Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dodge County Independent

Members of the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge team exult after winning the SoberFest softball title.
SoberFest is big. And getting bigger. An estimated 150 to 200 people participated July 29 in the 11th-annual event in Veterans Memorial Park in Kasson. Seven groups of recovering folks came out to enjoy softball, food and fellowship. The main goal is sobriety, “but the second one is to have fun...
The Kasson-Mantorville 16u softball team poses for a team photo after being awarded the Youth 1st Team Award for their performanceduring a tournament in Austin earlier this summer. The award is given out by the Owatonna Huskies Bullpen Club in partnership with The Walser Foundation, Federated...
Putratz smiles while chatting with friends at his benefit. Putratz wears a neck brace to protect a skin graft on his neck.
One day changed the life of Anthony Putratz, but he’s moving forward with the help of family and friends. The Brownsdale man was severely burned from an explosion at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing on Jan. 11 in Dodge Center. A benefit and silent auction were held this past weekend...
Jason Harris, associate project manager with NextEra Energy, presents a check to staff members at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center.
Usually the new family coming into town receives a house-warming gift, but the opposite happened last week. NextEra Energy Resources, a wholesale electricity supplier based in Juno Beach, Fla., is moving into an office in Kasson and setting up wind turbines in Dodge Center. Jason Harris,...
It was a dark and stormy and hot and beautiful Dodge County Fair. The 160th-annual event, held July 19-23 in Kasson, featured an early bout of heavy rain, and Fairgoers took shelter when tornado sirens went off Wednesday. Hot weather set in Friday and Saturday. And Sunday was lovely. The...
The Dodge County Sheriff has confirmed his office is investigating a possible tornado touchdown Wednesday afternoon north of Claremont. Sheriff Scott Rose told the DCI that emergency management director Matt Maas will be surveying damage with weather officials to determine if it was a tornado that...
Members of the Kasson-Mantorville 14u baseball team pose for a team photo after being awarded the Youth 1st Team Award prior to a game in Kasson last week. The team earned the award after a vote by the umpires in various tournaments throughout the season.
The Owatonna Huskies Bullpen Club in partnership with Youth 1st, The Walser Foundation, Federated Insurance, Jostens, Pearson, Cashwise, Bennerotte & Associates and the Minnesota Twins Community Fund have selected the Mantorville KoMets Baseball Team as the recipient of a Youth 1st Team...
Kasson-Mantorville softball player Addie Murry (right) and Meredith Wright took part in the Colorado Sizzler Tournament over the Independence Day week. The pair also participated in the 18u tournament’s All-Star game.
In Minnesota, the softball season can be one filled with wet and cold weather as teams try to hack it out over a two month period to gure out which team is the best in the state. Because of the post-ponements and quick nature of games, the softball season seems to fly by in the spring and most...
Water has been lowered for repairs on the Zumbro River dam in Mantorville.
If you think the water near the dam in Mantorville seems lower than usual, you’re not imagining things. Mantorville Mayor Chuck Bradford said the city lowered the water level temporarily so workers could do some maintenance on the walkway and the structure underneath the dam.  The city...
The Osman Shrine Dragon Patrol, of Rochester, added color to Kasson’s 2016 Festival in the Park. This year’s event is scheduled for Aug. 10-13.
It’s quite a lineup for Kasson’s 28th-annual Festival in the Park, set for Aug. 10-13 in and around Veterans Memorial Park. You could watch blacksmithing demonstrations, go splat! or WHOP! in the belly-flop contest, help lead your team in archery “combat,” and try an obstacle course challenge...

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