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At the regular school board meeting last Monday night board members were given “KoMet Pride” hard hats to get them into the spirit of the elementary school staff presentation on Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Shown are board members Kent Harfmann and Jill Minette-Stacey (foreground) Superintendent Mark Matuska and board members Rob Hamlin and Missy Swarts. Board members Brea Koebele and Brandon Madery were also present and wearing hard hats. Photo by Randy Carlsen.


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December 3, 2014

Kasson Municipal Liquor Store benefits community for 64 years!

December 9, 1949 a municipal liquor dispensary was established by adoption of Ordinance #402. Sixty five years later the Kasson Municipal Liquor Store remains a success story that has benefitted members of the community even if they don't patronize the store.

November 26, 2014

Shop Small in Kasson Saturday

Saturday, November 29 is Shop Small Saturday and the Kasson Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a special promotion.

December 3, 2014

Start your Christmas holiday in Mantorville

To help celebrate Christmas in Mantorville, the Mantorville Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 20th Annual Olde Fashioned Christmas on Saturday, December 6th. This year’s event will have something for everyone.

November 26, 2014

Kasson-Mantorville district to contract for School Linked Mental Health services

K-M counselors Karen Besch (elementary), Shelly Bielen (middle school) and Alyssa Trow (high school) and social workers Lindsey Campbell (elementary and middle school) and Kerri Klingfus (high school) gave a presentation at the regular board meeting last Monday night on the need for school linked mental health services.

December 8, 2014

Dodge Center Foundation sponsors innovative program for hungry Triton families A week in the life of a backpack

Imagine not knowing if you will have food on Saturday and Sunday. Even worse, imagine spending all week worrying about the weekend without school lunch and not having enough to eat. At six years old.

December 17, 2014

Rodney Jorgenson honored as local Outstanding Conservationist of 2014

Rodney Jorgenson, of rural Mantorville Township, was selected by the Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) as the 2014 Outstanding Conservationist of the Year...

November 19, 2014

Mantorville talks tree removal

An 80-foot tall pine tree in Slingerland Park lost another big branch recently and the tree trunk appears to be hollow for much of its length, Public Works employee Scott Larsen told the Mantorville City Council members at their meeting November 10, 2014.

December 8, 2014

Advertisement for bid package phase II to be opened this week

The second of three bid packages went out for bid in November as part of the $39.8 million in improvements/additions to the K-M Elementary and High School.

December 17, 2014

City of Kasson general levy to increase 6.39% in 2015

Last Wednesday evening the Kasson City Council approved a general levy increase for 2015 of 6.39%. At the prior council meeting the preliminary levy was set at 9.1% and was trimmed back nearly 3% for the Wednesday meeting.

November 26, 2014

Santa letters delivered personally by David Roberts

Earlier this month David Roberts from Dodge Center departed for Helsinki, Finland to the High Tech Startup Conference “Slush”. He had been invited by Helsinki Ventures to moderate a couple of panel discussions on business accelerators and be part of one as well.

December 3, 2014

Should a non-city resident be allowed on Kasson park board?

Chuck Coleman is a city council representative on the Kasson Park Board. He asked if a person could be on the park board even if they are not a resident of the city.

December 8, 2014

Agates: Don't judge a book by the cover!

Valerie Fordham and Louis Maccini have Eagle View Agate Creations outside of Mantorville. In conjunction with Mantorville's Olde Fashioned Christmas they held a holiday agate sale in their garage/ man cave.

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December 17, 2014

Holiday season important to many businesses

Lynn and Dick Sturgis have owned Kasson Hometown Variety for 28 years. Lynn emphasizes that the holiday season is a make or break it time for the store. The store owners are dependent on local support for holiday shopping for holiday season profits.

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