Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dodge County Independent

Emergency personnel tend to role-playing “victims” during a multi-agency/multi-discipline mass casualty training exercise, Aug. 24 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds. Several agencies will be evaluated on their performance.
It was a bad accident. A car pulled in front of a school bus, which hit the van, entered a ditch, and rolled onto its side. Both vehicles were full of people. There were 30 or 40 victims; several were killed. Squads of law enforcement and emergency personnel from around the area responded...
Trom Eayrs named Best Lawyer in America
The prestigious law career of a former Dodge County woman has earned her the honor of being named one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” Sonja Trom Eayrs, an attorney with the Minneapolis-based law firm Lindquist & Vennum, picked up the coveted legal honor last week.  “Best Lawyers in America”...
Je  Palmer (left) tosses a bean bag during one of the games at each hole during the K-M football golf tournament on August 19. For more photos check out page A7.
A year ago, Kasson- Mantorville boys soccer coach Leo Barbosa took over for Dave Bahr. While he had the experience of coaching with the junior varsity team in his previous season with the KoMets, there still was a bit of a learning curve which all coaches go through when stepping up to the...
Kasson-Mantorville volleyball standout Peyton Suess reaches to de ect a shot against Hay eld last fall. The junior announced her commitment to the Wake Forest volleyball program last week.
Kasson-Mantorville junior Peyton Suess has been a force since stepping on the court for the volleyball team as an eighth grader. With her size and athleticism creating mismatches for opponents, Suess has become not only one of the top players in the state of Minnesota, but one of the elite...
Kasson Public Library circulation technician Patricia Shaffer-Gottschalk smiles as Henry Hiatt, 5, Kasson, checks out the solar eclipse on Monday at the Kasson Public Library. A large crowd gathered for the event- the first total solar eclipse since 1979 and the last until April 2024.
Art Tiff expected 100 people or less would attend the Kasson Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “block party” in early June, and about 400 showed up. The library director also was uncertain about attendance at Monday’s solar eclipse event. But people swarmed the grounds, the hosts briefly...
Pat Dibble, one of the coordinators for Ready, Set, Learn, places glue sticks in a student's new pencil box. She and other volunteers prepared bags of school supplies for about 235 children.
Some area children are now ready to take on the school year.  Volunteers with Ready, Set, Learn, a back-to-school program, handed out backpacks full of school supplies to qualified Dodge County children at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Aug. 14 and 15.  Kathy Connelly, a Hayfield counselor...
A K-M football player fends off a teammate during a special teams drill.
Roughly ten years ago, Kasson-Mantorville offensive coordinator Terry Donovan remembers when his son, Riley, was first learning about the game of football. After becoming enamored with the sport, he would sit down, turn on ESPN and watch Monday Night Countdown. During the network’s pregame show...
Dylan Ward-Coughlon, Rochester, smiles as looks upon his neighbor’s mound of Chester fries before the start of the eating contests. He won the contest after not eating all day in preparation.
It’s all fun and games until someone throws up. Luckily, no one involved in any of the three eating contests on Aug. 11 vomited, although some probably wanted to. The eating contests were one of the many activities held during Kasson’s annual Festival in the Park celebration, which lasted from...
Rib Cook-O  winners gather for a photo. Chuck Erickson of Kasson, front, placed  rst in chicken, second in pulled pork, and third in the ribs division, earning the grand champion title. Sam Spaid, left, placed second in ribs and chicken, and third in pulled pork. Bob Sellers Jr., right, placed  rst in ribs and pulled pork, and third in chicken.
He has grilled good stuff for years, and done some barbeque judging, but Chuck Erickson finally jumped into the Festival in the Park Rib Cook-O fray – and won. The Kasson man placed first in the chicken category, second in pulled pork, and third in ribs on Saturday, earning the title of Grand...
Sidewalks are up for a $54,000 upgrade on Main Street in Kasson – the largest such project in some time, City Administrator Theresa Coleman said.
Kasson will spend $54,000 to improve sidewalks on Main Street between Second Avenue and Fifth Avenue Southwest. City councilors approved the motion Aug. 9 and awarded a bid to Legends Concrete, Rochester. It has been some time since the city has undertaken a sidewalk project of this size, City...

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