Thursday, July 20, 2017

Steele County Times

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...
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 Steele County Meals in Motion makes visits to the Blooming Prairie Senior Center the first and third Fridays of each month from noon to 1 p.m. This service is for those who cannot afford to get to the food shelf, or for those who have no transportation.  If the residents cannot make it to the...
A legacy of service was celebrated with the Blooming Prairie Lions on a recent membership meeting night at the Blooming Prairie Servicemen’s Club. District 5M-2 Gov. Steve Wasserman of Faribault told BP Lions members that “A Legacy of Service” was his theme for the Lions year of 2016-17.  In...
“Good morning Mr. Arndt.” That refrain was heard over and over as Blooming Prairie first grader Talon Arndt made his classroom rounds as principal for the day at Blooming Prairie Elementary School. Thanks to his parents, Lori and Nate, Talon, 7 was given the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of...
The other day a faithful member of the church had a question about Easter, “How did the Easter bunny become a part of the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, there does not seem to be any connection? This of course raised my curiosity about a question to which I had no idea how to answer. My only...

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