Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Dodge County Independent

Last Tuesday, just hours apart, two police officers here in Minnesota took their own lives, leaving behind spouse, fiancé, kids, family, friends, and co-workers. One of these officers, Sgt. Cory Slifko, was the husband of Katie Berge, who grew up here in Dodge County. This just over a month after...
The Kasson City Council has made its choice for a new city administrator. On Wednesday night, the city voted to offer the position to Timothy Ibisch, currently the city administrator for the City of Blue Earth in southwestern Minnesota. Kasson officials will begin negotiations with Ibisch...
With the current sub-freezing temperatures, you don’t need me or the House of Stark (a Game of Thrones reference) to tell you that winter is coming.                   However, one of the positive of getting further into November is that the winter sports season is just around the corner...
There are thousands of high school football players in Minnesota, but only a select few from each class are chosen as individual academic all-state selections.                   One of the 14 players chosen to represent Class A is Hayfield running back and punter Carter Kyllo. “This is a huge honor...
The Byron school colors are black and gold so it’s fitting that their varsity football earned the gold award for team academic all state from the Minnesota Football Coaches Association.                   The criterion for the gold award is a cumulative team grade point average of 3.26 or higher...
Ruby Kellogg shows her grandmother, Brenda Kellogg, the selection of necklaces she has for sale. “She does a good job,” her grandmother said.
Not too many third graders can say they are running their own business. But for Triton Elementary School student Ruby Kellogg her business is all in a day’s work. Kellogg, who is a student in Mrs. Voxland’s class, has been selling jewelry, with the help of her mother, through a direct sale company...
The officers of the West Concord Community Lions Club posed for a picture with past International Director Bruce Beck and Mike Lunde, one of the Guiding Lions for the new club. Back row are Secretary Wendy Naze, Vice President Kristen Bachman, Treasurer Nicole Erickson; front row, Beck, President Mary Gillard and Lunde.
The “newest Lions Club in the whole world” became official Sunday night as the West Concord Community Lions Club received its Charter and inducted the first members at Charter Night at the West Concord Historical Society. The evening included a social hour, buffet catered by Omar’s Café and the...
Claremont Legion Post Commander Mike Berg, second from right, was joined by Myron Ehrich, District One Legion membership director and member of Langemo Post in West Concord, Dale Wellik, District One Legion commander and Dodge Center Post member George Gunderson as he read the list of veterans who will have their names engraved on the pavers.
The Claremont Legion Post officially dedicated its veterans memorial on Monday honoring all local veterans and especially the Post’s namesake, Cpl. Albert Dennis Connell. Post Commander Mike Berg presided over the Veteran’s Day ceremony at the memorial in downtown Claremont. “We are dedicating the...
Dreams of a new aquatic center in Byron sank last Tuesday, Nov. 5, when the public resoundingly voted against it, 1,098 to 152. Byron City Administrator Mary Blair-Hoeft said the proposal results clearly show that the public doesn’t want to pay the estimated $9,181,000 for a new aquatic center. “...
They’re called ‘The greatest generation’ and one of its members, Richard Staub, became a farmer in West Concord after participating in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.  However, his service supporting the war started even before he was drafted as he worked in a defense plant. “When I got...

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