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hank you for choosing the Owatonna Guide, an invaluable guide to the City of Owatonna and the surrounding area for visitors and residents alike. This edition of the Owatonna Guide, produced in cooperation with the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, is designed to help make your stay in Owatonna as comfortable, enjoyable and productive as possible. Whether you are enjoying our world-class attractions, fascinating historical sites, spectacular parks and walkways or the incredible shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment opportunities, we want your Owatonna experience to be an unforgettable one. This booklet is prepared by the Owatonna People’s Press and funded by area advertisers. We hope you will patronize them. For additional information about Owatonna, contact the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, 320 Hoffman Drive, (507) 451-7970; Web site: www.owatonna.org. For questions and comments on the editorial or advertising content within this Guide, contact the Owatonna People’s Press 135 W. Pearl Street (507) 451-2840 Web site: www.owatonna.com

Table of Contents

Advertising Index ............... 2-3 Jewel of the Prairie.................. 4 New to Town............................. 6 Weather.....................................10 A Glimpse into History.........12 Business & Industry...............20 Agriculture...............................24 Horizons of Health Care......26 Senior Citizens........................30 Excelling in Education.........34 Opportunities for Youth......38 Communities of Faith...........42

Owatonna Public Library....50 Map of Owatonna.................52 Downtown Map.....................54 Lodging.....................................56 Meeting Places.......................57 Parks and Trails.......................62 The Great Outdoors..............74 A Community of Artists.......76 Goods and Services..............83 Guide to Dining......................92 Calendar of Events................96

A special project of the OWATONNA PEOPLE’S PRESS 135 W. Pearl St., Owatonna, MN 55060 PUBLISHER Ron Ensley ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Debbie Ensley MANAGING EDITOR Jeffrey Jackson ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVES Betty Frost, Diane Gengler, Rachel Ebbers, Deb Theisen, Luke Brown AD DESIGN Jenine Kubista, Kelly Kubista, Paul Ristau, Sue Schuster COVER DESIGN Kate Townsend-Noet Page Designer Tony Borreson Owatonna Guide 2012-2013 is distributed to subscribers and readers of the Owatonna People’s Press as well as at local lodging properties and businesses, and the front counter of the Owatonna People’s Press and Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. All rights reserved ©2012.


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Advertising Index Accounting Stockwell Accounting ........................................................................... 33 Airport Owatonna Degner Regional Airport .................................................. 59 Apartments LifeStyle, Inc. .......................................................................................... 87 Assisted Living/Senior Living Brookdale Senior Living/Clare Bridge................................................ 59 Countryside & Brooks Senior Living.................................................. 67 Koda Living Community/Park Place .................................................. 97 Morehouse Place.................................................................................... 65 Realife Cooperative ............................................................................... 45 Valleyview of Owatonna, LLC ............................................................... 9 Whispering Oak Assisted Living ......................................................... 47 Attorneys Catherine Brown Furness ..................................................................... 17 Einhaus, Mattison, Carver & Haberman, PA..................................... 17 Kent Rossi ............................................................................................... 17 Patton, Hoversten & Berg, PA .............................................................. 17

Clubs & Organizations 20 Rifle & Pistol Club ............................................................................ 69 Advocate for Developmental Disabilities ........................................... 69 Little Theatre .......................................................................................... 69 Owatonna Arts Center.......................................................................... 68 Owatonna Business Women ................................................................ 68 Salvation Army ...................................................................................... 69 State School Orphanage.................................................................. 69, 71 Steele County 4-H ................................................................................. 68 Steele County Food Shelf...................................................................... 68 Steele County Historical Society ......................................................... 59 Trinity Nursery School ......................................................................... 68 V.F.W Post #3723 ................................................................................... 65 Wee Pals .................................................................................................. 68 Young Life ............................................................................................... 68 Coffee House Central Park Coffee ............................................................................... 35 Computer Services Abraham Consulting Technologies..................................................... 85 Northstar Computers ............................................................................ 93

Automotive Car Time of Owatonna ......................................................................... 73 City Auto Glass ...................................................................................... 85 Ellis Body Shop ...................................................................................... 55 Georgescars.com.................................................................................... 97 Jerry’s Owatonna Auto Sales ................................................................ 67 Keck’s Repair .......................................................................................... 43 McCabe Motors ..................................................................................... 51 Mark’s Repair ......................................................................................... 35 Thunder Valley Auto ............................................................................. 87

Copiers Able Copiers ........................................................................................... 95

Beauty/Nail Salons HaiRevolution ........................................................................................ 23 Salon -e- Clips ........................................................................................ 89 Westbridge Salon ..................................................................................... 5

Electrical/Utilities Cole’s Electric ......................................................................................... 19 Owatonna Public Utilities .................................................................... 31 R&K Electric .......................................................................................... 91 Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric .................................................... 33

Chamber of Commerce Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism ....................... 59 Chiropractic Dow Chiropractic .................................................................................. 87 Churches Associated Church ................................................................................ 80 Bethel Church ........................................................................................ 81 Christian Family Church ...................................................................... 83 Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church ................................................ 80 Countryside Christian Church ............................................................ 80 Destiny Christian Church .................................................................... 82 Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church .......................................... 80 First Baptist Church .............................................................................. 81 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church....................................................... 80 New Life Community Church ............................................................. 80 Our Savior Lutheran Church ............................................................... 82 Sacred Heart Catholic Church ............................................................. 81 St. John Lutheran Church..................................................................... 81 St. Joseph Catholic Church .................................................................. 82 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church ................................................................... 81 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church .................................................................. 82 Trinity Lutheran Church ...................................................................... 83 United Methodist Church .................................................................... 82

Dental Main Street Dental ................................................................................ 43 Education Independent School District 761......................................................... 25 Owatonna Community Education ...................................................... 13 Riverland Community College ............................................ Back Cover

Employment Agency Express Employment Professionals..................................................... 23 Specialty Personnel................................................................................ 79 Events Bridal Fair ............................................................................................... 91 Steele County Free Fair ......................................................................... 41 Extinguishers Extinguisher Services ............................................................................ 63 Farm &Yard Equipment Ag Power................................................................................................. 55 Northland Farm Systems ...................................................................... 25 Financial/Mortgage Profinium Financial .............................................................................. 89 Profinium Financial Group .................................................................. 51 Wells Federal Bank ................................................................................... 5 Flooring & Decorating Nelson Decorating Center.................................................................... 55


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Advertising Index Fuel/Propane Al-Corn Clean Fuel ............................................................................... 75 Central Valley Co-op ............................................................................ 15 Golf Brooktree Golf Club .............................................................................. 11 Owatonna Country Club...................................................................... 56 Government City of Owatonna .................................................................................. 95 Grocery Cash Wise Foods ................................................................................... 67 Health Care/Fitness Mayo Clinic Health System ................................ 43, Inside Front Cover Owatonna Hospital ............................................................................... 77 South Central Human Relations Center ............................................ 56 Steele County Public Health ................................................................ 63 West Hills Tennis & Fitness.................................................................. 51 Heating & Cooling K.S.W. Roofing & Heating .................................................................... 39 Owatonna Heating & Cooling ............................................................. 13 Industries Cedar Valley Services ............................................................................ 48 Crown, Cork & Seal .............................................................................. 48 Cybex ...................................................................................................... 85 Finnegan’s Welding................................................................................ 85 Huber Supply ......................................................................................... 49 Josten’s ..................................................................................................... 49 Lakeside Foods....................................................................................... 48 L&D Metal Recycling ............................................................................ 37 Modern Metal Products ....................................................................... 49 Pearson.................................................................................................... 91 Wenger Corporation ............................................................................. 48 Insurance/Investments Farm Bureau Financial Services .......................................................... 61 Farmer’s Insurance Group .................................................................... 61 Federated Insurance ............................................60, Inside Back Cover Heinz Insurance ..................................................................................... 60 Marie Schuette Insurance Agency ....................................................... 61 State Farm Insurance/Plemel Agency ................................................. 60 TPS Insurance Agency .......................................................................... 61 License Randall’s License Bureau ...................................................................... 67 Lodging AmericInn Owatonna ........................................................................... 27 Holiday Inn & Suites ............................................................................. 99 Microtel Inn ........................................................................................... 39 Northrop Oftedahl House .................................................................... 55 Super 8 .................................................................................................... 35 Media Owatonna People’s Press........................................................................ 97

Monument Owatonna Granite & Monument ........................................................ 97 Museum State School Orphanage Museum ....................................................... 71 Preschool/Day Care Good Shepherd Preschool.................................................................... 28 Kid’s Korner Educare Center ............................................................... 28 Owatonna Montessori Children’s House............................................ 28 Parent Provider Connection ................................................................ 28 St. Isidore School ................................................................................... 28 St. Mary’s Preschool .............................................................................. 28 Steele County Child Care ..................................................................... 29 Trinity Nursery School ......................................................................... 29 Wee Pals Child Care Center ................................................................. 29 Printing J-C Press.................................................................................................. 15 Real Estate/Townhome ERA Gillespie Real Estate ..................................................................... 19 Prudential Advantage Realty ................................................................. 7 Riverwood Parks & Morehouse, Inc. .................................................. 89 Restaurants/Pizza Costas Candies & Restaurant............................................................... 19 El Tequila ................................................................................................ 87 Famous Dave’s ........................................................................................ 63 Pizza Hut................................................................................................. 47 Pizza Ranch ............................................................................................ 23 Plaza Morena Campestre Grill ............................................................ 37 Rose Street Pizzeria ............................................................................... 45 Sportsman’s Grille.................................................................................. 93 Timber Lodge Steakhouse .................................................................... 79 Torey’s Restaurant & Bar ...................................................................... 41 Retail/Miscellaneous Country Goods ...................................................................................... 65 Cumberland’s Northwest Trappers ..................................................... 45 Envision Home Theater ........................................................................ 91 Jean Marie Gifts & More....................................................................... 39 Manke’s Outdoor Equipment & Appliances ...................................... 21 Sette Sports Center .................................................................................. 9 St. Clair’s for Men .................................................................................. 37 Uncle Tom’s Antique Mall .................................................................... 65 Wireless World/Verizon Wireless........................................................ 95 Towing Sweet Towing & Repair ......................................................................... 79 Transportation First Choice Shuttle ............................................................................... 89 Tonna Taxi Service .................................................................................. 9 Veterinarian Heartland Animal Hospital .................................................................. 97 Owatonna Veterinary Hospital ............................................................ 11 Waste Management Stewart Sanitation.................................................................................. 51

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Owatonna: Jewel of the Prairie

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or hundreds of years before the arrival of the first white settlers, Native Americans camped on the banks of a river they called “Ouitunya,” which means “straight.” Today, the major river that runs through Steele County, Minn., is still called the Straight River, and the name of the county’s principal city, “Owatonna,” bears the echo of the name of the river that flows through it.

Legend has it that “Princess Owatonna,” the daughter of Chief Wabena, became ill during a winter of many sorrows. Her father had heard of the curing magic waters known as “Minnewaucan” and advised his daughter to drink of those waters. The young princess followed her father’s advice and drank from the rich mineral water bubbling from POPULATION the springs and was Owatonna: 25,570 restored back to Steele County: 36,534 health. According Source: 2011 U.S. Census to legend, the healing waters are those of the Straight River in Mineral Springs. Since 1933, a statue of Princess Owatonna has stood in Mineral Springs Park to mark the legend. While the historical accuracy of the legend may be doubtful, the story speaks of how the beautiful tree-filled city of Owatonna, built on the shore of the Straight River, has attracted people to the area for years and of why it continues to draw people to the community. But don’t take just our word for it.

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continued from 4 In July 2009, Money Magazine, a national financial magazine, named Owatonna as one of the top 100 small towns in the United States to live in — and the only small town in Greater Minnesota that made the list. The study ranked cities of a population between 8,500 and 50,000 on a variety of factors, including strong local economies, good schools, restaurants, affordable housing and a low crime rate. Editors of Money said of the city: “This self- proclaimed ‘Jewel of the Prairie’ — surrounded by tall meadows, wildflowers and farmland — is full of people who love the great outdoors. Hiking, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing are popular in the city’s 24 parks, as is fishing and canoeing at Lake Kohlmier.” Located at the crossroads of Interstate 35, U.S. Highway 14 and U.S. Highway 218, Owatonna sits at the center of southern Minnesota. The Twin Cities lie just a 60-minute drive to the north, with Rochester just 45 miles to the east and Mankato 45 miles to the west. Its location has made Owatonna a hub of the Interstate-35 corridor and a community that has attracted business and industry, as well as people who enjoy the outdoors.

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Moving to a new community always offers new opportunities, but it also can present a few challenges. Here are some helpful things to know if you are new to Owatonna. City government The mayor and city council members are the elected leaders of the city government. They are elected to four-year terms with four members elected in November of even-numbered years. Meetings are held 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 540 West Hills Circle. The city council makes all policy decisions in matters such as legislation, zoning, budgets and improvement projects. The council hires the city attorney and city administrator, and confirms appointments to the city’s boards, commissions, and department head positions.

NUMBERS TO KNOW • Mayor, City Council and City Administrator, 540 West Hills Circle: 444-4300 • Police (non-emergency): 444-3800 • Owatonna Public Utilities: 451-2480 • Parks and Recreation: 444-4321

QUICK FACTS County: Steele Region: Southeast School District: 761 Distance from Minneapolis / St. Paul: 60 miles US Congressional District: 1 Minnesota Senate District: 24 Minnesota House Districts: 24A, 24B Area Code: 507 Zip Code: 55060

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Property taxes

• City Tax Rate: 57.33 percent • County Tax Rate: 62.97 percent • School Tax Rate: 20.05 percent • State Tax Rate: 71.85 percent • Misc. Tax Rate: 0.72percent • Total Tax Rate: 141.07 percent • Total Taxable Market Value: $1,420,272,700 (includes commercial, residential, other)

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• Electric and gas service is provided to the Owatonna community by the Owatonna Public Utilities (451-2480) along with Alliant Energy [(507) 373-2371] or Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric (451-7340). Where you live determines who provides your service. • Natural gas service is provided by the Owatonna Public Utilities (4512480). • Water service is provided by Owatonna Public Utilities (451-2480) from wells pumped from the Jordan Aquifers. • Telephone Service is provided by Qwest, Jaguar Communications, and Charter. For new residential service through Qwest, call (800) 244-1111. For new business service through Qwest, call (800) 603-6000. For service through Jaguar Communications, call 214-1000. For service from Charter, call (888) GET-CHARTER.

