Thursday, January 27, 2022

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The chief deputy for the Steele County Attorney's Office has been selected as the newest district court judge in Minnesota. The Governor's Office announced Thursday that Christy Hormann will replace Honorable Steven Schwab on the bench in Freeborn County when he...
One of the favorite parts about my job is interviewing athletes right after a big game. Watching the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat unfold before your eyes and finding out where everything went right or went wrong is a privilege. I’ve seen my fair share of tears, whether they be happy or...
Publisher Rick Bussler accepts a plaque from the Owatonna Chamber’s ambassadors Thursday morning recognizing the newspaper’s office located in Owatonna. The main office for the Times remains in Blooming Prairie. Staff photo by Kay Fate
The temperatures may be bone-chilling outside, but a warm reception at the Owatonna office of the Steele County Times kept things from being icy inside. Our staff hosted the ambassadors from the Owatonna Chamber as they provided us with a warm welcome for opening an office in Owatonna. Besides the...
Senior forward Evan Dushek focuses on the basket before a free throw attempt. Dushek finished the game against Mankato East with a team-high 22 points. Staff photo by Jonny Clubb
The Owatonna Huskies boys basketball team defeated Mankato East, 79-77, in an offensive battle over the weekend. Owatonna shot 60.9% from the field in the  first half, finishing 14 of 23 shots. Of Owatonna’s 14 field goals, five were three-pointers for 62.5% from beyond the arc. However, Mankato...
Westfield freshman Bo Zwiener works to drive an armbar to secure a dominant position and earn a victory by fall against NRHEG’s Deven Parpart. Zwiener went on to win the match by fall in the second period. Staff photo by Johnnie Phillips
Westfield Razorbacks freshman wrestler Bo Zwiener has begun his 2021-2022 season in blistering fashion already amassing a record of 21-2. Zwiener, Westfield’s go-to guy at 120 pounds, was a state participant last season for Westfield as an individual but did not place in the tournament. This year,...
Staff photo by Rick Bussler
When COVID-19 cancelled Ryan and Ashley Thorson’s winter getaway to the Bahamas, they figured out a cool way to embrace the chilled Minnesota winter. With the help of their three young children, the Thorsons created an igloo in the front yard of their Owatonna home. The 6-foot igloo has enough...
Jack Volz of Safety & Security Consultation Specialists leads a training session on electric vehicles last week at Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric in Owatonna. Members from eight fire departments around the region attended the training.  Staff photo by Rick Bussler
As Jack Volz ramps up his training for first responders regarding electric vehicles (EVs), two things become apparent. First, Volz says EVs are here to stay and are “not a flash in the pan.” Second, and perhaps most importantly, they are safe for first responders to work on when involved in a...
The passenger in a car stopped by Blooming Prairie police is facing criminal charges after allegedly fighting with officers, spitting at them and trying to bite one of them. David DeLuna, 44, made his first appearance Monday in Steele County District Court, where he’s charged with two felony counts...
After a half century of preparing tax returns, Roger Borchardt of Owatonna is calling it quits.  Staff photo by Rick Bussler
The calculator and computer would typically be going non-stop this time of the year with Roger Borchardt at the keyboard crunching numbers to help people file their tax returns. But Borchardt, who has become known around Owatonna as the Tax Man, is calling it quits, silencing the returns that he...
A failed attempt at finding a director has led to a restructuring of the Steele County Public Health Department, at least on a temporary basis. Last week the county named Cathy Piepho, county treasurer and Amber Aaseth, assistant director of Public Health, as co-interim directors. The department...

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