Thursday, June 30, 2016

First loss of the summer

The Elrosa Saints Little Dipper baseball team suffered their first loss of the summer when Farming beat them in Elrosa by a 5-4 score on Wednesday night this week. Both the Saints and Flames were undefeated to that point in the Stearns County League. Read about the game here at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper's website, including a video clip:

Tonight the B-B-E Legion baseball team plays a Melrose Sub-District contest at Sauk Centre at 6:30 p.m. Also tonight is a home fastpitch game for the B-B-E 17-U Jaguars; they host Osakis at 6 p.m. at the elementary varsity diamond.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Celebrating 100 years!

This is at what is historically known as the Christian Reformed church of Brooten.

I am scheduled to live stream the Saturday night Sing-a-Long "Hymn Sing" at 7 p.m. from the church's sanctuary.

Here's the link:

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Monday, June 27, 2016

(Video) Celebrating 125 years

Here's a short video following Mass yesterday in Elrosa. Bishop Donald Kettler is shown greeting parishioners as they streamed out of church.

Watch for more coverage and photos from this special event in Elrosa in this week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Live stream of Mass

Here's the link to watch the special 125th anniversary Mass in Elrosa on Sunday...the Bonanza Valley Voice live Internet video and audio stream begins at 10:15 a.m. from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic church. Spread the word!

I have heard they are expecting over 350 to attend Mass and the free-will donation chicken dinner that follows (catered by the Padua Pub).

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All-Star game

A barn burner played out at Elrosa's Saints Field when the Stearns County League and County Line League All-Star game was held last night, Friday, June 24.

The County Line League posted a 2-1 lead in the first inning, and that held up until the bottom of the fifth. Then Kyle Lieser (St. Martin) clubbed a two-RBI triple to put his team ahead 3-2.

Shown is video of part of that sequence of Lieser's game-changing triple:

The Stearns County League ended up winning by a 5-4 score. They scored another run in the bottom of the sixth for a 4-2 lead. Jordan Beier (Regal) and Jonah Johnson (Norway Lake-Sunburg) both scored in the top of the seventh inning on two SCL errors to tie the game at 4-4. Bryan Schlangen's (St. Martin) sacrifice-fly RBI that scored Chad Funk (New Munich) in the bottom of the seventh to cap the game's scoring. Overall the SCL used seven pitchers who combined for 15 strikeouts.

Next for the Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team is a game on Sunday (1:30 p.m.), June 26 at Lake Henry.

The Elrosa Saints Little Dipper team plays at Roscoe on Sunday night, looking to remain undefeated in the Stearns County League 10-team standings.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

100 years

The Brooten Community Church invites the public to events they have on July 2 and July 3 (Saturday evening / Sunday morning & afternoon) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their church's founding. For those not familiar with that church, it was formerly known as the Brooten Christian Reformed church.

Details will be announced in the coming days and also in the June 30 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice.

Oh by the way, tomorrow night (Friday) is the annual Stearns County League vs. County Line League All-Star game. Elrosa's Saints Field will be the host. A special "home run" derby prior to the game will start at 6:30 p.m., and the All-Star game is set to begin at 8:15 p.m.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Bonanza Valley Days on the mind

Mark your calendars!

July 8, July 9, July 10...Friday Saturday for three whole days in Brooten!

Here's the poster! Click to enlarge the graphic to view the schedule...

Oh by the way, the Redhead Creamery is excited to invite the public to attend their second annual Open House celebration on Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their location between Brooten and Padua. See more details on their advertisment on page 8 of this week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper. Visit their website at for more information on their business, as well as the “Business” section of the newspaper’s website.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

(HD video) Weller home run

Here's video from Jacob Weller's home run in the final game of the Section 6A baseball playoffs on June 9:

The B-B-E Jaguars Legion team is in the thick of their summer baseball season. They host a game at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 20 in Elrosa.

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