Three "good news" items to share
June 11, 2020
In a nutshell...
1.) The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team (and other Stearns County League town teams) will play games this weekend - Friday through Sunday, June 12 to June 14. Elrosa kicks things off with a home game against Cold Spring at 7 p.m. on Friday night. Here's a link to the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper's sports blog that provides more detail: http://bbejaguars.blogspot.com/2020/06/hallelujah.html.
2.) On-site worshiping will resume at West Lake Johanna and Trinity Lutheran churches of Brooten. Information on that will be in the June 18 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper. This is tremendously great news! I also know that on-site worship resumes at the Brooten Community Church, although I don't have those details. The local Catholic churches resumed holding on-site Mass worship services earlier this month.
3.) The publishing family of the Bonanza Valley Voice has done a full budget analysis for 2020 (based partially on predictions of economic conditions) and can announce that we will publish the print newspaper every week for the last half of 2020, starting with the July 2 issue. We will not publish a print edition for June 25, as we did not for June 11. This announcement is based on pledges from numerous locally-owned businesses to stand behind our newspaper through the duration of the COVID pandemic. Our publishing family is truly grateful for such amazing support.