Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Steele County Times

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, a portion of Highway 218, near Dodge Mower Road in Blooming Prairie, was temporarily closed while Mayo One responded to a medical incident. At approximately 11:15 a.m., Blooming Prairie emergency crews were called to Dodge Mower Road, just off State Highway 218, for a medical...
A 35-year-old Waseca man died on Monday, Dec. 7 while working on his semi equipment. According to Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele, Brandon Tune, of Waseca, was unresponsive when emergency personnel responded to the scene just after 5 p.m. on Monday, in the Northwest corner of Deerfield Township....
Guests at the Star of Hope service and lighting ceremony take pause to remember long-time volunteer Phyllis Rowe, who passed away in November. Staff photo by Laura Berndt
Area residents gathered at DayBreak Community Church in Owatonna on Sunday for the Star of Hope service and lighting ceremony. Speakers and musicians shared a message of love and hope, while benefiting a worthy cause.  Donations to the Star of Hope event will go toward the Patient Care Fund, which...
Gerry Gunderson, of Owatonna, rings the bell at Hy-Vee Grocery store in one of his dozen shifts as he volunteers his time. Staff photo by Anna Segner
With less volunteers ringing bells near the red kettles in local store fronts, Steele County’s Salvation Army has raised much less money than it has in past years. This year, Black Friday donations to the Red Kettle campaign only amounted to about one-third of funds raised last year. In 2014 Black...
Ann Weedman (right) cheers as she is crowned the 2015 Blooming Prairie Scrooge. Staff photo by James Knoop
The air was fresh and crisp. Main street lights and decorations were hung and on display, and music filled the air as Blooming Prairie community members gathered to celebrate Christmas in their hometown last Friday. Running from mid-afternoon to late evening, guests had their pick of the crop when...
Hometown Pizza & BBQ, located at 301 East Fifth Avenue in Ellendale, opened in late September and serves a variety of pizzas, BBQ platters and other meals.
Hometown Pizza & BBQ, in Ellendale, is a family-owned restaurant that offers a family-friendly atmosphere for its guests.  The restaurant opened in late September and offers its namesake pizza and barbecue platters, in addition to pastas, sides, sandwiches and more. Located at 301 East Fifth...
Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet played tunes from their album “When There’s Good to be Done” at the Owatonna Arts Center on Nov. 21.
The Owatonna Arts Center was crowded on Nov. 21 for the Twin Cities-based folk artists Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet’s debut performance of their new album “When There’s Good to be Done.”  “This whole album is about real people that have gone through huge obstacles,” said Loretta about the...
74 year-old Jeanette Raichle is up for National Aerobics Instructor of the Year Award. She teaches several water aerobics classes at the Owatonna Fitness Center throughout the week.
Seventy-four-year-old Jeanette Raichle is up for National Aerobics Instructor of the Year award. She swears by the importance of fitness, and she is walking, swimming, dancing and hiking proof of the long-term benefits of an active lifestyle.  “Not bad for 74, huh?” said Jeanette Raichle after...
Dr. John Henry (retired) serves slices of turkey during the annual Thanksgiving Day meal at the Owatonna VFW.
Last year, it was estimated that more than 1,100 people packed into the Owatonna VFW on Thanksgiving Day. This year, that number was easily reached and possibly surpassed as family members enjoyed a turkey meal. “It is normal to have a lot of people,” said Jim Gasner of Owatonna, who along with his...
A Level III Community Notification meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Dec. 3, at the Steele County History Center in Owatonna. Sean Patrick McKee, 30, has been convicted of a criminal sexual conduct and will be residing in the vicinity of 44th Avenue and U.S. Highway 14 East in Owatonna, according to...

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