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Media Owatonna People’s Press, a daily newspaper, 135 W. Pearl St., 451-2840 KRFO AM 1390, Kat Kountry 105 Radio: 451-2250 KORN 92.1: 444-9224 KOWZ 100.9 FM, 92.1 KRUE, 1170 KOWZ AM Radio: 444-9224 Charter Communications: (800) 581-0081

Library Owatonna Public Library is located at 105 N. Elm Ave., at the corner of Broadway and Elm. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Library is open Sunday from 1-5 p.m. October through April. The phone number is 444-2460.

Licenses • Auto: Auto and driver’s licenses can be renewed at the Drivers and Vehicle License office at 1825 S. Elm Ave. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Phone number is 451-2040. • Road test: Drivers license tests are given at the National Guard Armory, 2323 W. Bridge. For information or appointments, call the Faribault driver’s license office at (507) 332-7985 to speak with an examiner. • Marriage: Marriage licenses can be obtained at the Steele County Recorder’s Office at the County Administration Building, 630 Florence Ave., Owatonna. 444-7450.

Transportation Steele County Area Transit (SCAT) offers Dial-a-Ride service throughout Steele County on three 18-passenger, fully accessible mini-buses. The SCAT bus costs $1.75 per ride for a ticket or $2 for walk-ons. A 24-hour advance notice is encouraged. SCAT also provides a route service Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can pick up a route map where tickets are sold at the following locations: Cash Wise, Hy-Vee, SeniorPlace and the Steele County Auditor’s Office. Maps are also available at the Owatonna People’s Press office. For information or to schedule a ride call 451-7777 or 1-800-597-SCAT. • Jefferson Bus Lines: 451-4000 • Owatonna Bus Company: 451-5262 • SCAT Dial-A-Ride: 451-7777 • Tonna Taxi: 451-4215 • Taxi First Choice: 339-1651 • White Dove Limousine 339-1651 • Degner Regional Airport: 444-2448

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Public Safety Police: 444-3800 Fire: 444-2454

Still have questions? Call Owatonna City Hall at 444-4300 or Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 451-7970. Check out the Web site at www. ci.owatonna.mn.us for information on Owatonna’s parks, government, businesses, senior center, upcoming events and more.

Development The City of Owatonna has had an Economic Development Authority since 1992, and the EDA oversees a wide range of development initiatives from the sale of industrial property, financial packaging and marketing, revolving loan fund and Tax Increment Financing. In the years since, the EDA — along with the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, the Owatonna Business Incubator — has created an economic development partnership that seeks to meet the development needs of retail business and industries. For more information contact the City of Owatonna Development Director at (507) 774-7317; Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (507) 451-7970 or Owatonna Business Incubator (507) 451-0517.

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Weather: Hot, Cold and Everything Between

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innesota is famous for its colorful and varied seasons. Owatonna is no exception.

July is the warmest month, though the average temperatures for the month — an average high of 83 degrees and an average low of 61 degrees — make it ideal for enjoying the great outdoors. July, however, is also the wettest month, averaging 4.58 inches of precipitation for the month.

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The record high temperature for Owatonna is 102 degrees, set four times — June 8 and 9, 1985, July 14, 1995, and Aug. 1, 1988. The record low for the summer months is 33 degrees, set June 1, 1964 — technically, still spring. But June’s record low temperature for the summer months pales by comparison to the record low for the entire year. On Jan. 9, 1977, the temperature dropped to 35 degrees below zero — the lowest in Owatonna since records have been kept. The average temperatures for January are higher than that, though January remains the coldest month. The average high for the month is 21 degrees and the average low is 2 degrees. Snowfall each year averages 41 inches. Time Zone: Central U.S. Time

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A Glimpse into History

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ince its founding in 1854, Owatonna has grown from of handful of settlers to a modern city of more than 26,000 residents. Three attractions in particular — the Village of Yesteryear, the Louis H. Sullivan National Farmers’ Bank and the Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum — are “must-see” stops for visitors to the community and to residents who wish to get a glimpse into the past of Owatonna. History

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Village of Yesteryear and Steele County History Center The Village of Yesteryear, operated by the Steele County Historical Society, is a setting of 15 structures where visitors can experience what life was like in Owatonna and Steele County at the turn of the 20th Century. There are two log cabins, railroad station and a caboose from Steele County dating back to the 1850’s, general store/post office, fire station, farm machinery building, blacksmith shop, country school, Dunnell mansion built in 1868, and the St. Wenceslaus of Moravia Church built in 1891. The buildings are furnished according to the time they were built and are connected by a boardwalk. Personalized tours of the 15 buildings are available at 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, May 1 through Sept. 30. Visitors should allow 1 1/2 hours for the tour. Call the office at 4511420 for current tour pricing. Special rates and times are available for groups by appointment. The Steele County Historical Society offices are located in the History Center Building at 1700 Austin Road. The fully accessible Center features exhibits and offers historically related programs throughout the year. History Center Hours are: closed Sunday and Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is charged for the Center. For more information please e-mail, laura.resler@steelehistorymuseum.org or visit the website at www.steelecohistoricalsociety.org/ village.php. You can also follow them on Facebook.

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The Dunnell House This Italianate style home was built by Mark Hill Dunnell in 1868-1869 and was originally located at 357 E. Main Street in Owatonna. Mark Hill Dunnell was born in Maine where he served as an educator, lawyer, and state legislator. The house was sold to Pillsbury Military Academy in 1940 and was used as a cadet’s dorm, infirmary, piano classroom and residence. When the house was scheduled to be demolished for a parking lot, a group of citizens formed to save it, and led to its preservation and restoration by the Steele County Historical Society. The house was moved to its present location in January 1969 in two sections.

The Blacksmith Shop Given in 1991 by the Styndl family, the Blacksmith Shop operated by Frank Styndl, was located east of Bixby and built in 1896. Bench vice, drill press, forge, fire pot, trip hammer and numerous tools, some made by Frank, are exhibited, as well as examples of plow shares and horseshoes. There is often a working exhibit here during special events.

The Town Hall The Town Hall first served as the Owatonna Town Hall in the late 1850s, according to the last two residents and an early assessor was originally located in downtown Owatonna. Still under development, the building will house artifacts which relate to the county civic development, townships, government and business.

The Saco Church The Church of St. Wenceslaus of Moravia was the first building moved to the Village site in 1962. The church was built 7 miles southwest of Owatonna in 1891 to serve the Czech community of Moravia, later, after the arrival of the railroad, called Saco. After the church closed in 1952, it was given to the Society and moved with all its furnishings, altar and the 14 Stations of the Cross. The church is available to rent for small weddings.

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Louis H. Sullivan National Farmers’ Bank The year was 1906. The National Farmers’ Bank — the largest bank in the city — had outgrown its offices on the first floor of a 40-year-old building in downtown Owatonna. Carl Bennett, then vice president of the bank, commissioned famed architect Louis H. Sullivan to design a “true and lasting work of art” to be the home of the bank. Sullivan, called the “father of modernism” and considered by many to be the creator of the modern skyscraper, had designed many buildings in downtown Chicago and is credited with being the inspiration to, if not the father of, the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School. Construction on the new bank in Owatonna — the first of Sullivan’s “jewel boxes” — began in April 1907 and was completed in 1908 at a cost of $125,000. The new facility was opened for business on July 14, 1908. The building — located on the northeast corner of Broadway Street and Cedar Avenue in downtown Owatonna, across from the historic Central Park — is an architectural symphony prairie architecture inside and out. The red brick structure with green terra cotta bands features two large arches displaying stained glass windows designed by Louis J. Millet. Inside are several murals by Oskar Gross and a “poem of colors,” featuring more than 200 shades, primarily blues and greens, intricate terra cotta and gold-leaf detailing. Additional details include four immense cast iron electroliers, each weighing

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2.25 tons, and an ornate sculptured clock. On Jan. 7, 1976, the building was recognized as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural significance. The United States Postal Service commemorated the building in 1981, putting the image of the bank on a postage stamp. Visitors are welcome to view the detailed work of the bank during regular banking hours. Just inside the west entrance to the bank on Cedar Avenue, visitors can pick up a printed self-guided tour memo that offers additional notes on the history and architecture, as well as the current functions of the bank. The lobby is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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State Public School Orphanage Museum In 1885, the Minnesota Legislature created the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children. Owatonna was chosen as the site for this new state orphanage which operated from 1886-1945. During this time period 10,635 dependent and neglected children passed through this institution. Today the campus is known as the West Hills Complex. The grounds were originally housed on 160 acres and grew to 329 acres by 1937, with 42 acres designated as the campus and 287 acres for farm cultivation. At the height of its existence, the school housed 500 children in 16 cottages. Other buildings included a nursery, hospital, school, gymnasium, laundry and superintendent and employee residences. The school had its own power plant, greenhouse, ice house, root cellar, cemetery and complete farm operation—making it virtually self-sufficient. The main building was built in 1886 at a cost of $50,000 and housed the superintendent’s office, staff offices, a reception room, the library, a chapel, dining halls, industrial departments and living quarters for small boys. The cemetery, where 198 children are buried, is located in the southwest corner of the campus. Named crosses were erected for the 151 children buried with only their number. A memorial boardwalk lines the old cinder path near the cemetery. The orphanage closed in 1945. For the next 25 years, the school provided academic and vocational training for the educable mentally disabled. The

Owatonna State School, as it was known, closed in 1970. For four years the buildings and grounds were unused. In 1974, the City of Owatonna purchased the property to house its City Administrative Offices and other related city facilities. Beginning in 1992, Harvey and Maxine Ronglien initiated efforts to restore the State Public School, educate others of its history, and remember the children who were placed there. Harvey Ronglien himself was a Ward of the State at the State Public School for 11 years. The Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum is located on the first floor of the City Administration Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum— which takes visitors though the 60-year orphanage era, the 25-year history of the State School, and the City’s purchase of this state property in 1974—contains photos, artifacts, and stories of the children who lived this history. One feature is a 10-minute silent film shot in the 1930s with modern narration by Harvey Ronglien. Visitors may also take the Outside Audio Tour, a seasonal , six station tour of the grounds, and tour Cottage 11—a restored boys’ cottage—which was built in 1923 and housed 30 to 35 boys ages 6 to 14. Cottage 11 restoration was complete in 2009 and gives visitors a glimpse of what life was like for the children who lived within its walls. In December 2011, the former orphanage campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District. This site has earned the highest level of national/international significance.

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Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House Frank Gehry was no stranger to Minnesota before the project with the Wintons began. His time at Victor Gruen and Associates placed him on the design team for the Southdale Mall in Edina. Gehry got to know members of the Dayton family of Dayton’s department stores (patrons of Southdale), and through them he met Walker Art Center director Martin Friedman and his wife Mildred (Mickey), the Walker’s design curator. At the time he was designing the guest house, Gehry cited an artist and a fellow architect as providing inspiration for the initial design: Giorgio Morandi and Philip Johnson. The Italian artist Morandi’s still-life studies of bottles, boxes, cups, and vases link strongly to Gehry’s one-room building concept, and particularly to the unique design of the Winton Guest House. As Gehry told author Barbara Isenberg during an interview for her 2009 book, Conversations with Frank Gehry: When I discovered the pictures of Giorgio Morandi, I just went nuts because Morandi was drawing bottles which were essentially one-room buildings and creating villages of bottles. I liked that. Gehry also recalls Philip Johnson saying that all the best buildings in history were one-room buildings like Chartres Cathedral. Gehry understood this concept as getting to the purest place in design, where artistic intention is given its simplest expression. The attention given to the diverse architectural elements in the guest house suggests an artistic sensibility in architecture that is intriguing from every angle. The Wintons envisioned a space that their grandchildren would love to visit. This gave Gehry the freedom to design the house with playfulness and joy in mind. With a robust budget and utmost confidence from his clients, Gehry first included a log cabin second story in the first model in honor of Mike Winton’s generational family lumber business. He then began to bring in forms of different shapes and materials, all rotating around a central tower, ultimately refining them into a sculptural object that from the terrace of the Johnson house reads as sculpture with no visible windows or doors. Gehry addressed the challenge of building adjacent to a Philip Johnson masterpiece with great respect. The view of the guest house from the Johnson patio included no windows, emphasizing the building’s sculptural presence. This visual connection between the houses was not always part of the plan, however. As Gehry said, “I didn’t want to mess around with Uncle Philip’s baby. I’m sure he was horrified when he heard I was doing it. So I decided to go on the other side of the hedge where we could create a separate zone.” Gehry had landscape architect Peter Walker keep the hedge between the buildings ensuring that the guest house would look “inevitable” and that the clients would find “a little jewel on the other side of the hedge.” But the existing fifteen-foot-tall by four-foot-wide hedge prevented the dialogue that the Wintons sought, so they decided to take it down. Mike initially wanted to remove only a portion of the hedge, but when the backhoe arrived on site in 1986 Penny told them to remove it all and retreated to the Johnson house. She came out after the hedge was gone and immediately recognized the powerful energy at work, calling up Gehry and saying, “The houses are singing to each other.” In 2011 the house made its way from Orono, Minn. To its final location of Owatonna. Interested in touring the house? Contact the University of St. Thomas – Gainey Center in Owatonna by calling 507-446-4460.


