Sunday, June 16, 2019

Steele County Times

Dale Schmeling, 79, checks out his contaminated well on his 20-acre farm in Westfield Township east of Blooming Prairie. He has been advised to not drink his water after test results came back showing high levels of coliform. He has been coping with a nagging headache for the past three months.
Throughout the winter months, Dale Schmeling went about daily life with a nagging headache. He couldn’t figure out why, but the culprit quickly became clear when he got results back from a water test. The well on Schmeling’s farm in Westfield Township east of Blooming Prairie has been contaminated...
Laura Elvebak
The top administrator for Steele County resigned Friday after being placed on administrative leave just days before. During a special county board meeting Friday afternoon, commissioners accepted the resignation of Laura Elvebak, who had been the county administrator for two years. The board...
The top leader of government in Steele County has resigned from her post after a recent performance evaluation. County administrator Laura Elvebak resigned effective Friday after being placed on paid administrative leave. The county board accepted her resignation during a special board meeting...
UPDATE - APRIL 20, 2017  A Steele County commissioner has confirmed that the county’s administrator, Laura Elvebak, is on paid administrative leave. Commissioner Greg Krueger told the Times Thursday morning that Elvebak was put on leave, but declined to discuss anything further and referred any...
NEWS ALERT: County calls special session as administrator’s status is unclear
The employment status of Steele County’s administrator is unclear Wednesday night after sources indicate Laura Elvebak is no longer with the county. The Steele County Board has called a special session for Friday at 1 p.m. to consider the fate of Elvebak, who has been the county administrator for...
*/ 2017 marks the hundredth anniversary of “The Great War” or World War I, and the Steele County Historical Society formally opened their exhibit on it last Thursday. The exhibit, which is set to run for two years, covers both the nation at large, and Steele County in particular, during the time...
There’s a bit confusion on Owatonna high school’s stage this spring. There are mistaken identities, accidental deaths, and lovers’ spats, and that’s just all in the first act of the high school’s latest comedy, Lend Me a Tenor. Under the direction of Erik Eitrheim, a cast of eight students is...
“A leper came to Jesus begging him, and kneeling he said to him, ‘If you choose, you can make me clean.’ Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I do choose.  Be made clean.’”  - Mark 1:40-41 (NRSV) How many times have we felt like something is wrong?  It...
This week is Holy Week.  For some that means Chocolate candy.  For others it means special services at church.  It can mean a new dress or a new suit for a child.  But these are just the trappings.  They are supposed to help us remember the deeper meaning of the Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus...
The canning pond is alleged to have food waste water pumped into it. With a heavy rain, the runoff of the water goes directly under the proposed new building site for the proposed Public Works Complex.
In light of the recent developments with the Public Works Complex, some issues apparently continue to arise.  In the last episode of the saga, questions were raised concerning the land being designated by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as unbuildable. The county responded with documents...

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