Monday, December 11, 2017

Steele County Times

The Owatonna Huskies captured the Section One Class 5A football title Friday night after crushing Rochester Century 37-0 in Owatonna. Jason Williamson, left, and team captain Alex Raichle proudly show off the championship trophy as other team members swarm around them.
In an explosive nature, the Owatonna Huskies easily captured the Section 1-Class 5A championship title by killing Rochester Century 37-0 Friday night in Owatonna.  The victory moves the Huskies into the state quarterfinals Saturday against Mahtomedi at Lakeville North. Both teams sport 9-1 records...
Laurie Running is the director of Advocates for Developmental Disabilities of Steele County. Her organization is holding a Festival of Trees fundraiser on Nov. 17 to benefit people throughout Steele County suffering from developmental disabilities.
Devastation overcame Laurie Running when she found out her oldest daughter was developmentally disabled more than 30 years ago.  Her daughter, Natalie, was 1 year old at the time when they received the diagnosis that she was severely globally developmentally delayed at a Twin Cities hospital. She...
The polls will be open from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 7
"We need people to get out and vote for the betterment of education," says Barry Olson, superintendent of Blooming School District 756. The polls will be open from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 7 with three referendum items on the ballot. Four school...
Because of wet weather conditions, the corn harvest timeline has been pushed back. Here, crews of Ingvalson Farms harvest a field just north of Blooming Prairie in Steele County. A light snowfall on Thursday night kept the farmers out of the corn fields on Friday, further delaying an already prolonged harvest season.
Southern Minnesota farmers had a good reason to be grumpy after a light dusting of snow struck overnight last Thursday. The snow forced Blooming Prairie area farmers to stay out of the corn fields on Friday because of wet conditions. "The snow causes the combines to get plugged up," said Jerry...
Kevin Walsh of rural Ellendale grew three giant pumpkins this year with the top two weighing in at 1,480 and 1,440 pounds. He earned honors at two contests in Iowa and Stillwater this fall. He is sitting on the pumpkin that was chosen as the ugliest pumpkin in one of the contests.
Kevin Walsh didn’t need to search very far or long for the great pumpkin this Halloween. He found it right in his rural Ellendale back yard. In fact, he stumbled across three giants of pumpkins weighing 1,480, 1,440 and 1,300 pounds each. The largest one brought him ninth place and a $300 cash...
Owatonna linebacker Cole Rocha (25) wraps up a Trojans’ ballcarrier during the first half of the Huskies’ 48-0 thumping of New Prague Wednesday night in New Prague. The Huskies defense allowed 28 yards of offense in the first half.
NEW PRAGUE - In a play on words from the lyrics of hip-hop artist Big Sean, last week No.8-ranked Owatonna took an “L,” but Wednesday night against New Prague the Huskies bounce back.  Rolling to a 35-0 halftime lead, the Huskies added a pair of touchdowns in the second half to finish the regular...
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...

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