Thursday, May 23, 2019

Steele County Times

First Lutheran Church quilters have spent every Monday since Jan. 7 until April 8 working on making 230 quilts. The quilts were displayed and dedicated at the church on Palm Sunday. The quilters include: back row, from left— Diane Boullion, JoAnn Sorenson, Marilyn Heinz, Connie Habermann, Doreen Blome, Vicki Wacek, and Austra Hanson;  front row— Donna Maixner, Margaret Delger, Nancy Peterson, Bev Hoveland, Ramona Jacobson, Jan Nirk, Phyliss Peterson, Gwen Kubista, and Dona Gullickson. Absent from the photo:
The number 13 is lucky for some and not so lucky for others. For First Lutheran Church women quilters, the number 13 is lucky. It took women of the church 13 Mondays to fabricate 230 quilts. Every year Lutherans across the U.S. sew quilts and assemble kits of supplies that Lutheran World Relief...
Minnesota governor Tim Walz signed the hands-free cellphone law Friday at the State Capitol in St. Paul surrounded by families of distracted driving victims. Senator Dave Senjem, who represents Dodge and Olmsted counties, was one of the co-authors of the legislation in the Senate.
The tragic deaths of a Blooming Prairie school teacher and her daughter last fall proved to be enough for Sen. Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, to work feverishly to bring a new law banning most cellphone use while driving. “That was my epiphany moment,” Senjem said of the Harberts crash near Claremont...
Nine mission workers from Minnesota spent one week in Puerto Rico in late March helping families get their lives back in order after a deadly hurricane slammed the country in 2017. The workers included, from left: Theresa Brinkhaus of Plymouth, Steve Mundy of Owatonna, Mareen Trepp of Minneapolis, Pastor Loren Olson of Owatonna, Mary Olson of Owatonna; Denise Wieman of Owatonna (back), Vicki Beech of Cedar, Carl Wieman of Owatonna and Sue Zietlow of Plymouth.
A deadly natural disaster thousands of miles away has turned into a good will venture for a group of Owatonna church members. Five people from Owatonna and four others from the Twin Cities area spent a week in late March in Puerto Rico trying to help families devastated nearly two years ago by...
Ruben Lopez is one of the extrusion operators at BioPlastic Solutions in Ellendale.
BioPlastic Solutions has found a new home. The industry leader in bioplastic engineering and the manufacturing of proprietary bio-based poly resins and products, has moved from Blooming Prairie to just outside Ellendale. "We are really encouraged about the opportunities afforded us in the new...
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed the hands-free cell phone bill into law Friday morning. The law, which takes effect Aug. 1, will ban motorists from using their cell phones while driving. One of the chief authors of the bill was Senator Dave Senjem, who serves Dodge and Olmsted counties. He said...
Dodge County officials have declared a State of Emergency due to the extensive damage from the spring storm. According to Sheriff Scott Rose, at the peak of the storm, more than 4,340 homes in Dodge County were without power due to damaged power poles and lines.  “We have multiple township and...
Kristin Johnson and Kelly Poeschel will be the new co-managers of the new Chrysler Dealership, at Zumbrota Ford.
For 47 years, Steve Johnson, owner of Zumbrota Ford, has been in the car dealership business.  Last week, one of his most successful accomplishments may have been completed, when the dealership opened its new building, as they will now also have a Chrysler dealership, along with its Ford dealership...
Kayla Juds of Greendale, Wis., painted this portrait of her grandfather. The entry in the VFW Auxiliary Patriotic Art Contest won first place honors on the national level.
Three young artists will be honored for their patriotic art creativity after they participated in the Blooming Prairie VFW Auxiliary Post 878 Patriotic Art Contest for 2019. Sixteen students participated in the contest.  Any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial...
Blooming Prairie VFW Post 878 Auxiliary women have been working on creating fleece blankets for veterans at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis. Shown from left are: Vikki Wacek, Doreen Blome, Marilyn Meshke, Joyce Johns, Rita Goodnature and Judy Lestrud.
The Blooming Prairie Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 878 Auxiliary is one very active group that cares for its veterans. Just last week, a group of Auxiliary members gathered at First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie, to finish a project of donating 20 fleece blankets to the Veterans...
The Steele County Fair Board is deciding what to do with one of the cattle barns that collapsed under the weight of the snow last month. The fair will receive about $138,000 in insurance coverage.
After a weary winter that saw record numbers of snowfall, the Steele County Fairgrounds was left with a collapsed cattle barn. The barn was traditionally used by 4-H members to show their livestock and will need to be either restored or replaced before this year’s fair in August. At this month’s...

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