OWATONNA — CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) recently made a donation of $2500 to the Owatonna Foundation. “We are extremely grateful to CLA for their ongoing support. Their commitment helps us to continue the Foundation’s mission of improving the quality of life for present and future generations by…

OWATONNA — Owatonna High School students Ibra Roble and Ethan Hunt were sponsored by the Owatonna Rotary Clubs to attend Camp Enterprise Nov. 7-9. Camp Enterprise is held at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi in Loretto, Minnesota and is conducted by Minnesota Rotary Club business leaders and entrepreneurs.…

STEELE — December nights are cold, but the early sunsets offer an opportunity to view stars and planets early in the evening, even if only for a minute or two. The incredibly bright planet Venus can be seen within a half hour after sunset.

Have you ever uttered the phrase, “I am tired of being tired?” When people say this to me, the first thing I ask is, “Do you drink enough water?” Dehydration is one of the main causes of excessive fatigue, yet many don‘t realize they are dehydrated. Besides fatigue, other signs of dehydratio…

As the temperatures start to drop and with one snowfall behind us already, the Parks and Recreation department is getting ready to provide you with some recreational opportunities this winter.

STEELE — Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross ensure a suffici…


OWATONNA — A girl, Melia Nicole Lutz, was born on Aug. 2, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital to Helen Sell and Trevor Lutz. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.

OWATONNA — A girl, Alma Lori Slowinski, was born on Sept. 19, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital to Nick and Stacy (Wencl) Slowinski. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

OWATONNA — A girl, Aleah Ruby Nelson, was born on Oct. 1, 2019 to Chad and Amanda (Seykora) Nelson. She weighed 8 pounds.

OWATONNA — A boy, Kyzen Hendrix Bowers, was born on Oct. 9, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital to Mariah Spatenka and Shayne Bowers. He weighed 3.6 pounds.

HASTINGS — A boy, Hendrix John McSherry, was born on Sept. 27, 2019 at Regina Hospital in Hastings, Minnesota to Jason and Nicole (Williams) McSherry. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.



OWATONNA — Emmet and Rosemary Gallagher were married on Oct. 21, 1950 at Sacred Heart Church in Waseca. They will celebrate their anniversary with family. Cards are welcome and may be sent to 334 Cedardale Dr. SE. Apt. A6, Owatonna.

OWATONNA — Jeff and Carrie Knippel will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 from 3-5 p.m. at their home in Owatonna. No gifts, please.

OWATONNA — Nicole Mae (Kain) Heers and Nathan Robert Heers of Owatonna, Minnesota were married on June 8, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Owatonna. The Rev. John Weisenburger and Rev. Julie Ryan officiated the double ring ceremony.

OWATONNA — Jack and Marilyn Dillemuth were married on Sept. 12, 1959 at St. Joseph’s Church. Happy 60th anniversary, Jack and Marilyn.

Duane and Lorraine Yule are celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5. They were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna.

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