Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Dodge County Independent

Dodge County wing Alex Nelson (right) celebrates after a shorthanded goal against La Crescent.
The Dodge County boys hockey extended its winning streak to four games last week with the latest installments coming against La Crescent and Windom Area. The winning streak is the Wildcats’ longest winning streak of the season and is part of a stretch of six wins in the past eight games. The...
Members of the junior varsity Dodge County Wildcats girls hockey team pause for a photo. They are among students helping raise money for the Dodge County Relay for Life, through the annual KoMets vs. Cancer campaign.
The annual KoMets vs. Cancer campaign is off and running. More than $2,200 was raised during a Dodge County Wildcats girls hockey game on Jan. 26, the initial event sponsored by Kasson-Mantorville High School winter sports and activities programs. Upcoming events include a K-M wrestling match (...
Dodge County Emergency Management director Matt Maas has undertaken an added position as Public Safety Answering Point (911 Dispatch Center) director in a merging of the two departments. Maas, Emergency Management director since 2009, replaces Mike Burton, who left the PSAP position after about 10...
Even within a public safety agency it sometimes takes a while for the real facts to surface. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office found that out recently when it discovered only one of two deputies involved in saving a man’s life back in 2010 had been recognized. Deputy Scott Prins had previously been...
Area pastors partner with deputies to form chaplain program
A first-of-its-kind program in Dodge County will pair up sheriff’s deputies and area clergy members. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office began a new program last week, with nine pastors joining the ranks of the office as chaplains. The clergy members have completed the required state and federal...
A Level 3 sex offender is moving to Hayfield beginning tomorrow. According to Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose, Kevin Tyrone Williams is moving into the area. Rose said Williams has served his sentence and is now transitioning into the community. Williams has a history of sexual contact with adult...
The wrestling dual between Kasson-Mantorville and Zumbrota-Mazeppa was going to be a major event in the landscape of the sport.  The dual featured two defending high school state champions and teams that were ranked atop their respective classes.  With the KoMets’ nearly 10-year Hiawatha Valley...
 Kylie Franko, left, and her aunt, Sherrie Franko, look over an item during the indoor garage sale. Both women are from Dodge Center.
You could say garage sale season began Jan. 27. Yep, it was chilly outside. And garage sales are typically a warm weather phenomenon, of course. Thus, Faith Lutheran Church in Dodge Center held its first “Ultimate Indoor Garage Sale.” Shoppers checked out clothes, knick-knacks, toys, books, sports...
Galen Heinle displays a plaque honoring his many years in law enforcement. The Dodge County deputy sheriff retired Jan. 26.
After 24 years of law enforcement service, Galen Heinle got to thinking about the future. “It took me a lot of time to think about what I want to do,” the Dodge County Sheriff’s deputy said. “Do I want to retire? I love my job, but my mind and body says it’s time to hang it up and enjoy retirement...


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