Monday, December 11, 2017

Steele County Times

 Worlein Funeral Home of Austin and Bloooming Prairie has unveiled The Empty Chair to pay tribute to veterans and their families. The chairs are placed at funeral services to honor a departed veteran.
Veterans are to be remembered with honor, believes the staff of Worlein Funeral Home of Blooming Prairie and Austin. Just two weeks ago, The Empty Chair, made its debut at funeral services at First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie for military veteran Joe Wurst of Blooming Prairie.  The Empty...
Blooming Prairie youngsters eager to expand their knowledge about keeping safe.
*/ Learning about fire safety can never start too young as evidenced by Blooming Prairie youngsters eager to expand their knowledge about keeping safe. On Thursday morning, three kindergarten classes toured the Blooming Prairie Fire Station and received fire prevention tips from firefighters Mike...
Owatonna linebackers Mitch Wiese (26) and Zach Mensink (21) chase down Mankato East running back Tim Bremer (3) during the first half of the Huskies’ 48-0 shutout win over the Cougars Friday at OHS Stadium. Owatonna allowed 150 yards of offense in the win.
OWATONNA – After a 42-6 dismantling of Rochester John Marshall, the Owatonna High School football team looked to keep the train chugging full steam ahead against Mankato East.  For the second-straight game, the Huskies defense stole the show.  Allowing 150 yards of total offense, the No.2 ranked...
Mitchell Oswald was crowned king and Rachel Pirkl queen at Blooming Prairie Homecoming festivities.
*/ Blooming Prairie has a new royal couple as Mitchell Oswald was crowned king and Rachel Pirkl queen at Blooming Prairie Homecoming festivities Monday night. Oswald is the son of Phil Oswald and Kathy Paulner while Pirkl’s parents are Tim and Lori Pirkl. Other king candidates were Jake Ressler,...
Wearing lime green T-shirts, Owatonna Forward members took to the streets of downtown Owatonna during the annual Homecoming Parade Friday afternoon to distribute bags and literature promoting the work of the group. Owatonna Forward is hoping to connect citizens and create actions that will drive results and help ensure a prosperous Owatonna.
A grassroots, citizen-driven effort to move Owatonna forward into the future is ready to move onto the next phase. The group of about 25 citizens calls itself Owatonna Forward. Members are aiming to connect all citizens and invest in a shared vision for the future of Owatonna.  Since the group...
Steele County sheriff’s deputies lead Gerald Blevins out of the Steele County Courthouse in handcuffs Friday morning after he pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Both Blevins, and his co-defendant, Cyrus Trevino, have admitted their involvement in killing Richard Jurgensen in June 2016 on a rural gravel road northeast of Owatonna
In a surprise move, the two men accused of murder admitted their involvement in Steele County District Court last week, bringing an end to one of the murder trials that had been in the midst of jury selection. On Thursday, Cyrus Noel Trevino, 22, entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder. The...
The top candidate for Steele County Administrator has turned down the job. Michael Plante confirmed Friday that he will not be coming to Steele County after reaching an impasse in contract negotiations with county officials. He declined to elaborate on what specifically the hang up was in the...
Midway through jury selection in a Steele County murder trial, one of the accused murderers has brought the trial to an end by entering a plea. On Thursday, Cyrus Trevino of Owatonna pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of Richard Jurgensen of Medford. The plea came on the fourth...
Carl Barber of Blooming Prairie has been a popular visitor to Central Park when he brings his two colorful parrots to entertain a crowd that gathers around him.
We have often heard the refrain, “Polly, want a cracker?” Well, now if you visit Central Park in Blooming Prairie on any afternoon, you may hear the refrain, “Holly, want a cracker?” Holly is Blooming Prairie resident Carl Barber’s beautifully colored Macaw parrot. Macaws are long-tailed, often...
Steele County Buildings Director Lynn Holthus shows off Courtroom B at the Steele County Courthouse in Owatonna. The courthouse is partially back to normal operations after being closed for nine months.
After months of being shut down, the Steele County Courthouse in Owatonna is operational once again. Well, sort of. On Monday, the courthouse opened a second floor courtroom to accommodate the high-profile murder trial of Cyrus Trevino. The trial began with jury selection Monday morning with 80...

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