Friday, July 3, 2020

Dodge County Independent

Triton Elementary School kindergarten teacher Katie Macrafic poses for a picture with her class. Macrafic is the coach of a new program called PBIS which reinforces positive behaviors with students.
For years, the formula for teaching a child the way to act properly has remained the same. Little Jimmy is in the classroom and wants no part of the lesson the teacher is presenting to him. Bored, he tosses his pencil across the room as an act of desperation.   “Jimmy,” the teacher scolds. “Don’t...
Hair stylist Barb Kraling of The Cutting Edge, cuts 10 inches of Madelaine Stoen's hair signifying her 10th anniversary of being cancer free. Stoen, who lives in Dodge County, had the locks cut underneath the Big Tent at Saturday's Blooming Prairie auction.
Horns were honking and people were excitedly participating in some Paint the Town Pink activities in Blooming Prairie on Saturday morning. With a sea of pink flags flying in the wind on a beautify, sunshiny day, workers were feverishly putting together some fundraising ideas as a help to the...
Luverne and Cathy Vangness of Mantorville water some of their flower baskets last week. The couple has been honored with the Phantom Garden Award given out each year during Marigold Days. They have won the award three times over the years.
Maintaining a showcase garden comes as no accident. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keeping everything spiffed up around the yard. Just ask Luverne and Cathy Vangness, this year’s Phantom Garden award winner for Mantorville. The retired couple takes great pride in keeping their garden...
The second family member involved in the crash outside of Claremont on Sept. 7 has passed away. The family of Rachel Harberts posted a short time ago that Rachel died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday. Just two days earlier the family made the difficult decision to pull Rachel off of life support.   “She went...
Kassom-Mantorville football players Matt Winkle (left), Dalton Andrist (center) and Easton Knoll (right) celebrate after Amdrists' touchdown run in the second quarter against La Crescent.
Last week, the Kasson- Mantorville football team dropped a tough game against Zumbrota-Mazeppa. While the sting of the 13-10 defeat was still fresh in their minds, the KoMets knew that they had plenty of football yet to be played and that task started with hosting La Crescent Sept. 7 at KMTelecom...
Ron Hunt received the Mantorville Gem Award during Marigold Days Saturday night. “I am absolutely flabbergasted,” he said in accepting the award.
A couple of gems have flourished out of last weekend’s Marigold Days in Mantorville. On Saturday night, organizers of the town’s annual festival gave out two gem awards—historic and present.  The historic gem went to Willis E. Fryer, who moved to the Mantorville area in the early 1900s. He set up...
As a kick off to Marigold Days, the Kasson Legion held the “Field of Flags” ceremony Thursday night next to the Dodge County Government Services Building in Mantorville. The Legion posted 196 flags in the field that were left up throughout the weekend celebration.
There’s no shortage of patriotism in Mantorville. The community erected 196 American flags as part of “Field of Flags” next to the Dodge County Government Services Building at a kick off to Marigold Days Thursday night. The flags were lit up and displayed throughout the weekend celebration that...
The State Patrol has identified the victim of Friday’s fatal crash near Claremont as 8-year-old Emerson Harberts of Dodge Center. Emerson was a passenger in the vehicle driven by her mother, Rachel Marie Harberts, 43. Rachel’s 12-year-old son, Jaxon, was also in the vehicle. Both Rachel and Jaxon...
An 8-year-old girl was killed in a 2-vehicle crash by Claremont Friday morning. The State Patrol has not released the girl’s name. However, the driver of the vehicle has been identified as Rachel Marie Harberts, 43, of Dodge Center. She is a teacher at Blooming Prairie Elementary School. The patrol...
A crash on U.S. Highway 14 near Claremont has taken the life of one person and critically injured two others Friday morning. Sgt. Troy Christianson of the State Patrol confirmed one person died and two were airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. He said the patrol is still working on...


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