Blooming Prairie. Accepting the donation are Rae Jean Hansen and Tim Penny of SMIF, from left, and Amy Hinzmann, Doug Anderson and Sara Winzenburg of the academy. The Academy has now raised $1.25 million of its $3 million goal. Staff photo by Rick Bussler
Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele, left, talks about the day four employees at the Steele County Detention Center saved an inmate’s life. Sgt. Greg Huebbe, Cpl. Jesse Steneman and nurse Leah Kent performed CPR for several minutes after the man’s heart stopped. Officer Matt Gwin was also part of the crew, but wasn’t able to attend the presentation at last week’s county board meeting. Staff photo by Kay Fate
Beth Fink and her sons, Max, left, and Zac are eager to spread holiday cheer in their Owatonna neighborhood. They are hosting a holiday parade on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on 16th Street S.E.  Submitted photo
Tanya Ackerman, left, and Lorita Placencia began their Thanksgiving celebrations a day early. The two became the 78th and 79th graduates of Steele Waseca Drug Court on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Freshman forward Anna Mollenhauer focuses in before a faceoff attempt in the offensive zone. Owatonna managed to control possession of the puck for most of the game as a result of regularly winning faceoffs. Staff photo by Johnnie Phillips
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 1:29pm
The Owatonna girls hockey team beat Rochester Century 3-0 last week, outshooting Century by 42 to four while dominating possession of the puck and time on attack. Owatonna gained a 1-0 lead 12:26 into the first period thanks to a goal by...
Representatives of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) accept an anonymous $250,000 donation earmarked for the Leo Augusta Academy of Blooming Prairie. Accepting the donation are Rae Jean Hansen and Tim Penny of SMIF, from left, and Amy Hinzmann, Doug Anderson and Sara Winzenburg of the academy. The Academy has now raised $1.25 million of its $3 million goal. Staff photo by Rick Bussler
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 1:36am
A new academy for childcare slated to open in Blooming Prairie next spring may not have its nonprofit status yet, but that isn't stopping the organization from raising money to make the center a reality. In a unique partnership, Leo...
Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele, left, talks about the day four employees at the Steele County Detention Center saved an inmate’s life. Sgt. Greg Huebbe, Cpl. Jesse Steneman and nurse Leah Kent performed CPR for several minutes after the man’s heart stopped. Officer Matt Gwin was also part of the crew, but wasn’t able to attend the presentation at last week’s county board meeting. Staff photo by Kay Fate
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 1:31am
If ever there was a time for a lesson to stick, it was Oct. 12. That’s the day an inmate at the Steele County Detention Center collapsed, apparently from a cardiac issue. Greg Huebbe was in the pod that morning when the man’s cellmate “...
Beth Fink and her sons, Max, left, and Zac are eager to spread holiday cheer in their Owatonna neighborhood. They are hosting a holiday parade on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on 16th Street S.E.  Submitted photo
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 1:27am
Beth Fink and her neighbors know how to throw a party, at least when it comes to the Christmas holiday season. Last year they decided at the last minute to host a holiday parade of visitors to their Owatonna neighborhood along 16th Street...

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