Saturday, March 17, 2018

Steele County Times

A lot of moving parts are necessary to run the Blooming Prairie Country Club and those parts have been in motion since the clubhouse opened on Thursday, March 31. Warmer temperatures late last week brought more golfers to the nine-hole course, one of the more popular courses located in southeastern...
A man attending a social gathering in a pasture in rural Freeborn County has died after being hit by a vehicle. Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag identified the victim as Alex Dylan Tapp, 30, of Austin. The incident happened Saturday around 9:10 p.m. at 23595 890th Avenue just north of Oakland...
The Kasson-Mantorville baseball team opened its season with a victory on Monday evening as they went on the road and defeated Zumbrota-Mazeppa by a score of 4-2. While the KoMets were only able to record six hits in the game, they were very opportunistic thanks to their speed and athleticism on the...
Stacy Ohnstead (left) and Pam Arnold (right) competed in the Mike Hansen Washer Board tournament on Saturday, March 12 at the Eagles Club. Money raised goes toward the Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund.  Staff photo by Anna Segner.
The love of life brought around 200 people together to participate in the Fourth Annual Mike Hansen Memorial Washer Board Tournament on Saturday, March 12, at the Eagles Club.  Mike Hansen passed away in November of 2011, leaving behind his wife and their children. Hansen was a hockey coach, and...
Maddie Wagner goes up for a shot against a quartet of Waterville-Elysian-Morristown defenders in the Section 2AA South Sub-Section championship Monday, March 7. Staff photo by Joe Tischler.
For the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva girls’ basketball to claim their fourth Section 2AA South Sub-Section championship in five years, they would have to beat a team that defeated them twice in the regular season in Waterville-Elysian-Morristown. Halfway through the Section 2AA South Sub-...
Conversations about the future of Medford’s parks and green spaces occurred at the public meeting hosted by the Park Board on the evening of March 9 at City Hall. Staff photo by Anna Segner.
The Medford Park Board welcomed residents to dream about what they would like incorporated in area parks.  Over the past six months, the park board has been discussing the futures of the various green spaces. On March 9, they opened that conversation up to the community during a public meeting at...
A Blooming Prairie couple faces 11 counts of tax evasion for allegedly failing to file income tax returns for a business they owned in Owatonna. The Steele County Attorney’s Office has charged Michael Ray Tapp, 43, and his wife, Sheridan Jo Tapp, 40, with multiple tax-related felonies and gross...
Connor Weckwerth hams it up with his mother (center) April O’Connor and close friend Amy Svoboda, left. Amy is the lead organizer for Connor’s Fight Benefit which will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at the Geneva Community Center. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
In many respects, Connor Weckwerth is a normal 7-year-old. In other respects, he is not, meaning he is faced with health issues that many his age never see. Connor, a first grader at Blooming Prairie Elementary School, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor last June. It is called...
Four First District American Legion officers attended the 97th birthday party of the Blooming Prairie American Legion and Auxiliary on Thursday night, March 3, at the Servicemen’s Club of Blooming Prairie. Shown from left to right are Wayne Hammon, Jr., Roland Hanson, Gene Luedtke and Richard Skillestad. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
“We still look great after 97 years,” a jubilant Julie Hoffman, president of the Blooming Prairie American Legion Auxiliary, told a gathering Thursday night, March 3 at the Servicemen’s Club. The occasion was a birthday party to celebrate the 97th birthday of Blooming Prairie American Legion Post...
The Owatonna Husky fan section was alive on the evening of March 3, the night that the Owatonna High School adapted floor hockey team won their ticket to the state tournament. Staff photo by Anna Segner.
There was a lot riding on the Owatonna High School’s adapted floor hockey team during their last playoff game against the Mounds View/Irondale/Roseville Rams on Thursday, March 3. Their win earned them the south’s first seed at the state tournament. The Huskies pulled through with a 13-4 win...


Steele County Times & DCI

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411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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