Thursday, January 18, 2018

Steele County Times

Young minds are often cooking up the most brilliant ideas, even when stereotype says kids aren’t old enough to make a difference. Two years ago, sixth graders from Owatonna proved that they could do something extraordinary, regardless of their age. Under the direction of teacher Jennifer Hanson,...
The summer daze turned into a summer craze this weekend in Owatonna. Starting last Thursday, the city kicked off its annual three-day Crazy Days Celebration. Sponsored by the Owatonna Business Partnership, vendors and shops set up tents and tables along Main Street into Central Park. Local...
Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once said that the first sign of civilization was a healed femur.  It is likely in that pre-technological society that someone cared enough to do the hunting and gathering for that injured person while the bone was healing.  While I write this the U.S. Senate...
A lineman from Steele-Waseca Cooperative works to restore electricity and replace power lines July 19 by the Kent Schmidt turkey operation north of Claremont. A severe thunderstorm roared into the area around 4:30 p.m., ripping off a portion of the roofs on both of his turkey barns. Schmidt was inside one of the barns at the time the storm hit, but was not injured.
A severe thunderstorm rolled through the area July 19, damaging two large turkey barns near Claremont. Kent Schmidt was doing chores in one of the barns at the time the storm hit around 4:30 p.m. As he was taking care of his turkeys, he became surrounded with nails ripping loose from the roof and...
Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Litomysl will be showing off its country church pride at its 46th Annual Summer Festival on Sunday, July 30.   The 140 families of the parish will host the event which is one of the largest summer parish festivals held in Minnesota each year. The country style...
“You’ve got cancer.” Three words that will stop a runner in their tracks, an actor in the midst of a soliloquy and a writer in midsentence.   A phrase that brings life to both an accelerated level and to a screeching halt.  It’s a life changer and it means something different to each one who hears...
A Blooming Prairie manufacturing company is gaining statewide recognition. For the second straight year, Minnesota Business magazine has named Minimizer a finalist for its Manufacturing Awards. Minimizer is one of three companies up for the title of Best in Class – Mid-size. “It’s a huge honor for...
A 31-year-old Blooming Prairie man has been critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Blooming Prairie Thursday night. The State Patrol has identified the motorcyclist as Cody Thomas Soland. He was airlifted from the scene to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.  Soland was operating a 1994 Harley...
Medford’s Willie VonRuden (center) stands with older brother Javis VonRuden (right) are both mult-sport standouts for the Tigers. Willie, an upcoming sophomore, is a standout pitcher and wrestler while Javis, an upcoming senior, is a catcher and the football team’s starting quarterback. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
 For Medford High School brothers Javis and Willie VonRuden, the 2017 sports season didn’t just bring a bevy of personal success. It brought a chance for the brothers to continue building on a bond that has been forged in the spirit of competition from a young age. With Willie on the mound and...
Tigers’ quarterback Javis VonRuden (white) throws to Nate Meixner Monday night during the Medford football camp at Medford Public School’s football stadium. Both players are upcoming seniors. (SCT/Seth Bedenbaugh)
Medford -- After a tough season-ending loss to Kenyon-Wanamingo in the opening round of the Section 2AA playoffs last season, the Medford High School football team took to the school’s stadium Monday night for a four-day team camp to officially start preparations for the upcoming season. “Knowing...


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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