Sunday, August 19, 2018

Steele County Times

From Blooming Prairie to booming engines, project manager Todd Manchin stands next to one of the huge G20CM34 generator sets. These will be able to provide quicker, more reliable, and more efficient energy to the region.
Four large cutting-edge natural gas generator sets promise to bring more efficient and reliable energy to the region. The Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency has dedicated a 38.8-megawatt station in Owatonna. Agency officials showed off the generators during an open house Aug. 8. Claudio...
Josh Wells of Owatonna puts the last minute touches to his Brat Dog stand located near the Children’s FFA Barnyard on the fairgrounds Sunday afternoon. Wells will be featuring brats from Steve’s Meat Market in Ellendale. “This is our first year. We have high hopes,” he said. The Steele County Fair opens today (Tuesday) in Owatonna and continues through Sunday.
Putting together the state’s largest county fair is no easy task in a normal year. But then add in what has transpired over the past year for officials at the Steele County Free Fair, it nearly becomes overwhelming.  Despite a year filled with obstacles and hurdles, the Steele County Fair kicks...
Lansing Corners has relit the iconic sign that has been a trademark of the popular restaurant for many years.
Two years ago, new Lansing Corners owners Tammy and Ward Jeno said, "We want to bring Lansing Corners back to its golden days, but with a modern touch. And, that's exactly what they've done. Beginning this spring, the Jenos worked on getting the sign completely redone with all new neon tubing and...
Mary Carstensen stands next to some of her homemade wares. Carstensen says that she’s always trying something new, with products on sale ranging from necklaces, to bracelets, to earrings, all homemade and creatively designed by her.
With crowds rolling into downtown and beautiful blue skies above, the premiere of Owatonna’s Downtown Thursday event could definitely be called a success. “I think people are really excited,” Owatonna MainStreet Director Shirley Shultz said prior to the celebration getting underway. Schultz...
Tim Wolf and Lexi Ripka are two of our future leaders because of their involvement with the Blooming Prairie Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter. They are shown with advisor Bill Rinkenberger.
The Blooming Prairie Future Farmers of America chapter will be telling Steele County Fair visitors about their activities during the year. The Blooming Prairie FFA, advised by Bill Rinkenberger, is one of the most active chapters in the area. Many of the BP FFA members have been active in 4-H at...
Siblings of William J. Seykora pay tribute to him on the 50th anniversary of his death in 1968 while fighting in Vietnam. Shown from left to right are: Pam, Becky, Larry, Leo, Cecilia, Bob, and Ramona.
In a historic barn located near Litomysl, Mike Cassen, 68, leaned on his cane and tearfully looked at clippings and photos about his cousin William J. Seykora. Cassen was a cousin to Seykora, who was killed in Vietnam 50 years ago, on April 27, 1968. Cassen also served in Vietnam and currently...
Editor's Note: This incident does not reflect any actions taken by any member of the DCI. SHERIFF REACTS TO DROWNING INCIDENT WITH AREA NEWSPAPER.   DCSO RESPONSE TO THE INCIDENT WITH LARRY DOBSON AT NAYLOR'S POND  On July 26th, 2018 the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible...
 Named as one of the Minnesota Farm Bureau’s sesquicentennial farms, the Krause family certainly has a story to tell. The Krause family has been farming in Steele County since 1854, when their ancestor Christian Mathwig immigrated to Minnesota from Prussia, modern day northeast Germany, and married...
Lexi and Grady Steckelberg weigh the feed before giving it to their pigs. They must feed carefully in the proper amounts to ensure their animals are gaining the desired weight and muscle for show day.
Weigh, feed, walk, repeat.  This routine keeps Steele County 4-Hers Lexi and Grady Steckelberg of rural Blooming Prairie occupied as can be from the beginning of spring through the end of summer. The siblings have been showing swine in 4-H for five years now and are eager to see their dedication...
Cleaning out the attic can sometimes produce some big dividends. Or, at least in the case of the Steele County Free Fair, pirate’s gold. As members of the fair’s maintenance crew began renovating the bathrooms in the Beer Garden, they made a discovery that has the fair’s historians gleaming. They...

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Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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