Sunday, August 25, 2019

Dodge County Independent

Maddox Fritz takes control of his opponent during the JV dual with Zumbrota-Mazeppa.
A common theme for high school wrestling teams throughout the season is that they want to be at their best heading into the section tournaments in February. As the favorite time of the year for many wrestling fans comes up on the calendar, it’s safe to say that the Kasson-Mantorville wrestling team...
It’s a Saturday morning at Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School. Once walking through the entrance, you can hear the noise of children playing in the hallway coming from the orange pod. As you get closer, the screams get louder and you start to see some of the children running into the hall....
City officials and business owners in most small towns across the country are interested in keeping the business they have and bringing more business to town. Members of the Kasson Economic Development Authority visited with the sales director of a company that specializes in those very things;...
A group of women of the West Concord Trinity Lutheran Church recently donated 18 baby bundles to the Dodge County Public Health Department.  The group gets together monthly and putting together the baby bundles is just one of the projects they work on. Mavis Dessner explained they raise money...
Sheriff Scott Rose is proud of the accomplishments his office makes in providing public safety to the residents of Dodge County.  In continuing with an effort to recognize those achievements, Rose held the second annual awards banquet Friday night at the American Legion in Kasson.  “This office...
Members of the Mantorville Chamber of Commerce elected new board officers at their meeting Feb 1 including President, Bob Soland, Vice President, Melanie Dobson, Secretary, Paul Larsen, and Treasurer, Lynnette Nash.  The group also discussed the schedule of events for the coming year. They had held...
For years, Doug Claassen suffered a life-changing, career ending spinal injury from a violent suspect he was trying to arrest. Though he died 18 years ago, his sacrifice had largely gone unnoticed publicly until recently. “He had a lot of pain and struggles for years,” said Claassen’s widow, Kathy...
Brady Berge looks for an opening in his match against Cade King on February 3. Berge’s committment to round back into form helped him win the 2016 Rochester Area Male Athlete of the Year award.
During the Rochester Area Sports Banquet on January 30, Brady Berge sat at a table as the Male Athlete of the Year award was about to be announced. Earlier in the night, the Kasson-Mantorville wrestling team had been well represented, but hadn’t taken home any hardware as head coach Jamie Heidt was...
The Kasson-Mantorville powerlifting team poses with their state championship trophy at the Minnesota State Powerlifting meet on February 4. Pictured are (left to right) Coach Kristin Yukness, Daniela Villagrana, Olivia Frantianni, Jisela Gonzalez, Mackenzie Edgar, Madi Michlog, Coach Cori Ronnenberg.
While the sport of powerlifting is beginning to grow nationally, it’s still a sport that’s in its infancy when it comes to high school competition in Minnesota. The Kasson-Mantorville powerlifting team knows this all too well as they’ve traveled to Wisconsin for a majority of its schedule for each...
Smaller car dealerships are falling by the wayside and often replaced with corporate ownership. But a reversal of that trend is happening in Steele County as a family dealer with strong small town connections takes over a prominent dealership. Greg and Julie House of Stewartville have bought the...


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