Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Steele County Dairy Princesses Lacey Nelson and Chloe Schroeder, assisted by Dairy Dutchess Cali Nelson, were waiting to welcome people to Breakfast on the Farm as they got off the bus.
The population of Merton Township grew considerably Saturday as county residents flocked to the Balzer Dairy Farm for Breakfast on the Farm. The annual event is sponsored by the Steele County American Dairy Association and this year hosted by Rick and Cathy Balzer and Scott and Kaylie Balzer....
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,...
After a special referendum for a new high school failed to pass last month, the Owatonna School District held a listening session during which members of the community were given the opportunity to share their opinions and discuss the next steps moving forward. The session was held June 3 at the...
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...
Adela Torrez and Rock Branderhorst tied the knot Saturday morning during a wedding ceremony just hours before the Geneva Cancer Motorcycle Run at the Geneva Park. Prior to saying, “I do,” Saturday, the Owatonna couple had been together for 46 years.
Ever since they met nearly 50 years ago, motorcycles have been a big part of their lives. On Saturday, Rock Branderhorst and Adela Torrez hopped on their Harley with only one slight disruption—they decided to get married first. The Owatonna couple tied the knot during a brief 10-minute ceremony...
Gold Cross EMT Shelby Taylor stands beside her ambulance during the Have a Healthy and Safe Summer Fair held last Wednesday in Owatonna. Taylor was one of many emergency and law enforcement personnel at the event and helped those who attended get a look inside the ambulance and learn about her role as an EMT.
There were law enforcement and emergency personnel, firefighters and fire trucks, ambulances, games, and fun, as area youth got to learn about health and safety at this year’s Healthy and Safe Summer Fair. The fair, which was held at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna on May 29, dates back...
A contingency of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church women work on processing strawberries for the upcoming Strawberry Festival on Tuesday, June 11. Removing berry stems are, from left: Joyce Peterson, Galen Peterson, Dorothy Peterson, Babe Doocy, Doris Draayer, Marlene Nelson, Holly Ille, Karen Beede, Verna Magnuson, Judy Wambeam, Marlys Peterson, Laura Tjomsland, Suzanne Hamersma, Orlie Grant, Louise Peterson and Karen Johnson.
"When we all work together, good things happen," said Marlys Peterson as she participated in a strawberry work fest recently at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, rural Austin. Women of Red Oak Grove plus one man cleaned 225 pounds of the red berries recently, in preparation for the 78th annual Red Oak...
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...
These patriotic singers were in fine tune at the Blooming Prairie Memorial Day event on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Shown from left are: Mary Delzer, Paul Habermann, Tom Peterson, Tom Blome and Connie Habermann.
Severe weather didn’t stop area residents from paying tribute to the many fallen veterans who have served. Although the parades were cancelled due to heavy rain, both Blooming Prairie and Owatonna held Memorial Day Programs at the BP Servicemen’s Club and the Steele County Four Season Centre,...
Missy Fisher and Aaron Bourdage of Lucky 19 Sauce. Bourdage and Fisher took home the grand prize for professional competition at this year’s Smokin’ in Steele BBQ and Blues Festival, which was held this past weekend at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna.
There were no clouds this year at the 12th annual Smokin’ in Steele BBQ and Blues festival in Owatonna. The festival, which is held each year on the Steele County Fairgrounds, helps raise money for Special Olympics. “All the money goes to benefit charity,” Entertainment Director John Hammer...


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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