Saturday, July 11, 2020

County News

Dodge Center will likely be approving a 9.46% increase in the budget levy for 2016 later this month. City Administrator Lee Mattson told council members last week that the staff had the 2016 budget down to a 9.46% increase from the 10.57% increase that the council had certified earlier. The council...
West Concord residents will get a chance to tell the West Concord City Council what they would do with the old hardware store building on Main Street. The city bought the building last summer, a year after the hardware store closed. The city has listed the building for sale but has also indicated...
Ingvild Herfindahl was hired as the new library director at the Dodge Center Library earlier this year, replacing Angie Fern who had moved away. Herfindahl had been the Kasson Library children’s librarian for several years when she decided to pursue her master’s degree in Library and Information...
The Claremont City Council last week made several adjustments to its program to encourage construction of single-family residences in the Claremont Development. The city owns 14 single-family lots that are available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who wish to build a home. Under the...
The Dodge Center Chamber of Commerce heard from one of their own last week as Mark Murch, with Scanlon, Murch and Associates, Whitewater Tax & Consulting, Inc. talked to the group about small business accounting. The basic theme of his presentation was that “you may know your business but does...
At the end of World War II, several West Concord families asked that a Catholic parish be started in town. Their wish was granted and in March of 1945, the first mass for a West Concord Catholic parish was held in a storefront on Main St. known as the Shuster building. Parishioner Jerry Meyers said...
I sit in my cozy kitchen and write this column for not only the first issue of November but the first in the Dodge County Independent.   Looking back, for many years those living in the area and others who moved away, continued to receive the local newspaper to let them know about their former...
The Dodge County fairgrounds could serve as a place where truck drivers park their vehicles this winter if the city and fair board agree on who should plow the area. Sue Alberts, a member of the fair board, brought the issue to the Kasson City Council last week asking if the city would plow a...
It’s 1936 and William Gillette, a Broadway actor known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited friends to his mansion on Christmas Eve as he recovers from a gunshot wound fired by an unknown assailant. But when a guest is murdered Gillette reverts to his Holmes persona to find the...
Choose smoke alarms that have the label of a recognized testing laboratory.Install smoke alarms inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.On levels without bedrooms, install alarms in the living room (or den or family room) or near the...

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