Monday, July 13, 2020

Dodge County Independent

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...
Dressed in Victorian attire, John and Jane Olive of Mantorville have been chosen as this year’s grand marshals for the Marigold Days Parade on Sunday in Mantorville.
A pair of long-time supporters of the Mantorville Restoration Association is being recognized for their efforts by being named grand marshals of this weekend’s Marigold Days Parade. John and Jane Olive will be dressed in their Victorian attire leading the parade Sunday afternoon through the streets...
Kyra Dewitz, a Dodge County 4-Her, exhibited a cow painting in the fine arts division at the Minnesota State Fair last week. She earned a blue ribbon for her efforts.
With a strong passion for 4-H at her side, Kyra Dewitz of Claremont made her first trip as a champion winner to the Minnesota State Fair. Dewitz, 12, exhibited a cow painting, which previously had won a purple championship at the Dodge County Fair in July. She earned a blue ribbon at this year’s...
The Honor Guard from the Kasson American Legion raises the flags Monday afternoon in between rain showers during the dedication of the Freedom Rock, partially shown on the right in its bright colors. Several hundred people turned out for the ceremony marking Minnesota’s first Freedom Rock, which honors all veterans for their service to America. The 9-foot rock is located outside the Legion Club along Kasson’s Main Street.
Just enough time in between heavy rain showers, members of the Kasson Legion avoided getting wet and dedicated Minnesota’s first Freedom Rock Monday afternoon to a gathering of several hundred people next to the iconic boulder along Main Street. The rock’s artist, Ray “Bubba” Sorsensen II took the...
Expressions of happiness filled St. John's Lutheran Church in Kasson on Aug. 13-14 when 301 children from 137 families in Dodge County received supplies, including back packs, for the upcoming school year. Ready, Set, Learn of Dodge County distributed the supplies for needy families throughout the area.
Hundreds of area children are set for school next week with brand new supplies in hand thanks to the generosity of an area organization. Ready, Set, Learn of Dodge County has outfitted 301 children in 137 families with school supplies, according to Tanya Young, coordinator of the organization. The...
Besides showing dairy at the Minnesota State Fair last week, Carter Espinoza of Kasson picked up a $1,000 scholarship through the Minnesota 4-H Auction Committee. He was one of dozens of 4-Hers from across the state to earn such a scholarship.
A Dodge County teenager has ended his 4-H year on a high note by picking up a major scholarship through the 4-H program. Carter Espinoza of Kasson has been awarded a $1,000 4-H Auction Scholarship through the Minnesota 4-H Auction Committee. He received the scholarship during the Minnesota State...


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