Saturday, July 20, 2019

Dodge County Independent

In the first competition of its kind, three pizza lovers competed in a pizza cook-off June 26 at Berne Pizza Night. They include, from left: Julie Fuchs of Dodge Center, Tom Pathoulas of Mantorville and Audra Knaup of Zumbrota. Pathoulas with his BBQ pulled pork pizza went on to win the contest.
In the land where pizza tends to meet the corn fields, pizzas of different sorts captured the attention of Berne Pizza officials during their weekly pizza extravaganza June 26. Three finalists came together for a pizza cook-off contest with their very own pizza specialties. They were allowed in the...
Summer can be a difficult time for families who rely on food shelves and/or free and reduced school meals for their daily nutrition. Food shelves generally see a drop in donations during the summer and schools are not in session to provide those needed meals. For the second summer the Dodge Center...
Dodge County residents will have to wait another month before they know which of the proposed  routes for an electrical transmission line stretching from Steele County to Olmsted County will receive further consideration. The draft Environmental Statement on the project was originally scheduled to...
In 2013, officials in the Third Judicial District like Olmsted County Attorney Mark Ostrem began talking about creating a veterans court. In March that dream finally became a reality when the first hearing of the veteran’s court pilot program was held.  While there is a lot of work that goes into...
 Dodge County community members are dealing with the aftermath this week after an early summer storm produced devastating weather including almost eight inches of rain last Friday.
With an abundance of perception, every season this year, there were major headaches for those in the area last Friday, after towns in Dodge County were hit with as much as close to eight inches of rain.  One of the main things that was impacted for the traditional Mantorville Stagecoach Days being...
Hayley Schlichter of Blooming Prairie concentrated on the pineapple pinata she was making in the Exploring Spanish & Pinata Making Class during the ZED Summer Academy held in Byron last week.
Students from all Zumbro Education District schools got together at Byron High School recently to take part in the ZED Summer Academy. The Summer Academy is a one-week, half-day opportunity for gifted and talented students who have completed grades 3-6. Students are recommended by staff from their...
There will be plenty of competitions like quilt making again this year at the Dodge County Free Fair.
Milking cows. Baking pies. A new hotdish. Eating. Hula hoops. Quilt blocks. Whatever you like to do, there is probably a contest related to it at the Dodge County Fair. Contest activities get under way on Wednesday, July 17, with a milking cow competition scheduled for 3 p.m. On Thursday, July 18,...
The Dodge Center Seventh Day Baptist Church will be celebrating its 160th anniversary on Saturday.
The Dodge Center Seventh Day Baptist Church is celebrating its 160th anniversary on Sabbath (Saturday), June 29th. Pastor Bill Shobe is planning an opportunity for covenant renewal in the Sabbath morning worship service at 9:30 a.m. that day. The congregation was originally organized as the Wasioja...
For the past 18 years Derby Builders has been a staple of the area when it comes to custom built homes.
For his entire life, Berne native Dave Derby has always been in the construction business.  For the last 18 years he has owned his own business, Derby Builders out of Rochester.  Earlier this year Derby, won perhaps the most prestigious honor of his career thus far, when a house that his company...
Remodeling is nearing an end and West Concord officials are confident that the West Concord Public Library will be re-opening to patrons on July 8 in its old location at City Hall. To prepare for the move from the temporary quarters in the old hardware store the library is now closed to the public...


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Kasson, MN 55944

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Kasson, MN 55944


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