On May 29, 2019, the Owatonna Eagles Aerie #1791 Summer Car Cruise-In Committee donated $1,601.50 to the Steele County Humane Society. The donation was raised during the summer of 2018 at the weekly Thursday night Summer Car Cruise-In. Every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., June — August (weather …

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Riley Millam, a graduating senior at Blooming Prairie High School, is the recipient of the annual Arkema Blooming Prairie Plant Scholarship Award. This $4,000 award is presented each year to a qualifying graduating senior from the Blooming Prairie High School. Half is give…

The book, Adrift by Stephen Callahan, is the story of a young man who built a vessel that was to sail him across the Atlantic Ocean. However, when he hit some extremely bad weather, the vessel went down and he existed on a raft for almost eighty days. Finally, he was saved from a watery grav…

We kicked off our summer at River Springs Water Park on Friday, June 7 and had our largest ever opening in the history of our water park! Thank you to all that came out, we had a blast with all of you! We do have some fun and exciting things happening this summer at River Springs. Our next u…

Births

OWATONNA — A boy, Boyd Lee Hanson, was born to Tabitha and Mitch Hanson on May 28, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

FARIBAULT — A girl, Emily Ava Britzius, was born to Jedidiah and Jill (Busker) Britzius on May 5, 2019 at the District One Hospital in Faribualt, Minnesota. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces.

OWATONNA — A boy, Griffin James Palm, was born on November 28, 2018 at the Owatonna Hospital to Jonathan and Sarah Palm. He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce.

AUSTIN — A boy, Everett Dale Marsh, was born at the Mayo Clinic in Austin, Minnesota on Jan. 24, 2019 to Daniel and Kelsey (Livingood) Marsh. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

Engagements

Weddings

OWATONNA — Roger and Doris Borchardt were married on June 6, 1959 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minnesota.

BELMONT — Shelly Rogers, formerly of Owatonna, Minnesota, and Alec Rogers, formerly of New Fairfield, Connecticut, married on Dec. 21, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Glen (Fuzz) and Kay Nelson of Blooming Prairie were married on Dec. 28, 1968 at St. Joseph's Church in Owatonna, Minnesota.

OWATONNA — Jim and Kay Leonard were married on Dec. 27, 1968 at the Methodist Church in Clear Lake, Iowa. 

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