Thursday, August 22, 2019

Steele County Times

Ronald Van Burden was inducted into the Livestock Hall of Fame.
Robert “Bob” Chladek and Ronald “Ron” Van Nurden were inducted into the Livestock Hall of Fame last week at the Steele County Free Fair. The Tuesday afternoon program also recognized FFA and 4-H members, the Farm Family of the Year and conservation award winners. The new Wayne and Betty Kubicek...
Candy Pogones, left, and her Australian pen pal, Jane, right, finally got together after writing as pen pal friends for nearly 50 years. They are shown having fun at the Steele County Free Fair.
"It has been the best week of my life," said an emotional Candy Pogones of rural Blooming Prairie after finally meeting a pen pal of nearly 50 years. Pogones, 57, and her pen pal, Jane Penney, 55, of Australia, met face to face in Minnesota, Monday, Aug. 12, and spent four days together,...
With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage. While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this summer, blood and...
A pancake breakfast fundraiser will take place at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie on Sunday, Sept. 8. The breakfast will feature pancakes, sausages, and a drink. The church will be accepting free-will offering for Lutheran College Scholarships. The fundraiser, which will take place in...
The Owatonna Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 2–3:30 p.m. at the Owatonna Public Library in the Gainey Room, which is accessible by elevator. Anushka Mohideen, Minnesota information and referral coordinator, American Parkinson Disease Association, will be the speaker. She...
It was a sunshiny day as participants in the 20th Annual BOB (Bikers of Blooming) departed at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17.
It's another record year for the BOB (Bikes of Blooming) Ride for the Toys for Tots campaign. Last year, organizers Harvey and Nancy Farr of J & H Liquors recorded an all-time high in contributions for Toys for Tots. The total settled in at $15,000. This year's ride on July 20 was postponed due...
A Freeborn County sheriff’s deputy captured this funnel cloud as it passed through southern Steele County and northern Freeborn County on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The tornado reportedly touched down in a corn field near Hope, but it did not cause any significant damage. This was the same storm system that was headed for the Steele County Fairgrounds, but it hooked south just prior to reaching the Owatonna area.
It didn’t look like the Steele County Free Fair was going to get off on a good note once again this year as a severe storm came rumbling out of the southeast from the Mankato area. In fact, it appeared the tornado was headed right for a bulls-eye on the fairgrounds in Owatonna just prior to the...
Owatonna Mayor Tom Kuntz confirmed Saturday night that Blooming Prairie-based Minimizer is leaving town and moving to Owatonna next year.According to Kuntz, the announcement was made to Minimizer employees Thursday. Kuntz said Minimizer will build a new facility in Owatonna.Minimizer was started in...
This display belongs to Randy Lea, a self proclaimed Twin hobbyist. He is also an Awesome Blossom.
The bases are loaded, and Randy Lea is coming up to bat. "There it goes, a home run." These are sounds that appeal to Randy Lea, a Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossom who loves baseball and has put together quite a collection of Minnesota Twins and other Major League Baseball artifacts. The 66-year-...
Woodcarving Superintendent Stephanie Kolbe stands by a display of her game birds, songbirds and dolls.
One group of exhibitors at the Steele County Free Fair is not interested in winning ribbons. They are the woodcarvers who bring their works to the fair simply to display them to the public. The Woodcarving Department first appeared at the fair 35 years ago, and Stephanie Kolbe, the department...

Pages

Steele County Times & DCI

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

 

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Greer Citizen newsletter feed