Friday, January 17, 2020


Tim Rice of the Brick Meger Funeral Home, standing, converses with Jean and Harold McGregor of Owatonna during the Fourth of July celebration at the funeral home Thursday evening. Several hundred people turned out for a free concert as well as watermelon
It probably falls into the category of being one of the least assuming places for a bash, but the Brick Meger Funeral Home in Owatonna has found a unique way to throw a party. On the Fourth of July, Brick Meger opened up its facilities across from the Steele County Fairgrounds for a free concert in...
The first three place finishers in the Age 4 category of the Kiddie Tractor Pull in Blooming Prairie last Wednesday were: Parker Ringhofer, first; Cruz Chladek, third and Isaac Jeremiah Zender, second.
"Come on Tucker, keep on peddling." That's the enthusiastic banter Rich Scholbrock offered 4-year-old kiddie tractor pull participant Tucker Schneider during competition that featured 131 kids Wednesday night as part of the Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Blooming Prairie. Schneider was...
Holding plagues, Jerry Ingvalson, left, and Ron Nelson, along with their wives and other family members receive special recognition Saturday night for starting the Gopher 50 four decades ago.
Two Blooming Prairie area couples that had a hand in starting a charity car race four decades ago have been honored for their contributions. During a surprise recognition Saturday night at the Deer Creek Speedway in Racine, Jerry and Carol Ingvalson and Ron and Diane Nelson were given plaques of...
It started as a Fourth of July shopper’s nightmare for an area woman at Vandal’s Family Market in Blooming Prairie, but it quickly ended on a positive note. An elderly woman, who had walked to Vandal’s from her near-by residence on the Fourth of July around 2 p.m., suddenly found only herself in...
Dodge County residents will have to wait another month before they know which of the proposed  routes for an electrical transmission line stretching from Steele County to Olmsted County will receive further consideration. The draft Environmental Statement on the project was originally scheduled to...
What do Blossoms and Rockets have in common? Dennis Trom, a 1976 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School, carved out quite an outstanding high school athletic career as a Blossom. Now, he has built an enviable record as head girls basketball coach and head girls softball coach for the Randolph...
Roger and Orlo Toquam check on construction progress of a wood chip bioreactor constructed on their property in Ripley Township, seven miles northeast of Blooming Prairie.
Woodchip bioreactors and saturated buffers dominated discussions at a farm field day hosted by the Toquam Family Farm in Dodge County on Friday, June 28. The Toquam Family Farm is located about seven miles northeast of Blooming Prairie. The Toquam Family Farm spans three generations: Orlo, his son...
Kelli Naatz and Andy Jacobson celebrated their wedding at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna on June 15. They both met at the fair as 4-H members in 2008.
They met as 4-H members at the Steele County Fair so it seemed only fitting for them to tie the knot right where their love began. On June 15, Andy Jacobson and Kelli Naatz held their wedding reception and dance for 350 guests in the Foundation Building on the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna...
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...
On Saturday, June 29 as farmers and residents circled Owatonna’s Central Park during the weekend’s farmer’s market, they got the chance to learn a little more about pollinators and the city’s recent push to become a pollinator friendly city. In March, the Owatonna City Council passed a resolution...


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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