Friday, March 23, 2018


The feedlot controversy in Dodge County appears to be sparking again, but this time in a different township. A lawsuit has been filed in Dodge County District Court involving a proposed feedlot in Ripley Township located on the southern end of the county next to Westfield Township where the...
Rick Ellingson, organizer of the TASAR Explorer Scout Troop 007, was given special recognition at a SWAT competition for Explorers in Chandler, AZ last month. Fellow Blooming Prairie officer Dan Peach gives Ellingson a plaque of appreciation following the competition in Arizona.
The founder of Explorer Scout Post 007, Rick Ellingson, was speechless when honored by current TASAR Post 007 Explorers following competition in Chandler, Ariz., last month. Ellingson, a part-time officer with Janesville and Blooming Prairie police departments, was recognized for his 30 years of...
Blooming Prairie Youth Club unit coordinator Kelli Naatz and staff member Alicia Ptacek do some planning for the upcoming Rib Fest in June. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud
Leadership comes in different commodities, and Kelli Naatz, 24, of Blooming Prairie, is one of those untapped leaders. Naatz, a 2012 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School, was recently named unit coordinator of the Blooming Prairie Youth Club. She succeeds Marcy Sundine. “I never envisioned...
Owatonna athletes (back row, left to right) Zach Mensink, Ben Stelter, Braeden Meier, Peyton Robb, Jacob Dub, Terrell Conner, Tucker Alstead, (front row) Margo Achterkirch, Jamie Davison, Sophie Amundson, Kenna West, Sarah Spears,Sydney Schultz and Jenna Zeman stand for a photo after signing their Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Friends and family gathered to view as 14 Owatonna student-athletes took turns putting pen to paper and signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 7. at a ceremony in the school’s commons area.  Owatonna Director of Activities Ryan Swanson said the school’s largest class in his...
Logan Pleschourt, a sophomore at Medford High School who is battling cancer,  will be attending the Super Bowl in Minneapolis with his family. Pleschourt, left, also attended the Jan. 14 playoff game between Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints with his brother Anthony Lique.
Medford’s Logan Pleschourt and his older brother, Anthony Lique, were attending the Minnesota Vikings’ divisional-round playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints on Jan. 14 at U.S. Bank Stadium when a surprise visitor came to ask him a question.  The visitor, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell,...
The Tigers’ take a 50-48 home victory over the the Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights on Thursday.
The streak is over. The Medford boys basketball team ended a 29-game losing streak at home with a 60-58 victory over Kenyon-Wanamingo (1-10) on Thursday. Previous to Thursday, The Tigers' (1-4) last win was Feb. 16, 2016 against Kenyon-Wanamingo. "It's just nice to get that monkey off our back,"...
New Richland’s Betsy Schoenrock nails a mid-range jumper in the Panthers’ 67-57 win over the Medford Tigers on Tuesday, Dec. 12
The NRHEG girls’ basketball team capped off a good week with a second win, this time a prolific 74-64 victory over Kenyon-Wanamingo at New Richland Thursday, Dec. 14. The non-conference win upped the Panther record to 4-1 for the young season. NRHEG used a good first half to forge a 13-point edge...
The Owatonna Huskies captured the state Class 5A Football Championship Saturday night at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Huskies crushed Elk River 63-26 to capture the state title. This is the second time Owatonna has won the state football title. The last time was in 2013. The Times will...
The Owatonna Huskies captured the Section One Class 5A football title Friday night after crushing Rochester Century 37-0 in Owatonna. Jason Williamson, left, and team captain Alex Raichle proudly show off the championship trophy as other team members swarm around them.
In an explosive nature, the Owatonna Huskies easily captured the Section 1-Class 5A championship title by killing Rochester Century 37-0 Friday night in Owatonna.  The victory moves the Huskies into the state quarterfinals Saturday against Mahtomedi at Lakeville North. Both teams sport 9-1 records...
Owatonna linebackers Mitch Wiese (26) and Zach Mensink (21) chase down Mankato East running back Tim Bremer (3) during the first half of the Huskies’ 48-0 shutout win over the Cougars Friday at OHS Stadium. Owatonna allowed 150 yards of offense in the win.
OWATONNA – After a 42-6 dismantling of Rochester John Marshall, the Owatonna High School football team looked to keep the train chugging full steam ahead against Mankato East.  For the second-straight game, the Huskies defense stole the show.  Allowing 150 yards of total offense, the No.2 ranked...


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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