Saturday, March 23, 2019

Dodge County Independent

A house fire occurred on Thursday afternoon in Wasioja Township, around 209th Avenue. At this time it is unknown if there was any injuries or if there were any occupants in the home at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. The DCI will provide updates as they...
Rehearsals are under way for the Triton spring musical, and director Anne Schreiber says the cast is loaded with talent. “We do have a lot of talented singers and actors,” she said. “The Music Man” is a well- known musical about Harold Hill, a con man who has come to the small Iowa town River City...
Kasson-Mantorville’s Garsen Schorr has his hand raised after winning the 220-pound Section 1AA Championship.
In the moments after the K-M wrestling team’s loss to Simley on February 16, I stood around many of the stunned members of KoMet Nation. The wrestling team had just lost their first dual during my four years as sports editor at the DCI and as it picked up its second place trophy and stood for a...
Members of the Byron High School Green Club Gabriella Brinkmann, Ava Leigh, Emma Johnson, Jordan Oelkers, Leah Yokiel and Delanie Newell gave a presentation to members of the Byron school board at their February meeting. The club members are asking the district to consider reducing the amount of disposable plastics used at the high school including plastic water bottles and plastic silverware.
At the regular school board meeting Feb. 19, Superintendent Joey Page explained to school board members that the district was ready for “flex-learning days” the next time the district had to declare a snow day. He commented that that didn’t mean the flex day would be used the next day but the...
Cindy Clayton makes a shake for Dustin Johnson of Dodge Center. Johnson, who said he is a regular customer at Healthy Shakes, said “everything I’ve tried has been awesome.”
Cindy Clayton feels great and she wants everyone else to feel the same way. To accomplish that goal Clayton opened her new business, Healthy Starts, in Byron in January. The store features energy drinks and shakes, all healthy of course. “My passion is to share my experiences,” she said. “My...
 Walter “Red” Nelson has been driving school buses for the Hayfield School District for 54 years.This week is Bus Drivers Appreciation Week in Minnesota. If you get a chance, thank Nelson or any other bus driver for their service.
When Walter “Red” Nelson got out of the service more than 50 years ago, he didn’t know what to do for a career. Once he was out of the service, he moved back to his hometown of Hayfield. That led him to buy the trucking business that was in town in 1962. After doing that for a couple of years,...
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose, right, and Roger Berge, center, presented Senator Dave Senjem with a plaque on behalf of the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association Feb. 17 in Kasson. Senjem was instrumental in getting a bill passed in the Minnesota Legislature for the state to create special license plates in honor of law enforcement.
Two Dodge County sheriff’s deputies have been honored for their efforts in saving the lives of two residents. Sheriff Scott Rose presented deputy Mark Dyshaw and Sgt. Jeff Espinosa with lifesaving awards at the annual Holiday Party for the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in Kasson Feb. 17. Dyshaw...
Leif Elijah Haugland, 36, of Owatonna, pleaded guilty recently to one felony charge, after being accused of being in a bus crash in Dodge County. According to the complaint, on Nov. 16 a Dodge County deputy was informed about a vehicle incident involving a school bus and minivan. He was advised...
In 2013, the West Concord Fire Department, helped get passengers off Highway 56, due to a major storm. Six years later, and they had to do it again, after a historic blizzard made its way to Southeast Minnesota, closing down Highway 56 through Dodge County. Aside from Highway 56 being closed down...
  Imagine driving down the road, and all of a sudden you realize that you can’t drive any further, due to white out conditions. That was the reality for many drivers over the weekend, during one of the biggest snowstorms in recent memory. Luckily for many of the drivers, in the area, there was a...

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