Saturday, July 11, 2020

Steele County Times

The 761 Foundation recently awarded scholarships totaling nearly $140,000 to 20 Owatonna High School (OHS) graduates. Since its inception more than 25 years ago, the 761 Foundation has awarded nearly $1.4 million in scholarships to OHS graduates. In announcing this year’s scholarship recipients,...
Here's three happy ones, two humans and one dog. Brendan Earl, left, helped rescue David Christopherson's Beagle last week in Clarks Grove. Austin the Beagle is held by his owner Christopherson.
Snoopy the Beagle is one of the most revered dogs in America. He has come across our Comics pages with regularity. David Christopherson of Clarks Grove likely would take issue with the claim that Snoopy is the most beloved Beagle in America. He would put his Beagle named Austin in that place....
Dean Goette of Blooming Prairie grills pork chops at a makeshift stand his family is operating along Hwy. 218 next to Casey’s for the summer.  They decided to do the stand after COVID-19 forced the closure of fairs and community celebrations for the summer. “When the two big flags are up, we’re open,” he says.
Not all is lost with the coronavirus at least when it comes to food stands trying to wet people’s appetites with their specialties. With fairs and community celebrations and festivals being forced to shut down because of the COVID-19 outbreak, many food vendors have been left without places to sell...
Melanie Gross, left, of Federated Insurance's community relations department, delivered 50 face shields and 50 ear protectors to the Prairie Manor Care Center. Accepting the personal protective equipment from Shields of Steele was Jillian Wigham, certified nursing assistant (CNA).
A community effort led by employees of Federated Insurance continues its fight against the coronavirus. As of early May, volunteers had manufactured 700 face shields. Another 200 were made during May to bring the total to 900. Over the last three months, the volunteer group from Federated has...
It was an act of sisterly love that resulted in the construction of this Fairy Garden. Shown from left at their Blooming Prairie home are: Emily Kasperek, Haley McIntosh, Carly McIntosh and Shelby Kasperek.
"It was Shelby's idea" to make a Fairy Garden, said her three sisters. Shelby Kasperek, 8, and her three sisters, Emily Kasperek, 6; Haley McIntosh, 9 and Carly McIntosh, 14, have teamed together to create a beautiful mini Fairy Garden. "It was really fun to do," says a proud Shelby. The Fairy...
William Holden, a member of the Blooming Prairie American Legion Post 52, proudly displays a Quilt of Valor given to him recently by the local Blooming Prairie Quilts of Valor group. Shirley Nelson pieced the colorful quilt and Bev Wacek did the quilting.
More than 160 Quilts of Valor have been given out by the Blooming Prairie Quilts of Valor program since 2014. More quilts were scheduled to be given out on Memorial Weekend but because of the coronavirus, the official presentation of more quilts has been delayed. One was delivered early last week...
Not just once, but twice within the past 2½ years Logan Pleschourt has bounced back from a near death situation. Despite the daunting task of battling cancer, Pleschourt graduated from Medford High School Friday night. Pleschourt, who has been diagnosed two different times with Stage 4B Hodgkin’s...
Because of the coronavirus, many high schools nationwide chose to honor their graduating seniors of 2020 with a special and unique commencement. Blooming Prairie did just that for its 118th graduation in the school's history. Sunday's graduation honoring 50 graduates was a virtual one. In fact,...
Jail population in Steele County has been running about half of what it normally does since the COVID-19 crisis began in mid-March. The current number of inmates locked up at the Steele County Detention Center in Owatonna is averaging 45 to 50, down from the pre-COVID-19 average of 90, according to...
In heaven there is no beer, that’s why we drink it here. And for a long-time Owatonna musician, he has a special reason to drink a little extra beer. World-renowned concertina player Luverne Wanous is celebrating his very own beer compliments of Mineral Springs Brewery of Owatonna. MSB’s first...

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