West Concord native Wins Iron Man competition

Matt Hanson, who grew up in West Concord and graduated from Triton won the fifth race in the Iron Man Pro Series at the 2024 Qatar Airways triathlon in Chattanooga, Tennessee last month. Hanson, who …

"Coffee in the Country" at Berne Wood-Fired Pizza

Berne Wood-Fired Pizza is cooking up more than pizza this summer. Located just west of Pine Island, Berne will now host "Coffee in the Country" every other Friday morning from 8:30-11AM beginning …

Memorial Park in West Concord Taking Orders for Memorial Pavers

Memorial Park is taking orders for memorial pavers as an ongoing fundraiser for the pool/park. Cost is $100. They are a great way to honor a loved one that is no longer with us. If you would like to …
Several exhibits on the main floor of the Museum

Claremont History Chat and Museum Opening

One of our current projects at the Dodge County Historical Society is collecting history of the Claremont area. We’re interested in the city’s history as well as what happened in the townships …
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June is national dairy month. So it is appropriate to consider this amazing food source, it’s health benefits, and the controversies and misunderstandings surrounding this food. Milk is a unique …
Monica can be a very sound sleeper. There have been many nights when Claudia climbed the stairs from her living space (basement) to Monica’s (first floor): Knock, knock, knock. “Monica, wake …
Over the course of my life my parents have always had a dog. And all of those dogs have had some sort of job that was either taught to them or they just naturally did. The dog we had when I was …
Obituaries
Doris Elaine (Lyke) Cole
Doris Elaine (Lyke) Cole, 89, of Sartell MN, passed away May 9th, 2024, at Advanced Health Care of Mesa, AZ. Doris was born April 21, 1935, in Claremont MN. She was the daughter of Vern & Edna …
Claude “Les” Riker
Claude “Les” Riker, 84, of Dodge Center, MN passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at Our Home Memory Care in Austin, MN to natural causes. Les was born …
Barbara Joan Gilliland
Barbara Joan Gilliland, 91, passed away on May 18, 2024, at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born in Knox, Indiana on December 3, 1932, to Chester Arthur and Thelma Mae Bennett. After graduating from …
Verlyn Edward Pool
Verlyn Edward Pool, 80, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester MN. Verlyn was born on November 14, 1943, to Vernie and Phyllis (Vrieze) Pool. He was …
Ralph George Charlton
Ralph George Charlton, 83, Rochester, MN, formerly of Kenyon, MN, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary's Campus. Ralph was born on November 30, 1940 in …
Community
(BPT) - After 114 years, the Boy Scouts of America has changed its name. More than five years after welcoming girls, it has become Scouting America, a name that is more welcoming to anyone who wants …
(NewsUSA) - I almost died shortly before Father’s Day in 2012, saved, ultimately, by my father. You might say I found him the night I almost lost my life.He had died nearly thirty years before, …
(BPT) - Summer is synonymous with entertaining. Longer days and warmer weather mean plenty of time to gather and enjoy life with the ones we love.If you’re looking to up your game this summer, …
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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. On May …
On Saturday, March 2nd, Benjamin Perry participated in the MMTA State Piano Contest held at the University of Minnesota. Students first compete at the local level and the winners selected then …
Dodge Center, MN – Students from Triton’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter were among the 6,500+ attendees representing nearly 800 school chapters across the United States, …
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