Saturday, May 30, 2020

Dodge County Independent

Some students learn best by doing and thanks to grant money from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) the students at Zumbrota Education District (ZED) South are getting academic skills by running their own fishing lure business. Carl Olson, science teacher at ZED South, said that just by...
Members of the Young Riders and Ripley Believe-It-Or-Not 4-H Clubs were offering ice cream sundaes last week at the American Legion Post in Dodge Center. For a free will donation, diners got ice with a variety of toppings to choose from. From left to right are Amelia Bucher of the Young Riders Club, Laurellee Burt, Nyla Winslow and Clara Burt of the Ripley Club.
The Young Riders and Ripley 4-H clubs joined forces with the Dodge Center American Legion last week to help out a Dodge Center family that lost their home in a fire on Jan. 6. The Legion serves burgers every Thursday night and last week the two 4-H Clubs were on hand to provide ice cream sundaes to...
It was a Blind Date with a Book at the Kasson Public Library last week. As Kiersten Hall holds the books about Tasse, the little dog, Carmen Tribbett tells how she came to write the children’s book to help youngsters understand Alzheimer’s Disease.
After 15 years as a wedding videographer, Kiersten Hall decided to write down the stories of the  mishaps and adventures of her job. After 18 years of caring for her husband as he progressed through the stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, Carmen Tribbett decided to use children’s books as a way to talk...
Don Pappas looks on as State Sen. David Senjem reads the resolution from the Minnesota State Senate honoring Pappas for his years at the helm of the Hubbell House.
Don Pappas has been overseeing the operations of the family-owned Hubbell House in Mantorville since 1986. Last week he, along with the Pappas family, was honored for that work with a resolution from the Minnesota State Senate. State Sen. David Senjem presented Pappas with the official resolution...
Reading Corps Volunteer Amanda Reynick shows students a word, gives them the pronunciation and the meaning. The word will be used in the story they are about to read.
Educators agree on the importance of a student being able to read at grade level by third grade; in fact, that is one of the standards of learning in Minnesota. Those are the grades where students are learning to read, after third grade they are reading to learn. Still, locally, statewide and...
Worried that more flooding may be on the way, the Kasson City Council is exploring ways to reduce future flooding. Councilman Lonnie Zelinske expressed his concern about more flooding at the Jan. 22 city council meeting. “I have fear that this spring if we get rain or snow, we may have more...
For months only Heather Vanderpool and her immediate family knew that she had been chosen as one of 17 photographers selected to represent the United States in the World Photographic Cup. “I got an email and I got really excited and my husband’s like, ‘Are you okay?’ Yeah, really good,” she replied...
Music fans will be getting two bands for the price of one on Saturday, Feb. 15, when The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious take to the stage at the Minnesota WiFi Performing Arts Center at Kasson-Mantorville High School for an Eagles tribute evening. The program is sponsored by Kasson-...
Larry Berghuis, left, and Mark Packard, far right, present Walt Wyttenbach and Frank Ness, shown in the middle, with the Hearing Foundation Award by K-M Lions for their contributions to the group’s club projects. Also shown, second from left is Dale Lipke, 5M1 district governor from Byron. The club...
The Dodge County Independent has been named one of the best newspapers in Minnesota. On Thursday, the newspaper earned first place in general excellence at the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest in Brooklyn Park. General excellence is one of the highest awards given...


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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