Saturday, March 23, 2019

Steele County Times

Jeff and Shari Kropp sit on a version of one of the beds that they supply to area children in need. Shari serves as executive director for Beds For Kids while her husband Jeff volunteers and helps deliver.
 Despite a blizzard which pummeled the county Saturday night, members of the community were still able to stop by and give their thanks and help raise money for Beds For Kids, a volunteer program which donates beds to area children. The program was started in 2010 by Jim and Sara Packard. “I worked...
State Trooper William Tjon accepts the award for Peace Officer of the Year from Exchange Club of Steele County President Steve Frodl. Tjon’s boss, Lt. Brian Buck, left, was also there to congratulate him.
This year’s honor for Peace Officer of the Year went to State Trooper William Tjon, who gracefully accepted the award from the Exchange Club of Steele County on Feb. 22. Trooper Tjon hails from Twin Valley, Minn., and has served as a state trooper in Steele and Rice counties for 12 years. During...
Members of the Minnesota National Guard were deployed this past weekend to assist with rescue efforts of stranded motorists throughout Steele County. They utilized a small utility vehicle with tracks to rescue people grounded by the blizzard. Sheriff Lon Thiele, far right, is shown with the guard members. “They were a great group of National Guard personnel to work with,” Thiele said.
Hundreds of motorists were stopped cold in their tracks this past weekend as a blizzard swept across Steele County and much of southern Minnesota. Sheriff Lon Thiele said more than 200 motorists have been rescued and placed in shelters at Trinity Lutheran Church and the National Guard Armory in...
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose says the David Riess homicide case has now been referred to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office for review. Rose said his investigators had been at a stand-still on the case waiting for the alleged murder weapon to be released by Florida authorities for forensics...
Members of the Owatonna Area Retired Educators Association have bundled area children with extra love and warmth this winter. OAREA provided 60 hats and more than 20 pairs of mittens and gloves to Wilson Elementary in Owatonna. Shown with students Gavin Becker and Ray Baycado are back row from left: Alisha Field, social worker at Wilson, Gaylene Steckelberg, Cherry Schwartz and Gary Schwartz, all members of OAREA.
Some area children are being bundled with extra love and warmth this winter. The Owatonna Area Retired Educators Association recently completed its collection efforts for cold weather hats, mittens and gloves for students at Wilson Elementary School in Owatonna. Members delivered 60 hats and more...
The demon barber himself, Sweeney Todd played by Patrick McColley, glowers and scowls on stage in Little Theatre of Owatonna’s production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
In the Little Theatre’s newest production, there’s a killer barber on the loose, but putting together a unique and large-scale production like this wouldn’t be possible without a skilled and dedicated team. Kathy Purdie, the technical director for Little Theatre’s production of “Sweeney Todd: The...
A Dodge County woman missing for nearly a half century has been identified through DNA testing.On Feb. 13, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced that the remains of Gloria Rieken of Hayfield were found in a rural Minnesota home. She disappeared in November 1970 when she was 18...
State public safety officials are hoping to make a lasting impression on teenagers across Minnesota through a video recounting the horror a Dodge County family has faced over a teenager who made a fatal mistake. The Minnesota State Patrol has rolled out “Lasting Impact,” a video about Logan Maas, a...
Racial slurs over social media are being blamed for disruption breaking out at Owatonna High School with students and police clashing on Feb. 11. During the disturbance, which took place during school hours, two students were arrested and held in a juvenile detention center in Rochester. On Feb. 12...
Kelli Naatz and Andy Jacobson became engaged just before Christmas and plan to get married in June.
Minnesota’s largest county fair produces more than just fair food, fun and exhibits. It also produces love and romance. Just ask Andy Jacobson and Kelli Naatz, former Steele County 4-H members who grew up showing at the Steele County Fair in Owatonna. Just two days before Christmas, Jacobson and...

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