Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Big Red gets a power wash by Mike Mussman of Claremont in preparation for the Craig Morgan Concert during the Steele County Fair. Mussman pulled out the combine from the shed last week in order to get it all shined up for the concert.  Staff photo by Rick Bussler
When the call went out for Big Red, Mike Mussman of rural Claremont jumped at the chance to showcase his International combine. Mussman’s International 1460 combine will be highlighted at the Craig Morgan concert on Friday, Aug. 20. It will be featured as Morgan performs his hit song, International...
Members of the Steele County Sheriff’s Office visit Zoey Thorne of Owatonna to express their gratitude for her calmness in calling 911 while her grandfather was experiencing a medical emergency. Shown with Thorne are Deputy Caleb Buck, left, and his K-9 partner, Willow, and Sheriff Lon Thiele.  STAFF PHOTO BY RICK BUSSLER
In the face of chaos, 8-year-old Zoey Thorne knows exactly what to do. On July 27, Zoey was at her grandparents in rural Steele County when she found herself in the middle of an emergency requiring her to call 911 and provide pertinent information to dispatch about the emergency. Sheriff Lon Thiele...
Staff photo by Rick Bussler
For Cheryl Meger, retirement will give her an opportunity to reconnect with the community she has lived in for more than two decades but often was away from. After 32 years in education, Meger is ready for a new challenge with some people she knows well. She is joining her family’s businesses,...
Lead vocalist Paige Peterson and lead guitarist Aaron Fitzgerald perform with their six-piece group, Street Talk at the 11@7 concert series. Peterson teaches music to elementary students in Owatonna and Fitzgerald resides in Medford. The bands lead singer Marcus Padilla also resides in Owatonna. When not on stage with Street Talk, Padilla enjoys helping the Praise Team at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Her students know she’s a teacher by day and rockstar by night. But they know Paige Peterson, the lead vocalist for Street Talk, as Mrs. Huse. Peterson is her stage name. Former student and soon-to-be fifth grader Raelynn Doyon recognized Peterson immediately at the 11@7 concert series Thursday...
AUG 7 - BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Boy identified in ATV crash by BP The boy killed in Wednesday’s ATV crash near Blooming Prairie has been identified as Shay Buer, 11, of Hayfield. Authorities say the boy died after the ATV he had been riding was found on top of him, pinning him under water. He was...
NRHEG pitcher Sophie Stork goes into her windup during a game this past spring. After pitching every inning of every game and leading the Panthers to a 22-4 record, she was named first-team All-State by the Minnesota Fastpitch Coaches' Association.  SUBMITTED PHOTO
It was something New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva pitcher Sophie Stork never saw coming. But after pitching every inning of every game and leading the Panthers to a 22-4 record, the best in school history, she was one of just 14 Class AA softball players named first-team All-State by the...
Tom Brick purchased Owatonna Shoe in downtown Owatonna from his father, Jim, in 1977. The store was founded in 1946 by Lorenz Schuster. Jim Brick managed the store and several others for Schuster before buying the Owatonna store in 1967. STAFF PHOTO BY DEB FLEMMING
Tom Brick’s first memories of Owatonna Shoe involve sweeping the stairs, breaking down boxes and the smells of leather. He was a youngster at the time and his father, Jim Brick, managed the store for Lorenz Schuster, the original owner. Brick said his father purchased the store from Schuster in...
Showing off the record $3,316,000 check raised during the 2021 Federated Challenge are, from left: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota Executive Director Michelle Redman, BBBS of Central Minnesota Executive Director Jackie Johnson, BBBS Twin Cities CEO Patrick Sukhum, BBBS of America President and CEO Artis Stevens, and Federated Challenge co-chairs Marty and Jeff Fetters.  SUBMITTED PHOTO
It proved to be another record for this year’s Federated Challenge. The 2021 Federated Challenge raised a record-breaking $3,316,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters, during its 17th annual gala on July 25. During this sweet reunion, a record 67 prominent businesses and more than 500 generous people...
United Way of Steele County President Annette Duncan on Monday named Aron Welch coordinator of Positive Community Norms, the new drug and alcohol prevention program based at Blooming Prairie High School. He will begin his new role on Aug. 16. Welch has a bachelor’s degree in public health education...
A softball fan uses his credit card to buy some softball apparel at41st annual Corky’s Early Bird Softball Tournament held in Owatonna this past weekend. STAFF PHOTO BY ALEX NUEHRING
With some 200 softball teams in town, it’s not surprising that all of the hotel and motel rooms in Owatonna were booked this past weekend. “It’s a little crazy, but crazy is good,” said Karen Pehrson, director of Conventions and Tourism for the Owatonna Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. “Every...

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