Sunday, August 14, 2022

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It was Survival Days in West Concord and there was something for everyone. The Dodge County Dairy Princess rode in the parade accompanied by two “cows.” The candidates for Miss West Concord posed before the coronation program. For the younger set, there was a scramble for candy at the parade, time...
Submitted Photo French’s Repair USRA A Mod Feature Winner Steve Wetzstein of West Concord.
Temperatures were plenty warm for Friday night’s action at Chateau Speedway, and the drivers responded with one of the quickest shows of the season. Drivers rolled through the heats in less than an hour and took less than an hour and a half to put together six action filled feature events. Jack...
David Livingston’s father, Melbourn, purchased the farm in 1944. He raised crops, dairy, hogs, sheep, chickens, and one year, a flock of turkeys. The family farmed this way until David and his brother introduced purebred Yorkshire and Hampshire hogs plus purebred Suffolk sheep when they...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson Mary Ann Bucher and her family were named to the Dodge County Fair’s Hall of Fame for their work with the fair and 4-H.
Three new members of the Dodge County Fair Hall of Fame were inducted on the last day of the 2022 fair. New members are Frank Moon, Mary Ann Bucher Family, and Tammy Donley. Frank Moon Frank Moon grew up on a farm in the Tracy area where he was active in 4-H and FFA. After attending the University...
Question: If involved in a minor auto accident with another driver what steps should be taken at the scene by both parties? Answer: Crashes happen every day in Minnesota. Crashes are one of the State Patrol’s primary duties and do it on a daily basis. It’s important to know what to do immediately...
The following misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors were heard in Dodge County District Court the week of July 10 — 17: Dodge CountySheriff’s Office Micah E. Emmons, 19, Rochester, speeding, $140; Jordan S. Hoffmann, 30, Chatfield, revoked license and no insurance, $480; Victor M. Lopez Rosas, 37,...
Joan and Bill Meeker returned to the area after retirement.
William Meeker lived in Richfield until he was 11. His father was a judge and after a few years, he was asked by the city of Richfield to join the Fire Department. His mother contracted polio and was confined to an iron lung machine for seven years until she passed.  When Bill was 12 he moved to...
If they didn’t know it before, they definitely know it now: The Hubbell House is the anchor for Mantorville businesses. Neighboring businesses have an uptick in traffic on days when The Hubbell House is open for lunch, and a downturn on days when it’s closed for lunch. “Some days we’re busy and...
West Concord’s 37th annual Survival Days gets underway tonight, Thursday, as local law enforcement officials take on the firefighters and EMS workers in a Guns vs. Hoses charity softball game. The game starts at 7 p.m. at the West Concord softball fields. During the game organizers will be “passing...
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...

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