Saturday, August 24, 2019

Steele County Times

Nothing was going to deter Blooming Prairie High School junior Megan Grunklee from participating in the 2017 BPHS Prom Grand March on Saturday afternoon, April 29. Let’s go back to Feb. 19, 2017. On that date, Megan was involved in a severe one-vehicle accident near Waseca. Megan suffered a spinal...
As a kid, I took delight in making May Day baskets out of recycled strawberry containers or cut up egg cartons. In these precious gifts I placed candy, stickers and beautiful flowers otherwise known as dandelions. It was a thrill to place these May Day baskets on the porch of unsuspecting neighbors...
The Ratzloff family is one of the four families being honored at this year's From the Heart half Marathon. (Photos courtesy of From the Heart)
Cancer hides in dark crevices and doesn’t announce itself until many times, it’s too late. It’s a disease that doesn’t take a day off or a “breather,” but fights with every ounce of energy it has, 24/7/365.  It not only ravishes the body, but engages in a fight where the healing methods can be...
A fire destroyed a large farm shed on the Reid Stransky farm located south of Owatonna Monday morning. Huge plumes of thick, gray smoke could be seen for miles in the area of Highways 14 and 218.  About 40 firefighters from Owatonna, Blooming Prairie and Ellendale battled the blaze for several...
Claudio (Michael Reider) is teased by Benedick (Cody Jensen) as Prince Don Pedro (Tom Walker) stands between them. Benedick is not impressed by his friend Claudio’s plans to marry.
Little Theater of Owatonna’s production of Much Ado About Nothing is an over-the-top theatrical spectacle. Jazz music and flapper costumes, a giant set and a three hour runtime, this is no small affair of the heart. Jeffery Jackson’s vision of Shakespeare is not the bare stage of the bard’s time,...
Ryan and Pam Kubat are celebrating their 20th year in business at their new location at 125 W. Bridge Street in Owatonna. Corporate Recognition was a business started in their basement and has grown to have international customers ordering their products.
Perhaps the roots of one of Owatonna’s very successful specialty shops originated in the pristine beauty of Alaska. It was a place where Ryan and Pam Kubat met and decided to get married. “We had talked about it for a while,” said Pam Kubat. “We wanted to find something that we could both do...
Paula Trenda is the proud owner of Curly Girlz. She started out making gift chocolates for friends and the business slowly increased as demand grew.
Life just got a lot sweeter in downtown Owatonna. Curly Girlz Candy has moved from Medford into 121 at West Main Street just off Central Park. Owner Paula Trenda started the shop back in 2011 as a part-time venture out of the kitchen of Saint Mary’s. By 2014, she had moved to full-time candy making...
Pastor Randy Cirksena serves at United Methodist Church in Ellendale.
They are right you know.  They are absolutely dead on.  Everyone who attends Church only on Easter and Christmas, or who choose not to attend church at all are justified in doing so.  Just ask them and they will have every good reason under Heaven and on earth to explain why they do not attend. ...
Mark Ristau
Medford’s search for a new superintendent has come to an early conclusion. Mark Ristau, Medford’s current elementary school principal, was announced as the school board’s pick at the last board meeting. Ristau would be replacing Rich Dahman who is taking over as superintendent in Winona. “A new...
Dale Schmeling, 79, checks out his contaminated well on his 20-acre farm in Westfield Township east of Blooming Prairie. He has been advised to not drink his water after test results came back showing high levels of coliform. He has been coping with a nagging headache for the past three months.
Throughout the winter months, Dale Schmeling went about daily life with a nagging headache. He couldn’t figure out why, but the culprit quickly became clear when he got results back from a water test. The well on Schmeling’s farm in Westfield Township east of Blooming Prairie has been contaminated...

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