Saturday, June 3, 2023


In its 166th year this summer, the Dodge County Free Fair is the state’s oldest running county fair. Organizers say they’ll bring back fan favorites this July as well as a few new attractions. The 2023 fair is scheduled for July 12-16 at the fairgrounds in Kasson. The biggest change to the fair...
Submitted Photo Berne Pizza returns for another season with pizzas and music on Wednesdays throughout the summer at Zwingli United Church of Christ near West Concord.
Berne Pizza returns for another season   Berne Wood-Fired Pizza is back for another season of music and pizza. The official start to the 12th season will take place Wednesday, June 7 at 5 p.m. This summer, Berne has added a new pizza of the month for June: the Hawaiian. Loaded with pineapple,...
Submitted Photo Mary Nelson and her family. Nelson has been photographing events at Hayfield schools since her children attended.
Mary (Peshon) Nelson grew up in Winona with six siblings (three sisters and three brothers and she is the third oldest). Her father, Donald, was an iron worker and her mother, Dixie Lee was a CNA. Mary was a tomboy growing up, so she loved sports from T-Ball at five years old, and flag football in...
The American Red Cross will have a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, at South Zumbro Lutheran Church, 4830 SW 120th Ave. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767 or go to and enter Kasson MN to schedule an appointment.  
Ramona and Bruce Bigelow will be hosting an Open House and Dedication of the Meditation Garden they have created on June 3. The open house will be from 2-5 p.m. at 1407 12th St. NW in Kasson. There will be a short dedication program at 3 p.m. The Meditation Garden is the fulfillment of a dream for...
In the first round of Section 1A action, the Hayfield baseball team defeated Houston, 4-0, on Wednesday, May 24, to keep their post-season drive alive. Houston: Austin Swenson, 1 for 3; Zach Olson, 1 for 3; Conner Porter, 1 for 3; Logan Olson, 1 for 3. Pitchers: Connor Porter (LP) 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2...
Photo by Wayne Hendrickson Kasson-Mantorville hosted the K-M Invitational Meet on Thursday May 25. It was the last meet for the season.
KASSON — Kasson-Mantorville track and field teams played host and competed in their own Kasson-Mantorville High School Invitational Meet, on Thursday, May 25. Women Team Ranking: Kasson-Mantorville 72, Stewartville, 69.5, Tri-City United 33.5; Men Team Ranking: Stewartville 109, Kasson-Mantorville...
Photo by Angie Richards Lead off hitter Andria Fitch makes contact with the ball.
Byron’s softball girls are peaking at the right time. On Tuesday, May 23, the girls toppled Austin, 15-0, in the Section 1AAA Championship bracket quarterfinals, at Byron High School. Macy Borowski was brilliant in the pitcher’s circle on Tuesday, as she threw a no-hitter to lead Byron to victory....
Photos by Mary Nelson Hayfield’s Breanna Subbert jumped her way to section 1A in the triple jump. She also qualified in 100m and shotput.
CHATFIELD — The Hayfield boys and girls track/field teams competed at the MSHSL section 1A-Sub-sections, on Wednesday, May 24, at Chatfield High School. There were 10 co-ed teams that completed 18 events on the day. Women Rankings: GMLOKS 214.50, Chatfield 152, Lourdes 90-33, RACE 62.33, Blooming...
The Kasson American Legion Color Guard made stops at South Zumbro and the Mantorville Bridge and several other cemeteries during Memorial Day observances on Monday.
Photo: Abigail Erpelding was the speaker at the program at Kasson-Mantorville High School.


Dodge County Independent

Dodge County Independent
Dodge County ADvantage
301 S. Mantorville Ave.
Plaza 57 • Suite 200
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
301 S. Mantorville Ave.
Plaza 57 • Suite 200
Kasson, MN 55944