Wednesday, November 20, 2019


This year’s Homecoming Royalty at Hayfield High School brought some laughter to audience members when the tallest finalist Luke Dudycha was crowned king with the Court’s shortest candidate Carly Hauschild earning the queen title. The two shared a funny moment when Dudycha crouched down and...
This year’s largest boar in Minnesota enjoys a mid-afternoon snooze during the recent Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights. He was fed on the Greg Schley farm south of Dodge Center over the past year. Charlie tipped the scales at 1,180 pounds. It is the third time the family has produced Minnesota’s largest boars over the years.
This hog would definitely give Wilbur the pig from Charlotte’s Web notoriety a run for his money. Charlie, a large hog fed on a farm south of Dodge Center, earned the distinction of being state’s largest boar at the Minnesota State Fair last month. He weighed in at a whopping 1,180 pounds. The 4-...
Board members took a break Saturday morning as they were setting up for the auction. Left to right are Rich Fjerstad-VP, Michelle Towey, Tara Bjornson, Brenna Scanlan, Clint Jennings, Nichole Holtan, Susan Rostad-Doraska, Stacy Bronson, Tanya Rieken-Secretary and Rich Rieken-President.
The Hayfield 203 Education Foundation’s benefit auction last Saturday set a new record for the amount of money raised, Foundation President Rich Rieken said. The Foundation held its third annual auction, both silent and live, at the Hayfield Fire Hall. As of Monday morning, the auction had brought...
After a tough loss last week, the Triton football team bounced back by winning their home opener 21-12 over Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Friday, Sept. 6.  Head Coach Mike Ellingson said the difference between winning and losing was getting some clutch plays.  “We made plays when we needed them. Not our best...
The Kasson-Mantorville football team started strong and finished strong as they routed Rochester John Marshall 48-14 on Friday, Sept. 6.  Interim head coach Joel Swanson said each unit of the team played well. “We had great field position. Our defense forced three and outs and the offense cashed in...
Hayfield quarterback Brady Nelson keeps the ball.
After starting the season with a win, the Vikings ran into a buzzsaw when they lost 39-19 to the Randolph Rockets on Friday, Sept. 6.  Head Coach Jeff Snider said Randolph deserves credit for pouncing on Hayfield’s mistakes.  “Randolph did a good job of taking advantage of some pass coverages that...
Both Byron football team and Plainview-Elgin-Millville (P-E-M) came into last Friday’s game with some extra motivation to win, but only one team could prevail.  In the end, the Bears eked out a 27-26 victory by scoring a 70-yard touchdown in the final minutes of the game.  P-E-M was hoping to win...
Jane Olive of the Mantorville Restoration Society served as emcee of the Thursday evening program that dedicated the new Bell Tower that houses the school bell from the original school in Mantorville. The bell itself was cast in 1860 and was originally on the school built in 1869
From 1869 until 1920 when the original limestone school building was replaced by a more modern one, the school bell had called the students to classes.  The 1921 building was used continuously by the Kasson-Mantorville School District until the current middle school was built. The building has now...
What better place to be during the Marigold Days Parade but riding in a fire truck. These two future firefighters got to ride in one of the Mantorville fire trucks and throw candy to those lining the parade route.
When William and Marylee Lambert moved into their historic home in Mantorville around Thanksgiving in 1983, they had no idea what was in store for them. The Mantorville Restoration Association reached out and invited them to dinner shortly after they moved in. By January, William was calling bingo...
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...


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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