Take a step outside and enjoy the calm still air that surrounds us with warmth on these fall days. Next week sounds colder so get out and sit under the beautiful colored trees and savor in the moment of still, and calm and take a deep breath to cleanse your body and rid yourself of unwanted stress.

I recently came across this quote by L.M. Montgomery: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” This quote is so true for me. October is my favorite month! I love fall; it's my favorite season. I really love all the seasons but there's just something about fall that makes it …

This summer I got married and my husband and I were lucky enough to spend our honeymoon in Iceland, “The Land of Fire and Ice.” Iceland is known for it’s extreme geological contrasts. It is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes.

OWATONNA — Riverland Community College will host four separate career cluster focused events based at the campus where the programs are located. The goal of this event is to provide a focused, worthwhile career exploration experience involving hands-on activities and demonstrations – as well…

Question: Minnesota just recently enacted a hands-free while driving law, but many states do not have such a law. How is this enforced when people from out of state are traveling on our Interstate highways? I have not seen any signs go up stating that Minnesota is Hands-Free. Would violators…

OWATONNA — Ten years ago, on Oct. 16, 2009, the new Owatonna Hospital officially opened its doors to patients. It replaced the original Owatonna Hospital which dated back to 1901 when a two story brick house opened its doors to patients. Today, the new Owatonna Hospital is a major hub of the…

FARIBAULT — The Merlin Players opens its twenty-fifth season with the comedy, “Leading Ladies” written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Artistic Director Julianna Skluzacek. The production runs Oct. 25, 26, Nov. 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Paradise Center …

Births

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 — A girl, Margo Marie Gendron, was born to Nate and Lauren (Henrikson) Gendron on Sept. 5, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

OWATONNA — A girl, Ava Kathryn Anderson, was born on June 5, 2019 at Allina Health Owatonna Hospital to Eric and Karen (Pfarr) Anderson of Waseca. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

Engagements

Weddings

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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