Sunday, December 17, 2017

Dodge County Independent

Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School third-graders gather for a photo. The students, members of Jody Vossen’s class, prepared for Thanksgiving by indicating what they’re thankful for. They include: front, Delia Alberts. Back, from left, Grace Roethler, Beau Orser, Giovanni Carney, Jossalyn Burkhart, Floyd Ranvek and Dylan Meyer.
Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School fourth-graders participated this month in a pre-Thanksgiving “Grateful Challenge.” A paper chain link indicated what they’re grateful for as the big day rolls around. Mom. My Daddy. Hugs. Books. “I’m thankful for my friends, because they’re supportive and really...
Kasson-Mantorville volleyball players huddle up while the Academy of Holy Angels celebrates their victory behind them. The KoMets fell in the fifth set by a score of 15-13 which knocked them out of the championship bracket of the Class AA State Tournament.
One of the phrases that Kasson-Mantorville volleyball coach Adam VanOort reiterates throughout every season is that volleyball is an uneven sport. In every match, there are multiple ups and downs that a team has to get through to get to their final goal. Sometimes, that means playing one of the...
Rory Ginder is pictured with money she plans to donate to the Triton schools. The 6-year-old decided to help the schools after an operational levy measure failed Nov. 7.
Triton schools officials say the district may have to make difficult cuts since voters denied an increase in the 2018 operational levy. Rory Ginder is having none of that. The Dodge Center resident decided to chip in funds from her own savings account to try and help the district. “I don’t care...
The KoMets were feeling good in the closing moments …
In every sport, there are always sequences where the momentum swings backand-forth. While some sports represent the large pendulum of a grandfather clock, volleyball’s momentum shifts are more like a dog’s tail after seeing a bone out in the open. During the season for the Kasson-Mantorville...
Rosario “Chayo” Tobar is pictured with her husband, Sam Lopez, and Chayo’s granddaughter, Maxine Harris, 1. Tobar officially became a U.S. citizen on Sept. 19 in St. Paul.
Rosario Tobar is a U.S. citizen at last. The Kasson woman, known as “Chayo,” moved from Mexico in 1996, and finally took the  naturalization Oath of Allegiance this past Sept. 19 during a ceremony in St. Paul. She was among 21 people who officially became American citizens. “I cried,” Tobar said. “...
By a slim margin, voters in the Triton School District have rejected the referendum on an operating levy seeking $750 per pupil for 10 years. The referendum was defeated with 479 voting against it and 455 supporting it. Triton also had a failed referendum in 2016.
Julie Olmsted, store leader at Kwik Trip in Kasson, smiles as she cuts the ribbon during a grand-opening ceremony for the company’s new store on Oct. 26. Several local officials and Kwik Trip representatives joined in the celebration.
Kasson’s new Kwik Trip store opened with a flourish on Oct. 26. Company president Don Zeitlow joined local officials and store employees in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 6,000 square-foot facility on the south side of Highway 14. “It’s good for the community of Kasson, it’s good for our co-...
Hunter Jennings (right) is greeted by Nick Roussopolos after a touchdown run against Winona Cotter on October 24.
Back in summer camp, Kasson-Mantorville Matt Winkle had his eyes set on the upcoming season. With an electric sophomore season in the rear view mirror, the upcoming junior season for Winkle needed to be a step forward to help the KoMets reach the state tournament. With that in mind, he looked back...
“We all want the Stone Water Tower. We need to have an agreement that we can abide by, and not have to worry about it for another 20 years. Let’s move on and get this put to bed.” Chris McKern Kasson Mayor
The City of Kasson will continue an agreement regarding the Old Stone Water Tower through the end of the year while working with the Dodge County Historical Society to determine the best option for the future of the iconic 1895 structure. The agreement between the entities as to which is...
Kasson-Mantorville center defenseman Lexie Worden came up on a corner kick to score a big goal, but it wasn’t enough to topple Rochester Lourdes.
With any season that comes to an end, there happens to be a lot of immediate reflection to digest what happened during the course of the year. Sometimes, that process can start as soon as the final whistle is blown to think how much a team has grown or what they could have done to keep their season...


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