Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Steele County Times

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...
Kevin Walsh of rural Ellendale grew three giant pumpkins this year with the top two weighing in at 1,480 and 1,440 pounds. He earned honors at two contests in Iowa and Stillwater this fall. He is sitting on the pumpkin that was chosen as the ugliest pumpkin in one of the contests.
Kevin Walsh didn’t need to search very far or long for the great pumpkin this Halloween. He found it right in his rural Ellendale back yard. In fact, he stumbled across three giants of pumpkins weighing 1,480, 1,440 and 1,300 pounds each. The largest one brought him ninth place and a $300 cash...
Owatonna linebacker Cole Rocha (25) wraps up a Trojans’ ballcarrier during the first half of the Huskies’ 48-0 thumping of New Prague Wednesday night in New Prague. The Huskies defense allowed 28 yards of offense in the first half.
NEW PRAGUE - In a play on words from the lyrics of hip-hop artist Big Sean, last week No.8-ranked Owatonna took an “L,” but Wednesday night against New Prague the Huskies bounce back.  Rolling to a 35-0 halftime lead, the Huskies added a pair of touchdowns in the second half to finish the regular...

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