Friday, March 23, 2018

Dodge County Independent

Members of Cub Scout Pack join Brea Weis in checking out some of the many cars entered in the annual Pinewood Derby, Jan. 7 at Kasson-Mantorville Middle School. The scouts include, from left, Chase Boelter, Grady Weis, Andrew Haney, Liam Huso, Emmett Oolman and Brennan Gray.
Pinewood Derby pride swept Kasson-Mantorville Middle School on Jan. 7, as 66 youngsters in kindergarten through fifth grade – Cub Scout Pack 231- raced their model cars down the big track before a large crowd. The youngsters were judged by K-M Elementary School principal Ariana Wright, Wayne...
Triton’s Drew Kelly shot 50 percent from the floor and led the Cobras with 24 points to help defeat Glenville-Emmons last week.
Over recent weeks, shots haven’t been falling for the Triton boys basketball team. Despite the issues, the Cobras have remained confident that they’re taking the right shots and they’ll eventually begin to fall. One of those moments came on December 28 when the Cobras traveled to Glenville-Emmons...
 Houseman autographed and donated this book to the K-M Silent Art Scholarship Auction.
Don Houseman just needed a little mentoring to open up as an artist. The 1968 Kasson-Mantorville High School graduate was first inspired by longtime visual arts instructor Marilyn Fredrickson, who saw more in Houseman than his athletic ability.  “I was pretty desperate to get into art,” he said. “I...
It was so cold, a record Dec. 27 low temperature of minus-36 was recorded in International Falls – “The Icebox of the Nation.” The city’s previous record of minus-32 was set in 1924. It was so cold, car seats felt like sandbags if the poor cars were kept outside, and bright neon signs whimpered and...
Kasson-Mantorville High School SADD president Amy Buehler serves pulled pork to school resource officer Jesse Kasel during an appreciation event Dec. 19. Several officers enjoyed dinner courtesy of K-M SADD members.
Zac Plein was a member of Kasson-Mantorville High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions group, not so long ago. He was on the other side Dec. 19 at his place of employment, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in Mantorville. Plein, a Sheriff’s deputy, was among several area law enforcement...
Left: A youngster displays his Christmas spirit during Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School’s all-school sing-a-long on Dec. 22. Right: Grace Arneson sings out during the sing-a-long.
You could hear them from the parking lot, Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School students singing and laughing on Dec. 22, the last day of school before Christmas break. They packed the school gym and used their considerable energy to perform “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Deck the Halls,” “You’re...
K-M wreslter Jared Johnson takes control of his quarterfinal match at the Minnesota Christmas Tournament on December 16. Johnson took home the Santa Hat by winning the 113-pound championship.
Back at the beginning of the winter season, Kasson-Mantorville Jamie Heidt was asked if there was one wrestler that stood out in his mind that stood out in his mind. The KoMets have been loaded with talent over the years and along with the usual suspects, there always seems to be one wrestler that...
Dodge County Independent managing editor Richard Johnson tries to weave his way through the pylons/pedestrians. He struck at least one.
Carter Wyttenbach echoed the thoughts of fellow Kasson-Mantorville High School students gathered Dec. 13 in the school’s north gym. You had to try and weave a pedal cart between pylons and shoot baskets while wearing impaired driving goggles. Good luck with that. “It’s weird. You can’t see anything...
Dodge County wing Lyndi Schubert tries to corrall a breakaway pass in the second period against Delano/Rockford on December 8.
When any team plays a pair of games in two consecutive nights, it’s a process that has even the best of athletes trying to prepare themselves for that situation. For high school athletes, the process becomes even more complex as they learn how to manage that scenario and how to play at their best....
A large crowd gathered to welcome the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, Dec. 5 in Kasson.
With the temperature hovering at barely 20 degrees and a stiff 25 mph breeze out of the west, the Christmas holiday spirit of the young and young-at-heart was not dampened last week.  On Dec. 5, little ones in the arms of their parents, and individuals well into their 90s started to arrive at the...


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