Monday, June 24, 2019

Steele County Times

Nineteen veterans received Quilts of Valor during a special ceremony as part of a Veterans Day program Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club. Pictured back row left to right:  Paul Stender, Paul Ingvaldson, Dale Anderson, Ken Trom, Marvin Camerer, Tom Walters, Charles Coughlin, Joe Wurst, John Dean Olson, Mike Nelson. Front row left to right: Ingval Hove, Ken Vermilyea, Ken Esplan, John Welch, Doug Johnson, Lerald Farrow, Marvin Stark and Alan Morton.
Longtime entertainer of U.S. military troops, comedian Bob Hope paid a visit to the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club on Veterans Day evening last Wednesday, Nov. 11. Hope, also known as Doug Johnson of Bloomimg Prairie, was master of ceremonies for a special Veterans Day evening program designed...
Doug Miner answers questions about Veterans Day during a program at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club.
On Veterans Day, Blooming Prairie fourth-grade students had the opportunity to visit with a local veteran and learn more about the importance of honoring the people who have served our country.    That morning, about 65 students visited the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club, where they heard from...
Wayne Hasher, a long-time volunteer at the Steele County Food Shelf, stocks shelves last Friday morning.
People experience financial troubles for many reasons. They may have lost a job, become ill or face a number of countless other obstacles. That’s where the Steele County Food Shelf comes in.  The food shelf, located at 155 Oakdale Street in Owatonna, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and...
The Steele County Administration building was busy after the votes closed on Nov. 3. Many gathered to be the first to know the results of the Owatonna School District’s request for the $77.9 bond referendum.
After 10:30 p.m. at the Steele County Administration Building, there were cheers for news that the voters approved the K-8 bond referendum. In fact, after a ward and precinct voted yes, one of the referendum supporters rang a cowbell.  Owatonna School District voters approved the $77.9 bond...
Quilter Martha Waddell wrapped the quilt she made for veteran Earle Taylor around his shoulders at the presentation of the Quilts of Valor at VFW on Oct. 20. Waddell is one of 10,000 volunteers of the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Three veterans were gifted handmade quilts as a token of appreciation from the Quilts of Valor Foundation.  Quilter Martha Waddell of Northfield not only worked on the quilts herself, but she was able to wrap the finished quilt around the shoulders of the three veterans at the VFW Auxiliary meeting...
After 8,649 votes were tallied, Owatonna School district’s $77.9 million bond referendum has been passed. The results were 57.3% yes and 42.7% no. Out of the eleven ward and precincts, only one leaned towards no. The rural votes swung 33.4% yes. Though a few were close, all of the other ward and...
Mankato based band, Navigating North, consists of Owatonna Senior High School graduate Jay Seaser, Hailey Johnson and Josiah Jorgensen. The band has been a hit in coffee shops and acoustic venues, and they recently recorded an EP.
In a total of 48 hours, Owatonna High School 2011 graduate Jay Seaser and two other band members drove to North Carolina, recorded their EP  album and drove back to their apartments in Mankato at the end of May. The EP album that they recorded was recently featured in Noisetrade’s New & Notable...
Darin Palmer of Albert Lea Police Department began the classroom portion of South Central Drug Investigation Unit’s private training exercise on Oct. 14.
The empty rooms, hallways and lounges of the closed Cedarview Nursing Home complex on South Cedar Street served an important purpose for the South Central Drug Investigation Unit (SCDIU), as it conducted private training exercises.  The second floor of the empty nursing home served the unit a space...
Anticipation is beginning to build, and younger students are eagerly looking forward to the all-school musical at Blooming Prairie High School just four weeks away. “Peter Pan,” or the boy who never grew up, has the cast now working tirelessly in learning lines, words to the songs and the movements...
Sales staff of Ag Power in Owatonna talks with a customer looking at a four-track tractor introduced in August by John Deere. The unit was demonstrated on Ahrens Farm east of Owatonna last week.
Envision a green machine that has four tracks and will give farmers the versatility they need in a field tractor on tracks. “This is a big deal and one of the biggest promotions of John Deere in recent history,” said Owatonna Ag Power regional sales manager Kevin Hansen. “It’s a tractor that our...

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