Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Hometown Pizza & BBQ, located at 301 East Fifth Avenue in Ellendale, opened in late September and serves a variety of pizzas, BBQ platters and other meals.
Hometown Pizza & BBQ, in Ellendale, is a family-owned restaurant that offers a family-friendly atmosphere for its guests.  The restaurant opened in late September and offers its namesake pizza and barbecue platters, in addition to pastas, sides, sandwiches and more. Located at 301 East Fifth...
Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet played tunes from their album “When There’s Good to be Done” at the Owatonna Arts Center on Nov. 21.
The Owatonna Arts Center was crowded on Nov. 21 for the Twin Cities-based folk artists Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet’s debut performance of their new album “When There’s Good to be Done.”  “This whole album is about real people that have gone through huge obstacles,” said Loretta about the...
74 year-old Jeanette Raichle is up for National Aerobics Instructor of the Year Award. She teaches several water aerobics classes at the Owatonna Fitness Center throughout the week.
Seventy-four-year-old Jeanette Raichle is up for National Aerobics Instructor of the Year award. She swears by the importance of fitness, and she is walking, swimming, dancing and hiking proof of the long-term benefits of an active lifestyle.  “Not bad for 74, huh?” said Jeanette Raichle after...
Dr. John Henry (retired) serves slices of turkey during the annual Thanksgiving Day meal at the Owatonna VFW.
Last year, it was estimated that more than 1,100 people packed into the Owatonna VFW on Thanksgiving Day. This year, that number was easily reached and possibly surpassed as family members enjoyed a turkey meal. “It is normal to have a lot of people,” said Jim Gasner of Owatonna, who along with his...
Anca Sima poses next to her portrait “Butterfly of Rio,” painted by Barbara Porwit.
Everyone in the room gasped out of admiration when the black cloak that covered the painting was shed and the portrait of Anca Sima was revealed at the Owatonna Hospital through the Healing Arts Program reception on Nov. 17.  The portrait, painted by Barbara Porwit, is colorful, full of life and a...
Nineteen veterans received Quilts of Valor during a special ceremony as part of a Veterans Day program Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club. Pictured back row left to right:  Paul Stender, Paul Ingvaldson, Dale Anderson, Ken Trom, Marvin Camerer, Tom Walters, Charles Coughlin, Joe Wurst, John Dean Olson, Mike Nelson. Front row left to right: Ingval Hove, Ken Vermilyea, Ken Esplan, John Welch, Doug Johnson, Lerald Farrow, Marvin Stark and Alan Morton.
Longtime entertainer of U.S. military troops, comedian Bob Hope paid a visit to the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club on Veterans Day evening last Wednesday, Nov. 11. Hope, also known as Doug Johnson of Bloomimg Prairie, was master of ceremonies for a special Veterans Day evening program designed...
Doug Miner answers questions about Veterans Day during a program at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club.
On Veterans Day, Blooming Prairie fourth-grade students had the opportunity to visit with a local veteran and learn more about the importance of honoring the people who have served our country.    That morning, about 65 students visited the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club, where they heard from...
Wayne Hasher, a long-time volunteer at the Steele County Food Shelf, stocks shelves last Friday morning.
People experience financial troubles for many reasons. They may have lost a job, become ill or face a number of countless other obstacles. That’s where the Steele County Food Shelf comes in.  The food shelf, located at 155 Oakdale Street in Owatonna, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and...
Quilter Martha Waddell wrapped the quilt she made for veteran Earle Taylor around his shoulders at the presentation of the Quilts of Valor at VFW on Oct. 20. Waddell is one of 10,000 volunteers of the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Three veterans were gifted handmade quilts as a token of appreciation from the Quilts of Valor Foundation.  Quilter Martha Waddell of Northfield not only worked on the quilts herself, but she was able to wrap the finished quilt around the shoulders of the three veterans at the VFW Auxiliary meeting...
Mankato based band, Navigating North, consists of Owatonna Senior High School graduate Jay Seaser, Hailey Johnson and Josiah Jorgensen. The band has been a hit in coffee shops and acoustic venues, and they recently recorded an EP.
In a total of 48 hours, Owatonna High School 2011 graduate Jay Seaser and two other band members drove to North Carolina, recorded their EP  album and drove back to their apartments in Mankato at the end of May. The EP album that they recorded was recently featured in Noisetrade’s New & Notable...

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Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

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