Friday, September 20, 2019

Steele County Times

The Owatonna boys’ track and field team proved just how deep their team is. Despite claiming just two first place performances and three second place finishes, Owatonna won the Big 9 Conference Track and Field Championships at Ted Nelson Track in Faribault on Friday. Owatonna scored 256.5 team...
Girl softball pitching
Despite having seven losses, the Owatonna Huskies softball team could very easily be undefeated. Six of their seven defeats have been by only one or two runs and have been outscored by only 13 runs in those contests. When undefeated and No. 1 ranked Mankato West came to Morehouse Park on Thursday...
Helicopter take off
“We just got a call, we are going to have to clear the area,” said the Mayo One helicopter pilot, around 2:30 p.m. on May 15th. The helicopter was one of several emergency vehicles in the parking lot of the new Owatonna Gold Cross building. The vehicles were supposed to be purely decorative, but...
“When I went off to college, I thought that the logical thing to do would be to major in music,” said Kasson-Mantorville middle school band teacher, Liz Harwood.  It’s hard to tell if logic really had anything to do with her decision, but last month, that decision was affirmed as she was chosen as...
A lot of moving parts are necessary to run the Blooming Prairie Country Club and those parts have been in motion since the clubhouse opened on Thursday, March 31. Warmer temperatures late last week brought more golfers to the nine-hole course, one of the more popular courses located in southeastern...
A man attending a social gathering in a pasture in rural Freeborn County has died after being hit by a vehicle. Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag identified the victim as Alex Dylan Tapp, 30, of Austin. The incident happened Saturday around 9:10 p.m. at 23595 890th Avenue just north of Oakland...
Stacy Ohnstead (left) and Pam Arnold (right) competed in the Mike Hansen Washer Board tournament on Saturday, March 12 at the Eagles Club. Money raised goes toward the Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund.  Staff photo by Anna Segner.
The love of life brought around 200 people together to participate in the Fourth Annual Mike Hansen Memorial Washer Board Tournament on Saturday, March 12, at the Eagles Club.  Mike Hansen passed away in November of 2011, leaving behind his wife and their children. Hansen was a hockey coach, and...
Conversations about the future of Medford’s parks and green spaces occurred at the public meeting hosted by the Park Board on the evening of March 9 at City Hall. Staff photo by Anna Segner.
The Medford Park Board welcomed residents to dream about what they would like incorporated in area parks.  Over the past six months, the park board has been discussing the futures of the various green spaces. On March 9, they opened that conversation up to the community during a public meeting at...
A Blooming Prairie couple faces 11 counts of tax evasion for allegedly failing to file income tax returns for a business they owned in Owatonna. The Steele County Attorney’s Office has charged Michael Ray Tapp, 43, and his wife, Sheridan Jo Tapp, 40, with multiple tax-related felonies and gross...
Connor Weckwerth hams it up with his mother (center) April O’Connor and close friend Amy Svoboda, left. Amy is the lead organizer for Connor’s Fight Benefit which will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at the Geneva Community Center. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
In many respects, Connor Weckwerth is a normal 7-year-old. In other respects, he is not, meaning he is faced with health issues that many his age never see. Connor, a first grader at Blooming Prairie Elementary School, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor last June. It is called...

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