Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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The 1895 Old Stone Water Tower. The City of Kasson will revisit a 20-year agreement with the Dodge County Historical Society regarding the structure.
Kasson’s City Council on Oct. 11 postponed discussion on the future of a joint agreement regarding the 1895 Old Stone Water Tower until the Wednesday, Oct. 25 meeting. An agreement between the City and the Dodge County Historical Society was signed when the iconic tower was restored in 1997. It...
Rick Bussler, Publisher, Dodge County Independent
For the first time, the Dodge County Independent has captured four national awards for journalistic excellence. The newspaper picked up the top honors last week at the National Newspaper Association’s annual convention in Tulsa, Okla. The DCI was one of six publications in Minnesota to win awards...
Juniors Addison Luebbe, right, and MaKenzie Noble brave the rain and smile for the crowd.
Kasson-Mantorville High School celebrated Homecoming Week in style this past week, with dress-up days, all sorts of contests, a coronation ceremony, parade and pep fest. Eli Herbst and Kaitlyn McNeil were crowned King and Queen before the big Homecoming parade on Oct. 6. The parade, held in a light...
Bill Jensen, Kasson, and Fran Bell, Dodge Center, enjoy the parade while being pulled by Jensen’s Norwegian Fjord horses, Sena, left, and Nora during Sunday’s “Operation Christmas Child” parade.
There were big smiles all around Sunday as the second-annual Operation Christmas Child parade took to the streets of Kasson. Horses and vehicles led the way on an ideal fall day during the event, sponsored by St. John’s Lutheran Church.  The annual project collects school and non-liquid hygiene...
Staff photo: Richard Johnson Carter (left), Gabi and Diego Espinoza have been busy 4-H members for years. The Kasson youngsters are pictured with some of the many awards they’ve earned over the years.
    Diego Espinoza is a veteran member of the Zumbro Rockets 4-H club. He’s been there, done that. At age 10. The Kasson youngster started out as a “Cloverbud” (4-H members in kindergarten through second grade) and is starting his sixth year in the organization. He and his dairy cows earned a grand...
Steve Lawler, a Mower SWCD soil scientist, leads a soil-health study in fall 2016 with Riverland Community College students at Terry and Cindy Hamilton’s farm in Marshall Township, Mower County.
Information is power. Knowledge and experience are the factors that in uence change and determine whether those changes will stand up over time. Farmers all over the country are feverishly building their information bank these days, trying to gure out how to make money in a market offering...
This log house, operated by the Dodge County Historical Society, was built during the Great Depression as part of the Works Projects Administration. The structure, adjoining the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Kasson, is owned by the county.
Don Westfall said it feels good, starting out as Dodge County Historical Society executive director at age 68. “This sort of job does that to you,” he said. “Because when you start a new job like that, it rejuvenates your interest in the whole subject.” Westfall, born and raised in Pensacola...
Vantage of newly re-opened County Road 21 between Kasson and Mantorville. The road was closed for several weeks for a resurfacing project.
Construction is complete on Dodge County Road 21 between Kasson and Mantorville. The road, also known locally as the “dump road,” because it passes the county transfer station and recycling center, opened to the public last week. Work on the estimated $2 million project began in mid-June....
The Plowville site today. Some 125,000 people attended the original event in September, 1952.
There are many options – but few answers - for using cover crops to maintain farm soil, Bruce Schwartau said. When to add cover crops? What kind to add? What to do with them? And some folks use ... radishes? “That was a surprise to me, to all of a sudden run across a field of radishes, that...

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Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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