Friday, July 10, 2020

Steele County Times

Leandra Anderson, husband Jesse and their two small dogs, Willow and  Salem, now reside in the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church parsonage. Leandra began her pastoral duties on July 1.
Who is the new Lutheran pastor in town? It's someone who was raised as a Southern Baptist and someone who was a competitive clog dancer for 15 years. This newcomer, who has been called to serve the Red Oak Grove Church congregation, is Leandra Anderson. She preached at her first church service last...
Co-owners Grant and Julie Schultz celebrated the 100th anniversary of Costas’ Candies in Owatonna last fall. The Schultz’ recently announced that they will be closing the restaurant to focus on the candy side of their operation.
Tucked neatly within Owatonna’s downtown is one of the most iconic shops within the region, a historic candy store and restaurant, the cozy Costas’ Candies. The shop celebrated its 100th anniversary last fall, and now, with the current situation presenting them a unique opportunity, the owners have...
Mark Skrien has a family history of prostate cancer with his father and two uncles diagnosed during their lifetimes. So he wasn't surprised in February when lab results showed his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, a cancer screening test that looks for signs of prostate cancer, was high. ...
It was the Awesome Blossoms of Blooming Prairie vs. the Spuds of Moorhead in the annual Minnesota State High School League Nickname Challenge. The Spuds edged the Blossoms for the mascot nickname championship.
It was a battle to the finish in the annual Minnesota State High School League Nickname Challenge. Combatants in the championship of the MSHSL contest were the Awesome Blossoms of Blooming Prairie and the Spuds of Moorhead. Voting ended on June 29 with the Spuds winning the challenge of having the...
Accused killer Lois Riess entered a not guilty plea Tuesday morning in Dodge County District Court.Riess made the plea remotely from the Steele County Detention Center in Owatonna where she has been held since Friday. This was Riess’ first court appearance on Minnesota charges accusing her of...
The Minnesota Judicial Branch confirms that Lois Riess will be making her initial court appearance in Dodge County District Court Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. According to Kyle Christopherson, spokesperson for the courts, Riess will appear via ITV from the Steele County Detention Center, which is where...
Betty Herdina, right, walked over to the Prairie Manor Care Center on Tuesday, June 16 from the Heather Haus to help her husband Chuck, left, celebrate his 91st birthday
Family and friends of Chuck Herdina gave him a very special 91st birthday celebration on June 16. The celebration came via a drive-by parade, since nobody is allowed inside the care center during lockdown caused by the coronavirus. About 15 vehicles participated. Herdina is a resident of the...
This is a rendering of what the commons at the new Owatonna High School will look like. Wold Architects of the Twin Cities provided a design update of the new school at a recent board work session.
General design concepts are beginning to take shape with the new Owatonna High School. At a recent board work session, Wold Architects and Engineers of the Twin Cities provided the first look of what the new high school will look like. “This is very, very exciting,” said Superintendent Jeff Elstad...
The Owatonna Farmer’s Market is in full bloom once again, but with a different twist: safety precautions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Vendors are asked to wear masks and provide hand sanitizer for people to utilize. The market is also recognizing social distancing by setting tables back from the sidewalk. The market will be open every Saturday until October.
After postponing a month due to the current pandemic, the Owatonna Famer’s Market is now back on. The weekly event officially reopened on Saturday, June 6. Due to the current circumstances, safety precautions are a top priority. “We have tables set back from the sidewalk and tables placed in front...
Mickey Nelson of Clarks Grove loves the number 100. He will be turning 100 on Saturday, June 27. He also has set his sights on walking 100 miles this summer. He recently surpassed 50 miles and hopes to log his 100th mile by mid-August.
Mickey Nelson of Clarks Grove could be called a perfect human specimen. Mickey has exhibited perfect health for most of his years leading to his 100th birthday, which he will celebrate on Saturday, June 27. "I have been using my good health as an opportunity to help others, Mickey says with...


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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