Thursday, June 30, 2022

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On June 14 and 15, five Hayfield High School golfers trekked to Becker and played at Pebble Creek Golf Club, for the Class A State Championship. Although the golf team has sent a few golfers to state before, they have never sent five individual golfers to the state tournament. The two boys, Keegan...
This year’s Hall of Fame inductees at the Chateau Raceway in Lansing include, from left: Louis “Bug” Lomholt represented by his daughter Darcy Nickson, Larry Nelson and Maynard White represented by his son. Also shown are 2019 inductee LeRoy Scharkey, Todd Scharkey, Dick Veldman represented by his wife Betty and family and Steve Sorensen and 2021 inductee Bryan Hernandez.
Week six of racing at Chateau Speedway was highlighted Friday with the induction of six new members into the Chateau Speedway Hall of Fame. The third class for the Hall of Fame was highlighted by a group, which included drivers from the 60s all the way into the 2000s. Dick Veldman, a two time...
When Larry Hegerle retired from teaching in 2018 at Kasson-Mantorville High School, he didn’t stay retired for long. He went on to pursue a seminary degree, and took on the role of hospice chaplain for two years before COVID hit and he was no longer able to visit patients. “God has given me the...
Minnesota voters may now cast their ballots for candidates running in the statewide primary election on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Voters in Dodge, Olmsted and other southern Minnesota counties in the 1st Congressional District can also vote in the special election to serve out the remainder of the...
Richard Staub, World War II Army vet, and long-time West Concord farmer.
(Editor’s Note: Richard Staub was a longtime area farmer who now lives in Rochester. Born in German his family came to the United States after World War I and later returned to Germany as a soldier in World War II. In Part One, Wayne Hendrickson tells Staub’s story from his early childhood in...
Kasson-Mantorville school board members Monday night approved a two-year contract with the city of Kasson to provide a school resource officer (SRO) for the district. The action came after K-M Supt. Mark Matuska, Kasson Police Chief Josh Hanson, Kasson Mayor Chris McKern, City Administrator Tim...
SUBMITTED PHOTO Betsy Singer and her family.
For Betsy Singer, family comes first. As she details in an exclusive interview with the Dodge County Independent, popular Rochester news anchor Singer reveals why she walked away from a new contract offer, ultimately saying goodbye to a 13-year stint at KAAL, and details what the future holds for...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson The 2022 Friendship Wagon Train left the Dodge County Fairgrounds last Saturday and headed to Dodge Center at the beginning of the weeklong ride.
2022’s Friendship Wagon Train rolled into Dodge Center last weekend providing an added activity to Dodger Days, a new community-wide event. Although the two events were not officially connected they both provided enjoyment to area residents. Dodger Days involved four days of summer fun over the...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson Richard Staub served in the U.S. Army in World War II, returning to Germany, the country where he was born.
(Editor’s Note: Richard Staub was a longtime area farmer who now lives in Rochester. Born in Germany his family came to the United States after World War I. As an adult he was in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany, not far from where he was born. This week tell Wayne Hendrickson tells the...
New ownership of the Hubbell House in Mantorville will be officially recognized this Saturday, June 25, with a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. In keeping with the spirit of Stagecoach Days that is also being held this weekend in Mantorville, the Powers family will travel to the Hubbell House by Stagecoach...

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