Saturday, November 18, 2017

Steele County Times

Calvin Chambers assisted other volunteers Friday with building the house that his family will live in later this year. The house, which is located on Glendale Street in Owatonna, is being constructed through Habitat for Humanity of Steele-Waseca area. Chambers and his wife, Dessa, and their four children will enjoy the house once it’s completed.
Behind the backdrop of a beautiful fall day, 17 volunteers donated their sweat and talents to help build the latest Habitat for Humanity home in Steele County Friday. With hammers pounding and siding being cut to size, there were volunteers everywhere—inside and outside the home under construction...
 Alonso Hernandez has been a familiar face at the Steele County Food Shelf in Owatonna. A special spaghetti supper and silent auction are planned as a fundraiser for Hernandez from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Owatonna Eagles Club. Hernandez is scheduled to receive a kidney transplant on Oct. 24 from his son, Ashley.
He's a man who has helped many Steele County residents over the years. Now, it's time for the Steele County community to help Alonso Hernandez in his battle to improve his health, deteriorated by two malfunctioning kidneys. */ A spaghetti supper and silent auction will be held from 4-7 p.m....
A batch of bad gas made its way into Blooming Prairie over the weekend. Casey’s in Blooming Prairie is one of 44 stations throughout southeastern Minnesota, as well as northeastern Iowa and western Wisconsin, that received diesel-tainted gasoline Friday and Saturday, the Minnesota Department of...
Donnavon Eaker of Steve’s Meat Market shows off her latest innovation—a meat vending machine. Meat lovers will now be able to access 35 meat products outside of the store located in downtown Ellendale any time of the day or night. Steve’s is the first meat market in Minnesota, and only the second in the country, to have a meat vending machine, which came from Germany.
In the fast-paced world where people want things right away, Steve’s Meat Market has found an innovative way to meet the needs of meat lovers any time of the day or night.  Steve’s is the first meat market in Minnesota, and only the second in the entire country, to introduce a meat vending machine...
 Worlein Funeral Home of Austin and Bloooming Prairie has unveiled The Empty Chair to pay tribute to veterans and their families. The chairs are placed at funeral services to honor a departed veteran.
Veterans are to be remembered with honor, believes the staff of Worlein Funeral Home of Blooming Prairie and Austin. Just two weeks ago, The Empty Chair, made its debut at funeral services at First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie for military veteran Joe Wurst of Blooming Prairie.  The Empty...
Blooming Prairie youngsters eager to expand their knowledge about keeping safe.
*/ Learning about fire safety can never start too young as evidenced by Blooming Prairie youngsters eager to expand their knowledge about keeping safe. On Thursday morning, three kindergarten classes toured the Blooming Prairie Fire Station and received fire prevention tips from firefighters Mike...
Owatonna linebackers Mitch Wiese (26) and Zach Mensink (21) chase down Mankato East running back Tim Bremer (3) during the first half of the Huskies’ 48-0 shutout win over the Cougars Friday at OHS Stadium. Owatonna allowed 150 yards of offense in the win.
OWATONNA – After a 42-6 dismantling of Rochester John Marshall, the Owatonna High School football team looked to keep the train chugging full steam ahead against Mankato East.  For the second-straight game, the Huskies defense stole the show.  Allowing 150 yards of total offense, the No.2 ranked...
Mitchell Oswald was crowned king and Rachel Pirkl queen at Blooming Prairie Homecoming festivities.
*/ Blooming Prairie has a new royal couple as Mitchell Oswald was crowned king and Rachel Pirkl queen at Blooming Prairie Homecoming festivities Monday night. Oswald is the son of Phil Oswald and Kathy Paulner while Pirkl’s parents are Tim and Lori Pirkl. Other king candidates were Jake Ressler,...
Wearing lime green T-shirts, Owatonna Forward members took to the streets of downtown Owatonna during the annual Homecoming Parade Friday afternoon to distribute bags and literature promoting the work of the group. Owatonna Forward is hoping to connect citizens and create actions that will drive results and help ensure a prosperous Owatonna.
A grassroots, citizen-driven effort to move Owatonna forward into the future is ready to move onto the next phase. The group of about 25 citizens calls itself Owatonna Forward. Members are aiming to connect all citizens and invest in a shared vision for the future of Owatonna.  Since the group...
Steele County sheriff’s deputies lead Gerald Blevins out of the Steele County Courthouse in handcuffs Friday morning after he pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Both Blevins, and his co-defendant, Cyrus Trevino, have admitted their involvement in killing Richard Jurgensen in June 2016 on a rural gravel road northeast of Owatonna
In a surprise move, the two men accused of murder admitted their involvement in Steele County District Court last week, bringing an end to one of the murder trials that had been in the midst of jury selection. On Thursday, Cyrus Noel Trevino, 22, entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder. The...

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