Monday, December 16, 2019

Steele County Times

It has been a long time in coming, but last week Steele County residents finally got a look at the new Steele County Public Works building in Owatonna. It was in 2010 that flooding severely damaged the county’s highway maintenance building on Hoffman Drive. Since that time, the public works...
During last week’s regular county board session, Steele County Commissioners heard from Superintendent Jeff Elstad about the upcoming referendum on Nov. 5. This new vote comes after a special referendum last May failed to pass. That ballot included the option for a $116 million bond in order to...
Ellendale area resident Larry Otto and Tiffany Krueger, city clerk of Ellendale, are two of eight board members of the Community Foundation of Ellendale who are helping spearhead a project to build a new commercial kitchen in the Ellendale Community Center.
Board members of the Community Foundation of Ellendale could be called protectors of their community. These eight volunteers represent the organization that was founded four years ago with the support of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. The Ellendale Foundation has the best interests...
Nancy and Karl Luiken of rural Blooming Prairie display the solar energy system they installed on their farm last fall. By producing solar energy, the Luikens experience significant savings on their utility bills through Steele-Waseca Cooperative.
Sunshine often plays a key role in the overall well-being of most people, but for a Blooming Prairie area couple it brings green in the form of extra cash. Karl and Nancy (Kaplan) Luiken wouldn’t mind if it were always sunny on their 160- acre farm in Blooming Prairie Township north of BP. Nearly a...
It was high-flying action as NRHEG’s Lonnie Wilson (3) leaps into the air to catch a ball in Friday night’s game against Maple River. The Eagles proved to be too powerful for NRHEG as they pounded the Panthers 40-7.
The Panthers’ up and down season continued with a loss on Friday, Oct. 4 to Maple River 40-7. NRHEG held a close 7-6 lead over Maple River in the first quarter, but after that it was all Maple River for the rest of the game. Maple River held the Panthers scoreless through the final three quarters...
Senior Solomon Havelka (6) carries the ball as a Mankato West defender tries to pull him down in Friday night’s nail biter in Owatonna. The Huskies staged a huge comeback in the fourth quarter to defeat Mankato 24-20.
It went down to the final minute before the top-ranked Owatonna Huskies football team regained the lead to keep its unbeaten record alive during a dramatic comeback victory Friday against Mankato West. With 1:09 left in the game and trailing 17-20, the Huskies punched through another touchdown and...
The Awesome Blossom football team put another victory in its pocket Friday, Oct. 4, with a lopsided 61-6 win over an outmanned Kenyon-Wanamingo contingent.  The Blossoms, who moved up to No. 2 in the state rankings this week, won their sixth straight game by a wide margin, similar to the other wins...
Abbi La Rock has found a business venture where she customizes all your cleaning needs. She has been operating Abigalia’s Clean Thumb in West Concord for the past several years. She recently had a business display at Marigold Days in Mantorville.
For Abbi La Rock, the idea of cleanliness and an eco-friendly lifestyle go hand-in-hand. The West Concord woman is the owner of Abigailia’s Clean Thumb, a business she has run out of her West Concord home for the past several years offering natural, organic soaps and body lotions as well as...
With so many craveable options for grilled entrees and delicious pastas, Applebee’s is eliminating the problem of having to pick just one with NEW Pasta  and Grill Combos, starting at just $9.99 for a limited time. Guests select their choice of one grilled entrée, such as a Crispy Shrimp with a...
Cedar Travel of Owatonna is no more.  It has now become Travel Leaders of Owatonna. Staff members, from left to right are: Cassy Buck, Jon Terrill, Colleen Hollister, Laurie Johnson (former owner) and Sara Butruff (new owners.)
Things have changed dramatically at Cedar Travel of Owatonna. The popular travel agency, which has had a home in Owatonna for the past 30 years, is now known as Travel Leaders of Owatonna. Travel Leaders is a global travel agency with a new owner in Owatonna, Sara Butruff. She purchased the agency...


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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