Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Steele County Times

Safety Parker Westphal (12) sprawls out in attempts to take down a Brainerd player carrying the ball, as linebacker Cole Rocha comes from behind. The Huskies won the semifinal game 56-28 over Brainerd to advance to the State 5A Championship game.
An April 19 birthday is not the only thing Owatonna senior quarterback Abe Havelka and Twins catcher Joe Mauer share after Havelka tossed seven touchdowns in Owatonna’s 56-28 victory over Brainerd (9-3) in the Class 5A State Semifinals at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis Saturday. Havelka joined...
Pastor Heidi Heimgartner on Nov. 15 began her new role as senior pastor of First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie. She is shown with a new stole given to her by the congregation.
The Rev. Heidi Heimgartner, associate pastor at First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie for the past 16 years, has a new calling. She officially began her duties on Wednesday, Nov. 15, as the new senior pastor at First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie. "You're on redial!  GET IT, THEY CALLED...
Ariel bargains with Ursula (Gabby Thomas), the evil sea witch, to trade Ariel’s mermaid tail for human legs in order to join Prince Eric.
Kasson-Mantorville High School hosted its final performance of “The Little Mermaid” on Sunday before a large crowd gathered in the Minnesota WiFi Performing Arts Center. The play, based on the Broadway hit, the 1989 Disney movie, and the 1837 book by Hans Christian Andersen, featured 62 students in...
Owatonna police detective Joel Hunt demonstrates the newest technology available to local law enforcement as well as other city departments. The city has purchased a drone, which will be activated by the beginning of the year for emergency situations like search and rescues, chemical spills, armed suspects and missing persons.
Emergency personnel in Steele County will soon have an extra eye to aide in protecting the safety of area residents.  The Owatonna Police Department is in the process of launching a drone to assist officers and firefighters with search and rescue missions, as well as other emergency situations in...
 Two sentenced for the June 2016 killing of Richard Jurgensen of Medford .
Two men will be spending considerable time behind bars for their involvement in the 2016 drug-related homicide in Steele County. On Monday, Judge Joseph Bueltel sentenced Cyrus Trevino to more than 32 years in prison and Gerald Blevins to 12 years for killing Richard Jurgensen of Medford in a...
The results are in from the Blooming Prairie School District 756 elections Tuesday. All three referendum questions passed. There were 601 total votes cast. Question 1 passed 393-206, Question 2 passed 364-234 and Question 3 passed 363-234. The school board race included three incumbents and one...
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...

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