Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Customers at the Casey’s Store in Mantorville found something unexpected during Marigold Days Saturday. The store posted a sign in the door announcing it was closed from 1-2 p.m. in honor of Lorie Alwes, a Casey’s worker who died on her way to work early Labor Day morning.
It may have been the busiest day of the year for Casey’s in Mantorville with Marigold Days in full swing, but that didn’t stop the store managers and employees from remembering one of their own who died suddenly earlier in the week. Lorie Alwes, 59, of rural Kasson was killed in a single-vehicle...
Even though she is relatively new to the 4-H program, Mollie Allen of Kasson is making a big splash with 4-H. Allen and 27 other outstanding Minnesota 4-H youth have been selected as Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors for 2019-20. Their first big leadership opportunity came at this year’s Minnesota...
The County Seat has new owners! On the left is Sopheak Phy aka Wa. On the right is Sakhann Douk aka Michelle.
The County Seat in Mantorville has new owners, as Michelle Douk and Wa Phy have bought the business. The couple have taken over the longtime Mantorville business after owning the Chinh Express in Rochester for years until Aug.1.  Going into owning the chineze restaurant, they had a goal of owning...
Jim Royer accepts a Letter of Recommendation from Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose. Royer was instrumental in saving the life of Jaxon Harberts at an accident scene Sept. 7, 2018, Staff photo by Karen M. Jorgensen.
“God put me there for a reason,” Jim Royer said last Tuesday night after receiving a Letter of Recognition from Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose. Royer, a truck driver for McNeilus Steel in Dodge Center, was at work the morning of Sept. 7, 2018, driving on U.S. 14 when he came upon the accident at...
The Kasson-Mantorville community is getting ready for its fourth all school musical. This year they will be presenting Shrek.  After the new Minnesota Wifi Performing Arts Center opened as part of the Kasson-Mantorville referendum project, school leaders and drama department leaders decided to try...
David Hanson works on cleaning up the flower gardens outside the Ashland School on the Dodge County Historical Society property in Mantorville.
Members of the Dodge County Historical Society have been hard at work readying the Ashland School for this week’s Marigold Days celebration. “We’ve been cleaning and scrubbing,” said Historical Society member Linda Jervis. The Lions Club has helped with painting and the flower gardens around the...
The KoMets scored the first touchdown of the game, but after that it was all Mankato East as they scored 27 unanswered points to hand Kasson-Mantorville a 27-7 loss on Friday, Aug. 30. However, the game was much closer than it seems. Head Coach Broc Threinen said K-M had a good first possession...
The Kasson-Mantorville volleyball team kept their momentum from last year’s state tournament run going as they beat Rochester Century 3-0 on Tuesday, Aug. 27.  Head Coach Adam VanOort said his team’s success came from its serving and passing prowess.   “I thought we served and passed pretty well,”...
Three of the contestants for the pinup girl contest wait for their event. Left to right are “Miss Valvoline Vixen,” “Violet Belle” and “Phyllis LaRue.”
It could have been a scene from summers-gone-by earlier this month as vintage and classic cars, hula hoops and pin-up girls were at the Dodge Center American Legion Post. The evening was the latest in a series of summer car shows at the Legion Post. According to Steve Peterson of Hay- field, who is...
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz congratulates Amy Kyllo of Byron on being crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way Friday morning at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights. Kyllo was bundled up in warm clothing getting her likeness carved out of a 90-pound block of butter.
Ever since she was a young girl, Amy Kyllo of Byron always looked up in awe to the Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the highest honor given in the Minneso- ta dairy industry. After last week, she doesn’t need to look up any longer as she took on the honor herself. Kyllo was crowned the 66th Princess...


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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