Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Steele County Times

Cordell Peterson of New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva recently earned his 100th wrestling victory last week on the mat. Staff file photo by Alan Van Ormer.
The New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva wrestler who feared he might never wrestle again just got his 100th win.  On Jan. 16, senior Cordell Peterson pinned his opponent within the first period during a team tournament in Lake Mills, Iowa.  “It feels pretty great, because not many people can say...
David Gregory received a haircut from Sandie Kubista at the Community Connect event on Jan. 21 at St. Joseph Church. Gregory was very appreciative to the hairdressers giving free haircuts to those that consider themselves homeless or in poverty. He hopes that the haircut will help him with his job search. Staff photo by Anna Segner.
There was one mission of Project Community Connect, and that was to connect those facing homelessness with the services that can get them up on their feet. On Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., about a 100 people that consider themselves homeless or in need of assistance visited Saint Joseph Church...
At the annual David Rysavy Memorial Vintage Snowmobile Run on Jan. 23, David’s brother Mike Rysavy, son Ty Rysavy, daughter Shannon Rhoades, and sister Rita Wandrey were among the many family members that gathered to celebrate his memory by riding snowmobiles for about 30 miles. Staff photo by Anna Segner.
It was the love of family, friends and snowmobiles that brought over a 100 people together for the Annual David Rysavy Memorial Vintage Snowmobile Run. Snowmobiles, new and old, took off from Finch’s Pub in Hope at 11 a.m. on Jan. 23 for a ride approximately 30 miles long. The first stop was Geneva...
 Douglas Lynn Peterson
The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a level 3 predatory offender with ties to the Blooming Prairie area. According to a press release from the DOC, Douglas Lynn Peterson, age 66, is no longer complying with the conditions of his release from prison. Peterson was released from...
Jorge Juan Rocha, 49, of Claremont has been charged with first-degree attempted murder in connection with a stabbing Tuesday night at a residence in Claremont. Rocha made his first court appearance Thursday in Dodge County District Court where the judge ordered him held on $250,000 bail with...
Roger and Joanne Sorenson and their Dachshund Addie enjoy their time together. A drunk driver killed the Sorensons’ 19-year-old daughter Kelly Jo 32 years ago south of Blooming Prairie. Kelly Jo is shown in a photo held by Joanne. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
Making good decisions is always essential in life and especially when it comes to mixing alcohol and driving. That toxic mixture of alcohol and driving changed the lives of Roger and Joanne Sorenson of Blooming Prairie forever. It was a drunk driver who killed their daughter Kelly Jo, 32 years ago...
Youngsters Sophia Esplan and Aubrey Klocke put some of their change in a collection jar at the Pizza Cellar on Sunday, Jan. 17 during a Blooming Prairie Cancer Group fundraiser, a pancake breakfast. More than 150 attended the breakfast, a kickoff for the Cancer Group’s 2016 year. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
Chatter at the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group’s kickoff fundraiser breakfast on Sunday morning, Jan. 17, echoed pride about the Group’s presentation of a $73,000 check for cancer research. BP Cancer Group leaders Cheri Krejci and Jennifer Milton presented the huge check to Tom Overlie, news anchor...
With guidance from Minnesota State Patrol Sargent Troy Christianson, Julie Rethemeier of Federated Insurance tries out the distracted driving simulator, a game-like system designed to teach high school students about the dangers of distracted driving. Many were able to try the simulator at the Steele County Safety Council meeting on Jan. 13. Staff photo by Anna Segner.
Imagine being behind the wheel. You have a chatty passenger to your left, and kids are screaming in the back seat. Your phone is ringing, and you are trying to sneak in some lunch. All the while, it is busy traffic, and pedestrians are crossing the street.  These are the kind of scenarios that the...
Alice Reseland and James “Corky” Ebeling smile together at the social following Ebeling’s acceptance of the Clifton E. French Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association on Jan. 14. Photo by Anna Segner.
Elks Lodge was packed full of friends and colleagues on Thursday night in celebration of one man, James “Corky” Ebeling. The mood of the room could be summarized in one tune: “For he’s a jolly good fellow.”  On Jan. 14, at the Owatonna Director of Parks, Recreation and Government buildings Ebeling...
A recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision will have an impact on the way DWIs are handled in the future. Other recent court decisions have made the refusal crime of refusing a urine or blood test unconstitutional.
A recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision will have an impact on the way DWIs are handled in the future. Other recent court decisions have made the refusal crime of refusing a urine or blood test unconstitutional. “It is always noteworthy when a court says that a statute is unconstitutional,”...


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
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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