Thursday, December 5, 2019

Steele County Times

BREAKING NEWS: Lawsuit filed in Ripley feedlot controversy
A lawsuit has been filed in Dodge County District Court involving a feedlot controversy in Ripley Township. Lowell and Evelyn Trom of rural Blooming Prairie are suing Ripley Township and Timothy and Jennifer Langdon of Cannon Falls who are attempted to build a swine factory farm in Ripley Township...
Rick Ellingson, organizer of the TASAR Explorer Scout Troop 007, was given special recognition at a SWAT competition for Explorers in Chandler, AZ last month. Fellow Blooming Prairie officer Dan Peach gives Ellingson a plaque of appreciation following the competition in Arizona.
The founder of Explorer Scout Post 007, Rick Ellingson, was speechless when honored by current TASAR Post 007 Explorers following competition in Chandler, Ariz., last month. Ellingson, a part-time officer with Janesville and Blooming Prairie police departments, was recognized for his 30 years of...
Blooming Prairie Youth Club unit coordinator Kelli Naatz and staff member Alicia Ptacek do some planning for the upcoming Rib Fest in June. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud
Leadership comes in different commodities, and Kelli Naatz, 24, of Blooming Prairie, is one of those untapped leaders. Naatz, a 2012 graduate of Blooming Prairie High School, was recently named unit coordinator of the Blooming Prairie Youth Club. She succeeds Marcy Sundine. “I never envisioned...
Owatonna athletes (back row, left to right) Zach Mensink, Ben Stelter, Braeden Meier, Peyton Robb, Jacob Dub, Terrell Conner, Tucker Alstead, (front row) Margo Achterkirch, Jamie Davison, Sophie Amundson, Kenna West, Sarah Spears,Sydney Schultz and Jenna Zeman stand for a photo after signing their Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Friends and family gathered to view as 14 Owatonna student-athletes took turns putting pen to paper and signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 7. at a ceremony in the school’s commons area.  Owatonna Director of Activities Ryan Swanson said the school’s largest class in his...
Principal Chris Staloch shows the makeshift art room that has been created next to the cafeteria area at Blooming Prairie Elementary School. Solid enrollment and cramped space are forcing school officials to closely monitor the situation and may possibly lead to a restructuring of classes throughout the district.
Cramped quarters at Blooming Prairie Elementary School have forced officials to offer art classes this year in a sectioned off area right next to where kids eat their lunches in the cafeteria.  It’s just one way the elementary school is dealing with space issues. And for school officials it’s a...
Cindy Rossow and John Rassieur of Owatonna braved the cold Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church in Owatonna, to oppose a message endorsed by members of Westboro Babtist Church from Topeka, Kan., who visited the Owatonna church.
About 12 Westboro church members waved signs  with statements such as “God Hates Fags” and sang a parody song,  “God Hates America” while the locals held signs and posters relating to messages of love and diversity.  */
Logan Pleschourt, a sophomore at Medford High School who is battling cancer,  will be attending the Super Bowl in Minneapolis with his family. Pleschourt, left, also attended the Jan. 14 playoff game between Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints with his brother Anthony Lique.
Medford’s Logan Pleschourt and his older brother, Anthony Lique, were attending the Minnesota Vikings’ divisional-round playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints on Jan. 14 at U.S. Bank Stadium when a surprise visitor came to ask him a question.  The visitor, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell,...
Dave Neiman, owner of Arrow Ace Hardware, showcases some of the grill models available at the new store, located in downtown Owatonna. Ace has relocated from North Cedar Avenue to West Vine Street over the past few weeks as an ongoing effort to revitalize Owatonna’s downtown area. Ace took over the former Arnold House.
In business, location can be everything. Dave Neiman, majority owner of Arrow Ace Hardware in Owatonna, knows this better than anyone. It all started last October with a phone call from Owatonna Mayor Tom Kuntz. The mayor had a proposal for Neiman, who took him up on the suggestion and began work...
Wow! How would you like an autographed photo of Stafon Diggs, hero of the Minnesota Vikings miracle win over New Orleans on Jan. 14? The autographed photo will be one of many sports items on the auction block at the Blooming Prairie Youth Club Benefit Bash on Feb. 3 at the BP Servicemen’s Club.
Put your extra spending money aside and win an autographed photo of Stefon Diggs, the Minnesota Viking wide receiver who was part of the Minneapolis Miracle on Jan. 14. Diggs, #14, is now recognized as one of the most celebrated Minnesota Vikings football player after he caught a 61-yard touchdown...


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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