Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Steele County Times

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...
Maddie Wagner goes up for a shot against a quartet of Waterville-Elysian-Morristown defenders in the Section 2AA South Sub-Section championship Monday, March 7. Staff photo by Joe Tischler.
For the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva girls’ basketball to claim their fourth Section 2AA South Sub-Section championship in five years, they would have to beat a team that defeated them twice in the regular season in Waterville-Elysian-Morristown. Halfway through the Section 2AA South Sub-...
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...
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...
Four First District American Legion officers attended the 97th birthday party of the Blooming Prairie American Legion and Auxiliary on Thursday night, March 3, at the Servicemen’s Club of Blooming Prairie. Shown from left to right are Wayne Hammon, Jr., Roland Hanson, Gene Luedtke and Richard Skillestad. Staff photo by Howard Lestrud.
“We still look great after 97 years,” a jubilant Julie Hoffman, president of the Blooming Prairie American Legion Auxiliary, told a gathering Thursday night, March 3 at the Servicemen’s Club. The occasion was a birthday party to celebrate the 97th birthday of Blooming Prairie American Legion Post...
The Owatonna Husky fan section was alive on the evening of March 3, the night that the Owatonna High School adapted floor hockey team won their ticket to the state tournament. Staff photo by Anna Segner.
There was a lot riding on the Owatonna High School’s adapted floor hockey team during their last playoff game against the Mounds View/Irondale/Roseville Rams on Thursday, March 3. Their win earned them the south’s first seed at the state tournament. The Huskies pulled through with a 13-4 win...
Cade King, wrestling at 132 pounds, looks for guidance during his match against Charlie DesMarais on Friday morning. Staff photo by Chris Schad.
It was a successful weekend for the Owatonna wrestling team at the state tournament over the weekend as Peyton Robb earned his second state individual championship and Brandon Moen won his first for the Huskies. Robb’s title, which came in at 120 pounds after winning at 106 a year ago, got off to a...
Corporal Jacob Peterson of Blooming Prairie Police Department was shocked when it was announced that he was named “Peace Officer of the Year” by Blooming Prairie Police Chief Greg Skillestad. Staff photo by Anna Segner.
There was a look of pure shock on the face of Corporal Jacob Peterson of the Blooming Prairie Police Department (BPPD) when Chief Greg Skillestad announced that he was being honored as “Peace Officer of the Year” at the Exchange Club of Steele County meeting on Friday, Feb. 26. “I did not know this...
Cale Braaten, of Blooming Prairie, was one of 25 lucky winners at last year’s annual Ham Bingo event. This year’s event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at the Pizza Cellar’s party room in Blooming Prairie.  Staff file photo by Howard Lestrud.
Supporters of the Blooming Prairie Cancer Group will be hamming it up on Thursday, March 10, at the third annual Ham Bingo event. The fun begins at 7 p.m. and proceeds will benefit the local Cancer Group. “It’s really become a fun thing that people look forward to,” said Cancer Group member Cheri...
A girl who had difficulty walking and sitting in school has led to charges against her father.  Don K. Perkins, 33, of Blooming Prairie, has been charged in Steele County District Court with four counts of malicious punishment of a child and domestic assault in connection with the incident. He...


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