Dodge County Commissioners Meeting February 13, 2024

The Dodge County Commissioners met in regular session February 13, 2024, in the Board Room at the Dodge County Government Services Building. Mr. Kohlnhofer informed the Board that the Claremont …

West Concord Blood Drive

West Concord Community Blood Drive will be held on Monday, April 8, from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Faith Community Church. The church is located at 305 State Street North (Hwy 56). Call 1-800-733-2767 or …
Floor removal at the Legion

Eden Progressive Gophers 4-H Club Pancake Breakfast

The Eden Progressive Gophers 4-H club held a pancake breakfast Sunday at the West Concord American Legion. They served pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, milk, juice and coffee with desert treats …

West Concord Raffle Supports St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Dustin and Drew Cook of West Concord are preparing to enter the 26th annual Dick Hiley St. Jude Classic held at Wabasha on the weekend of May 3rd – 5th. The two brothers took second place in the …
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Obituaries
Nathan John Avery
Nathan John Avery, 46, of Wanamingo, died Friday, March 29, 2024 at St. Marys Hospital as the result of a head injury. He was born December 2, 1977 in Owatonna, Minnesota the son of Mark and …
Larry Raymond Burtis
Larry Raymond Burtis, 82, of Dodge Center, MN passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center, MN. Larry was born on March 27, 1941, in Fort Dodge, IA to Cecil and …
Adeline Doris Schletty
Adeline Doris Schletty, 83, of West Concord, passed away peacefully as the result of complications from a stroke on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. She was born April …
Bruce Melvin Schmoll
Bruce Melvin Schmoll, 70, a lifelong resident of Dodge County, MN passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on March 16, 2024. Bruce was born on August 19, 1953, in Owatonna, MN to …
Richard "Dick" Neitzel
Richard "Dick" Neitzel, 86, of Dodge Center, MN, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2024, at the Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center, where he had resided for the last two years. Richard Clarence …
Community
Over the years I have discussed geese, ducks and of course goats. However, what I have yet to discuss are turkeys. My current neighborhood has a roaming gang of wild turkeys that has at least ten …
This year marks the 25th year of Dodge County's Annual Business Expo. Gerry Fahning, founder of Fahning and Associates, has been at every single expo, because it was his brainchild, and something he …
Community
The Messenger had a few minutes to talk to Jake Hesse, the Training Captain for both Claremont and Dodge Center Fire Departments. Here’s what we found out: Jake lives a bit east of Claremont. …
The Dodge Center Fire Department held a fundraising supper last weekend. The all you can eat Spaghetti supper included garlic bread, green beans, cookies and a variety of beverages. About two hundred …
It was a day in the 1950’s and my mother seemed preoccupied. As she worked, she was memorizing something and kept reciting the words all around the house. After supper she did something truly …
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