Monday, September 24, 2018

Dodge County Independent

When Kasson police chief Kent Berghuis became aware of the allegations of sexual misconduct against one of his officers, he knew it was going to be a black eye on the agency.  Having an officer accused of a crime, especially sexual abuse, is the worst nightmare for any law enforcement official. It’...
Don’t ever be fooled into thinking things are status quo at the state’s oldest county fair. When the Dodge County Free Fair opens its gates next week in Kasson, there will be new adventures awaiting fairgoers. The fair, which is in its 161styear, runs July 18-22. Perhaps the greatest adventure that...
John Moenning appears to have a strong connection with man’s best friend as the two prepare for the 4-H Dog Show, which was held Saturday. Moenning is a member of the Eden Progressive Gophers 4-H Club.
While most 4-H’ers will be showing their animals at the county fair next week, the dog project has already finished its competition.  Members in the dog project had their judging this past Saturday. One night earlier in the week they were busy preparing on the Dodge County Fairgrounds for their dog...
The Kasson Legion has some new landscaping outside its clubroom along Main Street—a huge 9-foot boulder. The rock will be turned into a patriotic Freedom Rock over the next two weeks with the help of Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II of Greenfield, Iowa. Shown with the rock are (from left) Dave Wilcox, who came up with the idea and legion members Christy Eischens, Blair Kleeberger, Bob Melin and Dale Wellik.
Spreading patriotism around Kasson has come in many forms over the years, but perhaps not in as unusual of a way as what the Kasson Legion is currently embarking on. The Freedom Rock—a 9-foot boulder—has been placed outside the Legion clubroom on Main Street awaiting an artist from Iowa to paint a...
A Florida judge has ordered accused murderer Lois Riess of rural Blooming Prairie to submit the finger printing, palm printing and foot printing. The order came as Riess appeared for a case management conference Wednesday morning. The date for the printing to be done has not yet been set by the...
With fire gloves in hand, Rick Braithwaite of West Concord Fire Department removes a hot-fired pizza from the ovens at Berne Pizza. Braithwaite volunteers every other week throughout the summer firing pizzas for hundreds of guests at the Berne Summer Concert series on the grounds of Zwingli Church. The ovens reach heat of about 1,200 degrees.
As hundreds flock to tiny Berne every Wednesday for a mid-week pizza party, dozens of people behind the scenes are making the novelty event enjoyable for everyone. From cashiers to pizza makers to people manning the hot ovens and serving the freshly fired pizzas, volunteers are needed to serve as...
As a special attraction during Saturday’s Draft Horse Pull, Bruce Ebnet of West Concord showed spectators how his team of mini-horses can pull about 1,400 pounds. A little later in the show Ebnet jumped on the pull with his full body, and the minis pulled him after a little trying.
Visitors to Mantorville’s Stagecoach Days got an extra bonus Saturday afternoon when a pair of mini-horses showed up for a surprise visit.  Bruce Ebnet of West Concord dazzled spectators with his mini-horses in between the draft horse pull. The mini-horses weren’t actually a part of the competition...
The Hanson draft horses from Chatfield get ready for the Draft Horse Pull, a popular attraction during this past weekend’s Stagecoach Days.
Donning a bright red 1850s day dress, Carla Webster fit right in as she took in the festivities of Mantorville’s Stagecoach Days this past weekend. Webster, who was one of several committee members that planned the weekend of fun activities for all ages, got a chance herself to relax and enjoy...
The State Attorney’s Office in Florida announced Monday afternoon that it is seeking the death penalty against accused killer grandma Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie in connection with the Florida murder she is suspected of committing. Riess is accused of killing Pamela Hutchinson in April in Fort...
A Dodge County man has died in a two-vehicle crash in Goodhue County. The State Patrol has identified the victim as Roger Ray Herrick, 64, of West Concord. He was driving a 2004 Chevy Silverado that collided with a 2008 Ford F150 driven by Trent Wayne Hinkel, 46, of Lancaster, Calif. A 47-year-old...

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