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continued from 20 Throughout its 158-year history, the City of Owatonna has been the home to a variety of business concerns, ranging from well-established industrial firms to local shops, stores and restaurants. Several companies that had their birth here in Steele County — Viracon, Jostens, J-C Press, Truth Hardware, Wenger Corporation, Owatonna Tool Company (now SPX), Gopher Sport and Owatonna Canning Company (now a part of Lakeside Foods) among them — have gone on to establish national and international clientele. Other companies that were started elsewhere soon moved to Owatonna and now call Owatonna home. Take, for example, Federated Insurance

Companies. Federated, originally named the Minnesota Mutual Fire Insurance Company, started modestly in New Ulm in 1904 and grew stronger after moving to Owatonna in 1910, eventually becoming an industry giant. Today, it is a Fortune 1000 company. Largest of the manufacturing firms in Owatonna is Viracon, which employs about 1,100 people. Among the other large manufacturing firms in Owatonna are Truth Hardware, SPX, Wenger, Owatonna Construction Company, Cybex, Lakeside Foods, McQuay International, Pearson, Crown Cork and Seal Company, MMP, Al-Corn Clean Fuel, Gandy Company, Caterpillar Forest Products, Chicago Tube and Iron, Metal Services of Owatonna, Brase Metal Worx Inc. Among non-manufacturing firms, the largest is Federated Insurance, which employs more than 1,400 people. Other major non-manufacturing

firms in the city include Jostens, Cabela’s, WalMart, Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna, Owatonna Hospital, Holiday Inn and Suites, Cash Wise, Hy-Vee Food Store, Target, Mills Fleet Farm, Hursh Motors, NAPA Distribution Center, Gopher Sport, Owatonna Ford Chrysler, Cedar Valley Services, Olympic Fire Protection, Wells Fargo Bank, J-C Press, Kohl’s and Lowe’s Home Improvement. The success of these businesses in the community is due in large part to the conscientiousness of the local work force, which results in the production of quality products.

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Major Employers in Owatonna • Federated Insurance, insurance carrier, 1,470 • Viracon, glass, 1,105 • Truth Hardware, window and door hardware, 735 • SPX Corp. — OTC Division, electronics, special diagnostic equipment, vehicle service tools, 540 • Owatonna Public School District #761, elementary and secondary schooling, 688 • Wenger Corp., musical performance equipment, 450 • Jostens, class rings/recognition, 416 • Steele County, executive, legislative and other general government support, 335 • Owatonna Hospital, general medical and surgical hospital, 323 • Cybex, exercise equipment, 295 • Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna, offices of Physicians, 250 • Cabela’s, sporting goods, 219 • Hy-Vee Foods, 207 • McQuay International, manufacture heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment, 175 • Pearson, design, printing & distribution of specialized data forms, 160 • Caterpillar Forest Products, manufacturer of heavy equipment used in construction and utility markets, 135 • Lakeside Foods, fruit and vegetable preserving, special food manufacturing, 130 • Crown Cork & Seal Co., drawn and ironed two piece food cans and sanitary ends, 120 Source: City of Owatonna / Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

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Agriculture Steele County’s oldest — and longest lasting — industry continues on through the 21st Century

It would be difficult, if not impossible, to overemphasize the importance that farming and the agriculture industry has played in the development of Owatonna and Steele County. Indeed, in 1853 — a year before the city of Owatonna was founded and two years before Steele County itself was established — the first land claims were fi led and the first sod was turned over to ready it for planting in the spring. It is, therefore, hardly an exaggeration to say that agriculture is the oldest and long-lasting industry here. Most of the settlers in those early days were farmers, living in the rural areas of Steele County. In 1856, while just a little more than 300 lived In the city of Owatonna, rural Steele County boasted more than 2,500 residents with most of them living and working on farms. According to an early history

of Owatonna, agricultural developments kept pace with those in town. At first, farming was on a subsistence level, but within a few years, poultry, hogs and cattle were being raised in increasing numbers. Early on businessmen in Owatonna soon began to develop businesses in response to agricultural needs. In 1865, for example, Thomas Howe and Michael Lowth began to manufacture grain drills and seeders. Eventually, the company would be known as the Owatonna Manufacturing Company and, as it is known today, Mustang Manufacturing.

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continued from 24 The story is not unique. In fact, many of the industries that still exist in Owatonna today originally were established andgrew to meet the needs of farmers in and around Steele County — industries like the OwatonnaCanning Company (now Lakeside Foods) and the Gandy Company. The now famous Louis H. Sullivan-designed bank in downtown Owatonna, now Wells Fargo Bank, originally was built to house the National Farmers Bank. Even C.I. Buxton, who helped take what is now Federated Insurance Companies from a fledgling compact company to the insurance giant that it is today, got his start in an agriculturally based business as a partner in the Buxton & McClintock Implement Company. And in those early model days,The Federated was 2056 known Series as the II is a new breed compact of Mustang skid steer with the perfect combination of size and power.

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s the City of Owatonna has grown and prospered, so has the need for quality health care for its residents and those in the surrounding communities. Fortunately, the cooperation b e t we e n t he O w aton n a Hospital, part of Allina Health — and the Owatonna ClinicMayo Health System — has ensured quality health care in the community. Owatonna Hospital The Owatonna Hospital’s new facility opened its doors in 2009 bringing a new patient care experience to Steele County. Owatonna Hospital, part of Allina Health, has served the local community since 1901 when it was founded to serve a city of 5,000. Today, the hospital has grown to meet the needs of more than 26,000 Owatonna residents as well as the entire Steele County area. The current facility features 43 beds and has more than 350 employees. In addition to the usual medical and

Doors connecting Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna and the Owatonna Hospital demonstrate the spirit of cooperation in the medical community, ensuring that the city offers the highest quality care available

surgical facilities, the new hospital also houses several other programs including the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute-Owatonna, the Professional Intercollegiate Education Center, a Community Resource Center and a 10bed inpatient Mental Health Unit. The Joint Commission accredits Owatonna Hospital. The two-story hospital, connected to the Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Owatonna, is located at 2250 NW 26th St. Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna In 1948, two medical pioneers — Dr. Albert J. Olson and Dr. Franklin C. Anderson — started the Owatonna Clinic on the principle that the physician serves the community both in the preservation, and the restoration of good health. Over the past 60-plus years, the clinic has grown from its original office on Main Street to its current location on the 26th Street Health Care Campus. In 1997, the clinic joined Mayo Clinic Health System and in May 2011 became Mayo Clinic Health System. Mayo Clinic Health System and Mayo Clinic share the same mission vision and value. The needs of the patient come first. Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna has become a comprehensive medical clinic offering outpatient and specialty services. The staff includes a variety of specialty fields, including family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrician/ gynecology, dermatology, ear, nose and throat, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, urology, and urgent care/emergency medicine. In 2011 the Owatonna Clinic changed its name to Mayo Health System. The name change

is part of a broader effort to bring even more of Mayo Clinic to patients locally and meet patient needs as close to home as possible. Working as a system, Mayo Clinic Health System locations can provide coordinated and comprehensive care throughout a patient’s lifetime. “Mayo Clinic Health System has evolved over time, and today our sites work together more closely with each other and Mayo Clinic than ever before,” says Rob Nesse, M.D., chief executive officer, Mayo Clinic Health System. “We operate as one system and work together to provide our patients with the care they need, where they need it – whether that’s in their hometown, a neighboring community or in Rochester. Our new name reflects that.” The clinic also offers comprehensive laboratory, diagnostic, pain management and infusion therapy services. The Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Owatonna also offers a full-service optical shop. In addition to the clinic staff, physicians, Mayo Clinic Outreach physicians consultants come from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester to provide patients with high quality care in cardiology, oncology, rheumatology and neurology. Aside from the health care campus of Owatonna Hospital, part of Allina Health and Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Owatonna, there are many other health care providers in Owatonna, which cater to specific needs.

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Care Facilities Traditions I & II Traditions of Owatonna provides senior living with private apartments, community rooms, outdoor grounds, and specialized neighborhoods for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Owatonna Care Center Owatonna Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, offers a community resource for rehabilitation and health care services. Cedarview Care Center Cedarview Care Center is owned and operated by Steele County. The facility offers residents specialized services with the goal of promoting independent living. Brookdale Senior Living Brookdale Senior Living offers two houses, Clare Bridge and Sterling House, which offer services specialized to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and personalized assisted living, respectively. The Brooks on St. Paul The Brooks on St. Paul offers one and two bedroom apartments, providing privacy and amenities to make life more convenient. CountrySide Catered Senior Living Countryside Catered Senior Living has the option of one or two bedroom apartments, and offers a range of technologies to enhance the lives of residents. Park Place Park Place offers apartments with a range of amenities to help maintain

an independent lifestyle. The facility offers, among other amenities, housekeeping services, barber/ salon services, and professional management on site. Realife Cooperative Realife Cooperative provides independent living and amenities ranging from social rooms and van service to secured entrances and guest room service. Valleyview of Owatonna, LLC Valleyview of Owatonna, LLC offers suites and studio apartments, along with assisted living, respite and hospice care, and memory care. A range of amenities are also available.

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Hospice Homestead Hospice House Homestead Hospice House is an eight-room residential hospice that provides 24-hour care for those facing terminal illness in a welcoming home environment. It is located at 2350 26th Street N.W. and can be reached at 507446-0936.

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enior citizens play a vital role in Owatonna, with many continuing to remain active in organizations and volunteer efforts both in the city and throughout the county. It’s no wonder. According to United States Census Bureau estimates, about 13 percent of the population of Owatonna is age 65 or older, making that age group a sizable part of the city. Owatonna has many opportunities for seniors and many services that it offers to its older citizens. SeniorPlace Come and visit SeniorPlace... a vital and active senior center that provides leisure and recreational pursuits for adults 50 years and better. LIVE FULL. LIVE WELL. LIVE LONG. The mission of the Owatonna SeniorPlace is to involve, enrich and empower adults 50 years of age or better to live as independently as possible in our communities. We do this by promoting the wellness of adults

50 years of age or better through recreational, educational and social opportunities as well as being a referral source for services available within our service area. Activities and programming of the center emphasize creating and maintaining independence in all phases of life. It is our vision that we become an indispensable asset to boomers, seniors and our community by offering programs and services that enable boomers and seniors to live healthy and meaningful lives in their own homes within

their community. New to the SeniorPlace ‘One-Stop Shop’ for seniors Day By Day Adult DayCare is now a part of SeniorPlace along with Healthy Seniors of Steele County, “Just the Nurse” Margie Gardner, Semcac Senior Dining, Mobility Meals and of course SeniorPlace all under one roof.

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continued from 30 SeniorPlace has collaborated with 39 local businesses in offering incentives and discounts for SeniorPlace Members! This is a great win-win for all and we’re very proud of this new program! We look forward to our 2nd year with the Partnership Program starting in January 2013 – Look for more information in the SeniorPlace January to March newsletter. SeniorPlace offers cards, games, billiards, exercise/ health and wellness, dancing and singing, travel, sports and leisure activities, arts and crafts, educational programs from computer classes, AARP driver safety, AARP Tax Assistance, to Alzheimer’s care consultations to enrichment and of course friendship, fun, and belonging. B e aut i f u l h and m a d e crafts for sale in the gift shop, a newsletter that keeps you updated on the many programs and services and so much more. Membership dues run from January through December of each year and make a great gift for that ‘hard to find’ person on your birthday and Christmas list. Wa t c h f o r m o r e information on our new SeniorPlace Partnership Program that will be starting for all members in 2012. Also, the Minnesota Senior Games, those 50 and better will be competing in Owatonna June 19-22, 2013!! Mark Your Calendars and get ready to participate in Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Cross Country, Cycling, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Racquetball, Rifle/Shotgun/Pistol, Shuffleboard, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field and Volleyball. Go to www.mnseniorgames. com any questions? Email at seniorgames@ci.owatonna.mn.us or call 507444-4321. Volunteers needed! HOURS: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday & Friday, 8 am to 8 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Contact Anne Pleskonko at SeniorPlace, 500 Dunnell Drive in Owatonna, 444-4280 http://ci.owatonna.mn.us/parksrecreation/senior-place and email: Anne.Pleskonko@ci.owatonna.mn.us. Find Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SeniorPlace

SEMCAC Senior Dining The Senior Dining Program serves a hot, nutritious noon meal and a chance to gather with friends for fun and fellowship. Reservations at Senior Dining sites:

SEMCAC Senior Dining is available in Owatonna at SeniorPlace, Monday through Friday, 500 Dunnell Dr. For more information, call 4553195 between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. The meal is served promptly at 11:30 a.m. Dining is also available in Blooming Prairie, Monday through Friday, at the Community Building. Please call (507) 583-7369 for more information. Dining is also available in Ellendale on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Community Building. Please call (507) 684-3311 for more information. Who can dine at Senior Dining sites? Anyone age 60 and their spouse regardless of age, over is welcome. Anyone under age 60 is also welcome to join us at the full cost of the meal. Is there a charge for the meal? Diners are given the opportunity to donate toward the cost of the meal. Donation guidelines are posted at sites. No one is denied a meal because he or she is unable to contribute. Food Stamps/EBT cards are welcome. Who is eligible for Meals on Wheels? Anyone age 60 and older and confined to their home or unable to prepare a balanced meal.

Healthy Seniors of Steele County The stated mission of Healthy Seniors of Steele County is “to provide the best possible service to seniors and caregivers; to empower them to live happily, safely and independently in their own homes; to recruit, train and coordinate volunteers to carry good neighbor-to-neighbor acts of kindness; and to support seniors and caregivers throughout Steele County.” Among the services provided by Healthy Seniors are: Friendly Visits Volunteers visit seniors in the comfort of their own homes, providing an opportunity for friendship and fellowship. Seniors that are exiting a hospital stay that need to be checked on while they are recovering from falls or surgery. Caregiver Support On-going support services for those caring for a senior that are living in their own home or residing in an assisted living facility in Steele County.

