Saturday, December 14, 2019


Lisa Reese's Relay for Life Team was one of 12 teams participating in this annual event. Her team members included, from left: Michael Jordahl, Bob Hartman, Lisa Reese, Sarah Hartman and Lisa Dunlop.
Lisa Reese, 43, of Blooming Prairie served as this year’s Relay for Life honorary chair in Mower County. A new twist was added to this year’s Mower County Relay for Life, the site being moved from the Mower County Fairgrounds to the down- town area of Austin on the south side. The 2019 version of...
Filled biscuits are a specialty item at the annual Litomysl Summer Festival. This year, the men, women and kids of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church made 725 dozen biscuits. Delivering the biscuits to some happy customers were sisters Sophia Schiller, 12, left, and Bella Schiller, 10.
Watching the weather closely were many, many volunteers who made this church fundraiser pos- sible. Organizers of the event thanked the many volunteers who made this event such a success. A staple of the celebra- tion is the making of 725 dozen filled biscuits. This Czech custom does not die. The...
A Blooming Prairie graduate died in a single vehicle car crash on Monday night.  According to the Clarion, the Bethel University Newspaper, Anthony Nelson, a senior at the university, returned to campus on Monday where he was living for the summer.  According to Ramsey County public information...
Some of the “fairy gardeners” that helped clean up Frank Vorlicek’s yard in Blooming Prairie on a recent morning include, from left: Donna Maixner, Beth Krebs, Pam Folkens, Mary Malherek, Nancy Peterson and Karen Valentine. Also helping out, but not pictured are Judy Bishop, Ali Mach, Patti Misgen, Karla Ressler and Vern Krebs.
With the recent medical scares he and his wife have faced, Frank Vorlicek has been noticeably absent this summer from something he truly loves—flower gardening and keeping up his yard. But, thanks to a group of caring friends, Vorlicek’s Blooming Prairie yard won’t miss a beat moving forward as it...
After the fair board approved the sale of hard liquor at the 2019 fair in an 8-5 vote during May’s board meeting, members from the community offered their own opinion with a petition against the move. “Somebody came to me and talked about not having alcohol served at the fair and wondered if we...
Blooming Prairie Police Chief Greg Skillestad and his wife Allyson give out another pulled pork sandwich during the 2018 National Night Out event at Central Park in BP. Picking up the sandwich is Reid Magana, 5, of Owatonna.
Blooming Prairie's Third Annual National Night Out will be held Tuesday, July 30, beginning at 5 p.m. in Central Park. The Blooming Prairie Police Department is again sponsoring the event. Other sponsors include: Minimizer, Jennifer Walsh Real Estate, Keller Williams Premier Realty, B to Z Hardware...
Several of the Hobo royalty were more than willing to pose for selfies with those who came to see the engine.
The majority of those who came to see Union Pacific’s Engine 4014 in Owatonna last week came out of an interest in railroads or just curiosity. But for one group of them there was a more personal reason to make the trip to Owatonna. For them, including Ricardo and Dante and Minneapolis Jewel and...
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...
Tom Johnson, this year’s honorary chair, and fellow survivor Maggie Dixon, lead cancer survivors on the first lap of the Relay For Life in Steele County. The relay was held Friday night in on the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna.
People from all over the county flocked to the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna Friday night for the 26th year of the Relay For Life in Steele County. “The relay started in 1985 with one person,” Rick Jeddeloh of the American Cancer Society said. “You’re all here because of one person.” That...
With a plume of black smoke and billowing steam, Union Pacific 4014 makes its way into Owatonna for a planned stop at Morehouse Park July 17
Hundreds, maybe more, people lining the railroad tracks could hear the “long, lonesome whistle” of Union Pacific 4014 long before it came into view as it roared around the curve into Owatonna. They had started to gather early last Wednesday morning, July 17, along the Union Pacific tracks to await...


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

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Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
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