Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dodge County Independent

Area pastors partner with deputies to form chaplain program
A first-of-its-kind program in Dodge County will pair up sheriff’s deputies and area clergy members. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office began a new program last week, with nine pastors joining the ranks of the office as chaplains. The clergy members have completed the required state and federal...
A Level 3 sex offender is moving to Hayfield beginning tomorrow. According to Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose, Kevin Tyrone Williams is moving into the area. Rose said Williams has served his sentence and is now transitioning into the community. Williams has a history of sexual contact with adult...
The wrestling dual between Kasson-Mantorville and Zumbrota-Mazeppa was going to be a major event in the landscape of the sport.  The dual featured two defending high school state champions and teams that were ranked atop their respective classes.  With the KoMets’ nearly 10-year Hiawatha Valley...
 Kylie Franko, left, and her aunt, Sherrie Franko, look over an item during the indoor garage sale. Both women are from Dodge Center.
You could say garage sale season began Jan. 27. Yep, it was chilly outside. And garage sales are typically a warm weather phenomenon, of course. Thus, Faith Lutheran Church in Dodge Center held its first “Ultimate Indoor Garage Sale.” Shoppers checked out clothes, knick-knacks, toys, books, sports...
Galen Heinle displays a plaque honoring his many years in law enforcement. The Dodge County deputy sheriff retired Jan. 26.
After 24 years of law enforcement service, Galen Heinle got to thinking about the future. “It took me a lot of time to think about what I want to do,” the Dodge County Sheriff’s deputy said. “Do I want to retire? I love my job, but my mind and body says it’s time to hang it up and enjoy retirement...
K-M’s Bailey Berge (left) drives into the paint against Triton on January 19.
The Kasson-Mantorville girls basketball team saw its offense take a step forward last week as they had balanced efforts against Zumbrota-Mazeppa and Triton. While K-M could only come up with one win in the two contests, the growth of the team is an encouraging sign as they head into the late...
Tim Steffl shovels the walk outside Minnesota WiFi on Monday in downtown Kasson. The Mantorville man said he embraces Minnesota winters: six to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow was expected from late Sunday through late Monday in the region.
Six to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow fell atop ice in southeast Minnesota from late Sunday through late Monday, and Tim Steffl was in his element. The Minnesota WiFi field representative from Mantorville was shoveling his walk outside the downtown Kasson business for the fifth time late Monday...
Drew Kelly huddles with Biddy Basketball players. The volunteer coach is a junior basketball player at Triton High School.
Basketball players raced up and down the floor at Triton High School on Saturday, smiling, and never seeming to tire. They did need a little help scoring. But only because they’re pint-sized players, in preschool through third grade. It was Week One of Biddy Basketball. Quite the spectacle. “We...
K-M Superintendent Mark Matuska
Five teachers in the Kasson-Mantorville school district have gone through three stages of contract grievances and could enter into arbitration against the district. The difficulty is that Education Minnesota, the state entity representing public school teachers and educationals support...
K-M’s Devyn Borgstrom puts the pressure on a Cannon Falls guard in the first half on January 12.
The Kasson-Mantorville girls basketball team is going through a learning process. With plenty of youth on the roster and lone senior Lexie Worden out with an injury, the KoMets have had to throw plenty of younger players into the deep end as they navigate through the Hiawatha Valley League. Because...


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