Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Rachel Johnson and School Board member Amy Olson, share a hug during the K-M graduation on Sunday.
Four years ago, Kasson-Mantorville High School Principal Trent Langemo, and a freshman class started at the school together. Now four years later, that same class walked across the graduation stage, on Sunday. During the graduation ceremony School Board Chairperson, Kent Harfmann, spoke to the...
Karissa Otterbein says she has been drawing since she was a little child. “Since I could write I’ve been drawing,” she said. While she hasn’t taken an art class since ninth grade she has continued to draw, has been a member of the Triton Art Club and is capping her high school career by designing...
15 years ago Josh Larsen graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School. This September, the current Stewartville Middle School principal will once again be in the district, this time as the K-M Middle School Principal. Larsen was chosen after 33 candidates applied to be the next middle school...
When Hayfield K-12 Principal Grant Klennert, was preparing his high school graduation speech last week, he decided to get advice from an unconventional group. Instead of talking to other administrators or staff members, he decided to stop by the two kindergarten classes and ask the students to give...
Finally, more than a year after the death of David Riess, his wife, Lois, has been charged in connection with his murder. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office charged Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie with first-degree pre-meditated murder and second-degree murder. Riess remains...
Sister Mary Eliot Crowley is one of the Sisters of St. Francis in Rochester who are actively involved in educating people about sexual trafficking and how to recognize it.
Human trafficking is a problem even in southeastern Minnesota, members of the St. John’s Lutheran Church women’s group and their guests were told recently. Sister Mary Eliot Crowley of the Sisters of St. Francis in Rochester and Kathy Flippin, a retired nurse at St. Marys Hospital who now is a co-...
It was a fun day for area elementary students last week at the Dodge County Fairgrounds as students participated in farm safety day.
Third graders at Triton Elementary School headed to the Dodge County Fairgrounds recently for a day of learning about safety, courtesy of the Triton FFA Chapter. The students were divided into two groups with one group visiting a grain elevator while the second group was at the fairgrounds. The...
The KoMet Pantry will be opening this fall at Kasson-Mantorville High School to help make sure that all students have the food and clothes they need to be successful.
Over the last few years, Kasson Mantorville High School staff members have noticed an increase of students and families needing things like food, school supplies, and other personal hygiene items. That’s why after having success of serving about 25 families through the high school food shelf, a...
When the school buses pull away from Triton Elementary School next month it will mean retirement for long-time district employees Julie Bowman and Cindy Lutterman.
When the buses pull away from Triton Elementary School on the last day of classes next month, it will be a bittersweet day for Julie Bowman and Cindy Lutterman. The two women, who have worked for the school for 36 and 28 years respectively, will be retiring at the end of the year. They both started...
The Triton School Board approved a number of personnel decisions Monday night, several of which indicated a new direction for the administration. Contracts were approved for Mary Morem as elementary school principal and Luke Lutterman as secondary school principal. A contract for Shane VanBeek as...


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Kasson, MN 55944

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