Thursday, April 15, 2021

News

Charlie Tucker has earned his Eagle Scout Award after completing a landscaping project at Benedictine Living in Owatonna. He is the third member of his family to obtain the Boy Scouts’ highest honor.
When it comes to the Tucker family of Owatonna and Eagle Scout awards, they are in 3’s Company. Charlie Tucker has joined his brothers, Trent and Reed, in the family’s tradition of achieving the Eagle Scout distinction. Their father, Eric, has been the leader for BSA Troop 253. “It’s a great...
A woman is accused of attempting to kill the father of her children as they watched during an early morning stabbing on March 30 in Owatonna. Tierrah Vachon Lee Wells, 34, of Waseca, has been charged with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault causing great bodily harm in Steele...
Senior Payton Beyer attempts a jump shot during Thursday’s game against Lakeville South.
In a stunning upset, the Owatonna boys basketball team captured the Section 4A championship to earn its first trip to state in a decade. The Huskies upset No. 1 seed Lakeville South on its own court 94-85 March 25. “It’s pretty amazing. It has been 10 years since we qualified for the state...
Landen Johnson wrestles for position during Thursday’s state individual tournament. He went on to capture a state wrestling title in the 160-pound division.
After a dominant year where he won 34 of his 35 wrestling matches, Owatonna junior Landen Johnson capped off the season by winning the state championship in the 160-weight class. Johnson earned his place in the state tournament after placing first in individual sections, and he proved quickly that...
A group striving for clean political elections in the state is seeking public support, especially in greater Minnesota. Clean Elections Minnesota, which was formed in 2016, is made up of all volunteers. George Beck, chairman of Clean Elections, wants to add to the non-profit organization’s current...
The effluent pipe that drains into the Straight River from Medford's Wastewater Treatment Plant dumped biosolids into the Straight River in April 2020, prompting an investigation and fine from the MPCA.
The City of Medford received a $5,100 fine for two spills that occurred in 2020 from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency with an additional directive to begin fixing the city's wastewater problems immediately. "The spill in April was from a check valve malfunction," said Jed Peterson,...
Willie Peterson lines up his shot as Bob Wilke looks on. Wilke and Peterson were part of a small crew of billiards players Friday afternoon at the senior center.
Now that things are beginning to open up and normalize with the vaccines becoming more and more available, some residents are looking to get out and have some much-needed fun. With some restrictions still in place, Owatonna Park and Rec provides just that for area seniors. Some of the activities...
More people than ever before are packing guns in Steele County, with a record number of permits to carry issued in 2020. Sheriff Lon Thiele said his office issued 918 permits to carry last year, more than double the total for 2019. He said last year's total was the highest ever issued by his office...
An Owatonna man has been critically injured in an overnight stabbing.   Police responded to 1120 E. School Street in Owatonna for a stabbing around 3:47 a.m. Tuesday where they found a 42-year-old man who had suffered stab wounds to the chest. Police described the incident as a domestic dispute.  ...
Freshman Samantha Bogen, sophomore Ezra Oien and senior Grace Wolfe share a moment together during a recent hockey game. Bogen and Oien proved to be big assets for the team on offense this season, coming up with 75 points for the Huskies.
While the team may not be heading to state this season, the Owatonna girls hockey team still has a bright future ahead of them, and this is in large part due to the young talent currently on the team. Out of the 27 players on the team’s roster, 17 are either freshmen or sophomores, and they already...

Pages

Steele County Times

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

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on the latest news!

Manage my subscriptions