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continued from 32 Caregiver and Parkinson’s Support groups are held on a monthly basis to provide a confidential place for discussion and support. Respite Care Volunteers stay with home-bound individuals to provide caregivers time away from their caregiver duties. Needs Assessments and Referral Individual needs assessments are done to help Seniors and caregivers with yard work and light housekeeping duties. Each year Healthy Seniors partners with community groups, schools, churches and organizations to pro-

vide services. Nurse — In Weekly blood pressure service held throughout the county. Call for locations and times. Pharmacist — In Appointments can be made for a review of all prescribed and over-the-counter medications. Medical Escorts The Medical Escort Service provides a companion for medical appointments, assisting the senior in understanding physician’s orders and helping to facilitate communication between the senior and the medical staff. This service was established between the Owatonna Clinic and Healthy Seniors to support the need for increased understanding of medical directives between senior patients and clinic personnel.

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric

Chore Service Spring and Fall clean-ups are coordinated to help Seniors and Caregivers with yard work and light housekeeping duties. Fall Prevention Program Designed to help decrease the number of falls for seniors to maintain independence in their home. Health Care Directive This allows you to have peace of mind for future health and medical decisions. Healthy Seniors service office is located at 500 Dunnell Drive in Owatonna. The phone number for the service office is 774-7648. The administrative office for Healthy Seniors is located in the new Owatonna Hospital, 2250 NW 26th St. in Owatonna. Healthy Seniors of Steele County serves individuals age 60 or older.

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he founders and settlers of Owatonna brought with them certain cultural traditions that were as real and perhaps as important as the houses and stores they constructed. One of their first priorities was education. Education

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continued from 34 From the first public school classes conducted in a crude pole and branch-covered structure in the summer of 1855 to the wide variety of public and private educational facilities and resources available today, Owatonna has a long history of offering the finest education to all ages. The stated mission of the Owatonna Public Schools is to “inspire all learners to excel in a dynamic society” — a mission the district strives to achieve by “creating a world-class education within an innovative learning community.” And the effort is working. Senior high school students consistently score above both the state and national average on the ACT, a number of the school’s athletic teams compete at the state level in various competitions, and the senior high music programs continue to receive state and national recognition for excellence. Students attending Owatonna Public Schools have access to state of the art technology and are learning in an environment that has a foundation of leadership and inquiry. Students also have the option to learn through a variety of innovative programs, such as Options, E-STEM, STEM, and Montessori. For many years, students from the community have gone on to excel in whatever they do. It is common to hear, “I was ahead of the others due to the solid education I received in Owatonna.”

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• Free High-Speed Wireless Internet • Microwaves/Refrigerators available in some rooms • Queen Room w/ recliner & in-room coffee maker • Free Continental Breakfast • Free HBO & ESPN • AARP Discounts • 24 Hour Desk • Large Vehicle Parking Next Door • Children Under 12 Stay Free • Close to All Local Attractions

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continued from 35 COLLEGES Riverland Community College – Owatonna Campus Owatonna College and University Center 964 Alexander Drive 455-5880 OWATONNA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Independent School District 761 General Information 444-8600 Superintendent’s Office 444-8601 Owatonna High School 333 School Street East 444-8800 Owatonna Junior High School 500 15th Street NE 444-8700 Owatonna Area Learning Center 130 E. Vine Street 455-1302 Rose Street Center 115 E. Rose St. 444-7800 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Lincoln School 747 Havana Road 444-8100 McKinley School 423 14th Street NE 444-8200 Washington School 338 Main Street East 444-8300 Wilson School 325 Meadow Lane 444-8400 Willow Creek School 1050 22nd Street NE 444-8500 PRIVATE SCHOOLS El Shaddai Private School 2429 N. Cedar Ave. 455-9345 Owatonna Christian School 265 26 Street NE 451-3495 St. lsidore School 9970 SE 24 Avenue 451-5876 St. Mary’s Elementary School 730 S. Cedar Ave. 446-2300 COMMUNITY EDUCATION Owatonna Community Education 122 East McKinley Street 444-7900


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any activities for children and youth are offered in the Owatonna community. Owatonna Community Education and the Owatonna Park and Recreation Department both publish and distribute to the community booklets describing their activities on a seasonal basis.

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continued from 38 Community Education activities and programs are available from the website at www.owatonnacommunityed.org. The phone number is 444-7900. The Park and Recreation Department is available through the department’s website. Go to www.ci.owatonna.mn.us and click on Park and Recreation. The phone number is 444-4321. Opportunities for youth include: Fall: Football and Volleyball, Tennis, Mini Husky Football and Learn to skate Winter: Basketball, Tennis and Learn to Skate Spring: Soccer and Tennis Summer: Baseball, Softball, T-ball, Squirt Ball, Learn to Skate, Junior Golf, Sports Camps, Tennis, and Tadpoles Camps Park and Recreation also offers Therapeutic Recreation programs for both youth and adult. Both organizations offer online registration. Red Cross swimming lessons are offered throughout the year by the Owatonna Park and Recreation Department and the Owatonna Community Education. There are also many other programs available for youth throughout the year through the various organizations dedicated to individual sports or activities such as the gymnastics, figure skating, soccer, hockey, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H.

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continued from 40 The Owatonna Arts Center also offers a variety of arts programs to youth in Owatonna. For information on Arts Center classes call the center at 451-0533. The Owatonna Figure Skating Club offers lessons for beginning skaters and advance skaters. Owatonna Youth Hockey offers a fall Hockey School. The Owatonna Public Library offers a variety of activities for children and youth throughout the year including story hours and family fun nights. The Park and Recreation Department and Community Education schedule five teen nights throughout the year. Each teen night is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Junior High School and includes gym events, games, swimming pool, music and dancing to a DJ service and food.

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rom its earliest days, the City of Owatonna has been grounded in the religious faith of its citizens. Steele County historians believe that the first church service conducted in Owatonna likely was held in the log cabin of Alfred B. Cornell on a Sunday morning in June 1855. People from a distance came by oxcart and brought their own chairs

with them as well as Bibles and hymnals. The preacher that day was the Rev. Orzo A. Thomas, a Congregational minister. But it was not a denominational service. No churches had yet been organized in Owatonna. Throughout the years, various communities of faith have found a home in Owatonna. Despite the formation of various de-

nominational groups, the early settlers were remarkably tolerant of other religious beliefs and cooperative with one another. That sense of tolerance and cooperation remains a hallmark of Owatonna today as both established churches and new faith communities continue to flourish.

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continued from 42 ASSEMBLIES OF GOD • Northridge Church, 1650 7th Avenue N.E., 451-5467 • Vibrant Life Assembly of God, 702 S. 3rd St., Ellendale BAPTIST • Bethel, 1611 Hemlock, 451-8548 • First Baptist Church, 123 E. Main, 451-2803 • Grace Baptist Church of Owatonna, 265 26 Street N.E., 451-3494 CATHOLIC • Church Of Christ The King, 205 N.W. Second Ave., Medford, 4516353 • Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Litomysl: 9946 24th Ave. SE , Owatonna, 451-2299 • Sacred Heart Church, 810 S. Cedar Ave., 451-1588 • St. Aidan Catholic Church, Corner of Highway 30 and 3rd Street, Ellendale • St. Joseph Church, 512 S. Elm Ave., 451-4845 CHARISMATIC • Christian Family Church, 2300 Heritage Place NW, 455-3205 • New Beginnings Church, 332 NE 14th St., 213-9194 COMMUNITY • DayBreak Community Church, 2515 Harvest Lane, 451-3771 • Destiny Christian Church, 422 North Street, 451-8111 • Iglesia Linaje Escogido, 115 E. Vine St. EPISCOPAL • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 202 Cedar Avenue South, 451-5319 EVANGELICAL • Christ Community Covenant Church, 540 18th Street SE, 451-1032 • Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, 1500 18th Street S.E., 446-5850 LUTHERAN • Aurora Lutheran Church (ELCA), 6329 SE 38th St., 451-2819 • Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS), 750 Jeffrey St. S.W., 455-2729 • First Lutheran Church, 434 First St. S.W., Blooming Prairie, 583-6621 • First Lutheran Church, 602 S. 5th St., Ellendale • First Lutheran Church (ELCA), Hope, 465-8298 • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS), 2500 7th Avenue NE, 451-4125 • Moland Lutheran Church (ELCA), 7618 N.E. 84th Ave., Kenyon, 789-6666 • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1909 St. Paul Road, 451-4853 • Peace Lutheran Church (Mo. Synod), Second at Oak, Claremont

• Pontoppidan Lutheran (ELCA), Lemond • Redeemer Lutheran Church (Mo. Synod), 1054 Truman, 451-2720 • St. John Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1301 Lincoln Ave., 451-7293 • St. John’s Lutheran Church (LCMS), 4532 S.E. 84th Ave., Claremont • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Meriden (ELCA), 2781 S.W. 92nd Ave, Waseca • Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA), 5881 SE 118th St., Blooming Prairie, 451-0940 • Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA), 609 S. Lincoln Avenue 451-4520 • Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS), 108 S.W. Third St. Medford, 451-1237 • Zion Lutheran Church (ELCA), 7126 S.W. 98th St., Ellendale EPISCOPAL • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 202 Cedar Avenue South, 451-5319 EVANGELICAL • Christ Community Covenant Church, 540 18th Street SE, 451-1032 • Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, 1500 18th Street S.E., 4465850 LUTHERAN • Aurora Lutheran Church (ELCA), 6329 SE 38th St., 451-2819 • Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS), 750 Jeffrey St. S.W., 455-2729 • First Lutheran Church, 434 First St. S.W., Blooming Prairie, 583-6621 • First Lutheran Church, 602 S. 5th St., Ellendale • First Lutheran Church (ELCA), Hope, 465-8298 • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS), 2500 7th Avenue NE, 4514125 • Moland Lutheran Church (ELCA), 7618 N.E. 84th Ave., Kenyon, 789-6666 • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1909 St. Paul Road, 451-4853 • Peace Lutheran Church (Mo. Synod), Second at Oak, Claremont • Pontoppidan Lutheran (ELCA), Lemond • Redeemer Lutheran Church (Mo. Synod), 1054 Truman, 451-2720 • St. John Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1301 Lincoln Ave., 451-7293 • St. John’s Lutheran Church (LCMS), 4532 S.E. 84th Ave., Claremont • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Meriden (ELCA), 2781 S.W. 92nd Ave, Waseca • Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA), 5881 SE 118th St., Blooming Prairie, 451-0940 • Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA), 609 S. Lincoln Avenue, 451-4520 • Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS), 108 S.W. Third St. Medford, 451-1237 • Zion Lutheran Church (ELCA), 7126 S.W. 98th St., Ellendale

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PENTECOSTAL • First United Pentecostal Church,230 Locust Ave.

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST • Seventh Day Adventist, 2373 N.E. Seventh Ave., 507-451-5761

PRESBYTERIAN • Associated Church, 800 Havana Road, 507-451-1546 • First Presbyterian Church, Claremont, 507-528-2320

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST • Medford Congregational United Church of Christ, 211 S. Main, Medford • Associated Church, 800 Havana Road, 507451-1546

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continued from 45 UNITED METHODIST • Owatonna United Methodist Church, 815 E. University St., 507-451-4734 • Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, 43089 180th St., 507-835-8726 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, corner of West Second and Linden in Northfield.

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continued from 46 NON-DENOMINATIONAL • Countryside Church, 1380 Rice Lake Street, 507-4515547 • Destiny Christian Church, 422 North Street, Next to Ford dealership, 507-451-8111 • Elevation North, 217 N. Main, Medford, 507-451-9763 • New Beginnings Church, 332 NE 14th St., 507-213-9194 • New Life Community Church, Owatonna High School, Door 16. Use School Street parking lot. www.facebook. com/newlifeowatonna • Owatonna Church of Christ, 500 Dunnell Drive, 507455-0046 • Simple Church, Meeting in Country Goods, 4515 NW 22nd St., 507-451-5661 • Victory Christian Church, 1380 Rice Lake Street MUSLIM • Owatonna Somali American Society Center, St. Paul Road and 12th Street NE

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Industries Music for the Community Wenger Corporation has a long history of involvement in the community. This includes support of area music and arts organizations, charter membership in the Arts Center and numerous cultural outreach programs for local schoolchildren. The Wenger Foundation is an independent, private foundation established by members of the Wenger family. The Foundation supports music education and the performing arts in Owatonna and surrounding communities, and nonprofit organizations across Minnesota and the U.S. Locally, Foundation activities have included sponsoring a visit by the Minnesota Opera to Owatonna, the Music In Owatonna Festival and annual field trips to Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis for Owatonna fourth graders. The Foundation also supports local arts organizations such as the Owatonna Arts Center and the Little Theatre of Owatonna.

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or more than 100 years, the citizens of Owatonna and Steele County have been served by the Owatonna Public Library, located at 105 N. Elm Ave. The library offers a wide range of services to adult patrons and children, including wireless Internet.

Children’s Services has materials and programs for children ages 13 and under. Kids can find their favorite stories, authors and books at the library. There are also DVDs, books on CD, and toys and puzzles available for checkout. Computers are available for youngsters 13 and under where they can type a paper or play with the best computer programs available. The local history collection in Adult Services offers a variety of resources to help in learning about local history or tracing genealogy. Resources include local newspapers from 1868 to the present on microfilm, city and county directories, family histories and biographies, Steele County cemeteries index, city and county reports and proposals, Ancestry.com, passenger lists and immigration resources and the Steele County Historical Society digital photo archive. A local genealogy group holds a program one night a month at the library and is open to all. In addition to books, including large print format, the library also carries magazines, compact discs, DVDs and books on CD. The library’s website — www.owatonna.info — lists numerous data bases available to library cardholders. You can also download e-books, e-audiobooks and music with an Owatonna Public Library card. Special programs and events are also held throughout the year, such as story hours for children, book discussions for adults, author programs, a Poetry writers group, and movie showings twice a month. The Owatonna Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. October through April. The library is located at the corner of Elm and Broadway, directly across from the Post Office. Entrances are located on Elm and Broadway and there is a parking lot and bike racks near the Broadway entrance.


