Wednesday, February 19, 2020


It was kind of a trifecta for a Steele County 4-Her at this year’s 4-H Livestock Auction during the Minnesota State Fair. Not only was Lauren Arthur of Owatonna chosen to present Minnesota’s governor with a 4-H t-shirt, she also earned a $1,000 scholarship at the auction on Aug. 24. She capped it...
Stacy Burton of Owatonna cooks up another batch of tater tot hot dish on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights. Burton operates Ole and Lena’s stand, which is owned by Dave and Renae Jeno of Owatonna.
*/ For Stacy Burton, her vacation is mostly all work. Burton takes off 14 days from her normal routine as a mother and civic booster around Owatonna to work at the Minnesota State Fair. She’s in charge of operat- ing Ole and Lena’s, a food trailer owned by Dave and Renae Jeno of Owatonna. Their...
The Awesome Blossom volleyball team won a home opener match Aug. 27, over JWP easily, dis- playing excellent team- work and a good attitude along the way. None of the three games put much pressure on the home team. As Coach Renee Kittel- son commented, “It was a great win tonight for our home...
The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for pro- posals in three categories: Arts & Cultural Heritage, Presenter/Production As- sistance, and Small Towns/ Rural Areas. All proposed projects must begin no earlier than Dec. 1, and be completed within 12 months, culmi- nating in a...
As of Aug. 28, the Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca reports growing degree units (GDUs) since May 1 are 5% less than normal. The Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton reports GDUs are behind as well, running 5.8% behind the long-term average as of Aug. 26. Corn has...
Two Blooming Prairie High School graduates and two educators were honored by the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation on Sept. 29, 2018 at the BP Servicemen's Club. Receiving Blossoms Forever awards were, from left: Peggy Tashima, Jay Iverson, Bob Nahlovsky and Dennis Kruckeberg.
They are regarded as Blossoms Forever. Seven special Blooming Prairie Blossom alumni will be saluted on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the 12th Annual Blooming Prairie Educa- tion Foundation Alumni Awards Banquet. The Blooming Prairie Education Foundation is observing its 20th anniver- sary this year. The...
Grace Arthur of Owatonna proudly shows off her grand champion market sheep at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 24. She is shown with representatives of the Minnesota Farmer’s Union, which purchased her purple ribbon animal during the annual 4-H Livestock Auction. Also shown at the far right is Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, who was on hand to take the first bid and congratulate each of the champions.
*/ The pressure was on for Grace Arthur of Owatonna at this year’s Minnesota 4-H Livestock Auction. Two of Arthur’s siblings, Riley and Lauren, have already earned purple ribbon champions in the past at the Minnesota State Fair. It was now Grace’s turn. And she didn’t dis- appoint anyone as she...
For 21 years, Steely and Stella have brought nothing but love to the Steele County Free Fair. The popular mascots make their rounds throughout the fair every day delighting people of all ages.
Kayln Naatz of Blooming Prairie has been involved with the Steele County Fair for most of her life as a 4-H member, but this year she got a whole new perspective on the fair. On Friday afternoon of the fair, Naatz made the rounds of the fair as Stella, one of the fair’s mascots. The famous duo,...
Leah Krell, 3 1/2, of Blooming Prairie, enjoys her ear of corn at the annual BP Fire Department Bratwurst and Sweet Corn Feed on Saturday, Aug. 25.
It was indeed a perfect day to enjoy some bratwurst and sweet corn. The Blooming Prairie Fire Department sponsored the Brat & Sweet Corn Feed for the 12th year. It was held in the truck bays of the fire hall. Chief Dean Naatz said freewill offering collector Mike Hoffman reported 562 went...
A major announcement was made on Thursday, Aug. 22 about local agencies partnering to stock fish in 2020 in Austin. Those pictured at the announcement are: (left to right) Tim Ruzek (CRWD); Austin Mayor Tom Stiehm; Craig Soupir (MN Dept. of Natural Resources' Waterville Fisheries); James Fett (CRWD); and Steve Persinger, a landowner on Wolf Creek working with CRWD to convert about 100 acres of cropland into permanent native prairie and wetlands through the MN CREP program.
Austin’s largest city park will get hundreds of rainbow trout stocked in its creek each spring starting in 2020 thanks to a partnership between the state and local watershed district, officials announced last week. Next April, Wolf Creek, a Cedar River tributary that flows through the nearly 150-...


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
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