Thursday, February 29, 2024

From the archives of the Dodge County Independent

50 Years Ago


Commissioners To Meet On Nursing Home Issues

The Dodge County Commissioners will meet at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 to discuss a proposed new county nursing home. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the court room at the Dodge County Courthouse in Mantorville.

A committee appointed earlier by the commissioners will report at this informational meeting. The new nursing home was proposed by a group of citizens appearing at a commissioners meeting late this summer. Citizens appearing at that meeting wanted the home located in Dodge Center.

One county official estimated that cost of a nursing home such as proposed by the citizens appearing at the meeting would cost over one million dollars to county taxpayers.


30 Years Ago


Be Safe, be seen for Halloween

Ask children what they like best about Halloween and the answer is likely to be costumes and treats. But safety and visibility top parents’ wish list

Halloween is a fun time for children, yet it does not need to scare their parents. According to Dr. Christine Leska of Kasson Optometric, a member of the American Foundation for Vision Awareness, Halloween is a fun time for children but it does not need to scare their parents. This years theme for Halloween is “Be Safe, Be Seen!”

Children are urged to wear reflectorized material, keep costumes simple and carry a flashlight. Regular street shoes should be worn, wigs and hats should be worn well off the face and painted faces are recommended over wearing masks (which can block visibility).

Parents are also urged to use caution along with all drivers the evening of Halloween.

20 Years Ago


October K-M Student of the Month

The K-M Exchange Club Student of the month is Kirsten Huppler, daughter of Karl and Lynette Huppler of Mantorville. A student must be a senior to qualify for the honor.

Kirsten is an outstanding student who lives by the philosophy that “you work for what you want and for what you believe in, not what others want you to believe”.

Academically, Kirsten ranks number one in a class of 103 students with a grade point average of 4.0. Outside of the classroom, Kirsten has been involved in numerous activities to include choir and Chamber Singers, band and Jazz Band, dance team, National Honor Society, AFS and was a class officer her sophomore and junior years. She was also recently selected as a National Merit semifinalist, of which only one-half of one percent of all students attain. In her spare time Kirsten enjoys the theatre, dance, music, reading an drawing.

Kirsten’s future plans are to spend a year at a folk high school in Norway before going on to a four-year college to earn her Bachelors of Arts Degree in theatre. Her ultimate goal is to one day live in New York and perform on Broadway.

10 Years Ago


Historical Bell Rings Again

It was an exciting day on Thursday, October23, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kasson.

The long awaited bell tower was finished and standing proud in front of the church.

Looking up at the bell tower has already brought back memories and reminiscing.

It was first located at the turn of the century at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in West Concord.




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