Monday, July 6, 2020

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...
Brandon Theobald
Kasson’s comprehensive city plan workshop offered a tempting spin on a vintage TV game- show: Who Wants To Spend A Million Dollars? Given free reign to help design the city’s future, some 40 visitors, broken into nine teams, dug in and did just that on Monopoly- style “game boards” during the...
Dean Nelson pauses for a photo with family members. From left to right, Mackenzie Folmuth (son Zachary Nelson’s girlfriend), Zachary, Dean, Cindy, daughter Clarisa, and son Nathanial.
Dean Nelson, Mantorville, is Honorary Chair for the 2017 Dodge County Relay for Life. Nelson, 56, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the fall of 2007. There was a lump on the side of his throat, he said. He put off going to the doctor for a little while but then he decided he should have it...
Members of the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge team exult after winning the SoberFest softball title.
SoberFest is big. And getting bigger. An estimated 150 to 200 people participated July 29 in the 11th-annual event in Veterans Memorial Park in Kasson. Seven groups of recovering folks came out to enjoy softball, food and fellowship. The main goal is sobriety, “but the second one is to have fun...
Putratz smiles while chatting with friends at his benefit. Putratz wears a neck brace to protect a skin graft on his neck.
One day changed the life of Anthony Putratz, but he’s moving forward with the help of family and friends. The Brownsdale man was severely burned from an explosion at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing on Jan. 11 in Dodge Center. A benefit and silent auction were held this past weekend...
Jason Harris, associate project manager with NextEra Energy, presents a check to staff members at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center.
Usually the new family coming into town receives a house-warming gift, but the opposite happened last week. NextEra Energy Resources, a wholesale electricity supplier based in Juno Beach, Fla., is moving into an office in Kasson and setting up wind turbines in Dodge Center. Jason Harris,...
It was a dark and stormy and hot and beautiful Dodge County Fair. The 160th-annual event, held July 19-23 in Kasson, featured an early bout of heavy rain, and Fairgoers took shelter when tornado sirens went off Wednesday. Hot weather set in Friday and Saturday. And Sunday was lovely. The...
Water has been lowered for repairs on the Zumbro River dam in Mantorville.
If you think the water near the dam in Mantorville seems lower than usual, you’re not imagining things. Mantorville Mayor Chuck Bradford said the city lowered the water level temporarily so workers could do some maintenance on the walkway and the structure underneath the dam.  The city...


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