Tuesday, July 14, 2020


“Everything is so crystal clear to me about what matters and what doesn’t anymore.”  Jenny Steffe
“You look just like our mommy again,” her two youngest boys told her when Jenny Steffes put on a wig after she had lost most of her long, thick hair to cancer treatments. Steffes said, with tears in her voice, “I didn’t realize that it was so important to them to see that I was still the same...
Austin Pearson, 2-3/4 years old, posed with a balloon at the Little Farmers Barn. Austin was the very first visitor to the new attraction when it opened on Wednesday afternoon.
By all accounts the debut of the Little Farmer’s Barn was a big success at this year’s Dodge County Free Fair. The barn had an official grand opening Wednesday afternoon and little Austin Pearson of Mantorville had the honor of being the very first visitor. Located in the old fine arts building,...
Kasson-Mantorville graduate McKenzie Evans finished the Dodge County Fair this year with 12 blue ribbons, and as Overall Grand Champion for the Veterinary Science Project.
For the past 13 years, Kasson Mantorville graduate McKenzie Evans has been involved with 4-H and or FFA.  Since then she has been a household name in Dodge County, recently earning 12 Blue Ribbons out of her 15 possible chances, during the Dodge County Fair. She also received overall Grand Champion...
12 years ago Hayfield Math Teacher and Activities Director Chris Pack’s son was born with Down Syndrome.  Ever since then, his family and him have looked for ways to help raise money that support special needs programs.  For a couple of years they did the Buddy Walk in St. Paul to help support the...
Olivia Fate, Chloe Olson and Kailey Ellingson will be competing for the title of Miss West Concord Friday night at Lion’s Park. Submitted Photo.
Three young women from West Concord will be vying for the title of “Miss West Concord” this Friday night as part of the Survival Days celebration. Olivia Fate, daughter of Dayton and Sarah Fate is involved with SADD, soccer, Vacation Bible School, ice cream social, Sunday School helper and youth...
The Dodge County 4-H Dog Show took place on Saturday kicking off the start of the Dodge County Fair.
For many fairgoers a fair is not a fair without animals. And at the Dodge County Fair there are animals galore. FFA and 4-H members will be showing their animals and other Dodge County residents will get into the act with the open classes. The first event of the fair actually was held last Saturday...
With the hoods up, visitors got a chance to take a close look at the engines.
Vintage and classic cars were plentiful last week as the second in a series of Summer Classic Car Shows was held at the American Legion Post in Dodge Center. Sixty-eight classic cars were on display last Tuesday, said Steve Peterson of Hayfield who is organizing the shows this summer. There were...
Val Sauder,  left, along with Katrina Thoe, right, are this years Dodge County Dairy Princesses.
Ever since she was little, Val Sauder has been attending American Dairy Association banquets and has seen numerous girls crowned as a Dodge County Dairy Princess. After dreaming of one day being a dairy princess herself, that dream became a reality this year as she was crowned as a Dodge County...
Jimmy’s Pizza in Kasson closed its doors permanently on Sunday.
It was the end of a journey for one main street business in Kasson on Sunday, as long time business Jimmy’s Pizza closed its doors for business permanently.  After working at Toros in Windom for 27 years, owner Clark Faux, was looking to open his own business a year and a half ago and thought that...
Nathan Noon, a Byron Middle Schooler has had plenty of support from the community as he undergoes his battle with Leukemia.
In May Byron Middle Schooler Nathan Noonan was diagnosed with Leukemia.  Since then the community has shown its support for Noonan and his family in a number of different ways.  After a successful fundraising baseball game earlier this year, another community fundraiser took place at the Byron...


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