Thursday, July 20, 2017

Steele County Times

I had a chance to do a wedding a few weeks back and it prompted me to once again revisit the whole concept of marriage from a spiritual vantage point. First of all, we must remember that a marriage is a powerful relationship and also a powerful tool against spiritual darkness.  It is, in fact, the...
One of America’s best principals is coming back to the Owatonna School District as the second in command. Michelle Krell of Blooming Prairie will begin July 1 as the director of teaching and learning for Owatonna Schools. She looks at her new job as being the “assistant superintendent,” though it’s...
Owatonna pitcher Alexa Sommers fires the ball toward home during the Huskies 3-0 loss to Farmington in the opening round of the Section 1-AAAA tournament in Farmington Tuesday. Sommer went six innings and allowed one earned run on seven hits.  (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Farmington – What a difference two weeks can make. Just three games removed from an 8-3 loss at the hands of Farmington High School on May 12, the Owatonna girls softball team was in the thick of the battle for much of the contest. However, the fifth-ranked team in the state proved why they were...
Police Chief Greg Skillestad agrees that the Blooming Prairie police force could use another officer. He’s been advocating for an additional officer for the last year.
Last week at the monthly Blooming Prairie city council meeting, Karen Peterson addressed the council to request the Blooming Prairie police force add another full time officer to its force. The police force currently has three full time officer, which is one shy of the number needed to have 24/7...
Owatonna junior Mitch Wiese's strong work ethic and impeccable character has help him to excel at football, lacrosse and hockey while at OHS. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
For Owatonna junior Mitch Wiese, playing sports has been a way of life.  At four years old, he put on a pair of ice skates for the first time. By the third grade, he was playing youth football. And by the time he was in the seventh grade, after years of playing baseball, he was playing lacrosse. ...
Owatonna pitcher Jacob Gauthier (7) throws a pitch in game one of the Huskies' double-header against Northfield Thursday at Dartts Park in Owatonna. The senior held a no-hitter through four innings in game one as Owatonna won 6-3. The Huskies dropped game two 6-1. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
After a comeback win over Faribault on Tuesday, the Owatonna baseball team returned to Chuck Fuller Field in Dartts Park to host Northfield in a Big Nine Conference doubleheader. Thursday night also happened to be Senior Night, where the Huskies were to recognize the future graduates on all their...
Owatonna's Kenna West (4) attacks upfield as Mankato defenders close in during the Huskies' 4-3 loss Tuesday at OHS Stadium. It was the Huskies first loss in eight games. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
In their first matchup of the season, the Owatonna girls lacrosse team was able to use a second-half surge to pull away from Mankato High School for a 10-7 in Mankato. Tuesday’s matchup at OHS Stadium may have provided similar fireworks, but a more somber ending for the Huskies. With roughly 20...
The Minnesota Supreme Court is being asked to look into the on-going feedlot issue in Dodge County. On Tuesday, Lowell and Evelyn Trom of rural Blooming Prairie filed a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to review the feedlot controversy that has been swirling around southern Dodge County...
*/ Wow, what an interesting few weeks it has been! On Good Friday Morning, just after my morning shower, everything started spinning! I thought oh no, another bout of vertigo, as I had probably experienced minor vertigo in the past. But this was the worst yet. I lay down in bed and the spinning...
Mothers and daughters have been known to shop together, but a fresh twist on that concept is a mother/daughter team in Owatonna that not only shops together, but they own a shop together.  The Rustique, a consignment shop owned by Karen Schultz and Tami Krogman, is located at 207 N. Cedar Avenue in...

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Kasson, MN 55944

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