Friday, March 24, 2017

Steele County Times

Steele County Commissioners Rick Gnemi and John Glynn look at the architectural plans that were being proposed for the new Public Works Complex. The project is being delayed so that the commissioners can view other sites and compare costs. The estimated building cost was quoted as between $120 and $140 dollars per square foot.
“Have you read the FEMA report?” was a question posed by former Owatonna Ag teacher and soils specialist, Brian Kosel, at a special meeting held by the Steele County Board of Commissioners March 7. The County Board Room was packed and you could hear a steady hum of hushed conversations going on at...
The Thompson Sanitation building of Clarks Grove suffered serious damage from an F-1 tornado that struck the community on March 6. Most roads to Clarks Grove were closed to traffic early last week due to severe damage to the community.
The National Weather Service made it official early Tuesday ruling that considerable property damage in Clarks Grove Monday night, March 6 was caused by an F-1 tornado. The tornado struck this small city of 687 at about 5:45 p.m. Skies darkened and the winds ripped through Clarks Grove causing...
Members of the NRHEG girls basketball team celebrate after beating Norwood-Young America 53-45 for the Section 2AA championship. The Panthers rally from a 13-point deficit in the first half. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Mankato – After facing a 13-point deficit in the first half, Maddie Wagner hit a deep trey to spark a run for the NRHEG girls basketball team. Her sister, Marnie, turned the spark into an explosion. Scoring a game-high 20 points, Marnie Wagner guided the Panthers (25-5) to a 53-45 comeback win...
NRHEG senior Tyler Raimann (43) goes up for a dunk in the second half of the second-seeded Panthers'48-44 win over Maple River Thursday at Mankato East. Raimann finished with 10 points. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Mankato – In the last three meetings this season, the NRHEG boys basketball team beat Maple River a combined 207-143. While Thursday night's 2AA Sub-Section semifinal game may have not been the Panthers’ prettiest performance, they were able to get the job done. Guided by four-straight Oakley Baker...
Owatonna junior guard Alex Raichle drives to the basket during the first half of the Huskies 87-57 Section 1-AAAA quarterfinal loss to Lakeville South on Wednesday in Lakeville. Raichle finished with two points and four rebounds. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Lakeville – For the first few minutes of its Section 1-AAAA quarterfinal game against Lakeville South, the Owatonna boys basketball team was just a lone possession from taking the lead. Then, the fourth-seeded Cougars generated a steal and never looked back. Generating a 14-5 run early in the first...
For Owatonna senior Jay Sullivan, basketball has been an integral part of his life and prep sports career.  Now, Sullivan and the Owatonna High School boys basketball team are gearing up to put together a run in the upcoming Section 1-AAAA tournament. The senior point guard has been a key component...
Jim Lageson and his dog enjoy country living on their 15-acre farm west of Ellendale. Lageson is concerned about a proposed feedlot of nearly 50,000 turkeys that could be built near his farm in Berlin Township located on the western edge of Steele County.
A proposed feedlot that would house nearly 50,000 turkeys in western Steele County is drawing a stink with at least one neighbor who would be in the direct path of potential smells from the operation.  Jim Lageson lives on a 15-acre farm site just west of Ellendale. Though he did not grow up there...
Cheri Krejci was honored as the 2017 Woman of Achievement. Her speech was brief, but true to character as she demonstrated her deep humility.
From among five nominees, Owatonna Business Women awarded Cheri Krejci the honor of the 2017 Women of achievement at their annual fundraiser.  Krejci, from Blooming Prairie, is well known for her efforts in the fight against cancer. As an active member of the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group, Krejci...
Owatonna's Brandon Moen celebrates after pinning Hastings' Trey Rogers in the first period of the Class AAA 182-pound title match. The win marks Moen's second-straight state title. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul - After a display of sheer domination in his first three matches, senior 182-pounder Brandon Moen was one match away from collecting his second-straight state title. Only a rematch with Hastings’ Trey Rogers stood in the way. In their last meeting, Moen was able to control the match to a 5...
Cade King of Owatonna celebrates after defeating Austin Brenner of St. Cloud Tech, 6-4 in the Class AAA semifinals at 152 poounds. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
St. Paul - They have been men on a mission for the Owatonna wrestling program this season and are now just one match away from reaching the pinnacle of their seasons.  Peyton Robb, Cade King, and Brandon Moen will represent the Huskies in the finals of the 2017 Minnesota Class AAA state tournament...

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