Saturday, November 17, 2018

County News

At their last scheduled meeting for the year Monday night, the Mantorville city council members unanimously approved a three per cent increase to the city property tax levy for 2017. Council members also learned the estimated market value of property in the city increased by 6.15 per cent.  The...
“To help students feel empowered to explore with an open mind and an open heart the diversity within their classrooms, school, community, world and within themselves. #whyiteach” With this driving principle—affixed to her Triton classroom door—Spanish teacher Tanya Klug was propelled to “Teacher of...
Touring the labyrinthine dining rooms of The Hubbell House in Mantorville, the sheer weight of the building’s history presses down on you from seemingly every wall. From the moment you enter the iconic restaurant, you’re confronted with historical relics and photographs that chronicle both the...
Although it’s only the first week of December, Santa has been busier than the candidates who ran for office this past year. There was a Santa sighting at the Dodge Center City Hall Saturday. He came checking some sort of list that he had with him. A list concerning “naughty and nice,” and he...
Need proof Midwesterners are some of the most generous people on earth? For the last five plus years, the Midwest Division of the American Cancer Society, Inc. has been number one in the nation per capita for raising money through Relay for Life. In 2016, about 13.9 million people raised about $17....
Dodge Center resident, Mary Trapp, is a soft-spoken, kind woman, with a lifetime of nursing, education and world travel bubbling just below the surface that can become a veritable geyser of touching, sometimes amazing, stories.  Knapp’s stories can perhaps spill forth most freely in an almost...
At a special budget workshop Monday evening, Mantorville city council members combed through the proposed 2017 general fund budget and, with the recommendations of City Clerk/Treasurer Cami Reber, whittled the preliminary budget increase in half. Instead of a seven percent increase over last year’s...
For his whole life, Bobby Fellows has been around the dog kennel business. And now he is bringing that business to Dodge County.   Bob’s Animal Friends has made the move to right outside of Mantorville. The business, originally based in Rochester, offers daycare and boarding for dogs. The boarding...
West Concord, a town with a population of about 800 at the 2010 census, had nine people run for four offices in the general election. City Administrator Theresa Booms said, “It was a great turnout for the city of West Concord. Just by the number of candidates that applied just shows great spirit...
In the last four years, the number of families accessing the SEMCAC Food Shelf has doubled, Triton High School FFA Advisor Robert Ickler said. The students involved in FFA are working to guarantee that the hundreds of families accessing this food shelf are able to have food to eat.  For their...

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