Monday, August 3, 2020

Steele County Times

Sheriff Lon Thiele reports that one person has died in the motorcycle crash outside of Owatonna. A cement truck, and not a dump truck, was also involved in the crash, according to Thiele.More details will come as they are released.
The Steele County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on County Road 17 about 5 miles northwest of Owatonna.The crash happened around 2 p.m. Initial reports indicate a motorcycle collided with a dump truck in the 3600 block of 52nd Ave. NW. The roadway is currently closed...
Sheriff’s deputy Caleb Buck welcomes his new partner, Willow, to Steele County. The crime fighting duo will train together beginning in September for 10 weeks before hitting the roads to protect and serve residents in the county. This is the sheriff office’s first K-9 team in about six years.
It has been a bittersweet past week for Steele County sheriff’s deputy Caleb Buck. On Monday just days after he welcomed a new police dog to the family, he was forced to put down one of his own dogs because of a kidney problem. Buck’s attention will now be focused on his newest addition to the...
Granddaughters Sophia Schiller and Alexandra Herget read for Ken Schiller's Quilt of Valor presentation. Schiller served in the U.S. Army.
Heather and Tony Schiller of rural Blooming Prairie recently hosted a special event involving Heather's father, Timothy Bass and her father-in-law, Kenneth Schiller. U.S. Army veterans Tim Bass and Ken Schiller received Quilts of Valor from a local Blooming Prairie quilting group. The quilting...
Dave and Mark Noble of Blooming Prairie were the feature winners at the Chateau Speedway on Aug. 9, 1986. The raceway remembered Dave Noble, a long-time racing competitor, Friday night. Dave died last week at 86.
There was a bit of a somber moment at the beginning of the Chateau racing last Friday night as it was announced that one of the original members of the Chateau Speedway Hall of Fame, which was started last year, had passed away during the week.  Three-time track champion Dave Noble of Blooming...
Dancing is Sonya Kirkman's favorite pastime. She can be found on many boulevards near her apartment in Blooming Prairie. "It makes me feel better,” Sonya says about her music.
Who is that middle-aged woman dancing on a public stage in Blooming Prairie? Many people, residents and non-residents alike, may have wondered who that woman is, the woman who finds her stage to be the parking lot between Casey's and the Goette food stand. This woman, identified as Sonya Kirkman,...
After a brief closing on Thursday, the Casey’s Store in Blooming Prairie has reopened again. Casey’s closed mid-day on Thursday after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. Since then, the store has been cleaned and reopened again Friday morning. A reminder to everyone that the governor’s...
A driver was killed in a head-on crash in rural Steele County Thursday afternoon. According to the Steele County Sheriff’s Office, one person was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identify has not been released at this time. The crash happened on Lemond Road a couple miles south of Highway...
A clerk at the Casey's Store in Ellendale has confirmed that the Blooming Prairie store is closed because of COVID-19. He didn't know exactly how long the store may be shut down, but thinks it could be at least two weeks. The clerk said, "Be careful out there."   No other details about the COVID-19...
Casey's General Store in Blooming Prairie was closed down at mid-day today, Thursday, July 23. Doors were locked and all gas pumps were covered. Whether it was closed for general cleaning, or because of COVID-19, is unknown.   A representative of the Casey's corporate store in Ankeny, Iowa said...


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
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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