Sunday, September 24, 2017

Steele County Times

Hats off to Medford’s youngest scholars. On June 1, Medford’s kindergarten classes celebrated their graduation to the first grade. This is the first time Medford elementary has ever celebrated a kindergarten graduation. Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Padgett, and Mrs. Trapp’s classes processed onto the...
A fire that was initially ignited a decade ago has burned slow and steady, flaring up each year in June and leaving lasting embers burning deep and hot in the hearts of those who love to be caught in this inferno. Smokin’ in Steele now has a decade of blues, barbecue and blaze under its belt. Each...
Members of the Blooming Prairie boys golf team, along with BP golfer Taylor Christianson, ride on the top of a BP fire truck down Main Street after the boys' team won their second straight Section 1-A title on Monday in Rochester. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Rochester - After finishing atop of the leaderboard on Day 1 of the Section 1-A tournament, the Blooming Prairie High School boys golf team was the team to beat Monday at Willow Creek Golf Course. However, the Blossoms had their sights set on going back-to-back. Finishing with a two-day total of...
A former Minnesota senator is making a run for the U.S. Congress. Vicki Jensen, DFL of Owatonna, announced Monday afternoon that she wants the congressional seat currently being held by Tim Walz. In March, Walz announced he is running for Minnesota governor in 2018. In making her announcement,...
Medford's Willie VonRuden throws a pitch during the Tigers' 5-4 comeback win over Maple River Thursday in Minnesota Lake in a Section 2-AA elimination game. VonRuden picked up the win after tossing five 2/3 innings where he allowed just three runs. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Minnesota Lake – After being dealt a 10-0 thumping by Kenyon-Wanamingo on Tuesday, the Medford High School baseball team was on the verge of elimination after falling into an early 3-0 deficit to Maple River on Thursday. Then Willie VonRuden started to find his rhythm and seemed to jolt some life...
“Smokin’ in Steele,” a decade of blues to raise money for deserving groups is promising to raise the bar again this year with the best show ever. The Knights of Columbus Council 945 has been holding this fundraiser in Owatonna for 10 years and is excited to see how much can be accomplished for the...
Left: Glaydon Iverson frames a salute while a soldier in the United States Navy. He was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.   Right:  The Blooming Prairie Fire Department paid tribute to Iverson on the freeway bridge near Ellendale, as his motorcade passes by.
A perfect and proper tribute during a motorcade trip down Interstate 35 on Thursday, May 25 was given to a sailor from Emmons, Minnesota. Glaydon Iverson, 24, was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 during World War II.  His remains were not positively identified until just...
(Photo Credit: Army photo)
This week’s column is going to be just slightly different than the usual sports columns I have written in the past. Instead of going back and attempting to somehow tie my personal experiences from my playing and coaching days or even now as a sports journalist, I’m going to take an approach that...
Kodey Kiel throws a pitch during the bottom of the first inning in Owatonna's 6-2 loss to Rochester Mayo in the opening round of the Section 1AAAA tournament. Kiel threw 3 1/3 innings and allowed six runs on seven hits. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Rochester - In their first matchup this season, Rochester Mayo High School made quick work of the Owatonna baseball team, cruising to a 12-0 win in four innings at Dartts Park in Owatonna. Saturday, Mayo served as host for the opening round of the Section 1AAAA tournament and Owatonna had senior...
A suspected violent offender from northern Minnesota who caused some tense moments at an area school was arrested in Blooming Prairie May 5.  Dodge County sheriff’s deputies locked down the exterior of the Hayfield Public School as a precaution after receiving information that an alleged violent...

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