Monday, May 1, 2017

Steele County Times

Thank you.  That was good.  I really enjoyed that.  Aren’t those kind of statements fun to hear? Encouragement is the sunshine to one’s soul.  It is the vitamins and minerals for your body.  It puts the joy in your step and the desire to keeping going. Many, many years ago when I was in elementary...
Dodge County Deputy Sheriff Anna Peterson gets some close family time with nephew Eli Johnson while visiting him and his fellow first graders recently at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School. Deputy Peterson, a Blooming Prairie High School graduate, began work with Dodge County last August.
The scene is a first grade classroom at the Blooming Prairie Elementary School. The players are fellow first graders of Eli Johnson, Eli himself and Eli’s aunt Anna Peterson, a Dodge County Deputy Sheriff. Deputy Peterson and Blooming Prairie Police Officer Dan Peach recently made an appearance at...
Investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Steele County Sheriff’s Office survey the wreckage of a single-engine plane Friday morning in a farm field just north of Beaver Lake near Ellendale. The plane crashed Thursday night while flying from Duluth to Winona. The pilot, Daniel Bass, 39, of Winona is expected to make a full recovery after being seriously injured in the crash.
“He beat the odds for sure.” That’s how a plane crash survivor’s wife described the harrowing experience her husband went through Feb. 2 when his plane crashed into a Steele County farm field.  Deanna Bass of Winona was counting her blessings from a hospital room at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester...
Owatonna goaltender Jacob Dub (30) protects the edge of the net in the third period of the Huskies' 6-0 loss to Chanhassen Monday. Dub would stop 23-of-29 shots he faced.  (SCT Photo/ Josh Zimmer)
If not for a winter storm, the Owatonna boys hockey team may have spent Monday preparing for its game against South St. Paul on Tuesday. Instead, the Huskies played host to the Chanhassen Storm. Instead of going into their game against South St. Paul with a four-game winning streak, the Huskies are...
Owatonna's Sydney Hunst (3) battles for a loose puck in the first period of the Huskies' 3-1 loss to Rochester Mayo Saturday at the Four Seasons Centre. Owatonna has now dropped the last three games.
After falling to Rochester John Marshall 5-4 in overtime on Thursday, the Owatonna girls hockey team was back at the Four Seasons Centre to try and stop a two-game losing skid.  Rochester Mayo, on the other hand, looked to make it six wins in a row. The Spartans made the most of their chances....
Kasson Mantorville's Brady Berge (black) looks for a takedown against Owatonna's Cade King during the second period of the 160-pound match in the Komets 50-9 win over the Huskies. Berge, ranked No. 1 in both Class AA and the country,  won the match by technical fall. (SCT Photos/ Josh Zimmer)
Kasson – The Owatonna High School wrestling team has been a force in Class AAA over the past few seasons, accumulating numerous tournament wins, most outstanding wrestler awards and state champions. The Komets of Kasson-Mantorville have been just as dominant at the Class AA ranks, winning the...
The Federal Aviation Administration continues its investigation into the small plane crash outside of Ellendale Thursday night. FAA investigators were on the scene all day trying to figure out why the plane crashed into a farm field just north of Beaver Lake in Steele County.  Authorities have...
Owatonna forward Adam Rehman (17) prepares to fire a wrist-shot in the first period of the Huskies 4-1 Big Nine Conference win over Rochester John Marshall Thursday at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna. (SCT Photo / Josh Zimmer)
Coming off a thriller 3-2 victory in overtime against Northfield on Tuesday, the Owatonna boys hockey team was back in action on its home ice against Rochester John Marshall. Tuesday’s overtime hero Tyler Wencl was looking to make it back-to-back wins for the Huskies. Scoring the game’s first goal...
A pilot has been airlifted to the hospital after crashing a plane west of Ellendale Thursday night. Steele County authorities report that the pilot was able to walk to a nearby residence. The pilot was then airlifted by North Memorial Air Ambulance to the hospital. The condition of the pilot is...
Steele County authorities are on the scene of a small plane crash near Ellendale. The public is being asked to avoid the area. The Times will have more details as they become available. 

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

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507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

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Kasson, MN 55944

 

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