Sunday, April 5, 2020

Trom Eayrs named Best Lawyer in America
The prestigious law career of a former Dodge County woman has earned her the honor of being named one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” Sonja Trom Eayrs, an attorney with the Minneapolis-based law firm Lindquist & Vennum, picked up the coveted legal honor last week.  “Best Lawyers in America”...
Kasson Public Library circulation technician Patricia Shaffer-Gottschalk smiles as Henry Hiatt, 5, Kasson, checks out the solar eclipse on Monday at the Kasson Public Library. A large crowd gathered for the event- the first total solar eclipse since 1979 and the last until April 2024.
Art Tiff expected 100 people or less would attend the Kasson Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “block party” in early June, and about 400 showed up. The library director also was uncertain about attendance at Monday’s solar eclipse event. But people swarmed the grounds, the hosts briefly...
Pat Dibble, one of the coordinators for Ready, Set, Learn, places glue sticks in a student's new pencil box. She and other volunteers prepared bags of school supplies for about 235 children.
Some area children are now ready to take on the school year.  Volunteers with Ready, Set, Learn, a back-to-school program, handed out backpacks full of school supplies to qualified Dodge County children at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Aug. 14 and 15.  Kathy Connelly, a Hayfield counselor...
Dylan Ward-Coughlon, Rochester, smiles as looks upon his neighbor’s mound of Chester fries before the start of the eating contests. He won the contest after not eating all day in preparation.
It’s all fun and games until someone throws up. Luckily, no one involved in any of the three eating contests on Aug. 11 vomited, although some probably wanted to. The eating contests were one of the many activities held during Kasson’s annual Festival in the Park celebration, which lasted from...
Rib Cook-O  winners gather for a photo. Chuck Erickson of Kasson, front, placed  rst in chicken, second in pulled pork, and third in the ribs division, earning the grand champion title. Sam Spaid, left, placed second in ribs and chicken, and third in pulled pork. Bob Sellers Jr., right, placed  rst in ribs and pulled pork, and third in chicken.
He has grilled good stuff for years, and done some barbeque judging, but Chuck Erickson finally jumped into the Festival in the Park Rib Cook-O fray – and won. The Kasson man placed first in the chicken category, second in pulled pork, and third in ribs on Saturday, earning the title of Grand...
Sidewalks are up for a $54,000 upgrade on Main Street in Kasson – the largest such project in some time, City Administrator Theresa Coleman said.
Kasson will spend $54,000 to improve sidewalks on Main Street between Second Avenue and Fifth Avenue Southwest. City councilors approved the motion Aug. 9 and awarded a bid to Legends Concrete, Rochester. It has been some time since the city has undertaken a sidewalk project of this size, City...
A car has crashed after a high-speed pursuit began in Mower County and ended in Dodge County Monday evening. The crash happened on Highway 56 south of Dodge Center and closed down the roadway for a period.  It’s unknown the extent of injuries from the crash. The case is being handled by the Mower...
Seth Bell displays a solar cooker, which he and his brother, Joey, made out of a pizza box. This creation and many more are a part of a recycled art project contest based on the Kasson Public Library’s ‘Building a Better World’ summer program. The boys each won a ribbon and received a Chamber of Commerce gift card from City Adminis- trator Theresa Coleman.
Kids’ imaginations are pretty powerful. How else can you explain the idea of using a pizza box to make a solar-cooker? That creation and many more are part of a “recycled art” project and contest based on the Kasson Public Library’s ‘Building a Better World’ summer program. Library assistant...
Scones, sweet bread, cookies, and turnovers are displayed on an old stove in County Seat Co eehouse.
There’s something about reaching double digits that deserves a celebration. The owners of Mantorville’s County Seat Coffeehouse will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Free coffee and cake will be offered as thanks to their loyal...
Lydia Faudi, 4, Dodge Center, enjoys cotton candy during Dodge Center’s National Night Out event.
Rev. Timothy Chase was driving home to Dodge Center, thinking about how there was no community-wide National Night Out event planned this year. He decided to change that. “And so, here we are,” he said Aug. 1 as a large crowd enjoyed food, fun and fellowship on the grounds of his church, Grace...


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