Saturday, December 7, 2019

Steele County Times

Pastor Cindy Kennedy of  Blooming Grove United Methodist Church in Medford, MN
Recently at Red Oak Grove, we read as Jesus called his first disciples.   Jesus called them to follow him and become fishers of people.  These first disciples were fishermen.  I magine what the hands of a career fisherman must look like.  I imagine them cracked and dry from constant exposure to the...
Bird observers got a surprise during the annual bird count in Steele County when they spotted a Short-eared Owl in a marshy area about one mile north of Rice Lake State Park right before sunset. It is quite unusual for these owls to be in this area, according to local bird expert Darryl Hill.
      It may have been less than desirable outside back in mid-December, but that didn’t stop area bird enthusiasts from counting the feathery creatures that adorn back yards and other places throughout the year. On Dec. 17, local birdwatchers counted 4,025 feathered friends during the 45th...
It was a night of new appointments during the first Kasson City Council meeting of the year, and the first meeting for new mayor, Chris McKern. Most of the meeting held Wednesday evening, Jan. 11, consisted of routine, if perhaps heavily discussed, agenda items, but it was the council’s...
A scientific researcher gathered 10 volunteers for a special psychological study called the “Scar Experiment.”  Separating the volunteers into 10 different cubicles without mirrors, she explained that the purpose of the study was to examine how other people would respond to a stranger with a...
Crews work to remove the water that flooded the courthouse due to a burst pipe. The pipe was on the third floor of the courthouse leading water to leak down floors.
      Cold weather can be a majestic sight to see. However, that majestic look can often blind onlookers of the destruction that can be conducted. Employees of the Steele County Courthouse had a first-hand altercation with that devastation Tuesday.  A pipe burst on the third floor of the county...
Nacia Rochelle Olson went home to be with the Lord last night. She battled cancer and was a brave warrior. She didn't lose her battle... she won. She is pain free and home free and began the patient wait for her loved ones to one day join her in Heaven. Jesus told His followers: "And ye now...
The Steele County Courthouse in Owatonna has been closed indefinitely after a water pipe burst Tuesday afternoon. Water came gushing through the courthouse from the third floor around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, forcing county officials to close the building. County workers will be working in the coming...
The train derailment took place just outside of Ellendale and led to a forced evacuation of the town. No one was injured in the crash or evacuation.
Just two months removed from the 22-car derailment on Nov. 11 in Ellendale, Union Pacific Railroad found the cause. According to the initial investigation that was conducted, a rail defect was the cause of the incident. A report, which stated the Union’s findings, was filed with the Federal...
Beginning with this week’s edition, the Steele County Times kicks off a year-long tribute to the sesquicentennial of Blooming Prairie. The township was organized in 1867, platted in 1868, taking the name of the surrounding Blooming Prairie Township. The city was incorporated by 1874.  Efforts are...


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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