Friday, February 23, 2018

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This log house, operated by the Dodge County Historical Society, was built during the Great Depression as part of the Works Projects Administration. The structure, adjoining the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Kasson, is owned by the county.
Don Westfall said it feels good, starting out as Dodge County Historical Society executive director at age 68. “This sort of job does that to you,” he said. “Because when you start a new job like that, it rejuvenates your interest in the whole subject.” Westfall, born and raised in Pensacola...
Vantage of newly re-opened County Road 21 between Kasson and Mantorville. The road was closed for several weeks for a resurfacing project.
Construction is complete on Dodge County Road 21 between Kasson and Mantorville. The road, also known locally as the “dump road,” because it passes the county transfer station and recycling center, opened to the public last week. Work on the estimated $2 million project began in mid-June....
The Plowville site today. Some 125,000 people attended the original event in September, 1952.
There are many options – but few answers - for using cover crops to maintain farm soil, Bruce Schwartau said. When to add cover crops? What kind to add? What to do with them? And some folks use ... radishes? “That was a surprise to me, to all of a sudden run across a field of radishes, that...
Hannah Brumfield, left, and Amy Buehler show their enthusiasm for the Recovery Walk
If someone has a drug or alcohol problem, Kasson- Mantorville High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions group is there to help. “I’m actually really excited to support the people, because they’re part of our community,” SADD o cer Amy Buehler said. “It’s good to let them know that we...
Sophomore student council members advertise “Beach/ Tourist Day,” scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, as part of Homecoming Week at K-M. From left to right, Grace Worden, Brody Hegge, Emma Giere, Gwen Dole, and Halley Bulow.
Kasson-Mantorville High School students gathered Friday, Sept. 22 for some pre- Homecoming Week fun in the Minnesota WiFi Performing Arts Center. Student council members dressed up to advertise the big week’s Dress-Up Days: “Millionaire Monday”; “Jersey Day” (Tuesday); “Color Wars”; “Beach-...
Nathan Dickey (“Scuttle” the seagull) is surrounded by fellow gulls during rehearsal for Kasson-Mantorville High School’s theater production, “The Little Mermaid.” Also pictured: from left, Katie Harfmann, Megan Giese and Paige Vogel.
Language Arts instructor Bernie Buehler and associates went in search of a good fall play to perform at Kasson-Mantorville High School. They wanted something family-oriented, which would involve lots of students and showcase the spanking- new Minnesota WiFi Performing Arts Center. They found...
Jeannine Hensley looks over the floor boards of her new restaurant.
If Jeannine Hensley was ever misplaced, she has certainly found her spot. The Kasson resident and Arkansas native is establishing Misplaced Magnolia Southern Bistro and BBQ, in the former Leuthold’s Clothing and Shoes building at 107 W. Main St., Kasson. It’s hoped that the restaurant billed...
Colorful quilts on display during the 4th-annual Quilt Show at United Methodist Church, Dodge Center. The show is part of Harvest Fest.
If this was the last Harvest Fest, the 20th-annual Dodge Center celebration went out big. Visitors enjoyed music, tractor and car shows, face-painting, Bingo, a book sale, a quilt show, a thundering “garden tractor pull,” all sorts of food, and many other activities this past weekend, in and...
Visitors check out big rigs at the Fairgrounds
Hundreds of fans lined the route Saturday as colorful semi- trucks paraded from the Dodge County Fairgrounds to Byron and Mantorville and back during the 18th annual Big Iron Classic. It seemed like an endless line of trucks. In fact, Big Iron organizer Jim Finn said, there were probably...
Workers prepare the site of the new Kwik Trip, under construction on the southeast side of Kasson. The store is expected to open Oct. 19.
Kasson’s new Kwik Trip gas and convenience store will open at 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. A ve-day grand opening starts Tuesday, Oct. 24, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, said Kwik Trip district leader Will Welch, who oversees 16 stores. The new, larger...

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