Sunday, July 5, 2020

Opinions

Fall is a busy time for many recognition weeks of various groups and organizations. There is Clergy Appreciation Month, Newspaper Week, Fire Prevention Week, Manufacturer’s Week, Education Week and the list goes on. But there is one that is especially meaningful to me and many youth around the...
Homecoming 2019 at Blooming Prairie High School will be nostalgia at its ultimate. This week has featured tons of Homecoming activities designed to bring students and community together. It's a time of excitement when students and community feel a bond together. Alan Morton, Class of 1948, expects...
It’s something nobody likes to think about. Writing an obituary for a loved one is probably the least desirable thing to do, especially in a time of grieving. For years your local community newspaper has published obituaries detailing the lives of people who have passed on. They often accompany a...
Over the years you’ve likely heard the phrase, “It takes village to raise a child.” For obvious reasons, it often falls onto the entire community to bring up a child, especially in the world we live in today. I have a slight variation of the common phrase as it applies to putting out a community...
Some say it's antique. Others say it's just stuff. My wife Judy has a couple other words for stuff. . . like junk and crap. I keep reminding her that this stuff she calls stuff. . .oh pardon me, the stuff she calls crap, is actually my treasures. When we moved from the Twin Cities to Blooming...
Dallas Police Department Detective James R. Leavelle was a good cop and a good friend. Who was James R. Leavelle anyway? Leavelle was the Texas po- lice detective, dressed in a light tan suit and Stetson hat, most recognizable for his stunned look when alleged presidential assassin Lee Harvey...
Any time you get a large group of people to- gether there are bound to be a few security issues. The Steele County Free Fair is no exception. But what impresses me most about the fair is how there are really never any big issues. That’s no small feat for a celebration that reported- ly attracts...
Ever since I announced that I would be leaving the paper to move back east, I have reflected on my time in Minnesota.  For about a month I thought about this and then I heard someone explain it perfectly. I was talking to the assistant Dodge County attorney about Rhode Island and how we have both...
Last week was a big week. I took over at the Dodge County Independent as News Editor and I celebrated my 46th birthday. In coming on as the News Editor, I toured Kasson and surrounding towns to get a lay of the land and meet the people who I’ll be working with to get important news out to our...
It's hard to believe that I graduated from high school six years ago and graduated from college three years ago.  Even though its been a while since I have been out of school this time of year I always have flashbacks to the first day of school. What's really cool about the first day of school is...

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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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