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 By Randy Olson    News    November 30, 2017 

Fire Departments battle, defeat grass fire

The Brooten Fire Department, with mutual aid assistance from the Belgrade Fire Department, battled and defeated a grass fire approximately two miles west of Brooten near the 22:00 hour on Wednesday,...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 30, 2017 

Local banks hosting Holiday open houses

The four banks of the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa area are all holding holiday open house celebrations just in time for the Christmas season this month. At the Bonanza Valley State Bank in Brooten, they...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 30, 2017 

Grace Lutheran women hosting Christmas program

The women of Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade invite everyone to their annual Christmas program on Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. This year we will be having singer and musician Fred Walter. Fred...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 2, 2017

Successful church auctions

Crow River and Big Grove Lutheran churches held WELCA (Ladies Aid) auctions on October 14 and October 20 and came away with glowing fundraising numbers. Read the full story in the October 26 issue of...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 26, 2017

Power outage in Brooten

A multi-block section on the western side of Brooten lost electricity on Saturday, October 21, after an overhead power line was clipped by farm equipment. At 4:45 p.m., a loud boom was heard in...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 26, 2017

Trinity Lutheran Sunday School

Sunday School kids at Trinity Lutheran church in Brooten performed special music at the regular worship service held on Sunday, November 5....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 19, 2017

B-B-E Jaycees Halloween party time change

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaycees is hosting a Halloween party for kids ages 0-10 on Saturday, October 28 at the B-B-E elementary school. The time will be from noon to 2 p.m., a change from the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 12, 2017

Belgrade VFW steak fry and pork chop feed

(Feature photo) Belgrade V.F.W. member Jim Thoen was working hard on Saturday, October 7 with his fellow V.F.W. members serving up steak and pork chops to the hungry masses at the Belgrade V.F.W....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 12, 2017

Amanda Watkins and Cal Ecker concert!

Here's video from the October 7 concert at the Brooten Pavilion, a fundraiser for the Brooten Fire Department....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 12, 2017

Two-alarm fire claims rural Brooten home

While no loss of life has been reported, a two-alarm fire north of Brooten on Sunday, October 15 claimed a rural Brooten home. The fire call went out around 5 p.m., and both the Brooten and Elrosa...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 5, 2017

Belgrade Coop open house

The Belgrade Coop held an open house / customer appreciation dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Manager Jeff Koehler was pleased with terrific turnout for the event. (In the photo) Roger Oeltjenbruns, Gary...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 21, 2017

Brooten Fire Department dance underway

The Brooten Fire Department's Pavilion dance fundraiser is underway tonight (Saturday, October 7). Everyone is invited to come in and enjoy terrific country music performed by Amanda Watkins and Cal...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 14, 2017

Storm aftermath across the Bonanza Valley

With a lack of electricity closing school at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Wednesday, September 20, labor was plentiful throughout the Bonanza Valley and B-B-E areas to assist with the cleanup in the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 7, 2017

Brooten Fire Department hog roast and raffle

The Brooten Fire Department Relief Association hog roast and 20-gun raffle is at the Brooten Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 23. The hog roast with all the fixings (free will donation) starts at 5 p.m....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 17, 2017

West Lake Johanna to celebrate 150th

Organizers behind a special 150th anniversary day of celebration at West Lake Johanna Lutheran church invite friends and extended family to visit on Sunday, August 20 this summer. Worship service...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 17, 2017

Rural Life Celebration hosted in rural Elrosa

The Catholic Charities 2017 Rural Life Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the Joe & Toni Borgerding family organic dairy farm in rural Belgrade. All are welcome to...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 17, 2017

(HD video) Street dance helps kick off August Fest

Shown is video from the Belgrade August Fest street dance featuring "The Hit List" band. Over 650 were served at the Belgrade Firemen's chicken dinner earlier in the evening, and most of those same gu...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 17, 2017

Belgrade Royal Ambassador crowns new royalty

Belgrade has new young ladies to represent the town over the next year after new royalty was crowned at the Belgrade Royal Ambassador program on Saturday (Aug. 12) of August Fest. The program was held...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 17, 2017

(Video) Rural Life Celebration

Below is video showing the first 58 minutes of the Rural Life Celebration outdoor Catholic Mass on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Joe and Toni Borgerding dairy farm in rural Elrosa...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 10, 2017

August Fest coming to Belgrade

The Belgrade Commercial Club is excited to announce a full schedule of events for the annual Belgrade August Fest celebration coming to town on Friday and Saturday, August 11-12. The weekend is...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 27, 2017

Bishop Anderson sermon at Big Grove Lutheran 150th

Below is a video clip from Big Grove Lutheran church on Sunday, July 23, the day of the church's 150th anniversary celebration. The video holds the sermon given by Bishop Jon Anderson, who grew up on a rural Belgrade farm. See more coverage of the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 27, 2017

Vacation Bible School in Elrosa

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Catholic churches are hosting Vacation Bible School this week in Elrosa for children ages 4-12. The week culminates with a special music program on Thursday, July 27 at...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 27, 2017

(HD video) Special music at Big Grove Lutheran 150th

Below is a video clip from special music performed by Melissa Heieie Buckley, who sang during offering at the Big Grove Lutheran church 150th anniversary worship service. You can see much more...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 27, 2017

(Video) Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan' musical

Here's video from the musical 'Peter Pan' in Terrace on July 19:...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 27, 2017

(UHD video) Worship at Big Grove Lutheran church's 150th

Below is ultra-high definition video from part of Holy Communion and also the closing hymn of worship service on Sunday, July 23 at Big Grove Lutheran church....

 

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