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The architect's overhead image of the K-M Elementary School addition by ATS&R shows the new gymnasium and how the 10 classrooms will be placed in the northeast corner of the present site. Phase II interior construction at the elementary is scheduled to begin March 5.

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August 12, 2015

Kasson gets three new role models

The eighth annual Kasson Ambassador Program was a success with three new faces being chosen to represent the town and act as role models for the younger generation.

August 19, 2015

The tale of a 50-year-old beard

Kreidermacher was in Kasson running errands around 2 p.m. one day in 1965, and he noticed something strange. “Every man in town sported a beard. Well, they had to grow one,” he recalled.

August 26, 2015

Final melodrama celebrates Marigold Days 50th anniversary

In order to celebrate Marigold Days 50th anniversary, the Mantorville Theatre Company premiered its brand new melodrama “Mary Goes for the Gold” or “Pick My Flower, Please” last weekend.

August 5, 2015

Classic Melodrama, ‘One Last Train to Nowhere’ take center stage

The Mantorville Theatre Company continues its 43rd Summer Melodrama Season with return to the classic melodrama, "One Last Train to Nowhere" or "The Best Laid Plans of Mice Men Are Derailed At The Junction," written by Cheryl Frarck and directed by Karl Huppler.

August 12, 2015

Media personality joins DCI sports team

A local media sports personality with broadcasting ties has joined the Dodge County Independent.

August 26, 2015

FCCLA opens doors for K-M students

Over 8,000 student leaders and advisors from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), including the K-M chapter, attended the National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. last month.

August 5, 2015

150 Years Kasson celebrates sesquicentennial

Last year Festival In the Park co-chairs Chris and Candy McKern were expecting retired District Judge Joseph (Joe) Wieners to serve as the Grand Marshal for the 25th anniversary of the Festival.

August 12, 2015

Family’s lives change in an instant ‘Start each day with a thankful heart’

It is a miracle Molly Riese is alive. On Feb. 6, Molly’s life changed forever after she was severely injured in a car crash.

August 19, 2015

Kasson’s 1952 Plowville with Eisenhower & Stevenson draws crowd of 100,000

For a few hours in history, Kasson took on a national spotlight for the 1952 Plowville on September 6. Not only did this event attract over 100,000 people to the local Snow family farm; this event attracted the two presidential contenders: Republican candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower and Democratic counterpart Adlai Stevenson.

August 19, 2015

Mayor defends his and council’s actions

Kasson residents packed city hall yet again last week, as there was some speculation that more city positions would be eliminated.











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August 26, 2015

Three K-M students honored for wearing seat belts

Three Kasson-Mantorville High School students were recognized by the Dodge County Safe Roads Coalition, Dodge County Law Enforcement and Toward Zero Deaths stakeholders for wearing their seat belts during the school board meeting on Aug. 17.