Thursday, June 29, 2017

Steele County Times

Ryan and Pam Kubat are celebrating their 20th year in business at their new location at 125 W. Bridge Street in Owatonna. Corporate Recognition was a business started in their basement and has grown to have international customers ordering their products.
Perhaps the roots of one of Owatonna’s very successful specialty shops originated in the pristine beauty of Alaska. It was a place where Ryan and Pam Kubat met and decided to get married. “We had talked about it for a while,” said Pam Kubat. “We wanted to find something that we could both do...
Paula Trenda is the proud owner of Curly Girlz. She started out making gift chocolates for friends and the business slowly increased as demand grew.
Life just got a lot sweeter in downtown Owatonna. Curly Girlz Candy has moved from Medford into 121 at West Main Street just off Central Park. Owner Paula Trenda started the shop back in 2011 as a part-time venture out of the kitchen of Saint Mary’s. By 2014, she had moved to full-time candy making...
Pastor Randy Cirksena serves at United Methodist Church in Ellendale.
They are right you know.  They are absolutely dead on.  Everyone who attends Church only on Easter and Christmas, or who choose not to attend church at all are justified in doing so.  Just ask them and they will have every good reason under Heaven and on earth to explain why they do not attend. ...
Mark Ristau
Medford’s search for a new superintendent has come to an early conclusion. Mark Ristau, Medford’s current elementary school principal, was announced as the school board’s pick at the last board meeting. Ristau would be replacing Rich Dahman who is taking over as superintendent in Winona. “A new...
Dale Schmeling, 79, checks out his contaminated well on his 20-acre farm in Westfield Township east of Blooming Prairie. He has been advised to not drink his water after test results came back showing high levels of coliform. He has been coping with a nagging headache for the past three months.
Throughout the winter months, Dale Schmeling went about daily life with a nagging headache. He couldn’t figure out why, but the culprit quickly became clear when he got results back from a water test. The well on Schmeling’s farm in Westfield Township east of Blooming Prairie has been contaminated...
Laura Elvebak
The top administrator for Steele County resigned Friday after being placed on administrative leave just days before. During a special county board meeting Friday afternoon, commissioners accepted the resignation of Laura Elvebak, who had been the county administrator for two years. The board...
Winona State University quarterback John Rumpza prepares for a play-action pass during the team's spring game in Winona Saturday. Rumpza, who is a former Blooming Prairie star, is currently in a position battle to be the starter. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
When you’re used to being “the guy,” it’s often demoralizing having to stand from amongst teammates along the sidelines waiting for your number to be called. For former Blooming Prairie High School and current Winona State University quarterback John Rumpza, it was an opportunity two years in the...
Owatonna's Josh Nelson prepares to sling a shot toward the net during the first quarter of the Huskies' 12-0 win over Mankato High Monday night at OHS Stadium in Big Nine Conference Action. Nelson scored a game-high five goals. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Just a game removed from a 12-goal performance, the Owatonna boys lacrosse team was hoping to make it two in a row with a win over Mankato High School. Afer Monday's night affair, Mankato will be sure to double-team attacker Josh Nelson the next time the two teams play. Scoring a game-high five...
Owatonna's Cassie Bremer leaps as she fires a shot on the net during the second half of the Huskies' 17-4 win over Northfield on Friday at OHS Stadium. Bremer scored on the play. (SCT/Josh Zimmer)
Having to open the season with Farmington, Minneapolis and Lakeville South can certainly test just were a team is at. That was the case for Owatonna, but head coach Dan Paur noted that those are the matchups they want despite the outcomes. Friday night at OHS, the Huskies managed to get into the...
The top leader of government in Steele County has resigned from her post after a recent performance evaluation. County administrator Laura Elvebak resigned effective Friday after being placed on paid administrative leave. The county board accepted her resignation during a special board meeting...


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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