Monday, September 24, 2018

Dodge County Independent

After a close call with Mother Nature during the opening day of last year’s Dodge County Fair, county safety officials are tweaking the fair’s emergency plan. Matt Maas, emergency management director for Dodge County, has worked personally with Kasson EMTs, first responders, and other emergency...
A Kasson Police Officer accused of years of sexual abuse is being held on $1 Million bail in Olmsted County Detention Center. Julio Baez, 51, was arraigned in Olmsted County District Court Thursday morning on three felony charges of criminal sexual conduct. If convicted, he faces 30 years in prison...
The Olmsted County Sheriff, along with Kasson Police Chief Kent Berghuis and Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose, revealed that Kasson police officer Juan Baez has been involved in alleged misconduct for more than 25 years at a press conference in Rochester Thursday morning. The investigation centers...
Mary Beth and Barry Moiser have a bumper crop of strawberries to offer this year on their strawberry farm near Dodge Center. The weather conditions have been just right for strawberries this year, according to the Moisers.
Berry lovers will find miracle strawberries fresh and close to home over the next few weeks.   In the fourth year of offering berries, Barry Moiser, owner of Miracle Strawberry Farm of Dodge Center, says it’s the best crop he’s been able to offer. What helped push the berries to their fullest...
Janet Eugerin, Lois Lepp, Richard Urbain and Margo Roberts, all of Dodge Center, display one of the 70 quilts shared by residents from throughout the area for the quilt show at United Methodist Church in Dodge Center. The quilt show was one of many activities going on for Dodge Center’s June Bloom last weekend.
Garage sales, music, bingo and food weren’t the only things blooming during Dodge Center’s weekend summer festival. Quilts stitched with memories of love ones from family members also bloomed during the celebration. The United Methodist Church displayed 70 quilts from 15 different people on Friday...
Old Glory is once again fluttering through the air in front of the historic Kasson School. On Flag Day, the Kasson Alliance for Restoration (KARE) dedicated a new flagpole and raised a new American flag at the main entrance to the school in recognition of the school’s 100thanniversary. A small...
A Kasson police officer is behind bars facing charges in connection with a sexual assault. Julio Baez-Cisneros was booked into the Olmsted County Jail on Tuesday at 7:35 p.m. He is expected to be arraigned on charges Thursday morning. The jail lists the charges against Baez as sexual contact person...
After the girls team advanced to the second round of the Section 1AA Golf Tournament in Rochester, the Kasson-Mantorville golf team had a different goal on the second day to see if they could push anyone through to the state tournament. At the end of the day, K-M had two golfers have an excellent...
Peggy Marquette, third from left, organized some family members to show their support for Officer Julio Baez, who attempted to take his life June 2. Marquette and her grandchildren, Detrick and Abrie, as well as her son’s girlfriend, Lisa, held signs declaring, “Law Enforcement Lives Matter” at the corner of Mantorville Avenue and Main Street in the downtown Kasson Friday night.
Soon after Peggy Marquette moved to Kasson last August she came across Officer Julio Baez late one night. He assisted her in getting money from one of the banks. It was an encounter that left a lasting impression on her. “We really liked him,” Marquette says. “He’s really a nice cop. He was such a...
Angela Organ cut the ribbon during a celebration of the new outdoor stage at Berne Pizza last Wednesday night. Pictured with her are area businessmen, from left: Paul Czaplewski, Roger Eillingson, Jerry Eillingson and Ron Pappenfus.
As a youngster David Derby remembers throwing around Swiss flags on the grounds of Zwingli Church by Berne during the annual Swissfest. He’s never lost his love for the church, which is one of the reasons he didn’t hesitate to help out when a new stage was needed.  The Rochester area builder...


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