Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dodge County Independent

A K-M football player fends off a teammate during a special teams drill.
Roughly ten years ago, Kasson-Mantorville offensive coordinator Terry Donovan remembers when his son, Riley, was first learning about the game of football. After becoming enamored with the sport, he would sit down, turn on ESPN and watch Monday Night Countdown. During the network’s pregame show...
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...
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...

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