Monday, July 6, 2020

Steele County Times

Craig and Dick Kruckeberg, both widely known for their creation and growth of Minimizer and Kruckeberg Industries, will be honored Thursday night as the 2017 Blooming Prairie Area Citizens of the Year. The event is planned for the BP Servicemen’s Club with social at 6 p.m. and dinner and program to follow at 7 p.m.
"Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Mister Rogers (Fred) is most famous for using that greeting when inviting television viewers into his neighborhood for many years. Being a good neighbor is an imperative part of being successful in the business and industry world, claim the father and son duo of Dick and...
Dakota Thiele helps a student with his safety check Saturday in Hope. The Steele County Trail Association, along with Steele County Sno-Blazers Snowmobile Club, hosted an annual safety course for snowmobile enthusiasts. The one request everyone had—more snow is needed!
Some Minnesotans yearn for spring while others hope only for snow to utilize their favorite winter toys. Snowmobiles have long been a staple of these cold Minnesota winter months, and proper safety, maintenance, and understanding of rules and regulations go hand in hand with snowmobile operation....
Jason House has taken over as general manager of House Chevrolet in Owatonna. His parents, Julie and Greg House, purchased the business last February. Until joining the family business, the younger House had a corporate job with Hendrick Automotive in Virginia.
Sometimes misfortunes have a way of producing life-changing experiences for people. Jason House, who took over as executive general manager of his family’s business, House Chevrolet Buick Cadillac in Owatonna, in December, found that out earlier last year.  House’s parents, Julie and Greg,...
Big and Little: Lora Isackson of Owatonna with her Little, Diamond Bayardo. Last week they exchanged gifts for Christmas with matching shirts and matching smiles. The Big Brothers and Big Sisters program is looking for additional volunteers to mentorship children of all ages.
They’re constants in each other’s lives, which has proven to become mutually beneficial for both of them. Lora Isackson of Owatonna and her little, Diamond Bavardo, enjoy hanging out together through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.  Isackson feels that the program is “amazing” and that it...
Jim Gleason turned in his resignation to the Steele County Free Fair effective Jan. 1.
Minnesota’s top county fair will be without a manager beginning next week. On Friday, Jim Gleason, who has been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer since October, turned in his resignation to the Steele County Free Fair effective Jan. 1. He began as assistant manager in 2011 under former...
- Enter 911 in the “To” field. - Text your exact address and type of emergency. - Send the message. - Use simple words. - Promptly answer questions and follow instructions.
Recognizing that not everyone is in a position to speak during the time of an emergency, 911 centers across the state will now accept text messages to get help rolling in the right direction. Minnesota began Text-to-911 as an alternative to calling in an emergency when it may be unsafe for someone...
Logan Pleschourt, middle, is surrounded by love with his stepfather, Shannon Lique and mother, Heather Lique.
Logan Pleschourt and his family may have experienced their own “Christmas Miracle.” On Oct. 4, the Medford High School sophomore was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. For the past four months, he has underwent intense chemotherapy treatments and, amazingly, doctors no longer see any cancer in his...
Calvin and Dessa Chambers, along with their four children, are grateful for their new home in Owatonna. The family officially received the home from Habitat for Humanity Saturday morning.
Everybody needs a home. Unfortunately there are still many Americans who are without one this holiday season, but not the Chambers family, whose new home was officially dedicated in a ceremony by the Steele-Waseca chapter of Habitat for Humanity on Saturday. A ceremonial key was given along with a...
Above: Blooming Prairie’s Samantha Wurst pushes the ball up the court in the Awesome Blossoms 50-41 win over Waterville-Eysian-Morristown Friday at Blooming Prairie High School. Right: Blooming Prairie’s Maggie Bruns goes up for a shot in the paint over a WEM defender.
The Blossom girls’ basketball team earned an impressive victory over visiting WEM Friday for its second straight victory.   BP downed the Bucs 50-41, largely due to senior Sam Worst, who scored a career high 27 points. The come-from-behind win came over a quick WEM contingent with a lot of three-...
Tyler Mundy (1973-2017) is shown in front of the logo for his successful manufacturing business, Heavy Metal. The name came from the days when Mundy played in a heavy metal rock’n roll band. Heavy Metal is located 335 Highway Ave. South in Blooming Prairie.
Tyler Mundy was always concerned about his customers, whether they were buying a used car, or whether they are buying a metal part from his machine shop. After a nearly two-year battle with cancer, Mundy, of Kasson, died Nov. 28 at age 44. Mundy was the owner of Heavy Metal, LLC, located at 335...


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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