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Santa Claus is coming to Sunburg!

The Sunburg Area Commercial Club invites the countryside to town on Saturday, December 14 to meet Santa Claus and friends with the Kandiyohi County Holiday Express Santa Semi. They will be in town at...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    November 28, 2019 

Norway Lake Lutheran log church Pioneer Advent service

Come celebrate the beginning of the advent season in a fashion similar to what your ancestors did. The Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association is preparing for the Christmas season with an Advent...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 28, 2019 

Thanksgiving dinner for B-B-E community

Brooten-area churches are organizing and hosting a FREE Thanksgiving Day dinner at Trinity Lutheran church in Brooten - on November 28th. They will be serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and everyone is...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    November 28, 2019 

Bingo night in Sunburg

The Sunburg Fire Department was excited to host a ham and turkey bingo night that drew over 215 people on Saturday, November 23. They played 24 rounds of bingo and held a gun drawing as well. Photos...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 28, 2019 

Trailblazers night in Padua

The Bonanza Valley Trailblazers snowmobile club held their annual banquet in Padua on Friday, November 22. They had one of their biggest turnouts in the history of the club. Photos from the event...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    November 21, 2019

Fall Musical opening night!

Students of the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Theater Department pulled off an outstanding performance for the opening night of their fall musical. The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on opening...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 21, 2019

Veterans Day program at B-B-E

Members of the Brooten American Legion and the Brooten American Legion Auxiliary, in conjunction with staff and students of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa elementary and high school, hosted a Veterans Day...

 

Memorial service notice: Bruce Miller

Bruce Miller, who advocated tirelessly for agriculture and the local foods movement, passed away on November 9. Miller was the Minnesota Farmers Union Membership and Outreach Director in St. Paul. He...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 21, 2019

Santa Day coming in Brooten (VIDEO)

The Brooten community invites everyone to town for Santa Day on Saturday, December 7! The tentative schedule is as follows: 3 to 5 p.m. - at the Brooten Lanes: Santa Claus will visit area children,...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    November 14, 2019

B-B-E school theater to perform fall musical November 15, 16 and 17

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa high school Drama Department is excited to present the 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on the school theater stage. Show dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday this...

 

Tremendous!

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa community displayed terrific, outstanding support for the B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team! These posters were distributed around the towns the week of the state tournament....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 14, 2019

Santa Day in Brooten

The Brooten community invites everyone to town for Santa Day on Saturday, December 7! The tentative schedule is as follows: 3 to 5 p.m. - at the Brooten Lanes: Santa Claus will visit area children,...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    November 14, 2019

(VIDEO) Carnival Concert Spooktacular

On Monday, October 28, the bands of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, featuring students in grades six through 12, hosted a Halloween Carnival Concert Spooktacular at the high school gym. It was a packed...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 14, 2019

'The feds are coming'

The "Tax Man Cometh" was the title for the February 17, 1991 Murder, She Wrote episode back in an era when Angela Lansbury graced millions of television sets across the United States. The plot of...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    November 14, 2019

'Spelling Bee' musical coming to B-B-E

The fall musical at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa opens on Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for students. Below, the Bonanza Valley Voice interviews cast member and B-B-E...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    November 7, 2019

Voters say 'yes' across the board in Jaguar Country

In a week dubbed "Jaguar Country's Super Bowl week" by the local press...three ballot questions all passed with strong support by voters across the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school district on November...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    November 7, 2019

Scouting Medford - Part II

Different year, different story lines, but a familiar opponent for the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa volleyball team. The Jaguars (23-8) are gearing up for the Class 1A state volleyball quarterfinals to be...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    November 7, 2019

Locking up a state tournament berth

Here's the latest video and photo work by the Bonanza Valley Voice sports department. It features action from the last few minutes of the Section 5A finals on November 2 in Little Falls. The...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    November 7, 2019

Winning at state!

For the second year in a row, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa volleyball team will play in Saturday's championship rounds of action at the Class 1A state tournament. This year the Jaguars will go for...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    October 31, 2019

(VIDEO) Jaguars receive sub-section medals!

Below is video from the medals ceremony following the Sub-Section 5A-South championship match on October 31 at Little Falls high school. The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars volleyball team earned...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    October 31, 2019

STATE IT IS!

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars volleyball team had their backs to the wall in severe fashion in the Section 5A finals on November 2 at Little Falls high school. After securing a 2-0 lead in...

 

Brothers Burn Mountain to kick off November at Goat Ridge

Goat Ridge Brewing Co. of New London welcomes you to town and has just unveiled their November 2019 schedule. They kick off the new month with Brothers Burn Mountain on Saturday, November 2 at 8 p.m....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 24, 2019

Ham and egg breakfast in Elrosa

Don't miss out on a delicious, home cooking-style ham and egg breakfast this weekend, Sunday, November 3 in Elrosa. Members of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic church will be busy all morning in the...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    October 17, 2019

B-B-E holds Fire Safety week

Members of the fire departments from Belgrade, Brooten and Elrosa gathered at the B-B-E elementary school on October 10 and delivered fire safety sessions to classrooms through the preschool to sixth...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 17, 2019

(VIDEO) Fall fundraiser auction at Crow River Lutheran

The church basement was packed with fun on the evening of Saturday, October 12 at Crow River Lutheran church of rural Belgrade. Video is shown with Lay Minister Dave Clark leading everyone in prayer...

 

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