Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dodge County Independent

A graphic put together by Michael Anderson, Rick Bussler and Mark DeLap of Bussler Publishing was was featured on videos, news stations and media outlets in New York City as the New York press reported on the passing of Jimmy Lanza.
“When I was 4 years old I got a chance to shake John F. Kennedy’s hand, as my aunt was part of his campaign team in Wisconsin. He gave me a PT boat tie-tac. My cousin Davey Christian played on the Miracle on Ice Team in 1980 at Lake Placid. He gave me a signed hockey stick. My cousin, Betsy Wolheim...
Kasson Police Sgt. Josh Hanson, second from left, and Police Chief Kent Berguis, center, pause with Shannon Grabow, Office of Traffic Safety Enforcement Coordinator; and Scott McConkey, OTS Southern Minnesota Law Enforcement Laison. The Kasson department was honored as one of four “outstanding agencies” by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety.
Members of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety honor one law enforcement agency for each of four campaigns during the year. Scott McConkey, Southern Minnesota Liason for the department's Office of Traffic Safety division, takes into account each agency’s efforts in commitment to traffic...
Staff Photo:  Richard Johnson Kathy Klaassen, second from left, pauses for a photo with Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose, at far left; Jack Davy of the Minnesota 100 Club; and Klaassen’s children, Mark Klaassen and Jean Allen. Kathy Klaasen’s husband, former Hayfield police chief Doug Klaassen, died 18 years ago from injuries sustained while on duty. The Klaassens will travel to Washington, D.C., to honor Doug for his sacrifice.
The widow of a fallen Hayfield police chief honored locally just a few months after dying 18 years ago from injuries sustained while on duty will be making a trip along with other family members to Washington, D.C. next month to honor him for his ultimate sacrifice. Kathy Claassen of Kasson, her...
Alecia Meline
Alecia Meline was surprised to see family members gathered March 31 at her place of business. That would be Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School, where Me-line has taught first graders for nine years. The occasion: Meline was hon-ored as the school district’s Teacher of the Year, through Education...
Area emergency personnel respond to the crash scene.
Dacia Clark was driving between Byron and Rochester a few weeks ago when she hit a patch of ice and rolled her car three times. The Kasson-Mantorville High School sophomore and her passenger were unharmed. Each had worn a seatbelt. But that frightening moment hit home April 6 during a mock car...
Triton’s Courtney West leaves a trail of runners in her wake during the girls 4x800 meter relay.
It might be a little early to diagnose what types of strengths and weaknesses a team will have coming into the spring season, but after a solid performance by the Triton track and field team last week, it could be said that the distance runners will be the main attraction all season long. The Cobras...
K-M powerlifters Olivia Frantianni (left), Luke Seljeseth (center) and Mackenzie Edgar each won national titles at the High School National Powerlifting meet in Scranton, Pennsylvania last week.
The Kasson-Mantorville powerlifting team capped off a banner year for the program by heading to the High School National Powerlifting Meet in Scranton, Pennsylvania last week. K-M had already qualified for this meet which featured lifters from 20 different states thanks to their strong performance...
Robert Reeg, a 9/11 firefighter from Engine 44, called the Steele County Times office yesterday.I didn’t know the man, but I do know his friend, Jimmy Lanza, from ladder truck 43. I was informed that Lanza had been diagnosed with brain cancer last November. “Jimmy’s at Mary Manning Walsh hospice...
Art instructor Marie Torkelson is pictured with, from left, seventh-graders Alys Kleeberger and Olivia Twaddle; eighth-grader Olivia Smith; fifth-grader Megan Giese; and sixth-grader Eric Fagerlind.
Kasson-Mantorville Visual Arts educators celebrated Youth Art Month with an open house March 27 in the Learning Center at Kasson-Mantorville High School. A reception was held to honor students who had works of art exhibited during the 23rd-annual Zumbro Education District Traveling Art Show. Each...
Someone was thinking outside the box in 2008. The thought was: the cities of Kasson and Mantorville are always in need of outdoor equipment, as is the Kasson-Mantorville School District, so why not combine forces? Thus began the KM Joint Venture, a financial collaboration on outdoor equipment that...

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Kasson, MN 55944

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