Sunday, August 19, 2018

Dodge County Independent

A new program at Kasson-Mantorville Schools is reaping big benefits for children around Dodge County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota started a new program last year of training high school students to mentor younger children. Michelle Redman, executive director of BBBS, is thrilled...
The Kasson American Legion has taken to community festivals like last week’s Festival in the Park to push for wreaths for veterans, a fundraiser to benefit the local organization.
It may be hard to think about the holidays in the middle of the warm August days of summer, but a local veterans group is getting into the holiday mode already. At its booth during the Festival in the Park last weekend, the Kasson American Legion began taking orders for Christmas wreaths. It is one...
As a youngster growing up in Kasson, Ryan Jech vividly recalls the Festival in the Park celebration when it featured a car show. “I just remember coming here as a kid checking out the cars,” Jech said. “I really enjoyed it.” Jech was disappointed to see a few years ago when the festival stopped the...
Elsewhere on this page readers will find a lengthy and detailed summary from the county’s top law enforcement official about an unfortunate situation that took place at Naylor’s Pond in Dodge County a few weeks back. Unfortunate because a 7-year-old Owatonna boy lost his life, but equally...
A 58-year-old Rochester man died in a motorcyclist crash in Dodge County Wednesday night. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle that had flipped over and went into the ditch in the 23300 block of County Road 24 outside of West Concord.  A witness began doing CPR before...
In what has become an annual tradition, my college friend and I hit the road and cross of another Major League Baseball park off our list last month. Like the other previous two trips, the destination of said trip was held at the negotiation table and over a couple of beverages. The first part of...
Donning cancer t-shirts, Jay and Kristie Lundberg spent the day before the Dodge County Relay for Life on Thursday at their Kasson home preparing smoked brisket for a taco stand. They donated the proceeds raised to the relay event.
It may have been 31 years ago that Jay Lundberg lost his mother to cancer, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing something special in her honor. Lundberg and his wife, Kristie, operated a food stand at the Dodge County Relay for Life Friday night at the fairgrounds in Kasson. And it wasn’t just...
Jean Allen, left, and her daughter, Mollie Allen, carried a banner “Fishin to Fight Cancer” Friday night during the survivor’s lap at the Dodge County Relay for Life in Kasson. The Allens were part of the top team made up of mostly county employees that raised almost $19,000. The Relay came away with $140,000 at this year’s event, raising the total to about $2.6 million over the past 26 years.
Jean Allen and her daughter Mollie went fishing Friday night. The only odd part about it was they weren’t any where close to water. They were “Fishin to Fight Cancer” at the Dodge County Relay for Life held at the fairgrounds in Kasson. They did so by carrying a banner in the survivor’s walk during...
By GRETTA BECAY CONTRIBUTING WRITER   Ron Durst, the 2018 Caregiver of the Year for the Dodge County Relay for Life, has fought cancer for many years, both as a survivor and as a caregiver. He has survived cancer in two separate organs. First he had renal cancer and then that metastasized into his...
This year, the Dodge County Relay for Life has a team of honorary chairs.  These four women have had  cancer and know that enemy first hand. They all survived. They all wanted to give back because they consider themselves the lucky ones. And now they all spend countless hours working on the Relay...

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