Friday, December 6, 2019


Jeri Renk shared her story of how Transitional Housing helped her move away from homelessness with those attending Transitional Housing of Steele County’s annual fundraising breakfast last week in Owatonna.
Owatonna and Steele County residents gathered at the Owatonna Holiday Inn last week for the 11th annual Transitional Housing of Steele County Eliminate Homelessness Breakfast. Transitional Housing is an interfaith organization that helps individuals and families with their housing needs. More than...
Mineral Springs Brewing brew masters Tim Pelton, left, and Mark Sebring proudly stand next to their fermenter as they brew up some potables while they ready for the weekend crowds. Mineral Springs Brewery recently opened in Owatonna and offers a variety of craft beer choices.
It all started in Tim Pelton’s kitchen. Inspired by his daughter and her friends, who started brewing during graduate school, Pelton found himself a hobby in the art of brewing. “I mentioned to two of my longtime friends, Matt Kottke and Tom Hilstad, that we should start brewing and so the next...
Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President Miranda Camery had some special news to bring before a group of 50 members and guests on Nov. 20. Camery, chairing the meeting in the absence of President Dan Peach, announced that former Blooming Prairie Mayor H. (Harold) Peterson and former...
Owatonna is ready to light up the holidays. On Thursday, Dec. 5, the community will host its annual Lighted Holiday Parade beginning at 6 p.m. Approximately 70 units all outlined with bright holiday lights and decorations are expected to take part in the holiday celebration, according to Shirley...
Diane and Frank Vorlicek have valiantly fought health issues and have much to be thankful for, they claim. Diane recovered from a kidney transplant and Frank has been fighting UTI (Urinary Track Infection).
It will be a special Thanksgiving this year for Diane and Frank Vorlicek. The Vorliceks will be celebrating a miracle times two. The Vorliceks have an attitude and that is one of meeting their health issues head on and solving them. Diane received a kidney transplant on July 11, and her husband...
The 2019 volleyball season culminated with a .500 record at 15-15, and the team handed out several awards at the annual honors program.  Julia Worke earned the MVP award and also made second team Gopher Conference All-star squad. Micalyn Trihus was named MVP on offense and earned an All-Conference...
The Blooming Prairie High School weight room underwent a face lift recently and it now is one of the most used spaces at the high school, says Ali Mach, activities director. Thanks to an allocation from the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation, the weight room has taken on a new look with the...
Karson Vigeland (15) attempts to prevent an Ada-Borup player from catching the football in Saturday’s state semi-final game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Vigeland scored one touchdown in the game for the Blossoms.
Several years of frustration disappeared quickly Saturday, Nov. 16, at U. S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis when the Awesome Blossom football team pitched a shutout over Ada-Borup 41-0 in the state playoff semifinals of Class 1A.  The win earned the Blossoms a second meeting against BOLD in the title...
The Blooming Prairie Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter is once again joining hands with the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester. Their objective is to put smiles on the faces of little kids fighting medical issues. The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester provides a home-away-from home and...
For Randy Domstrand, who directed this year’s high school musical at Medford, there is one line in the play, “The Addams Family,” that always makes him chuckle: “Living or dead, family is still alive.” “It kind of captures all the closeness of family and the silliness of the show,” said Domstrand....


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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