Saturday, June 3, 2023


The Hayfield and Triton boys and girls track/field teams competed in the Section 1A True Team Meet, on Tuesday, May 9, at Triton High School. Boys Results: 100 Meter Dash: 1 Sam Backer, Chatfield, 11.22; Hayfield: 18 Cohen Heins, 12.38; 32 Alexander Salazer, 16.22; Triton: 22 Christian Valdez...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson Emmett Ricke from Kasson was one of the high jump competitors.
KASSON — The Byron and Kasson-Mantorville track and field teams competed in the Hiawatha Valley League Conference Championships on Saturday, May 13, at Kasson-Mantorville High School. Boys Results: 100 Meter Dash: 1 RJ Sylak, ZM, 11.51; KM: 3 Emmett Ricke, 11.77; 5 Maddox Knudson, 11.96; 6 Timothy...
Photo by Mary Nelson Hayfield’s Corbin Krueger delivers a pitch against Mabel Canton.
Byron’s baseball team collected a pair of wins last week. On Wednesday, May 10, the guys took down Rochester John Marshall, 11-3, and on Thursday, the Bears bested Goodhue, 6-2. JM Game: John Marshall and Byron were tied 2-2, until the Bears erupted for five runs in the fifth inning and four more...
Photo by Mary Nelson Hayfield’s Jojo Tempel gets the throw down, tagging out the Houston runner stealing second.
The Lady Bears fast-pitch team defeated Pine Island, 5-0, on Thursday, May 11. Byron sisters Macy and Mia Borowski made school history, becoming the first sisters to each hit a home run in the same game. Pine Island: Ella Sorum, 1 for 3, 2B; Kiley Passow, 1 for 3. Pitchers: Caitlyn Lerum 6 IP, 5 H...
Note: The Police Blotter often contains sensitive information. With this in mind, block numbers deliberately do not indicate a specific address. Court newsDodge County The following misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors were heard in Dodge County District Court the week of May 7 — 14: Dodge...
Anne Schwanke, owner of Full Circle Wellness, and Katie Elmore, owner of Elmore Chiropractic, were joined by family, friends, and others recently as they broke ground on a new building they will share in Kasson. Both women  have “similar patients” and share a holistic outlook on health care. Schwanke will also have a birthing center in Full Circle Wellness.
The region’s first birthing center will open November 1,if the build-out remains on schedule. Full Circle Wellness and Elmore Chiropractic, both of Kasson, broke ground on a new building earlier this spring, and there they will both operate and offer a holistic approach to wellness. “I’m expanding...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson Michael Hoff and Jeff Heideman, business partners at Hoff’s Auto Repair.
Michael Hoff’s father worked as a comptroller for different companies so the family moved to several communities in Minnesota while he was growing up. Mike has three siblings, and making those moves also meant that Mike attended different schools. While they lived in Rochester, Mike attended John...
Karlin Ziegler, Olmsted County park director, cut the ribbon to open the new Nature Center at Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo. She was joined by center employs and Friends of Oxbow.
The wait was finally over last week as the new nature center at Oxbow Park and the Zollman Zoo opened to the public. A ribbon cutting was held Friday morning with the center officially opening to the public in the afternoon. The new building is replacing the structure built in the early 1980s and...
Photo by Karen M. Jorgensen Steve Johnson has been selling cars for 51 years. More than 20 of those years have been at his dealership in Zumbrota. Johnson has also become known throughout the area for his creative and often goofy TV commercials.
Steve Johnson is a natural salesman and his enthusiasm for his product is obvious. And his product is cars. As the owner of Zumbrota Ford, he is well-known in the area for his many creative and often goofy television commercials where he is joined by his daughter and can be found wearing any number...


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