Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Steele County Times

Blooming Prairie will have a new mayor next year after incumbent Mayor H. Peterson was upset by Curtis Esplan in Tuesday’s election.  Esplan received 469 votes or 54 percent of the vote while Peterson received 397 votes or 45 percent. 
Steele County District 1 Commissioner James Brady has been reelected to his seat. Brady earned almost 60 percent of the vote (1,771) compared to his challenger Sylvia Archer with 40 percent (1,178). District 1 includes the cities of Ellendale and Medford along with many rural townships on the...
I read with interest the recent letter to the editor from Cynthia Herbst and respond on behalf of my father, Lowell Trom.   Thankfully, my family has no intention of drinking the “modern agriculture” Kool-aide – code words used by the industry to promote large industrial factory farms. The “modern...
The FBI has joined in the hunt with Owatonna Police for a fugitive that got by officers Monday night. Police are looking for Martin Tyler Lampkin, 21. He was last seen in the area of the 100 block of North Grove in Owatonna around 8:45 p.m. Monday.  Captain Eric Rethemeier said officers tried to...
Joe Thomas of St. Could helps guide the eagle into place.
The eagle has indeed landed at the site of the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial when a huge eagle  creation was placed atop a POW pedestal Wednesday afternoon. Joe Thomas of St. Cloud helps guide the eagle to a landing. Some of the granite has been installed and more will be finished by Veterans...
The mother and daughter combination of Faye Caron and Nicole Caron of Faribault displayed some attractive holiday items at the 46th Annual Village Affair Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Blooming Prairie High School.
Pam Folkens and Mandy Doocy, co-chairs of The Village Affair in Blooming Prairie, echoed this question: "Where did all the people come from?" The 46th annual Village Affair, a holiday bazaar, was held Saturday, Oct. 27 in the hallways, commons area and gymnasium of Blooming Prairie High School....
Steele County auditor Laura Ihrke gets ready for next week’s election by preparing the county’s new voting machines. The county replaced its 27 voting machines with the newer models this year with about one-third of the cost coming from a state grant.
Voters in Steele County will be utilizing new voting machines as they cast their ballots next week. This year Steele County has replaced its older voting machines with new DS200s. There are 27 voting machines utilized to cover the county’s 26 voting precincts and one extra for the county auditor’s...
Jacob Riffe and Kathrine Richards of Owatonna left work early Thursday afternoon to head down to the Steele County Administration Building where Steele County Recorder Rick Kvien married them. Riffe and Richards had been engaged for two years before deciding just the day before to finally get married without a big wedding. The county recorder’s office has presided over 13 wedding ceremonies since it began offering marriage services in June.
For Jacob Riffe and Kathrine Richards of Owatonna, they wanted a hassle-free wedding that spared them the cost of an expensive day. They found just exactly that last week as they left worked early one afternoon and sought out county recorder Rick Kvien, who married them in less than five minutes....
On Tuesday morning Mower County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a farm accident in Blooming Prairie which resulted in one male being airlifted to Saint Mary’s in Rochester by Mayo One. According to the Sheriff's Office a 24 year old farm hand Adam Harber was cleaning the inside of a grain bin in...
The Blooming Prairie Lions Club, represented by President Greg Skillestad and board member Dean Zilm, recently presented a $10,000 check to the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial cause. This donation put the project over its $250,000 goal set four years ago. Shown from left to right are corporation members and committee members Kurt Blume, Keith Holman, Jaclyn Schlichter, Doug Miner, Lion Greg Skillestad, Lion Dean Zilm, Fred Voukon, Ken Vermylyea, Tom Walters and Tom Peterson.
A donation of $10,000 by the Blooming Prairie Lions Club has pushed the Blooming Prairie Veterans Memorial over its $250,000 goal established four years ago. "This is truly a momentous occasion," remarked Tom Peterson in accepting a check from President Greg Skillestad and Lions Board Member Dean...

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