Friday, August 14, 2020

Steele County Times

Pastor Mike Walerius of First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie holds a Tootsie Roll bank that will be used as a fundraiser for a Blooming Prairie community Feed My Starving Children project.
An ambitious goal it is, admits the Rev. Mike Walerius, associate pastor of First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie. Pastor Walerius said the goal of a Blooming Prairie community project is to pack 101,000 meals in two days and send them to the needy in all parts of the world.  The work project...
Payton Simon and Rachael Oswald stop by their lockers while finishing their senior year of high school in Blooming Prairie. Both were recently saluted as Triple "A" award winners for their contributions in athletics, arts and academics.
Blooming Prairie High School seniors Payton Simon and Rachael Oswald are both immersed in humility as they react to their selection as a Triple "A" award winner. The Triple "A" award is a competition sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. Owald and Simon are prime examples of high...
An extra layer of protection is finding its way onto the uniforms of some area police officers. It’s something that could protect them from potential civil and criminal liability down the road. Police body cameras are in the experimental phase at the Owatonna Police Department. A couple weeks ago...
Two students who were arrested and held in a juvenile detention center after Monday’s disturbance at Owatonna High School have been formally charged in Steele County District Court.  One student was charged with felony fourth-degree assault of a peace officer—demonstrable bodily harm and two other...
A pair of juveniles has been arrested and a third issued a citation after disruption broke out at Owatonna High School Monday morning. Owatonna Police responded to a fight at the school around 11:47 a.m. Monday. Officers saw a large group of students shouting and being disruptive in the commons...
Owatonna seniors Allison An, Grace Barner and Sydney Kretlow stand for photo on senior night following the Huskies 147.050-122.475 victory over Faribault on Friday at the Owatonna Gymnastics Club.
The Owatonna gymnastics team celebrated Senior Night with a 147.050-122.475 win over Faribault on Friday at the Owatonna Gymnastics Club. Seniors Allison An, Sydney Kretlow and Grace Barner were honored in a pre-meet ceremony. “[An and Kretlow] have had incredible careers being all-conference, all-...
: This owl sculpted by the Spencer family won first prize at the Snow Sculpture Competition held in Owatonna last weekend. The sculpture will be available for viewing at Central Park until it melts.
Although last weekend saw many Owatonna Winter Weekend Out events canceled or rescheduled due to a cold and snowy prelude of this week’s polar vortex, other events such as the Snow Sculpture Competition went ahead as scheduled. “We were happy we were able to pull off the Snow Sculpture Competition...
Auctioneers call out bids during last weekend’s Owatonna Eagles Cancer Auction. The auction has been held for 58 years at the Owatonna Eagles Club and raises money for cancer research in Minnesota.
For the 58th year the Eagles Cancer Auction at the Owatonna Eagles Club raised a boatload of money to help fund local cancer research Minnesota. The event began on Friday at 6 p.m. and continued on Saturday afternoon and featured a live auction with well over 500 items as well as various gift cards...
Andrea Rumpza, a 2004 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School has been fighting Lyme disease for more than 10 years. She says she was not diagnosed early enough and now is seeking suitable treatment.
It's been nearly 10 years that Andrea Rumpza, began to battle Lyme disease. The fight goes on 10 years later. Rumpza, 32, is an Awesome Blossom, graduating from Blooming Prairie High School in 2004. She is the daughter of Diane and Bruce Rumpza of Blooming Prairie. Andrea is single and currently...
The deadly two-lane stretch of U.S. Highway 14 between Owatonna and Dodge Center has claimed yet another life. Allison Christine Anderson, 67, of Owatonna is the latest victim as she was killed in a head-on crash on Highway 14 in Havana Township Saturday afternoon. She was riding in a 2008 Pontiac...


Steele County Times & DCI

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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
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Kasson, MN 55944


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