Thursday, August 22, 2019

Steele County Times

These patriotic singers were in fine tune at the Blooming Prairie Memorial Day event on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Shown from left are: Mary Delzer, Paul Habermann, Tom Peterson, Tom Blome and Connie Habermann.
Severe weather didn’t stop area residents from paying tribute to the many fallen veterans who have served. Although the parades were cancelled due to heavy rain, both Blooming Prairie and Owatonna held Memorial Day Programs at the BP Servicemen’s Club and the Steele County Four Season Centre,...
Missy Fisher and Aaron Bourdage of Lucky 19 Sauce. Bourdage and Fisher took home the grand prize for professional competition at this year’s Smokin’ in Steele BBQ and Blues Festival, which was held this past weekend at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna.
There were no clouds this year at the 12th annual Smokin’ in Steele BBQ and Blues festival in Owatonna. The festival, which is held each year on the Steele County Fairgrounds, helps raise money for Special Olympics. “All the money goes to benefit charity,” Entertainment Director John Hammer...
Songs from "Mama Mia" were played by the Blooming Prairie High School band at the commencement on Sunday, June 2. Mckenzie Jensen was the lone senior in the band.
Blooming Prairie High School will no longer have a valedictorian or a salutatorian because of board action a few months ago. The Class of 2019 does have a valedictorian and salutatorian and both carried a stimulating message for their classmates. The 117th commencement at BPHS on Sunday, June 2 saw...
Medford’s Racheal Luebbe competes at the 2018 MSHSL State Meet at Hamline University in Saint Paul.
  Hayfield came away victorious, but just 15 points separated first and fourth- place at the girls’ Gopher Conference Track and Field Meet at Blooming Prairie High School on Tuesday, May 13. The Vikings finished with 117 total team points. They were followed by Maple River with 113, New Richland-...
This year’s scholarship winners are, from left: Kiwanis member Jerry Ganfield, Selena Ong, Ilhan Omar, Emily Keck, Lydia Rieck, Nick Staska, Gabriel Rysavy, Dominick Yerhot, and Kiwanis Member Bob Stark. Winners that could not be in attendance due to other commitments are Ashley Kellar, Zachary Barrett, and McKenna Schroht.
Ten area students were gifted with scholarships from the Owatonna Kiwanis Club on Thursday, May 16. The scholarships are handed out annually to students who are selected by the school for their academic achievements and their involvement in extracurricular activities and the community. In 1992, the...
Images from a special service held at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna to celebrate Trinity Lutheran Church’s 100-year anniversary. The service included a luncheon and was held on Sunday, April 28.
For 100 years Steele County residents have flocked to Trinity Lutheran Church to worship and come together. To celebrate the 100-year anniversary Trinity Lutheran Church held a special service at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna on April 28. More than a thousand people showed up for the service...
Dan Moeckly, left, and James Lundgren of the Steele County Historical Society stand in front of one of the current exhibits at the Steele County Historical Museum. This exhibit traces events of World War I. Two new exhibits will begin to take shape in November: American Legions of Steele County and Rural Schools of Steele County.
"We can't do it alone," says Daniel Moeckly, archives and technology manager of the Steele County Historical Society. Moeckly and James Lundgren, executive director of the Historical Society, are embarking on an ambitious goal of raising some funds to make over two exhibits at the Steele County...
"Who can bark the loudest?" That was a challenge directors Derek Brookens and Danae DeShazer leveled at a group of wanna-be Totos during tryouts for a Wizard of Oz production last week at Blooming Prairie High School. The production carries the footprints of another professional and successful theatrical performance of the Prairie Fire Children's Theatre. This stop by two highly acclaimed actors was Prairie Fire's eighth visit. Prairie Fire is a professional touring theatre company based in Barrett, Minn.,
"Who can bark the loudest?" That was a challenge directors Derek Brookens and Danae DeShazer leveled at a group of wanna-be Totos during tryouts for a Wizard of Oz production last week at Blooming Prairie High School. The production carries the footprints of another professional and successful...
Barry Olson is retiring after logging 43 years in education, many of those years in Blooming Prairie, most recently as superintendent of schools.
"Will I miss it? Sure" Speaking about his retirement from education, Blooming Prairie Schools Superintendent Barry Olson says his education career of 43 years "has been a good ride" for him. Olson officially steps down as Blooming Prairie School District superintendent on July 1. Enter Chris...
By a slim margin, voters in the Owatonna School District rejected a plan to build a new high school. During a special election on Tuesday, May 14, the bond referendum failed by only 120 votes. Final results show 5,762 voters or 50.52% said no to the referendum while 5,642 voters or 49.47% said yes...


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