Monday, October 23, 2017

Steele County Times

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...
Blooming Prairie High School received a donation of 40 flags from the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club and its membership at the BPHS on Thursday morning. From left to right are Blooming Prairie High School Principal John Worke, Gary Thorson, Tom Walters and Doug Johnson. They are holding one of the flags that will soon be displayed in BPHS classrooms.
Blooming Prairie High School is now home to 40 more flags, thanks to a generous donation from the Booming Prairie Servicemen’s Club and its membership.  Last Thursday, Gary Thorson, Tom Walters and Doug Johnson, on behalf of the Servicemen’s Club and its members, presented 40 American flags to...
Anca Sima poses next to her portrait “Butterfly of Rio,” painted by Barbara Porwit.
Everyone in the room gasped out of admiration when the black cloak that covered the painting was shed and the portrait of Anca Sima was revealed at the Owatonna Hospital through the Healing Arts Program reception on Nov. 17.  The portrait, painted by Barbara Porwit, is colorful, full of life and a...
The Owatonna Police Department is investigating several incidents involving thefts from commercial business locations that resulted in the loss of construction equipment, trailers, a skid steer and a semi-tractor. There were also attempted thefts of an ATV and an ATM machine. According to reports,...
Nineteen veterans received Quilts of Valor during a special ceremony as part of a Veterans Day program Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club. Pictured back row left to right:  Paul Stender, Paul Ingvaldson, Dale Anderson, Ken Trom, Marvin Camerer, Tom Walters, Charles Coughlin, Joe Wurst, John Dean Olson, Mike Nelson. Front row left to right: Ingval Hove, Ken Vermilyea, Ken Esplan, John Welch, Doug Johnson, Lerald Farrow, Marvin Stark and Alan Morton.
Longtime entertainer of U.S. military troops, comedian Bob Hope paid a visit to the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club on Veterans Day evening last Wednesday, Nov. 11. Hope, also known as Doug Johnson of Bloomimg Prairie, was master of ceremonies for a special Veterans Day evening program designed...
Doug Miner answers questions about Veterans Day during a program at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club.
On Veterans Day, Blooming Prairie fourth-grade students had the opportunity to visit with a local veteran and learn more about the importance of honoring the people who have served our country.    That morning, about 65 students visited the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club, where they heard from...
Wayne Hasher, a long-time volunteer at the Steele County Food Shelf, stocks shelves last Friday morning.
People experience financial troubles for many reasons. They may have lost a job, become ill or face a number of countless other obstacles. That’s where the Steele County Food Shelf comes in.  The food shelf, located at 155 Oakdale Street in Owatonna, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and...
Alec Ille ran a 17:38 at the state Class A race in Northfield on Saturday, Nov. 7. He was the first state cross-country runner for Blooming Prairie since 2006.
In Alec Ille’s first state appearance, the sophomore finished with a time of 17 minutes and 38 seconds. While the finish fell beneath his goal, Ille and Coach John Bruns were happy for the experience.  Running as Blooming Prairie’s first state cross-country runner since 2006, Ille had good support...
The Steele County Administration building was busy after the votes closed on Nov. 3. Many gathered to be the first to know the results of the Owatonna School District’s request for the $77.9 bond referendum.
After 10:30 p.m. at the Steele County Administration Building, there were cheers for news that the voters approved the K-8 bond referendum. In fact, after a ward and precinct voted yes, one of the referendum supporters rang a cowbell.  Owatonna School District voters approved the $77.9 bond...
Quilter Martha Waddell wrapped the quilt she made for veteran Earle Taylor around his shoulders at the presentation of the Quilts of Valor at VFW on Oct. 20. Waddell is one of 10,000 volunteers of the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Three veterans were gifted handmade quilts as a token of appreciation from the Quilts of Valor Foundation.  Quilter Martha Waddell of Northfield not only worked on the quilts herself, but she was able to wrap the finished quilt around the shoulders of the three veterans at the VFW Auxiliary meeting...

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