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501 Dunnell Drive, Owatonna, MN 55060 507-444-4290

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Mon - Thurs: 6am - 8:30pm Friday: 6am - 7pm Saturday: 8am - 1pm Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

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43rd Street Pub & Grill (Holiday Inn) Applebee’s Bar & Grill Asian Kitchen Big 10 Restaurant & Bar Buffalo Wild Wings Cabela’s Northwoods Cache Cash Wise Food & Deli East Wind Buffet El Tequila Famous Dave’s Grace’s Mexican & American Owatonna Family Restaurant Hy-Vee Deli & Bakery Perkins Family Restaurant Plaza Morena Campestre Grill Plaza Morena Mexican Restaurant Sportsman’s Grille Target Snack Shop The Kernel Restaurant Timber Lodge Steakhouse Torey’s Restaurant & Bar Wing’s Tavern & Grille

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Owatonna Hospital (A-7) Mayo Clinic Health System (A-7) Brooktree Golf Course 1369 Cherry Street 507-444-2467 Havana Hills Golf Course 210 Dane Road 507-451-2577 Owatonna Country Club 1991 Lemond Road 507-451-6120 For additional specialty retail and dining see page 12.

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WALNUT 143 W Broadway St. | 507-214-3036

2. Alexander Lumber 419 Cedar Ave. | 507-451-7710

3. A-Plus Sew & Vac 210 W Main St. | 507-451-1699

4. Arrow Ace Hardware 208 N Cedar Ave. | 507-451-4966

5. Cedar Floral Design Studio 314 N Cedar Ave. | 507-451-7673

6. Cedar Gallery & Frame Shop 110 N Cedar Ave. | 507-451-3460

7. Completely Kids 312 N Cedar Ave. | 507-444-4100

8. Family Dollar 120 W Broadway St. | 507-455-9174

9. Family Video 205 Oak Ave. | 507-451-5555

329 N Cedar Ave. | 507-451-9991

7. Kozy Korner Cafe 153 W Bridge St. | 507-455-2798

8. Nick’s Pizza Palace 326 N Cedar Ave. | 507-455-1530

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10. Mizuki Fusion 119 W Bridge St. | 507-214-3131

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12. Pizza Ranch 142 W Broadway St. | 507-446-9990

13. Rose Street Pizzeria 206 W Rose St. | 507-455-2898

14. Subway 312 N Oak Ave. | 507-451-6062

15. A Taste of the Big Apple

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324 N Cedar Ave. | 507-451-8775

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141 E Rose St. | 507-451-3846

2. Elks Club 10. Farmers Feed & Pet Supply 616 N Cedar Ave. | 507-451-2363

11. Haberman’s Framing 208 Mineral Springs Rd | 507-451-6565

12. Kottke Jewelers 115 N Cedar Ave. | 507-451-6644

13. Jean Marie Gifts 124 N Cedar Ave. | 507-214-2012

14. Kristi’s Clothing 301 N Cedar Ave. | 507-444-0400

15. Little Professor Books 110 W Park Square | 507-455-0969

16. Owatonna Shoe 121 N Cedar Ave. | 507-451-4640

17. Panache Floral 216 N Cedar Ave. | 507-214-2919

18. Party Plus 116 N Cedar Ave. | 507-455-9677

126 E Vine St. | 507-451-1395

19. Re-Store

3. American Legion

414 N Cedar Ave. | 507-446-0112

137 W Broadway St. | 507-451-6080

20. St. Clair’s For Men

4. Public Library

117 N Cedar Ave. | 507-451-2406

105 N Elm Ave. | 507-444-2460

21. Sterling Drug

5. Post Office

410 Hoffman Dr. | 507-451-0240

209 Broadway St. | 800-275-8777

22. Straight River Sports & Fitness

6. Fire Hall

222 Bridge St. | 507-451-1666

107 W Main St. | 507-444-2454

23. Uptown Consignment

7. Steele County Court House

207 N Cedar Ave. | 507-201-4509

111 E Main Street | 507-684-2211

24. The Shop

8. National Farmers’ Bank (Wells Fargo)

129 W Broadway St. | 507-214-3126

101 N Cedar Ave. | 507-451-5670

25. Tone Music

9. Central Park

114 N Cedar Ave. | 507-451-5195

Bandshell/Fountain

10. Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism 320 Hoffman Dr. | 507-451-7970

11. Owatonna Public Utilities 208 Walnut Ave. S | 507-451-2480

Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

320 Hoffman Drive | GPS: 44.086891, -93.2286989 | 1-800-423-6466 | 507-451-7970 | www.visitowatonna.org 10_2012


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Serving Owatonna for 35 years Since 1978 1231 Brady Blvd. • Owatonna 451-0845 • Toll Free: 800-310-0845 Fax: (507) 451-0540

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Free HBO & ESPN, Fax/Copy Service, Limited In-room Microwave/Refrigerator, Free Wireless Internet Access. 1898 Home with Heirloom

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SOUTH CENTRAL HUMAN RELATIONS CENTER Your Community Mental Health Center Serving Owatonna For 46 Years

Our Professional Team Includes Psychiatrists For Adults. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Our psychiatrists and advanced practice registered nurse are experts in all the latest medication & treatments. The center offers two Doctorate level Psychologists and several Masters level licensed Psychologists. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers. The Human Relations Center provides most every mental health treatment option in today’s spectrum of available services. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: Out Patient Therapy Couples Therapy Family Therapy Problem Assessments

For Appointments, Information Or Referrals 507-451-2630 Outside Owatonna 1-800-722-0590 After Hour Emergencies 507-455-8100 610 Florence Ave., Owatonna, MN with offices in Waseca and Kasson

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Kitchen Restaurant 329 North Cedar Ave., Owatonna

500 120 Your Community1 Mental Health Center Serving Owatonna For 46 Years

Our Professional Team Includes Psychiatrists For Adults. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Our psychiatrists and advanced practice registered nurse are experts in all the latest medication & treatments. The center offers two Doctorate level Psychologists and several Masters level licensed Psychologists. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers. The Human Relations Center provides most every mental health treatment option in today’s spectrum of available services. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: Out Patient Therapy Couples Therapy Family Therapy Problem Assessments

For Appointments, Information Or Referrals 507-451-2630 Outside Owatonna 1-800-722-0590 After Hour Emergencies 507-455-8100 610 Florence Ave., Owatonna, MN

Daniel C. Gainey Center withConference offices in Waseca and Kasson

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THE OWATONNA AIRPORT… a world of difference, close to home

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Your Business Resource Center • 24/7 Visitor Center • Relocation/Welcome Packets • Chamber Dollars Available Online 320 Hoffman Drive 507.451.7970

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Parks and Trails

A place to picnic and play games, to walk and run, to listen to concerts or watch a ball game, to ski or skate, or just to enjoy the beauty of nature — they all can be found in Owatonna. The City of Owatonna has long been admired for its many beautiful parks. The city’s Park and Recreation Department currently maintains more than 900 acres of park land in 30 different city parks.. The parks range from several neighborhood parks, which are less than a half-acre, to the Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, which is 225 acres. Perhaps the best known park is the 48acre Mineral Springs Park, which has been maintained by the city since 1877. Originally known as the site of the healing mineral springs, the site now includes two picnic shelters, play equipment, horseshoe courts, sand volleyball and picnic sites. It also is the home of the statue of Princess Owatonna. The oldest of Owatonna parks is the downtown Central Park, which was designated as a public square in the original plat of the city. Today, the park features benches, picnic tables, a large fountain in the center of the park and the community stage, which was built as a 2004 Sesquicentennial project. The stage was designed to recreate the original bandstand, which stood in the park. Morehouse Park along the Straight River has long been the site of outdoor ice-skating in Owatonna. During winter months the park boasts five lighted outdoor hockey rinks and the river is also maintained for skating. Other amenities include the Warsinski Chalet, picnic shelter, play equipment, picnic sites, horseshoe courts, softball field, canoe access, sand volleyball and a skate park for in-line skating and skate boards. Dartt’s Park includes two tennis courts, a baseball field with spectator seating and

a softball field among its amenities. Four softball fields with spectator seating are located at the Fairgrounds Park. The 57-acre Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve includes hiking and picnic site. It is being developed to include numerous varieties of prairie grasses and wildflowers. Two of the largest parks are Kaplan’s Woods Parkway and the Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve. Kaplan’s Woods includes trails for hiking, jogging, skiing, biking and rollerblading, picnic shelter and picnic sites. The park includes the 35-acre Lake Kohlmier, which includes a swimming

beach, bath house, fishing piers, canoes and paddle boats available for rental and a boat launch ramp and dock. The 57-acre Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve includes hiking and picnic site. It is being developed to include numerous varieties of prairie grasses and wildflowers. Trail system Owatonna’s multiple-use trail system has been created to provide a variety of recreational opportunities for city residents and visitors.

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Buxton Trail The Buxton Trail begins at North St. traveling adjacent to Maple Creek and winding its way through Dartts Park, Brooktree Golf Course and Mineral Springs Park, before reaching its conclusion on the cities eastern edge. The Buxton Trail, dedicated in 1998 recognizes the four contributions and success of three generations of Buxtons, men who devoted their lives and careers to building a substantial national business organization. In doing so, they had a significant impact on the community where they were born, raised and spent their lives. The Buxton Trail serves as a reminder of that positive impact.

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IDEAL LOCATION! Call us at 507-451-2223 for information and to set up a tour 353 Lemond Rd, Owatonna, MN morehouse@lasson.net • www.morehouseplace.com

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Cashman Crossing The Cashman Crossing of the Straight River was completed in 1997, providing easy access from the popular Kaplan’s Woods Parkway to Walter H. Gainey Park and Prairie Park. Thanks to the generous gift of $235,000 from the estate of Mrs. Walter H. Gainey, formerly Patricia Cashman, this 200-foot-long by 12-footwide bridge connects Kaplan’s Woods Parkway with Lemond Road. The donation also funded construction of a handicappedaccessible playground, rest room and shelter, with seating for 80, in Gainey Park. Mrs. Gainey was born and raised in Owatonna and it was her wish to enhance the community while honoring her husband and parents. Her gifts are dedicated to the memory of her husband, Walter H. Gainey, and to her parents, Michael Richard and Mary Quinn Cashman, in recognition of their leadership and contributions to the early growth of Owatonna.

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OwatOnna autO SaleS

BUY - SELL - CONSIGNMENT

Complete Line Of Cars-Pickups-Vans Serving The Area For Over 30 years

Great Cars at Great Prices… Everyday! Hours: 507-451-8015 Monday & Thursday 8am-7:30pm

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1825 South Elm • Owatonna, MN 55060 • 507-451-2040 Motor Vehicle • Driver License Notary Public • Hunting & Fishing License • Boats Snowmobile • A.T.V. License

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Area Clubs & Organizations

OWATONNA

BUSINESS Women Working women, working together

Working together to promote personal empowerment, professional development, and political awareness. 2013 Woman of Achievement & Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

Friday, March 8, 2013 | Owatonna Country Club Scholarship & nomination forms available by emailing OBW. Owatonnabusinesswomen@hotmail.com To learn more about becoming a member or being a guest at a monthly meeting, contact us by email or visit us online:

http://owatonnabusinesswomen.org

OWATONNA ARTS CENTER

STEELE COUNTY FOOD SHELF

A place for inspiration…

surprising insights on the world around you discover new talents within yourself in stately historic surroundings

155A Oakdale Street Owatonna www.steelecountyfoodshelf.org The Steele County Food Shelf exists to: • provide food to the hungry • promote client self-sufficiency • coordinate with other poverty and hunger related services If you are having difficulty meeting the basic needs for your family or yourself, your local food shelf is here to help you and your family. Monday, Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 p.m. Saturday 8:00 am - 11:30 am Phone (507) 455-2991 • Fax (507) 455-4063

202 1/2 N. Cedar Owatonna, MN 55060 (507) 451-9401 www.owatonna.younglife.org

For Teens: • Young Life Club • Wyldlife Club • Small Groups • Real Life • Walk With Me • Camps For Adults: • Volunteer Leaders • Adult Committee • Family Camps • Adult Guest Opportunities Young Life is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization. All contributions are used locally and are 100% tax deductible.

Chuck Jamison, Area Director

FEATURING:

monthly visual art exhibits regularly scheduled music programs classes for all ages and levels of expertise special events for the whole family Festival of the Arts in July ~ Pastimes Fine Arts & Crafts Sale, Nov ~ December Christmas Exhibit

We’re available for meetings and event rentals! OPEN DAILY EXCEPT MONDAYS! Open 1-5 pm. Tuesday-Sunday

Inquire about our membership for the upcoming year.

West Hills Campus 435 Garden View Lane • (507) 451-0533

E-mail: silvan.durben@oacARTS.org • Website www.oacARTS.org

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Established in 1966 Promoting safe, responsible use of Firearms and Archery. We feature: Indoor Archery & Air Rifle Leagues 3D Archery Shoots Bowhunter & Advanced Bowhunter Education 10-60 Yard Outdoor Archery Range Fall & Winter Rendezvous MN DNR & NRA Firearms Training programs 50/100/200 Yard Firearms Ranges We support & donate to local schools

To become a member visit www.20riflepistolclub.org Or contact Rod Mauer 507-451-8358 Email president@20riflepistolclub.org Introduce youth to shooting sports!

Experience Minnesota History! State School Grounds listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Salvation Army Thrift Store and Service Extension Unit of Steele County

A Friendly Place to...

