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March 26, 2020

Brooten's Bonanza Valley Days 2020!

Mark your calendars! July 9-12

The annual Bonanza Valley Days celebration in Brooten is set for July 9, 10, 11 and 12. Please spread the word and make plans to come to Brooten that weekend! The BVD Slogan Contest is underway! Courtesy of the BVD Committee, all ideas MUST be submitted by March 1, 2020. If your slogan is picked, you will win a prize package from local Brooten businesses. E-mail ideas to or drop off your ideas via hard copy at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper office in downtown Brooten.

March 16, 2020

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school board meeting

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school board will meet in regular session on Monday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the elementary school library in Brooten. The meeting is not open to the public due to the COVID-19 virus. The public is invited to watch the meeting via the school's broadcasting YouTube website. That link is: The "Live Stream" button will not be available until shortly before 7:30 p.m.

March 17, 2020

St. Patrick's Day in Padua

Come to the Padua Pub on Tuesday, March 17 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Serving green beer all day! Starting at 11 a.m., Irish stew and corned beef sandwiches will be served. A Shamrock Hunt will be held at noon. The Padua St. Patrick's Day parade begins at 1 p.m. sharp, and prizes will be awarded (judged by the crowd). The Irish buffet, served from 4 to 9 p.m., includes corned beef and cabbage, chicken, Irish potatoes, carrots, parsnips, shepherd pie, creamed cabbage and more (all food served in the reception hall)...finally, music by DJ K Welle will play from 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Pub. See you in Padua!

March 19, 2020

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Fellowship of Christian AthletesII

The B-B-E Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran church in Belgrade for their regular morning gathering and breakfast.

March 21, 2020

Belgrade Lions spring chili cook-off

The Belgrade Lions is POSTPONING their spring chili cook-off at the Belgrade V.F.W. that was scheduled for March 21.

March 22, 2020

Catholic United Matching Grant Breakfast

Catholic United Financial will hold a matching grant breakfast at St. Francis de Sales parish center in Belgrade on Sunday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. The breakfast is a fundraiser in support of the Catholic parish's religious education programs. Tickets sold at the door ($7 adults, $4 children) with the menu of: French toast, sausage links, scrambled eggs, fruit, frosted cinnamon bread, beverages. Sponsored by Catholic United Financial Council No. 304.

March 24, 2020

No Belgrade senior citizens meeting

The Belgrade Senior Citizens will NOT meet on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

March 29, 2020

Gun Safety training POSTPONED

Padua Conservation Club is postponing it’s Firearms Safety Classes until August. Those who have registered will be notified of new dates and times. If you have questions, please call or text Dave Weller 320-760-4193.

March 30, 2020

B-B-E Choir to present ‘One Word’ concert

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa music department presents ‘One Word’, a performance by the junior and senior high choirs, on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium. The One Word concert will feature music from Japan, France, Norway, Polynesia, the Congo, the United States and more! Free admission, see you there!

April 1, 2020

Belgrade Commercial Club meeting

The Belgrade Commercial Club will hold their next regular meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at the municipal hall. Any member of the public is invited and welcome to attend.

April 4, 2020

Belgrade Commercial Club Easter Egg hunt

The Belgrade Commercial Club Easter Egg hunt, open to all children from throughout the area, will be held on Saturday, April 4 at the Belgrade city park. More details TBA.

April 4, 2020

Belgrade V.F.W. Steak Fry and Pork Chop feed

The Belgrade V.F.W. invites everyone to their Steak Fry and Pork Chop Feed fundraiser on Saturday, April 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

April 5, 2020

Sausage and Pancake supper in Belgrade

Come for an early-afternoon meal or for supper! St. Francis de Sales Catholic church in Belgrade invites everyone to their spring Sausage and Pancake supper on Sunday, April 5 serving from 2 to 7 p.m. at the parish center at 541 Martin Avenue. Prepared and served by members of the parish since 1956. Everyone welcome! All-you-can-eat! No bingo, no chances, no raffles - just good, delightful eating! Adults $10, children ages 5-12 are $6, and children ages 4 and under are free.

April 5, 2020

FREE movie "Overcomer" at Trinity Lutheran church in Brooten

Sisters in Christ adult Bible study group will host a free showing of Overcomer for the local community at Trinity Lutheran church in Brooten on Sunday, April 5 at 7 p.m. with coffee fellowship to follow. All are welcome!

April 8, 2020

Sedan city council meeting

The Sedan city council will meet in regular session on Wednesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. The meetings, which are held once per month, are open to the public at the Sedan City Hall.

April 11, 2020

Brooten Community Easter Egg hunt

The Brooten Easter Egg hunt, open to all children from throughout the area, will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 1 p.m. (sharp) at the Brooten city park. More details TBA.

April 13, 2020

Sunburg Area Commercial Club meeting

The Sunburg Area Commercial Club will meet again on Monday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Sunburg Fire Hall (back side of fire hall/fire department meeting room. Further discussion on the upcoming Syttende Mai celebration will take place, along with any other discussion on promotion and betterment of the Sunburg area. Note: 2020 Syttende Mai posters will be available at this meeting.

April 18, 2020

Easton Rood benefit

Family and friends of Easton Rood of Belgrade will hold a benefit for the three-year old who was stricken by cancer in the summer of 2019 and diagnosed in August at just 2 1/2 years old. The benefit will be held on Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New London American Legion. Easton Rood was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer. After many chemotherapy treatments and tests at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, he was blessed to receive a liver transplant at St. Mary's/Mayo Hospital in Rochester on Dec. 27, 2019. Easton is the son of Casey and Nicole (Olson) Rood and has one brother, seven-year old Caleb. Because of the intense need to be in or near the hospitals, Casey and Nicole have had to dedicate 100 percent of their time to be by Easton's side in Minneapolis and Rochester for the past seven months. Meanwhile, Caleb has been staying with relatives to attend school at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. Please join the family for a fundraiser to help with medical expenses the family has incurred. Schedule on April 18: chicken/ham dinner 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (kids meals available), bake sale 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., silent auction 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., live auction at 3 p.m., benefit meat raffle at 4 p.m. (New London American Legion, license number A-00824-003) Outdoor activities for children will be held, weather-permitting. To donate items for this event, please contact Lynnette Cors at 320-894-6501. Monetary donations may also be made to the Easton Rood Benefit Fund at United Minnesota Bank in New London.


(VIDEO) Here's footage from Santa Day in Brooten on December 12, 2015 at the Classic Co. Dinner Theater.

Thank you for your interest in the events taking place across the Bonanza Valley of central Minnesota!


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