Ad Spot

Loren F. Bellrichard, 74

Loren F. Bellrichard, age 74, of Austin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 after a long battle with cancer.

Loren was born June 28, 1946 in Austin, the son of Irving and Ethel (Holdgrafer) Bellrichard. He was a graduate of Pacelli High School. He attended Austin Community College and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Loren was a Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA) for two years. He also worked for the United States Postal Service in the mid 1970s.

Loren served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a traveler. He loved to find and explore new places and really enjoyed meeting new people. Loren read books constantly. He especially liked reading about History. Loren also had an extensive collection of vinyl albums, his music was very important to him. He also loved watching sports and especially following the Austin teams.

Survivors include his sisters, Joan Bellrichard and Janet Musser; many other loving relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Irving and Ethel Bellrichard; brothers, Dale and Ronald; sisters, Jean Gomer and Marilyn Majkrzak.

A private family graveside service was held at Cedar City Cemetery in Austin with Father Raul Silva officiating.

Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Agriculture

As US milk sales rise amid pandemic, “Got milk?” ads return

Blooming Prairie

Winona man injured in Friday afternoon accident

Mower County

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Positive test rate creeps up

News

Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

Local Government

Deer hunt properties, grant requests on council agenda

Mower County

DNR to survey Dobbins Creek for mussels

Mower County

Political campaign signs not permitted on state highway rights of way

Business

Time to step away: Long time owner of Hanson Tire Service heads into retirement

Education

Part of a bigger family

Mower County

Candidate Q&A: House District 27B

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man charged with assault after allegedly trying to stab woman with screwdriver

News

DEA warns of scammers impersonating DEA employees

Education

Riverland’s Phi Theta Kappa research published in journal

Education

College Accolades

News

Census Bureau to email households to encourage response to 2020 census

Editorials

Primary election voting reminders

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Police and Fire Marshal investigating suspicious vehicle fire

Mower County

Minnesota AG sues rodeo owner for violating COVID-19 order

Health

Minnesota’s primary election, pandemic edition: How to vote safely in person

Mower County

About 34 active COVID-19 cases remain in Mower as five more cases added

News

US consumer spending up 5.6%, but virus could stall gains

Mower County

Candidate Q and A: Minnesota House District 27B

Health

Five new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Mower County

Mower County

Fill the Boot fundraiser goes virtual