Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Community

Starting a new year with a new “do” is what April Dean was looking for and Mane Image owner, Annette Carlson is the artist creating the look.
Traffic is steady at area hair salons, report salon owners, with clients begging for appointments around the holidays just like in previous years. “We’re always crazy busy,” said Kitsie Robinson, owner at Hair Games in Byron. Salon traffic has been steady since the salon reopened June 1 after the...
The Dodge County Historical Society has set up a Christmas tree in the Government Services Center with all the ornaments being photographs of historic locations in the county. A brochure matching the numbers on the ornaments to the location is available.
A bit of photographic history of Dodge County is on display at the Government Services Center in Mantorville this holiday season courtesy of the Dodge County Historical Society. Several Historical Society members have placed a tree in the lobby of the administrative building decorated with 72...
Monica Maloney, a middle school teacher at Triton, has been named the district’s Teacher of the Year.
     Monica Maloney is Triton’s 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year. Monica is a middle school math and language arts teacher. She has taught at Triton for 17 years, 12 years in 4th grade and five in 6th grade.       Monica graduated from Osakis High School and attended University of Minnesota, Morris. ...
Members of a Claremont’s First Presbyterian Church are making as many as 25 homemade Sunday dinners for area residents. Left to right, Kay Fate, Penny McMartin O’Brien and Allison Ross prepare the meals each week in the church kitchen for residents to pick up or have them delivered.
Each Sunday, laughter can be heard flooding out of the kitchen at First Presbyterian Church in Claremont. This is where Kay Fate, Penny McMartin O’Brien and Allison Ross happily package Sunday lunches for area families and senior citizens. As many as 25 homemade meals are trotted out to waiting...
KM Elementary School teacher has been named the most recent recipient of the STEM Forward Outstanding Educator Award.
A Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School teacher has nabbed a significant award called the STEM Forward Outstanding Educator Award. Jessica Marquardt secured the award during a year when “area educators are wondering if they are doing enough or are good enough at supporting our youth to receive the...
Although the season was short, the Kasson-Mantorville football players and coaches were well recognized for their efforts.   The KoMets took the field six times this season and brought home the Section 1AAAA title. Due to COVID-19, there was no state advancement this year.   The team received great...
Hayfield’s FFA Chapter had the Christmas spirit recently as they took part in the community Share Christmas program. Chapter officers hit the stores one weekend to purchase clothing, canned goods and gifts for the anonymous children and families on their lists, said FFA Advisor Jack Crowson. The...
Dodge County employees hosted a 25 Days of Giving campaign that resulted in Thanksgiving meals for 26 area families. Employees collected food and cash and put it all toward “Thanksgiving in a Box,” said Lisa Kramer, finance director for Dodge County and a volunteer with Food for Friends, the entity...
Ben Czaplewski grew up in Hayfield where his family lived on the second floor of the funeral home until he was five years old. He said when the funeral home visitation area on first floor was not being used for funeral activity, that turned into his play area. Even at that young age, Ben still has...
Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors last week approved a flexible plan for the restart of winter activities when clearance is provided by state governmental leaders. Executive Order 20-99 is currently in place, a directive that mandates a four-week pause in activities designed...

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