Friday, October 18, 2019

Steele County Times

Last week marked the annual Owatonna Educators Awards and Recognition Banquet hosted by the Owatonna Education Association. It was held at Monterey Ballroom on May 10 with a dinner and award ceremony and about 200 people in attendance. The night honors teachers who are retiring or reaching...
Vicki Lysne, Jerry Ganfield, Nancy Morness, Jame “Corky” Ebeling, Jack Spitzack, and Tom Brick pose with the plaques they received for excellence in tourism. This is the first time the chamber has recognized separate facets of tourism.
Owatonna is a wonderful place to visit, and the Owatonna Chamber of Commerce decided to honor a few of the people who help make it that way. The 2017 Tourism Awards were handed out on May 11 during a luncheon at The Steele County Historical Society Center. Kate Godfrey, director of Conventions and...
Detective Joel Hunt stands with Police Chief Keith Hiller. Hiller commended Hunt for his work, especially in regards to keeping children in the community safe from internet crimes.
The boys in blue got a special round of applause last week at the Owatonna Police Officer of the Year Recognition Banquet. The annual event is sponsored by the Moonlighter’s Exchange Club of Owatonna and was held at the Owatonna VFW hall. Over 100 people were in attendance on May 11 to congratulate...
The Blooming Prairie Ambulance Service annual open house is quickly coming up! Come join us on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 from 4-7pm at our facility located at 501 4th Street SE in Blooming Prairie! There is A LOT to do this year at our open house! Enjoy FREE food, take a tour of our facility and...
Captain Eric Rethemeier hands out certificates to the newly sworn in officers. His fellow officers stood around the council chambers to watch the swearing in.w
When the Owatonna city council convened last week, it was to a larger crowd than usual. The Owatonna police force swore in eight officers and promoted one officer to sergeant. “This is one of the most favorite things I get to do,” Police Chief Hiller said as he looked over the newest members of his...
The newly completed memorial now contains five slabs bearing the names of veterans from different conflicts and branches of the military. Members of both the Medford and Owatonna communities are recognized.
After three years of planning, fundraising, and construction, the Medford Veterans Memorial was completed last Wednesday with the installation of the last two memorial slabs. Members of the five-person committee who organized the memorial were present to watch its completion. Butch Schultz, an army...
The sweltering and bipolar late summer weather patterns in Minnesota took a soggy turn during the Steele County Fair last August. On that Thursday night, the skies began to quickly reveal ominous clouds and brought rains that were so torrential that it left a river of water flowing through the...
“From the heart shows us we are not alone,” said Nick Larson and as most good couples do, his wife Niki completed his sentence. “Hearing the other people’s stories and struggles and knowing we are not the only ones going through this,” she said. “And the outpouring of support from the Owatonna...
Two decades in Owatonna have provided Marcy Jo Fenske and her family with some precious memories. Along with those came some stiff challenges. None more intimidating than the most recent in which they had to come face to face with a giant who is notorious for creating funeral processions. Cancer. A...
Cancer has no mercy. It has no dignity. It has no preference as to age, race, nationality or religious persuasion. It’s deceptive, tireless, has an insatiable work ethic and it’s persistent. To defeat it, one must possess not only the heart of a lion, but also must have a pride of lions surrounding...


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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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