Sunday, September 22, 2019


With about a month before the first day of school, the Kasson-Mantorville School Board approved a number of different personnel items during its board meeting last week.  The board accepted the resignations of full-time employees including, grounds assistant Ryan Jech, media paraprofessional...
The Byron Sportsmen Club received the 2019  Dodge Outstanding Conservationist award presented by the Dodge County Soil and Water Conservation District during the county fair.
Ever since the Byron Sportsmen and Conservation Club was founded in 1983, they have had one mission.  To help promote conservation.  Thats why it's fitting that they were selected by the Dodge County Soil and Water Conservation District as this year’s Outstanding Conservationist award.  “Since the...
Byron Public Schools have announced the hiring of two new building leaders at Byron High School.  The moves came after former high school principal Steve Willman resigned at the end of the school year  to take a new position in Rochester.  With the opening of high school principal, the district...
The Dodge County Planning Commission gave its approval to the revised county Comprehensive Plan last week following a public hearing. The plan is a revision of the comprehensive plan that was last revised in 2001. The new version was first presented to the public in February and further revised...
An elderly man riding his bicycle died after being run over by a construction truck in Mantorville. Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose identified the victim as Darrel Faulkner, 81, of Mantorville. He was killed instantly in the crash around 7:26 a.m. Wednesday. The incident happened in the area of...
The Yankowiak family of Claremont was recognized as the 2019 Farm Family of The Year for Dodge County.
The Yankowiak family of Claremont has been named Dodge County’s “2019 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota.The Yankowiak farm was originally purchased by Anton and Agnes Yankowiak when they emigrated from Poland in 1920. Their son, Anton F. and his wife, Dorothy, purchased the...
Throughout the course of a school day, many different staff members interact with students and sometimes families in a number of different ways.  One of the things that many of these people noticed, whether it was school employees, or outside people is the fact that there are many children in Dodge...
No word on whether anyone will be selling chocolate covered bacon in a bacon suit at the Steele County Free Fair as Tim Moenning did several years ago as he passed out samples at the Dodge County Expo.
Moenning Meats of Dodge Center will be making their first appearance at the Steele County Free Fair next week, showing off their latest product line, “Sweet Swine, Bacon that’s pig-licious.” As you might have guessed, that’s chocolate-covered bacon. Raised on their family farm, the hogs are...
A Draft Environmental Impact Statement released late last month details the potential impacts of a wind farm that touches Steele, Dodge and Olmsted Counties. Dodge County Wind, LLC has submitted requests to the state of Minnesota that would allow construction of a 170 MW wind farm of up to 68...
The Byron community was in shock last week when they heard the news that the beloved Bob’s Smoke Stack Ribs would be closing its doors permanently. The news came on Facebook, when the company announced that they would be closing the business effective Sunday. The post explained that the decision...


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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