Friday, January 27, 2023

County News

Submitted Photo Outgoing County Board Chair Tim Tjosaas ceremonially passed the gavel last week  to Rod Peterson, the chair for 2023.
Dodge County Commissioners met last week for a statutory meeting to reorganize for 2023. Commissioners Rodney Peterson, Tim Tjosaas, and Rhonda Toquam, County Attorney Paul Kiltinen, and Sheriff Scott Rose were all sworn into new terms in office. Peterson was elected as board chair and Allen as...
I make it a tradition to start my New Year with a New Year’s Day run. The requirements are only that a minimum of one mile must be completed, and it must be outside despite the weather. There are some years where this is easier than others, due mostly to wind chills, but I find it starts my year...
Dodge County Salvation Army was shy of its $40,000 red kettle fundraising goal, but those involved say they’re still pleased with how much they did raise. The campaign raised $28,290, which was just shy of last year’s $32,000 total. “We always try to do more than we did last year,” said Tanya Young...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson Dodge County Dairy Princess, Gabriola Espinoza, and her brother, Diego, were giving out a pound of free butter from Dodge County Dairy Farmers, to store customers at the Hy-Vee in Kasson who stopped by their display last Saturday. Gabriola is a second-year nursing student...
Dodge County Salvation Army is having a "Drive Thru Light Show" fundraiser, Saturday, December 17, from 4-8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave. NW, Kasson. Those attending are invited to drive through the light show and hear the holiday music. Come and see the live animals with the...
Dodge County Salvation Army is having a “Drive Thru Light Show” fundraiser, Saturday, December 17, from 4-8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave. NW, Kasson. Those attending are invited to drive through the light show and hear the holiday music. Come and see the live animals with the...
United Way of Dodge County (UWDC) raised funds his fall to meet the increased nonprofit partner needs and the board recently approved $70,000 in grants. UWDC supports local nonprofits and programs for the most critical issues facing Dodge County in the areas of education, financial stability,...
Christmas celebrations come to Dodge County in a big way this weekend as Kasson, Mantorville, Dodge Center, Hayfield, and West Concord all kick off the holiday season with special events. Two of the biggest city-wide events are in West Concord and Mantorville. West Concord Community  Christmas...
I have been a reporter and editor for many years and have worked for newspapers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, Maryland, and New Jersey so I have done a lot of Christmas stories. When I first started covering Dodge County it was for the old West Concord Enterprise and I was mainly concerned with...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson A Nativity Scene tells the story of Christmas at the Methodist Church in Kasson.
Christmas Alive will return to its live, walk-through format this year after last years event being drive-through because of Covid. This year’s event will be staged from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 2, and 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, at 64961 230th Avenue, Kasson. The non-denominational...

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