Sunday, July 22, 2018

Editorial

I played basketball for Cloverdale Christian School, a small Mennonite school with about 30 students.  My siblings and I are not Mennonite, but the school district we were in would have required an hour and half bus ride both ways to school every morning, and that just wasn’t cool. I grew a lot in...
The spirit of cooperation and recognizing those efforts were alive and well last week in the tiny little Steele County community of Hope. Amidst a half dozen or so law enforcement officers and bank officials, the star of the show was a shaken bank teller who almost one year ago had a gun shoved in...
This column series has largely focused on what sports can teach us about life. There are, however, some things we do in sports that never seem to find their way into real life. I’ve compiled my top five list below.  Spanking teammates While there is definitely national debate over corporate...
Growing up in rural Minnesota meant only one thing in our household. Our radio was tuned to WCCO-Radio, the 50,000-watt blow torch that blankets much of the upper Midwest. I grew up listening to one of the nation’s most enduring and popular radio duos of all time, Boone and Erickson. They were a...
It seemed like every time I turned around last week my cell phone was blowing up with text messages from my oldest daughter relaying yet another crisis going on in the world. A couple of key events across the world are proving to be real life-changing situations.  First it was the on-going turmoil...
There are some anniversaries that are come and go without any real significance. But then there are some that deserve special attention. Such is the case with an anniversary I celebrated last week when I hit the six year mark of owning the Steele County Times. This one is special to me because of...
Like many Minnesotans, my ear was glued to the radio last week when federal and state authorities announced a new development in the decades-old disappearance of Jacob Wetterling. It’s a shocking crime that captivated the hearts of the entire state back in 1989. And now, 26 years later, it still...
One of my favorite things to do in life is enjoy family activities with my children.  That has become a challenge over the last few years with two going off to college and another stuck at home with mom and dad. I’ve had a hard time adjusting to having only one child at home, but I’m trying to make...
The power of the press is an amazing thing. Each week thousands of people depend on their local newspaper to tell them the news and information they need to know about life in general. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s not so good, while other times it’s plain old indifferent.  When we think of...
The Steele County Times has hit a touchdown of its own this fall sports season. Now that we’re half way through the fall sports season, I want to highlight a little bit of the magic that has been going on at the Times. We launched a special section called “Front Row Football” at the beginning of...

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

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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