SHOP Our wide variety of quality merchandise DONATE Your gently used clothing, furniture and household items SEEK Emergency Assistance VOLUNTEER Your Time and Special Talents Your donations and purchases fund critical services. It’s shopping you can feel good about. Bell Ringer Hotline: 1-507-272-9295

Monday-Friday 9:30-5:00 • Saturday 9:30-3:00 1810 S. Cedar Ave, Owatonna • (507) 455-2023

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Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum & Historic Cottage 11 Boys' Dormitory 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, MN 55060 | phone: 507-774-7369 e-mail: museum@ci.owatonna.mn.us | www.orphanagemuseum.com

507-451-9769

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

November 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 • December 1

of Steele County

Providing support, advocacy and service to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Advocates For Developmental Disabilities Fundraiser

Festival of Trees ~Live and Silent Auction

Friday, November 16th 7pm

at the NEW Steele County History Center www.AdvocatesForDevelopmentalDisabilities.com

Charley’s Aunt

February 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23

Chase Me Comrade

April 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 Owatonna’s finest theatre group brings you a variety of performances throughout the year. Come escape with us, laugh with us, or maybe even cry with us.

To find out more information on any upcoming performances or becoming a part of Little Theatre

call 451-6156

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Kaplan’s Woods Parkway Kaplan’s Woods Parkway offers a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities including cycling, in-line skating, swimming, fishing, cross-country skiing and nature walks. This 225-acre park was dedicated in 1987. Formerly Kaplan’s Woods State Park, the area was acquired by the city in 1963. As a result of the generosity of the Owatonna Foundation as well as contributions from the U.S. Department of Interior Land and Water Conservation Fund and the State of Minnesota, this natural area is preserved.

Muckle Trail The Muckle Trail was named in 1998 in honor of Stan Muckle, a successful Owatonna business owner who generously bequeathed $600,000 to the Owatonna Foundation for acquisition and development of parks. The Muckle Trail runs along the Straight River in the heart of Owatonna, connecting Morehouse Park to the Buxton Trail. In 1992, the Bridge Street underpass and horseshoe-shaped turn was a gift from Mr. Muckle in memory of his wife, Doretta. His generosity made possible the safe passage of trail-users via a handicapped- accessible walkway from the sidewalk at Bridge Street to the underpass area. It also provided for a beautiful display of annuals and perennials. In 1996, the City of Owatonna developed another 0.79 miles of trail from Walnut Avenue to North Street, completing the Muckle Trail.

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Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum ~ Walk the Historic Campus and Visit the 6 Outdoor Audio Stations ~ Tour Cottage 11 ~ Visit the Museum in the Administration Building ~ See the Children’s Cemetery and Root Cellar The Children Remembered ~ Orphanage Legacy Trust has been established to preserve the legacy Harvey and Maxine Ronglien have created; to help ensure the grounds, buildings and stories of these children—this national treasure—exist for future generations. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to: State School Orphanage Museum “Legacy Trust Fund” 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, MN 55060 or www.orphanagemuseum.com

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Rules of the Road To make sure the trail system is a safe and fun place for all users, please follow the rules of the road: • Stay as near to the right side of the trail as you can while traveling safely • Travel in a consistent and predictable manner. • Cyclists and in-line skaters should pass on the left when going by others moving in the same direction. Please look ahead and back to make sure the lane is clear before you pull out to pass. • Cyclists and in-line skaters should give a warning signal by voice, bell or horn before passing. • Yield when entering/crossing trails or roadways. • When traveling in a group, please use only half the trail, so you won’t block the traffic flow. • Pets must be on a leash. You are responsible for cleaning up after your pets. Dispensers with “pooper-scoopers” are available on each trail. • This is a recreational trail only. Cyclists and in-line skaters must not race or use excessive speed. Morehouse Dam preservation In November 2006 the ribbon cutting of the Morehouse Dam restoration marked the ending of a great effort to preserve the history of the dam and the issue of accommodating the environment. The dam features a 65-foot bypass channel to allow for fish migration

and sediment dispersal, a pedestrian overlook and a 3-foot seawall to minimize dangerous currents below the dam. The features were added to meet requirements from the state’s Department of Natural Resources to address safety concerns and the dam’s environmental impact. The dam’s bridge also allow for the connection of the trail systems, allowing walkers to go through the park instead of walking around. River Springs Water Park The latest addition to the Owatonna Parks and Recreation system is the River Springs Water Park. Funded by private donations, the aquatic center was then given to the city to operate. More than just a swimming pool, the River Springs Water Park features a tube slide, body slide, Lazy River, activity pool with water basketball, zero-depth entry pool with play features, climbing wall, Lily Pad Walk and sand volleyball court. The water park will open for the 2013 season on June 7 and will remain open through Aug. 25. Hours for the park are noon to 8 p.m. from June 7 through Aug. 11, and from noon to 7 p.m. from Aug. 12 through Aug. 25. Open swim admission rates: June 7 – Aug. 11, 2013 Daily rate (48 inches or taller): $6.50 Daily rate (under 48 inches tall): $4.50 Twilight rate (5 p.m. to closing): $4.00 Children under 2 years old may enter free with a paid adult. Aug. 12 – Aug. 25, 2013 Daily rate (all day for everyone): $4.00 Children under 2 years old may enter free with a paid adult.


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he editors of Money magazine had it right when they said that Owatonna, “surrounded by tall meadows, wildflowers and farmland … is full of people who love the great outdoors.” An abundance of parks and trails provide hours of outdoor enjoyment in the Owatonna area. In rural Steele County, many also take part in hunting and fishing activities.

Hunting Hunting of farmland game species (primarily white-tailed deer, pheasants, and waterfowl) is available throughout the county on public hunting lands managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR). For more information, including regulations, call the MNDNR Area Wildlife Office at 507455-5841. Bird Watching The county offers excellent opportunities for bird watching, with sightings of more than 200 different species recorded. Try these recommended locations: Morehouse/Kaplan’s Woods in Owatonna, Rice Lake State Park: woodland, wetland and grassland species across the park’s diverse habitats; year round opportunities. Straight River Marsh/Oak Glen Lake: Waterfowl with peak viewing opportunities in spring and fall; viewing can be done from roads. Much of the property is privately owned and cannot be accessed without permission. For information on bird watching, contact the MNDNR Area Wildlife Office at 507-455-5841.

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continued from 74 Wildlife Watching Rice Lake State Park is home to abundant wildlife that can be viewed throughout the year. In the summer by the lake you might see nesting western grebes or black terns, muskrats, snapping and painted turtles. During the spring and fall, watch for tundra swans, geese, flocks of diving and surfacefeeding ducks, sandpipers, marsh wrens, rails and herons all using the lake. Forest species to watch for include wild turkeys, fox, white-tailed deer, and fox squirrels. For information call the park office at 507455-5871. Fishing Straight River is probably the most underutilized fishing in Owatonna. The entire Straight River Corridor, within the city limits, is public park property so access is not an issue. Shore fishing opportunities abound or you can put on waders for better access. If you have a canoe or kayak you can float the river as it is a designated state canoe trail. There are Northern Pike, Walleye, Small-mouth Bass, Large-mouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, Catfish, Bullhead and Carp available to catch. Lake Chase Park is located off of County Rd 45 North. Probably the most kid friendly area to fishing within Owatonna. The lake is small and there is great shoreline access. The lake is spring fed and there is a great water

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quality. The fish are always willing to bite on this lake. There are Bluegill, Crappie, Large-mouth Bass, and Carp available to catch. Lake Kohlmier/Kaplan Woods Parkway contains a 27 acre lake. The lake is also spring fed and has excellent water quality. The lake has three public fishing piers and a public access on the SE corner of the lake. Boat motors are not permissible on the lake but electric trolling motors can be used on boats. The lake has the reputation for giving up some large fish of various species. There are Blue Gill, Crappie, Yellow Perch, Large-mouth Bass, Small-mouth Bass, Bullhead, Northern Pike, and Walleye available to catch. Beaver Lake in southwestern Steele County is a small lake that has maintained good water quality and provides excellent fishing. Game species include black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass and walleye. This lake has one fishing pier. For more information, including regulations, call the MNDNR Lake City Area Fisheries Office for east of Interstate 35 at 612345-3365, or the MNDNR Waterville Area Fisheries Office for west of Interstate 35 at 507-362-4233. Natural communities Historically, Steele County was covered by diverse and rich natural communities of plants and animals. These included tall-grass prairie, oak savanna, maple-basswood forest, and wetlands. Scattered remnants of these communities exist cross the county. For more information contact the MNDNR Oak Savanna Landscape Project at 444-2424.


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A Community of Artists In 1856, just two years after the founding of the city, a Fourth of July celebration was held in Owatonna. The patriotic fervor evident in that celebration led several residents to form a brass band — the first organized musical group for the

young city. Within 10 years, the community had its first musical society, named appropriately the Owatonna Musical Association, which was one of the earliest of such societies in the state. That club and its successors established Owatonna almost since its

founding as a place where the arts have played a major role — first with music, then with theater and the visual arts. That tradition of supporting the arts continues to this day.

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You never know when you’ll land in our ER.

At Owatonna Hospital, we expect the unexpected, around the clock. Our ER in the new hospital offers private rooms with amenities like individually controlled lighting and temperature for your comfort, and telephones to keep you connected. As a Level IV trauma hospital, Owatonna Hospital’s ER is outfitted with advanced equipment for emergency care and staffed with board-certified physicians and registered nurses. Best of all, when you need us, we’re right here in your neighborhood, conveniently located off I-35 and 26th Street NW.

Music, music, music Owatonna’s rich musical history remains evident today, not only in the music of individual performers or small groups, many of whom who have gone on to fame, but that heritage can also be heard in the music of larger ensembles. Made of 80-plus members of the city, the Owatonna Community Choir performs about one concert a year of both secular and sacred music, and often accompanied by the talents of musicians from the Owatonna Community Orchestra. One of the mainstays of the city’s music scene in the summer is the Owatonna Community Band. The band plays four concerts in the city’s Central Park as part of the popular 11@7 concert series. For 11 consecutive Thursdays in the summer months, the park’s bandstand stage is opened up and

individuals and groups perform free concerts in the park. The Owatonna Community Band also performs every year on the main stage during the Steele County Free Fair. Likewise, the week-long fair, the largest free fair in the state of Minnesota, offers a variety of different musical acts, ranging from country to rock to old-time music and more, on its various stages.

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All the world’s a stage Owatonna offers numerous opportunities to see live theatrical productions performed on stage throughout the year. Founded in 1966 to bring “culture, art and entertainment to Owatonna and the surrounding communities with active participation by all interested,” Little Theatre of Owatonna now mounts four to five productions a year, with the repertoire ranging from comedy to drama to musical theater. Recent seasons have included the musicals “Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels,” “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and “Don’t Hug Me”; dramas “Proof,” “The Glass Menagerie” and “Pack of Lies”; comedies “Fruitcakes” and “Arsenic and Old Lace”; and children’s theater productions “Three Little Pigs Out West,” “Charlotte’s Web” and “My Name is Rumpelstiltskin.” The Merlin Players — a regional theatrical company that includes many performers from the Owatonna Stage — brings shows on the road to the West Hills theater. 2012-2013 season productions of Little Theatre of Owatonna: • “The Dixie Swim Club,” Jones Hope Wooten, comedy, Oct. 5-7, 11-13 • “ The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson, comedy, Nov. 2325, 28, 30, Dec. 1 • “Charley’s Aunt” by Brandon Thomas, farce, Feb. 15-17, 21-23 • “Chase Me Comrade” by Ray Conney, comedy, April 19-21, 25-27 • “Jesus Christ Superstar” by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber, musical, June 20-23 and 27-29

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Making the arts accessible Located on the historic campus of Minnesota’s only state orphanage, the Owatonna Arts Center is a place to discover surprising insights on the world around you and new talents within you. In 1974, the City of Owatonna purchased the campus of the former Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children and re-christened the site “West Hills,” which serves as an administrative center for the city. The main building, built in 1886, was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The Owatonna Arts Center, founded as a 501©3 corporation in 1974, makes its home in the main building of the West Hills Complex and has as its mission “to make the arts accessible to the community and to promote creativity.” Under the guidance of Artistic Director Silvan Durben, the center has become one of the top arts organizations in Greater Minnesota. The center’s vitality is experienced in the art classes that are offered every quarter for children and adults, exhibitions by regional professional artists, and musical performances ranging from chamber music to folk. The Owatonna Arts Center entrance is located on the southwest corner of the building on Garden View Lane. Arts Center business hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Gallery hours are from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The OAC is closed on Mondays.

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Celebrate Your Faith at these Area Churches Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) 750 SW Jeffrey St. • Owatonna • 455-2729

Thomas Smith, Pastor Sunday Worship - (Sept.-May) 9 a.m. Christian Education Hour - 10:15 a.m. Summer Worship - Sunday 9 a.m. • Monday 7 p.m. www.emmanuel-wels-owatonna.com

COUNTRYSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH OWATONNA, MN 55060 CHURCH OFFICE 451-5547 JIM AVERY - MINISTER - 456-3040 CELL EMAIL: jimavery51@gmail.com WEBSITE: www.countrysidechurchowatonna.com

Meeting at Victory Christian Center 1320 E. Rice Lake Street Sunday 11am Worship Family Movie Nite 5:30pm Last Sunday of the Month

WINTER SCHEDULE September thru May 9:00 AM SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE & SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES

BRIAN WRIGHT, Pastor RYAN FOLKEN, Associate Pastor

507-446-5850 1500 18TH STREET SE OWATONNA, MN WWW.CORNERSTONEOWATONNA.COM

10:30 AM SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE CHILDREN’S CHURCH & ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

A Warm and Welcoming Place to Meet God

800 Havana Road Owatonna, MN 55060 (507) 451-1546

Sundays

SUMMER SCHEDULE Memorial Day to Labor Day

9:00 a.m. Worship • 10:00 a.m. Fellowship

9:00 AM SUNDAY SERVICE

10:15 am Church School & Adult Conversations

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

St. Paul’S lutheran ChurCh, elCa

810 S. Cedar Ave., Owatonna 451-1588

Weekend Masses: Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday 7:30 am, 9:00 am and 10:30 am 1:00 pm Spanish Liturgy Adoration: Thursday 8 am - Midnight

Confessions: Saturday 4 pm

Rev. John Sauer, Pastor Rev. Michael Cronin, Parochial Vicar Call for daily Mass and Holy Day Schedule

2781 SW 92nd Avenue, Meriden

www.sacredheartowatonna.org

1/2 Mile South of New Hwy 14 West–Meriden Exit

507-451-2165 Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM Communion: 1st Sunday of Month Sunday School: 9:15 AM

First Baptist Church

Air conditioned & Handicapped Accessible

123 E. Main Owatonna 507-451-2803

St. John Lutheran Church

Next to the Courthouse in Downtown Owatonna

Dave Klawiter Pastor

Sunday Schedule:

9:30 a.m. Fellowhip • 10:30 a.m. Worship Rev. Cindy Halvorson “Loving God; Loving People”

www.firstbaptistowatonna.com

Sunday Worship 8:00 AM Traditional Service 9:15 AM Adult Forum & Sunday School 10:30 AM Blended Service (9:30 During the Summer) 1:00 PM Sudanese Worship Service Vespers Service Thursday 6:30 PM Saturday Worship Contemporary 5:00 PM No Sunday School or Adult Forum During the Summer Worship will be broadcast over AM 1390 KRFO at 10:30 every Sunday morning

Visitors Welcome! Air Conditioned! BETHEL CHURCH 1611 HEMLOCK AVE 507-451-8548 WWW.BETHELOWATONNA.COM SUNDAYS 9:00 & 10:30 AM

Handicapped Accessible

1301 Lincoln Avenue South, Owatonna Phone: 507-451-7293 Handicapped Accessible

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Area Churches United Methodist Church Are you searching for new direction & meaning in life?

