Sunday, May 31, 2020


Dave Purscell from Steele County SKYWARN talks about the field guide to prospective spotters at last weekend’s training session held at the Owatonna Fireman’s Hall.
When inclement weath- er rolls through the county, emergency services and the National Weather Service rely on amateur storm spotters to track and diagnose the strength and aftermath of storms. On Saturday, July 27 Steele County SKYWARN hosted a training session at the Owaton- na Fire Station for...
Max Fink, 6, of Owatonna uses all his muscle to lead his calf, Buddy, around the yard of Clover Glen Dairy Farm during the recent Cow Camp for youngsters from around the area. There are several other campers in the background leading their calves around the yard.
  When Glen Johnson looks out and sees many young girls and boys leading calves around his Steele County dairy farm, he chuckles with enjoyment at all the chaos taking place. As the children are trying their hard- est to keep the animals in line, Johnson wonders if the camp should be renamed, “Cow...
Ella Dobberstein, left, and Vivienne Schlaak show off their projects during a Works Museum session at NRHEG Elementary School on Monday, July 15.
Summer school students in grades K-6 at the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale- Geneva (NRHEG) Elementary School became engineers for the day, thanks to the Works Museum. The Works Museum of Bloomington, is a hands-on engineering and design museum for kids and their grown-ups. The Works makes...
Hayley Schlichter of Blooming Prairie concentrated on the pineapple pinata she was making in the Exploring Spanish & Pinata Making Class during the ZED Summer Academy held in Byron last week.
Students from all Zumbro Education District schools got together at Byron High School recently to take part in the ZED Summer Academy. The Summer Academy is a one-week, half-day opportunity for gifted and talented students who have completed grades 3-6. Students are recommended by staff from their...
The Blooming Prairie FFA’s annual banquet was held May 11 in the Blooming Prairie High School Commons. Many awards were handed out and next year's officer team was put into office. Awards included: Discovery Degree: Olivia Anderson, Haven Carlson, Micah Donnelly, Ethan Marzolf, Zander Peterson,...
Owatonna graduates and former football standouts, from left, Mason Rhoades, Mason Oland, Jake Miller, Matt Segler, Cole Deason, Nick Staska, Joe Edel and Joseph Stransky stand for a photo outside of the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna following commencement ceremonies Sunday. Owatonna’s Class of 2019 included about 323 graduates.
Graduation speakers Kismet Richardson and Carolyn Stauffer offered their fellow Class of 2019 classmates words of encouragement, passion and wisdom on Sunday at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna. Richardson told her classmates to not let fear prevent them from new experiences. "I learned this...
Lexie Ignaszewski stands for a photo after NRHEG’s Graduation on Sunday, June 2.
If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, Lexie Ignaszewski’s mother should be feeling pretty good. The New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva valedictorian plans to attend South Dakota State University for Agriculture Education and has aspirations of becoming a 4-H program coordinator...
Songs from "Mama Mia" were played by the Blooming Prairie High School band at the commencement on Sunday, June 2. Mckenzie Jensen was the lone senior in the band.
Blooming Prairie High School will no longer have a valedictorian or a salutatorian because of board action a few months ago. The Class of 2019 does have a valedictorian and salutatorian and both carried a stimulating message for their classmates. The 117th commencement at BPHS on Sunday, June 2 saw...
This year’s scholarship winners are, from left: Kiwanis member Jerry Ganfield, Selena Ong, Ilhan Omar, Emily Keck, Lydia Rieck, Nick Staska, Gabriel Rysavy, Dominick Yerhot, and Kiwanis Member Bob Stark. Winners that could not be in attendance due to other commitments are Ashley Kellar, Zachary Barrett, and McKenna Schroht.
Ten area students were gifted with scholarships from the Owatonna Kiwanis Club on Thursday, May 16. The scholarships are handed out annually to students who are selected by the school for their academic achievements and their involvement in extracurricular activities and the community. In 1992, the...
By a slim margin, voters in the Owatonna School District rejected a plan to build a new high school. During a special election on Tuesday, May 14, the bond referendum failed by only 120 votes. Final results show 5,762 voters or 50.52% said no to the referendum while 5,642 voters or 49.47% said yes...


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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