Sunday, August 14, 2022

Community

The first bridge to cross the Zumbro River at Mantorville was in 1859 and other replacement bridges followed in 1882 and 1888. The 1931 steel bridge was built at a cost of $24,813 and the three miles of Highway 57 between Mantorville and Kasson was the shortest highway in Minnesota when completed. ...
When it’s all said and done, local boy done good Darin Steffl will have poured $750,000 into the purchase and renovations of Kasson’s State Theatre.  “I want to do it,” Steffl said of the investment in his hometown community. “Any money customers spend here goes into the theatre. I’m in this to...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson Fair Worship Fairgoers attended Sunday morning worship services at the Dodge County Free Fair Sunday morning, led by Rev. Chad Christensen, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Concord and the Methodist Church in Dodge Center.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Litomysl will be showing off its country church pride at the 50th annual Summer Festival on Sunday, July 31.  The 166 families of the parish will host the event, which is one of the largest summer parish festivals held in Minnesota each year. The country style...
Submitted Photo Kadden Kath of Ellendale set a new record at the Chateau Speedway Friday night. He came in with a time of 16.338/73.441 in the second lap of his heat win. He also captured the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature win.
Chateau Speedway returned to action Friday after a week off. Joining the lineup for the night was the Mid American Renegade Non Wing Sprints making their second of three scheduled appearances this season. Along with the regular six classes, it made for a full night of action.  Five of the seven...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson A 4-H Club member explains her project to a judge earlier this week in preparation for the Dodge County Free Fair. The fair runs now through Sunday.
All the activity is not in Dodge County this week as it is also “Good Neighbor Days” in Byron. City-wide garage sales have been going on all week and the main activities get going today, Thursday. Clues for the Medallion Hunt will be posted each day on byrongnd.com and the Good Neighbor Day website...
Bicyclists of all ages are invited to join a free community bicycle ride on the Sunset/Sunrise Trail in Kasson and Mantorville. The Dodge Refreshed Community Bicycle Ride will take place on Saturday, July 16, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the bike ride departing at 10 a.m.  ...
Submitted Photo Wayne and Marie Runnells and their family.
of Dodge Center have been named the Citizens of the Year by the town’s Lions Club, and both said they were shocked by the honor. “It was a surprise to us,” said Wayne. “I was never expecting that.” Both Wayne and Marie have been Dodge Center residents for decades, with Wayne moving to town when he...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson Scott Schley keeps busy fair week as he is a member of the Fair Board and involved in many of the fair activities.
Scott Schley grew up on a farm south of the Dodge Center airport with three brothers, Greg, Tim, and Steve and they raised hogs and crop farmed. Scott was active at the Dodge Center school with football, basketball, baseball, and class plays and he played tuba in the band. A big highlight for Scott...
All are invited to hear best- selling author Brian Freeman at Kasson Public Library on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Freeman writes mysteries and psychological thrillers that have been translated into 26 languages. He is an award-winning author who states, “My goal is to write books with haunting...
West Concord’s 37th annual Survival Days gets underway on Thursday, July 21, with the Guns vs Hoses charity softball event and concludes on Sunday, July 24, with the Grand Parade followed by the Firefighters Water Fight and music under the Big Tent. In between are a variety of activities and fun...

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