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‘Pathways’ Traditional Worship - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. ‘Crossings’ Worship & Praise - 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Worship - 6:30 p.m. Handicapped Accessible

815 E. University • Owatonna • 507-451-4734

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St Joseph Catholic Parish 512 S Elm Avenue, Owatonna 507-451- 4845

A Place of Real Grace • Live Worship Band • Contemporary Worship

• Friendly Atmosphere • Relevant Bible Teaching

Sunday Service 9 AM Wednesday Service 7 PM Pastors Joe and Vicki Braucht

422 W. North Street Owatonna, MN 55060 507-254-8514

www.destinycc.org

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Rev. Edward McGrath • Deacon Pat Fagan

Building a caring community in Christ

Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:00pm; Sunday 8:00, 9:30, 11:00am Confessions: Saturday 3-3:30pm or call for appt. Daily Mass: 8:00 am (please call to verify)

1909 St. Paul Road, P.O Box 423, Owatonna 507-451-4853 • oursaviorsowatonna.org

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Episcopal Church

All heartily Welcome

Downtown at South Cedar & Mill

451-5319

John Weisenburger, Senior Pastor Karl Korbel, Associate Pastor Susan Bantz, Intern Pastor Sunday Worship Schedule (School Year): 8:15 a.m. - Traditional Worship 9:30 a.m. - Educational Hour 10:45 a.m. - Contemporary Worship *Wednesday night activities for youth and adults-see web page

Sunday Summer Schedule (June 10, 2012-Labor Day) 9:15 a.m. - Blend of Traditional & Contemporary Worship 10:30 a.m. - Adult Education/Bible Study *Wednesday evening services and activities–see web page

Sunday Worship - 10 a.m. Visit us on the web at:

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Goods and Services

Owatonna merchants offer a wide variety of goods and services. Here is a partial listing of businesses in town and their phone numbers for your convenience. All local phone numbers are in the 507 area code.

Antiques Uncle Tom’s Antique Mall

— 451-2254

Appliance Sales Lowe’s — 446-4900 Manke’s Outdoor Equipment & Sales — 451-2327

Attractions and Entertainment Steele County History Center — 451-1420 Northwoods Cinema 10 — 451-1410 Reptile and Amphibian Discovery (RAD) Zoo — 455-1465 River Springs Waterpark — 774-7371 Serengeti Water Park — 446-8900 South Park Lanes — 451-2524 Village of Yesteryear — 451-1420

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Celebrate Your Faith at these Area Churches Trinity Lutheran Church 609 Lincoln Ave. So., Owatonna

451-4520

Worship With Us! We are “A Community Growing Disciples for Christ” Saturday 5:00 PM • Sunday 8:15 AM, 9:45 AM 11:15 AM Contemporary Services or watch us on Cable Ch. 8 Mon. 10 am.; Wed 6:30 pm; Sun 11 am • www.tlcowatonna.org

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Auto Parts/Services All American Auto Glass — 363-6101 Auto Zone — 446-9077 Carquest Auto Parts — 451-0044 Ellis Body Shop — 451-0845 Expert Tire — 451-5230 Harland’s Tire and Auto Center — 451-3084 Hometown Motors — 451-5990 Walser Automotive — 451-6934 Keck’s Repair — 463-2679 Mark’s Repair Service — 451-1412 NAPA Auto Parts — 451-1790 O’Reilly Auto Parts — 455-1777 Owatonna Ford Chrysler — 451-7860 Pit Stop Plaza — 451-4739 Ron’s Repair Service — 451-8678 Rohwer Body and Paint Shop — 451-1530 Sweet Towing and Repair — 451-3424 Terry’s Repair — 451-0831 Thunder Valley Auto — 214-3096 Tim’s Auto Service, Inc. — 455-9050 Wal-Mart Supercenter — 455-0049 Wholesale Tire — 455-1313

Banks 1st United Bank (Cash Wise) — 444-9950 Bremer Bank — www.bremer.com Community Bank Owatonna — 455-2265 Hometown Credit Union — 451-3798 Hometown Credit Union (Hy-Vee) — 451-3798 Minnesota First — 451-1705 Minnesota Bank South LPO — 444-0556 Premier Bank Minnesota — 451-0231 Profinium Financial — 444-0111 U.S. Bank — 444-2200 United Prairie Bank — 451-6300 United Prairie Bank (S Cedar) — 451-6300 Wells Fargo Bank (S Oak) — 455-9665 Wells Fargo Bank (Downtown) — 451-5670 Wells Federal Bank FSB — 444-0010

Barbers, Beauty Salons, Nail Care Barbers Exceptionale — 455-1330 Beauti Nails — 444-9074 Blown Away Salon — 214-2968 Creative Expressions — 451-4292 Elite Nails — 451-3686 Fantastic Sam’s — 214-7267 Fred’s Pro Cuts — 455-0662 Gillespie Beauty Salon — 451-4552 Grand Central Salon — 214-3007 Great Clips — 455-1717 HaiRevolution — 214-4247 Hair-i-tage Salon — 455-3100 Hair Studio One — 451-5450 Headlines Hair Design — 451-5741 Healthy Living Oriental Massage & Nails — 446-1099 Huntington’s — 455-0983 JM Beauty Salon — 214-3005 Johnson Barber Shop — 451-9453 Professional Designs Salon — 451-1696 Professional Hairstyling Salons — 451-3157 Salon Dacapo — 446-8700 Salon-E-Clips — 455-9391 Selective Looks — 444-3099 Sisters Salon and Day Spa — 451-2741 Smart Style — 444-6360 Stan’s Barber Shop — 451-3821 Super Cuts —455-9519 Magic Ten Nails — 451-9692 Vegas Nails — 455-1700 Watts Line Hair Design — 451-4461 Westbridge Hair Stylists — 455-1580\ Wild About Hair — 445-1109

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Bars and Lounges

Hoff ’s Bar —451-9956 Just One More — 214-2717 Reggie’s Brewhouse — 455-0630 The Dog Pound Bar, LLC — 451-0865

Bookstores Little Professor Book Center — 455-0969

Campgrounds Hope Oak Knoll Campground — 451-9783 Rice Lake State Park — 455-5871 River View Campground — 451-8050

Clothing Completely Kids and Maternity — 444-4100 Kristi’s — 444-0400 St. Clair’s For Men — 451-2406 Uptown Consignment — 351-7469

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Coin Laundry Cedardale Coin Laundry — 451-8462 Fireside Laundry/Coffee Beans — 363-9305 Gena’s Monday Laundry — 451-9807 Pit Stop Laundry — 451-1125

Communications Charter Communications — 800-581-0081 Jaguar Communications — 214-1000 Qwest — 455-4711 Select Communications/Verizon Wireless — 451-3717 Sprint Store — 214-4727 Wireless World/Verizon (Bridge Street) — 444-9963 Wireless World/Verizon (Frontage Road) — 214-8255

Computer Sales, Service, Consulting Abraham Consulting Technologies — 451-0570 Businessware Solutions — 455-2338 Four Peaks Software Developers — 455-0105 Northstar Computers — 413-5250 Technology Navigators — 446-0847 The Other Computer Store — 431-6500

Dance Studios Dance Dynamics — (651) 274-7378 Dance Made Easy / Cedar Ballroom — 451-1426 Jill Hoggard Academy of Dance — 451-0074 Just for Kix — 377-3206

Department Stores Kohl’s — 444-0153 Mills Fleet Farm — 445-1088 Target — 451-1882 Wal-Mart — 455-0049

Dry Cleaning Cash Wise — 451-7220 Cindy’s Tailoring and Dry Cleaning — 455-0891 Elwood Star Cleaners — 451-3430 Hy-Vee — 451-0138

Fitness Centers Anytime Fitness — 456-8587 Curves —455-4060 Dynamic Fitness — 573-1097 M.C. Fitness of Owatonna —451-8833 Snap Fitness 24-7 — 455-3500 Yoga & Wellness Center — 390-0279

Florists Cash Wise Floral — 451-8116 Cedar Floral Design Studio — 451-7673 Floral Design by Jodi — 455-1437 Hy-Vee Floral — 451-0138 Panache Floral — 214-2919

Furniture Stores E Z Own — 451-7205 Slumberland — 444-9200 3-Day Mattress — 214-3036

Grocery Stores Cash Wise Foods — 451-7220 El Progresso Market — 451-0995 Harvest Food Co-op — 451-0340 Hy-Vee Food Store — 451-0138 Wal-Mart —455-0049

Hardware/ Home Improvement Alexander Lumber — 451-7710 Arrow Ace Hardware — 451-4966 Lowe’s — 446-4900 Mills Fleet Farm — 445-1088 MN Rebath — 664-0999

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Media KORN Country 92.1 — 444-9224 KOWZ 100.9 FM, KRUE 1170 AM — 444-9224 KRFO AM 1390, Kat Kountry 105 — 451-2250 Owatonna People’s Press — 451-2840 Owatonna Area Shopper — 444-2389 Owatonna.com

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Jewelers Kottke Jewelers — 451-6644 Paffrath Jewelers — 451-0301

Liquor Sales Cash Wise Liquor — 451-8440 Firehouse Liquor — 214-2337 Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits — 451-0138 Hi-Way Liquor — 451-0776 J-B Liquor — 451-5491 Larry’s Liquor — 451-7010 MGM Wine and Spirits — 451-8451 Three Corners Liquor — 455-9093

Hidden Creek Landscape — 451-2784 Jack’s Nursery and Landscaping — 455-1434 Klancher and Son Landscaping and Concrete — 451-0159 Nagel Sod Farm and Nursery — 451-9605 Oakview Nursery — 451-0454 Souba Greenhouse and Nursery — 451-1444 Turtle Creek Nursery and Landscaping — 214-8733

Pharmacies Cash Wise — 451-7886 Hy-Vee — 451-0138 Owatonna Pharmacy Care — 977-2020 Sterling Drug — 451-0240 Target Pharmacy — 451-1771 Walgreen’s — 451-8326 Wal-Mart Pharmacy — 451-3323

Photo Developing Cash Wise — 451-7220 Hy-Vee — 451-0138 Walgreen’s — 451-8326 Wal-Mart — 455-0049

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Sporting/Outdoor Goods Cabela’s — 451-4545 Court Sports… And More — 451-0567 Fischer Sports — 451-3880 Straight River Sports and Fitness — 451-1666

Tanning Salons Haute Tanning — 214-3071 Tapp the Sun — 451-1127 Tropical Tanning — 451-8462 Wild About Hair — 446-1109

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Service Stations/ Convenience Stores

Tobacco

Casey’s (18th St.) — 455-8565 Casey’s (State Ave.) — 451-4168 Fleet Farm Gas Mart — 455-1088 Fuel ‘N Food — 455-2436 Holiday Station — 446-1061 Hy-Vee Gas & Convenience Store — 451-0138 Kwik Trip (S Oak) — 451-3384 Kwik Trip (Cabela’s) — 446-8176 Kwik Trip (Mineral Springs Rd) — 455-1541 Kwik Trip (Frontage Rd) — 446-9576 Owatonna Pump and Grocery — 451-4100 Sterling Drug — 451-0240

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Specialty Shops Cedar Gallery — 451-3460 Country Goods — 451-5661 Dollar Tree — 444-0660 Family Dollar — 455-9174 Gamestop — 451-4620 GNC — 451-2366 Haberman’s Picture Framing — 451-6565 Insty Prints — 451-6004 Kat’s Tats — 214-2100 Lion’s Den Adult Boutique — 214-3900 Let’s Ride Tack and Apparel — 455-1487 Jean Marie’Gifts & More — 214-2012 Office Max — 455-1132 Owatonna Music School — 214-7664 Owatonna Shoe — 451-4640 Party Plus — 455-9677 Paul’s Shoe Repair — 451-9029 Radio Shack — 455-0015 Salvation Army — 455-2023 The Dragon’s Lair — 451-8441

Owatonna Tobacco Shop — 451-2460

Dean’s Westside Towing — 455-1950 Sweet Towing and Repair — 451-3424

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Veterinarians Fairview Animal Medical Center — 451-4591 Heartland Animal Hospital — 214-7387 Owatonna Veterinary Hospital — 451-8153 Owatonna Veterinary Services — 451-0960


