Sunday, August 20, 2017

Steele County Times

(Photo Credit: Army photo)
This week’s column is going to be just slightly different than the usual sports columns I have written in the past. Instead of going back and attempting to somehow tie my personal experiences from my playing and coaching days or even now as a sports journalist, I’m going to take an approach that...
Kodey Kiel throws a pitch during the bottom of the first inning in Owatonna's 6-2 loss to Rochester Mayo in the opening round of the Section 1AAAA tournament. Kiel threw 3 1/3 innings and allowed six runs on seven hits. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Rochester - In their first matchup this season, Rochester Mayo High School made quick work of the Owatonna baseball team, cruising to a 12-0 win in four innings at Dartts Park in Owatonna. Saturday, Mayo served as host for the opening round of the Section 1AAAA tournament and Owatonna had senior...
A suspected violent offender from northern Minnesota who caused some tense moments at an area school was arrested in Blooming Prairie May 5.  Dodge County sheriff’s deputies locked down the exterior of the Hayfield Public School as a precaution after receiving information that an alleged violent...
“Get on your feet” was theme for the spring dance show in Owatonna Sunday night at the Four Seasons Centre. “We were supposed to be at OHS,” said Just For Kix (JFK) director, Victoria Johnson. “It just got too big.” And Johnson and company had to secure another venue. The location was different in...
It ‘tis the season to give Blooming Prairie a beautiful look. That was the message brought forward by Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce President Greg Johnson at a regular membership meeting held Wednesday noon, May 17, at Bunkies Grill & Lanes. With the community into celebrating its...
I had a chance to do a wedding a few weeks back and it prompted me to once again revisit the whole concept of marriage from a spiritual vantage point. First of all, we must remember that a marriage is a powerful relationship and also a powerful tool against spiritual darkness.  It is, in fact, the...
One of America’s best principals is coming back to the Owatonna School District as the second in command. Michelle Krell of Blooming Prairie will begin July 1 as the director of teaching and learning for Owatonna Schools. She looks at her new job as being the “assistant superintendent,” though it’s...
Owatonna pitcher Alexa Sommers fires the ball toward home during the Huskies 3-0 loss to Farmington in the opening round of the Section 1-AAAA tournament in Farmington Tuesday. Sommer went six innings and allowed one earned run on seven hits.  (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Farmington – What a difference two weeks can make. Just three games removed from an 8-3 loss at the hands of Farmington High School on May 12, the Owatonna girls softball team was in the thick of the battle for much of the contest. However, the fifth-ranked team in the state proved why they were...
Police Chief Greg Skillestad agrees that the Blooming Prairie police force could use another officer. He’s been advocating for an additional officer for the last year.
Last week at the monthly Blooming Prairie city council meeting, Karen Peterson addressed the council to request the Blooming Prairie police force add another full time officer to its force. The police force currently has three full time officer, which is one shy of the number needed to have 24/7...
Owatonna junior Mitch Wiese's strong work ethic and impeccable character has help him to excel at football, lacrosse and hockey while at OHS. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
For Owatonna junior Mitch Wiese, playing sports has been a way of life.  At four years old, he put on a pair of ice skates for the first time. By the third grade, he was playing youth football. And by the time he was in the seventh grade, after years of playing baseball, he was playing lacrosse. ...


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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