Saturday, April 4, 2020


The 2019 Chateau Speedway season champions include: back row, from left: Mark Wytaske – Owner, Troy Maas-Pure Stock Champion, Noah Grinstead-B Mod Champion, Zach Elward-Street Stock Champion, Ryan Goergen-Midwest Mod Champion, Annette Wytaske-Owner; front row: Brandon Davis-A Mod Champion, Justin Schelitzche-Hornet Champion and Michael Bryant-Mini Mod Champion. Elward and Davis are both from Hayfield.
The 63rd Anniversary Season of Racing at Chateau Speedway in Lansing was officially wrapped up on Saturday Night with the Awards Banquet held at Lansing Corners Supper Club.  The annual awarding of trophies saw the top five drivers in each of the six full time classes (Y Waste WISSOTA Hornets,...
“Without a great deal of practice,” remarked Coach Nate Piller, “I didn’t know what to expect, but the boys took over in good shape.” The Blooming Prairie Blossoms boys basketball team rolled to a 73-40 victory over Bethlehem Academy Friday, Dec.  6. at Faribault. It was a good way to open the...
Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train features 14 brightly decorated rail cars with each car decorated with hundreds of thousands of LED lights and holiday designs. The train made a stop in Owatonna Dec. 5 in front of hundreds of people.
All aboard for a festive holiday season! When the Canadian Pacific Holiday train rolled into Steele County last week, it not only brought holiday spirit for hundreds of people, but also some extra cash for the Steele County Food Shelf. During a stop in Owatonna Thursday afternoon, CP presented a $5...
The interior of Jurgenson and Kottke, about 1920. Carl Kottke is to the left.
For the past 100 years Owatonna and Steele County residents have headed to downtown Owatonna to Kottke Jewelers for watches, jewelry, wedding and graduation gifts. Kottke Jewelers actually got its start as Jurgenson and Kottke in 1919 with Carl Kottke and John Jurgenson as the owners, said Carl’s...
Shopping with Santa. Local kids from across the county got to check off some names from their Christmas lists during the Shop with Santa event held last Saturday at St. John Church in Owatonna.
Last Saturday, area kids were able to get in some early Christmas shopping without parents snooping at their presents during the annual Shop with Santa event. The event, organized and put on by Steele County 4-H, has been held for 30 years and shows no sign of slowing down. This year, kids were...
It was indeed A Christmas to Remember as presented by students of the Blooming Prairie Elementary School two times on Friday, Dec. 6. Parents, grandparents and friends of students were treated to a musical gala performance in the morning and to another in the afternoon. The gymnasium was packed...
Pure elation takes over Blossoms Coach Chad Gimbel as he jumps into the arms of one of his assistants just seconds after his team captured Blooming Prairie’s first ever state football title. The Blossoms easily rolled over BOLD 41-15 to claim the state Class 1A title Nov. 29 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Relentless pressure on both sides of the ball pounded BOLD into submission, and the Awesome Blossom football team laid claim to its first state championship in school history and the number one rank in Class 1A football. The final 41-15 score pretty much indicated the dominance of the Blossoms....
It’s understandable if the Awesome Blossoms were a bit nervous at halftime. After all, the BOLD Warriors had just scored to trim Blooming Prairie’s lead to just six points, and the Awesome Blossoms had lost to BOLD in last year’s state tournament after a similarly close score at halftime. However,...
The Medford Tigers volleyball team recently brought home third place at the state tournament in St. Paul. Members of this year’s team included: top row, from left: Assistant coach Haily Bliss, assistant coach Trisha Chell, Brooke Purrier, Julia Niles, Mackenzie Kellen, Kinsey Cronin, Clara Kniefel...
With five different patterns at her side, Jean Westberg kept her sewing machine humming nearly non-stop for the past two years in an effort to make 14 quilts in time for her 50th class reunion in Owatonna. The recipients were classmates who served in the military.
Consider this Jean Westberg’s coming-out reunion of sorts. For nearly two years, West and her trusty Janome sewing machine had a secret bottled up inside of them. Together, the two executed a plan that took Westberg’s classmates by total surprise at their 50th class reunion from Marian High School...


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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