Steele County Free Fair
Gleason Thanks Community for Support During Health Battle
Former Steele County Fair secretary Jim Gleason and his family issued a note of thanks to the community for its support while he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer. Gleason recently stepped down from his post with the fair after advise from his doctors. He was the fair secretary for seven ye…
Cancer Fight Starts for Steele County Fair Secretary Jim Gleason
Known for his gift of gab, I was stunned to learn that Steele County Fair secretary Jim Gleason was having trouble communicating. That led to a trip to the Owatonna Hospital and ultimately to Rochester to discover that he has brain cancer.
Ideals From Youth Sports Aid Owatonna Grad in his Battle with Cancer
Matt Ratzloff completed college courses in December of 2016 and was ready to enter the Police Academy to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
Owatonna Fans Ready for the High School Football Season
The Owatonna High School football player and cheerleader rally has become the closing event of the Steele County Fair. Huskies' coach Jeff Williams told the immense crowd at Fair Square Park Sunday night that he didn't think the idea would go over big when fair publicity director Todd Hale…
Sun Finally Shines on Steele County Fair
Residents practically stormed the fairgrounds in Owatonna when the rain finally stopped early Friday afternoon and the sun came out. Sunglasses were propped up on most noses as the weekend of the Steele County Fair got underway with spectacular weather.
Start the Final Day of the Steele County Fair with a Word of Prayer
Two outdoor worship services will open day six of the Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna.
Signs And More Signs At Steele County Fair
One of the first-time vendors at the Steele County Free Fair is Cathy's Collectible House of Signs. The booth is next to the Grandstand and features well over 700 different signs. Most are made in the U.S. In addition there are around 150 more signs made outside the U...
Sporadic Rain Doesn’t Chase Away Steele County Fair Goers [PHOTOS]
The day started with rain. The wind picked up. The rain went away, but came back over and over throughout the day.