Sunday, December 17, 2017

Dodge County Independent

Dodge County wing Lyndi Schubert tries to corrall a breakaway pass in the second period against Delano/Rockford on December 8.
When any team plays a pair of games in two consecutive nights, it’s a process that has even the best of athletes trying to prepare themselves for that situation. For high school athletes, the process becomes even more complex as they learn how to manage that scenario and how to play at their best....
A large crowd gathered to welcome the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, Dec. 5 in Kasson.
With the temperature hovering at barely 20 degrees and a stiff 25 mph breeze out of the west, the Christmas holiday spirit of the young and young-at-heart was not dampened last week.  On Dec. 5, little ones in the arms of their parents, and individuals well into their 90s started to arrive at the...
Hayfield High School band instructor Dennis Conroy is pictured with his marching band in this undated photo. The longtime instructor died Dec. 6.
Hayfield High School authorities learned early Dec. 6 that band instructor Dennis Conroy had died overnight, hours after leading the school’s pep band during a girls basketball game. By noon, at least 15 area band directors had reached out to assist with music lessons and the winter holiday band...
Kasson-Mantorville’s Robby Horsman was one of five K-M wrestlers to win an individual title at the Winona Invite on December 2.
Year in and year out, the Kasson-Mantorville team just keeps rolling. Coming into this season, the program lost one of it’s strongest senior classes ever and it was up to the younger wrestlers to keep that tradition of success going. As the KoMets took the mat for the first time this season, they...
Cohen Melcher, left, and Charlie Finley feed llamas during the ‘Christmas Alive’ event on the Jim Checkel farm. The animals were among several featured in various scenes regarding the birth of Christ.
Tradition reigns on Jim Checkel’s farm. The Kasson man hosted the 10th-annual “Christmas Alive!” event on Dec. 2 – and a big crowd visited, guided by a “guardian angel” through seven dramatic scenes of the birth of Christ. Live animals including llamas and horses enhanced the Christmas atmosphere...
 Dodge County Emergency Management director Matt Maas offers advice to area church representatives during Monday’s “active shooter” training session at Kasson-Mantorville High School. Law enforcement officials emphasize a proactive “Run, Hide, Fight” approach to the situation.
Many people associate mass shootings with schools. Actually, more faith-based organizations were targeted during 2016, when 246 violent acts were reported, Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose said Monday during a church safety training session at Kasson-Mantorville High School. The event was hosted by...
Dodge County’s Rose Kraus (28) scored along with Katie Montrose and Katrina Thoe as the Wildcats fell to St. Francis/North Branch 4-3 on November 25.
In the early part of the season, the Dodge County girls hockey team has looked like they will be a team to deal with. After taking home a victory in their season opener at Simley, the Wildcats displayed a deep offensive approach combined with a defensive effort that limits opportunities for their...
Lori and Dan Hodgman pause for a photo at their Dodge Center business, Hodgman Drainage Co., Inc. The company offers excavation, drainage and septic system services.
Don Hodgman was lead foreman for a drainage contractor in West Concord when he set out on his own in 1982. Thirty-five years later, his business dream has expanded into a large, thriving venture in Dodge Center. Hodgman Drainage Co., Inc., supplies commercial and agricultural drainage, earth-moving...
Adam Fredericksen speaks Nov. 22 during an event in Dodge Center. He works to educate the public on the effects of impaired driving. Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose is pictured at right.
Adam Fredericksen was 18 and riding high during his senior year at Kasson-Mantorville High School. Kaitlyn Hansen was a smiley 16-year-old “drama queen” at Fillmore Central High School in Harmony. But an impaired driver slammed into Fredericksen’s vehicle in Kasson on Feb. 7, 2004, leaving him...
Dodge County goaltender Annabel Smith picked up her first career varsity win as the Wildcats defeated Simley 4-2.
The opening game of most seasons can be one that is waiting to reach its climax. With the anticipation for the opener building since the team started practice, everyone awaits for that one moment where everything feels like it did when they played their last game months ago.  The season opener for...

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