Saturday, February 27, 2021

Education

Three Steele County educators are finalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Kim Goblirsch and Sara Markham, both teachers at Medford Public Schools, and Jessica Wagner, teacher at Owatonna Public Schools, have been chosen among 75 finalists for the state competition. An independent panel of...
St. Mary's fifth-grade teacher Cheryl Kasper answers questions from her students during the inauguration ceremonies.
Cheryl Kasper’s fifth-grade class at St. Mary’s School in Owatonna watched President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris be sworn into office on Jan. 20. Kasper said it was important for the kids to watch, because it provided a lesson of democracy in action in the United States. “I think...
Distance learning in the Owatonna Schools will continue longer than expected. Last week administrators determined it would be necessary to remain in the distance learning model through at least Thursday, Jan. 7 for the “continued safety of our students, staff and community,” said Superintendent...
Back in March of 2019, former Superintendent Barry Olson, received a call from a law office in California, Mo., indicating that they were handling the Estate of James A. Underwood. Olson was told that the late Mr. Underwood had left instructions in his estate documents that the remainder of his...
It was a family affair as brothers Alex, Wyatt and Colton Hemann were accompanied to the first day of school (Sept. 8) at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School by their mom, Misty.
What's new in the classroom? Let's find out by reading what our Blooming Prairie Elementary School teachers have to say about returning to the classroom after being away from students for more than six months. Most of the teachers, kindergarten through sixth grade, are ecstatic and joyful about...
After hearing Blooming Prairie Schools Superintendent Chris Staloch explain a Safe Learning Plan to return students to school, the board voted unanimously to approve a COVID-19 education plan. Listening to Staloch in a Power Point presentation explain the numbers game of county cases of COVID-19,...
It was the Awesome Blossoms of Blooming Prairie vs. the Spuds of Moorhead in the annual Minnesota State High School League Nickname Challenge. The Spuds edged the Blossoms for the mascot nickname championship.
It was a battle to the finish in the annual Minnesota State High School League Nickname Challenge. Combatants in the championship of the MSHSL contest were the Awesome Blossoms of Blooming Prairie and the Spuds of Moorhead. Voting ended on June 29 with the Spuds winning the challenge of having the...
The 761 Foundation recently awarded scholarships totaling nearly $140,000 to 20 Owatonna High School (OHS) graduates. Since its inception more than 25 years ago, the 761 Foundation has awarded nearly $1.4 million in scholarships to OHS graduates. In announcing this year’s scholarship recipients,...
Not just once, but twice within the past 2½ years Logan Pleschourt has bounced back from a near death situation. Despite the daunting task of battling cancer, Pleschourt graduated from Medford High School Friday night. Pleschourt, who has been diagnosed two different times with Stage 4B Hodgkin’s...
Because of the coronavirus, many high schools nationwide chose to honor their graduating seniors of 2020 with a special and unique commencement. Blooming Prairie did just that for its 118th graduation in the school's history. Sunday's graduation honoring 50 graduates was a virtual one. In fact,...

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