Friday, July 19, 2019

Steele County Times

The Thompson Sanitation building of Clarks Grove suffered serious damage from an F-1 tornado that struck the community on March 6. Most roads to Clarks Grove were closed to traffic early last week due to severe damage to the community.
The National Weather Service made it official early Tuesday ruling that considerable property damage in Clarks Grove Monday night, March 6 was caused by an F-1 tornado. The tornado struck this small city of 687 at about 5:45 p.m. Skies darkened and the winds ripped through Clarks Grove causing...
Jim Lageson and his dog enjoy country living on their 15-acre farm west of Ellendale. Lageson is concerned about a proposed feedlot of nearly 50,000 turkeys that could be built near his farm in Berlin Township located on the western edge of Steele County.
A proposed feedlot that would house nearly 50,000 turkeys in western Steele County is drawing a stink with at least one neighbor who would be in the direct path of potential smells from the operation.  Jim Lageson lives on a 15-acre farm site just west of Ellendale. Though he did not grow up there...
Cheri Krejci was honored as the 2017 Woman of Achievement. Her speech was brief, but true to character as she demonstrated her deep humility.
From among five nominees, Owatonna Business Women awarded Cheri Krejci the honor of the 2017 Women of achievement at their annual fundraiser.  Krejci, from Blooming Prairie, is well known for her efforts in the fight against cancer. As an active member of the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group, Krejci...
Ian Crum played a commanding Triton next to a comical Sebastian by Andrew Wall. Leah Moon’s Ursula was compleeing. Her sidekick eels, played by Bernadette Donlon and Lydia Weisenburger were equally eery.
Owatonna High School brought Disney’s The Little Mermaid to the stage in nothing less than spectacular fashion. Its dedication to the wonder of undersea life was clear in every ocean scene. The iconic “Under the Sea” number in particular was a clear sign this production was going all in. A...
A special meeting was held by county commissioners to discuss the current status of the public works project and the courthouse renovations. Commissioner Gnemi is both caes urged for careful spending.
Repairs at the courthouse continue to move forward. Demo has been completed, and the electrical and building inspectors have made their rounds. The decision now needs to be made for how the county would like to move forward with restoring the courthouse to operational status. The county can simply...
The month of February stands our as the warmest of the winter months. Oh, not in the actual temperature of the weather, but in the warmth of human affection.  February, it has been reported is the most popular month for couples to become engaged. With Valentine's day just around the corner many...
The Emergency Services Explorer Post 007 SWAT team brought home a couple of trophies in mid-January after competing in SWAT competition in Chandler, AZ. Everything that a SWAT Officer carries, the local Explorers had.
Blooming Prairie Police Officer Dan Peach, 22, was not even born when the Emergency Services Explorer Post 007 was founded in 1988. Now, Peach, who himself was an Explorer at age 15, is an advisor to the group with founder Rick Ellingson. Peach and Ellingson are both part-time officers in Blooming...
Nate Chesney and Emily Schoenbeck play love interests in LTO’s romantic-comedy Prelude to a Kiss. Prior to auditions, the two had never met.
Before you wrap up your Valentines festivities, catch Little Theatre of Owatonna’s production of Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas. This romantic comedy follows the misadventure of Peter and Rita, a couple who fall in love and get married. On the day of their wedding, however, an old man approaches...
Thank you.  That was good.  I really enjoyed that.  Aren’t those kind of statements fun to hear? Encouragement is the sunshine to one’s soul.  It is the vitamins and minerals for your body.  It puts the joy in your step and the desire to keeping going. Many, many years ago when I was in elementary...
Dodge County Deputy Sheriff Anna Peterson gets some close family time with nephew Eli Johnson while visiting him and his fellow first graders recently at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School. Deputy Peterson, a Blooming Prairie High School graduate, began work with Dodge County last August.
The scene is a first grade classroom at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School. The players are fellow first graders of Eli Johnson, Eli himself and Eli’s aunt Anna Peterson, a Dodge County Deputy Sheriff. Deputy Peterson and Blooming Prairie Police Officer Dan Peach recently made an appearance at...


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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