Thursday, June 27, 2019

Steele County Times

Radio operator Mike Conrad uses a computer to digitally link up with radio signals from across North America during last weekend’s ARRL National Field Day. During the field day, radio operators tested their preparedness and attempted to reach as many other signals as they could.
Amateur radio operators from across Steele County got together this past weekend for the annual American Radio Relay League (ARRL) National Field Day. The test/competition is conducted throughout the United States and Canada and sees amateur radio operators connecting up for a 24-hour period...
After a controversial school funding bill sponsored by Todd Lippert (D) of the Minnesota House of Representatives passed earlier this year, requiring the state to develop a statewide curriculum for sexual education, the State Senate voted with a majority to deny the bill. However, similar...
Norman Barnhart the magician played some magic tricks for more than 100 kids at the Blooming Prairie City Center on Wednesday, June 19. His objective in making kids laugh was to spur them on to read books this summer. Shown from left with Magic Norman are: Abigail Kennedy, Avery Spinler, Lydia Kennedy, Meghan Spinler and Miriam Kennedy.
"Abracadabra!" It's magic. "Run to the library and read some books," urged magician Norman Barnhart as he put on a scintillating magic and comedy show for more than 100 Blooming Prairie youngsters last Wednesday, June 19. Barnhart was back for his 18th year of performing at the Blooming Prairie...
The kids had competition, too, at the 9th Annual Blooming Prairie Ribfest. Winners in the hamburger division were: Maverick Schlichter, far right, first; Jakson Vermilyea, middle, second and Maizy Lowe, far left, third.
Dave Wradislavsky and Greg Johnson teamed up as Prairie Fire Barbecue to take top honors in the 9th Annual Blooming Prairie Ribfest celebration last Saturday, June 22. Seven grillers competed for the best in barbecue expertise at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen's Club. Meat was provided to all...
All Payton Esplan wants before the end of summer is two front teeth. She recently lost her two front teeth and was showing off her new smile at a Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Family picnic last Wednesday at Brookside Camp Grounds.
Dondi and Carla Stender unrolled the welcome mat for Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce members by hosting a summer picnic at Brookside Camp Grounds on Wednesday, June 19. The picnic was attended by 40 Chamber members and guests including members' youngsters. The Stenders grilled hamburgers...
Jim Spinler, who has become known as Medford’s Can Man, took on a new title of Pop Tab King last week when he made a record donation of 3.5 million pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester. Just a day later after the donation, Spinler was right back at it collecting aluminum cans and pulling off the tabs to start another collection.
He certainly hasn’t done the most glamorous work in his professional life as a trash hauler and even in his personal life collecting aluminum cans, but at least for a day last week, the 77-year-old felt like royalty. As Jim Spinler of Medford turned in his collection of an estimated 3.5 million pop...
Two brothers have admitted their guilt to multiple violent home invasion robberies around the state, including at least one in Steele County. On June 18, Lennie Dwayne Brooks, 33, of Zumbro Falls, and Randy Lorenzo Brooks, 24, of Wabasha, entered guilty pleas to three counts each of interference...
Families enjoyed the first downtown Thursday in Owatonna last week. The weather was beautiful as people enjoyed being outdoors for music, food and fun.
The first Downtown Thursday of the summer got off to rocking start thanks to Owatonna native Har Mar Superstar. The singer-songwriter performed a 90-minute concert that was presented by the Music Space of Owatonna on Thursday, June 6. “We had a lot of folks come down and it went really well,”...
A new sign that debuted during the Smokin’ in Steele festival in Owatonna. The sign will be a useful tool for the Steele County Fair Board to advertise fair time proceedings, including grandstand events.
During what was a brief meeting of the Steele County Free Fair Board, Manager Scott Kozelka and President Dan Deml gave an overview of several projects currently underway as the summer months begin. A new sign, located at the corner of Oak Avenue and 18th Street, was also singled out by the two as...
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....


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411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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