Saturday, May 30, 2020

Dodge County Independent

Hearts decorate a window at the Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center. With residents not able to have visitors due to the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic
Life has changed for residents of Dodge County’s Fairview Care Center in recent weeks as the Dodge Center facility has had to adapt to new regulations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Family members and friends are no longer permitted to visit and congregate dining and group activities are also...
A ravaging fire destroyed a Dodge Center home Sunday night.
An Easter fire has destroyed a home in Dodge Center. Firefighters battled a blaze Sunday night at the Valley View Trailer Court in Dodge Center. The mobile home belonging to Jackie and Debra Odell was destroyed, Sheriff Scott Rose said.  When sheriff’s deputies arrived, flames were observed coming...
Remember 9/11? After the attacks, the biggest seller in the stores was anything that had a U.S. Flag on it. Everywhere you turned you’d see the flag; on clothing, flying in every yard, even flags flying from vehicles. Everyone supported law enforcement, firefighters and our first responders. It...
An important message from Public Health Director Amy Caron
Dodge and Steele County Public Health Director Amy Caron details the impact that COVID-19 has had on our counties, what we can do to best abide by the stay at home order from Governor Walz and what we can do to combat the virus.  
Dressed in their game day uniforms, each student-athlete on the K-M baseball team heard their walk-up song and walked up to the plate.             The only problem is that plate was a dinner plate instead of home plate.             K-M senior shortstop Easton Knoll said the team activity was a way...
Most student-athletes who are starting on varsity for the first time in their high school careers hope to have a good season, but few do as well as Triton junior Haeven Quimby who was recently named a Hiawatha Valley League All-Conference selection. “Being named All-Conference is a big thing for me...
During these dark days, everyone could use a symbol of hope and solidarity in their lives and high schools across the nation, including Dodge County, are providing that by turning their stadium lights on at night.  It’s all part of the Be The Light campaign, which spread on social media after John...
Some choose the kitchen countertop; others go to the dining room table or desks in their room. Wherever it is students around Dodge County are finding new places to do their schoolwork as they acclimate to distance learning. Distance learning also means students are doing more schoolwork on a...
With more people working from home and students now involved in distance learning, it is only reasonable to assume that internet usage has increased. That is true, said Mary Ehmke, president of KMTelecom, but the company is able to handle the increased traffic. “We’re in good shape with network...
A car crash in Mantorville Township has claimed one life.
A Sunday morning crash in Dodge County has taken the life of a Steele County man. The State Patrol has identified the victim as Mark Douglas Johnson, 58, of Owatonna. He was driving a 2014 Honda Accord that was traveling eastbound on Dodge County Road 16. Johnson’s vehicle collided with a Chevrolet...


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