Monday, December 11, 2017

Steele County Times

The opening of the Steele County Free Fair included Berlyn Staska performing on his bugle during the flag raising ceremony. The ceremony also featured color guards from around the county, as well as patriotic songs from the Knights of Columbus chorus. The fair ended Sunday night after more than 300,000 peopled attended during the six-day extravaganza.
After a couple gloomy and rainy days in the middle of fair week, Mother Nature showered fair officials with a gorgeous weekend to help boost attendance over the 300,000 mark.  Fair officials estimated this year’s attendance at 300,717, a 7 percent increase over 2016. The fair set a record...
That sincere greeting was conveyed to Arkema plant manager David Price by Blooming Prairie Elementary School third grade teacher Angie Avery.  Avery was one of four teachers participating in the annual Arkema Science Teachers Program workshop at the Arkema plant located on the north side of...
A Steele County couple is hitting the back roads of Minnesota and Wisconsin to raise money to aid in the cure for a crippling disease. Carl and Denise Wieman of Owatonna took part in the 32nd Annual Multiple Sclerosis River Road Run this past weekend. The run was a motorcycle tour that ventured...
If you hear lots of screams and moos coming from the Owatonna area this week, it won’t be because of anything scary, but rather excitement and thrills. Minnesota’s largest county fair kicks into action today (Tuesday) and runs through Sunday. This year’s theme for the Steele County Free Fair is “...
From their earliest days as members of the Church,  Catholics are taught about the importance of reconciling their sins. That importance is formally recognized through the sacrament of reconciliation. Confession, and the frequency with which it should take place, varies depending on where a person...
This past weekend, the 4th annual Iowa/Minnesota Pirate Festival went underway in Moorehouse Park. It was essentially a renaissance festival dedicated to the pirate life. Previously, this event had taken place in Clear Lake, Iowa. This year, it was moved into Owatonna with a goal to re-establish it...
Left: Blooming Prairie Police Officer Dan Peach gives a thumbs up at National Night Out in Blooming Prairie on Tuesday night, Aug. 1 at Central Park. Right: Captain America was one of the Super Heroes visiting Blooming Prairie’s National Night Out on Tuesday night, Aug. 1 at Central Park. He is shown with Justin, Hailey and Natalie Schumacher.
It was a night to remember. The Blooming Prairie Police Department gave residents, young and advanced in age, a chance to renew acquaintances Tuesday night, Aug. 1, at National Night Out. It had been several years since BP had been part of the National Night Out scene. National Night Out is just...
It was a night to remember. The Blooming Prairie Police Department gave residents, young and advanced in age, a chance to renew acquaintances Tuesday night, Aug. 1, at National Night Out. It had been several years since BP had been part of the National Night Out scene. National Night Out is just...
Rave reviews were heard by filled biscuit customers at the 46th Annul Litomysl Summer Festival on Sunday, July 30. A highlight of the Litomysl festival was picking up Buchte, the filled biscuit. "They are simply the best and they get better," exclaimed regular customer Marilyn Tollefson of Blooming...
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 5 p.m. for Steele County, including the cities of Owatonna and Medford. Take cover!

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507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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