Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Steele County Times

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....
The Blooming Prairie FFA’s annual banquet was held May 11 in the Blooming Prairie High School Commons. Many awards were handed out and next year's officer team was put into office. Awards included: Discovery Degree: Olivia Anderson, Haven Carlson, Micah Donnelly, Ethan Marzolf, Zander Peterson,...
After a special referendum for a new high school failed to pass last month, the Owatonna School District held a listening session during which members of the community were given the opportunity to share their opinions and discuss the next steps moving forward. The session was held June 3 at the...
Owatonna graduates and former football standouts, from left, Mason Rhoades, Mason Oland, Jake Miller, Matt Segler, Cole Deason, Nick Staska, Joe Edel and Joseph Stransky stand for a photo outside of the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna following commencement ceremonies Sunday. Owatonna’s Class of 2019 included about 323 graduates.
Graduation speakers Kismet Richardson and Carolyn Stauffer offered their fellow Class of 2019 classmates words of encouragement, passion and wisdom on Sunday at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna. Richardson told her classmates to not let fear prevent them from new experiences. "I learned this...
Adela Torrez and Rock Branderhorst tied the knot Saturday morning during a wedding ceremony just hours before the Geneva Cancer Motorcycle Run at the Geneva Park. Prior to saying, “I do,” Saturday, the Owatonna couple had been together for 46 years.
Ever since they met nearly 50 years ago, motorcycles have been a big part of their lives. On Saturday, Rock Branderhorst and Adela Torrez hopped on their Harley with only one slight disruption—they decided to get married first. The Owatonna couple tied the knot during a brief 10-minute ceremony...
Blooming Prairie first baseman Maren Forystek makes a catch for the game-winning out in the Blossoms’ 2-1 win over Hayfield on Wednesday, May 22.
The 2019 Blooming Prairie softball season reached its conclusion on Tuesday, May 28 and left the Awesome Blossom (11-12) with a their first losing record since 2016. BP started off the day with a solid upset win over Wabasha-Kellogg (13-10), but fell later in the afternoon to Mabel-Canton (14-6)....
Gold Cross EMT Shelby Taylor stands beside her ambulance during the Have a Healthy and Safe Summer Fair held last Wednesday in Owatonna. Taylor was one of many emergency and law enforcement personnel at the event and helped those who attended get a look inside the ambulance and learn about her role as an EMT.
There were law enforcement and emergency personnel, firefighters and fire trucks, ambulances, games, and fun, as area youth got to learn about health and safety at this year’s Healthy and Safe Summer Fair. The fair, which was held at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna on May 29, dates back...


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