Friday, October 18, 2019

Dodge County Independent

For a combined almost 50 years, Jeff Bernards, and Pete Wyttenbach taught in the Kasson-Mantorville School District.  Now the pair will be continuing to teach but in a different role, as they are the new pastors at South Zumbro Lutheran Church in rural Kasson.    Wyttenbach   For Wyttenbach, his...
Students and chaperones on the SC Minnesota Ag tour posed for a photo outside of Alumacraft Boat.
Two years ago Kasson-Mantorville Agriculture Teacher Lori Pagel took a group of students around South East Minnesota to explore the eight different pathways of agriculture.  Two weeks ago, students from K-M along with students from Byron took part in the second ever ag tour this time exploring...
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...

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