Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Community

Submitted Photo Students at Byron High School are learning about entrepreneurship by operating their own food truck.
How cool is Byron High School now? The school is in its second full year of operating a food truck, which is called B Town Bistro. At the direction of teachers Ryan Radke and Josh Bernards, students in two classes – food truck culinary and food truck entrepreneurship – oversee the food truck. Last...
Mark Lennox, project director for Dodge County Wind  told Dodge County Commissioners last week that the company is working to advance the project and meet the concerns of local residents and board members about the proposed route of the transmission lines. Dodge County Wind, a subsidiary of NextEra...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson Brett and Gary Henslin with the hops harvester they built.
Gary and Brett Henslin started growing hops in 2015 on their farm south of Dodge Center. They were able to obtain used poles from a utility company to support the trellis, which allows coconut fiber twine to be strung 18' high. The twine connects the top and bottom cables of the trellis and...
Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School teacher Natalie Tweten is one of 59 teachers selected across the U.S. to have earned the 2022-23 Outstanding Project Lead the Way teacher award. The award recognizes educators who demonstrate a strong record of delivering an inspiring and empowering student...
Submitted Photo Janet Dornfeld with her wool applique wall hanging.
Thirty-five quilts were on display at the Opera House during Marigold Days. “We displayed 35 quilts, a great selection including antique quilts from 1893 and 1920 as well as a military quilt,” said JoAnn Roth, one of the organizers of the Quilt Show. “We appreciate the willingness of quilters of...
I don’t know if I have ever seen quite as enthusiastic a group of people as the fans of the Byron Bears last week. I stopped by the high school Friday morning for the pepfest and king and queen coronation. If I thought I would have any trouble remembering how to get to the gym there was no danger...
This building located on 1st Ave NW was operated by Healy’s Ice Cream and later Kasson Dairy. The DCI newspaper used this building for many years with Johnson Printing in the back part of the building. The DCI moved to Main Street for five years in the longtime Kasson Drug which then became the...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson This group of Kasson-Mantorville retired teachers gets together each year around the time school opens. This year’s meeting was on September 9 at the Hubbell House in Mantorville.
I don’t know where to begin. There is so much to say about Hidden Pines Bar & Grill. After opening in May of this year, the restaurant is quickly growing its customer base through word of mouth. And there is lots to talk about. The menu is filled with comfort food items. Many of the offerings...
Submitted Photo Deanna Hanson Bakke and Arlene Hanson Bjornson are the two living grandchildren of Ole Fossum.
Submitted by Reunion committee One hundred years ago, in August 1921, the Ole Fossum family had their first reunion. Ole was 67 and had his birthday picture taken with his first 10 grandchildren that day. He had eight more grandchildren after the 1922 picture. Two grandchildren, Arlene Hanson...
The God Loves You 22 Tour with Franklin Graham will be held at Soldiers Field Memorial Park in Rochester, on October 2 at 4 p.m. The award-winning music of the Newsboys will open the program at 3:30 p.m. and also the end of the program.  Franklin Graham, (son of Billy Graham) who heads up the...

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