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Hungry? Owatonna has plenty of places to satisfy every palate. Here’s your guide to the city’s dining establishments. All local numbers are in the 507 area

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Candies/Ice Cream The Blast Soft Serve — 455-2898 Costas Candies & Restaurant — 451-9050 Dairy Queen — 451-8398 Fireside Coffee & Beans — 413-0248 Russell Stover Candies — 451-9127 The S’cream — 214-3224

Coffee Houses Caribou Coffee — 451-9589 Central Park Coffee Co. — 451-4242 Custom Coffee — 451-8775 Fireside Coffee & Beans — 413-0248 Starbucks — 455-3624

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International Food

Asian Kitchen — 446-8800 China Buffet — 444-0871 East Wind Buffet — 451-9666 El Tequila — 444-9490 Grace’s Mexican & American — 451-1908 Mizuki Fusion — 214-3131 Plaza Morena — 446-0844 Plaza Morena Campestre Grill — 413-0817

Pizzeria Buck’s Pizza — 446-8050 Casey’s (18th St.) — 455-8565 Casey’s (State Ave.) — 451-4168 Domino’s Pizza — 451-3030 Hy-Vee Pizzeria — 451-0138

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Godfather’s Pizza — 455-1470 Kwik Trip (S Oak) — 451-3384 Kwik Trip (Cabela’s) — 446-8176 Kwik Trip (Mineral Springs Rd) — 455-1541 Kwik Trip (Frontage Rd) — 446-9576 Nick’s Pizza Palace — 455-1530 Papa Murphy’s — 455-3700 Pizza Hut (Carry-out/Delivery) — 451-3336 Pizza Ranch — 446-9990 Rose Street Pizzeria — 455-2898 Taste of the Big Apple — 455-3633

Restaurants 43rd St. Pub and Grill — 446-9200 Applebee’s — 451-0006 Big 10 Restaurant & Bar — 451-2090 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar — 455-2700 Costas Candies & Restaurant — 451-9050 Famous Dave’s Barbecue — 451-4008 Kozy Korner Café — 455-2798 Owatonna Country Club — 451-6120 Olivia’s Family Restaurant — 444-4000 Perkins Restaurant and Bakery — 451-6831

Sportsman’s Grille — 214-1888 The Kernel Restaurant — 451-2585 The Kitchen — 451-9991 Timber Lodge Steakhouse — 444-0303 Torey’s Restaurant & Bar — 455-9260 Wings Tavern and Grill — 444-9335


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October 25 The 12th annual Pumpkinfest, sponsored by Cash Wise Foods, promises to be a “spook-tacular� time for young and old alike. The free event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the parking lot of Wells Federal Bank and Safelite Auto Glass. Come in Halloween costume and get a free photograph taken, compliments of Cash Wise Foods. There also will be free pumpkins and apples for the kids, as well as treats, food, games and prizes.

October 29 A Fall Festival/Halloween Event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Chase Lake Park. This event, sponsored by Cabelas and Park and Recreation, will have fun for the whole family including: pumpkin decorating, costume contest, trick or treating, scavenger hunt, zombie shoot and baked goods.

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November 1-3 Pastimes, Arts and Fine Crafts Sale will be held at the Owatonna Arts Center. The artists and fine crafts people have been busy making pieces for the annual Pastimes show and sale. The list of artists participating is impressive and a wide range of media will be represented. If you are an artists or know of an artist that would like be a part of the juried sale Pastimes, you can find the entry form on the Arts Centers website www. oacarts.org or phone the Arts Center at 507-451-0533.

November 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013 Steele County Historical Society will showcase a “Minnesota Homefront” exhibit at the history center, located at 1700 Austin Road. Change came quickly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Featuring nine panels, audio interviews, songs of the period and a “Letter Stories” bin, Minnesota Homefront, World War II shares the experiences of 46 Minnesotans and the state’s role in the most widespread war in history. Find out what it was like to “make do” with rationing, farm during a severe labor shortage, work on the Iron Range and in defense plants, develop inventions for the war, be trained as a translator at Fort Snelling, and endure a starvation experiment for science and the war effort. We will have local oral histories to tie to this exhibit and we look forward to adding more supporting material.

November 3 The Elks annual Holiday Craft Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elks Club, 126 E. Vine in Owatonna. A variety of crafters — floral arrangements, holiday decorations and gifts, jewelry, gloves and more — will have their wares up for sale. Homemade rolls will be available from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., with homemade wild rice soup and sloppy joe baskets available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

November 3 The Holiday Craft Show for SeniorPlace will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at SeniorPlace, 500 Dunnell Drive in the West Hills Complex. Donations of craft items, baked goods, canned good, garden vegetables, SeniorPlace cookies (baked or frozen) and lefse will be available.

November 10 - March 13, 2013 Step back into time and enjoy a look at what life was like in Minnesota and Steele County while you visit the Minnesota Homefront Exhibit, a traveling exhibit from MHS, along with specially researched companion programming about Owatonna during the WWII years. Many local companies contributed to the war effort — you will learn how at this exhibit.

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The annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, presented by the Owatonna Exchange Club, will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Owatonna Arts Center. The arts center is located at 435 Garden View Lane.

November 16-25 The 22nd annual Festival of Trees, sponsored by Advocates for Developmental Disabilities serving Steele and Waseca Counties, will kick off on Friday, Nov. 16, with an opening night gala beginning at 7 p.m. at the Steele County History Center, 1700 Austin Road. Cost is $25 per ticket, which may be purchased at Kottke Jewelers, Hy-Vee, Cash Wise Foods or at the door. For more information, please call 451-9769.

November 17 The annual Women’s Club Charity Ball will be held at the Owatonna Eagle’s Club, 141 East Rose. Entertainment will be provided by the Rockin’ Hollywoods.

November 17 The Little Black Dress “Cheetah” Flair Affair — a fundraiser for Early Childhood Education — will be held at 6 p.m. at the Monterey Ballroom, 4712 South County Road 45. Advance ticket purchase required. For more information see Little Black Dress Flair Affair Facebook page.

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November 20 Steele County Transitional Housing will host its second annual Eliminate Homelessness Breakfast at 7 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Owatonna Holiday Inn & Suites. To reserve seating, call 446-9315.

November 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and Dec. 1 Little Theatre of Owatonna presents the comedy “Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” written by Barbara Robinson, directed by Sandee HardyHagen and sponsored by Federated Insurance. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 24, 29, 30, Dec. 1, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 25, at the Little Theatre of Owatonna, 560A Dunnell Drive in the West Hills Complex. For more information visit the LTO website at www.littletheatreowatonna.org.

November 24 The annual Community Thanksgiving dinner will be held at the VFW hall in Owatonna. Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meals also can be delivered in Owatonna. For more information, call the VFW at 451-1001.

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November 29-December 2 The Owatonna Chamber Promotions Committee will host its sixth annual Hometown Holiday Weekend. The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. with the Lighted Caroling Parade, which will make its way from Rose Street, down Cedar Avenue and to Central Park, where the annual Lighting of the Lights will take place. If you are interested in participating in the parade, please contact Tom Brick at 451-4640. The Owatonna High School Carolers will perform in Central Park following the completion of the parade. Stores downtown will remain open until 8 p.m. for your shopping convenience. On Friday, Nov. 30, many vendors will have extended hours for your holiday shopping. You may also enjoy the State School Orphanage Museum decorated for the holidays.

November 30-December 1 A Victorian Christmas awaits you at the Village of Yesteryear for the annual Christmas in the Village. New this year is a Friday night soup and chili supper at the Steele County History Center starting at 4:30 p.m. until soup is gone. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be an Artisan Market at the history center. Hours for the celebration are 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. The Steele County History Center will be open both days with free admission.

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December 1 Sponsored by the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Promotions Committee, the annual Breakfast with Santa will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the VFW. Bring an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots and receive a photo with Santa during the breakfast. Tickets are $5 in advance and may be purchased at Central Park Coffee, Cash Wise, the Chamber or $6 at the door. Children age 5 and under will eat free. There will also be venders with extended hours for your holiday shopping on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2.

December 1 Sons of Norway – Nortonna Lodge will host their third annual Norwegian Meatball Supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Owatonna Elks Club. Cost is $11 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. Menu includes: authentic Norwegian meatballs, parslied potatoes, mashed rutabagas, peas with pearl onions, beet pickles, lefse, Norwegian Christmas cookies and coffee. For more information or tickets, please call Gloria at 451-4274 or Sandra at 451-1344.

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December 8 The Owatonna Arts Center, 435 Garden View Lane, will host Cocoa with Santa from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the arts center. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your camera and get photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

December 8 The third annual Beds for Kids fundraiser will be held at Bethel Church, 1611 Hemlock Ave. The evening begins with a social hour with live music and raffles from 5 to 7 p.m. and a Christian artist For King and Country Christmas concert will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for general admission; $10 for students; $50 for Gold Circle seating, which includes a meet and greet with the artists, signed cd and premium seating; or $18 at the door. Please call 507-413-3301 for tickets. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and there will be home baked goods, cider and coffee for all to enjoy. All proceeds from this event go to Beds for Kids, a local nonprofit serving the children and families of our community.

December 25 The annual Community Christmas dinner will be held at the VFW in Owatonna. Meals are served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meals also can be delivered in Owatonna.

January 20 The annual Bridal Fair, sponsored by the Owatonna People’s Press, will be held at the Owatonna Holiday Inn and Suites (just off Interstate 35, behind Cabela’s) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature more than 60 vendors to meet the needs of those planning a wedding, including the latest in wedding fashions, photography, catering, decorating, reception halls and more. New this year will be a cake dive. Thousands of dollars of prizes will be given away. For information on booth rental, call or email Betty Frost at the Owatonna People’s Press 507-444-2389, bfrost@owatonna.com

January 25 USO Dance, a fundraiser for the Steele County Historical Society, will be held at the Steele County History Center, 1700 Austin Road. Kim Cosens Big Band will entertain you along with others. Watch for more information in the Owatonna People’s Press and at owatonna.com

January 25-27 The 30th annual Armory Sale held at the National Guard Armory in Owatonna. This event is the “Crazy Days” of winter. Vendors change from year to year and admission is free. Watch for more information in the Owatonna People’s Press and at www.owatonna.com

February 2-March 16 Steele County Historical Society will showcase the Smithsonian Traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked” at the history center, located at 1700 Austin Rd. The exhibit explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the changes that affected the workforce and work environments for the past 150 years. The exhibition focuses on why we work and the needs that our jobs fulfill. Our work takes place everywhere, on the land, on the streets of our communities, in office and factories, and in our homes.

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February 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 Little Theatre of Owatonna presents the farce “Charley’s Aunt,” written by Brandon Thomas, directed by Shelley Fitzgerald Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 17, at the Little Theatre of Owatonna, 560A Dunnell Drive in the West Hills Complex. For more information visit www.littletheatreowatonna.org.

March 1-3 The 20th annual Hometown Sampler Concert presents acoustical music from some of the best bands in the area. The concert, held at the Little Theatre of Owatonna, is a benefit for the Steele County Food Shelf. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3.

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March 14-16 The 12th annual North American Farm and Power Show will be held at the Four Seasons Centre. The expo features a vast array of indoor and outdoor agricultural and ag-related exhibits. In addition, there will be educational seminars on a wide range of farm-related topics. Admission and parking are free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16.

March 22-24 The KOWZ Home and Rec Show returns to the Four Seasons Centre for the 11th year with exhibits showing the latest in home improvement and recreation. Hours are 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free.

April 13 A Spring Style Show will be held at noon with lunch and a fashion show at the Owatonna Country Club, 1991 Lemond Rd. Cost is $25 and tickets are available at Kristi’s, Kottke Jewelers and the Clothesline until April 1, 2013. Enjoy a day of seeing the latest fashions from local businesses. For more information, call 507-451-2550. All proceeds will benefit the Steele County Clothesline.

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April 13-14 The Minnesota Alpaca Expo will be held at the Four Seasons Centre. In addition to the exhibits, the expo will feature several contests and games. \As in years past, the expo also raises funds to be used for alpaca research at the University of Minnesota. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

April 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 Little Theatre of Owatonna presents a farce “Chase Me Comrade,” written by Ray Conney and directed by Jim Cole. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. April 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 21, at the Little Theatre of Owatonna, 560A Dunnell Drive in the West Hills Complex. For more information visit the LTO website at www. littletheatreowatonna.org.

April 20 The 27th annual Night of Knights auction will be held at St. Mary’s School with doors opening at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit St. Mary’s School. Must be at least 21 to attend.

April 20 The Young Life Cake Auction will be held Owatonna High School Gymnasium. Doors open at 10 a.m. with the live auction

beginning at 11 a.m. There will be 100 auction cakes and specials, 100 sale cakes and a silent auction with 60 to 70 auction baskets. Seating, concessions, Kids Korner and more. Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit Young Life.

June 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 Little Theatre of Owatonna presents the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, with a 2 p.m. matinee on June 23, at the Little Theatre of Owatonna, 560A Dunnell Drive in the West Hills Complex. For more information visit the LTO website at www.littletheatreowatonna.org.


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Meet Michelle Malchow… “People who benefit from the Family-to-Family Project receive a $40 food voucher along with their holiday presents. It’s not a lot, but it makes me wonder what kind of meal they would have if the community didn’t support this cause. That’s why it’s so rewarding to present a check to the Family-to-Family Project each year on behalf of Federated. Like most Steele County residents, our employees and retirees enjoy giving back. That’s just the kind of company we are.”

…and you’ve met

Federated Mutual Insurance Company • Federated Service Insurance Company* • Federated Life Insurance Company Owatonna, Minnesota 55060 • Phone: (507) 455-5200 • www.federatedinsurance.com *Not licensed in the states of NH, NJ, RI, and VT.


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OWATONNA CAMPUS Owatonna College and University Center 965 Alexander Drive SW Owatonna, MN 55060 507-455-5880


Owatonna Guide Fall 2012  

Owatonna Guide Fall 2012

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