Saturday, February 23, 2019

Dodge County Independent

Katie Macrafic was recently named Triton’s Teacher of the Year.
Ever since she was a child Katie Macrafic knew she wanted to be a teacher. “This is what I was meant to be,” the Triton kindergarten teacher said. She has 21 years teaching experience, the last 19 teaching kindergarten at Triton. Her fellow Triton teachers agree and she has been chosen as Triton’s...
It was an emotional time for the Harberts family as the Best Ever Christmas surprised them with a holiday miracle Dec. 22 in Blooming Prairie. Amy Simon wipes tears away from Jaxon Harberts’ face while tears overcame Jaxon’s father, Brandon, during the surprise party. Dr. James Midboe (with the red Santa hat) of Savage, co-founder of the non-profit group, says the Harberts story is an inspiration for everyone.
A bowling party at Bunkie's Grill & Lanes of Blooming Prairie turned into a giant-sized Christmas present opening party for Jaxon Harberts and his father Brandon on Saturday, Dec. 22. It was the Best Christmas Ever, a non-profit 501-C3 organization, that brought more than 100 gifts for Jaxon...
It was the first day of school during 2019 on Wednesday and for Hayfield Community Schools the start to the year was a exciting one.   On Wednesday the school held lunch in the new PreK-12 grade  cafeteria for the first time.   The new cafeteria is the only addition that was made from the $24...
A Mankato woman was arrested for felony drug possession on Saturday after drugs and other paraphernalia was found.   According to the complaint a Deputy with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle belonging to Sadie Louise Roesch, 23, for numerous driving violations.   Roesch...
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dec. 18, 2018 – Emma Brumfield, a junior pharmacy major from Kasson, Minnesota, is the 2018-19 recipient of the J. Bruce Laughrey Scholarship at South Dakota State University.   She is the daughter of Jeff and Kathy Brumfield and a 2016 graduate of Kasson-Mantorville High School...
    A Kasson woman has been jailed for allegedly driving drunk on Christmas night.   Karlyn Michelle Brewington, 36, was arrested on Christmas Night in Kasson. This is Brewington's second DWI offense within the past 16 months.   According to the criminal complaint, a officer was facing...
K-M’s Jacob Hildebrand drives to the rim against Byron on December 18.
In the early portion of the season, the win-loss record for the Kasson-Mantorville boys basketball team isn’t what they expected. With three losses dropping the KoMets to 1-6 on the season, it would be easy to say that things aren’t going the way they should. However, K-M is showing improvement...
The house that the construction technology class is centered on is just one of many that have been built in the K-M community since the class was installed roughly 25 years ago.
One of the concepts that is engrained into society is that once a student graduates high school, they must go to a four-year college and obtain a bachelor’s degree to find success. While a higher level of learning is beneficial to some graduate’s potential career choice, other jobs simply require a...
One of the biggest supporters of local Students Against Destructive Decisions groups around the country is the local law enforcement personnel. That’s why last week the K-M SADD group gave back to the Dodge County law enforcement through a meal at the Sheriff's Office. After doing it for the...
The Kasson Police Department helped multiple kids enjoy the joy of giving back last week during the annual Shop With a Cop event.
Three years ago Jesse Reding, the Kasson Police Department Investigator was approached by Tracy Fogeleon about starting a local Shop With a Cop event. Ever since then they have done just that. After starting the annual event they were able to get the Local Business Leaders group on board right...


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Kasson, MN 55944

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Kasson, MN 55944


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