Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Dodge County Independent

Shopko will be closing in Kasson. One of the remaining 120 department stores, including one in Rochester, as well as Mason City and Winona, will be closing by mid-June.  Shopko said Monday the company was unable to find a buyer for its business. The company plans to begin winding down its retail...
Dodge County officials are monitoring a large ice dam that could potentially cause damage to people along the path. The dam is located just south of Berne on the Middle Fork of the Zumbro River. The dam is just west of the Highway 57 bridge that has backed up a large amount of water on the river...
Kasson-Mantorville’s Alex Jennissen puts up a shot in traffic against Northfield.
The Kasson-Mantorville boys basketball team saw their season come to a close last week as they fell to Northfield in the opening round of the Section 1AAA tournament on Mar. 6. The defeats ends a tough year for the KoMets as they finished the season with a 4-23 record (4-11 HVL), but the team’s...
Josh Tetzlaff started his new career as the Dodge Center City Administrator, at the end of December. Since then, he has been becoming familiar with the community and is excited about settling in.
For new Dodge Center City Administrator  Josh Tetzlaff, the last year has meant a lot of new beginnings for his family and him. In the last few months, Tetzlaff and his family moved to a new state, he started a new job, and his wife and him are expecting their second child in the next couple of...
 Patricia Baldwin, on behalf of the Friends of the Kasson Public Library, presents their 2018 Friend of the Year Award to Clarice Peterson.
At its Annual Meeting, the Friends of the Kasson Public Library honored Clarice Peterson of Kasson with their 2018 Friend of the Year Award.  Peterson is one of the most active members of that organization.  She volunteers her time to support the many programs offered by the Kasson Library.  These...
At a marathon workshop March 4, Byron school board members discussed snow loads on school buildings, signs advertising local businesses rented by the Booster Club, district teams’ reclassifications to Section AAA and AAAA, and the popularity of middle school basketball. Board members complimented...
Jessica Marquardt’s, first grade class, at Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School, got a surprise last week, when they were given a grant for hands on learning materials, in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Jessica Marquardt, got a great surprise recently, when her classroom was surprised with a grant from Nasco, a leader in STEM/STEAM education curriculum, supplies, and solutions. Nasco teamed up with Southeast Service Cooperative’s STEM Forward to help her classroom with science, technology,...
Improvements to Highway 14 in Steele and Dodge Counties have been a personal issue for West Concord resident Beth Hodgman for years. Hodgman’s husband, Scott, and two other people were killed Nov. 6, 2012 in an accident on the two-lane stretch of Highway 14 near Dodge Center. Through the years she...
Gov. Tim Walz didn’t hesitate last week in signing the cleaned up bill paving the way for upgrading U.S. Highway 14 from Dodge Center to Owatonna. Construction should begin in spring of 2020.
Residents of Steele and Dodge counties finally got what they have long hoped for. Last week Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill that included language ensuring that the funds to upgrade U.S. Highway 14 from Owatonna to Dodge Center will be available in 2019. Although funding for the 12-1/2 mile stretch of...
Ever since Byron senior Kelsey Engebose was a sophomore in high school, she knew that she wanted to go into a math field one day. That's why it’s so fitting that she will be going to North Dakota State University on a full ride next year for that, after receiving a very selective Harry D. McGovern...

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