Articles from the April 7, 2016 edition

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  • Blast from the past

    Randy Olson|Apr 7, 2016

    The following was printed in the July 17, 1941 issue of the Brooten Review newspaper. It surfaced during the Bonanza Valley Voice's June 2015 interview with Donnie Beyl, a 1942 graduate of Brooten high school. Beyl and BHS classmate Chester Thompson went on a cross-country trip with BHS history teacher and Buccaneers coach (Howard) Seeley Eastman. Coach Eastman guided the Buccaneers in football, basketball and track and field. In those days, those were the only sports offered, and they were offe...

  • Senator Westrom co-authors Appleton prison bill

    Randy Olson|Apr 7, 2016

    Senator Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake), has co-authored SF 3192, a bipartisan piece of legislation that re-opens the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, Minnesota. Currently, Minnesota faces a prison overcrowding issue, placing an increasing burden on the state’s correctional system. Closed in 2010, the Appleton facility has the potential to house up to 1,600 inmates. The private facility, managed by Corrections Corporation of America, will be leased to the state of Minnesota for between $6-8 million annually, a tremendous savings over t...

  • Eight are great!

    Randy Olson|Apr 7, 2016

    For the third year in a row, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa speech team claimed the Section 5A runner-up trophy. At Annandale for sections on April 9, B-B-E's team brought 10 speech students to compete for a berth in the Class 1A state meet. Out of those 10, eight will advance to the big show, which is April 15 at Lakeview North high school. Taking the first-place team trophy was Eden Valley-Watkins, who had over 40 entries at the section meet. In third place was perennial speech power house St....

  • Track and field team at CMC indoor meet

    Randy Olson|Apr 7, 2016

    The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa track and field teams kicked off the 2016 season with the indoor Central Minnesota Conference meet last week Tuesday in St. Cloud. The meet was a chance for the athletes to get a taste of competition and also break up the monotony that can creep up during preseason drills. First-year head coach Tina Bauleke has a strong turnout of 30 students on her varsity roster between the boys' and girls' squads. Overall the track and field program has 36 student-athletes between...

  • Varsity fastpitch wins season opener

    Randy Olson|Apr 7, 2016

    A return to varsity action after a three-year hiatus was a success for the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars fastpitch team. On Tuesday (April 12) this week, the Jaguars hosted the Upsala Cardinals on the home diamond at the elementary school. Upsala had an early 3-2 lead before the Jaguars jumped ahead with leads of 5-3 and 9-6. In the top of the sixth inning the Cardinals plated three runs to tie it at 9-9. The Jaguars responded by scoring six times in the bottom of the sixth. In the top of the...

  • Business spotlight: Spanier Masonry & Concrete

    Randy Olson|Apr 7, 2016

    Chad Spanier and his company, Spanier Masonry and Concrete, are available to the Brooten and greater Bonanza Valley area for all your home or business's masonry and concrete needs. Chad is from the Paynesville area, and his wife, Kim, is a 1996 graduate of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. His business partner is Ryan Wuertz of Paynesville. Click on the graphic on the left to view their advertisement. It also appeared on page 10 of this week's (April 14) issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice...