Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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A couple weeks ago I stopped by the Berne church where my daughter and I enjoyed wood-fired pizza. Not only did we get a slice of yummy meat lover’s pizza, but we also got a slice of Swiss heritage.  What impressed me the most about the pizza event that attracts thousands to rural Dodge County each...
Lukas Wharton didn’t have a care in the world.  That’s certainly what we would wish for with any child, especially at the tender age of 5 years old. After all, how can life be any more carefree at that age? Lukas was just out enjoying a late afternoon ride in his play wagon when, sadly, our...
Picking a career can be one of the toughest decisions anybody will ever have to make. Police officer? Nurse? Administrative assistant? Politician? Attorney? Teacher? Business associate? Pastor? The list of opportunities is endless. How about adding agriculture to the top of that list? With...
Logan Maas knew better.  In fact, the explorer turned firefighter with Dodge Center Fire made everyone wear their seat belt.  But last December something didn’t click, and ended up going horribly wrong.  The 18-year-old died on a gravel road in northern Dodge County just days before Christmas. Of...
After being in the newspaper business for many years, it’s easy to get a little disgruntled with life, especially after dealing with readers who seem to know how to put a paper together better than what I do.  I’m certainly not implying that I know everything there is about newspapers. Heck, I come...
This past month I had one of the most memorable times of my life.  I survived being away from America for two weeks. It definitely proved to be a fun adventure traveling overseas for the first time ever.  It certainly was nice to connect with my oldest daughter, who has been studying abroad in...
I would say most families and people are affected by mental illness is one way or another. Whether it’s being stricken or having a family member or close friend with mental illness, this much-ignored problem continues to have its clutches from coast-to-coast. Personally, when I was in high school,...
I have a friend, Shawn Haley. We grew up together and attended high school and played on some of the same teams. I always liked Shawn. He was one of those guys who seemed to know where he was going in life at an early age. He took and excelled in those higher classes that I never could master. The...
As I take advantage of my two week excursion across Europe with my oldest daughter, one thought has been fledging the entire time. It’s difficult to get disconnected from the world, especially in today’s society. I guess I’ve always known that in theory, but it didn’t become real apparent to me...
The world seems to get smaller as I get older. Last week, while talking to Kat Perkins from “The Voice,” we discovered a mutual friend. My buddy, Dan Linford, who was the principal at the high school my sons attended in Utah, has a son who did quite well on “The Voice.” Tanner is his name and when...

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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
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Kasson, MN 55944

 

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